What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about traditional Finnish adventure? Finnish sauna, Norther Lights, or traditional Lappish dinner in a cozy wooden cottage away from the city buzz? Correct! On this tour you will get all of the above and even a little more!
✔️ Enjoy a delicious smoked salmon for lunch or dinner
✔️ Finnish woodburned sauna
✔️ Arctic lake swimming
✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature
✔️ No special skills required
✔️ Small group experience
~ 4 hours
~12:00 and 17:00
Winter, summer, midnight or evening, the joy of sauna bathing is a totally delightful event.
Once the sauna is all set up it's your time to relax. Let the heat purify your body as the mellow wintery magic of Lapland purifies your soul. Let go of the stress and enjoy the presence of your loved ones. While we do our best to prepare you for an evening in the wilderness, it's up to you decide how you want to spend your time. The classic Nordic way is to spend 10-15 minutes in the sauna and then jump into ice cold water, or even a big pile of crystal white snow! A cold plunge after a steamy session increases your blood flow, relieves pressure and boosts up your endorphin levels!
Ice swimming in an arctic lake after a sauna is an excellent way to unwind. The sudden drop in temperature activates the body's adrenaline, a hormone that elevates mood and speeds up blood circulation. It also triggers the release of endorphins, hormones that ease pain and increase activity. The added benefits are glowing skin, increased energy, and enhanced immunity.
After this unique Finnish spa experience, it's time to get back to our little cozy wooden cottage to enjoy smoked salmon dinner by a fireplace.
Sauna bathing has become such a deeply ingrained Finnish tradition that not even the difficult circumstances have been able to interrupt or alter it. It is a part of Finnish culture, customs and social pattern, passed inevitably from one generation to the next. The sauna effect is created by making the body hot throughout, almost like simulation a fever. This high temperature, coupled with the tranquil view and the later breathing of the stimulation lake air creates the benevolent effect always associated with sauna.
The Northern Lights observing is one of the most attractive things to do in Finland. Seeing flickering shades of blue, green, violet and sometimes even crimson red is one of the most epic adventures you can have. Aurora sights are never guaranteed, as nature is unpredictable. So, that makes this experience even more special. The thrill of the chase, an amazing sauna experience and a traditional dinner in a wooden cottage by the private arctic lake are what we call The best of Lapland.
The best time to see the Northern Lights is between October and middle of March, on an evening departure (5pm). Keep in mind that we will do our best to make you comfortable, warm and entertained, but there's one thing we can't promise you - seeing Northern lights. Nature is unpredictable and Northern lights sights are not guaranteed. That's why our tour is so fantastic; you won't feel sad if you miss the frolicking lights in the sky.
✔️ Main dish for lunch or dinner is a delicious smoked salmon fillet
✔️ Professional English speaking guide
✔️ Hot drinks and cookies
✔️ *Northern Lights (October - mid March), if lucky and weather is right, evening departure ONLY
✔️ Dinner cooked on the open fire
✔️ Towels, slippers for the sauna
✔️ Arctic Lake swimming (ice-swimming in Winter time)
✔️ Firewood sauna experience 2 hours
✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off
⚡ Swimming suit
⚡ Camera and drinking water
❌ Swimming suit
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.
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 happy to tell you where you can rent costumes if there is such a need!
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.
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.
The best time to see the northern lights is when the sky is clear of any clouds. Some people claim the aurora comes out when temperatures are colder. This isn’t the case – it’s just that when the skies are cloudless, temperatures tend to drop.
The northern lights are most commonly seen between 17:00 and 02:00. They don’t usually exhibit for long – they may only show for a few minutes, then glide away before returning. A good display may last for no longer than a quarter or half an hour, though, if you’re really lucky, it could extend to a couple of hours or longer.
The waxing and waning of the moon makes no difference to the northern lights. While a full moon lightens the sky, and may therefore reduce the visual intensity of a display, the northern lights can be seen at all stages of the moon’s cycle. In fact, seeing the Northern Lights behind a full moon is quite a spectacular sight.
Our guaranteed nightly Norther Lights hunting departures are from the end of September to April!
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You can join an already scheduled safari where we have other participants. This way you only pay for yourself.
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The price of the tour is the same, no matter if you use our transportation option or not.
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.
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Have you ever wondered what is like to live near the Arctic Circle? We invite you to our Finnish home where you can experience the local culture and relax in the wood-burning sauna.
We won't overburden your schedule, we will just make sure that you see the best Rovaniemi has to offer. See the rare arctic animals in the wonderful Ranua Zoo, spend some time shopping, and finish the evening in a relaxing Finnish sauna followed by an open fire Dinner!
Experience the traditional Lappish sauna in a cozy cottage and take a dip in the private Arctic lake! Blow off some steam and enjoy a peaceful night in the authentic Finnish sauna. End the night with a tasty dinner cooked over an open fire.
This is one of the first things we did after we arrived in Rovaniemi and set us off to a great start.Our guide Pedro was kind and friendly and explained everything about how to use the sauna and how to go about dipping in the ice lake if we wanted to.Felt so energized and refreshed after going in the ice-cold water, definitely want to do it again.The lunch afterward was some of the best food we had whilst in Finland, definitely the best salmon.The sun came out halfway through our experience and the already beautiful view of the lake got even more beautiful.
Great trip! There is a tendency with some of the trips around Rovaniemi to have 20-30 people involved, so it was super refreshing to do something that was limited to 8-10 people. The team were lovely and the destination was beautiful. We were split into 2 saunas and spent a couple of hours darting from the water back to the sauna. The water is obviously freezing but well worth getting in. This was all followed by a delicious meal and some stories about Lapland and the surrounding area. Would recommend if you have the time.
I would highly recommend this trip. It was 100 percent the best out of the multiple excursions we did whilst in Rovaniemi. As we are vegetarian they substituted the Salmon for a lovely freshly cooked chilli con carne.The sauna and ice dipping was a refreshing activity and something to remember for years to come!
One of my best memory of Rovaniemi, the sauna is great, the team gives clear instruction and the diner was good.
Awesome experience… so glad to do this. We were collected and taken to a beautiful place far from the city lights. The sauna and cold plunge left us feeling amazing. The dinner was delicious and the hosts were very kind and welcoming.. i would definitely recommend this experience