Above are some of most easily accessible and best places in Saariselkä to view the Northern lights
. They are at Kaunispää
. You can also see the lights from within the village as well, but these two area offer some open space away from the village and conflicting artificial light.
The best time to observe the northern lights
in the autumn and the spring equinox, that is, in August-October and February-April. At these moments, the magnetic field of the earth is most vulnerable, so even a slight increase in solar activity can cause a visible glow above the horizon.
You can see aurora forecast predictions for each day here
or have a look at the real time forecast for auroras in Finland
. Read more about what are the Northern lights or how to predict Northern lights forecasts