Where to See the Northern Lights Before They Dim for a Decade

As the Sun enters the Solar Minimum phase in 2019, when the aurora borealis will be dimmer and occur less frequently for the next decade, now is the time to travel for a last-chance view of the Northern Lights in all of its glory.

In search of the best place to see the natural phenomena? Here are the top destinations with access to the Northern Lights travellers are heading to ahead of the new year*, perhaps to catch a glimpse of the dancing bands of colour, along with a sampling of nearby cozy homes with a view on the platform. Percentages indicate the jump in bookings from last year.

1. Sortland, Norway (950%)

2. Jukkasjaervi, Sweden (470%)

3. Inari, Finland (108%)

4. Nuuk, Greenland (106%)

5. Bordeyri, Iceland (100%)

6. Whitehorse, Canada (91%)

7. Huntsville, Canada (75%)

8. Lulea, Sweden (71%)

9. Bodo, Norway (54%)

10. Tromso, Norway (36%)

*Based on internal Airbnb data measuring future guest bookings for December 2018 in Northern Lights destinations compared to future guest bookings last year for the same time period and parameters.

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