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Northern Lights in Finland

Finland is one of the best places to discover the Northern Lights and attracts many visitors worldwide.

Far from the city lights, you stand amidst the darkness, looking up at the sky. The Northern Lights dance across the firmament in marvellous colours, a firework created by nature itself. You are enjoying a view almost impossible to describe and an unforgettable experience in Finland.

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The aurora borealis lights the sky over Lapland on up to 200 nights of the year and on approximately one out of three nights in Rovaniemi. The best time to watch the northern lights is from September to late March. The best time to catch the Northern Lights is just before midnight, but this remains a matter of luck, and no reliable forecasts can give.

In summer, the sky is too bright to experience the light. Aurora Borealis is to see on a clear night, although its appearance is unpredictable, and it is never guaranteed to see it. Sometimes, the lights flare up for a brief moment only, at other times, a fortunate watcher may enjoy the spectacle for several hours.


Lapland and the Northern Light

The Local beliefs about the Northern Light. The Finnish word for the Northern Lights means “foxfire” and stems from the ancient belief that they are sparked by a fox sweeping - falls with its tail. The scientific term aurora borealis means “arctic dawn.”

In the heart of Finnish Lapland, you have the best chance to experience the unique charms of the mysterious Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. Rovaniemi's most famous holiday destination up here attracts many tourists worldwide, especially during the Northern Light season. Here nature’s most spectacular light show can also be viewed in a range of purpose-built spaces like ice hotels and glass igloos to luxury suites.


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  • Lattitude: 66.497022
  • Longitude: 25.724999