Northern Lights Hunting by Reindeer sleigh

Experience the thrill of Northern Lights hunting with reindeer sleigh. This is the adventure of a lifetime!

Arctic Animals
Northern Lights
Minibus
family
photo lovers
Nature Lovers
Winter
Spring
Snacks

OVERVIEW

Reindeer sleigh ride is an essential Finish experience. Feel the thrill of skimming through snowfields, and get your Reindeer Driving license!

HIGHLIGHTS

✔️ Traditional Lappish Reindeer farm

✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature

✔️ Northern lights hunt

✔️ Lappish countryside

✔️ No special skills required

✔️ Small group experience

✔️ The tour is family friendly

Calendar

Availability

01.12 - 01.04

Duration

Duration

~ 4 hours

Departure

Departure

~ 19:30

Pickup

Pickup & Dropoff

Yes

Age limit

Min. age

0 years

Price from

Price from

140.00

 EUR

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Experience the thrill of Northern Lights hunting with reindeer sleigh. This is the adventure of a lifetime!

Reindeer sleigh ride is an essential Finish experience. Feel the thrill of skimming through snowfields, and get your Reindeer Driving license!

We start our adventure with a hotel pick up and a 20 minutes’ drive to the Sierijarvi Reindeer farm, one of the oldest farms in the region. The farm is located in the forested area just at the edge of a large lake. During the winter the lake is frozen, so you can see the ice crystals twinkling under the midnight sky.

The reindeers and their herders live on the farm. They will be happy to show you around. See where animals live and learn more about safety measures. After we go through the safety management it's time for a reindeer sleigh ride.

While chasing northern lights is our primary goal, there are no guarantees that we will see the lights. Nature is unpredictable so we can't make any promises of actually seeing northern lights. On your exciting reindeer sleigh ride, you will experience firsthand the beauty of Lappish nature. The ride is 2.5-3 km long. It's moderately fast so it's suitable for all ages. Please dress warmly because it gets cold in the evening.

All guests will receive a Reindeer Driving License to manage the reindeer team. Although symbolic, this license is a great souvenir. We will spend the rest of our evening at the farm, chatting by an open fire. In a traditional Finnish house, with snacks and refreshments, you will have an opportunity to learn more about reindeer herding and living in the countryside.

INCLUDED

✔️ Northern lights (if lucky!)

✔️ ~3 km reindeer ride & Aurora hunting program

✔️ Informative talks

✔️ International Reindeer Driving License

✔️ Professional English speaking guide

✔️ Hot drinks and cookies

✔️ Snacks by the open fire

✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off

WHAT TO BRING

⚡ Camera & tripod

⚡ Warm layers

NOT INCLUDED

❌ Meals

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
  • 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

Cancellation terms 2020-2021

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  • More than 48 hours notice – full refund, 20 € cancellation fee will be charged.
  • Less than 48 hours or no show notice – 100% from the total amount to be charged.

FAQ

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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 (info@nordicadventures.fi) to re-book your tour.

- Will i definitely see northern lights on the tour?

The Northern Lights are natural phenomena and we unfortunately cannot promise you will see them. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions.

- How do I book a tour with Nordic Adventures and what information do you need from me?

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 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.

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