The Best Travel Destinations for Winter Fun and the Northern Lights

Northern lights in Norway
Northern lights in Norway. Image by John Huang from Pixabay

If you’re a fan of all things winter, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a short list of some of the best places to travel to enjoy all the best that winter has to offer. Keep reading to see some of our top recommendations for winter wonderlands!


It should come as no surprise as to why Iceland is first on our list. This destination is not only a winter wonderland but is also a must more budget friendly spot. Iceland is a great place to plunge into hot springs, see the Northern Lights, and delve into Viking history. The Northern lights are visible almost anywhere in Iceland during the winter months, because of its dark skies! Bundle up and prepare to be blown away by some of the most natural wonders in the world.

Tromso, Norway

Next on our list is Norway. With many beautiful cities to visit, we recommend Tromso for seeing a magnificent display of Northern lights. Norway is also perfect for travelers who love winter activities such as ice fishing, dog sledding, whale watching, and petting reindeer.

Lapland, Finland

Lapland is one of the most iconic places to see the Northern Lights in person. The best time of year to go is between late August to early April. Temperatures in Lapland can drop to below freezing, even in summer, making it a great place to stargaze, ski, or dog sled, even in the summer! Lapland is the ideal destination for those looking to escape scorching hot summers typical in Europe or in the Americas during these months.