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World's Top Storm-Chasing Destinations

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Where storm-chasers can experience mind-blowing tornadoes, sandstorms, lightning, and other natural thrills from a safe distance.

Iceland: Volcanoes and Northern Lights

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The land of fire and ice produces all kinds of strange weather phenomena. By day, geyser-seeking, glacial hiking, volcano biking, and snow and ash cloud spotting can keep you occupied, while nighttime delivers glimpses of spectacularly colorful thermospheric storms of the aurora borealis. Icelandic tour outfitter Elves & Trolls caters to climate geeks with activities like caving through lava tunnels of Leiðarendi, wild geyser hunts, volcano hikes, and of course watching the northern lights (elvesandtrolls.com; tours from $397).

When to Go: October–March.

World's Top Storm-Chasing Destinations

Iceland: Volcanoes and Northern Lights

The land of fire and ice produces all kinds of strange weather phenomena. By day, geyser-seeking, glacial hiking, volcano biking, and snow and ash cloud spotting can keep you occupied, while nighttime delivers glimpses of spectacularly colorful thermospheric storms of the aurora borealis. Icelandic tour outfitter Elves & Trolls caters to climate geeks with activities like caving through lava tunnels of Leiðarendi, wild geyser hunts, volcano hikes, and of course watching the northern lights (elvesandtrolls.com; tours from $397).

When to Go: October–March.

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