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Aurora Guides

How to See the Aurora

If seeing the breathtaking aurora is on your life list, here are guides to help you complete your life goal. Below you’ll find articles that focus on each of the destinations where you can see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) or Aurora Australis (Southern Lights). We also have a guide to auroraphotography if you want to try and master that skill on your aurora travels.

Northern Lights Destinations

The northern lights are visible across the northern hemisphere, in a number of countries – including some surprising ones. Click to read about each destination and choose the ones in which you want to try and see the aurora.

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And here’s a round-up of the 25 best places to see the northern lights in the world.

Southern Lights Destinations

Most people don’t realize that there are also southern lights, called the Aurora Australis. These aren’t visible from as many parts of the world due to the geography of earth, but there are a few places where it’s possible. Read about them below.

And here’s a guide to the 16 best places to see the southern lights in the world.