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Seven stunning Northern Lights snaps from Sweden

Seven stunning Northern Lights snaps from Sweden
The Aurora Borealis in Vilhelmina. Photo: Christopher Butler
The Northern Lights were out in full force in Sweden over the weekend. Check out some of the best Instagram photos here.

Emelie V Hermansson snapped this incredible picture in Övrabyn on Sunday night. “It was insanely colourful yesterday,” she writes. “The horizon was glowing red IRL!”

 

Helt galet vad det var färgglatt igår! Horisonten lyste rött IRL. #northernlights #norrsken #auroraborealis

Ett foto publicerat av Emelie Viklund Hermansson (@emelievhermansson) Okt 3, 2016 kl. 6:33 PDT

Photographer Micke Persson snapped the image below in Arvika, Värmland. Check out our guide to the best autumn walks in beautiful Värmland here.

The photo below was one of the most liked on Instagram in Sweden on Monday. It sees the Northern Lights dancing over Läckö Castle in Lidköping, central Sweden. Daniel Strandroth shared the picture.

 

Aurora season is here! I can't resist sharing yet another one #norrsken #läcköslott #lidköping

Ett foto publicerat av Daniel Strandroth (@danielstrandroth) Okt 2, 2016 kl. 1:04 PDT

Here's the Instagram version of the main picture, taken by Christopher Butler in Vilhelmina, Västerbotten, northern Sweden.

P-M Hedén is a professional nightsky photographer. Check out his starry snap below and more pictures on his website.

 

Startrails in northern hemisphere, faint northern lights low in the north, its about 90min exposure.

Ett foto publicerat av P-M Hedén (@nightskyphotographer) Okt 3, 2016 kl. 1:38 PDT

This one was taken by photographer Peter Erixon near Luleå in the far north of Sweden.

 

Norrsken över Kvarnträsket #norrsken #kvarnträsket #luleå #norrbotten #auroraborealis #northernlights

Ett foto publicerat av Peter Erixon (@petererixon_photo) Okt 3, 2016 kl. 12:04 PDT

Finally, we love this picture by Abisko-based photographer Niklas Hjort. Check out more of his snaps here.