When should I go to see the Northern Lights?
Best time to see the Northern Lights is during what we call the “aurora season”, it's the time of the year where the aurora is most visible in the arctic. This is the period between the beginning of August until beginning of May. The aurora are technically active all year long but you cannot see it during the summer time in the arctic because of the bright midnight sun. We will look into how to see the aurora later in this article so keep reading!
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Where should I go to see the Northern Lights?
There are plenty of Northern Lights locations you can visit all around the world but choosing the place and country is the most important factor. There are regions on our planet where the aurora will surely be displayed during the aurora season and it’s called the auroral zone or aurora band. It’s located in a high latitude where the aurora is visible frequently. For you to plan your Northern Lights trip for the first time, it’s best to get as close to the aurora zone as possible. Which are the countries such as Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Russia where the auroral band stretches around the globe.
What kind of clothes should I pack?
To be able to see and photograph the aurora you are expected to spend your night outdoor most of the time. Here you should at least prepare for -10°C. Remember the Northern Lights are visible during the wintertime in the arctic therefore you should be prepared for an extremely cold temperature 🥶