Rovaniemi: Forest Sauna with Northern Lights

4.3 / 5

8 reviews

Rovaniemi: Forest Sauna with Northern Lights

From $140.61 per person

Set off for an authentic Finnish experience and enjoy a typical sauna with the Aurora Borealis dancing above your head.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy a traditional sauna
  • Get the chance to see the Northern Lights
  • Try your hand at ice swimming
  • Savor hot drinks and a tasty BBQ
Full description
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.
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotel/accommodation within 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) of Rovaniemi area
  • Professional guide
  • Traditional Lapland firewood sauna
  • Traditional BBQ (pork sausage and blueberry tea)
  • Towel and slippers
  • Swimsuit (available for rent, €15 per person)
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • Northern Lights sightings are subject to weather conditions and solar activity so therefore they are not guaranteed
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
  • The starting times can change, in this case, please double check with the local partner
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 8 reviews

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It was wonderful

The tour was only for us and the couple, but there were other tours along the lake for aurora appreciation and sauna. When we arrived at the lakeside, there was already a large aurora, so I watched the aurora first and the guide took a picture with my high-sensitivity camera. After that, while I entered the sauna and entered the bathtub outside the hut and warmed up for about an hour, the guide burned the fire and warmed the drink. When sausages and marshmallows were baked after the sauna, a more beautiful aurora was seen along the way! ! At that time, only the guide and three of us were on the lakeside and I was really moved! ! If you can't see the aurora, you might feel that it's expensive, but you can see the aurora, so it feels cheaper ... The response of the laugh guide was great!

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February 11, 2019

約マイナス20度の中で湖の辺りのサウナに入りました! サウナの中は80度の設定だったので、外との寒暖差が100度近くあり今までにない経験が出来ました! 2月の湖は凍っており、所々シャーベット状になっている小さな池があり、サウナのインターバルで入って遊んだりできました。池は膝下くらいの深さなので、安心して入れます。 ガイドのお姉さん方はとても気さくでユーモアがあってとても良かったです! サウナの後のサンドイッチやマシュマロも美味しく、特にホットブルーベリージュースはお気に入りです。 オーロラも少し見えました笑(僕らの1週間前の写真はとても凄かったので、運によると思います) 極寒の中で本場のサウナを体験できてとても楽しかったです!

February 26, 2020


Good guide, special sauna + ice swimming + snow rolling experience. Great BBQ food - sausage, gingerbread, marshmallow, hot berry juice. Too bad can’t catch aurora...

December 22, 2019

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