I would like to see the lights (possibly around Kiruna / Abisko) in mid-Jan, but I am no professional photographer.
I am only using a normal Panasonic Lumix digital camera (TZ-30).
Would anyone know if such cameras will work in cold conditions and does it sound insane for me to spend a fortune to see the lights but merely using a layman's camera ?
I have seen photos of people viewing the lights and they all seem to snapping away with sophisticated camera sets etc.
Also, are there any recommendations for a tour operator to Abisko/Kiruna, preferably departing from London ?
I know of a company called Discover the World, but their prices are rather steep.