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The hunt is on - The new Northern Lights season has begun!

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After several months of waiting, the 24-hour daylight of the ‘Midnight Sun’ has said goodbye for another year. Last week the news that Aurora hunters everywhere had been waiting for finally arrived – the 2020/21 Northern Lights season has begun!

Last week the skies over Finnish Lapland were filled with the glorious shimmering green streams of light as the Aurora danced in the night sky. Our friends and partners at Apukka captured the moment in all its glory as the lights twirled over the treetops of the surrounding wilderness.

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A relative newcomer to our range of Finnish Northern Lights destinations, Apukka has already become a favourite amongst the team here at The Aurora Zone. We particularly like its fabulous range of accommodation from the Aurora 360 Cabins to the amazing Ice Cabins. Apukka also offers a great range of Northern Lights hunting activities such as their Snow Train, snowmobiling, dog sledding and, for the very brave, Aurora ice floating!

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Another great benefit of Apukka is its location, only 10 minutes’ drive from Rovaniemi airport, making it easy to maximise your time in Finnish Lapland. Of course, despite its easy access to the airport, Apukka still enjoys an isolated location away from the light pollution of the city, with plenty of vantage points for spotting the Aurora.

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The darkest nights are not yet upon us, but it won’t be long until the extended nights arrive. In fact, the hours of daylight will go from around 15 hours to just over 11 hours between the end of August and September!

With long hours of darkness just around the corner, it is easy to understand why we are excited about what Lapland’s coal-black skies will deliver this autumn and winter.

As always, we will be on the lookout for all the best displays that the 2020/21 season will bring with it and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Keep watching this space.


Click here to find out more about our Northern Lights holidays to Apukka in Finnish Lapland.


Image Credits: Filippo Dias
Read 246 times Last modified on Friday, 04 September 2020

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