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Northern Lights

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Northern Lights

We are reaching Rovaniemi on 27 th March to see Northern lights . If some one can help us by giving more information on where and what are the chances of seeing the lights in march . Please note we are travelling only to see the lights . Please contact me on rajnish@insectshield.in also .

Thanks

Rajnish

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1. Re: Northern Lights

You are traveling ONLY to see the Northern Lights? Wow.

You might get lucky, and hopefully you do, but there is no guarantee of seeing them.

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The fact is, on a short visit you will probably NOT see the aurora borealis. If the solar weather favours you, cloud conditions may not. You need a plan A: a programme of other things you want to see and do in Lapland, with the aurora purely as a bonus if you get lucky.

On the plus side, you won't have a full moon to compete with the display for the date you mention.

Good luck!

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I will be in Lapland for a week from the 29 January 2012. We wil be based in Yllas - does anyone know fi there is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights?

Many thanks

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Yes, there is certainly a possibility, but you will need luck. You need a clear sky and even then it doesn't happen every cloudless night. One big plus for you is that your timing avoids the full moon, which can easily zap a weak aurora.

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Just been looking online and there is increased activity this weekend. Display visible for most of Sweden and Finland. Keep your eyes peeled. 21/22 should be the brightest. Good hunting folks

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Heading to Rovaniemi in a couple of days, has their been much northern lights activity lately?

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Anyone?

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We saw the lights last week on 15th Feb, they started about 6pm and carried on until about midnight ( to my knowledge because we had to sleep). We were driving through a forest where there were no street lights and stopped to look at something and noticed a long green streak running across the sky. The green streak started rippling and while we watched more shoots came came off it. We watched for a while and then drove back to the cabin in Yllas. Everywhere we drove people were coming out with cameras and were standing in the road looking up, it was quite bizarre. The lake in Akaslompolo was a popular spot. Back at our cabin the street lights were off ( was this luck or does some sensible organisation do this?) so we could carry on watching them. By this point much of the sky was taken up with them, not multi coloured but very lively moving, rippling and waterfalling from one side of the sky to the other. It was awe inspiring.

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Can anyone recommend a northern lights tour that operates from Roveniemi, we are looking for the cheapest one (we already did one already). Hoping to see them tonight.

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10. Re: Northern Lights

If you're in Rovaniemi, why not contact the city tourist info office? visitrovaniemi.fi/VisitRovaniemi/In_English.…