Remote, wild and beautiful, there aren’t too many places that will make you feel more detached from the modern world. Pair that with a colourful blanket of solar wind and magnetic interference, and the Northern Lights in Canada might just be the best natural experience imaginable. You can see the show as early as late-August, running through the winter months until early spring.
Greenland’s third largest city is home to just 5,000 people – indicative of just how sparse the region really is. Found on the western coast, Ilulissat provides the opportunity to swap people, noise and disturbance for unadulterated nature.
Arriving at the zenith of the Swedish wilderness is richly rewarding, for Kiruna provides a quality aurora show without the tourists. Populated by just 18,000 people, a journey into the Arctic is like a journey to the unknown. Or stay at the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, a place with fewer than 600 inhabitants. You can catch the lights between October and March here, although it’s not uncommon for a display a little earlier and later during periods of extended clear weather.
4. Yukon, Canada
Updated for the 2021/2022 season – to ensure you have a strong chance of spotting the celestial ballet, we’ve put together a list of the top destinations based on regularity, quality and accessibility.
Watching the Northern Lights in Greenland is very accessible, thanks to the lack of rain and low levels of wind, bringing stable, enjoyable conditions. In addition, Ilulissat is conveniently based in the heart of Greenland’s aurora belt to add further reliability. Between the months of September to April is the best time to visit in this region, and additional daytime activities such as dog sledding and Arctic caving round off the experience.
Situated north of the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi is the epitome of snow-laden wilderness. By day, go husky dog sledding, ice fishing or embark on a snowmobile safari, building up to the epic evening – Northern Lights in Lapland. With a similarly Scandinavian September – April optimum viewing time, you can plan a trip to Rovaniemi at your convenience. Best of all, it’s the home of Santa, making it the ideal place to take the kids for a Christmas to remember.
Like Tromso, the best months to see the Aurora Borealis are between September to April. For an uninterrupted viewing experience, journey to Hofdabrekka, near Vik in southern Iceland, and enjoy the show in mesmerising isolation. Direct flights to Reykjavik are competitively priced and the capital is very walkable, making it great for a quick getaway.
We’ll keep you update when and where you can get your hands on PS5 stock as soon as it becomes available.
Very has also offered the chance to buy PS5, though stock on the individual console shifted within seconds. We’ve seen inventory sticking around a lot longer when paired with full-priced accessories, however, and Very regularly refreshed its stock over the Xbox launch day and console pre-order period. Definitely keep checking in with this one then.View Deal
The PS5 is currently out of stock at most retailers but PS5 restocks have been popping up over the last few weeks, with the Sony Direct queue and Target offering more chances to buy PS5 in the US and over in the UK rumors are spinning of a massive PS5 restock hitting over January.
When will you be able to buy PS5?
If you’ve missed out on PS5 stock until now, don’t panic. It’s likely retailers will offer up more chances to buy PS5 in the near future. These opportunities will all be equally competitive, however, so you’ll want to stay tuned for the latest updates right here.
PS5 DualSense controller: $69.96 at Amazon
Amazon has the PS5 DualSense controller in stock for $69.96 right now – but we don’t know how long this inventory will last as the day goes on so we’d place your order sooner rather than later.
However, if you’re after bundle deals and can hold off, you might want to think about buying PS5 when stock settles down further into the new year.
The US stores below carry the PS5 consoles regularly, are among the retailers that we track as part of our PS5 restock Twitter tracker in the US, with the Best Buy PS5 restock the next likely American store to have the PS5 available to buy.