As a passionate aurora expert, my goal is to find the auroras for you! I will do whatever is possible to makes it happen, even if it means driving far or staying awake all night!
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 dedicated guide before the tour starts!). 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 us up and we will enjoy some Finnish snacks (veggie option possible) while I am sharing all my passion and knowledge about the Northern Lights with you!
BASED ON WEATHER & FORECASTS
The main factor to observe the Northern Lights (from Rovaniemi or anywhere else) is the weather. You need a clear sky or at least a partly clear sky to be able to see auroras.
Before the tour, I will analyse the latest weather maps, forecasts and charts to find the most promising spots and plan our Northern Lights trip. Even with a cloudy sky in Rovaniemi, there is still good chance to see some Northern lights if you know where to go.
And I can promise you: I will always honestly inform you about the forecast conditions and the chance of observing the Northern lights. If the conditions are not promising, we may reschedule to another night. If you book the Cancellation Insurance (cf. below), you may also cancel the tour a few hours before and get fully refunded.
I will always be equipped with my professional camera, specifically designed for low-light photography. In my opinion, this is a must-have tool and I would never imagine chasing Northern Lights without a proper camera!
Why? Because the camera captures more light than your naked eye, so it will help anticipate the “invisible” 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 that I take during the tour will be sent to you by email in high quality!
GO FOR THE EXPERIENCE!
As I usually tell my guests before we start the trip: don’t go for the Northern Lights, go for the experience! It is indeed a memorable experience to take oneself outside into the dark cold nights of Lapland to chase the magic in the sky!
Unfortunately I 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 my long experience, there is unfortunately nothing I 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!
ABOUT YOUR AURORA HUNTER
Hey, my name is Chris. I am originally from France but I have been living in Rovaniemi for the last four years. I have always been looking for new adventures and that’s how I ended up here in the Arctic!
For the last few years, I have spent my time exploring the immensity of Lapland, discovering new areas and chasing Northern Lights… I must admit, I have discovered myself a passion for the Aurora Borealis and I am always excited to go chase them.
I can run the tour in French or English, and even in Spanish if it is really needed. And of course I will always be very happy to share with you my knowledge and passion about nature here!
CANCEL THE TOUR!
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.
We usually do not take the decision to cancel the tour unless the weather is really bad and unsafe. Instead, we would happily reschedule if we still have availability. Why? Because most of our guests have travelled very far, and are usually willing to take their chance: even with a challenging weather, we may find Northern Lights… We also believe that the hunting experience in the beautiful dark cold nights of Lapland is anyway worth the try and efforts!
But we also understand that you might prefer to cancel at the last moment, and this is why we have created this Cancellation Insurance extra.
This way, everyone may book the option that best fits them. And we can keep our prices as low as possible for the benefits of all!
HOW IT WORKS:
- 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 [email protected] 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 (20€/adult; 10€/child), which will be used to cover the administrative and banking fees. It does not cover other tours, other options or clothes rental.
- Personal aurora expert guide
- Weather analysis
- Hotel pickup
- Photos with professional camera
- Snacks & hot drinks
- Stories & explanation
- Clothes rental: Winter overalls + boots (5€/pers)
- Cancellation Insurance: cancel a few hours before free of charge! (20€/adult; 10€/child)
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.
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.
The start time mentioned in the calendar or on your ticket is only indicative. You will receive more information before the tour regarding the weather and conditions. The start time will then be adapted to the conditions (usually +/- 1h) to increase your chance.
- 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.
This cancellation policy does not apply when then Cancellation Insurance option is booked: participants may then cancel until 15:00 (GMT +2) free of charge.