Seeing the Northern Lights in Finland

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Nature's most spectacular light show is as mysterious as it is captivating, and catching sight of the elusive Northern Lights from Finland is especially unforgettable. Here are a few ways to help ensure you catch Aurora Borealis in all is glory.

When to Go
Travelers hoping to catch the Northern Lights in the Finnish wilderness typically head out there sometime between late September and March. During these winter months, guided tours take explorers out into the countryside between 11pm and 2am, when dark, clear skies offer the best environment to take in the display.

Where to Go
Tours depart from destinations including Levi, Rovaniemi, Saariselkä, and Ylläs, taking travelers deep into the arctic countryside to see the lights.

How to Go
Visitors hoping to see the Northern Lights in Finland can choose from a broad range of travel options and adventures. Huddle around a campfire on a remote lake shoreline and watch the skies come to life, enjoy a traditional Lappish picnic surrounded by frozen tundra, or pull on a dry-suit and float in a frozen lake in the Finnish wilderness. And wherever you are in the countryside, one of the most scenic ways to experience the Northern Lights is on a reindeer sleigh or snowmobile—traveling by moonlight across the snow-covered fells and frozen lakes to a remote vantage point far from the city lights.
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