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Arctic Academy - experts at your service
Arctic Academy is a programme service company offering you important, essential and up-to-date knowledge about Northern Lights, so that you know what to look for and when, after you return back to your hotel during your Lapland visit.
Northern Lights shows are arranged for groups by advance booking at various locations in Finnish Lapland, according to wishes of the customers and availability of suitable premises. An example location could be the auditorium or restaurant at the hotel where the group is accommodated. Currently our recommended location is Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi at Luosto, Sodankyla. A skilled local Northern Lights guide will introduce to you Nature's most beautiful color display - the active Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis - in a 45 minutes lasting video and picture show. Also information of current space weather situation and probability of seeing the real aurora during coming days is given.
The person behind the program is a continuously active researcher of the Northern Lights, who served University of Oulu as the Director of Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory until his retirement in 2019, Dr. Esa Turunen. He has studied Aurora for 35 years at Sodankylä and spent thousands of nights outside while shooting the images and video footage of the show.