Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

4.6 / 5

60 reviews

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

Activity provider: Wild about Lapland Oy

From US$ 116.22 per person

Learn about the Aurora Borealis and see how the natives make a fire and cook food over it. Listen to detailed explanations of the northern lights, the wilderness, and the local animals so that you can understand your surroundings.

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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. The more time you spend outside the more likely you are to see the lights. Usually, you can view the Aurora in the middle of a huge frozen lake or river.  All of the pictures of the Northern Lights on the website were taken during tours, some by clients and some by guides. Some were even taken on a mobile phone. Cameras often capture stronger images than what you can see with the naked eye. However, when the Aurora really starts to dance, no cameras are needed. Put the cameras down and observe this very special phenomenon for a much more personal experience. 
  • 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
    • 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

    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

    Memorable evening! We were informed in advance to postpone the start to optimize our chances. We were lucky because the weather was perfect (clear sky despite the -20°C). We were only 5 including the guide. He explained a lot of things to us. We made a first "popular" stop on a frozen lake but it was worth the detour. We were treated to our first photos taken by the guide then we left to isolate ourselves on a spot in the forest (snowshoes provided for the occasion) and were able to admire them! A teepee was also there where we grilled sausages and drank a hot drink. I know we were lucky for the weather but the rest thanks to this tour we were able to enjoy it. I recommend 100%

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    January 25, 2022

    Product ID: 195362