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6 Destinations to see the Northern Lights

I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights, also known as aurora borealis. It can be difficult to see them when there’s a lot of light pollution in the area, so seeing them generally requires a trip out of the city. When you’re in need of an escape, head north to one of these remote locations. And yes—each of these photos were taken in the locations mentioned here!

Westfjords Region, Iceland

Iceland should be on your travel bucket list for so many reasons – add seeing the Northern Lights to the list!

Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Don’t want to leave the states? Alaska is your best bet for catching some aurora borealis rays.

Muonio, Finland

This particular spot is pretty remote, but the view will be worth it.

Flakstad, Norway

Unsurprisingly, a second Scandinavian country makes the list. 

Abisko National Park, Sweden

Rounding out our Scandanavian trio, of course Sweden needs it’s own mention!

Inuvik, Canada

If you’re looking to stay in this hemisphere but still want to go international, Canada has some amazing spots to view the Northern Lights.

You’ll be seeing me in at least one of these places… some day! 

Laura is a fourth-year Communication Studies major with a Spanish minor at UGA. She spent a semester working at Disney and can say with confidence that lovebugs are not as great as the iconic Jonas Brothers song made them out to be.
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