"As a passionate aurora expert, my goal is to find the auroras for you! I will do whatever is possible to make it happen, even if it means driving far or going for some adventures!" – Chris
This Northern Lights tour is a proper aurora hunting experience! We will depart from Rovaniemi and drive in the most promising directions (based on a long analysis of the weather by your guide and his knowledge of the region). We will stop as many times as needed to regularly check the sky and discover more of Lapland landscapes.
At some point, we may decide to stop at one promising place and wait a bit longer. In this case, I will make a fire to warm you up and you will enjoy some Finnish snacks (veggie option possible). I will also teach you about the Northern lights, but also about the myths, arctic nature, local lifestyle… to offer you a complete Lapland experience. The hunt is meant to be both educational and adventurous!
PHOTOS INCLUDED: I will always be equipped with a professional camera, specifically designed for low-light photography. This is a must-have tool when chasing Northern Lights! It helps anticipate the evolution of the sky and therefore allow us to make the best decisions! And of course, pictures are always nice to keep as a souvenir! All pictures taken during the tour will be sent to you by email in high quality!
ABOUT AURORAS: Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee to see the Northern Lights. No matter how hard we try, no matter of the decisions we take or the distance we drive, sometimes we also need a bit of luck. Northern Lights are an unpredictable phenomenon, and despite our long experience, there is unfortunately nothing we can do if Mother Nature decides not to offer us auroras… This is also the beauty about the Northern lights and we all have to accept it. But even if we are unlucky, the adventure will be worth it!
CANCELLATION INSURANCE: When booking this Northern Lights tour, you will be given the possibility to buy an extra Cancellation Insurance. We strongly recommend considering this option. The Cancellation Insurance allows you to cancel free-of-charge your Northern Lights tour a few hours before (until 15.00, local time). You will then get a full refund! This is a good option if the weather turns bad or if you cannot reschedule to another night.
Personal aurora expert guide
Photos with professional camera (sent to you in high quality)
Snacks & hot drinks (veggie option possible)
Stories & explanation
A memorable night adventure
Please dress appropriately according to the weather, with warm clothes, good winter boots, gloves, hats and thick socks. You may rent professional winter overalls and winter boots for an extra cost of 5€/set.
We recommend to book in advance, as availability may be very limited in peak seasons.
A minimum of 2 paying adult participants is required for the trip to operate. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if the group is too small or because of bad weather conditions.
If you are a solo traveler, you are very welcome to join any departing trip at the standard price or we may organise the trip just for you at some extra costs (please contact us).
Child prices apply only to children under 14 years old. Children must be accompanied by one adult. The child rate only apply if the conditions of two paying adult participant is met.
Meeting Time & Pick up : Note that the pick up time is for information purpose; thus, the exact pick up time will be communicated to you via email the day before the experience. The start time will then be adapted to the conditions (usually +/- 1h) to increase your chance.
We offer free pick up and drop off services in a 8km range from the city center which includes for example Ounasvaara and Santa Claus Village. For ecological and logistical reasons, we may kindly ask you to walk directly to our office (Pekankatu 7, 96200 Rovaniemi) when your accommodation is located less than 500 meters from our Nordic Odyssey office in the city center. Airport transfers or transfers from more than 8km from the city center may be arranged upon request at extra cost.
Preparation before the tour: We recommend that you eat well before the experience, and dress properly according to the weather conditions. You may rent professional winter overalls and winter boots for an extra cost of 5€/set. In case of any questions, you might find your answer in our FAQ (Click here).
CANCELLATION INSURANCE: how does it work?
- one Cancellation Insurance per person and per tour. The option can be added when booking the tour online.
- the Cancellation Insurance allows you to request a cancellation until 15:00, local time (GMT+2). Please request it to firstname.lastname@example.org in due time. After that, full refund is not guaranteed.
- you will get a full refund within 2-3 working days. The full refund does not include the cost of the insurance (25€/adult; 15€/child), which will be used to cover the administrative and banking fees. It does not cover other tours, other options or clothes rental.
Winter overalls and boots (can be rented for only 5€/pers)
Meeting point : Nordic Odyssey Office
Pickup is offered in following places
- Apukka Resort (20km) – Extra costs may apply
- Arctic City Hotel
- Arctic Light Hotel
- Arctic Resort Delight
- Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos (35km – extra transfer fees may apply)
- Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
- Glass Resort
- GuestHouse Arctic Heart
- Guesthouse Borealis
- Guesthouse Outa
- Haawe Boutique Apart Hotel
- Hostel Café Koti
- Hostel Ibedcity
- Hostel Tikka
- Hotelli Aakenus
- Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets
- Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
- Lomavekarit Apartments
- Lumimaa – Snowland
- Motelli Rovaniemi (10km) – Extra costs may apply
- Nordic Odyssey Office
- Nova Skyland Hotel
- Ollero Eco Lodge
- Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
- Ounasvaara Lakituvat
- Ounasvaara Sport Cottages
- Saarituvat Cottages
- Santa Claus Holiday Village
- Santa’s Holiday Homes
- Santa’s Hotel Rudolf
- Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus (City Center)
- Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle
- Santasport Hotel
- Scandic Pohjanhovi
- Scandic Polar
- Scandic Rovaniemi City
- Snowman World
- Wherever Hostel