If you want to go Northern Lights hunting but don't want to get round up with dozens of tourists, our private tipi experience is a perfect choice for you. That way everyone will have our full attention and a chance to get a personalized experience.
✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature
✔️ Northern lights hunting
✔️ Lappish countryside
✔️ No special skills required
✔️ Small group experience
✔️ The tour is family friendly
15.09 - 10.04
Escape the city lights and spend a quiet evening on the private lake. We'll go Northern Lights hunting and warm up in a cozy Finnish tipi tent.
If you want to go Northern Lights hunting but don't want to get round up with dozens of tourist, our private lake experience is a perfect choice for you. We specialize in small tours only. That way everyone will have our full attention and a chance to get a personalized experience.
We’ll pick you up from your hotel with our comfortable minibus. To escape the city buzz and experience the true beauty of Finland, we’ll drive to a cozy tipi at our private lake in the middle of nowhere. We want to show you the thrill of Northern Lights hunting. Locals here are used to Aurora Borealis, but they never take it for granted. In order to see the lights dance in the sky, you need to have good timing and just be lucky enough. Nature is unpredictable, but it's the thrill of a chase that we go for. In addition, we wanted to immerse you in a traditional Lappish experience and take you on a private lake in our warm wooden hut, to enjoy juicy sausages and hot drinks.
If the weather is nice, the sky is clear, and the solar activity was in favor of Aurora Borealis we will see the flickering green lights turn in shades of blue and violet. Please note that we can't predict the future, the weather, and whether or not you'll like this tour. However, we can tell you for sure that every time we organize this tour we feel lucky to live in such beautiful place. We are always happy to tell you more about Finnish lifestyle and to share some interesting stories about Lapland while we enjoy our hot chocolate in a cozy and warm wooden hut!
We will drop you off at your hotel or place of residence at the end of the Aurora tour.
✔️ Northern lights (if lucky!)
✔️ Photography tips from a Northern Lights professional
✔️ Private lake & cozy Lappish Tipi
✔️ 4 hours Aurora Hunting adventure
✔️ Hot drinks and cookies
✔️ Professional English speaking Aurora expert
✔️ Snacks by the open fire
✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off
⚡ Camera & tripod
⚡ Seasonal outdoor clothing
❌ Winter overalls and boots
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
мы приехали в 4ом. в эту сказочную и увлекательную страну. заранее были забронированы 3 экскурсии. все экскурсии проводил знающий и любящий свое ремесло алекс рудюк. мы очарованы этим замечательным человеком. когда мы приехали в первый же день он посмотрел на дату экскурсии погоня за северным сиянием и предложил перенести на 28.02.19 т.к вероятность увидеть северное сияние увеличится без доплаты.это превзошло все наши ожидание .все выполнено с огромным вниманием и любовью.большое спасибо .алексу
I went off of everyone else’s reviews and chose Nordic adventures because I’m the kind of person who travels alone and tries to meet locals and stay away from tourist traps. On my first trip to see the northern lights though, I didn’t find anyone that I could link up with who was local and so I did extensive research and even rented my own car to try and stay solo on the trip. In the end I decided to join Nordic adventures for my first night to hope to see the northern lights and also because the company states that they keep group sizes small and provide a personal experience. I have to say that hands down I am blown away. Every step from booking to being picked up even to communication with Alex days after my tour was over was incredible. I don’t feel like I was on a tour, I feel like I was hanging out with a few friends. Alex’s Kota on the lake was magic and I would have enjoyed the night whether we saw the northern lights or not. Luckily... they were magic. But this company is hands down the best way I could have experienced the beauty of Finland. Thank you Alex. I’ll be back soon.
Amazing young man, Alex Rudyuk, very knowledgabl and an excellent evening with phenomenal views. This was a very memorable night, and will never be forgotten! The lights were beautiful and the serenity of the atmosphere was fantastic. We cannot thank Alex enough for this life-changing experience, and a delicious dinner of freshly cooked salmon and potatoes!
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!
The activities were very fun, the activities were not dangerous. The Guids are very nice and can help you with anything. I recommend it to everyone, even to families with young children.
You want to hunt the lights go with this people! We booked small group tour, they upgraded us at no additional cost and gave us private tour. We were surprised to picked up by private car instead a bus and driver/guide speaker very well clear English. He knew the area well that answer all our questions about town, country, living, the lights. He took us far away from the city where we had complete dark sky just stars... We have 2 small children ( 2 years old and 6 years old). He was very kind, did not mind my screaming 2 years old! He took us to small cabin between woods, set fire, give us cookies, hot chocolate ( we didnt want hot dogs bcz we vegetarians). He keep go out for us searching the lights, freezing instead we go with kids... we stayed with kids put them sleep he comes back every 10 min to (2x) to say there is nothing and go back. By 3rd time he come he just smiled and shake his head :) we understand what was that mean and run. He stayed with our sleeping kids for hours while we just watched the light. He was amazing! He didn't had to babysit but he did which was so kind of him. Because of him we enjoyed the light for hours. Sky was so clear, lights were so visible we watched some big ones then out of no where there was.... Pink auro! Very rare auro we had chance to watch for good 10 min before green ones back completely. This was our first try , first day and we catched them. Thanks to this amazing people. Unfortunately we booked another snowmobile hunting light tours for the day after ( withh another company) was a big time fail and waste of money. We should just book another day with this company. Dont be me, book all your hunting with them :)