Rovaniemi: Northern Lights and Husky Sleigh Ride

4.1 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: NordicUnique Travels

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights and Husky Sleigh Ride

Activity provider: NordicUnique Travels

From US$ 248.12 per person

Experience the Northern Lights in Finland and race along the snow-covered countryside on a dog sled. Warm up with Lappish barbecue snacks and steaming beverages and make friends around a campfire.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off is to your hotel or accommodation within 15 kilometers from the Rovaniemi city center. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time.


  • Admire panoramic views of Finland's countryside
  • Take in the unique and captivating Northern Lights
  • Enjoy delicious Lappish grilled snacks around a campfire
  • Mush through the snow on a sled pulled by huskies
  • Drive the sled yourself, if weather permits
Full description

Discover the dancing colors of the Northern Lights as you glide across the Lappish landscape on a husky sleigh ride driven by farmers. Enjoy snow-covered winter forests as you travel 5 to 10 kilometers pulled by a team of huskies. Meet your guide at your hotel near the center of Rovaniemi and head for the charming farmhouse where you'll greet your dog sledding team. Then it's off to search for the Aurora Borealis. The huskies will lead you into a Lappish forest to discover the exquisite and unique nature of the Arctic. After the ride, enjoy some grilled Lappish snacks and good company around a fire. Warm up with steaming beverages as you wait for the Northern Lights to appear. After you've had your fill of stargazing and dazzling light displays, your guide will take you back to the hotel so you can rest up for tomorrow's adventures.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within 10 miles (15 km) from Rovaniemi city center
  • English-speaking guide (other languages available on request: German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese)
  • Winter clothes: overalls, boots, and gloves
  • Search for Northern Lights
  • Husky sleigh ride
  • Lappish barbecue: Lappish chicken nakki, grilled corn, marshmallows, and hot blueberry juice
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Northern Lights sightings are subject to weather conditions and solar activity, and are therefore not guaranteed
    • 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
    • 4-6 people fit on one sleigh driven by the staff
    • The length of your sleigh depends on weather conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5

    based on 35 reviews

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    It was well organized trip. Everything was on time, but we were not lucky enough to see Northen light due to cloudy weather. Ride over the frozen lake was amazing and during nice evenings I am sure that you feel like in a fairytale! Our guide Antonela was amazing! She tried to make our experience memorable by adding one more stop than planned trying to catch Northernlight. She was very friendly, kind and with big smile on her face! 😃

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    March 24, 2023

    Amazing trip, our guide Raymond was friendly and knowledgeable about the lights, the area and the huskies. Didn’t see the lights unfortunately but the bbq on the frozen lake was great. Now the best but the husky sleigh ride was fantastic, we mushed !! Our own sleighs through the forest and got to pet the dogs after, a truly amazing experience.

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    March 24, 2023

    We didn't manage to see aurora but the ride with the huskies was great! We were actually more thrilled with the dogs rather than the sky. The trip was good organized and our guide Paul was great! He was very friendly and gave us many information about the wild life, natives and the land in general. Also the people that take care of the huskies were friendly and gave us the feeling that really care about the dogs and treat them as their family

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    March 24, 2023

    Product ID: 397090