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Chasing Auroras in Finland

18 Feb 2019, 12:02 UTC
Chasing Auroras in Finland
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As described in a blog post I wrote last year, my wife and I took a trip to Tromso, Norway in late April 2018. While there we caught a planetarium show all about the aurora borealis or 'northern lights', with some wonderful time-lapse photography. We were hooked and decided that at some point in the future we would like to see such displays first hand for ourselves. Our Tromso trip was too late in the spring to see the auroras, so we'd have to plan another trip in the future, during a more opportune time for viewing. Fast forward to early this year. My wife every year has a two week winter holiday from school, and this year it was to take place in mid-February, so this was our chance to try and see the auroras. A promotional deal from Wizz Air to Turku, Finland quickly helped us determine our starting point. After arriving in Turku we travelled by train north to the town of Rovaniemi (home of none other than Santa Claus), right at the Arctic Circle: this was going to be our home base for three days. Rovaniemi has many tour guides and providers to take visitors on ...

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