Northern Lights Hunt by Snowmobile from Rovaniemi

Organized by Arctic Lifestyle
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Spoken languages: English, Finnish
Minimum age: From 4 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info

Activity description

Snowmobile through the dark winter landscapes and chase the Aurora Borealis in the Finnish Lapland outside Rovaniemi. Welcoming adventurers of all ages on this family-friendly excursion!

Driving through the dark and snowy backcountry is already an amazing experience in itself, but when the sky is clear, it can be even more bewildering with the stellar spectacles above. Witnessing the bright, star-studded Arctic sky, its glowing moon, or even the mystical Northern Lights from the pitch-black wilderness of Finnish Lapland is truly an unbeatable sight. 

This tour takes place from Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. As well as being known for its stunning landscapes and diverse nature, Rovaniemi is also one of the best places in the world for witnessing the Northern Lights! Its proximity to the Arctic Circle allows for clear, dark skies during the winter months.

One of the best times to spot the Auroras is said to be in the evening before midnight, so this safari takes place after dark. After meeting your experienced guide in Rovaniemi, they will provide you with thermal overalls, a balaclava, a pair of boots and some gloves. After a safety briefing on how to drive the snowmobile, you will then be off, driving through the dark winter night.

The snowmobiles are locally produced BRP Lynx Rave, Xtrim, and Boondocker models. These models are not only extremely comfortable to drive but are gentle to the environment as they are practically smoke and smell-free. Children will be seated in a comfy sled pulled by the guide, so they are safe and cosy throughout the excursion. You have the option to drive a twin snowmobile, with one driver and one passenger and the opportunity to switch midway, or as a solo driver. 

You will set off into the Finnish wilderness beneath the dark, starry sky. Hunting for the Aurora is always an exciting excursion, regardless of the outcome. If you are lucky, you will get to see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky above you. The mesmerising dance of the Aurora Borealis is a once-in-a-lifetime sight to behold! After learning all of the snowmobile techniques, you will be transported back to Rovaniemi.

Do not miss out on this beautiful nocturnal adventure in Finnish Lapland. Book this fun snowmobile safari from Rovaniemi now!

Offer Description

Pick-up is available from the following locations, please specify when booking:

- Santa Claus Village area (30 minutes before start time)
- Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara (20 min before start time)
- Arctic TreeHouse Hotel (25 min before start time)
- Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara (45 min before start time)
- City Center hotels (meet at Koskikatu 12 in front of Visit Rovaniemi - 40 min before departure)
- Santa Sport (45 min before start time)

Course of events

- Meet at the starting point or pickup from listed location in Rovaniemi

- Safety briefing, driving lesson and receive Arctic gear

- The snowmobile adventure begins!

- Drive your snowmobile through the forest for approximately 10km (60-90 minutes)

- Admire the Northern Lights

- Return to starting point

- Transfer back to Rovaniemi

Special terms

For safety reasons, children will sit in a sled pulled by the guide's snowmobile. 

Please note that a minimum of 2 participants is required for this activity to take place. If the anticipated number is not reached, you will be offered a full refund or the chance to reschedule.

Infant under 4 is complementary. 

  • Guide
  • Transfer from listed locations
  • Winter overalls
  • Winter boots
  • Woolen socks
  • Balaclava
  • Gloves
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Camera
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Meeting point
Arctic Lifestyle City Center, Koskikatu 12, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland (pickups are available from specified locations upon booking) Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


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