Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Professional Camera One-day tour

Our partner: Wild aboutLapland

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After we have collected and properly dressed our guests with professional winter overalls and boots (temperature can drop to -30°C!), your professional guide will drive you northwards, far away from Rovaniemi, straight out to the wilderness to start hunting for the Northern Lights.

During the day, we always check the weather forecasts and the solar activity reports. This way, we can adapt the start of the tour to get the best chance to enjoy the clearer sky and observe the Northern Lights. Based on the analysis of the meteorological situation and our experience, we will drive to locations that are more promising and would offer a better chance to see this natural phenomenon. For example, if the forecasts and Aurora predictions are not promising around the Rovaniemi area, your guide may take you up to 100 kilometres away to get a better sky.

We always check the evolution of the weather conditions during the tour, and you may decide together to jump back in the minivan and get to another location if you feel so. As this excursion is a 4-hour Aurora hunt, you may get the chance to visit up to 3 locations and increase your chances to observe the Northern Lights.

This excursion will also offer you the unique opportunity to drive long distances through the Lapland wilderness and explore the Arctic nature. You may embark with your guide on different routes that will always lead you to the fantastic scenery. At the different stops, you may take a short walk through the very old, white and snowy forest or to the top of some fells. You may cross a hanging wooden bridge over powerful rapids, enjoy the silence on a lake beach or maybe stand in the middle of an immensity of ice and snow. Hopefully, with Auroras dancing over your heads!

Those experiences are almost always done in the complete dark, so your eyes get time to adjust to the conditions. Not only do your eyes adjust (you actually see better in the dark), but then you see the scenery in a completely new and beautiful way.

On the way, you will also get the opportunity to build a fire, whether in nature, next to a log hut (what we call here Laavu or Kota) or in a teepee. Your guide will teach you how to lit a fire traditionally, without matches or lighter, using nothing else but silver birch bark and flint and steel to lite it. Once the fire is lit, and the kettle is boiling, your guide will keep an eye on the moving sky. While waiting for the first greenish arches to appear above your head, they will share with you their knowledge and passion about the forest, the nature of Lapland, wildlife, and the Northern Lights. You will also get some hot beverages to warm you up, grill your sausages over the open fire and enjoy your snack with the most famous Finnish mustard.

We invite you to take your camera with you (you can rent or buy a tripod from us if you wish) to capture the Auroras. In all cases, your guide will be equipped with a professional camera and will take as many pictures as possible (feel free to ask him/her!) of you and the Northern Lights. We will send you a link to download all the pictures the next day.

On all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 people maximum. It is very important for us to provide you with the best experience possible, and avoid mass tourism. This way, your guide will know you better and will be able to address all your needs and answer your questions.

Furthermore, when it comes to the Northern Lights, chances to observe them properly are increased when groups (and light pollution emitted by torches, phones, and cameras) are reduced. As we usually say - the smaller the group, the bigger the experience!

WE OFFER A -30% DISCOUNT FOR YOUR SECOND NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR! Contact us when booking to get your personal promo code! Please note that discounts do not combine and your first Northern Lights Wilderness Tour has to be already booked and fully paid.

What´s Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges
Professional guide
Transport by private vehicle
Hotel pick-up/drop-off for accommodations outside the city center
Coffee and/or Tea
Cold weather clothing
Photos sent the next day

What to bring

  • Bottle of water
  • We will provide you with overalls and boots, but please be prepared and use good under-layers, socks, hats and gloves. 

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for people with heart conditions
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Your guide will come to pick you up from your hotel between 5 and 30 minutes prior to departure. Your exact pick-up time will be confirmed by email at least one day prior to each activity. Please wait at the reception so your guide can easily find you. N.B. There is € 40 / oneway surcharge for transfers to and from Apukka Resort.