So you’ve gone to Swedish Lapland, Sweden’s northernmost destination, to experience the magical northern lights. Here are seven simple tips on how to get some good pictures of the beautiful light phenomenon to take back home.
There are many talented guides and operators offering tours where you get to take photos of the northern lights. Peter Rosén, Chad and Linnea Blakely, both in Abisko, and Sámi photographers Ylva Sarri and Anette Niia, who work around Kiruna and arrange photo safaris starting from ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, among other things. All of them, and many more besides, can help you shoot the Aurora Borealis. They also organise courses in northern-light photography and very rarely give up before your dream has come true. Or as Peter Rosén says when I ask him about their ‘success rate’:
— For those who have stayed with us for at least three days we actually have a success rate of 100%. By then everyone has seen the northern lights. But sometimes we’ve had to drive almost all the way to Tromsø. Being mobile is a great advantage.