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Never ever seen the northern lights
? Rest assured, you’re not alone. But every traveler should consider a jaunt to see the aurora borealis
with their own eyes. And while technically you could
witness this phenomenon in the summertime, your best chances for a (super) natural light show is during the colder months
, when the sky is black and dark.
Winter nights near the arctic circle offer prime opportunities
to witness this electric light display — and though the northern lights are a well-known phenomenon in Scandinavia, northern Canada, and the Yukon Territory, a few destinations on our list may surprise you. ‘Tis the season to start checking items off your bucket list (and planning adventurous travel
), so we’ve researched the best places in the world to witness the northern lights this winter. From glass igloos in Alaska
to luxury chalets
, we have you covered.