I always gets fascinated with photos of those green lights across web and social media pages.
Later i found they are known as Northern lights and Aurora borealis.
It was all in dreams as Scandinavian countries are very expensive and provided my payroll is pathetic enough.
I decided I should save well for atleast 3-4 months and can go before the season ends and it will be definitely worth rather than visiting traditional European countries with Monuments and sky scrapers.
I googled facts on Auroras, what causes that Natural Phenomenon and the places across world where one can witness same.
I found multiple itineraries on travel websites and enquired on same. Most of my days were gone checking feasibility and cost of Northern lights and nature expidition across Scandinavian countries.
So out of all, Finland seemed to be the best possible option which were fitting both in my budget and also got fair chance to witness auroras there in March'20.
By the time i have already made up my mind that i will be going for that expidition and straight away booked to and fro tickets to Helsinki.
I got the super cheap flight deals and the best hostels across finland to stay.
Tickets cost to and fro Delhi->Helsinki - 48,000 INR.
Hostels cost for 6-7 Days overall - 17-18,000 INR excluding breakfast.
Visa fee - 8,000 INR ( they have revised the fare post Feb'2020).
So a week ago before my trip there were enough news of Coronovirus across but there were not big issues in Finland that time and I started but there was fear in my mind.
Let me come to the actual trip now, the moment i landed helsinki city it was all cold and much cold. From 30 C in Pune to some 5 C.
Helsinki, captial of world's Happiest country and surrounded by cafes, cathedrals and some beautiful neighbourhoods.