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Feel The Power of The Northern Lights

The northern lights are a mysterious natural phenomenon. Unpredictable and usually appearing only on very cold nights, these enchanting illuminations have, through the ages, aroused feelings that they have magical powers beyond human comprehension.

  • The True Land of “Fox Fires”

    In Finnish, this phenomenon is called revontulet, which means “fox fires”. In other countries it is known as the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis, the northern dawn. The Aurora season begins in Finnish Lapland as soon as the nights start becoming colder – this far north, that’s at the end of August.

  • Fox Sparks and Magic Spells

    In bygone days, people believed that the auroras were created by foxes running over the tundra emitting sparks. On the other hand, the ancient Finns also called magic spells by that name, so we could also think of the Finnish name for the Northern Lights as meaning “spell fires”.

  • Lightning Without Thunder

    The auroras have been said to be thunderstorms without thunder, like a storm that hasn’t grown to the point of releasing sound yet.

  • A Harbinger of Things to Come

    In ancient times, people thought the auroras were harbingers of future events. In some areas they promised frost, in others blizzards to come.

  • The Time of Aurora Babies

    These days, many people believe auroras have a beneficial effect on fertility. This belief has probably been influenced by the undeniable fact that spending a night under the Northern Lights is by far the most romantic way to spend your holiday.

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