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.

Traditional Lappish Evening in the Wilderness with Dinner

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The calmness of the lake and a peaceful environment coupled with the fragrance of birch wood, have a most tranquilizing effect upon people on sauna nights.

Overview

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.

Highlights

✔️ Finnish sauna

✔️ Arctic lake

✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature

✔️ No special skills required

✔️ Small group experience

✔️ The tour is family friendly

Availability

year round

Duration

~ 4 hours

Departure

~ 13:00 and 17:00

Pickup & Dropoff

Yes

Min. age

4 years

Price from

129.00

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ABOUT THIS TOUR

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.

Join us for a quiet night in a wood burned sauna and get ready for the Arctic lake swimming. We specialize in small group experiences as we want everyone to feel comfortable. Surrounded by your group of friends you can relax in a cozy Lapland log cabin. Private local guides will be there to help you have the most authentic Northern experience.

One of the most popular Rovaniemi tours is an evening in Lappish sauna, followed by a delicious dinner. The tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel or apartment and a drive to lovely Langonlampi lake. On a 30-minute ride, we'll tell you about Lapland log cabins and their rejuvenating powers. Once we get there we will teach you how to fire up a Finnish sauna and how to make the most of your magical time in the North.

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. Here, the Sauna if closely tied to the yearly cycle, and the cycle of life. It is a place for cleansing and tranquility. "Löyly" refers to the steam or "hot breath" of the Sauna when water is thrown on the hot stones. 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 5-10 minutes in the sauna and then jump into ice cold water, or even a big pile of crystal white snow! Switching back and forth between the hot and cold is a ritual with its own raw appeal. Our sauna is located on the shore of a private lake, swimming to cool off goes hand in hand with sitting in the heat. In wintertime we have a hole in the ice and you can take a dip in the freezing cold water.  A cold plunge after a steamy session increases your blood flow, relieves pressure and boosts up your endorphin levels!

In the sauna you sit on wooden benches at different heights. The top bench is the hottest and the lowest the coolest due to heat traveling up. The stove is an oven-like heater with a heat-storing pile of rocks on top. Water thrown onto rocks turns into steam and releases a soft heat.

In between throwing water onto the stones and sitting in the heat, you pop outside to cool off. Sometimes it's as simple as taking a moment to sit down wrapped in a towel, or other times you make the most of it enjoying good company, conversation and sauna drinks. Sometimes you have a swim.

The Sauna is a place for quiet me-time without having to feel lonely. For many it is a place to recharge amid the daily humdrum, where tense muscles relax and the mind calms down. Yet again parallels can be drawn between the sauna and church - it is a calming oasis for cleansing, inside and out.

After this unique Finnish Spa experience, it's time to get back to our little wooden cottage to enjoy delicious Finnish dinner - smoked salmon by the fireplace.

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Included

✔️ Non-alcohol beverages

✔️ Professional English speaking guide

✔️ Unforgettable experience and only positive emotions

✔️ Hot drinks and cookies

✔️ *Northern Lights (Oct. - Mar), 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

What to bring

⚡ Swimming suit

⚡ Camera and drinking water

Not included

❌ Swimming suit

Please Note

  • At least 2 people are required for this product to take place
  • Northern Lights season September - April
  • Northern Lights are a natural occurrence and we are unable to guarantee activity, vibrancy or colour on the evening of the safari
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions
  • 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

Cancellation terms 2020-2021 

(See all terms here)
  • 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.

Frequently asked questions 

(See all questions and answers here)
Q:

- I have gluten / lactose intolerance / other diet. What should I do?

A:

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.

Q:

- When is a booking for a tour with Nordic Adventures confirmed?

A:

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.

Q:

- How do i pay for a tour with Nordic Adventures?

A:

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!

Q:

Will i definitely see northern lights on the tour?

A:

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

Q:

- Do i have to book in advance?

A:

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.

Q:

- How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Nordic Adventures?

A:

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.

Q:

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

A:

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.

Q:

- When is the best time to see the Northern Lights?

A:

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!

Q:

- I need to cancel or change my adventure booking, what should i do?

A:

Please, send us an email info@nordicadventures.fi

Cancellation

More than 48 hours notice - full refund, 20 € cancellation fee will be charged.

Less than 48 hours or no show notice - No refund

For all bookings of day tours operated by Nordic Adventures, a minimum of 48 hours notice of cancellation is required for a full refund. If cancellation is made after these time limits pass no refund is given.

Some tours have exceptions, please read the cancellation policy when booking a specific tour.

Changes

For any changes to the reservation, please inform Nordic Adventures via e-mail at info@nordicadventures.fi and refer to your booking number. All changes or alterations to be made to the reservation shall be made in writing within office hours in Finland. The requested changes are subject to the written approval of Nordic Adventures. Any changes to reservations depend on availability. Any extra costs incurred for making the change will be charged to the customer. Cancellation of any tour, product or service included in a reservation will not be considered a change for purposes of this section and will be governed by the applicable cancellation terms.

Q:

- It says you need a minimum of 2 people

A:

You can join an already scheduled safari where we have other participants. This way you only pay for yourself.

Please let us know (info@nordicadventures.fi) the dates when you would like to join the activities and we will be happy to make it happen.

Q:

- Would the price of the tour be different if we do not need the transfers?

A:

The price of the tour is the same, no matter if you use our transportation option or not.

Q:

- Do you provide transportation to your adventures?

A:

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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