Northern Lights Pictures That Will Make You Feel Like You're There

The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, are one of the most mesmerizing natural phenomena in the world. These gorgeous lights form beautiful streams of color in the night sky, from fascinating hues of green to pink. Across the Northern Hemisphere, you may be able to spot the amazing lights in these places around the world.

Fairbanks, Alaska

The aurora borealis over the tree line in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Yukon, Canada

A spectacular display of aurora borealis forms a green band over the snowy Yukon Territory in Canada.

Lapland, Finland

Gaze into the beautiful northern lights sky while escaping to a getaway cabin in Lapland, Finland.


A colorful view of the aurora borealis in Greenland.

Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

The northern lights shine in the sky above a picturesque glacier in Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland.

Lake Superior, Michigan

A beautiful display of northern lights over Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Mackinaw City, Michigan

Michigan may be home to beautiful waterfalls, but sometimes the northern lights are the main attraction.

Cook County, Minnesota

The northern lights are one of the top natural wonders you may discover in Cook Country, Minnesota.

Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

The northern lights over the waters of Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, near the Ash River Visitor Center.

Senja, Norway

The aurora borealis in the night sky over Senja in northern Norway.

Tromsø, Norway

The aurora borealis in Tromso, Norway, during the winter season.

Murmansk, Russia

Take a scenic train ride to the Kola Peninsula of Russia to get a good look at the northern lights in Murmansk.

Galloway Forest Park, Scotland

A stunning display of aurora captured in Scotland, considered by some travelers to be the most beautiful country in the world.

Kiruna, Sweden

The aurora borealis over a beautiful forest in Swedish Lapland.

Kirkjufell, Iceland

Stargaze under the northern lights around Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland.

Manitoba, Canada

The night sky is lit by the aurora borealis inside Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada.

Lofoten Islands, Norway

Green northern lights shine in the sky of the Lofoten Islands of Norway.

The Isle of Lewis, Scotland

A historic place of worship is illuminated by the northern lights on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

The aurora borealis paints the northern skies with color at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia.

Yellowknife, Canada

A breathtaking view of the northern lights near Yellowknife, Canada.

Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

The northern lights shine over a snowed-in village in Sweden.

Reykjavik, Iceland

The northern lights are seen over a house near Reykjavik, Iceland, one of the trendiest travel destinations of the 2010s.

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Stars shimmer through the green swirls of the northern lights in Greenland.

Saadjärv, Estonia

The aurora borealis is visible above Saarjärv lake in Estonia.

Jasper National Park, Canada

The northern lights over the Canadian Rockies in a forest on Pyramid Lake at Jasper National Park, Canada.

Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania

Snow-capped trees sit under the beautiful night sky with a colorful aurora borealis.

Lake Kleifarvatn, Iceland

The aurora borealis at Lake Kleifarvatn, Iceland.

South Higgins Lake State Park, Michigan

The beautiful lake of South Higgins Lake State Park underneath the colorful northern lights in Michigan.

Port Crescent State Park, Michigan

The aurora borealis dances over majestic mountains in Michigan.

Olafsvik, Iceland

An empty road sits under the northern lights in Olafsvik, Iceland.

Denali National Park & Preserve, Alaska

From mid-August to mid-April, experience the northern lights as well as amazing wildlife at Alaska's Denali National Park & Preserve.

Nome, Alaska

An old truck sits in the snow as the aurora borealis lights up the sky in Alaska.

Abisko, Sweden

The northern lights in Abisko, Sweden, at Lake Torneträsk.

Lake Myvatn, Iceland

The green northern lights illuminate the dark sky in Lake Myvatn, Iceland.

Anchorage, Alaska

The northern lights over the inlet of Anchorage, Alaska. The northern lights are one of the many gorgeous natural wonders around the world.