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Hunt for the Northern Lights, Lapland

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Key Highlights

  • A chance to see the greatest light show on Earth!
  • An enthralling evening adventure in the Arctic woods
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Dec - 31 Mar: Monday, Wednesday & Friday


    3 hours

    Start time

    01 Dec - 08 Jan: 6:00pm
    09 Jan - 31 Mar: 7:00pm

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from Koskikatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi.
    Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Koskikatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Experience the Arctic night by driving snowmobile through the snow-covered forest and on the frozen river.

    Hopefully, you will have a bright moon to light your way as you speed across the glittering plains of snow. And if you are lucky, you will be treated to a stupendous display of the Northern Lights (also known as the Aurora Borealis) flickering across the sky in a radiant curtain of illumination.

    Sit contentedly round a campfire, with a hot delicious drink, and listen to your guide telling stories of the Arctic and explaining the marvel of the Aurora.


    The exciting Northern Lights Night Safari begins at Koskikatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi. You will be picked up from here and transported in a coach/ minivan/ car (depending on the size of the group) to the start of the walk.

    You will be driving a snowmobile through the snow-covered forest and on the frozen river with your English speaking guide. If you are fortunate, you may see the spectacular phenomenon of the Northern Lights (also called the Aurora Borealis) illuminating the sky.

    The phenomenon is caused by a collision of charged particles from the sun with the gases in Earth's upper atmosphere. Typically, it appears as a diffuse glow, or as "curtains" of green, red, blue or violet light. Sometimes the light effects move; sometimes they are still. In Lapland, there are about 200 Aurora displays a year.

    When you stop for a rest, you will be offered a delicious cup of hot berry juice or coffee. Cup your hands around its comforting warmth, and hear an explanation of the Northern Lights and the natural life of the Arctic snowlands.

    Your tour ends at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Transportation in a coach/ minivan/ car (depending on the size of the group)
    • English speaking guide
    • Snowmobiling
    • Hot berry juice or coffee
    • Thermal clothing


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
    Please be at the starting point at least 30 minutes before the start time to change into your thermal outfit.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have