The Northern Lights Experience is an hour-long guided experience in the Arktikum Science Centre. You will be shown beautiful images, videos and timelapse movies of the Northern Lights, but more importantly, you will also deepen your understanding of the science behind this beautiful phenomenon. We start from the sun and Galileo Galilei and his initial research, and make our way to the current time through a scientific understanding of the Northern Lights. It is a journey that is both visually and intellectually spectacular, hopefully expanding the minds of all participants.
The Northern Lights Experience is unique in many ways. It already starts after booking your experience. You will be provided with a unique link that provides you with the background knowledge that you can familiarize yourself with, prior to the actual visit. It gives you an opportunity to better understand the science related to the Northern Lights and thereby to make the most out of your visit.
But the experience doesn't end with the visit. In addition, you are also provided with a unique link after your visit to Arktikum Science Centre and participating in The Northern Lights Experience is over. We wish to provide our guests with the possibility to access more reliable scientific knowledge in relation to Aurora Borealis. As such you can choose to continue your experience through our post-visit link. There you can find different forms of scientific references, books to read, videos and movies to watch, as well as podcasts to listen to regarding Aurora Borealis.
Culture and Traditions, Stars and Skies, History of Scientific Discovery
Some(but not essential)
Definitely in Rovaniemi, Finland. :-)
The Northern Lights season starts when the night is getting to dark and ends when the nights are so light that the Aurora Borealis is not visible anymore.
Gaileo Gailei (1564 - 1642)
Arktikum Science Centre is a beautiful and spectaular venue with the sole purpose of presenting the Arctic region and everything related. It is part of Arctic Centre which is a research intitute with researchers conducting research in a wide range of disciplines, all related to the Arctic. The Arktikum Science Centre is the place where you can experience the Arctic as well as get an understanding of what takes place in this vaste region. One particular phenomena is special to the polar regions and that is the Northern Lights. Many have the Aurora Borealis as one of the main reasons to visit the Arctic. Seeing them are always fantastic, but in Arktikum Science Centre, you can also experience them year around and deepen your understanding of the science behind this amazing phenomena.