New location and Northern lights 31.8./1.9.2014

I have changed my geographical location for the next six months. I’ll be dwelling in Kuusamo, Northeastern Finland. This place is a really remote wilderness area, from here it’s 50 km to the Kuusamo town center, but only ~30 km to the Northern Arctic Circle and only 14 km to the Russian border! And thanks to the remote location, there’s no light pollution, and there are good opportunities for astronomical observing and for photographing northern lights! I came here studying to become a wilderness guide! It means a new phase in my life, and quite a big career shift, but this feels right thing to do now! I arrived here three days ago, and already during the first night (31.8.-1.9.) of my time here I was greeted with this magnificent display of northern lights:


One thought on “New location and Northern lights 31.8./1.9.2014

  1. Alex Autin September 3, 2014 / 15:57

    Fantastic! Best of luck with your new location and studying, sounds very exciting 🙂

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