Rovaniemi: Discover the Northern Lights Photography Tour

4.7 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Beyond Arctic

Rovaniemi: Discover the Northern Lights Photography Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Arctic

From US$ 122.52 per person

Experience and photograph the amazing Northern Lights on this photography based tour. Go aurora hunting with professional guides to have the best possible chance to witness the Northern Lights.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
At your accommodation within 10 kilometers of the Beyond Arctic office, Valtakatu 21, 96200 Rovaniemi. Please wait in your hotel lobby for your guide to arrive.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Hunt the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi
  • Capture amazing photographs of the Northern Lights
  • Visit two to three locations during the night
  • Get tips from professional photographers
Full description
Begin with a team meeting about the tour of the day then get a short briefing about current weather conditions, aurora forecasts, and your destination of the day. The focus of this tour is the Rovaniemi area and you will travel by minivan. After reaching the destination you will leave the minivan and continue on foot to reach the perfect spots in the middle of nature. In the destination, your guide, a professional photographer, helps you prepare your cameras for Northern Lights photography and get ready for the show of a lifetime. Northern Lights are always unpredictable and there is no guarantee that they will be found every night. However, this tour gives you the best possible chance to experience and photograph these mystical wonders of the Arctic area. During the night you are a member of an exclusive team led by a professional photography guide. Simply put, you will join real aurora hunters who rely on the following to succeed in their mission: • background research into local weather and Aurora forecasts • live information feed coming directly into the minivan •local knowledge of all the best viewing spots •willingness to go the extra mile, or a hundred miles, to find the aurora During the night, you will normally visit two to three different locations, which are always chosen according to local weather conditions and photograph opportunities. This means that if the sky is clear and there is a possibility to see the aurora 100 kilometers away, we will take the chance and drive you there. Altogether there are over 50 locations from which to choose the best ones each night. 
  • Pick up and drop-off within a 10-kilometer range of the office
  • Photography guide
  • Hunt for the Northern Lights
  • Minivan transportation
  • Warm clothing and winter boots, if needed
  • Headlamps
  • Bbq gear
  • Hot drinks and snacks
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 10 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The minimum age is 10 years old because the tour is photography based and quite demanding
    • If you are unable to find Northern Lights due to heavy clouds or snowfall you will concentrate on night photography in the middle of the Arctic nature at locations ideal for night photography
    • We highly recommend that you bring your own DSLR camera as we cannot guarantee that you are able to take night photos with compact cameras or phone cameras
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 13 reviews

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    Very nice tour in a small group of 8 people. Saw beautiful northern lights, had a lot of time to take pictures and got very helpful tips. At the end there were sausages at the campfire. Perfectly organized and carried out. An unforgettable evening, definitely highly recommended. Thanks very much.

    February 13, 2022

    Our guide was super nice and helpful. We were picked up at the hotel on time and provided with warm shoes. On the way we stopped at 3 places and literally chased the lights. As soon as we saw any, we stopped and, with the help of Rian, were able to take great photos with our cameras. Rian also took photos of us and sent them to us afterwards. All in all a great trip and an unforgettable experience. For our taste, we would not have needed the BBQ at the end.

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    January 22, 2022

    5/5 without hesitation! We had a competent guide, who knew the region very well. In Rovaniemi the sky was overcast, we said to ourselves that we will not see the aurora borealis ... But our guide took us 80 km (!) To the north and we could even see a magnificent aurora borealis !! In addition, the guide takes pictures with his own (professional) camera and sends them to you afterwards. At the end, after seeing the aurora borealis, he lit a fire and we had sausage and hot drinks. Everyone was happy! Conclusion: to take without hesitation! They really "chase" the Northern Lights ...

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    December 26, 2021

    Product ID: 192138