Northern Lights and illuminated Teepee in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Why Go: Areas around pristine Lake Superior in Ontario and Northern Canada's tundra back-country are prime viewing spots. Head to the town of Whitehorse within the Yukon Territory to best see the swirling lights. Sometimes, the glowing sky can be seen as far south as the American border, but stick to Canada's vast wilderness for your front row seats.
There is no exact science to seeing the Northern Lights, and that there’s never any guarantee. Though from the northernmost fjords of Norway to the snow-enveloped wilderness of Alaska, here are some of your best bets.
A streak of pink; flashes of aquamarine; dappled purples and blues merging into each other. These are the Northern Lights and they’re one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets. While the show is setting the sky ablaze up above the northern coast, grab your camera, take your chance, and take some shots. These photos – and memories – will stay with you forever.