Lapland Northern Lights Tour




FROM €2825 EUR

Lapland Northern Lights Tour Package

This Lapland Northern Lights Tour lets you experience the magical northern lights (also called Aurora Borealis) during different evenings. Aurora tour is probably on everyone’s bucket list and a definite must do during your Lapland trip. This northern lights trip is available from December to April. The best time to see the Northern Lights and do all the winter activities is in March or February.

This itinerary was created  by local experts to give you the best possible option to see the northern lights. It is ready to be customised to suit your budget, interests and tastes so you can make the most out of your trip on your own terms and departing whenever you choose. Interested in other destinations in Lapland or perhaps in Norway and Sweden? Not a problem, we can suggest other locations.

All our tours are sustainable and let you enjoy Finland in a more authentic and respectful way. 


Northern Lights Trip Itinerary

On your arrival at Rovaniemi airport a driver will wait for you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name on it and will drive you to your accommodation. The journey takes about 10 minutes. 

Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland, offers various Northern Lights tours, including snowmobile safaris and reindeer sleigh rides. It’s also the official home of Santa Claus. In addition to its wide range of activities, Rovaniemi boasts excellent connections with the rest of Europe, making it easily accessible by air.

adventure, aurora, northern lights-1573328.jpgA lot of people travel to Finland to see northern lights and in the evening it’s time for the best Rovaniemi northern lights tour. Remember that the Northern Lights are wily and unpredictable, but this tour will give you the best possible chance to see them. Your professional guide will determine where the highest possible chance for aurora sightings is. You will visit a few different locations unless your guide knows for sure that northern lights will appear on a certain location, then you’ll go there. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show. Duration of the northern lights tour is about 4,5 hours. 

Free time: We know that one of the highlights of Rovaniemi is visiting Santa Claus in his village office. Today you will have a chance to travel to the official village of Santa Claus on your own. There you’ll finally get to meet Santa Claus and visit the Official Santa’s Post Office where you can write and send letters to friends and family. You can also receive your certificate of crossing the arctic circle there and of course you will have plenty of options for souvenir shopping, there are a lot of shops there. As visiting Santa’s village is free and it’s very crowded there during winter months we don’t offer this as a tour but we suggest you visit this on your own.  That way you can stay there as long as you want and spend your time on whatever you like to do the most.

Aurora-Ice-FloatingIn the evening you will take part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience and feel the lightness of your body while floating on an Arctic lake. During this Aurora tour you will be in a high-quality rescue suit that covers your whole body and keeps you dry, so no need to worry about the cold. After you arrive at the lake, you are given safety instructions and once suited up, you can take a dip in the icy lake and admire the sky above you. Please do remember that northern lights are a natural phenomenon and we can’t guarantee that you will see them. 

Today you will drive to the Husky farm where you get to meet the photogenic dogs. Huskies are born to run, and they are happy to take you on safari. After a safety briefing, you can glide through the snowfields of Lapland on a husky-pulled sleigh! Take the reins and drive your own team of dogs, covering approximately 6-10 km. A shared sled is an option included in the standard price, allowing participants to enjoy the experience together. After the safari, you can spend some time with the dogs: they love cuddles and photos! This is a premium experience with a visit to a sustainable and well rated farm. 


snow-shoe-akaslompolo-laplandIn the afternoon it’s time to head to Äkäslompolo, a picturesque village in the heart of Finnish Lapland, renowned for its serene beauty and diverse outdoor activities. Located by Ylläs fell, it offers excellent cross-country and downhill skiing trails. Beyond skiing, visitors can enjoy various winter adventures and, in summer, explore hiking, mountain biking, and fishing. With its charming atmosphere and seasonal activities, Äkäslompolo is perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers year-round.

snowmobile-safari-laplandEmbark on an exhilarating 15-kilometer snowmobile ride through a winter wonderland to our secluded wilderness hut by a serene lake. Enjoy a candlelit dinner in this cozy, off-grid retreat, heated by a fireplace and equipped with a gas stove. Afterward, relax in the sauna and take a refreshing dip in the icy lake. Share the adventure with fellow travelers and soak in the tranquil surroundings before heading back. Note: Each snowmobile is shared by two, and a valid driver’s license is required.


lapland, winter, snow-2984824.jpgIt’s time to leave Äkäslompolo behind and head deeper into the Arctic nature. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and take you directly to Saariselkä. Saariselkä, nestled in Urho Kekkonen National Park, offers stunning hiking trails, fishing spots, and panoramic views. Its renowned ski resort caters to all levels with excellent downhill and cross-country slopes. Visitors can also enjoy snowshoeing, husky safaris, and aurora hunting. With various glass cabin accommodations, Saariselkä is perfect for both adventure and relaxation, showcasing the natural beauty and cultural richness of Lapland.

polar aurora, nature, sky-6983455.jpgSaariselkä is also one of the best places in Finland for some aurora hunting and in the evening it’s time to do it by a reindeer safari. You will visit an authentic reindeer farm where you will be introduced to your reindeer and start your peaceful sleigh trip where Arctic nature shows all its silent beauty. If you’re lucky, you will soon be able to spot and enjoy the magical Northern Lights dancing over your head. Just sit back and enjoy your northern lights holiday. 

Today you have free time to relax or if you wish to do another activity we could suggest ice fishing. Enjoy quality time in peaceful and beautiful Arctic nature. Your guide will teach you how to drill a hole in the ice and learn all the secrets of ice-fishing. Hot drinks will be provided and if needed, you could also rent winter overalls to keep you warm. 

aurora borealis, northern lights, green-744351.jpgIn the evening it’s time for your last northern lights tour, this time on snowshoes. During the excursion, you will explore Lappish wilderness by night, walking on deep snow to reach some beautiful nature area. You may even spot or hear some animals such as reindeer or arctic hares. Snowshoeing is a great way because it allows going off the beaten path and get to places that you cannot reach with cars or on foot. Keep your eyes up in the sky as you will also get a chance to observe the northern lights and capture them! 

Time to say goodbye and end your Northern Lights Tour. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Ivalo airport for your departing flight. The duration of the journey is 1 hour. 

Interested in extending your Northern Lights Holiday and visiting Norway and Sweden as well? Contact us for more information and a personalised offer.

What’s Included​

The Package Includes

  • Accommodation (Glass cabin in one location)
  • Private Transfers
  • Breakfast each morning at your hotel, plus any meals indicated in the itinerary
  • English Speaking local guides
  • Northern Lights Photography Tour (Small Group)
  • Husky Safari (Small Group)
  • Northern Lights Tour on Snowshoes (Small Group)
  • Northern Lights Tour by Reindeer Safari (Group)
  • Ice Floating Under the Northern Lights (Group)
  • Evening Snowmobile Safari to Wilderness Hut (Small group)
  • Highly personalised itinerary planning
  • 24/7 support from local staff

The Package Excludes

  • International flights
  • Tips for services and experiences
  • Visas
  • Personal charges such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service
  • Additional sightseeing, activities and experiences outside of your itinerary
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and other meals listed as included in the itinerary). 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Winter overalls and boots (can be rented for an additional fee)

Starting Prices

Accommodation in 3 star hotels

FROM €2825

Accommodation in 4 star hotel

FROM €3325

Accommodation in 5 star hotel

FROM €3975

* EUR per person, based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to change.
The final price will vary and is based on the month of travel.

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