Rovaniemi-based photographer Aki Mikkola, Instagram’s “Prince of Lapland,” shares where to take the perfect summertime shot.
If photographer Aki Mikkola could invite anyone, living or dead, to accompany him on a summer trip through Finnish Lapland, he knows just who he’d pick – and what they’d do:
“I’d go aurora-hunting with Freddie Mercury! After party: campfire and guitar,” he laughs.
Born and raised in Sodankylä, Instagram’s “Prince of Lapland” is famous for his stunning photographs and videos of Finland’s natural beauty, and in particular, the spellbinding Aurora Borealis.
So, how does he take such amazing shots? In addition to years of practice, Mikkola credits Lapland’s pristine nature and stunning topography for providing the perfect picturesque environment. Here are some of his favourite elements and places to photograph during summertime in Finland’s northernmost region.