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Seeing the Northern Lights in Finland

Seeing the Northern Lights in Finland

Nature's most spectacular light show is as mysterious as it is captivating, and catching sight of the elusive Northern Lights from Finland is especially unforgettable. Here are a few ways to help ensure you catch Aurora Borealis in all is glory.

When to Go

Travelers hoping to catch the Northern Lights in the Finnish wilderness typically head out there sometime between late September and March. During these winter months, guided tours take explorers out into the countryside between 11pm and 2am, when dark, clear skies offer the best environment to take in the display.

Where to Go

Tours depart from destinations including Levi, Rovaniemi, Saariselkä, and Ylläs, taking travelers deep into the arctic countryside to see the lights.

How to Go

Visitors hoping to see the Northern Lights in Finland can choose from a broad range of travel options and adventures. Huddle around a campfire on a remote lake shoreline and watch the skies come to life, enjoy a traditional Lappish picnic surrounded by frozen tundra, or pull on a dry-suit and float in a frozen lake in the Finnish wilderness. And wherever you are in the countryside, one of the most scenic ways to experience the Northern Lights is on a reindeer sleigh or snowmobile—traveling by moonlight across the snow-covered fells and frozen lakes to a remote vantage point far from the city lights.

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Aurora Ice Floating in Rovaniemi

Aurora Ice Floating in Rovaniemi

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This tour allows you to see the Northern Lights while floating in a frozen lake in the Finnish wilderness. Don the provided dry-suit and float among the icebergs while gazing peacefully up at the Aurora Borealis. Pickup and drop-off at Rovaniemi hotels included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Aurora Borealis Picnic in Rovaniemi

Aurora Borealis Picnic in Rovaniemi

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Marvel at the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, on this nighttime picnic in the Lapland wilderness. Set off into the frozen tundra after nightfall with your guide and group of fellow adventurous travelers. Take advantage of Finland's geographical location, open sky and absence of light pollution, allowing you to see the Northern Lights in all their luminescence. Eat a traditional Lappish picnic, including hot beverages, as you relax and enjoy the ambiance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari from Rovaniemi with Campfire Picnic

Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari from Rovaniemi with Campfire Picnic

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Hunt the Northern Lights, and discover the beauty of Lapland by night on a 3-hour snowmobile adventure from Rovaniemi. Ride a snowmobile through snow-coated forests and alongside a frozen river, and watch for wildlife. Follow your guide to a viewing spot away from the urban light pollution, and enjoy tasty sausages cooked on the bonfire with hot drinks. Gaze at the starry skies, and with luck, catch a sighting of the incredible natural light show. Ride as a twosome on a 2-seater snowmobile or upgrade to ride your own.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.96
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Northern Lights Hunt Including Snacks on Campfire from Rovaniemi

Northern Lights Hunt Including Snacks on Campfire from Rovaniemi

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Scan the Arctic skies from one of the best Northern Lights viewing points near Rovaniemi on this 3-hour evening expedition. Travel through the countryside to a secret location on the shores of a lake, made welcoming by a crackling campfire and cozy Finnish tent. Then, watch for the lights aided by tips from an expert local guide. During your vigil, hear fun facts and legends about the lights; savor snacks and berry juice warmed on the fire; and with luck, catch a sighting of this spectacular natural phenomenon.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Northern Lights Flight from Rovaniemi

Northern Lights Flight from Rovaniemi

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A night sightseeing flight above any cloud cover will increase your chances of observing the magnificent Northern Lights, if you’re eager to see this natural phenomenon while in Finland. This flight experience takes you high into the dark Arctic skies, and with luck, will reward you with once-in-a-lifetime views of the lights in all their glory. Your experience includes the flight and central Rovaniemi hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Northern Lights Hunt from Rovaniemi with Folk Tales and Snacks over Campfire

Northern Lights Hunt from Rovaniemi with Folk Tales and Snacks over Campfire

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Enjoy a memorable Northern Lights tour and watch on this 2-hour late night trip from Rovaniemi, with an informative guide. Leave Rovaniemi’s artificial lights behind to maximise the chance of sightings, and head to a traditional Finnish tent set beside a lake. Keep warm by a crackling campfire as you observe the skies and hear fascinating folk tales about the lights, known in Finland as ‘fire foxes.’ Savor hot drinks and snacks cooked on the fire, and with luck, be witness to a wondrous display of the natural lights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Aurora Floating in Rovaniemi

Aurora Floating in Rovaniemi

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Get your blood pumping with this unusual autumn activity in Lapland: ice floating under the starry night sky. During this excursion from Rovaniemi, bundle up in a buoyant, waterproof rescue suit and lay back in the zero-degree water under the sparkling night sky. Relax and float in a hidden private lake, undisturbed by city light or noise, to see the spectacular night sky or the elusive Aurora Borealis.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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