Aurora Arctic Ice Floating

Aurora Arctic Ice Floating

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We are about to introduce you to the most original, ultimately fun, and a fantastic way of experiencing the Northern lights. Take a dip in a frozen lake under the Northern lights!


✔️ Ice floating in Rovaniemi

✔️ Once in a lifetime experience

✔️ Adults only

✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature

✔️ Northern lights hunting

✔️ No special skills required

✔️ Small group experience


15.09 - 10.04


~3 hours


19:30 or 21:30

Pickup & Drop off


Min. Recommended age

~14 years, min. height of floating 150cm

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We are about to introduce you to the most original, ultimately fun, and a fantastic way of experiencing the Northern lights. Take a dip in a frozen lake under the Northern lights!

Swimming in an icy lake sounds like a challenge, but once you put on our floating suits, you won't feel cold. In fact, you will feel amazing! The suits are made of a light waterproof material that will keep you warm and safe.

After a hotel pick up, we will take a 25-minute drive to a private lake where our Northern lights adventure will take place. Once we give you some tips, go through safety instructions, and dress you up in our suits, you can take a dip in the icy lake and enjoy the sky above you. Swimming takes place in an icy hole, and we guarantee that you won't be cold! In fact, you will feel amazing. The suits will keep you warm so you can relax and enjoy the starry skies above you.

Northern lights are a natural phenomenon, and we cannot guarantee that you will get to see them. Why? Because, nature is unpredictable and as much as we wish to look at the lights every night, sometimes we won't be that lucky. However, we organize this tour from autumn to spring when the chances of seeing Northern lights are the highest!

To give you the best Lappish experience we'll serve warm drinks by an open fire, share some snacks and have our cozy wooden cottage available for those who want to snuggle up before we head back. The adventure usually last for 2.5 - 3 hours. That's plenty of time to enjoy swimming in the icy waters!

We understand that our guests are coming in different shapes and sizes, and we want to ensure that we provide you with the best possible service. We kindly request that if you do not fit the standard size or weight, you contact us for further details.


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✔️ Northern lights (if lucky!)

✔️ Floating program

✔️ Thermal rescue floating suits

✔️ Professional English speaking guide

✔️ Hot drinks and cookies

✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off

What to bring

⚡ Seasonal outdoor clothing

Not included

❌ Camera

Please Note

  • Please note, starting time might be subject to change, we will confirm the time to you by e-mail!
  • Tour include a pick up & drop off transfer from Rovaniemi centrally located hotels and Santa Claus Village.
  • All tours listed are for a minimum of 2 persons paying a full (adult) price, unless mentioned otherwise.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • Northern Lights are a natural occurrence and we are unable to guarantee activity, vibrancy or colour on the evening of the adventure
  • Missing the pick-up does not entitle you to a refund of the price paid for the services. You are responsible to be ready for pick up at the assigned pick up point from the start of the pick up time in order to not miss our guides when they arrive to pick you up.
  • Minimum height to participate in the program is 150 centimeters and the minimum age is 14 years.

Cancellation terms 

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  • More than 3 days notice – full refund, 25€ cancellation fee will be charged
  • Less than 3 days or no show notice – no refund

Frequently asked questions 

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- When is a booking for a tour with Nordic Adventures confirmed?


A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.


- How do i pay for a tour with Nordic Adventures?


You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. You will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip. You will always get a voucher by email: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!


- Can you see the northern lights in Rovaniemi?


If luck and weather are on your side, then you will be able to see the Aurora Borealis above the inviting streets of Rovaniemi. Whether you see the lights or not are dependant on two different factors. The first being the weather. If the sky is clear, no clouds, then you are halfway there to seeing the astonishing spectacle that is the Northern Lights (although light pollution can sometimes be a problem). Increased solar activity is the second half so, if these two merge together you may well be able to see the Northern Lights from Rovaniemi.


- What months can you see the northern lights?


The Northern Lights season is said to be from late August until mid-April. However, if you want to increase your chances of seeing them, it is best to wait until the clear winter months of mid-September until March.


What are my options if my northern lights tour is cancelled?


When Northern Lights tours are cancelled it’s usually due to unfavourable weather conditions.

In that case, your options will be to:

1. Reschedule for another day.

2. Find another tour to do and use the deposit for it.

3. Get fully refunded.

Please send us an email ( to re-book your tour.


- Do i have to book in advance?


There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.

If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call or email our office directly, the phone number is +358 40 744 2567. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.


- How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Nordic Adventures?


This is a nice question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated in the voucher. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide. Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.


- How to dress right and feel comfortable in Winter?


1. Start with thermal underwear and warm socks.

2. If it’s really cold, –20 or below, wear an additional fleece layer on top of your thermals. Another pair of socks, preferably woolly or thermal, will keep your feet warm.

3. Wear pants with thermal lining. Don’t underestimate the importance of a neck warmer or a scarf. Slip into your winter boots and do them up well.

4. Almost done! Throw on your winter jacket, put on a warm hat and thermal gloves. Don’t forget to tuck your gloves into your sleeves and zip your jacket ALL the way up

Nordic Adventures is happy to tell you where you can rent costumes if there is such a need!


- Do you provide transportation to your adventures?


Most of our tours (please see specifications under each tour) include transfers from accommodation in Rovaniemi city area. It is included in the adventure price.

The pick up is usually 5-20 min before the start of the safari (time in your voucher). Transportation back is immediately after the end of the safari.

We try to provide exact pickup time one day before the start of the tour by email or text message/whats-app, which is why it is important that you provide your valid email and phone number when booking a tour.

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Unique experience

March 26, 2023


This was an amazing experience. Our guides Pedro and Nicolai were excellent. The suits may feel a little claustrophobic to some. You have to be gentle when entering the water to keep dry, but once in it is quite relaxing to just float there. Unfortunately, there were no northern lights visible when we were there, but very enjoyable.


March 3, 2023


Gréât gréât expérience! Got to see the aurora too not too much but because of all the clouds.Special thanks to our guide Pedro, who made this an incredible experience! Thanks again ;)

Awesome experience. Once in a lifetime

February 22, 2023


We were a group of Aussies and had been told ice floating was the coolest thing to do (pardon the pun) in Finland.It didn’t disappoint. We were all a little worried how cold it would be. The temperature was -18 degrees Celsius. The float suits keep you very warm but you need to do what the guide tells you, in our case we had Pedro. He was excellent by the way. Lots of stories around the fire drinking grape tea after our float.Totally recommend you try it and this company was good as there were only 8 of us do very boutique.

Amazing Ice Floating experience

February 22, 2023


Excellent activity for small groups. Friendly driver collected us from hotel, with short drive to secluded cabin and pond. Floating, clear skies and the stars - unique & unforgettable experience. Highly recommended.

Amazing Ice floating experience

January 4, 2023


We are family of 6 and trying out icefloating for the first time . Nikita was a great guide and instructor. It was very convenient as he picked us up and returned us to our accommodation . Changing into the floating suit was easy with Nikita’s help . Floating in the suit was effortless and it was not cold . Scenery at the frozen lake was amazing too. Overall it was a experience of our lifetime!

Strongly recommended and interesting activity

December 7, 2022


Good service provider and friendly. Ensure safety. Friendly and informative. Recommends to try this activity in finland

Well Done Mr Alex and Team 👍

December 6, 2022


We are not just joining an Arctic Ice Floating Experience. Mr Alex and team is very passionate and knowledgeable to showing us his beautiful unique finnish lapland feeling. Kiitos ! 🙏🙏

ICE Floating, one not to miss

February 20, 2022


This was an experience like no other, hosted by the wonderful couple Alex & wife Tanja. Myself and my two teenagers were welcomed to the most magical, lit up private lake where we donned the very flattering Flotation suits, and dipped right into the 0 degree lake 🥶and floated peacefully looking up at the stars🌟⭐. We had plenty of time to just float or attempt to climb out onto the snow area for snow angels. Alex and Tanja brought us into there warm home and we roasted marshmallows, had warm Berry juice and gingerbread biscuits, a staple of the Finnish diet 😂. This adventure was top of my list on our visit to Lapland and it exceeded my expectations. Thanks to Alex & Tanja for making it so personable

Ice Floating? YES! You must try this!

February 17, 2022


We did the Aurora Arctic Ice Floating (at night). My wife talked me into the excursion as I wasn't sure I'd enjoy it. It was snowing when we went, so we weren't able to see any Aurora. Despite that, the experience was unique and relaxing yet still exhilarating (jumping into the frozen lake), and just overall awesome. Our guide Alex was amazing and took great care of us from suiting up to joining us for a bit, making a fire, preparing snacks, etc. The cabin time (fire, cookies, hot berry juice, friendly conversation) was a great wrap-up to the experience. I highly recommend this excursion!

Aurora ice floating experience with Alex

January 27, 2022


We had the most amazing experience with Alex on our ice floating tour. Even though the lake had got a bit frozen because of the changing temperatures he got the lake ready for us in no time. His accurate guidance made the experience really easy and comfortable. Plus after the tour we were served with hot berry juice. We were lucky to have auroras in during the float and Alex clicked some amazing pics for us. I would definitely love to do this again on my next visit to Lapland.

Dressed like a giant lobster !!

January 26, 2022


Alex was so friendly and went out of his way to enable my 9 year old daughter to take part. She made a friend for life !! The actual activity is fun, enjoyable and relaxing, definitely recommend.

Sehr netter Guide namens Alex.

January 24, 2022


Sehr netter Guide namens Alex. Hat super gut erklärt und geholfen (Antüge anziehen, Fotos machen usw.). Auch die Hütte war sehr gemütlich und warm mit Kaminfeuer, heißem Beerensaft und Keksen. Zeitlich sehr gut organisiert. Auch die Autofahrten waren sehr angenehm und warm. Das Eisschwimmen war super spannend und auch mega lustig. Man wird weder nass, noch friert man. Wir sind darin auch über den gefrorenen und verschneiten See gewatschelt. Ein kleines Nordlicht haben wir auch gesehen. Eine ganz tolle Erfahrung und Erinnerung, welche wir nicht missen möchten. Sehr schöner Abend.

Ice Floating - save adventure

January 19, 2022


Ice Floating und walking on the frozen lake was an adventure. We always felt save. The guide was very courteous. After that we were sitting in a very nice and comfortable cabin with a log fire, hot berrie-tea and cookies. It was so nice, we loved it.

The highlight of the trip

November 29, 2021


We had the best time with Tanja, amazing experience and everything was well organized. We were picked up from the hotel, had a very smooth ride to the venue and Tanja explained everything before we reach. She also share a lot of interesting information about city.

Unique Ice floating experience

February 28, 2021


We did Ice floating with Nordic Adventures. Alex and his team are very honest and passionate people living their dream and making our time as pleasant as possible. Will definitely get back to them when we are in Rovaniemi and truly recommend them.

Exciting experience

February 22, 2021


It was a very good activity and totally secure in a great environment. Organisers were nice and very professional.

Ice floating - Fabulous Experience

January 26, 2020


If you want a really personal Finnish experience then we highly recommend these guys.
A lovely glimpse into Finnish culture coupled with an amazing albeit bizarre experience of ice floating.
Completed with a warming fire in a homily environment, with piping hot berry juice and freshly baked ginger cookies.
Amazing views over their private lake. Survival suits great quality and keep you warm.
Danielle was a fabulous host. Don’t miss this experience.