Originally Posted by jtur88
The aurora is worth going to see. I've seen it once, too far south to be in color, but I got the full vivid effect. It is eerie, because your eyes are seeing something that your logical mind cannot account for. The movement of the aurora wafting through the sky resembles a sheer curtain being wind-blown across your field of view. It's hard to sleep at night after seeing that, the image won't go away.
Any thoughts on Alaska, Iceland, vs. Norway for seeing them? In terms of cost, other stuff to do, chances of actually seeing the lights, etc.
(I live on the US East coast).