Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour with BBQ

Activity provider: NordicUnique Travels

Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour with BBQ

Activity provider: NordicUnique Travels

From US$ 85.15 per person

Hunt for the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi with this tour from Rovaniemi. Camp by a lake while waiting for the lights to appear, savor a fresh Lappish BBQ, and keep warm with hot tea.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off to your hotel or accommodation within 15 km (driving distance) from Rovaniemi city center. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time.


  • See the Northern Lights
  • Enjoy a traditional Lappish BBQ
  • Be accompanied by a professional guide
  • Admire the natural landscapes
Full description

Discover the dazzling beauty of the Northern Lights on this tour from Rovaniemi. Dive deep into the heart of the Lappish wilderness in search of the dancing Aurora spectacle. Warm up with a mouth-watering BBQ packed with local flavors and pipping-hot tea. 

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your accommodation in Rovaniemi. Relax on the drive through dense forests in Lapland. Arrive at a stunning lake or forest that is far from any light pollution.

Relax as your host cooks up a fresh Lappish BBQ meal and brews some blueberry tea. Listen as your guide reveals the secrets of the northern lights to you. Gaze up at the night sky in anticipation of the lights appearing. Return to you accommodation at the end of the your.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Rovaniemi area (within 15 kilometers)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Winter clothing: overalls and boots
  • Campfire BBQ: Lappish bread, pork sausages, salmon soup, and blueberry tea (vegetarian/vegan alternative upon request)
  • Transportation from outside Rovaniemi city center
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Northern Lights sightings are subject to weather conditions and solar activity; they are not guaranteed
  • Please note that this tour might depart with buses during high season
  • The tour drives approximately 20 to 25 km away from the city center to see the Northern Lights
  • Departure time may vary depending on the seasons and availability; please double-check with the local partner
  • A minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to take place on weekdays and Saturdays
  • A minimum of 4 people are required for this tour to take place on Sundays and public holidays. The tour may be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 591 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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We were very lucky, as we got to see the northern lights. Regardless, the activity itself was a win. The team was incredibly nice and organized. A special mention goes to Étienne for being available and friendly. The bbq under the tipi was a blast, it was delicious and the quantities were more than enough. We were lucky to have tried local food mixed with local culture. Whether you see the lights or not, the experience is a must to do during your trip to Rovaniemi.

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March 27, 2023

We couldn't see the Northern lights because of the clouds. The group was split to 2 groups. The BBQ was great (hotdogs, marshmallows, salmon soup, berries juice) other than that, don't expect to switch location to find the lights. The trip is first of all BBQ night and if you get lucky is also the lights. We drove about hour (even less) to a lake outside Rovaniemi.

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March 27, 2023

It was a very enjoyable experience with our guides! Informative trip & Claudia's energy level was great! Loved the BBQ too & warm blueberry juice. We didn't get to see the northern lights due to weather conditions so it was too bad, but it was still a fun trip!

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 178721