I think it is time for me to make a plan to see the Northern Lights, but I am not sure how to go about it. I put off ideas like this because of my indecision. I would love for you to give feedback on this.
I have never seen the Northern Lights.
I have traveled millions of miles and visited many countries, but I have never seen the Northern Lights. I have not seen the Northern Lights on a flight in winter. I almost saw them in Whitehorse, but couldn't get it together.
I guess I shouldn't be too surprised that I haven't seen them. I have a tendency to travel to warmer climates and am solar powered, which is why I haven't had much luck with this. I need to come up with a plan to see the Northern Lights in early 2022.
There is a challenge with planning a Northern Lights trip.
There are a lot of places you can travel to that will allow you to see the Northern Lights. There are some challenges with that.
The best time to see the Northern Lights is late in the day, but the problem is that most of the best viewing spots are far away.
It can be difficult to decide how long of a trip to plan you should take, since you don't know if you'll see the Northern Lights.
I think the best approach would be to travel to a city that is far north and hope that you can get out of the city, but at the same time that doesn't give you the best odds.
What is the best place to see the Northern Lights?
I want to go to the Northern Lights in March of 2022. March is one of the best times to see the Northern Lights, and it also has the benefit of being a bit less cold and dark than January, for example. It works better with my schedule.
There are many places you can see the Northern Lights in, from Alaska, to the north, to the south, to the east, to the west. I would love to hear more specific recommendations from OMAAT readers.
Where did you go, how long did you stay, and how often did you see the Northern Lights?
What is the best place to see the Northern Lights that also has other things to offer?
There are a few initial thoughts.
I would like to go to far north in Iceland to maximize the chances of seeing the Northern Lights, so does anyone know of a place I could go? Is it realistic to see the Northern Lights in places not too far away?
I want to travel to the Canadian Arctic, but I am not sure where to go to see the Northern Lights.
I know there are many hotels in Norway that cater to the Northern Lights, many of which have glass domes.
I struggle with the cold, so please don't suggest ice hotels or anything like that for me.
I am very receptive to ideas here. I would love to know what you would do differently if you went to see the Northern Lights again.
The bottom line.
I have never been able to see the Northern Lights in all of my travels. I would love some tips to change that. I think I should have time in March to plan a trip like this, I just need to figure out what gives me the best odds, and what destination offers the best experience otherwise in terms of activities, accommodation, etc.
Have you ever planned a trip to see the Northern Lights, and what was your experience like?
Ben is the founder of OMAAT.