Best places to see the Northern Lights: Northern Alaska, Canada, bits of Greenland, northern Scandinavia and northern Scotland -- all located somewhere between 66 to 69 degrees north -- are all blessed with some of the world's most active Northern Lights displays. Here are where to have the most spectacular Northern Lights trips.
Muonio, Finland: A destination doesn't need many -- or any -- man-made attractions if it has a view like this.
Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland: Reflections from water make viewing the Northern Lights even better, says the Aurora-chasing photographer Moyan Brenn.
Tromsø, Norway: This "Paris of the north" doesn't need an Eiffel Tower to light up the sky.
Unstad, Lofoten, Norway: If you're looking for more actions while watching the dancing lights, Lofoten is home to the northernmost surfing school and surfing championship.
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland: Dog-sledding in Greenland + viewing the Northern Lights = unforgettable experience.
Abisko, Sweden: Clouds are the Aurora fan's big enemy: Abisko's prevailing winds mean there are hardly any.
Paatsjoki, Finnish Lapland: The chances of viewing the Lights here are around 90%, says one Aurora guide.
Yellowknife, Canada: Aurora Village -- small place, great views of you know what ... and heated chairs.
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States: A hot spring and an aurora display: comfort and grandeur rolled into one.
Aurora Australis: The Southern Lights can be harder to view than their northern hemisphere counterparts but they're just as awesome.