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Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with BBQ Dinner

1. Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with BBQ Dinner

Start with pickup from your hotel in Kiruna and travel to the village of Abisko. Your guide will get the fire started and prepare your BBQ dinner in a traditional Sami tent or cabin. After dinner, go in search of the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights. With your experienced guide, find the ideal location to catch a glimpse of vibrant colors dancing in the night sky. The location will vary and depends on local weather conditions. A professional photographer will take several photos and several videos of the Northern Lights, which will be sent to you after the tour. Enjoy a hot drink as you gather around the fire to admire the beautiful sky. Hear a little bit about the history of the region and associated legends. Once the tour is concluded, you will return back to Kiruna.

Abisko: Small-Group Northern Lights Tour in Swedish Lapland

2. Abisko: Small-Group Northern Lights Tour in Swedish Lapland

Join the longest Northern Lights tour in the Swedish Lapland. Chase the iconic light phenomena alongside an experienced guide and photographer, enjoy a BBQ dinner, and benefit from roundtrip hotel pickup service from Abisko or Björkliden.  Start your journey with your hotel pickup and head over to feast on a delicious BBQ dinner, which will be served inside a traditional Sami tent. After dinner, get equipped with snowsuits and snow boots to ensure you stay nice and warm throughout the night and begin the chase for the Northern Lights.  In pursuit of the Northern Lights, the tour can lead to places like the fjords of Norway or the Arctic forests of Kiruna. If the weather allows, visit the Abisko National Park with a snowmobile.  Get tips and learn tricks on how to best capture the magnificent aurora borealis on your camera.  After your tour, receive a copy of the many pictures and videos during the night.

Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

3. Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Take a day trip from Rovaniemi to experience our incredible icebreaker cruise. The shuttle bus will pick you up from multiple locations in Rovaniemi and after a drive to Sweden, your ship will depart from Axelsvik. After a quick check-in, begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland, a sightseeing cruise through the ice in the Bothnian Sea. During the cruise, make stops to enjoy floating in survival suits in the middle of the Arctic Sea and walk safely on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 16 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theatre. If you get hungry, enjoy a cafeteria on board, where you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks at your own expense. The captain will present you with a Cruise & Swim certificate at the end of the tour as a memorable gift. When the cruise is finished, head to Kukkolaforsen, a Swedish fishermen's village, where a buffet lunch is served in a riverside panorama restaurant. The Medieval village open-air museum is available for a visit, as well, at no charge. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive back to Rovaniemi.

From Kemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

4. From Kemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Take a day trip from Kemi and experience an exhilarating cruise aboard an icebreaker ship. Stop along the way and walk on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy snacks and hot drinks in the cafeteria. The shuttle bus will pick you up from multiple locations in Kemi and after a drive to Sweden, your ship will depart from Axelsvik. After a quick check-in, begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland, a sightseeing cruise through the ice in the Bothnian Sea. During the cruise, make stops to enjoy floating in survival suits in the middle of the Arctic Sea and walk safely on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 16 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theater. If you get hungry, enjoy a cafeteria on board, where you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks available for purchase. The captain will present you with a Cruise & Swim certificate at the end of the tour as a memorable gift. When the cruise is finished, head to Kukkolaforsen, a Swedish fishermen's village, where a buffet lunch is served in a riverside panorama restaurant. The Medieval village open-air museum is available for a visit, as well, at no charge. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive back to Kemi.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 48 reviews

We had a fabulous time on our tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, the bus driver was very good. Even on the snowy, iced up roads that day I always felt safe with his driving. The boat was great, smooth, the tour and meeting the captain was fun. Floating in the life saving suits was awesome, what an experience! Lunch buffet was very good, nice choice of dishes. The entire tour was very organized, fun and an unique experience.

The cruise was a fantastic experience! Very well organized, we are impressed. It's nice that you can buy a line with photos from swimming, a very positive surprise. The only minus point that the organizers should think about is that they should distribute the certificates of the cruise with the name and surname printed on it. We would love to repeat this great attraction. WE RECOMMEND !!!

Fabulous experience - transport was good. Icebreaker and swimming a once in a lifetime opportunity and all brilliant . Scenery beautiful. The lunch at the Swedish restaurant was traditional and delicious in beautiful riverfront setting, positioned on the Swedish side of the river looking into Finland. Everything about the day was fantastic

First of all, thanks to our guide named SHIARCA (but I'm not sure if you write it like this) for his kindness, patience, professionalism and SMILE, then everything else is wonderful (of course if you paid a little less it would be even more beautiful)

Unique and perfectly organized experience. Highly recommended!