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Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

1. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

Experience an exciting chase for the Northern Lights on this 3-hour adventure tour including transfers between the different spotting locations. After a pickup from your accommodation, embark on your Northern Lights discovery tour starting from Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi. You will be taken into different areas by your guide-driver, who will make sure to find the best locations to view the Northern Lights. This region of the Arctic Circle offers some of the highest levels of Northern Lights activity on Earth. Along the way, you will also get to enjoy the breathtaking Lapland landscapes and magical snowy fields. If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky as you experience the tranquility of the Arctic night.

Rovaniemi: Snow Hotel Tour and Ice Restaurant Dinner

2. Rovaniemi: Snow Hotel Tour and Ice Restaurant Dinner

Depart from the meeting point in the early evening and relax during a 30-minute drive to the Arctic snow hotel. Before dinner, take a tour through the hotel and its Arctic curiosities, like the snow sauna. Learn about the structure's constructions, operations, and special features from your guide and have the chance to order a shot served in a glass made from ice from the ice bar. Prepare for a unique dinner in the ice restaurant. Built from snow and ice, the restaurant provides a special setting for an unforgettable dinner. Savor Lappish dishes around ice tables as your culinary experience commences with a rich mushroom soup served with fresh bread and finished off with a delicious lingonberry-caramel bavaroise served on a magnificent ice platter.  Dinner Menu Starter: Velvety forest mushroom soup, malt bread croutons and tar vinegar Crispy flatbread and ciabatta Main course options (please choose one): • Mouth-watering roast elk, carrot purée, black pepper sauce and season’s vegetables • Braised Arctic Ocean salmon, cauliflower purée, crayfish sauce and season’s vegetables • Chicken breast seasoned with pepper, grilled tomato, lemon-red wine sauce and season’s vegetables • Fried cold-smoked tofu, white bean pure, stewed kik peas and herbs served with cherry tomato sauce Dessert: SnowHotel’s soft lingonberry-caramel bavaroise and dried lingonberries with meringue

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

3. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

Drive away from the city to the place with the highest chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Find a warm spot to set up the fire and sit and wait for the show. Benefit from knowing that the more time you spend outside, the greater the chance of you seeing the lights. Usually, you can view the Aurora in the middle of a huge frozen lake or river.  Embark on an experience visiting up to 3 locations to give you the best chance of seeing the lights. Huddle around the fire with your guide, who will also tell you all about traditional animals and customs. 

Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

4. Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

This Northern Lights Snowmobile Sledge adventure departs from Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, and offers you an exciting chase for the Northern Lights. You will be taken into different areas by your guide-driver, who will make sure to find the best locations to view the Northern Lights. This region of the Arctic Circle offers some of the highest levels of Northern Lights activity on Earth. Along the way, you will also get to enjoy the breathtaking Lapland landscapes and magical snowy fields. If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky as you experience the tranquility of the Arctic night.

Lapland: Husky Carriage Ride Under the Northern Lights

5. Lapland: Husky Carriage Ride Under the Northern Lights

Combine the two biggest favorites of Lapland – Aurora hunting and huskies! One of the best ways to spot the magical Autumn Northern Lights is with our furry husky friends. Because of the remote location of our Resort, there's no light pollution in the area, which is good for seeing the Northern Lights. First, you'll meet the husky musher and friendly husky dogs and get to know them before heading to nature. The 4 km long husky trail is ridden with the carriage for 6 people, so the small group is guaranteed. The husky guide is driving the carriage, and you can just enjoy the excitement of the Aurora hunt and the husky ride at the same time. If you are lucky enough, you'll see Aurora arches on the horizon or even the lights dancing all over the sky. During the adventure, we stop to enjoy hot drinks by the campfire and listen to stories about the life of sled dogs and the Northern Lights.

From Rovaniemi: SnowHotel Aurora Experience with Dinner

6. From Rovaniemi: SnowHotel Aurora Experience with Dinner

Get picked up in the evening from Santa's Hotel and drive for 30 minutes before arriving at the Arctic SnowHotel, which offers an excellent opportunity to view the northern lights. The venue is a complete winter wonderland set in the heart of Lapland's most beautiful natural scenes. Before dinner, your guide will tell you about the construction, operation, and special features of the SnowHotel during a memorable guided tour through the hotel rooms and the Arctic specialities, such as the Snow Sauna. Your guide will also tell you about the northern lights. During the evening, it is also possible to walk around the hotel area on your own and warm up at the Sky Bar, which has a second floor with a glass roof through which you can hopefully spot the auroras. Afterwards, settle in for a lovely fixed dinner in the stylish restaurant.  Later, order a shot from the Ice Bar served in a glass made from ice (at your own expense). While waiting for the northern lights to appear, spend part of the evening in a warm Lappish tepee, where you can sip coffee and tea, and roast some sausages on the open fire. The dinner menu is as follows: Starter: • Creamy carrot soup, smoked cheese cream, and crispy onion Main course options (please choose one): • Salmon glow-fried by the open fire, baked potato filled with creme fraiche, dill-tartar sauce, and anis-pickled cabbage-onion salad • Traditional sautéed reindeer, Lappish potato mash, pickled cucumbers, and lingonberry jam • Parsnip puree, sauteed broadbean and leek, cherry tomato salsa, tomato sauce, and anis-pickled cabbage-onion salad (vegan) Dessert: •Warm blueberry pie, caramelized blueberries, and white chocolate sauce

Rovaniemi: Snow Sauna Experience with Dinner

7. Rovaniemi: Snow Sauna Experience with Dinner

Begin your Finish snow sauna experience with pickup from a central meeting point at 4:45 PM. After a 30-minute transfer, arrive at the stunning Arctic SnowHotel. During a guided tour, explore snow and ice structures, spectacular ice sculptures, the hotel’s beautiful rooms, and other arctic specialties. After the tour, get ready for your sauna experience. Your guide will tell you all about the traditional Finnish sauna and give you ample time to try it out, along with the unique snow sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi, all completely in private.   Next, enjoy a delicious meal served in a magical Lappish atmosphere next to an open fire at Kota restaurant. Make use of free time to explore the hotel at your leisure and warm up at Sky Bar. Admire the bar’s glass ceiling and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Dinner Menu Starter: Creamy carrot soup, smoked cheese cream and crispy onion Main course options (please choose one): • Salmon glow-fried by the open fire, baked potato filled with creme fraiche, dill-tartar sauce and anis pickled cabbage-onion salad • Traditional sautéed reindeer, Lappish potato mash, pickled cucumbers and lingonberry jam • Parsnip puree, sauteed broad bean and leek, cherry tomato salsa, tomato sauce and anis pickled cabbage-onion salad (vegan) Dessert: Warm blueberry pie, caramelized blueberries and white chocolate sauce

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Excursion by Snowtrain

8. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Excursion by Snowtrain

We cross the beautiful snowy landscape to reach a traditional, Lappish “kota”; a hut deep in the wilderness. Gather around the blazing bonfire, to enjoy light snacks and hot drinks. The guide will help you with camera settings to best capture the Northern Lights. This excursion is completely focused on the Northern Lights, but you also get to experience the beauty of the pure, snowy forest, darkness, and quietness. As the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, nobody can give a 100% guarantee to see them, but this trip presents an excellent chance.

From Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Sleigh Ride

9. From Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Sleigh Ride

This evening sightseeing tour is there to give you a chance at seeing the Northern Lights, while being comfortably tucked in by warm blankets, to keep you cozy. After the sleigh ride, it’s time for a longer break to admire the night sky. Meanwhile, our guide prepares a campfire around which you’ll hear fascinating stories about the Northern Lights. With the right conditions and a bit of luck, you might get to see this marvelous natural phenomenon. This tour is suitable for adults and children alike, for those without valid driving license and for those who do not wish to drive a snowmobile themselves. On this tour, you won’t drive yourself but will travel seated in a sleigh pulled by guides’ snowmobile.

Rovaniemi: Nighttime Snowmobile Safari

10. Rovaniemi: Nighttime Snowmobile Safari

Snowmobiling through the Lappish wilderness is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and provides you with the excellent opportunity to witness the Northern Lights. From the base camp, drive out to a suitable location and gather around the bonfire for some hot berry juice and snacks. Whilst there, hear about the myths and science behind the Northern Lights before hopping back on your snowmobiles and continuing the chase. At the conclusion of your thrilling adventure, return back to the base camp from where your guide returns you to Rovaniemi.

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What people are saying about Rovaniemi

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

It was actually quite an interesting trip. Although we didn't see the aurora light due to the cloudy weather and the small chance of visibility in April, the Tour guilder name Gábor was really nice, enthusiastic and always helped us to find the best possible place, and helped us feel warmer during the cold. He was actually Hungarian so I was really glad to find someone who also came from here, he alsi taught us the way to make fire with his special tools, how to chop the wood and make it easier to catch the fire and get it burned. I also loved his explanation and his examples of greatest northern light he saw and recorded as well. So although it was not as it suppose to be, it was still and exciting experience for me, and worth to memorize.

The best thing was that thinking that it was going to be boring, the experience of visiting the snow hotel was spectacular. The guide, from Cadiz, was wonderful and let us see all the rooms. And even better, dinner and the beauty of the restaurant next door. The food was very good, everything was exquisite and the waitresses were also very good.

very impressive event, the Snow Hotel is definitely worth seeing. The food in the ice cream restaurant was also delicious, not necessarily suitable for getting full, but that's not the point here. The service extremely friendly. The tour explaining the hotel could be a bit more detailed. Overall, however, recommended.

We went two spots and finally saw the aurora! It was a nice tour that offered us with warm clothes, hot berry juice and cookies!

although we didn't get to see the lights cuz it was snowing- we had a great adventure