Science, Tech & Environment

Slideshow: Hunting Northern Lights


Aurora Borealis in Northern Lapland, Finland. (Photo: Andy Keen, Aurorahunters. © All Rights Reserved)

The Geo Quiz takes us north of the Arctic Circle: We're searching for a village in Lapland, the heart of Sami culture.

That puts us in the northern-most reaches of Finland.

You really want to look both ways before crossing the street: In addition to cars, you have to watch out for sleds pulled by huskies or reindeer.

There's also a small airport there. Tourists like to go there to do things like cross-country skiing in the wilderness.

But they also go there for the spectacle up in the sky: the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.

And that Lapland village in Northern Finland is called Ivalo. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with "Aurora Hunter" Andy Keen who guides tourists on expeditions to see those fantastic Northern Lights.