The organisers of the annual Arctic Light Film Festival describe the event as ‘a brilliant aurora in the movie industry’s darkness’. A fitting analogy, considering that the festival takes place in Kiruna in Sweden’s far north – one of the best bases for aurora spotting in the whole country.
Feature-length films of all genres have been screened in previous years, from documentaries (The Wolfpack, winner of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival) to horror flicks (Insidious 2) and Hollywood blockbusters (Jurassic Park).
In order to attend the festival screenings, you’ll first need to purchase the film festival association’s membership card for 50 SEK. A ticket to a single screening is 50 SEK but there are usually a couple of free and low price (30 SEK) screenings to keep an eye out for as well.
At the time of writing, the program for this year’s festival had yet to be announced, but check the event website for updates. There are more ideas for things to do in Kiruna here.
See also: Seeing the northern lights in Sweden