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Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari & Campfire BBQ

1. Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari & Campfire BBQ

This Northern Lights hunting tour by snowmobile takes you deep into the wonderful winter landscape of the Arctic Circle. Your guide will lead you on a unique adventure through nature where only the moonlight, stars, and snowmobile lights illuminate the way.   In the middle of the wilderness, stop to observe the sky. Be surrounded by lakes and forests rising towards the night sky. Without city lights in sight, be amazed by the gorgeous view. The guide will prepare an open fire for warmth, where you can enjoy warm refreshments and grilled sausages.  If you’re lucky and the sky is clear, see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky in mysterious silence.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

2. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

Experience an exciting chase for the Northern Lights on this 3-hour adventure tour including transfers between the different spotting locations. After a pickup from your accommodation, embark on your Northern Lights discovery tour starting from Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi. You will be taken into different areas by your guide-driver, who will make sure to find the best locations to view the Northern Lights. This region of the Arctic Circle offers some of the highest levels of Northern Lights activity on Earth. Along the way, you will also get to enjoy the breathtaking Lapland landscapes and magical snowy fields. If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky as you experience the tranquility of the Arctic night.

Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour by Bus with BBQ Meal

3. Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour by Bus with BBQ Meal

Discover the dazzling beauty of the Northern Lights on this bus tour from Rovaniemi. Dive deep into the heart of the Lappish wilderness in search of the dancing Aurora spectacle. Warm up with a mouth-watering BBQ packed with local flavors and pipping-hot tea.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your accommodation in Rovaniemi and settle into your spacious seat in the climate-controlled bus. Relax on the drive through dense forests in Lapland. Arrive at a stunning lake that is far from any light pollution. Relax as your host cooks up a fresh Lappish BBQ meal and brews some blueberry tea. Listen as your guide reveals the secrets of the northern lights to you. Gaze up at the night sky in anticipation of the lights appearing. Return to you accommodation at the end of the your.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

4. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

Drive away from the city to the place with the highest chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Find a warm spot to set up the fire and sit and wait for the show. Benefit from knowing that the more time you spend outside, the greater the chance of you seeing the lights. Usually, you can view the Aurora in the middle of a huge frozen lake or river.  Embark on an experience visiting up to 3 locations to give you the best chance of seeing the lights. Huddle around the fire with your guide, who will also tell you all about traditional animals and customs. 

Rovaniemi: Private Forest Sauna, Northern Lights, & BBQ Trip

5. Rovaniemi: Private Forest Sauna, Northern Lights, & BBQ Trip

Head to an Arctic forest roughly 20 kilometers from the city center to experience the traditional firewood sauna in the forest. The experience of the sauna is such an important part of Finnish culture, that it can’t be compared to anything else. For centuries, it has been a place for physical and spiritual cleansing. Dipping into icy lakes and rolling in the snow are said to be good for your blood circulation, but most people do them simply for the incredible rush. Head to an amazing outdoor forest location to try your hand at winter swimming in the icy water. Raise your head to catch a glimpse of the magical Northern Lights. After the sauna experience, head to the frozen lake to hunt the Northern Lights while you enjoy hot drinks and a BBQ.

Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

6. Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

This Northern Lights Snowmobile Sledge adventure departs from Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, and offers you an exciting chase for the Northern Lights. You will be taken into different areas by your guide-driver, who will make sure to find the best locations to view the Northern Lights. This region of the Arctic Circle offers some of the highest levels of Northern Lights activity on Earth. Along the way, you will also get to enjoy the breathtaking Lapland landscapes and magical snowy fields. If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky as you experience the tranquility of the Arctic night.

Rovaniemi: Discover the Northern Lights Photography Tour

7. Rovaniemi: Discover the Northern Lights Photography Tour

Begin with a team meeting about the tour of the day then get a short briefing about current weather conditions, aurora forecasts, and your destination of the day. The focus of this tour is the Rovaniemi area and you will travel by minivan. After reaching the destination you will leave the minivan and continue on foot to reach the perfect spots in the middle of nature. In the destination, your guide, a professional photographer, helps you prepare your cameras for Northern Lights photography and get ready for the show of a lifetime. Northern Lights are always unpredictable and there is no guarantee that they will be found every night. However, this tour gives you the best possible chance to experience and photograph these mystical wonders of the Arctic area. During the night you are a member of an exclusive team led by a professional photography guide. Simply put, you will join real aurora hunters who rely on the following to succeed in their mission: • background research into local weather and Aurora forecasts • live information feed coming directly into the minivan •local knowledge of all the best viewing spots •willingness to go the extra mile, or a hundred miles, to find the aurora During the night, you will normally visit two to three different locations, which are always chosen according to local weather conditions and photograph opportunities. This means that if the sky is clear and there is a possibility to see the aurora 100 kilometers away, we will take the chance and drive you there. Altogether there are over 50 locations from which to choose the best ones each night. 

Lapland: Husky Carriage Ride Under the Northern Lights

8. Lapland: Husky Carriage Ride Under the Northern Lights

Combine the two biggest favorites of Lapland – Aurora hunting and huskies! One of the best ways to spot the magical Autumn Northern Lights is with our furry husky friends. Because of the remote location of our Resort, there's no light pollution in the area, which is good for seeing the Northern Lights. First, you'll meet the husky musher and friendly husky dogs and get to know them before heading to nature. The 4 km long husky trail is ridden with the carriage for 6 people, so the small group is guaranteed. The husky guide is driving the carriage, and you can just enjoy the excitement of the Aurora hunt and the husky ride at the same time. If you are lucky enough, you'll see Aurora arches on the horizon or even the lights dancing all over the sky. During the adventure, we stop to enjoy hot drinks by the campfire and listen to stories about the life of sled dogs and the Northern Lights.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunting Tour by Boat & Campfire

9. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunting Tour by Boat & Campfire

Join our Northern Lights tour by boat to maximize your chances to see the magical double Aurora. This happens only in autumntime when the Northern Lights on the sky are reflected the lake's or river's surface. Then you can see the Aurora arches in the sky and on the water simultaneously. Our Resort is located between two lakes outside the Rovaniemi city area, away from artificial lights. This makes it the best possible place to hunt Northern Lights. As you hop on a boat from our own shore, you get to enjoy the peace of nature right away. However, while rowing across the lake Olkkajärvi in search of the Auroras, you also have a great chance to learn about the local way of life from our knowledgeable guide. We will land at a wilderness campfire spot during the trip to make a fire and grill sausages. This place is optimal for the Northern Lights, so even during the break, you can keep an eye on the sky for the lights.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Snowmobile Hunt

10. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Snowmobile Hunt

Northern Finland is full of marvelous places for watching the Northern Lights. There are many ways to get out of the city to see them, but none is more adventurous than by snowmobile. Experience the thrill of riding across the snow under the night stars for a full 5 hours with your guide.   Your final destination is a fireplace in the magical woods of the Arctic. Enjoy pork meat Lappish sausages and steaming blueberry tea as you relax to the sound of the crackling fire. Your guide will tell you tales about the spectacular phenomenon of the Northern Lights as you wait for them to appear above you.

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What people are saying about Rovaniemi

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 246 reviews

It was actually quite an interesting trip. Although we didn't see the aurora light due to the cloudy weather and the small chance of visibility in April, the Tour guilder name Gábor was really nice, enthusiastic and always helped us to find the best possible place, and helped us feel warmer during the cold. He was actually Hungarian so I was really glad to find someone who also came from here, he alsi taught us the way to make fire with his special tools, how to chop the wood and make it easier to catch the fire and get it burned. I also loved his explanation and his examples of greatest northern light he saw and recorded as well. So although it was not as it suppose to be, it was still and exciting experience for me, and worth to memorize.

Everything was magical Pick up - 100% on time Both guides were super friendly and always ready to help. You get all the warm clothes you need. Snowmobile driving is so much fun. We were able to see the northern lights. Magical experience It takes a little longer than 4 hours Only tiny suggestion would be, better sausages and maybe some bread for the sausages

Amazing experience! Our group loved hanging out with Raymond and Kun. They were so enthusiastic and would not leave until we saw the northern lights! They were invested in making sure we had a great experience. I still can't believe how great the photos turned out. This tour was completely worth it! Even if you don't see any auroras it is a lot of fun.

Very patient tourguides in hunting the northern lights and beautiful pictures with the aurora dancing in the sky

I was able to see the aurora at the very end, thanks to the fact that I didn't give up until the end.