Guided tour

Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis and Picnic

4.7 / 5

9 reviews

Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis and Picnic

From US$ 78.07 per person

Enjoy the best possible chance of witnessing the great northern lights from the Arctic Circle. With a friendly guide, depart from Rovaniemi in search of the auroras and enjoy an optional Finnish picnic under the open skies around an open fire.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Take the excellent chance to view the northern lights when the forecast is favorable
  • Hear stories of the aurora and Lapland from a friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a tasty picnic lunch by an open fire (optional)
Full description
Depart Rovaniemi from the convenient meeting point by car or bus and head out in search of the world-famous northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis. It is only possible to observe the lights in the polar regions of the world, and this location in the Arctic Circle gives you the best possibility of trying to see them. With your local guide, drive out of the city and reach the perfect spot with the best open-sky views hopefully under the auroras. During the trip, your guide will tell you information on the northern lights and stories from Lapland. You also have the option to enjoy a delicious sausage and pastry grilled by an open fire.
  • Return transfers from meeting point
  • Winter clothing
  • Sausage and pastry (optional)
  • Hot drinks
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Safartica, Koskikatu 9, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • It is possible to reschedule the tour for the next day by 4 PM if weather is bad
    • At least 2 adults are required for this activity to take place.
    • Please prepare to stay outdoors for approx. 2 hours. Parents, please consider if this activity is suitable for your small children due to outdoor stay and late timing.
    • The Northern Lights are an unpredictable natural phenomenon and the evening safaris are made to give you a chance to observe them. Unfortunately seeing the Northern Lights cannot be guaranteed.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 9 reviews

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    First, we were equipped with thermal clothing. Take what you can get there - it gets really cold outside the city and while waiting for the northern lights. The bus took us out of the city (approx. 30 minutes). While we were waiting there were sausages (ok taste), delicious cookies and vanilla biscuits. Before you go on the tour, take a look at the KP level, check whether it is cloudy or not and also pay attention to the moon. We were lucky and saw them - even if only green in the pictures of the camera, since the crescent moon was already too bright to be seen with the naked eye. All in all highly recommended!

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    March 6, 2020

    Well organized 2 hour activity. Punctual transfer from Rovaniemi to a forest a few km away from the city. The guide was very competent, he explained to us what were the best places to be able to spot the Aurora, we had a camera with a tripod and he helped us with the photos, in order to make them optimal. He prepared a bonfire with hot drinks and hot dogs to warm us up, telling us Laplandic legends about the aurora, anecdotes about Finnish culture and tourist curiosities. Very kind and ready to answer any questions. The Aurora we managed to see it and immortalize it with super shots. Recommended!

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    January 7, 2020

    Very nice and good guides. And the bbq was delicious with sausage, marshmallows, cookies and tea. More extensive than expected!

    February 15, 2020

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