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Saariselkä: Aurora Photo Tour by Car with Transfer & Drinks

1. Saariselkä: Aurora Photo Tour by Car with Transfer & Drinks

Fulfill your craziest fantasies by seeing the aurora borealis firsthand on a fascinating trip departing from Saariselkä. Enjoy a hotel transfer, travel around to the major northern lights hotspots, snack on cookies along the way, and receive photos of your experience to keep the magic alive. Meet your guide at your accommodation and hop on a bus to head towards the areas where the chances of seeing the northern lights are the highest. With a clear sky and a little luck, admire how they beautifully dance in the sky. Allow your guide to capture photos during the trip, receive nighttime photography tips if you're traveling with a camera, and indulge in hot drinks and gingerbread cookies while observing the sky. Finally, be transferred back to your hotel and get a link to your photos after the tour.

Saariselkä/Inari: Evening Snowmobile Tour with Fire & Dinner

2. Saariselkä/Inari: Evening Snowmobile Tour with Fire & Dinner

Discover the tranquil beauty of the Lappish wilderness after dark on this guided snowmobiling tour that includes van transfers from Saariselkä and Inari. Look for the dazzling aurora borealis lights and watch the forest come to life at night while enjoying dinner cooked over a roaring fire. Meet your guide at designated points in Saariselkä or Inari. Relax and take in the scenic countryside on the transfer to the starting point of your snowmobiling adventured. Put on the warm clothing that is provided for you and set-off on your adventure. Make your way through a dark wintery landscape while your snowmobile headlights illuminate the way on this once-in-a-lifetime tour. Drive through snow-blanketed forest, swamps, and hills. Stop half-way through your trip at a scenic location where you can rest as your guide builds a fire. Grill up some sausages (vegetarian and gluten-free options are available) and warm up with some hot drinks. Keep your eyes on the skies in case the northern lights appear. Return to the van and transfer back to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

Saariselkä: Snowmobile Ride with Hot Drinks

3. Saariselkä: Snowmobile Ride with Hot Drinks

Learn how to operate a snowmobile and wear your winter gear. Head out into the Lappish wilderness to explore the snowy environment. Glide over hills and through forests. Stop for a hot drink in the countryside, and take some photos of the scenery. Head back to the starting point at the end. Start with a hotel pickup, then put on your warm clothes and helmet. Next, listen to a safety briefing followed by driving instructions. Get onto the snowmobile and start the engine. After this, follow your guide out into the snowy wilderness to explore the spectacular Arctic landscape of the area. Drive over the hills and navigate through the countryside. Learn some driving tips from your guide. After a while, stop for a break. Sip on some hot drinks to warm yourself up, and take a moment to enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding area. Take some photos, then have a rest. Finally, head back to the starting point. Take off your helmet and get on the bus back to your accommodation.

Saariselkä: Northern Lights Hunting by Snowshoes

4. Saariselkä: Northern Lights Hunting by Snowshoes

Capture the feeling of night-time wilderness and quietness at its best! Our guide will show how to use the snowshoes and lead us to the dark nature – yet snow-covered nature is never purely dark. Breath the pure air, marvel the starry sky and be brave to test the snowshoeing in deep snow. With little luck we may see the beautiful aurora borealis above us, don’t forget your camera!

Saariselkä: Snowmobile Adventure for Adults

5. Saariselkä: Snowmobile Adventure for Adults

When you want a taste of more snowmobiling and enjoy the ride all to yourself, choose this adventure! After getting well-equipped and following the safety briefing, follow our guide to some less-used tracks that lead us a bit deeper into the stunning landscapes of Saariselkä. We will have short breaks for photographing and hot drinks, otherwise the focus is purely on driving. Great chance to learn some snowmobiling tips and explore the wilderness off the beaten track!

Saariselkä: Full Day Adventure with Snowmobiles

6. Saariselkä: Full Day Adventure with Snowmobiles

Unleash your inner explorer and join the snowmobile safari which will be one of the highlights of your holiday in Finnish Lapland! Our guide will lead us to the wilderness by snowmobiles, to the tracks that lead you to impressive natural sights which cannot be reached with shorter safaris. In the middle we will have a break to enjoy delicious outdoor lunch prepared on a campfire before continuing our adventure.

Saariselkä: Scenic Snowshoe Safari

7. Saariselkä: Scenic Snowshoe Safari

Join us for daylight snowshoe experience in beautiful landscapes of Northern Finland. Our guide will instruct how to use the snowshoes and lead us to the nature walking paths. Test your skills and step into the deep snow! Upon taking a break, we will enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows served by our guide.

Saariselkä: Arctic Ice Fishing Experience

8. Saariselkä: Arctic Ice Fishing Experience

Welcome to follow how locals spend their free time! After a short car transfer, we arrive to a local lake where our guide will show the tools and tricks for ice fishing; how to get through the ice and how to prepare the ice fishing rod and baits. After everything is set, you can relax, listen to the silence and experience the tranquility of the nature. How many fish will you catch?

Rovaniemi: Private Aurora Hunting Tour with Meal

9. Rovaniemi: Private Aurora Hunting Tour with Meal

Experience the Northern Lights on a private tour by car. Enjoy a meal at our local fast food restaurant and snacks and hot drinks on this 8-hour tour from Rovaniemi. Before each trip, we make weather assessments about cloud cover and aurora movements and decide each day if on are going on the trip or postponing it for tomorrow without extra charge. This tour is suitable with your family, friends or your own group of up to 8 people. Pick-up and drop-off service is included in the price in the whole region of Rovaniemi municipality.. Bring warm clothing for all weather. Depending on outside temperatures, your tour guide will consult with you. Recommended clothing includes 2-3 layers plus a warm jacket and thermals, warm woolen socks and solid, warm winter boots, a winter hat, and warm mittens/gloves. Be aware that the Northern Lights are much more colorful on camera screens/pictures due to the long exposure time. With your naked eyes, you can see about 30-50% of the color resolution compared to the camera RAW pictures. Bring your passport or ID card because it is very likely we will cross borders. All photos taken can be sent to your Whatsapp number, Airdropped, or sent to your email.

Whitewater packrafting in River Juutua

10. Whitewater packrafting in River Juutua

Embark on an exhilarating journey down the scenic Juutua river in Inari, as you explore the beauty of Finnish Lapland through a guided whitewater packrafting trip. This six hour adventure is designed to accommodate beginners and experienced rafters alike, ensuring a fun and safe experience for all. As you navigate the gentle rapids and tranquil stretches of this pristine river, you’ll be captivated by the lush surroundings and the opportunity to witness nature’s splendor first-hand. Throughout the trip, our skilled guides will provide instruction and support, ensuring you feel comfortable and confident on the water. No prior packrafting experience is required, as we will teach you the necessary techniques and safety measures. As you paddle your way through the water, take a break to enjoy a delicious lunch amidst the picturesque landscape. This unforgettable Juutua River packrafting experience will leave you with memories to cherish, as you immerse yourself in the serene wilderness of Inari. Complimentary pickup from Saariselkä, Ivalo and Inari. From surrounding areas call us for pickup options.

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What people are saying about Saariselkä

We had wonderful experience in Lapland. The tour lady was very friendly and helpful. She gave us plenty of ideas of local culture. She also gave us plenty of time to rest and take photos. Overall this is a wonderful experience

Really lovely tour, juice and chicolate chip cookies included. The sky was ckear and we saw some beautiful northern lights! The guide helped us with cameras and taking puctures and we left happy.

Two Japanese people used it on their honeymoon, and the guide was kind and we were able to see an unforgettable and precious aurora. thank you very much.

Amazing experience! David was very nice, kind and full of stories. We had a wonderful experience of fishing in Lapland. Thanks a lot !

He took me to a point where I could see the aurora borealis.