Northern Lights photography

Activity facts

Duration: 4,5 hours Suitable for: Everyone, no previous knowledge required Included: Camera, tripod, coffee/tea & introduction to nighttime photography Gather at: Meeting Point
Join a nightly excursion to hidden places in the wilderness around Jukkasjärvi – away from the intruding electric lights of human civilization, the conditions for catching the lights are at their best.
While we wait for the Aurora to make her appearance in the night sky, your guide takes you through the basics of nighttime photography and capturing the northern lights on camera.

This tour is for beginners and includes a guide, camera, and tripod. You can also choose to bring your own camera, and your guide will help you get the settings right for the purpose of your shoot. Remember to bring your own SD memory card of at least 4 GB.

All pictures for this activity is taken by Scandinavian Sami Photoadventures.

Practical information about our tours


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Your clothing is the most important part in order to be able to enjoy your activity to the fullest. We strongly advise you not to underestimate the cold in the Arctic during the winter months and to carefully follow our recommendations regarding clothing and equipment.

Loan of warm winter overall, warm shoes, gloves, and balaclava if needed. Visit Riverside Lobby to get equipt.

Required to bring
Dress warm underneath, preferably in thermal clothing, a warm middle layer, hat and bring your own SD memory card.

Bring your own memory card from home (not included in the price) or buy it on-site for a cost of 200 SEK.

Keep in mind

We can’t guarantee that you will see the northern lights during the tour, the guide will always do his/her very best to find the perfect spot to photograph them but it is always nature that decides. This activity is held late at night and it can be very cold during the period of December – February. We will also move around and walk a bit in nature.

Departure time
The activity always begins at the scheduled time, gather at Meeting point at least 15 minutes earlier, equipt and ready. Please note that you as a guest are personally responsible to visit Riverside Lobby well ahead to get equipt if that is included in the activity. Read more about the equipment offered for this particular activity in the section above.
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