Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari in Rovaniemi

Instant confirmation
This offer is very popular 57 people chose this activity this year

Activity Snapshot

Spoken languages: English
Minimum age: From 4 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info

Activity description

Chase the magnificent Northern Lights on this thrilling snowmobile adventure in the heart of Lapland from Rovaniemi. Welcoming participants from ages 4 and up on this family-friendly excursion!

This tour takes place from Rovaniemi on the outskirts of the Finnish Taiga. Rovaniemi is the capital city of Lapland, located in the north of Finland. This area features vast untouched wilderness, snow-covered forests and pristine nature. Due to its proximity to the Arctic Circle, it is also one of the best places in the world to witness the magical Northern Lights!

The adventure begins at the starting point in Rovaniemi (pickup is available within a 15km driving distance), where you will meet your experienced guide. This evening snowmobile tour is ideal for groups of friends and families alike, as it is suitable for total beginners and expert off-roaders. The guide will go through a safety briefing and introduction to snowmobiling. You can choose between a twin snowmobile, where 2 people share (1 driver and 1 passenger, with the opportunity to swap halfway) or a solo snowmobile (driven by 1 person). Children under 12 will sit in a sled pulled by the guide's snowmobile. Once you receive all of your Arctic gear and equipment, you will set off into the wilderness.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the Northern Lights, using a snowmobile gives you access to parts of the landscape that would have been inaccessible with any other form of transport –offering a scenic setting and totally private viewing experience. The guide will track the weather to find the best route to take, travelling deep into the Taiga forest. Leaving the artificial lights of the city centre behind, you will ride into coniferous woods – following the lights and stars overhead.

Once you reach the prime viewpoint for witnessing the Aurora Borealis, you will stop to build a warm campfire. Don't forget your camera, the guide will help you capture some photos to keep forever! A traditional Finnish campfire BBQ meal of pork sausage, marshmallows and hot blueberry juice (vegetarian/vegan alternative upon request) will be served, as your guide shares insights about the Northern Lights and Arctic life in general. After you have enjoyed your meal and taken in the dancing lights, you will snowmobile back to the starting point and return to Rovaniemi.

This snowmobile excursion in Finnish Lapland is a fun, family-friendly way to experience the magical Northern Lights. Book your next unforgettable adventure in Rovaniemi now!

Offer Description

Pick-up/drop-off to your hotel/accommodation within a 15 km driving distance from Rovaniemi city centre is included. Please contact your instructor to arrange.

Departure time may vary depending on the seasons and availability, please kindly check the email you receive for the exact pick-up time and pick-up location.

Course of events

- Pick-up from your accommodation or meet at the starting point in Rovaniemi

- Receive equipment and Arctic gear

- The snowmobile adventure begins!

- Snowmobile for approximately 1 hour 

- Break for hot drinks and a BBQ meal around a campfire

- Admire the Northern Lights

- Return to starting point and transfer back to Rovaniemi

Activity requirements

Snowmobile drivers must hold a full, valid driver's licence (original or electronic copy).

Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by adults paying the full price.

Children under 12 years old will be seated in the sled pulled by the snowmobile driven by the guide

If the child is taller than 150 cm (4'9"), they can be seated on the snowmobile paying the adult's price.

Special terms

Please be advised that as the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, their presence can never be guaranteed.

At least 2 people are required for this tour to take place on weekdays and Saturdays.

At least 4 people are required for this tour to take place on Sundays and public holidays.

If the anticipated number is not reached, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule.

Please be ready and wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time.

Guide in English (other languages available on request: Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese)

  • Guide
  • Transfer from accommodation
  • Winter overalls
  • Winter boots
  • Gloves
  • Beanie
  • Helmet
  • Hot drinks
  • Campfire BBQ meal
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Camera
100% secure payments
by credit card or Paypal
Meeting point
Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Maakuntakatu 29-31. (Next to the Subway) 96200 Rovaniemi Finland 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


Average rating
4.3 / 5
  • (10)
Very good
  • 4 / 5

was only able to see the Aurora with camera picture; weather definitely makes a difference and were far away not like the photo above

  • 3.3 / 5

Gute Idee, etwas weg vom Licht der Stadt zu fahren. Eher teuer für die Leistung

  • 4 / 5

En general bien, pero un poco repetitivo el ir para alante y para atras sobre el mismo camino.

  • 5 / 5

Un grand moment de fun, la motoneige en pleine nuit pas -25, c'était extraordinaire

  • 5 / 5

Excellent, very informative

  • 4.3 / 5


  • 5 / 5

Snowmobile 4h trip to see northern lights

  • 4 / 5

Nous n'avons pas été réellement dans l'attente d'une Aurore Boréale , pensions faire un arrêt spécifique pendant le parcours et le Barbecue est très ...léger pour un prix relativement élevé......sinon le parcours en motoneige est génial et le coach très bienveillant

  • 5 / 5

Motoneige pour voir les aurores boréales

  • 3 / 5

Too cloudy so absolutely no chance of lights. Not much snow so very corrugated trail ride and fairly slow. These conditions are unpredictable and uncontrollable and that is fully recognised. The office was extremely busy at the time and no one could move. Again, fully understood for this time of the year. Good guides and knowledgeable.