Aurora Forecast in Rovaniemi

How to forecast Auroras? Are predictions reliable?

Aurora forecast in Rovaniemi is reliable only when you have lots of skills and you can connect thing and have experience to find Auroras. More important than KPindex it’s much more worth to know where are not typically clouds.

Well, we would like tell easily propability to see Auroras. Unfortunately it is not possible. There are some technical predictions below but they are only the part of the truth.

When you can see Aurora Borealis in Rovaniemi?

Auroras are visible from September to mid-April. During that time seeing Northern Lights depends primarily on the cloudiness. If there are clouds you can’t see Auroras. The sky needs to by clear. And in winter when the sky is clear, it’s really cold, typically from -15 to -35 C.

Technical predictions and reliability

NOTE! Many KP-indexes used on the website of the Aurora forecast are not the only reliable probability of the probabilities of the Northern Lights. The KP-index only tells you how wide a range Auroras appear. Although the KP-index is very low, it is possible to find the Northern Lights. And even if the KP-index is very high, it does not mean that everywhere Northern Lights will be visible.

Can you see Northern Lights in Rovaniemi City center?

Because of the city lights Northern Lights are almost impossible to see.  Maybe 2-3 times per winter Auroras are so strong that you can see it. To be honest, practically, it’s almost impossible to see Auroras in city center. Even you had a car, how do you know where to go? And how likely it is to see Auroras and how many hours to wait?

What is the best time to see Northern Lights in Rovaniemi?

Auroras appear late in the night. That’s we will start our Aurora Hunting safaris quite late night. Quite often used Kp Index tells only part of the probability to see Auroras. Northern Lights appears very locally and there can be Auroras flaming somewhere, and 10 kilometers far there is no Auroras.

Why to book Northern Lights Tour?

Northern Lights Tours in Rovaniemi are famous due to the difficulty to find Auroras without local guide.  We know how important it is for you to see Auroras. That’s why you can trust our local guides and expertise. You will also have all warm winter equipments needed and experience a lot of interesting and have fun while waiting for to see Auroras.

Apukka Resort – Out of city lights – Ideal location in Rovaniemi to see Auroras

No matter if you are staying overnight in Apukka Resort, Santa Claus Village or Rovaniemi city.  Apukka Resort offers something for everyone and we have pick-up service available.

Please note: Northern lights are a natural occurrence and we are unable to guarantee activity, vibrancy or colour on the evening of the safari.

See all of our Aurora Tours in Rovaniemi.

If you like to ask more about the tours, don’t hesitate to ask us. We would like to help you.


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