We stayed the last two night at a cabin just outside of Skibotn with Corrie's uncle Steve. It's darker there and a little drier which we hoped would improve our chances of seeing the aurora.
|For my Alaskan readers: This is a monument to Gunnar Kaasen and Balto of the 1925 Nome serum run. It turns out Gunnar came to Alaska from Skibotn, Norway.|
|On the road to Finland.|
|The sunset in Finland looking south into Sweden at about 1:15 pm.|
You may want to adjust the brightness of your monitor for these next photos.
|The Big Dipper is finally in the right place again...|
|Sadly pictures can't show the way the ribbons of light move and dance.|
|There was some neat interplay between the clouds and the aurora that I don't remember noticing when I was younger. I only remember seeing good aurora on perfectly clear nights in AK.|
The bright spot between the branches is Jupiter.
|We forgot about getting ourselves in a picture until the show was almost over.|
|We learned how to play Backgammon while waiting for holes in the clouds.|