Did you know that Kautokeino is probably one of, if not the best places in Norway to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)? The main reason being that not only is it the driest part of Norway, with yearly precipitation 360–400 mm, but also due to the fact that it has its own unique microclimate. The winters can be extremely harsh, and at times temperatures can plummet to minus 40 degrees (or more), but this very often brings with it crystal clear skies, and perfect conditions for Aurora. From early September onwards until the first or second week in April on clear nights – even with relatively low levels of solar activity (KP1 or 2) it is possible to see the Aurora weaving her magic in the night sky. Moreover, as there is very little light pollution, and huge panoramic views, it also makes for some wonderful photography. Imagine those Autumn colours, and the Aurora and stars reflecting in a lake, for example, or those magical winter landscape images plus Aurora. It’s like the “Chronicles of Narnia”, but for real.