Three famous aurora views

Rovaniemi, Finland
Murmansk (Russia), Yellowknife (Canada), Rovaniemi (Finland) are the three places you can watch the beautiful aurora borealis.

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In astronomy, aurora is a rare phenomenon. Light like magical bands are produced when charged particles from the solar wind collide with the earth's upper atmosphere, 100 to 400 km above sea level. Upon reaching the earth, these winds are blocked by the upper atmosphere, creating electromagnetic conflicts. The result is continuous bands of light, like colorful ribbons in the sky.

Yellowknife, Canada

Yellowknife is the largest capital of Northwest Canada. This is one of the top tourist destinations to see the aurora, because it is located in the "Aurora Oval", in low latitudes and less light pollution. This place has a flat ground without obstructions so it is convenient for visitors to set up a camp to "hunt" the northern aurora borealis.
Yellowknife, Canada
In the chilly atmosphere of Yellowknife, the colorful shimmering strips attract visitors. Photo: Shutterstock / Ken Phung.
The aurora phenomenon occurs in the period of the sun and usually in late autumn and early spring. Therefore, you can observe the aurorae most of the evening in October. Other places in the country of maple leaves can see aurora like Wood Buffalo National Park and Jasper National Park.

Rovaniemi, Finland

If you intend to hunt for aurora borealis in Northern Europe, the ideal time is from October to early March next year. The Rovaniemi region in Finland is one of the world's most famous aurora sights.

Visitors need a place with a clear sky, a bit of luck and patience waiting. The aurora may suddenly appear and disappear in 2 minutes, but sometimes you will be able to admire the magical light that lasts for 3 hours.
Rovaniemi, Finland
October - November and February are the peak time when it is easy to see aurorae in Northern European countries such as Finland, Norway, Sweden ... Photo: Shutterstock / Victor Maschek.
Another unique activity when visiting Rovaniemi is riding on sled dogs. The tow dog consists of the leading dogs take duty on the turn and the dogs act as wheels. Here, visitors also do not miss the opportunity to meet "genuine" Santa Claus, still working every day. Locals and tourists gradually call this place the village of Santa Claus, instead of Rovaniemi. Not only Christmas, but Santa will also welcome guests at the office every day of the year.

Murmansk, Russia

Murmansk is the northernmost province of Russia, along with several provinces in Norway, Finland, Alaska (USA) and a part of Canada located on the Arctic Circle. Due to the cold weather, the capital Murmansk has just over 300,000 residents, equivalent to the number of tourists coming here every year. Besides Yellowknife (Canada), Rovaniemi (Finland), Murmansk is also a place to watch the aurora borealis attracting tourists.
Murmansk, Russia
Aurora strips in the northernmost province of Russia. Photo: Shutterstock / Kotomiti Okuma.
Besides "hunting" the aurora borealis, visitors to the Murmansk region should visit the village of Teriberka, located on the coast of Barents - part of the Arctic Ocean. It is famous as the filming site of Leviathan - the film that won the Cannes Prize in 2014. In addition to Teriberka, you can come to Sami village with unique experiences such as riding a professionally trained husky sled, sit on reindeer trailers or ice fishing.

Three famous aurora views Three famous aurora views Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on October 09, 2019 Rating: 5

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