The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, can be observed from late August to early April. In our area of Lapland we often have cold winter nights with clear skies. Camp Three Rivers is located in wilderness away from artificial sources of light. The Northern Lights are amazing to see!  You have an excellent chance of seeing them here and we will do our best to help you experience it!

Experts say the Northern Lights occur on average every other night in Lapland. Sometimes they last only a few minutes, other times they may continue for an hour or more. The sky must be dark and clear in order to see them. If you would like to see the Northern Lights, it is advisable to stay at least several nights and avoid the few nights closest to the full moon, which brightens the sky considerably. Having said that, we have seen Northern Lights many times despite the moon being full and we have had cloud cover or simply no lights on the new moon. Luck is involved!

Aurora activity can be predicted with some short term accuracy. Here are some links to our favourite sites providing Aurora Borealis information and forecasts