We know nature is unpredictable so we offer you 3 or 5-day pass to increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights.
✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature
✔️ Northern lights hunt
✔️ Lappish countryside
✔️ No special skills required
✔️ Small group experience
✔️ The tour is family friendly
01.09 - 10.04
3-4 hours daily
Choose from 3 or 5-day pass and check in with us every day to embark on a once in lifetime Aurora Borealis adventure. Come to the bright side, we have cookies!
Everyone will tell you that seeing the bright frolicking Northern Lights is a breathtaking experience. What they don't tell you that sometimes it takes more than one try, to see the lights. And, even then it doesn't all go without a hitch.
So, that's why we offer a multi-day pass, to increase your chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis! Buying a pass is more economical than taking a tour each day until you see the lights. Plus, you get to visit different locations each day. Explore different landscapes, and take beautiful photos of Finish nature. Depending on where the lights are we’ll see hills, forests, and meadows, and enjoy the starry nights by the lake.
All you need to do is to check in each day (please read the additional information carefully!). It's important to check in, so you can reserve your spot in the minibus. Our minibus is warm, comfortable and safe for driving in snow and ice. Once we're all safely loaded in the bus your professional guide will take you to the best place to see the Northern Lights. Your Aurora expert will choose the best location for Aurora sights. We will visit different locations each day unless we know for sure that Northern lights will appear on a certain location, then we’ll go there (even if we visited it before) to enjoy the light show.The best time to go Aurora chasing is winter. You need dark nights and clear skies to see the dancing light show.
Some believe that January - March is the best time to see the lights, but many find autumn the best. Season of the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi is October – April.
Northern Lights appear when tiny electronically charged particles from the Sun boost with oxygen and nitrogen atoms from the Earth's atmosphere. The lights appear green, blue, purple, and sometimes even crimson red with orangey shades of coral and pink. Our guide will help you to set up the camera and give you some good tips on how to capture the lights. But, before you hurry to snap as many photos as you can, take some time to let go and immerse yourself in the beauty of Lappish night sky.
The pass starts on the first day of your activation. Days are considered in a row. That is, if you start your Pass on Monday, then the last night of the Pass will be on Wednesday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 3 days in a row).
⚠️ Please note: you must check in each day to reserve your seat on that night's tour.
⚠️ Even on the first day that your Aurora pass is valid you still need to check in before 1 pm if you wish to join the tour that day. Simply send an email, WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber (+358 4O 744 2567) or call before 1 pm to confirm that you want to reserve a seat.
⚠️ If you check-in\reserve a seat and do not show up on time for the departure, your Aurora Pass will expire.
⚠️ This pass cannot be transferred. Each pass is only valid for one customer to use for the whole booking period.
⚠️ Northern Lights are a natural occurrence and we are unable to guarantee activity, vibrancy or colour on the evening of the safari.
⚠️ The pass starts on the first day of your activation. Days are considered in a row. That is, if you start your Pass on Monday, then the last night of the Pass will be on Wednesday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 3 days in a row).
✔️ Northern lights (if lucky!)
✔️ Photography tips from a Northern Lights professional
✔️ Each day's tour is 3-4 hours to the best spot for the day
✔️ Unforgettable experience and only positive emotions
✔️ Hot drinks and cookies
✔️ Professional English speaking Aurora expert
✔️ 3-5 Days Aurora Borealis Tour Pass
✔️ Snacks by the open fire
✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off
⚡ Camera & tripod
⚡ Seasonal outdoor clothing
Please let us know your diet before or after booking your adventure. We will take into account your wishes and prepare the food suitable for you.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Yes, if you have your camera with you, the guide can take a photo of you with the northern lights behind you! These can be single or group photos and free of charge.
Photos can also be taken on a mobile phone, but the quality of the photo will vary.
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 (email@example.com) to re-book your tour.
The Northern Lights are natural phenomena and we unfortunately cannot promise you will see them. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions.
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.
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.
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 also happy to rent out the winter clothing for 25 €/person/day.
Unfortunately there isn’t just one simple answer to this question.
There is not just one single setting for your camera that ensures great captures. but if you have manual options, you are probably best served with experimenting with various combinations of ISO, aperture, and exposure settings. As a rule of thumb, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed at between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have proven effective.
Nonetheless if you have manual options, you are probably best off with experimenting with various combinations of ISO, exposure and aperture settings. , ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed at between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have proven effective.
A good thing to keep in mind, ISO setting between 800 and 3200, aperture between f/2.8 and f/5.6, and shutter speed between 15 seconds and 30 seconds have given great results.
Different combinations may give very different results. Higher ISO setting will allow you to capture faster exposures, but the downside to this might be for example grainier images.
If the shutter speed is above 15 seconds it will result in slight star movement.
Wider angle lenses are usually more versatile in low light settings, but longer lenses give you different options for compositions. Make sure that you remove all lens filters, as they may distort images. You will probably get the best results with manual setting for infinite focal length.
Be sure to remove all lens filters, as they may distort images. You will probably get the best results with manual setting for infinite focal length.
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. Transfers from accommodation places located further out from the city (for example Arctic Snow Hotel, Apukka Resort, Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge Resort) can be arranged at an additional cost.
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.
If you want to go Northern Lights hunting but don't want to get round up with dozens of tourist, our private hut experience is a perfect choice for you. That way everyone will have our full attention and a chance to get a personalized experience.
Let us take you away from the city to see the magical dancing Northern Lights. Learn more about this rare phenomenon and capture some awesome photos!
Alex was such a wonderful guide for the past 3 nights. He took well care of us by feeding us with hot chocolate, sausages and marshmallows over a campfire. He took us to different spot for the 3 nights we spent with him. We managed to see the Northern Lights for all 3 days.
On the 2nd day, he even stopped his car by the roadside when he saw it coming. We quickly grabbed our tripod and camera and jumped out to catch it before it went off.
Thanks Alex for giving us an adventure that we will not forget.
Thank you Alex for a great night chasing the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi. Your professional knowledge of the best viewing areas and local culture was very good. We look forward to many more wonderful nights. Thank You
We booked the 3 pass because we were not sure to be able to see any. The first day Alex the owner was opened to see what to do but it was a cloudy night so no chance to see them so we decided to forget about. The next night it was looking better but at the end the clouds didn't want to go away. Alex the guide - yes two different Alex - was all the time nice and so optimistic. He was tacking care of us and making the moment special. At the end we could'nt see any...buttttttt the last night and aslo the last try at -15ºC, we achieve yo see them!!! alex the guide - I don't know the surname- was all the time taking care of us because it was so cold outside....he added value to the moment with his charm. the experience great and if you go there in nov-desember be patiente because the cloudy nights make so difficult the chance to see them. thanks Alex2
I took 5 different Trips from Nordic Adventures and had a Memorable Visits to the Husky Park, Reindeer Park and the 3 days Northern Lights Hunt.
The Tour guide Alex was very friendly and took care well.I was solo traveller but being in a small group i made lot of friends including Alex itself.
Though the Aurora chances was very low i could still capture some shots using my camera. Also loved the camp fires and eating sausages in the extreme cold weather and off course the berry juice.
I highly recommend the Tours from Nordic Adventures for a small and personalised experiences in Lapland.
Thank you Alex and Alex (2 ) ..Ha ha !
ALEX, OUR guide was on the dot when he fetched us at our accommodation.
Lucky on the first night with beautiful shots. Alex showed us how to get beautiful pictures. The grilled sausages and the hot chocolate were also great.
Second night, we did the same tour, but had to wait until the clouds cleared.
It's really very cold waiting for the sky to clear.
We booked the 3-day pass a month before our tour in Finland. I thought it was a bit pricey because we could end up not seeing the Northern lights. But the service alone is so worth it. The guide, Alex is so helpful, the experience of chasing and transferring from one spot to another was so exciting for us. They will make a bonfire and cook sausages and serve tea or hot chocolate while waiting.
We were able to see Northern lights for each night. The best one is the final night when it danced across the night sky! Everyone was shouting and cheering when it moved and change colors.
I highly recommend this tour!
we thought long and hard with which company to book and were glad to see Nordic Adventure was offering the 3 day pass. the price, relatively to Finland was appealing.
and we took the offer and got lucky seeing the aurora on our first 10 minutes!
the experience is fun and we felt good knowing we can come back and go and see the lights again which we did as we saw it on our 3rd night as well.
I have to mention the nice treatment we got from Alex the driver, and Alex the owner
which helped us by taking us from our apartment and made sure we feel comfortable in this tour.
i highly recommend using their service as the price is fair and the experience great.
Alex even helped us with the photos attached!
Alex was right on time to fetch us at our AIRBNB. We were lucky to see the Northern Lights on the first night. Alex was great with helping in the photograph. The sausage and hot drinks also helped a lot