Where is the best place to see Northern Lights?

Published on 13th February 2012 by Shing Yoong


The Northern Lights have been on the tip of everyone's tongue, especially since Joanna Lumley and the BBC recently sighted it in a one-off documentary. Just like Lumley, the viewers were enthralled and inspired in equal measure as the camera crew captured the enigmatic sequence of colour forms.

There is no one definite place, but we certainly know where you're most likely to see them, and those places lie in the Arctic Circle. We suggest the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway which was featured no.4 in The Telegraph's Ten Ways to See the Northern Lights. The unique experience about seeing the lights in the Lofoten Islands is that the surrounding sea often maximises any sighting of the Northern Lights by the spectacular, mirror reflection it produces.