We just returned from Utsjoki in the far north of Finnish Lapland, where we held a very successful Northern Lights photography workshop. Together with Australian photographer Lisa Michele Burns and local company Aurora Holidays, we guided a group of 7 enthusiastic photographers from all over the world through the wonderful landscapes of Finnish Lapland during the so-called Polar Night. First things first: northern lights photography workshop The Aurora (aka the…
For several seasons I wanted to make a real time northern lights video, but due to the lack of adequate equipment, I did not get a chance to do it. In March 2019, just before my last trip of that winter season, I acquired a Sony A7s mirrorless camera, which is famous for its clean very high ISO capabilities. Time to shoot my first real time aurora video!
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 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.