Alaska from The Most Stunning Photos of the Northern Lights

The Most Stunning Photos of the Northern Lights

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Alaska

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Alaska

The best time to see the Northern Lights in Fairbanks, Alaska, is between September and March. 

 

Canada

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Canada

An intense scene of the Northern Lights is visible over Lake Laberge in Yukon Territory, Canada, with silhouettes of willows on lake shore.

Finland

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Finland

Lapland, the largest and northernmost region of Finland, is a prime spot for view the Aurora Borealis.

Greenland

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Greenland

The Northern Lights put on a stunning show in Greenland. But keep in mind that they're not visible during the summer months due to the midnight sun.

Iceland

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Iceland

Mixed shades of the Aurora Borelais color the sky over the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, bordering Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland.

Iceland

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Iceland

So nice we had to list it twice! The Northern Lights in Iceland truly produce beautiful color combinations you may not see in other parts of the world, where green reigns supreme.

Michigan

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Michigan

Michigan is one of the few spots in the U.S. where the Northern Lights are visible. They are best viewed toward the end of the 11-year cycle.

Minnesota

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Minnesota

Northern Minnesota is one of the best places to view the Aurora in the United States due to its proximity to magnetic north. 

Norway

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Norway

The Northern Lights tend to intensify around the equinox months of September and March because of Earth’s tilt in relation to the sun. Plus, cities throughout Norway boast long, dark winter nights and offer optimal viewing conditions.

Northern Norway

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Northern Norway

Your best chance to see the Northern Lights in Northern Norway is between October and March during the polar night.  

Russia

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Russia

One of the best spots to view the Northern Lights in Russia is the Kola Peninsula, a region in the North of the Arctic Circle. It is close to the border between Finland and Norway.

Scotland

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Scotland

Most people might not think Scotland can see the Northern Lights, but tell that to the folks living there. Your best chance of catching the Northern Lights is up north in the Highlands or near Galloway Forest Park.

Siberia

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Siberia

Siberia is an ideal spot to view the Northern Lights, as it has long, dark nights and low levels of light pollution.

Sweden

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Sweden

Sweden is a great place to see the Northern Lights, especially if doing so is on your Bucket List. Parts of the nation are far enough north to make light shows a regular occurrence. 

Wisconsin

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Wisconsin

The Aurora Borealis brightens the night skies of northern Wisconsin when strong solar storms hit toward the end of the 11-year cycle. The colors are absolutely gorgeous.