If you can’t see the aurora in person, then a webcam view might be the next best thing. Here you’ll find a list of all the webcams that are set up to capture the aurora, sorted by north to south. The map below shows exactly where they’re located.

The best webcam is at the Northern Studies Center in Churchill, Manitoba. It is the only one I’m aware of that actually captures live video, instead of pictures. It’s embedded at the bottom of the page.

Keep in mind that most webcams will shut off in the summer when there is too much daylight.

NameCountryLocationUpdate Interval in Minutes
University College London All SkyNorwayLongyearbyen, Svalbard5:00
AuroraMAXCanadaYellowknife, NT0:06
Northern Studies CenterCanadaChurchill, MB0:00
Lights Over LaplandSwedenAbisko5:00
Geophysical InstituteUnited StatesFairbanks, AK0:20
EarthCam Hotel RangaIcelandHella1:00?
Willow Aurora CamUnited StatesWillow, AK0:00
Auroracam HDCanadaAthabasca, AB0:15
Shetland Cliff Cam 3UKSumburgh, Shetland0:00
Rothney Astrophysical ObservatoryCanadaCalgary, AB1:00
Grand Forks Aurora CamUnited StatesInkster, ND0:00
Northwoods Aurora CamUnited StatesDuluth, MN1:00
MtAdams.TVUnited StatesTrout Lake, WA5:00
NEOC StarcamUnited StatesMillinocket, ME10:00
Sebec Lake StarcamUnited StatesSebec Lake, ME10:00
SkywatcherNew ZealandTempleton15:00
National Institute of Polar ResearchAntarcticaShowa Station0:06