The Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, occur in the Arctic sky on clear, dark nights. The lights are caused by solar winds interacting with the Earth's magnetic field in space and consequent electrical rain into the atmosphere, which makes atmosphere glow in colors green, red, violet and blue.
Statistically, the northern lights in Lapland are most likely to be seen from mid-August to mid-April. Every year, the Northern lights are a common sight at Pyhä-Luosto and the past few years have been excellent for observing the northern lights. Seeing the northern lights is believed to bring good luck!
You can observe the northern lights on your own or with a local guide. For example, the guided northern lights tours on snowshoes, cross county skis and snowmobiles. If you want to photograph the northern lights, you can book a photography tour where the right camera settings are checked with the guide. When interested in booking the guided tours, we recommend you to contact service providers in advance.
Aurora Alert Realtime, will be offered free of charge to all visitors in Pyhä and Luosto. Visitors will be able to access it via a mobile data connection or using free Wi-Fi networks offered by local businesses. A paid Aurora Alert Realtime SMS service will also be available.