Of course, one of our main reasons for visiting the Icehotel in the Swedish Lapland 200 km north of the Arctic Circle was to see the Aurora Borealis. Over our three nights, we selected evening activities that would get us out in the wilderness away from the light pollution. Night one was snowmobiling, which was awesome, but because it was snowing there were no lights. Night two was dog mushing with our own sled and team of huskies. An amazing experience, but again it was snowing and so no visible lights.
The forecast for last night was clear, which got us really excited, especially since the final night’s activity was photography. A professional photographer picked us up at the Icehotel, took us to her studio where she gave each of us a DSLR and tripod, and then proceeded to teach us the proper settings and the perfect way to catch the Aurora Borealis. We then went 90 minutes further north…and waited…in the freezing cold.
The lights finally appeared, dancing up and down and creating amazing arches! My favorite picture is below, full trip report and activities review coming up.
Note this post was originally posted last night with technical errors and has been reposted with working links