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.
The next session of the Nightless night photography workshop will take place between 27 and 30 June 2019. This year, the workshop will be in Finland's largest national park: Lemmenjoki National Park, and I will be one of the instructors.
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…
I am often asked what is the best time to see the northern lights. Unfortunately, there is not any easy answer to this, except than say: the northern lights can appear any time of the night, as long as the sky is dark enough.
The beginning of January marks the end of the polar night in Finnish Lapland. This means that the sun appeared again above the horizon, after remaining invisible for weeks at a time. Check out the amazing colours.
Many people wonder how I plan and what I do when I go Aurora chasing in Finnish Lapland. Last winter in January I had an amazing night chasing the northern lights north of Inari, with some great displays. Here is the story of a somehow typical evening for me in Finnish Lapland.
Even just around the corner from Ivalo airport, there are plenty of photo opportunities. If your flight is delayed, don't just stay in the terminal if you can leave!