In winter, the polar night lasts in Utsjoki are for 50 days.However, it is never completely dark all day, there are always a few hours of magical twilight: an experience in itself. The soft light of the sun streams from below the horizon creating a blue light on the snowy landscape and amazing colours on the sky. The colors are visually stunning. The light is constantly changing here. After the christmas the amount of light increases day by day. The snow-covered wilderness is perfect for taking beautiful shots.
Many photographers dream of the perfect picture of the northern lights. Situated at the extreme northern latitude of 70° North, and often having the perfect weather conditions, the Utsjoki area is one of the best places in the world to experience the Northern Lights. Taking a picture of the northern lights can be challenging but there are many professionals in the area that are happy to help you.
Summer in the far North of Lapland has no shortage of light or time. Because of the midnight sun, the sun doesn’t set below the horizon at all. This means that the nights are as bright as the days and there are hours of magical light. The light in summer is spectacular for photography – plenty of golden hours.
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