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The 10 most spectacular places to see the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights can generally be seen between the months of November and March, in certain places are visible even throughout the year.

The Northern Lights is one of nature's most fascinating spectacles. Every traveler should assist to the aurora borealis at least once in their life.

From the end of November to the end of March in the area of ​​the northern lights - at latitudes 65-72 degrees in the northern hemisphere - the solar particles collide with atmospheric gases, giving life to light trails with the most amazing colors.

In some places the northern lights, however, are visible all year round. The Sun has a cycle that lasts 11 years, during which the frequency of magnetic storms increases and consequently the possibility of witnessing an aurora borealis.

The 2017 year has been one of the most active years of the solar cycle, now the strength is diminishing but is still strong, thus there is big chances to witness it.

Here is the top 10 of the most beautiful places where you can admire Northern Lights

1. Alaska

The best places to see the Northern Lights are in Yukon, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Denali.

2. Denmark

The archipelago of the Faroe Islands is the most beautiful spot to see the green lights.

3. Ireland

The best places to go are Donegal County (Fanad Lighthouse, Malin Head) and Antrim, Northern Ireland. The Northern Lights show can go even further south, illuminating the beautiful Cliffs of Moher.

Cliffs of Moher

4. Greenland

Here you can admire all year round, but the most beautiful points for the northern lights are Kulusuk and Ammassalik.

5. Iceland

In fact you can see them all over the island, but the best point is out of Reykjavik, in Þingvellir National Park.

Sunrise at Thingvellir National Park

6. Finland

Among the most popular places is Luosto, where an alarm sounds when begins the aurora borealis, but also the nearby town of Sodanklya, where the Northern Lights Research Center is located, which sends a message to the hotels in the area. In Lapland, straddling Finland, Norway and Sweden, it is possible to take part in sleigh rides to admire the Northern Lights.

7. Russia

In Northern Russia, you have many chances to admire the Northern Lights. The best point is the Kola Peninsula at the city of Murmansk.

8. Sweden

Because of its microclimate, Abisko, in Swedish Lapland, is scientifically proven to be the best place to see the sunrise. In the Abkhaz National Park the darkness of the night allows incredible visions and the nearby lake, 43 meters long, creates Abisko's famous Blue Hole.

La puissance des glaces

9. Canada

The most beautiful area is between Lake Superior in Ontario and the tundra in Northern Canada. The most beautiful place is the town of Whitehorse in the Yukon territory.

10. Norway

Between the Arctic Circle and the Northern Lights area, it is one of the best spots to see the Northern Lights. The places are Tromsø, Alta, the beautiful Lofoten Islands, Svalbard and Finnmark.