Lapland is full of magic. The Finnish region some call the “true” home of Santa Claus is also a prime place to see the northern lights: Here, nature’s sparkliest show plays out on more than 200 nights per year, according to VisitFinland.
A Lapland local, photographer Tiina Törmänen moved back home from the big city Helsinki about five years ago. Armed with a camera, she tackles the daunting task of capturing the Northern Lights in photos.
“Some people wonder why I go out into the woods alone,” Törmänen told HuffPost. “But my family has lived there for hundreds of years, so it’s like my backyard. The lights are so beautiful, you just have to go out there to understand them.”
Located within the Arctic Circle, Finnish Lapland is in almost constant darkness during winter, but the northern lights are a welcome reprieve. You can catch them on a snowshoe excursion, from a cozy lodge or in these epic igloos that come with “Aurora Alarms” to let guests know when the lights are ready for viewing.
Welcome to bliss.
H/T My Modern Met