Finland land of the Midnight Sun

With a large part of the country not seeing a sunset for 2 months every summer, Finland is truly the land of the Midnight Sun. In summer, north of the Arctic Circle (and south of the Antarctic Circle), the sun does not set at all. It remains visible around local midnight, which is why we call this the Midnight Sun.

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First real time northern lights video

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!

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Spring birdwatching on Hornøya

After a wonderful summer on the Varanger peninsula 2 years ago, I decided to return in the middle of March, for some spring birdwatching on Hornøya island. I was based as most of the years in March in the north of Finnish Lapland, which allowed me for a long day road trip and back. What a great idea this was! The trip itself is a treat for the eyes, with…

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Autumn in Lapland is a new favourite

This year, for the very first time I travelled to Inari, Lapland in September. The northernmost region of Finland is famous for its colourful foliage during this time of the year, but I could never make it in the fall before. So, let me tell you why autumn in Lapland is now a new favourite of mine. Lapland in autumn After being bathed 24 hours per day in daylight during…

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Alkefjellet bird cliff in Svalbard

The Alkefjellet bird cliff is probably one of the most famous ones on the Svalbard archipelago. It is the home to approximately 100,000 Brünnich's guillemot that come there to breed after winter. Knowing this, the translation of Alkefjellet from the Norwegian language makes a lot of sense: the guillemot mountains. It is located on the west side of the Hinlopen Strait, on the island of Spitsbergen. Now let's just stop…

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