Northern Lights Hunting Adventure by Wild About Lapland is designed to maximise your chances to see the magical Aurora Borealis during your stay in Rovaniemi and experience a true night expedition. After we have collected and properly dressed our guests with professional winter overalls and boots (temperature can drop to -30°C!), your Aurora guide will drive you far away from Rovaniemi, straight out to the wilderness to start hunting for the Northern Lights.
During the day, we always check the weather forecasts and the solar activity reports. This way, we can adapt the start of the tour to get the best chance to enjoy the clearer sky and observe the Northern Lights. Based on the analysis of the meteorological situation and our experience, we will drive to locations that are more promising and would offer a better chance to see this natural phenomenon. For example, if the forecasts and Aurora predictions are not promising around the Rovaniemi area, your guide may take you up to 400 kilometres away to get a better sky. Please note that your tour can start even in the later afternoon to be able to drive to selected locations!
We always check the evolution of the weather conditions during the tour, and you may decide together to jump back in the minivan and get to another location if you feel so. As this excursion is a 7-hour Aurora hunt, you will get the chance to visit several different locations.
This adventure will also offer you the unique opportunity to drive long distances through the Lappish wilderness and explore Arctic nature. You may embark with your guide on different routes that will always lead you to fantastic scenery. You may end up in the middle of nowhere, where you can enjoy the silence on a lake beach, an open hill-top or a snow covered forest. Hopefully, with Auroras dancing over your heads!
Focusing on pure Northern Lights hunting, during the tour, we will provide you just with some hot drinks and light refreshments during short stops to keep your energy level sufficient and reduce the time spent somewhere around the fire.
This tour is designed to provide our guests with the best possible chances to see the Northern Lights. Your guide will be equipped with a professional camera and take as many pictures as possible of you and the Northern Lights to capture those unique moments. We will send you a link to download all the pictures the next day.
On all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 people maximum. It is very important for us to provide you with the best experience 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.
Furthermore, when it comes to the Northern Lights, chances to observe them properly are increased when groups (and light pollution emitted by torches, phones, and cameras) are reduced. As we usually say - the smaller the group, the bigger the experience!