Revontulet Valtavaaralla, Ruka-Kuusamo

Northern lights

The northern lights are part of Lapland’s charm

The northern lights may appear all year round, but sometimes clouds or bright summer nights make it impossible to see them. The northern lights cannot be reliably predicted, which is why seeing them is believed to bring good fortune.

The best places for catching a glimpse of the northern lights are in open or high places outside of residential areas, away from the glow of street lights. In the Ruka area, Juhannuskallio (that you can reach by car) and the Valtavaara and Konttainen area are great places for viewing the northern lights.

On the Posio side in Riisitunturi, an adventurous northern lights watcher can spend the night in the open wilderness hut on the peak of the fell. A clear sky or minimal cloud coverage are preconditions for seeing the northern lights.

You can admire the Northern Lights in Ruka webcam in real-time and also as saved images. 

Ruka Northern Lights webcam

You can track the probability of seeing the northern lights with apps such as free My Aurora Forecast (available in Google Play). 

Stunning double aurora

Double aurora, or the northern lights reflecting on a calm water surface, is on the wish list of many tourists who have travelled a long way to see it. This experience is possible on the shores of lakes or ponds in Kuusamo in August–November.

Enjoying your holiday in October–November is also a sustainable choice that promotes tourism all year round!

Accommodation under the northern lights

Under a glass roof, you can admire the northern lights while comfortably lying on your back. The unique accommodation options range from villas for a few people to large log cabins.

Many of our accommodation providers who specialise in northern lights holidays have paid particular attention to operating in a manner that respects nature.

Iisakki Glass Village on upea majoituskohde revontulien ihailuun
Chase the northern lights

You can participate in an environmentally friendly guided northern lights safari on a reindeer sleigh, riding on a Finnhorse or embarking on a snowshoe adventure.

The wilderness is also easily accessible by snowmobiling or sitting in a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile.

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Services related to the Northern Lights:


Basecamp Oulanka

Kujalan Porotila

Kujalan Porotila Reindeer Farm

Kuusamon Lintumatkailu

Kuusamo Nature Photography


Magical Pond

Special accommodation

MyTrail MunPolku

Northern lights at ruka

Northern Lights Expedition


Outdoor Passion Finland

Ruka Adventures

Ruka Adventures

Ruka Safaris

Ruka Safaris

Rukapalvelu vie sinut moottorikelkkailemaan Kuusamon maisemiin

Rukapalvelu | Tailored Adventures


Ruska Laukka Stables

Lentokone punainen ikoni Ruka-Kuusamo
Getting here
Ruka-Kuusamo pyöreä punainen ikoni ruokalautanen ravintolat
Ruka-Kuusamo pyöreä ikoni - vaellus ja retkeily
National parks

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