Amazing auroras over Swedish Lapland

If you ever have a few minutes and want a little spectacular virtual travel, there is more where this breathtaking blog entry came from. I got to see the Northern Lights once, several years ago, when there was a rare showing here in central Missouri. Yes, you heard me right. This green light is just what I remember. And will never forget…

Darwin on the rocks and around the world

Lapland is probably one of the best places in Europe to spot auroras…and it was the main reason we went there during our xmas holiday 🙂

We stayed over a week in Kiruna, did many different activities, including a visit at the ice hotel, dog sledding and of course, Northern Lights hunting ! Each time we went out, we saw them ! A 20 minutes walk from the city center brought us to Camp Ripan. If you venture a bit on the snow shoe track, you can find a dark-ish sky and a perfect environment to spot auroras… for free ! No need to book expensive aurora tour for them, if you are on a budget. Of course, there is a little light pollution coming from the ski tracks, but the lights are shut down around 10 pm and it’s completely dark at that time (don’t forget to bring a…

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About Karen

I am a fifty-something anthropology student, an artist, dancer, photographer, healer, mother, grandmother and perennial seeker. I am distracted by shiny things and infused with a sense of wonder at the world around me and people in general. I am a “journey” person who often wishes that I could have a “destination” day at least every now and then…
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2 Responses to Amazing auroras over Swedish Lapland

  1. Thank you for the reblog ! This is crazy to hear that you’ve seen them in Missouri ! They must have been spectacular to be visible at that latitude. It’s so beautiful, I agree, it something difficult to forget. How lucky you are ! Have a nice day

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