5 PLACES WHERE YOU CAN CHASE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN EUROPE Aurora Borealis or the northern lights is one of the most amazing phenomena happening in the world. Appearing over the skies of northern poles, this splendid play of lights is a dream of most travellers. The phenomena happen when the electrically charged particle from the sun rays collide with the gases of the earth atmosphere. To witness the phenomena isn't an easy task, it takes a real traveller to reach the north poles and watch this natural extravaganza of lights. However, it's an event that would make you feel that your life was all worth living for witnessing the play of lights over the sky. There are many budget European vacation packages that now allows everyone to enjoy and witness this elusive Northern Lights. Watching northern lights has become an essential unavoidable itinerary in a European tour. So our trip expert suggests you 5 places from Europe where you can witness Aurora Borealis at its best painting the sky. Abisko, Sweden Abisko is situated in Lapland province near the Norwegian border. It's also a national park which hosts cross-country skiing events and other winter games. Between September and March, you can visit the light pollution-free locations in the National park to watch Aurora Borealis. You can get affordable stays at Abisko Turiststation, a village connected by railway to other parts of Sweden. Inari, Finland A land of exquisite beauty, a land where every climate is beautiful. Inari is one of the best places to watch the lights playing over the sky and a land of vivid culture. the lake of Arctic circle, Inari is the Finnish capital of indigenous reindeer herding Sámi people. The place offers effortless chances to see lights unfolding all through Inari. Alta, Norway This land is known as 'The Town of the Northern Lights'. The climate is mild compared to other northern lands of Norway. The UNESCO protected rock carvings and Sami culture of the land makes this piece of Norway a unique experience. One can visit during the winter to see Aurora Borealis filling its skies. Alta also has the world's first Northern light observatory. Set on
Akureyri, Iceland Akureyri is Iceland's second largest city and a major tourist destination. Rent out a car for 7 days and explore the north or you might also want to hop on a boat and explore the nearby islands Hrísey or Grímsey. Since the city is much towards the arctic circle, Northern Lights are only visible when it is dark and the sky is clear, so you can only search for them during wintertime, as the summers in Akureyri are very bright. Jukkasjärvi, Sweden Jukkasjarvi is a magical land in Kiruna region of Sweden. The major attraction is the night flight operations for watching northern lights. You also have an option to tour to Esrange Space Center, where you can admire Sweden’s starry skies if the Aurora isn’t visible. Add some thrill by riding on the snowmobile to watch the light’s play. Hope this list helps you to find the best place to watch the Aurora Borealis or the northern lights during your European vacations.