Join us between 6 and 12 January 2019 for this Northern Lights and Polar Night photography workshop in Utsjoki, in the very north of Finnish Lapland! We will photograph the winter landscapes in the unique twilight of the polar night, meet reindeer and their herder, and of course attempt to catch the beautiful Aurora Borealis.
The solar minimum may be on its way but it does not mean that we will not see Auroras anymore in Lapland. A coronal hole created enough disturbance to spark bright Auroras in Inari. Check out all the pictures from the best northern lights display that I have ever witnessed.
With unreliable weather forecasts, we had a very challenging Northern Lights Excursion around Inari with my guests from Australia. They came from so far away and it was their only chance to see the Aurora Borealis! Check out how we find the Northern Lights between Inari and Utsjoki after so much driving!
When I travelled to Lapland at the occasion of the Inari Camera Borealis festival, I also guided a few guests to see and photograph the Aurora. On 18 November, despite the rather weak forecast, we were in for a treat!
This year 2017 has provided amazing displays of Northern Lights up in Northern Finnish Lapland. Check out my own 7 favourite pictures of the year.
As landscape photographers, we often prefer impressive sights. Those usually happen around sunrise or sunset, with clouds at the right place, sun at the right angle, and bright hues of orange, red and/or pink all around. But landscape photography in the fog is also possible and actually quite exciting. I tried a minimalistic approach there on the Kaunispää fell in Saariselkä, Finnish Lapland, to make the best of this day.
Where is the best place to see Northern Lights is a question that is frequently asked to me. I have done extensive research before travelling myself to see the Aurora, and have concluded that Inari is the best place for this. There are scientific, cultural and touristic reasons for this. Check them out here.
I attended to the "Nightless night photography workshop" that was organised by the Inari-Saariselkä tourism board in July. You see, the sun does not set for nearly 3 months in summer in the north of Finland. It literally stays above the horizon all this time, day and night. This is the definition of the Midnight Sun. So it is easy to understand why the event is called "Nightless night photography…
I am often asked how often it is possible to see the Aurora. My answer is that on a clear night, it is almost always possible to catch at least a glimpse of the northern lights. And with a bit of luck like I had during the first week of March, it is even possible to have a 100% success rate and 6 nights with great Aurora around Inari in…