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Best places to see the northern lights

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Iceland

Iceland is another hotspot of sorts for aurora seekers. While winter is not the most pleasant time of year to visit this aptly named island in the North Atlantic, Iceland is one of the best destinations for viewing the northern lights. If the sky is cloudless, it is possible to see the lights often during the autumn and winter months.

Tourists can spend their time in the relative warmth and comfort of the capital city of Reykjavik and wait for the right conditions to occur so that they can join one of the many aurora borealis tours that leave from the city and head to northern areas of the country on buses to seek out the lights.