Places to see the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights is something that everyone should try and see once in their lifetime. I have yet to see the Northern Lights myself but I have been looking into possible trips. It is something that I would really like to write about for the Patricia Bech Travel Notes at some point.

While I have been doing my research, I have been looking at some of the best places to see the Northern Lights. Here are a few of the recommendations that have popped up on the radar.

The Kakslauttanen Resort in Finland (


It seems that you don’t have to travel too far from the UK to see the Northern Lights. Finland is one of the most popular places to go. Apparently, the lights make an appearance nearly every other night during the winter months, so there is a pretty good chance that you will see them here. There are great places to say as well, including cosy glass igloos at the Kakslauttanen resort for maximum viewing opportunities.


Again, not too far away is Norway. I have been to Norway once before and it is a very beautiful place. There is much to see in the country and the landscapes are nothing short of stunning. The hot springs and waterfalls also attract tourists to this part of the world.


Further field is Alaska. If you want to go here, I have been told that you need to wrap up warm as it is obviously freezing cold! It is a great place to see the lights. The wildlife is supposed to be just as impressive as the main show and you will spot grizzly bears and birds of prey.


Another place I have wanted to go is Iceland. Again, the countryside here is supposed to be lovely and you will find more hot springs and outdoor spas, which attract plenty of visitors. This means it is more of a holiday than just a visit to see the Northern Lights.

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