In part one of Places to view the Northern Lights in winter; we were able to three amazing places that one can enjoy the beauty of the sky. In this part, we shall look at the other 3 beautiful places to view the Northern lights. Read through as you get amused and entertained.
- Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik is a cost friendly place that is accessible from where you can see the Northern Lights. This place is more polarized. The month of January 2015 saw many Britons (9,003) visit Iceland. This was due to the fact that Aurora B. Lights had a peak season. Besides watching the magical Lights, you can do many other activities in Iceland. Snowmobiling and skiing can perfectly be done in the Blue Lagoon that is hot throughout the year. There are Game of Thrones locations from where you can carry out Iceland hunting.
How to get there: The cost of accommodation in Reykjavik is quite high. You can check out sweeter deals from Skyscanner hotels. The flight prices charged by easyJet are reasonable. In January, the charges were EUR 95 Edinburgh, EUR 80 from London Luton and EUR 120 from Birmingham. It is possible to fly from Reykjavik to Greenland. The Aurora from here is visible from the months of late September to early April.
Best flight booking time from UK to Iceland– book 14 weeks before the date for departure.
- Northern Canada
Visiting Canada is more costly than any of the above mentioned places due to the high flight costs. The beauty of the place is that the “Aurora Oval” is visible in most parts of the country. These include the following provinces: Yukon, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Northwest Territories. There are high chances of you seeing the Lights here and at the same time have lots of activities to do for the rest of the holiday. Such activities include: snowmobiling, skiing and maple syrup. The Geographic region of Canada has amazing Dark Sky Finder and map of aurora locations. You may also consider the Toronto that is a great place. Look at these ten tips for a fantastic trip.
How to get there: Canada has 73 airports making it easier to get there.
- Scotland, United kingdom
You do not have to travel far for you to see the Northern Lights. Scotland has quite a number of places where you can find dark sky at northerly latitudes. In case the Lights do not appear, you can do other activities such as on-spec Lights chase. The Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park is perfect for winter adventure as well. The huskies hope that there will be snow during the annual Aviemore Sleddog Rally.
How to get there: Drive or fly from Edinburgh or Glasgow. Then take a train to Aviemore or take a flight to Inverness if you want to get far north. As you travel, you will be enjoying beautiful views.