PHOTOGRAPHING AFTER THE POLAR NIGHT.
Ultimately the best time to shoot the northern Lapland's winter landscapes is the first weeks after the polar night. The light is the most epic when the day length is about 2 to 6 hours. At that time the light is evolving every minute, and there are a great many hues in just a few hours. You kind of have the same light conditions two times, first in Southern Lapland when the north is under the polar night, and once the south is getting too bright, you go up North and have the same light once again.
Depending on your location, the polar night begins and ends in different time. Use day length calculator to plan your photographic trip.
The light will be still good for weeks after the polar night, but when the days get longer, you have more time between sunrise and sunset. On the other hand, then there is more time to explore the area and find the best spots.
RECOMMENDED LOCATIONS :
- Pallas - Yllästunturi National Park
- Kilpisjärvi, Käsivarsi wilderness area
- Pöyrisjärvi wilderness area
- Paistunturit wilderness area
- Enontekiö, Hetta
- Utsjoki, Ivalo, Inari, Saariselkä
- Levi, kittilä, Muonio
Example Images from Northern Lapland in the first weeks after the polar night.