LIGHT SHOW: PLACES TO SEE THE MIDNIGHT SUN AND THE AURORA BOREALIS : FINNISH LAPLAND
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LIGHT SHOW: PLACES TO SEE THE MIDNIGHT SUN AND THE AURORA BOREALIS LIGHT SHOW: PLACES TO SEE THE MIDNIGHT SUN AND THE AURORA BOREALIS :FAIRBANKS, ALASKA
  The Finnish call the aurora revontulet, which means “fox’s fires,” stemming from the ancient belief that the lights were caused when a mythical fox in the sky wagged its tail. Check into Hotel Kakslauttanen—the resort’s heated glass igloos mean guests here can lie in bed and gaze upwards through the fog-free panes at the aurora in the sky above. When you’re not in the room, hit the ski slopes, try your hand at ice fishing, or take a private sleigh pulled by reindeer through the snow-capped forest.  
 
In the summer, the Pyhä-Luosto National Park offers a lot of in the way of outdoor adventure, like hiking and canoeing. In June, the village of Sodankylä hosts the five-day Midnight Sun Film Festival while August sees the country’s top musicians performing in the gorgeous outdoor amphitheater at the Pyhätunturi fell during Pyhä Unplugged.
 
July 2013