Guided tour

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

4.6 / 5

7 reviews

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

From US$ 127.86 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
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 7 reviews

    Review summary

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    Super tour, with a good guide who was well super engaged and told about the area and the northern lights. We were lucky to see the most beautiful northern lights by a lake, and got some super good pictures to take home of it. We warmed ourselves by the fire with sausages, bread and tea. On the way home we made another short stop at a bog, where the northern lights again appeared. We were not disappointed with this trip.

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    September 30, 2021

    The experience was excellent. The tour guide was very helpful and he took some great shots of us with the Northern Lights. We were slightly disappointed that we did not see the lights ourselves, since it was cloudy, but through the camera they can be seen. The BBQ was very pleasant. An overall exceptional experience

    February 17, 2020

    Our guide Ada was fabulous and knowledgeable, as well as being an excellent driver on snow-covered roads. We went to a couple of different locations quite a way out of town (to avoid the city lighting glare) and were extremely fortunate to have actually picked a night when we actually saw the Northern Lights. Absolutely fabulous night capped off by seeing a few reindeer crossing the road on the way home :)

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    November 5, 2019

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