5 Iconic Locations for Spotting Northern Lights

Kirkjufell with Northern lights - Iceland - Winter

Has it been your dream to spot northern lights, but you have searched for this awe-inspiring beauty but have not been so fortunate? Some of you may even have thought that maybe this beautiful view is only just a myth and probably does not even exist.

Well, if this is your problem, and you have been searching hard to see this beauty but have been discouraged, then not worry, this article will touch on the five most iconic locations for spotting northern lights, locations that I guarantee you will not miss it. Well, let’s get right to it.

Top Places to See Northern Light

The mistake most people looking to see this natural beauty make is their lack of timing. If the timing is not perfect, no matter the location, you are likely not to spot this natural beauty. The best time to spot this natural beauty is from March to December.

So if you have carefully timed it and looking for where best to spot it, then I will 5 locations that you are most likely to stop.

Finland, Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi, Finland Places to see Northen lights
Rovaniemi, Finland

This beautiful city is located on the northern side of the arctic and is a snow land wilderness. By day, go ice fishing and husky dog sledding through the snow land.

After a beautiful, well-spent day, enjoy your evening with a spot by the river bank while enjoying the breathtaking show of the beautiful northern light sky. This view will make you feel relaxed and leave you free of stress and worry.

Canada, Yukon

Lake Laberge, Yukon Territory, Canada
Lake Laberge, Yukon Territory, Canada

This is a very beautiful place to visit and is home to a diverse culture, with people who are all so lovely and welcoming to tourists.

You could spend your daytime visiting the cities most iconic locations, from their restaurants, to parks, taste their most amazing dishes, and then finish each they with a breathtaking view of their amazing northern lights. And to make your view even more amazing, you could rent a telescope, for an even better view.

Greenland, Ilulissat

Ilulissat, Greenland
Ilulissat, Greenland

This is a small town located on the western coast and is home to over 5000 people. So if you are searching for a place to retreat to and get away from the noise and rowdiness of the city, then this is the place to visit.

In this city, you would find peace and tranquility. This town is also reliable when it comes to weather conditions due to its lack of rain and low-level breeze. This town further gifts you with a beautiful northern light view.

And with reliable weather conditions, you can decide to view this lightened sky at any time.

Iceland, Reykjavik

Kirkjufell Mountain and Waterfall in Iceland
Kirkjufell Mountain and Waterfall in Iceland

This town has a lot to offer, being home to volcanoes and Geothermal pools, and amazing tourist centers.

Because of this city’s amazing rich activities, no one will hold you accountable if you miss this amazing phenomenon. But if you know what you are really here for, then you would arrange your movement to witness this beauty.

Norway, Tromso

Norway, Tromso
Norway, Tromso

This city has its reputation for being a perfect place to locate northern lights due to it being located in the heart of Aurora, Hampshire.

No matter how much occupied you are with your visit; I guarantee that you can not miss it.


This article has shown some iconic locations where you are most likely to find Northern lights. So if you wish to view these awesome natural phenomena, then I guarantee you will not be disappointed.


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