Finland is a winter wonderland of breathtaking phenomena. Home to the Midnight Sun, the Northern Lights, and the Polar Night. During the long summer days, the sun remains high in the sky for a full 24 hours. In the dead of winter, it does not rise, bathing the dark night in the dazzling colours of the Aurora Borealis.
The Northern Lights
Finnish Lapland, nestled in the far North, is home to one of the world’s most stunning light shows. Here, the Aurora Borealis can been seen on up to 150 nights of the year. Discover the thrill of Aurora hunting late at night, or enjoy panoramic views of the night sky from the comfort of your bed.
The Midnight Sun
This natural phenomenon takes place above the Arctic circle during Finland’s long summer days. When the solstice hits, the sun remains above the horizon for 24 hours. With nights bathed in light, there are plenty of hours in the day to discover all that Finland has to offer.
The Polar Night
The Polar Night is the opposite of the Midnight Sun. Occurring in the dead of winter, the night lasts for 24 hours and the sun dose not rise. The dark sky is lit with the colours of the Aurora Borealis, and the landscape is bathed in snow.
Rovaniemi is home to one of the most magical destinations in the world, the Santa Claus Village. Here, you can cross the Arctic Circle, meet the red man himself, send postcards from Santa’s post office, visit the reindeer and frolic with the elves.
Reindeer are the heart and soul of Finland, a treasured icon, and used as the traditional way of travelling by the indigenous Sami people. Travel across snow covered landscapes like Santa Claus at Christmas time, enjoy a fun filled day at the reindeer races, or visit a Finish reindeer farm to discover the livelihood of the Sami culture.
Discover the beauty of Finnish nature from the back of a husky sled. This exhilarating adventure is not to be missed.
Viewing the Aurora Borealis
September through to April is prime time for Aurora hunting, with travellers being able to enjoy winter activities such as dog sledding, snow mobile tours, skiing, ice fishing, and igloo building. The further south you go, the shorter the Aurora season will be. Between mid-October and March is the best time to see the lights in the more southern areas.
Experiencing the Kaamos, Finland’s Polar NIght
The 21st December marks the winter solstice in Finland. During this month, travellers are immersed in near darkness for 24 hours and treated to a sky full of colours. December is also the perfect time to visit the Santa Claus Village and discover a traditional Finnish Christmas.
Endless Summer Days
Finland’s Midnight Sun begins near the end of June, kick starting the summer solstice and long days filled with light. Travellers can visit popular tourist sites and enjoy activities such as music festivals, coastal cruises, horseback riding, and bird watching.
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