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Best Months to see Northern Lights in Finland [2024]

Best Months to see Northern Lights in Finland [2024]

The best time to see Northern Lights in Finland is December to March.

This season the you are most likely to see the Northern Lights December to March in Finland. Northern lights occur up to 200 nights a year, but they are not always visible due to bad weather or poor visibility.

Finland is know for it’s Northern Lights. You are most likely to see northern lights in Lapland in autumn or spring.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Use application such as My Aurora Forecast to alert when northern lights are visible
  • Best time to see Northern Lights in Finland is December to March
  • Stay away from city lights and light pollution
  • Autumn and spring are most likely times to see northern lights
  • 5-7 night vacation will increase you possibility to see northern lights
  • Northern lights can occur up to 200 times a year in Finland
  • Use your phone camera app to spot Northern Lights better
Tips for spotting northern lights

We recommend using the application My Aurora Forecast to alert you to possibly visible northern lights. The application is free to use and can be found on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Use your camera app on your phone to see northern lights more clearly. The lens in all modern smartphones is superior at spotting northern lights than a naked human eye. Try taking a photo with a long shutter speed to see northern lights more visibly!

Contrary to popular belief, the best time to see the northern lights is in autumn and spring. The best time to see the Northern Lights is during the Equinoxes – the 23rd of September and the 20th of March. This is when the sun appear directly above the equator resulting in the maximum amount of Northern Lights on the Northern & Southern hemispheres.

The best place you are most likely to see the northern lights is in Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi.

Are Northern Lights visible from Helsinki?

Northern lights can be seen from Helsinki, but it is very rare. The light pollution can have an effect on the ability to spot them, but it does happen.

When looking for accommodation in Helsinki or Turku, Norden Homes can provide your accommodation for both short- and longterm stays. Have a look at the accommodation we have to offer from here.

By: JOOA LEONAMAA updated in 27.10.2023

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