Will I See the Northern Lights on my Lapland holiday ?

Will I See the Northern Lights on my Lapland holiday?

This is a question that is asked time and time again by those going on a Lapland holiday. The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis as they are more accurately known, are a natural phenomenon and appear in the Lapland sky between late August and April. 

I've been to Lapland 8+ times and have only seen the Northern Lights in their full glory on a few occasions.  Much of the time, the sky has been cloudy and obscured any chances of seeing them.

However, the best sighting that I've personally had was in Hetta, near Enontekio, where I can only describe them as like a "genie in a bottle" with great swirls of greens and reds.  Absolutely fantastic, and a perfect way to end a Lapland holiday.