Best Time and Places To See The Northern Lights In Europe

Best time to see the northern lights is in winter between the months of October and April.

During these months the night sky is darker in winter and there are fewer daylight hours. 

The northern lights are a natural phenomenon that you can witness at far northerly latitudes.

You can only see the aurora borealis in the Northern Hemisphere, whereas the aurora australis is visible in the Southern Hemisphere.

The best places to see the aurora borealis are the Nordic countries of Iceland, Norway,  Scotland, Sweden and Finland

The Northern Lights is the outcome of the sun ejecting charged particles into the atmosphere to create the appearance of colorful lights across the sky

The northern lights tours take place in the evening and many hotels offer aurora wake-up calls should the lights show up in the middle of the night.