Snowshoeing Adventure by Night (Aurora Borealis Tour)

Enjoy an evening snowshoeing adventure into the arctic nature of Lapland! Your aurora guide will take you to some elusive nature area with no light pollution where you can observe the Northern lights in the sky when they are visible. Your guide will drive you up to 1h away from Rovaniemi in the most promising direction, based on the forecasts. Equipment and snacks are provided, and your guide might even take pictures on good nights!

Quick Info

Location: Rovaniemi
Duration : 4h00
Price: from 90€/pers!
Included: transportation in the best direction for aurora!



Rovaniemi (Finland)



Snowshoes & poles, headlamps, expert guiding & stories, biscuits & hot drinks, transportation in small group to the most promising direction, passion of the guide.


Duration: 4h00
Start time: 19:00 or 20:00


Available: From November to April



1-2 pers.: 100€/pers
3-4 pers.: 95€/pers
5+ pers.: 90€/pers
CHILD (10 – 12)
All prices include VAT



This tour will offer a memorable night adventure on snowshoes! Your guide will take you in small groups away from Rovaniemi to some elusive wild areas with no light pollution. During the excursion, you will explore Lapland 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… Don’t worry about the bears, they are sleeping during Winter!

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.

Because the tour happens during the night, you will also get a chance to observe the Northern lights and capture them! We will always try to adapt the tour to increase the chance of finding auroras; the walk will for example aim at reaching some elusive areas without light pollution and a nice open view to the north. You may then walk through the forests to reach a little hidden lake, or walk up to a hilltop to have a nice view over the horizon.

During the tour, your guide will teach you more about the Northern lights, the scientific explanation behind the phenomenon but also the tales and legends associated to it. Biscuits and hot drinks will be served as well to warm you up.

This snowshoeing adventure by night is a great tour for those of you who want to experience the Northern lights with an extra nature activity. The snowshoeing + auroras combo is also a nice alternative to our famous Northern Lights Photography Hunting Experience from Rovaniemi , especially when the weather conditions are less promising: in case of snowfalls, you still get a memorable adventure into arctic wilderness! 


When the weather & aurora conditions are very promising, your guide may take their professional camera on tour to take pictures of you and the Northern lights. This is not a guaranteed service as the tour is not a photography tour, but we are always happy to offer some extra memories whenever we can! If the guides take photos, we will of course send them to you free-of-charge in the next few days! 



  • Aurora & outdoor guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transportation up to 1 hour away from Rovaniemi in the most promising direction (based on forecasts)
  • Snowshoes and poles
  • Headlamps
  • Biscuits & hot drinks
  • Photos will be sent (free-of-charge) if the guide takes some
  • Aurora stories & explanation
  • Activity adapted as much as possible to increase the chance


  • Clothes rental: Winter overalls + boots (5€/pers)
  • Dinner (please eat well before joining the tour!)


We recommend to book in advance, as this tour is very popular and availability may be 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 dangerous 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 12 years old. Children must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by one adult. The child rate only apply if the conditions of two paying adult participant is met. A certain amount of walking is involved. This tour is not accessible to children under 10 years old, pregnant travelers, people with heart conditions or with limited mobility.

This snowshoeing adventure by night is a great tour for those of you who want to experience the Northern lights with an extra nature activity. The snowshoeing + auroras combo is also a nice alternative to our famous Northern Lights Photography Hunting Experience from Rovaniemi , especially when the weather conditions are less promising: in case of snowfalls, you still get a memorable adventure into arctic wilderness!

ABOUT AURORA : Please note that this is not a Northern Lights hunt insofar as the activity focuses on the snowshoeing part in the arctic nature within one hour drive around Rovaniemi. The possibility to observe auroras is mostly dependent on good weather conditions. If the weather is promising in Rovaniemi, the snowshoeing adventure offers a good chance for aurora observation. If the weather is not promising in the Rovaniemi area, the chance to observe auroras is lower ; the activity will still take place to enjoy the snowshoeing adventure in nature. In this case, it is still possible to request an upgrade for a Northern Lights Photography Hunting (at extra cost) which usually travels much farther to find clear sky.

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 morning of the experience.  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 (Jaakonkatu 4-6, 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. In case of any questions, you might find your answer in our FAQ (Click here).



  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 7 days or more before departure;
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled between 7 days and 24h before departure.
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24h or less before departure.



Select the number of participants, the date and time in the calendar below and follow the booking steps. Payment by credit or debit card.


If you have also any question, feel free to ask and we’ll be happy to answer you with as many details as possible. You can also write us on Whatsapp (+358(0) 40 258 20 81).


Mine amethyst summer
🕖 7-8 hours

Hiking Trip to the Amethyst Mine

Explore the beauty of Pyhä-Luosto National Park with a guided hike through the forest and fells to reach the amethyst mine. Visit of the mine and lunch snack around the
Wilderness sauna in summer/autumn
🕖 3h30

Wilderness Sauna Experience in Summer/Autumn (Private)

Enjoy a private relaxing wilderness sauna experience in summer and have a swim in the lake! During autumn, you may even observe auroras!
Snow Hotel Rovaniemi
🕖 2-4 hours

Visit of Snow Hotel & Ice Restaurant (with Dinner option)

Enjoy a self-guided experience in the largest snow hotel in the Nordics, located 30km outside Rovaniemi. Transfers from city & entrance tickets included ; option of a dinner in the