Northern Lights

Aurora borealis - the northern lights - the World's Most Amazing Natural Phenomenon

The pulsating and multicoloured northern lights are born at a height of about 100 kilometers above ground level as electrically charged particles collide with the earth's atmosphere near the magnetic poles. Northern lights can be seen from the beginning of September until April (but not every night). Our summertime isn't dark enough for seeing northern lights (we have the midnight sun). There are northern lights in 200 nights in Saariselkä region every year.

The Lonely Planet Blue List 2007 describes the northern lights as ”the World's Most Amazing Natural Phenomenon”.

Visit Finland:

Google Street View (Northern Lights, Finland):

A La Carte Lapland:

Arctic Academy:

Aurora Borealis page by Tom Eklund:

Aurora borealis photos by Tiina Törmänen:!/portfolio/G00004hnB5gMW3U4

Arctic Circle Information:

Aurora in Levi center:

Aurora photos by Studio Tunturi-Lappi: (choose Aurora on the left)

Auroras now: and

Aurora Village (Ivalo):

Doze off under the Northern Lights: Travel Portal:

Finnish Meteorological Institute:

Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen (one of the best places for seeing Northern Lights): and

Jouni Jussila:

Kiela Naturium (Northern Lights planetarium in Muonio):

Lapland Auroras:

Lapland Finland:

Life in Lapland (Hunt Auroras with me in Rovaniemi):

Nellim Wilderness Hotel with Aurora Bubble & Sarmi Aurora Lodge (an adventure based ecotourism company in Northern Lapland, in new Aurora Bubbles you can fall asleep looking up at the star-lit sky from your cozy bed):

Northern Lights Adventures (Wilderness Safaris Saariselkä):

Northern lights forecast:

Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis (best places and time to see it):

Northern Lights paintings:

Northern Lights Ranch:

Oulu University:

Pinterest (The Northern Lights in Finland):

Polar Image (Aurora webcam & photos):

Polar Travel:

Rento matkablogi:

Santa Television:

Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory:

Space Weather Prediction Centre:

Studio Tunturi-Lappi (Aurora movie):

The Guardian - Northern lights photography, the aurora selfie snapper:


Visit Finland (The Northern Lights - Sparked by the Fox?):

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