07/12/2011 18:10 GMT | Updated 06/02/2012 05:12 GMT

Top 5 Places to Gaze at the Northern Lights

Next year heralds the start of a solar maxim, resulting in some of the most spectacular displays of the aurora borealis in the past 50 years. Here at Black Tomato we're choosing our pick of the best places to see the myriad dancing hues of the most spectacular light shows on the planet.

top 5 places to see the northern lights