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Five Reasons We Love Autumn Aurora Hunting

Autumn is coming and we just can’t wait to see a new season of the Northern Lights!

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Why are we so excited about autumnal Northern Lights? Here are five good reasons!

  1. Clearer skies and warmer temperatures!

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Autumn’s weather is generally a lot calmer than other Aurora hunting seasons. This means slightly warmer temperatures, less cloud cover and therefore clearer skies. Not only is it a more pleasant time to wait for the lights to appear,  but in terms of actually seeing the Aurora, clear skies mean there’s a higher chance to spot the lights dance in the sky when solar activity is in full swing!

  1. Flushed with colour!

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Autumn in the Arctic Circle is simply stunning. It brings those gently burnished colours by day and dancing Auroras come nightfall.

  1. The magic of the autumn equinox!

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Solar activity is believed to increase in the weeks around the equinox and in our experience, this is true! Last September saw five nights in a row of mystical displays above Finnish Lapland. With those chances, why wouldn’t you give autumn a go?

  1. Two Auroras for the price of one!

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The ‘big freeze’ is yet to happen in the Arctic and if you’re lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights by a lakeside, you’ll definitely be in for a treat if they’re also reflected upon the still water!

  1. Oh-so-quiet!

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Travelling in autumn is frequently overlooked in favour of the winter months. Autumn is a much quieter time to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Lapland.

Feeling inspired? Take a look at our Autumn breaks here!


Photography by Antti Pietikainen, Markku Inkila & Graham Greenway

Read 1816 times Last modified on Wednesday, 30 May 2018

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