11 Nov 2015

  • Aurora Photo: Fredrik Broms

On more than one traveller’s list of things to do before you die, you’ll find ‘See the northern lights’ jotted down. Rightfully so – these lights are one of nature’s most jaw-dropping displays. Here are the best places to watch them in Sweden.

In Sweden, the northern lights usually occur during the winter months through late March or early April, but they can be spotted as early as September in the northernmost parts.

Your best chance of catching a glimpse of the northern lights is on cold winter nights when the sky is clear, dark with little to no moonlight, and cloudless. You need to be away from city lights, which dilute the effects of these natural phenomena, so head out into the countryside.

On clear nights, the northern lights can be visible from most locations in Swedish Lapland, occurring between 6:00 and 14:00, with the strongest shows happening between 22:00 and 23:00.

For those willing to brave the cold on winter nights, here are some of the best locations in Swedish Lapland for viewing these phenomena.

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