The boletes are rising! It's mushroom picking time and our dehydrator is on all the time!
Moderate aurora activity.
We are now in 'Astronomical Night' period - officially it's dark enough to see the aurora.
Warm, wet & cloudy.
What makes early season auroras special? It's still relatively warm. +10°C last night at midnight.
Strong aurora activity.
Our bounty is this big bolete. We've been extending our foraging range and heading further north to look for these beauties.
Low aurora activity.
Clouds & rainy periods.
The auroras are returning with the darkening nights. This is from midnight last night.
Officially we are in 'Nautical Night' period, but if the auroras are strong we can see them.
A lichen paradise. Mushroom season has arrived and we are picking every day! Foraging is such a great way to explore the forests here - you notice the smallest things when you are looking for mushrooms.
Nautical night period.
Our aurora season starts in 2 weeks. We are now taking bookings for the Aurora Chase. Cameras, tripods, remote controls and professional instruction provided. And you get to keep the memory card with your very own pictures of the aurora.
Nautical night period - possible to navigate using the stars, but not enough to see aurora.
Clear skies and still very warm.
We pick all our own berries for Arctic Frontier. Here, cranberries are a delicious topping for our home made ice cream with crushed gingerbread and lingonberries. Join us for a Wild Food Cooking Workshop to learn how to make your own!
White night period.
The clouds and rain are coming!
This blog provides information about current aurora activity in Finnish Lapland and the viewing conditions. Northern light photography requires aurora activity, clear to partly cloudy skies, and preferably little wind. Look out for occasional tips to get you ready for your own Arctic photography adventure.