Top 3 Questions on the Northern Lights
What are the Northern Lights?
The Northern Lights are a light phenomenon that occurs in the arctic sky on clear, dark nights. The Northern Lights vary in color from pale whites and greens to vibrant pinks and red. The most common color is green. The brightness of the lights can depend on the amount of light pollution around; the colors will be stronger the further away you are from the villages.
When is the best time to see the Northern Lights?
One of the best times to see the Northern Lights is on a dark autumn night, you can also see the beautiful Northern Lights in mid winter, from January to March. There are a number of websites that you can check to see the forecast of the Northern Lights,
Am I guaranteed to see the Northern Lights?
Unfortunately there is no guarantee of seeing the Northern Lights, but that is what makes them so special when they do appear. This winter the auroral activity has been on the rise and the the Northern Lights have appeared often in Ylläs.
There is a video available of the Northern Lights in Ylläs on You Tube. The video is filmed by Juha Nilivaara.