Our destination is the best possible place for watching the sky. Even on the way it is possible to see the lights if the weather is good. 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 barbecue some snacks we brought with us while watching the sky. The guide explains all about Northern Lights and old mythology about them. The appearance of the lights is not guaranteed but they are visible in about 90 % of the clear sky evenings. Also 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 in a tepee 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 in Rovaniemi area where there 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!
Afterwards you may spend the whole night in our comfortable Aurora apartment where you may sleep on comfortable beds and from which you have a great chance to observe the sky through the whole night. You will also get an Aurora alert into the apartment in case of Aurora. Toilet and shower you can find in the apartment as well. In the morning you may have a tasty breakfast and return transfer to town for the next day program.
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 and all 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. This trip is also a great chance for taking pictures of Northern lights in beautiful nature. And if you like you may stay the whole night following the sky!
Rovaniemi is one of the best places in the world for spotting the Northern Lights. It is located at the Arctic Circle where 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. Please check the reviews on our TripAdvisor pages!
It is impossible to predict Northern Lights and the weather. 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 the weather forecasts and Northern lights 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 that people didn’t book the trip because they thought it is cloudy or not good for the lights. And then 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.
For this trip we are able to guarantee the seats for early bookings only but you can always ask last minute seats. Please check our pick up timetable for exact departure from your hotel.
Available 21st of August – 21st of April.
Pick up times from hotels in Rovaniemi:
|Hotel||Start 1*||Start 2*|
|Santa Claus Holiday Village
Nova Skyland hotel
|Hotel Scandic Rovaniemi
Arctic Light Hotel
|Hotel Santa Claus
Hostel Cafe Koti
|Arctic City Hotel
Safari Office (Rovakatu 26)
Start 1*: August-October and March-April
Start 2*: November-February
179 Euros / adult, 89,50 Euros / children under 15
20.00 – 09.30 or 21.00 – 09.30 depending on the month
Invoicing, credit cards, voucher (cash)
Adults, young people, couples, families, senior citizens, singles, children
Finnish, German, French, Spanish…
Transportation, machinery / equipment, guidance services, snacks, coffee/beverages, winter adventure gear, accommodation, linen, towels, breakfast, organizer’s liability insurance.