Northern Lights hunting by Minibus

Northern Lights
Minibus
family
photo lovers
Nature Lovers
Autumn
Winter
Spring
Snacks

OVERVIEW

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!

HIGHLIGHTS

✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature

✔️ Northern lights hunt

✔️ Budget option

✔️ No special skills required

✔️ Small group experience

✔️ The tour is family friendly

Calendar

Availability

15.09 - 10.04

Duration

Duration

~ 3 hours

Departure

Departure

~ 20:30 or 21:00

Pickup

Pickup & Dropoff

Yes

Age limit

Min. age

0 years

Price from

Price from

75.00

 EUR

ABOUT THIS TOUR

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.

INCLUDED

✔️ Northern lights (if we’re lucky and if the weather’s right)

✔️ Minibus transport

✔️ Hot drinks and cookies

✔️ Professional English speaking Aurora expert

✔️ Snacks by the open fire

✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off

WHAT TO BRING

✔️ Camera & tripod

✔️ Warm layers

✔️ Seasonal outdoor clothing

NOT INCLUDED

❌ Camera

PLEASE NOTE

  • Northern Lights season September - April
  • At least 2 people are required for this product to take place
  • 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 safari
  • Not recommended for kids under 4 years old
  • Tours include a pick up & drop off transfer from your accommodation in the area of central Rovaniemi. Time for meeting point and place will be confirmed upon the reservation.
  • 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
  • Nordic Adventures reserves the right to make alterations to the programs, price, duration or form of transportation without prior warning. This is also applied  to changes in programs due to weather conditions

FAQ

(See all questions and answers here)

- 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 also happy to rent out the winter clothing for 25 €/person/day.

- What are the best camera setting for photographing the Northern Lights?

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.

- 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. 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.

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Lucky
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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

Visiting Northern Lights
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Alex was prompt while he picked us from the hotel; though the tour was only for 3 hours and forecast for northern lights was on low level, he made all his efforts to at least have a glance of northern light though our camera.
Very passionate, keep up the good work.

Sehr schöner Ausflug
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Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Abend, auch wenn wir mit den Nordlichtern kein Glück hatten. Es gab warme Getränke für alle und auch Würstchen und Marshmellos zum grillen über dem Feuer. Alex war sehr nett und hat auch bei der Kameraeinstellung geholfen. Wir würden jederzeit wieder eine Tour mit Alex machen.

Extremamente atencioso
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Somente pontos positivos: a ideia de termos dias livres para ir foi ótima, vimos apenas na 3a noite. O moço que nos levou, aleks, foi sensacional com minha filha de 3 anos e parecia um verdadeiro caçador de Aurora!!!!Irretocável!