Auroras – Northern Lights Trip by Car and on Foot (photographing tour)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION [Location: Rovaniemi]

  • Duration
    5 hours
  • Availability
    Contact us
  • Suitability
    All
  • Classification
    Moderate

Join our legendary Northern Lights trip to maximise your chances to see this great natural arctic phenomenon and learn to make pictures of Auroras. Our destination is the best possible place – a small mountain where the sky is often clear and view to the north perfect.

Even on our 45 minutes way out from Rovaniemi and artificial lights it is possible to see the Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis if the weather is good. We will end up to a large lodge just in the middle of the wilderness where we can find toilets and facilities. Afterwards we have a little walk up the hill where a comfortable tepee is waiting for us. We make a fire in the tepee and enjoy warm beverages and barbeque while watching the sky. The guide shares information about Northern Lights and the old mythology around them. The arctic starry sky is very beautiful. Spot the Big Bear and Polar Star, Northern Lights often appear just under the Polar Star. Listen to the stories about local life and nature by living fire. Experience some Lappish shamanism and see your future with our great Aurora guides!

Our Northern Lights trip has got excellent feedbacks already for years. This is because our Northern Lights spotting place is the best possible place where are no other lights at all, northern sky is fully open and the weather is often clear even if it is cloudy or foggy in the town. By our long experience the right hours to be out there is 11-12 PM. Anyway you need some luck to see the lights because it is unpredictable even during the trip! Great surprises happen! The likelyhood is about 80% to see some kind of lights. Is it the highest in the world? We do not know but we think so 🙂

Why to book our organized trip? It is all about knowing the best place for following the lights. Many people believe that a glass igloo helps you seeing the Northern Lights. It is a special experience to sleep in one but the best places to see great Northern Lights are far from glass igloos. The best places are on mountains and hills having great view to north and what is really important for photograping – far away from all artificial lights.

On this trip the weather is often better than elsewhere and you can see even the first thin lights once they appear. All kind of Northern Lights you see clearly because there is no artificial light in the air. The mountain has got a special micro climate that means open sky for most of the nights.The northern horizon is all visible and absolutely dark that is very important in Aurora hunting. This trip offers a great chance for taking pictures of Northern lights in the middle of beautiful arctic nature. Please also check the tour reviews on our TripAdvisor pages and join us – the Aurora experts! Please inform us early if you are a vegetarian or if you have any food restrictions or physical restrictions. We will help if we know!

Hints:

Rovaniemi is one of the best places in the world for spotting the Northern Lights. It is located at the Arctic Circle where in general the chances to see the Northern Lights are very high. Also the climate in Rovaniemi area is continental that means clear sky for most of the evenings in the winter time at least on the mountains around the town.

But it is impossible to predict the Northern Lights and the weather reliably. Outside of the town on little mountains where we go the weather is often clear. If you like you can follow Aurora forecasts and weather forecasts and then book as late as you feel it right. We recommend pages http://www.iltalehti.fi/saa/pilvisyys/ . There you can see how the clouds go and you also see how difficult it is to predict the weather for the night. In reality the weather is often bettter than predicted as you don’t need more than 5 minutes clear sky to see the lights. On the mountains it happens very often even on cloudy nights.

It happened already several times that some people didn’t book the tour because they thought it is cloudy or not good for the lights. And finally that evening was the best Northern Lights evening with the most spectacular lights. What a pity if you were already in town and didn’t join our trip! We have decided that we always go if somebody books the trip, because it is always possible that we miss the lights if we do not go. And if you are not lucky you have a chance to book second tour by lower price!

Please check our pick up times for exact departure from your hotel.

Available 21st of August – 21st of April. Good luck!

 

Pick up times from hotels in Rovaniemi:

Hotel  Start 1*  Start 2* 
Santa Claus Village
Santa’s Glass Igloos
Arctic Snow Hotel and Glass Igloos
20:20 19:20
Arctic Treehouse
Napapiirin Saarituvat
Lomavekarit
20:25 19:25
Chalet Hotel 20:30 19:30
Sky Hotel
Santa Sport
Ounaskoski camping
Kotareitit
20:35 19:35
Hotel Aakenus
Hostel Rudolf
B&B places
20:40 19:40
Hotel Scandic
Guesthouse Borealis
20:45 19:45
Hotel Arctic Light
Hostel Cafe Koti
Hotel Vaakuna
Hotel Cumulus Pohjanhovi
Hotel Arctic Light
20:50 19:50
Hotel Santa Claus
Hotel Cumulus Polar
20:55 19:55
City Hotel 21:00 20:00
Lapland Welcome safari office
(address Rovakatu 26)
21.00 20.00

Start 1*: August-October and March-April, after April 10th 1 hour later 
Start 2*: November-February

Details

Price:

89 Euros / adult, 44,50 Euros children under 15, no minimum number of participants, the second tour is 59,-

Length:

5 hours

Hours:

20.00 – 01.00 in November – February or 21.00 – 02.00 in September – October and March, April

District:

Rovaniemi

Destination:

Rovaniemi

Payment methods:

Invoicing, credit cards, voucher (cash)

Suitable for:

Adults, young people, couples, families, senior citizens, singles, children

Language:

English

Optional languages:

Finnish, German, French, Spanish…

Price includes:

Transportation, winter adventure gear, guidance services, snacks, coffee/beverages, winter adventure gear, organizer’s liability insurance

Extra Pay:

Private tours available by additional price

Physical classification:

Easy

INTERESTED?
CONTACT US

Lapland Welcome Ltd Rovaniemi

Tel +358 20 735 29 42info@laplandwelcome.fi

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