Seeing the Northern Lights glowing in Lapland’s night skies is an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience for tourists. Northern Lights are created by solar wind-charged particles colliding with the Earth’s atmosphere. People come to Lapland from as far as Asia to experience this natural firework display.

Nowadays, recording the Northern Lights is something that almost anyone can succeed at: new generation cameras with sensitive image sensors have made it easier than ever before to photograph the Northern Lights.

In Pello, the company company called Johka offers northern lights safaris and excursions. More information HERE.

                VIDEO: Northern lights in Pello in Lapland, Finland (video by Joulupukki TV Oy)

The Municipality of Pello is located in the picturesque Tornio River Valley in western part of Finnish Lapland. The Arctic Circle runs through Pello: this being the case, thanks to its northern location, Pello is an outstanding place for viewing the Northern Lights. As Pello is a rural municipality with little “artificial light pollution” during the winter nights, it is easy to watch this unique natural phenomenon even from the municipal centre.

We welcome you to Pello and the beautiful Tornio River Valley to witness arguably the most beautiful natural phenomenon on Earth!


Northern lights page of Finnish Meteorological Institute:

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Natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights on Wikipedia:


Northern lights – Aurora Borealis in Western Part of Finnish Lapland. Video by Markus Kiili