The far north’s long Polar Nights are the longest and darkest of the year — perfect for seeing the elusive aurora borealis.
Will you make 2019 the year you see the Northern Lights? A winter phenomenon in the northern hemisphere, the dancing green lights are the result of charged particles from the sun colliding with nitrogen and oxygen atoms.
They have to be seen to be believed, and there's no better time than in January, with the long Polar Nights in the Arctic Circle maximizing your green sky time.
From ringing in the new year under arctic skies to visiting the world's coldest inhabited place, we've selected 16 places you should consider heading to — all between 66 and 69° N latitude inside the Arctic Circle — this January to see the awesome aurora borealis in bloom.