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Twitter / achipa: Aurora borealis over ...

Twitter / achipa: Aurora borealis over ... | Finland | Scoop.it
RT @achipa: Aurora borealis over satakunnansilta, downtown #Tampere http://t.co/bOr87YqpZP
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Gallery: Aurora Borealis lights up southern skies

Gallery: Aurora Borealis lights up southern skies | Finland | Scoop.it
Lucky skywatchers in southern Finland were treated to a rare display of Northern lights Sunday night. Astronomers say that more stunning light shows may be in visible in the south this year, given a peak in solar activity.
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Hunting the Aurora in Finland

Hunting the Aurora in Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
This winter is one of the best opportunities to see the northern lights in the next 12 years, and a few hotels and tours have been designed to increase your odds of seeing them.
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Northern Lights 24.1.2012 (Solar Storm) Ylläs, Lapland Finland

Northern Lights 24.1.2012 (Solar Storm) Ylläs-Äkäslompolo, Lapland Finland Revontulet 24.1.2012 (Aurinkomyrsky) Ylläs-Äkäslompolo, Lappi. www.blindcinema.net...
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Auroras Now!

Auroras Now! | Finland | Scoop.it

Auroras Now! Is a service which helps watching auroras in Finland.

Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) maintains the service, which includes magnetic field alarm systems for Northern and Southern Finland separately and an auroral monitor for Northern Finland. The magnetic alarms are based on the data of magnetometers measuring the disturbance level of the Earth’s magnetic field at the geophysical observatories in Nurmijärvi and Sodankylä. The auroral monitor shows images of the all-sky cameras. Auroras Now! is part of the ESA Space Weather Applications Pilot Project. [Photo: J. Jussila]

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On the trail of the Northern Lights

On the trail of the Northern Lights | Finland | Scoop.it
Aurora hunters are looking forward to brighter Northern Lights, as a rise in solar activity beckons.

 

In America "storm-chasers" are the intrepid types who pursue tornadoes, and sometimes hurricanes. But the Arctic Circle has its aurora chasers - people who speed around in search of the best views of the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights.

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Finnish Northern Lights become YouTube hit

Finnish Northern Lights become YouTube hit | Finland | Scoop.it

The Finnish Tourist Board says its videos of Finland’s Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) have been watched over a million times on YouTube over the past two weeks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc3FxNXjBs0

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Aurora Furore: Who Owns the Northern Lights? - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Aurora Furore: Who Owns the Northern Lights? - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International | Finland | Scoop.it
The Norwegian tourist board is unhappy about an attempt by its counterpart in Finland to market the country using a video of the northern lights. The Norwegians claim the Finns are trying to "steal" the celestial phenomenon from them.

 

The tension was triggered by a short film (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc3FxNXjBs0&feature=channel_video_title) that the Finnish Tourist Board posted on its channel on video-sharing platform YouTube, featuring time-lapse footage of the aurora in Finnish Lapland. The film has been viewed almost 400,000 times since September, prompting Norwegians to complain that the Finns are trying to "steal" the northern lights.

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Aurora Furore: Who Owns the Northern Lights? - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Aurora Furore: Who Owns the Northern Lights? - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International | Finland | Scoop.it
The Norwegian tourist board is unhappy about an attempt by its counterpart in Finland to market the country using a video of the northern lights. The Norwegians claim the Finns are trying to "steal" the celestial phenomenon from them.
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Popgadget Personal Technology for Women: Finnish hotel lets you stargaze from cosy igloos

Popgadget Personal Technology for Women: Finnish hotel lets you stargaze from cosy igloos | Finland | Scoop.it

At the Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland there's an incredible igloo village, which allows guests to watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of one of 20 glass igloos. They're specially designed to repel frost and are made from thermal glass.

If you don't fancy snuggling up in an igloo, then why not visit the hotel's snow chapel, ice bar or smoke sauna. We can't think of a better winter holiday!

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Follow the northern lights

Follow the northern lights | Finland | Scoop.it
Enter the land of the northern lights to discover the rich culture of Lapland, shimmering glaciers, majestic fjords and fishing towns of Norway.
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Northern Lights: More than just a pretty light show

Northern Lights: More than just a pretty light show | Finland | Scoop.it
Humans have been fascinated by this unpredictable, eerie light show for centuries. But it’s amazing how little we know about the science behind it.

 

The thermometer on the car is reading -22C. Outside, we are standing in snow up to my knees. We’re in a region called Inari in Finnish Lapland, inside the Arctic Circle, the nearest town is some kilometres to the south of us. You would be forgiven for thinking you were in Narnia, next to a frozen lake and surrounded by snow-topped pine trees. I can see more stars then I have ever seen before and some of the constellations such as Cassiopeia are difficult to spot, the sky is so free from light pollution. Which is supposedly the ideal place to do what I am doing; I’m one of a small group of people in search of the Northern Lights.

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Lapland, From Icy Plunge to Blazing Sky

Lapland, From Icy Plunge to Blazing Sky | Finland | Scoop.it
North of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, a visitor darts between extreme hot and cold, watches colors paint the sky and experiences a reindeer nuzzle.
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“LADIES and gentlemen, the northern lights are on,” announced a member of our group, breaking the predinner weariness. It had been another long day of cross-country skiing, but his message spurred us to action. In a flash, the cabin was filled with the sound of crinkling jackets and snow pants; a few minutes later, Arctic air was blasting across our faces..."

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Arctic Fringe, Northern Lights, and Finnish Romance | Hustle to Paradise

Arctic Fringe, Northern Lights, and Finnish Romance | Hustle to Paradise | Finland | Scoop.it

Arctic Fringe, Northern Lights, and Finnish Romance http://t.co/j6BnAJyq 

 

"My Romance in Finland

About a month later, I was in Helsinki, Finland. I met a beautiful girl named Milla.

When she found out that I had never been to a sauna, she demanded I meet her in her small hometown in the middle of the Lake District in Finland. Traditional Finnish Saunas are very important in Finnish culture.

Well a few days later I met her in her hometown. We drove to a lake together, and got out of the car. She approached an old, overturned rowboat. “Can you help me flip it?” she must have noticed the confused look on my face because she smiled and said, “We have to row there...”

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Aurora Borealis - Inari Municipality, Northern Lapland, Finland

Aurora Borealis - Inari Municipality, Northern Lapland, Finland | Finland | Scoop.it

Tonight I witnessed one of the best Northern Lights displays that I've ever seen, and I mean EVER in over 5000 hours on the ice. It was, in short, truly spectacular and something that will live with me for a lifetime. In fact, at one point, I stopped taking images completely and simply lay on my back in the snow staring upwards, mesmerised by the awe-inspiring light-show that was unfolding before my very eyes. Equipment: Canon EOS 5D MkII camera, Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 lens, ISO 1000, Aperture 2.8, Shutter Speed: 2.5s - 15s.

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Want to win a trip to Finland? | TravelJunkieIndonesia.com

Want to win a trip to Finland? | TravelJunkieIndonesia.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Traveljunkieindonesia.com - Discover fantastical snow-covered landscapes, charming storybook towns and the magnificent Northern Lights, in a real-life winter Wonder Land.

http://www.traveljunkieindonesia.com/want-to-win-a-trip-to-finland

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Happening now - Arktikum

Happening now - Arktikum | Finland | Scoop.it
Explore northern lights in Arktikum in Rovaniemi!

UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
See Lapland in all her seasons. With glorious images of nature, the multivision show Under the Northern Lights is presented at the Arktikum every day, at no extra charge. Kimmo Kuure http://www.arcticlight.fi

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Unbelievable Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Lapland, Finland

Amazing video of beautiful Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) shot in Finnish Lapland in the winter of 2011.
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Finland and Norway battle for Aurora

Two Scandanavian countries are fighting over the rights to the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.
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Aurora Borealis in Finnish Lapland - Bloginity (blog)

Aurora Borealis in Finnish Lapland - Bloginity (blog) | Finland | Scoop.it
 This is selection of northern lights Flat Light Films (http://www.flatlightfilms.com/) filmed during the winter 2011 in several locations in the Finnish Lapland.
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Visit Santa, See the Northern Lights and Stay in an Igloo – All in One! | London Mums Magazine

Visit Santa, See the Northern Lights and Stay in an Igloo – All in One! | London Mums Magazine | Finland | Scoop.it
London Mums Magazine (RT @londonmums: Visit @santa__claus, See the Northern Lights and Stay in an Igloo – All in One!
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Glass Igloo in Kakslauttanen Hotel in Finland

Glass Igloo in Kakslauttanen Hotel in Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
When you hear about Finland you think of Santa Claus home and Aurora Borealis. Of course there are a million other things to see there, but these two are the most famous ones. Any way, the polar nights are known to be really cold , so it’s pretty hard to stay out and enjoy the beautiful show of the skies, even if you are equipped with fur coats and thick clothes. That is precisely why some smart guys from Kakslauttanen Hotel in Finland had a brilliant idea: to build a glass igloo that will allow the tourists inside feel warm and comfortable and at the same time enjoy the Northern Lights all night long.
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Chasing the Northern Lights in Finland « Will Gater

Chasing the Northern Lights in Finland « Will Gater | Finland | Scoop.it
RT @willgater: Here’s a selection of Northern Lights images that I captured last week while in Finland: http://willgater.com/2011/03/22/aurora/ #astronomy
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