Katkavaara Northern Lights Snowmobile Sleigh Ride


  • Duration
    5 hours
  • Availability
    Jan - Apr
  • Suitability
  • Classification

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

Even on our 45 minutes way out from the artificial lights it is possible to see the Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis if the weather is good. During this trip you will reach the summit of the mountain easily on a snowmobile / quadbike sleigh.  The snowmobile / quadbike is driven by a professional guide so you may just sit and enjoy! The last part we will walk on wooden stairs finally reaching a wooden watchtower on the summit. There we have 360 degrees view to the horizon.

We also make a fire in the tepee and enjoy warm beverages and barbeque snacks while watching the sky. The guide explains all about Northern Lights and the old mythology. The appearance of the lights is not guaranteed but the chances are the best possible. 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 old Lappish shamanism and see your future in a light-hearted program with our great Aurora guides!

Our Northern Lights trip has got excellent feedback already for years. This is because our Northern Lights spotting place is the best possible place in Rovaniemi area 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 and it is unpredictable even during the trip! Great surprises happen!

Why to book our organized trip? On this trip the weather is often better than in the city 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 inform us if you are a vegetarian or you have any food restrictions. Please also check the tour reviews on our TripAdvisor pages and join us – the Aurora experts!


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 Northern Lights and weather reliably. Outside of the town on little mountains where we go the weather is often more clear than in the city of Rovaniemi. 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.

It happened already several times 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.

Available 7th of January – 21th of April. Good luck!


Pick up times:

Hotel  Start 1*  Start 2* 
Kätkävaara Auroras Apartment 22:30 21:30

Start 1*: August-October and March-April
Start 2*: November-February




129 Euros / adult, 64,50 Euros / children under 15


5 hours


21.30 – 01.00 or 22.30 – 02.00 depending on the month





Payment methods:

Invoicing, credit cards, voucher (cash)

Suitable for:

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



Optional languages:

Finnish, German, French, Spanish…

Price includes:

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

Extra Pay:

Private tours and meals

Physical classification:




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