Experiencing the stunning natural phenomenon of northern lights aka aurora borealis is high on the bucket list of many visitors in Finland. Seeing the night sky turning alive with dancing natural lights is a magical experience that will stay with you the rest of your life.
Aurora borealis are most common in the very north of Finland in Lapland and during the dark nights of winter. Summer time you’ll be out of luck with the aurora borealis: instead you’ll experience the midnight sun, which is pretty mind boggling phenomenon too.
Best Places to see Aurora Borealis
Several hotels in Lapland are specialized for tourist looking for aurora borealis. The hotel rooms are designed that in mind having big windows pointed towards the night sky, and you can even ask for a wake-up call in the middle of the night, when aurora borealis enlighten the sky.
The most famous such hotel is Kakslauttanen, which rooms are romantic glass igloos in Saariselkä.
Another great hotel geared towards the aurora borealis tourists is Aurora Estate in Ylläs.