8 Most Beautiful Northern Lights Shots from Finland

Did you know that Finland is one of the best places in the whole world to see the Northern Lights? Seeing the Aurorae light up the sky is often at the top of the bucket list of travellers arriving to Finland. As the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, their appearance cannot be guaranteed, but the norther you go, the better are your chances.

Although the amazing lights are always there in the earth’s atmosphere, they can only be seen when the conditions are right. The best aurorae watching season starts at the end of August when the nights get darker – and ends at the beginning of April when the nights start to get lighter. The further away you are from the cities’ light pollution the better – and this is why Finnish Lapland’s vast wilderness is the best place of all.

Witnessing the phenomenal night sky above you is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many. But in Finland, some photographers are lucky enough to have witnessed the dance of the Northern Lights on many memorable occasions, season after season. We asked eight Finnish photographers to share their most beautiful Aurora shot of all time and tell the stories behind these mesmerising photos.


In Lapland, swapping the hustle and bustle of ski resorts and cities to the peace and quiet of the wilderness takes mere minutes.