Guided tour

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Photography Tour & BBQ

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Photography Tour & BBQ

From US$ 124.52 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
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • 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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

    based on 70 reviews

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    It was a very good evening! We were a group of 5 French and we were picked up in front of our accommodation. Our guide was Lorenzo, very friendly. He took pictures of us there with the Northern Lights in the background. We drove for 45 minutes to completely get out of town and the light pollution. The evening there started at 9 p.m. and for almost an hour and a half we had plenty of dawn! Then it calmed down and we took the opportunity to meet by the fire and eat something. We highly recommend the activity. Just plan to eat before because there what is offered is just a snack, and plan to go in February / March in cloudless weather, otherwise no chance of seeing the aurora.

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    March 3, 2021

    All very well! The guides very attentive and friendly. The collection at home was very organized, the clothes they gave us in their offices are quite warm, the transfer to the places where they could be seen (we had no luck, it was very cloudy), the typical barbecue with reindeer sausages -very good- and the photos that take us in the frozen lake that are very cool !! If we have a chance, we will go again!

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    December 12, 2019

    A friend of mine did enjoy the experience a lot. Totally recommend it. Photographing the northern lights without professional cameras is a tough thing to do, so that's a reason why to do this tour. Our guide, Noemi, was great, always trying to make sure we could drive to a place with open cleared sky. Not only did we get amazing pictures of the Northern lights, but we also got to see the Milky way and had some pics taken. It's always up to the weather anyway, but they do make a great effort for costumers to get their money's worth. Barbecue and te were also tasty, but that wasn't as important as the previously mentioned things.

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    October 25, 2019

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