Guide: How to take the best pictures of Scandinavia’s northern lights

Guide: How to take the best pictures of Scandinavia’s northern lights

The Northern Lights season is here and perhaps when all travel is permitted again, a trip to northern Scandinavia to photograph the phenomenon is on your bucket list. Taking these pictures is an art itself and requires preparation, so The Local spoke to an expert to find out how to take awe-inspiring snaps of the Northern Lights.

Taking pictures of the Northern Lights: 10 expert photography tips

Taking pictures of the Northern Lights: 10 expert photography tips

In Pictures: Webcam captures stunning Northern Lights in Sweden

In Pictures: Webcam captures stunning Northern Lights in Sweden

Instagram magic: Spectacular Northern Lights dance across Swedish skies

Instagram magic: Spectacular Northern Lights dance across Swedish skies

IN PICTURES: Spectacular light display in skies above northern Sweden

IN PICTURES: Spectacular light display in skies above northern Sweden

Six Swiss nationals die in road crash in Sweden

Six Swiss nationals die in road crash in Sweden

WATCH: Spectacular real time video of Northern Lights over Swedish Lapland

WATCH: Spectacular real time video of Northern Lights over Swedish Lapland

In pictures: Northern Lights dance across Swedish sky

In pictures: Northern Lights dance across Swedish sky

Spectacular Northern Lights dazzle northern Sweden

Spectacular Northern Lights dazzle northern Sweden

Did the Northern Lights cause this weird sound in Sweden?

Did the Northern Lights cause this weird sound in Sweden?

Why Brits and Germans can’t get enough of northern Sweden

Why Brits and Germans can’t get enough of northern Sweden

Incredible time-lapse video of Northern Lights in Stockholm

Incredible time-lapse video of Northern Lights in Stockholm

Seven stunning Northern Lights snaps from Sweden

Seven stunning Northern Lights snaps from Sweden

Where to see the Northern Lights in Sweden

Where to see the Northern Lights in Sweden

Spectacular photos show stunning Sweden at night

Spectacular photos show stunning Sweden at night

‘Overjoyed’ Swedish snapper captures this shooting star

‘Overjoyed’ Swedish snapper captures this shooting star

Swede films spectacular Northern Lights show

Swede films spectacular Northern Lights show

‘I found the American dream in Swedish Lapland’

‘I found the American dream in Swedish Lapland’

Northern Lights hopes dashed after ‘hype’

Northern Lights hopes dashed after ‘hype’

Mystic Northern Lights dazzle Swedish skies

Mystic Northern Lights dazzle Swedish skies

Stunning Northern Lights dazzle Swedish skies

Stunning Northern Lights dazzle Swedish skies

High chance of Northern Lights in Sweden skies

High chance of Northern Lights in Sweden skies

Northern lights over Sweden: a sampler

Northern lights over Sweden: a sampler

‘In the north we do things – we don’t just watch’

‘In the north we do things – we don’t just watch’

‘I waved and flapped like a swan in a cattery’

‘I waved and flapped like a swan in a cattery’

‘Why bother with a <i>bastu</i> when you can pop into your local shop’

‘Why bother with a bastu when you can pop into your local shop’

Mad tourist rush to see Sweden’s northern lights

Mad tourist rush to see Sweden’s northern lights