Chasing the Northern Lights

Have you ever had the chance to see the Northern Lights live? The skies, painted with magical colors and the snow, glistening in the light – chasing the experience makes it all worth it. Along the Pohjola route there are many destinations you can travel and see the Northern Lights – if you’re lucky!


Just a few steps away from the city lights, the Aurora Borealis dance above the frozen sea in Oulu. On a cold, starry night, the sky’s dark canvas may just offer you the show of your lifetime!

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In Kalajoki, you can actually go hunting for the Northern Lights. The professional Aurora Borealis hunters know the time and the place to be watching the night sky.

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Can your hear the sound of the Aurora Borealis?

Did you know that the Northern Lights also make sounds?



Just lie in your comfy bed and look up. In Syöte, you can book a hotel room made especially for enjoying the Northern Lights. You don’t even have to go out in the frost and cold. 

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Imagine lodging on the shore of Hailuoto island in the middle of the frozen sea. It’s freezing outside and you are dumbfounded by the amount of darkness. Suddenly, a magical green light fills your hotel room or cabin and you see them: the Northern Lights.

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Choose your favourites along the Pohjola route!

South Lapland Winter Experience - two day's husky tour

South Lapland Winter Experience

Northern lights abowe the Nallikari lighthouse.

Nallikari Lighthouse

Tasku island and historical daymark in the summer - Raahe Archipelago

Raahe Archipelago

Snowboarding and skiing at Iso-Syöte

Ski Resort Iso-Syöte

Snowshoeing Holiday in South Lapland

Snowshoeing Week in South Lapland

Oulu city reflection in the water at the night time.

The reflecting pools of Oulu

Nallikari beach in winter.

Nallikari – the Riviera of the North


Skywalk rooftop terrace


Airport Hotel Oulu

Polliisi in the winter.

Oulu Market Square Policeman statue

Seafood pasta.

Bistoria Iso-Syöte

Koivurannan iglut Oulussa.

Koivuranta igloos