Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Photography Tour & BBQ

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93 reviews

Activity provider: NordicUnique Travels

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Photography Tour & BBQ

Activity provider: NordicUnique Travels

From US$ 105.70 per person

Head out of the city to great viewing locations for the best chance to see the spectacular Northern Lights! Enjoy a traditional BBQ, and a professional Northern Lights photographer for the best experience.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Get the chance to see the famous Northern Lights
  • See all the most beautiful sights of the Arctic Circle
  • Join a professional photographer for lasting memories
  • Savor a Lappish traditional BBQ
Full description
Join a professional Aurora Borealis photographer and learn the tricks of the trade for capturing that perfect Northern Lights moment. The professional photographer will take the best shots for you! Head about 30 to 50 kilometers into the mystical forest, away from the light pollution of the city.  Your tour guide will explain how the Northern Lights are formed and tell ancient tales from the local Sami and Lappish cultures. The photographer can provide guidance in setting up the best shooting angles, shooting screen, camera settings, and more.  To keep you going, sit down for a campfire BBQ and grill some local favorites and delicacies of reindeer sausage and blueberry tea. The photographer will also provide photos of you and the Northern Lights, so you will have a record of every wonderful moment! After the trip, you will receive your Northern Lights photos by email so that you may download them without any additional cost.
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotel/accommodation in Rovaniemi area (within 10km)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Winter clothes (overalls, boots, gloves and hat)
  • Campfire BBQ (reindeer sausage, snacks, and blueberry tea)
  • Professional photos (sent to you by email after the tour)
    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
    • Vegetarian and vegan options can be provided if requested during booking
    • The starting times may be subject to change, in which case, please double check with the local partner
    • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
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    4.1 /5

    based on 93 reviews

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    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.

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    March 31, 2022

    The Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Photography Tour & BBQ is absolutely incredible. Our guides, Kun & Raymond were so knowledgeable, friendly & funny. Chasing the northern lights requires patience and this team will do whatever it takes to get you the most epic shot—like staying out until 2am, which they did for us! They even taught us how to capture the lights on our own phones/cameras. We left with magical memories & truly remarkable photos.

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    March 23, 2022

    Awesome tour! They took us to a lake far from Rovaniemi to see the Northern Lights and we were able to see them!! :D Laura and Sergio where excelente tour guides and pictures were amazing! They also did an explanation of the Auroras in both English and Spanish so it was helpful for us. Thanks guys!!

    January 1, 2022

    Product ID: 180593