The best time to see the Northern Lights is during cold, dark nights with clear skies. Some regions of the world have sightings year round, but your odds are greatest during winter when the nights are longer, colder, and clearer. Quick Tips for Aurora Spotting:
Escape the city lights. Light pollution affects visibility of stars and aurora. Where possible, leave cities and seek out dark skies. Be in the know-how of realtime aurora sightings: Every aurora region has realtime alerts to let people know about aurora sightings. In this article, we've included the specific aurora alert systems for each country though Aurora Alerts is generally popular worldwide. Go at the right time: Aurora are more common in winter due to the extended hours of darkness. Clear skies are essential. 10 Beautiful Places to See the Northern Lights – Bucket List Adventure Iceland. Source. ...
Fairbanks, Alaska. Alberta, Canada. Tromsø, Norway. Kulusuk, Greenland. Aberdeen, Scotland. .
The Faroe Islands, Denmark.
Photographing aurora: This can be tricky, so do your research ahead of time. Check out A Globe Well Travelled's guide to snapping the aurora clearly and brightly.