Come and experience the delightful beauty of the Midnight Sun with us! The pure and untouched landscapes of the Arctic are highlighted by fantastic natural phenomenon all year round. From Autumn to Spring, the famous Northern Lights draw their green and red arches across the starry skies. In summer, the sun never sets and shines all day and all night : this is the Midnight Sun! After a long dark winter with snow on the ground for over 6 months, the land, vegetation and animals finally have an opportunity to replenish their energy levels and relax with the abundance of life that the 24 hour sun brings with it.
Depending on your physical ability, your experienced outdoor guide will take you to a hilltop, lakeside shores or riverbanks to enjoy the spectacular warm lights of the never-setting sun, with some typical Finnish snack cooked on an open fire. This is a good moment for your guide to show you how to build and lit a fire (without matches or lighter!) using a flint & steel. They will also explain you more about Lapland, life in the Arctic, and the phenomenon of the Midnight Sun in relation to the Arctic Circle, where Rovaniemi is located. This tour is intended to be relaxing and educative. Your guide will happily share their knowledge and passion with you, and will answer all your questions… so feel free to ask!
The Midnight Sun may also offer you some other great atmospheric optical phenomenon to observe such as sundogs. circumzenithal arcs and other halos created by the sun. The Midnight Sun phenomenon and its warm rays are also a great opportunity for those of you who are photography enthusiasts, so do not forget to bring your camera along to capture the beautiful colours of nature !
In all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 travelers maximum. It it very important for us to provide you with the best experience as 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. As we usually say : the smaller the group, the bigger the experience !
NOTE : For an adventurous experience of the Midnight Sun, we invite you to check our Canoeing Trip under the Midnight Sun or our Special Wilderness Survival Tour.
- Transfers to/from your hotel for hotels outside the city center,
- Experienced outdoor guide,
- Finnish snack and hot drinks,
- Mosquito nets (if needed)
- All taxes
Bring a big smile and an appetite for a mini adventure ! And don't forget your camera!
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions. Please note that a small amount of walking is involved.
Hotel pickups commence prior to the the mentioned. Pick up time will be confirmed in the morning and may be adapted on the weather conditions.
The tour may be adapted, or cancelled, due to weather conditions. Please note however that the tour will be operating even if the sky is cloudy, unless the weather conditions are unsafe.
About the period of the Midnight Sun in Rovaniemi: the Midnight Sun is a natural phenomenon that takes place on and above the Arctic Circle in the summer months. On the Arctic Circle, where Rovaniemi lies, the sun officially stays above the horizon for a full 24 hours on summer solstice, 21st or 22nd June. However, the Midnight Sun period in Rovaniemi lasts for a month, from 6th June to 7th July, due to the Earth’s slightly tilted axis and refraction of sunlight. During the few weeks that precede or follow this period (end of May, early August), the sun is still visible very late and early in the night; it offers long sunsets/sunrises with beautiful warm twilight colors, even though it is no longer the so-called Midnight Sun period.
- Alcoholic drinks
Meeting point : Wild About Lapland office
Pickup is offered in following places
- Apukka Resort (a 40€ supplement might be asked – please contact us)
- Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
- Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
- Santa Claus Holiday Village
- Walk in the office