Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

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Activity provider: Wild about Lapland Oy

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

Activity provider: Wild about Lapland Oy

From US$ 116.84 per person

Make a trip to try and view the Aurora Borealis and see how the natives make a fire and cook food over it. Learn about lights, the wilderness, and the local animals as you go.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Rovaniemi.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • See the northern lights dancing in the Finnish wilderness
  • Learn how to build and cook over a fire like the locals do
  • Visit up to 3 locations to increase your chance of seeing the lights
  • Let your guide take pictures with a professional camera
  • Enjoy an intimate, small group experience
Full description

Drive away from the city to the place with the highest chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Find a warm spot to set up the fire and sit and wait for the show.

Benefit from knowing that the more time you spend outside, the greater the chance of you seeing the lights. Usually, you can view the Aurora in the middle of a huge frozen lake or river. 

Embark on an experience visiting up to 3 locations to give you the best chance of seeing the lights. Huddle around the fire with your guide, who will also tell you all about traditional animals and customs. 

  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Warm clothes
  • Snacks
  • Hot drinks
  • Photos taken on a professional camera (photos are sent the next day)
  • Visit to up to 3 locations to increase your chance of seeing the lights
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 2 years
    • People with respiratory issues
    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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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Socks

    Know before you go

    • The timings depend on the time of year and on the Aurora forecast
    • The Aurora specialist picks the latest time possible for the tour to ensure a good understanding of the weather for the night ahead
    • In the middle of winter, the tour usually leaves between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM every evening
    •  Visit up to 3 locations on any tour, taking the weather into consideration
    •  The operator always brings a professional camera on the tour, and the pictures will be emailed to you for free
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 60 reviews

    Review summary

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    It was actually quite an interesting trip. Although we didn't see the aurora light due to the cloudy weather and the small chance of visibility in April, the Tour guilder name Gábor was really nice, enthusiastic and always helped us to find the best possible place, and helped us feel warmer during the cold. He was actually Hungarian so I was really glad to find someone who also came from here, he alsi taught us the way to make fire with his special tools, how to chop the wood and make it easier to catch the fire and get it burned. I also loved his explanation and his examples of greatest northern light he saw and recorded as well. So although it was not as it suppose to be, it was still and exciting experience for me, and worth to memorize.

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    April 14, 2022

    The guide picked us up on time at the agreed place. We went to 3 different locations in a small group of 6 people in total. The northern lights showed up at the last location, which was very far out. A fire was made there and sausages with a hot drink were served. The guide always something about Lapland and their animals. Excursion can only be recommended.

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    March 12, 2022

    Die Tour war sehr informativ und unser Guide Gabo hat alles gegeben, damit wir Nordlichter sehen. Er ist sehr weit aus Rovaniemi mit uns herausgefahren, um Nordlichter zu finden und ist auch extra lange mit uns dort geblieben. Dazu gab es vor Ort noch ein Lagerfeuer mit gegrillten Würstchen und warmen Getränken. Die professionellen Fotos wurden uns am nächsten Tag zugemailt. Mega Guide, mefa Einsatz!!!

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    February 28, 2022

    Product ID: 195362