In January, the arctic town of Tromso in northern Norway is easily one of the best locations for a northern lights holiday. Situated over 300km inside the arctic circle, the aurora borealis are viewable between 6pm and 1am every second day at the very least.
On almost the opposite side of the world, Canada provides another amazing place to see the northern lamps. A one hour each way snowmobile ride north of Lake Superior, Ontario, offers another awesome display of the lights. Similar to Tromso, this is one of the coldest options for your trip, so be sure to pack your thickest and warmest gear! It is definitely not recommended to attempt the snowmobile ride yourself, especially if you have never lived in the area or experienced related climates. Fortunately this doesn't affect your trip, as you can easily seek professional guidance. There are several tour operators in the area that do just that. Be sure to look around to get the best deals.
The city of Reykjavik in Iceland is our final contender to get the best place to see the northern lights. From the city itself, displays are not as spectacular due to the amount of street lighting affecting the view. Not to worry, further out from the city you can observe the lights perfectly.
While we believe these are among the best places on the planet to see the northern lights, there are a number of other options. These include Sweden, Finland, Lapland, and Alaska. If you can't seem to arrive at a conclusion, there's no reason not to find them twice, or more, considering most locations have an abundance of other activities including puppy sledding, skiing and much more. What better time to start organizing your northern lamps holiday.o