Finland。Inari。Aurora pursue 芬蘭之極光追尋
我們先搭乘飛機，從首都赫爾辛基Helsinki飛往Ivalo機場，約一個半小時的航程；再從Ivalo機場搭車約半小時左右抵達Inari。我們預計在Inari待四天，想要增加看到極光的機會。前兩天，我們住在Inari 酒店（Hotel Inari），後兩天則是訂Inari渡假村（Holiday village Inari）的小木屋，兩地其實相距不遠，走路約十分鐘內吧！
Ivalo is a small airport ~ Ivalo是個小機場~
Some factors affect the aurora, such as intensity, and weather condition, therefore, apart from collecting information, Be patient and fortune are important for watching Aurora. These are the website as below, provides about aurora forecast and weather forecast respectively. We visited those frequently.
We stayed Inari for 4 days, for the first two days, it was not only weak aurora but also bad weather, it always snowed, so we couldn't meet the aurora for sues. By the information from websites, we estimated that the forth day was best and bigger opportunity for watching. As a result, we saw aurora in the third night, so lucky~~ however it didn't appear in the forth night although the weather was good in that day.
So depend on luck......
Shot the street including in Hotel Inari (left one building) from frozen lake.
Both Hotel Inari and Holiday village Inari are located beside the Lake Inari that always freezes in winter, then the broad frozen planar became the best place to appreciate the aurora. The influence of street light can be reduce here; in the other hand, not too far from warm accommodation.
This direction sign was placed on the frozen lake for snowmobiling as a guide ~
About shooting the aurora, the quality of camera is important~~ It was nice that my sister lent the professional camera from her friend; therefore we can get the aurora photos. Although my camera is also good, it still difficult to shoot the aurora because it is a common camera.
The full moon looked like setting sun~
The frozen lake under the aurora sky
The temperature was minus six degree, according to locals, this year is warm. Usually, it should be around minus twenty in past years. (we were here in middle of february.)