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Autumn is delivering (again!)

Inari 26 Credit Markku Inkila

We are blue in the face from telling anybody who will listen that autumn is an excellent time to search for the Aurora Borealis. Scientific research and findings from various esteemed Solar Physicists repeatedly point to increased geomagnetic activity (and hence, Auroral displays) in the weeks around the autumn and spring equinoxes.

The big question therefore, is; has this new aurora hunting season started well?

The answer, unequivocally, is yes. It’s a massive YES, YES, YES.

The first weeks of September have sent even the most seasoned of Aurora Hunters into a state of veritable rapture. Across Northern Europe’s Auroral Zone, our guides, photographers and understandably delighted clients have gazed in wonder at some truly sensational displays.

Nothing compares to standing beneath a full-blown Aurora and watching the lights swirl hypnotically across the night sky. However, we can’t all be there at exactly the right time so here are a few images taken in recent weeks:

Torassieppi - 8th September 2018, taken by Antti Pietikäinen

Torassieppi 33 Credit Antti Pietikainen

Inari - 9th September 2018, taken by Markku Inkila

Inari 25 Credit Markku Inkila

Menesjärvi - 10th September 2018, taken by Timo Halonen

Menesjarvi 10 9 18 Credit Timo Halonen

Saariselkä - 9th September, taken by Markku Inkila at the Northern Lights Village

Saariselka 2 Credit Markku Inkila

If you would rather see the real thing, however, it is worth noting that we haven’t even reached the equinox yet. There is no reason to believe that auroral activity will drop in the coming weeks, indeed, it could very well increase.

Basically, if you are looking for an autumn break with a genuine difference, it’s well worth considering a trip north in search of the magical Aurora Borealis.

Click here to find out more about our autumn Aurora breaks

Image Credits: Markku Inkila, Antti Pietikäinen & Timo Halonen

Read 2509 times Last modified on Wednesday, 03 October 2018

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