Northern light safaris take you to the best possible northern light spotting locations. The safaris take you far from the light pollution of the populated centers, where the stars shine bright on the night sky and the conditions for aurorae are ideal. There are many options to choose from: you can travel by a snowmobile, on snowshoes, by foot, or even on a canoe. During the safari your guide will share interesting facts and stories about the northern lights. The quiet rural nature of Lapland will make the safari an unforgettable experience.
Although the appearance of the northern lights is somewhat unpredictable, the lights can be reasonably predicted within a close time frame by analyzing space data and weather conditions.Aurora Alert Real Time website shows you the latest information on possible visible northern lights in the area. The website also has a map that shows you the best spots to see northern lights near you. You can also download the free Aurora Alert Realtime application to your mobile device. The app alerts you of any possible nearby northern lights sightings. Search for the app by typing “Aurora Alerts Pyhä'' or “Aurora Alerts Luosto”. The app works best with a data connection (not wi-fi).
Arctic Academy’s Northern Lights programme tells you everything you need to know about the northern lights and discusses the phenomenon both through science and old folklore. At the end of the programme a tour guide shares the latest information on current space weather and gives you a forecast on whether the northern lights will be visible in the next few days, or not. The contents of the audiovisual show have been created by space physicist Esa Turunen. The show can be booked for a minimum of 8 people. Read more here.