Do you realize that half of the year has already passed? Summer is in full swing as we enter the second half of the year. The intense heat has not been letting up, in fact, it’s been getting hotter day by day! On that hot note, why not start planning a trip for the end of the year? Let’s get started on planning for a special winter trip!☃️❄️
The natural phenomenon of aurora lights shimmering in the dark night sky is a mystical sight. If you’ve only seen an aurora through media or your imagination, why not experience it for yourself in person with the help of Incheon Airport? We’ll be talking about all things Aurora today, with a list of the best places to observe the aurora lights 🌌from all over the world. We’ve done all the dirty work, so now all you have to do is book a flight!
Nature and the wild preserved perfectly at Yellowknife, Canada
Yellowknife, located in northern Canada, is probably a lesser-known aurora observatory. However, in actuality, it has been recognized by NASA as the largest observation site for Aurora. It is a place where aurora is observed for more than 240 days out of the year. Basically, if you spend three nights here, you’re almost sure to be able to enjoy aurora for at least one night.
You can spend the night waiting for aurora in this Aurora village⛺, the same village that remodeled the teepee, the traditional Native American house. Or ride a Jeep as you go Aurora hunting for a picture-perfect night. The moment you see the aurora lights dancing in the night sky will be an unforgettable one.
Aurora doesn’t start until the sun sets completely, which leaves the question, what do you do during the day? Experience the culture of Native North Americans or enjoy the thrilling speed of dog sledding. We also recommend you to relax over some buffalo steak paired with a glass of wine 🍷.
A small and romantic fishing village, Tromsø, Norway
The Lofoten Islands in Norway, often called the Paris of Northern Europe, is considered the most romantic fishing village in the world 🦀. There is an Aurora Laboratory in Tromso in the Lofoten Islands. That alone speaks volumes on how much the aurora is actively observed there. Most Aurora observation sites need to be deep in nature to escape the city lights. This is even more the case for Tromso, being isolated from the city, so you can enjoy the aurora lights in a quiet and peaceful setting. 😌
Aurora shines a mysterious green color. Depending on the Aurora Index (KP Index), you may see dancing aurora shimmering across the sky or even pink and purple aurora. The typical aurora clocks in at about KP 1-3, but on the rare occasion, you may see one at KP5. If that’s the case, soak those red aurora lights in as you are being treated by Mother Nature. 👀
Santa Claus’ hometown, Rovaniemi, Finland
Did you know that Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland in northern Finland, has been officially certified to be the home of Santa Claus? 🤣 It makes for an interesting fun fact that excites the child inside all of us. Similar to scenes we saw in fairy tales, it’s a place that has a gentle and warm aura despite the freezing temperatures. 🎅🎁
Active aurora hunting and exploring a village known for aurora lights at early dawn hours can be exciting and suspenseful, but there’s another unique way to catch the phenomenon. Imagine lying on a comfortable bed in an igloo hotel, looking up through the glass ceiling to watch the aurora lights stretching out across the sky.
There are different activities you can partake in to create special memories in Lapland. You can wear snow shoes and walk on a dazzling snow mountain (aka snowshoeing) or ride a reindeer sled🦌 as if you were Santa Claus. In the summer, you can also experience the white night phenomenon where the sun is out for all 24 hours.
A bucket list should not be a list of mere wishes, but a list of actions you must take. If you like to travel, “observing aurora” should definitely be included on your list! Why not start planning a trip to one of the Aurora attractions ✈️ Incheon Airport listed to make for an unforgettable experience? Traveling is great to escape the mundane everyday grind, but it also can be a great source of strength to help you endure the hardships of the daily grind too. 🍀