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!
✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature
✔️ Northern lights hunting
✔️ Budget option
✔️ No special skills required
✔️ Small group experience
✔️ The tour is family friendly
01.09 - 10.04
~ 3 hours
This 3-hour tour includes transportation, guidance, storytelling and hot sausages by the campfire. Learn about Nordic myths and see the colorful lights fire up the sky.
The best time of the year to see the Northern Lights in Finland is between September and April. In Lapland, you can see the lights for 200 nights a year. Contrary to popular belief lights appear in autumn and spring, even summer too, but you can't see them unless the sky is pitch black. That's why we take you on away from the city lights to see the majestic Aurora light show.
Aurora hunt lasts for 3 hours. We'll pick you up from your hotel in Rovaniemi and take you to our secluded country location where we'll sit by an open fire and wait for the lights. Snacks and drinks are included, so help yourself to sausages cooked on the open fire and recuperate with some hot tea. In a cozy atmosphere by an open fire, you will learn more about the Northern Lights, why they appear and learn about ancient Aurora legends.
The most popular myth in Finland involves the story about a fast Firefox that ran so quickly its tail sent sparks into the sky creating the Northern Lights. Others say that the lights appear in the sky whenever the whales splash water. Find out more about these Nordic myths as you wait for the lights to start swirling in the sky.
Please note that Aurora sights are not guaranteed. Even when the solar activity is right and the timing is perfect, we still need to be lucky to see the lights.
✔️ Northern lights (if lucky!)
✔️ Air-conditioned minivan
✔️ Hot drinks and cookies
✔️ Professional English speaking Aurora expert
✔️ Snacks by the open fire
✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off
⚡ Camera & tripod
⚡ Seasonal outdoor clothing
❌ Gratitude (optional)
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 happy to tell you where you can rent costumes if there is such a need!
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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.
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.
We know nature is unpredictable so we offer you 3 or 5-day pass to increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights.
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!
We did 2 other activities with Nordic Adventures (Husky 10km Safari & Visit to a local reindeer farm). It is always a pleasure to go with them. The team (both Alex) is very nice. They are responsive with messages and always ready to help and answer questions. Also, they are honest about the chances of seeing the Northern Lights.Despite several hours of research and perseverance on Alex's part, we have not seen any northern lights. But that's the game! However, the full moon and the nighttime atmosphere in a snowy landscape were amazing. In addition, the time around the fire with the snacks was great.I will try my luck with them again and I recommend them.Thanks again for everything, it was great!
We were only two of us because of the Corona situation so it was very good! We knew the conditions were bad, the first Alex I had by email was very honest and did not promise to see northen light to force us to book. Alex (the second !) our guide, took us to a first place and we tasted hot chocolate and sausage. Unfortunately we haven't seen any. So Alex drove and did everything to make sure we had some and he finally found a piece of clear sky, so that through the camera we could see them! he really persevered !! Thanks for that !! We recommend you and will not hesitate to come back to you for other activities !!
Great guide, friendly and competent!
We strongly recommend Nordic adventure tour operator also for other tours, not only this one!
Amazing Northern light hunt with Alex and his colleague. They took us to two places and we were so lucky to see it! Besides that they made a cozy fire To keep us warm and nice snacks and drinks. Enjoyed every minute of it!
It's been surreal and as well lucky to have witness "The Northern Lights" for three consecutive nights...
Big thanks to Alex' Team along with Gael, they're the most patient tour guides and planner that me, my friends and rest of the visitors who came way all the way across the world..
Other than the hot cocoa, fruit tea, sausages, mallows : the service and assistance is top notch!!!
Cheers to Alex/Gael and Team, hope to be back for more adventures!!! xx