This Week on Instagram: Aurora Borealis

What do you daydream about?

There are usually two kinds of dreams.

There are the dreams that are so far-fetched they can be distinctly categorized as pipe dreams or a daydreams—something unattainable, no matter how hard you work towards them.

And then there are the realistic dreams. No, we’re not talking the nightmares that jolt you awake, sweaty and disoriented. We’re talking about the dreams that make you want to reach out and touch them, if only to make sure if they’re real—the kind that make you want to pinch yourself to make sure you’re actually asleep.

Witnessing the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, is, without a doubt, the latter kind of dream. The best part? Witnessing the surreal beauty of this natural phenomenon is only a plane ride away. Let these photos inspire you.

Skoga Falls, Iceland

Kiruna, Sweden

Jokkmokk, Arctic Circle, Sweden

Denali, Alaska

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 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Hemnesberget, Norway

Selfoss, Iceland

Ólafsfjörður, Iceland

The Northern Lights

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About the Author

Alexis Betia

Alexis Betia

From city rat to island child, Alexis Betia has done a full 180 in her search for beautiful places. She’s learned the value of turning left where most people turn right, and of reaping the rewards of saying “YES!” to the universe. Books and beaches are her best friends.