Follow the livestream cameras around the year.
Our Aurora Facebook group for sharing pictures, videos, info and the locations to watch the aurora when traveling in Northern Finland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1222170185084683 Let's keep the youtube chat in english language so other people can interact too, thank you. Couple of words in different language are ok, but let's not fill the chatbox with words that most of us cannot understand. There are occasional live broadcasts of various events throughout the year. Please feel free to contact if you notice an error on the stream.
If possible, help by donating a small amount to build a wider coverage of Northern light cameras: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Starlapland
Subscribe on youtube to get notified on phone when the new stream is live.
Places to watch aurora at Sodankylä:
Closest dark spot to watch aurora at Sodankylä center. Beach of the gas station: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BgbCUfJSEDkzovik9
North dam: https://maps.app.goo.gl/umGaCcmr6b2k4jEJ6
Peaceful camping spot with north view near the south dam: https://maps.app.goo.gl/YZ3k9Fw369kmqrwa6
Road to Levi: https://maps.app.goo.gl/qdGmQzez44vASq1Q7
Sodankylä cameras are streaming all year round.During the winter, you can experience the northern lights and watch the starry sky from different angles.
summer you can experience the melting of the river and summer of the
Lapland. The aurora camera will change direction during the summer
season for privacy reasons.
Places to watch aurora at Luosto:
Places to watch aurora at Pyhätunturi:
Places to watch aurora at Levi
Best aurora views are seen from august till the end of the may when there is enough darkness. Camera is located at Levi, Köngäs area, north to the Elves village/Tonttula. The exact address is secret to protect the neighborhood from flood of tourists and movement. Same lights can be seen from any place where it's cloudless.
Other (darker/better) places to watch the aurora are at Levijärvi beach (180' view to north, free parking side of the road): https://maps.app.goo.gl/HLTwQqJn5y6YFt5MA
Here is also second beach next to previous one: https://maps.app.goo.gl/jrEwZjfPENqCZsfB9
Tourist companies also take their customers to the south side of Sirkkajärvi-lake that is the closest spot when walking from Levi center: https://maps.app.goo.gl/c7WxTzUNm8KkNvKf7
Levi golf area: https://maps.app.goo.gl/436kd5gnL1uAax5H7
Levi camera is also streaming all year round.
Places to watch aurora at Saariselkä:
Top of the kaunispää/ski center. Big 360 open wide area. Always windy. Star Arctic hotel just next to the spot: https://maps.app.goo.gl/KrtJoDTtEquDubqZ7
Many people go to Kakslauttanen resort for their holiday, and there are couple spots to watch the aurora. Usually the glass igloos are pointed that way the northern sky is visible from them. Remember to respect privacy of other people: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Aag4bSDq3cE8gvBy5
Places to watch aurora at Rovaniemi:Beach next to the Arktikum. https://maps.app.goo.gl/LsFaLpQHBA2Yppbr7
Aurora roof on top the Lapland hotels Rovaniemi. https://maps.app.goo.gl/dviiJufnhJkyEimK6
Olkkajärvi spot: https://maps.app.goo.gl/M21Y8Rx6nFqyx2fu6
Places to watch aurora at Kilpisjärvi:In Kilpisjärvi you can go almost anywhere to see the northern lights. There are only small trees in the area and the views are good in all directions
Aurora alert app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fi.kooditehdas.auroraalert.realtime (remember to turn on notifications for each spot) In aurora alert app there are Live aurora photo cameras for Luosto, Pyhä, Ranua, Rovaniemi (Arctic Circle and City.) Some of the cameras need a paid subscription there.
Few other aurora cameras in Finland:
Top of Levi cam with playback: https://flycam.panomax.com/tuikku Tuikku
restaurant area has sometimes better view when it's foggy down at center of Levi (Sirkka).
Inari Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuMAK2ZUDfY