Northern lights above a forest

Northern lights in Lapland

Visiting Lapland is on many people’s bucket lists – and it’s clear why! Lapland, located in the northern regions of Finland on the lip of the Arctic Circle, is one of the world’s most well-preserved treasures. Spanning hundreds of kilometres and filled with snow covered landscapes, there is so much to discover in this hidden gem.
There are so many things to do in Lapland, and one of the most sought-after wonders are the Northern Lights. This unique natural phenomenon can only be found in the northernmost and southernmost parts of our Earth, and is one of the most breathtaking sights one can ever behold.


What are the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)?


The Lapland Northern Lights can be described as flashing, moving green, yellow, blue and pink lights across the sky. It almost looks unreal when you see it in person, like somebody is creating the colors and shapes using special effects.
In actual fact, the Northern Lights is a completely natural phenomenon. Believe it or not, the aurora borealis is set in motion by activity on the surface of the sun. There are such things as “solar storms” that occur on the surface of the sun, giving off electrically charged particles. These particles interact with the particles in our atmosphere and lights up the night’s sky in the most magical way in Lapland.
When you complete a Northern Lights tour in Lapland with Wildmaker, you’ll learn all about the aurora borealis, and why you can only see this spectacular natural phenomenon in the Arctic Circle.


Northern Lights Tour with Wildmaker


When you visit Lapland with us at Wildmaker, you will get the most authentic Lapland experience around. No busy tourist areas, no light pollution, just the most stunning, raw environment and the most experienced, veteran tour guides in Lapland.
On our Winter Week Experience tours, you will learn all about how to predict and track the Northern Lights. Each Winter Week Experience features a Northern Lights tour in Lapland. Step
outside one of our cosy Lapland log cabins on a clear night and you’ll be able to view them from the comfort of your own front porch.
Even when the Northern Lights aren’t showing their magnificent colors, you will be able to see a sky full of the most dazzling stars, and will even see the Milky Way! If you bring a digital camera with you, you’ll get a tutorial from our expert guide on how to photograph the Northern Lights!
At Wildmaker Lapland, we are headquartered and tour more remote locations than your average Lapland tours or tourist spots. The absence of light pollution on our tour gives you the best view of the Northern Lights in the whole of Lapland. Our experienced Lapland tour guide has a wealth of knowledge and expertise about aurora borealis (Northern Lights) and can make this a once in a lifetime experience for all our guests.


When to see the Northern Lights in Lapland


You are most likely to see the Northern Lights during the winter months in Lapland. On any of our Winter Week Experience private tours, you will have the opportunity to see the Northern Lights approximately every other night, weather permitting. You can even watch from the window of one of our beautiful Lapland log cabins if you want to stay warm and cozy.
Want to learn more about our Northern Lights tour Lapland? Contact us today for more information about the trip of a lifetime to Lapland!

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