Finnish Lapland sits within the Arctic Circle and is the land of the midnight sun, but in winter the opposite is true. The sun stays hidden just below the horizon and it’s not uncommon to be eating your lunch in the dark. While this might not be for everyone, the long periods of darkness do give you the perfect conditions to see the aurora borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.
It’s easy to see why this phenomenon is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world as green streaks of light dance across the sky. If you are a keen photographer it’s important to pack your tripod and a good camera if you hope to take some amazing photos. Unfortunately viewing this wonder is never guaranteed and luck does play a part in whether you get to see them.
***Photo provided by our respected Colleague Mr Warren Duncan640