Best Places for Northern Lights in Europe

Europes Northern Light (Aurora) Places

Northern lights in Europe

The Natural Spectacle has always been a wonder for the mankind. Especially, for the people living in the northern and southhern part of the World. There were no explanation until the Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland was the first one who could explain the reason behind. His theory, which is still valid, is that particles from the Sun were sparking the Marvelous Lights. The particles are captured by the Earth's magnetic field and chanelled down to the Polar Regions.

Eskimos, believe that they are the souls of animals. Spiritual ones even believe that as the auroras shine closer to the those who are watching them, that they will envelop you, and take you to the heavens.

Noted that, auroras in the Northern Hemisphere are called "aurora borealis", "aurora polaris", or "northern lights", and in the Southern Hemisphere "aurora australis", or "southern lights".

Best Places for Northern Lights in Europe

"Aurora Borealis" or "Northern Lights" if you would like to see this natural phenomen in Europe than we are inviting you to the one of the below listed cities.

FINLAND - Kakslauttanen

Scandinavian Finland

With the untouched Lapland wilderness, Kakslauttanen has a beautiful location which is 322 km (200 miles) north of the Artic Circle. It is a very popular destination for the experiencing the northern lights. The season lasts from late August to late April. While being there do not miss the surrounding of Kakslauttanen. Urho Kekkonen National Park is also nice opportunity to see.

NORWAY - Svalbard Island

Norway svalbard

Svalbard is an island which belongs to Norway and is in the Arctic circle. In addition to aurora hunting wildlife, glaciers, ice caves and the silence is also nice to explore.

The northern light season is between November and February. In addition, the second reason why visitors are traveling to Svalbard is a different natural phenomen. the "Polar Night". Between mid-November and end of January, Svalbard is without daylight and there are often more aurora viewing possibilities.

ICELAND - Reykjavik

Scandinavian Iceland - northernlights

Iceland is one of the Scandinavian countries and is located close to the Arctic Circle. Therefore it is one of the best places to enjoy the northern light from Reykjavik. The aurora borealis most often is seen between September to October and March to April. Iceland is an island and has many other opportunities for visitors like Geysers, Blue ice and Volcanoes. In addition, if you are a diver don't miss to experience the Silfra Fissure.

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