Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour with BBQ

Activity provider: NordicUnique Travels

Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour with BBQ

Activity provider: NordicUnique Travels

From US$ 68.90 per person

Hunt for the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi with this tour from Rovaniemi. Camp by a lake while waiting for the lights to appear, savor a fresh Lappish BBQ, and keep warm with hot tea.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off will be from your hotel or accommodation within 15 kilometers of the Rovaniemi city center. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.


  • See the Northern Lights
  • Enjoy a traditional Lappish BBQ
  • Be accompanied by a professional guide
  • Admire the natural landscapes
Full description

Discover the dazzling beauty of the Northern Lights on this 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. Relax on the drive through dense forests in Lapland. Arrive at a stunning lake or forest 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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Rovaniemi area (within 15 kilometers)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Winter clothing: overalls and boots
  • Campfire BBQ: Lappish bread, pork sausages, salmon soup, and blueberry tea (vegetarian/vegan alternative upon request)
  • Transportation from outside Rovaniemi city center
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Northern Lights sightings are subject to weather conditions and solar activity so therefore they are not guaranteed
  • The tour drives approximately 20-25 km away from the city center to see the Northern Lights
  • Departure time may vary depending on the seasons and availability, please double-check with the local partner
  • A minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to take place on weekdays and Saturdays
  • A minimum of 4 people are required for this tour to take place on Sundays and public holidays. The tour may be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 354 reviews

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Matias and Valeriia were incredible guides for us! They really went out of their way to talk about local life/culture and they brought us to an absolutely gorgeous location on a lake to watch for the lights. We were lucky enough to see faint lights at the very end, even on a night with low activity, and I credit Matias with spotting them as we were getting ready to give up. Highly recommend, though the aurora seems quite fickle.

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September 12, 2022

Top guides (one who spoke French for us). We saw 2 weak aurora borealis (the weather conditions were unfavorable). We ate a salmon soup (very good and especially warming) and we ate sausages and corn grilled on the BBQ, it was convivial! We meet around a fire with strangers and we eat on the lake with some explanations from the guides who supervise us.

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August 17, 2022

It was a very nice activity, we were lucky to see the Nothern Lights. The guide was super nice and did his best to entertain us during the whole activity time. Much interesting information was provided by him, so the adventure was not only lovely but also educational. I liked the place we were taken, the beautiful lake with nice facilities, where was possible to warm up a little during waiting for the Aurora. The food was also excellent.

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April 17, 2022

Product ID: 178721