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Seeing the Northern Lights in Finland

By Viator, July 2017

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Nature's most spectacular light show is as mysterious as it is captivating, and catching sight of the elusive Northern Lights from Finland is especially unforgettable. Here are a few ways to help ensure you catch Aurora Borealis in all is glory.

When to Go
Travelers hoping to catch the Northern Lights in the Finnish wilderness typically head out there sometime between late September and March. During these winter months, guided tours take explorers out into the countryside between 11pm and 2am, when dark, clear skies offer the best environment to take in the display.

Where to Go
Tours depart from destinations including Levi, Rovaniemi, Saariselkä, and Ylläs, taking travelers deep into the arctic countryside to see the lights.

How to Go
Visitors hoping to see the Northern Lights in Finland can choose from a broad range of travel options and adventures. Huddle around a campfire on a remote lake shoreline and watch the skies come to life, enjoy a traditional Lappish picnic surrounded by frozen tundra, or pull on a dry-suit and float in a frozen lake in the Finnish wilderness. And wherever you are in the countryside, one of the most scenic ways to experience the Northern Lights is on a reindeer sleigh or snowmobile—traveling by moonlight across the snow-covered fells and frozen lakes to a remote vantage point far from the city lights.

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Northern Lights Ice-Floating Adventure in Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi, null
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Northern Lights Ice-Floating Adventure in Rovaniemi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Marvel at the beauty of the Northern Lights and enjoy an unforgettable experience in the Finnish wilderness on this 3-hour ice-floating experience from ...  Read more

Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.09
Northern Lights Hunt from Rovaniemi with Folk Tales and Snacks over Campfire, Rovaniemi, Night Tours
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Northern Lights Hunt from Rovaniemi with Folk Tales and Snacks over Campfire

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

The Northern Lights hunting is a bestseller outdoors night tour. 2,5 hours in a traditional tent with a campfire on a lake shore. Warm outfit (if the ...  Read more

Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.79
Northern Lights Tour from Rovaniemi with Traditional Lappish Picnic, Rovaniemi, Nature & Wildlife
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Northern Lights Tour from Rovaniemi with Traditional Lappish Picnic

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Admire aurora borealis in Lapland’s open wilderness on this 3-hour Northern Lights tour from Rovaniemi. Travel through the Arctic tundra to a viewing spot in ...  Read more

Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.57
Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari from Rovaniemi with Campfire Picnic, Rovaniemi, Night Tours
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Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari from Rovaniemi with Campfire Picnic

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Embark on a safari to drive a snowmobile through snowy forests and along the river in the shadows of the evening. During the safari, you can admire the starry ...  Read more

Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $172.98
Northern Lights Hunt Including Snacks on Campfire from Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi, Ski & Snow
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Northern Lights Hunt Including Snacks on Campfire from Rovaniemi

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Discover the magic of the Finnish wilderness on this 3-hour Northern Lights hunt from Rovaniemi. Travel deep into the Finnish countryside with a guide and ...  Read more

Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.79
Ice-Floating Under the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi, Nature & Wildlife
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Ice-Floating Under the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi

Experience magical Lapland during autumn. Ice-float under beautiful stars and with luck, marvel magnificent Northern Lights here in Rovaniemi, the capital of ...  Read more

Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Northern Lights Flight from Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi, Night Tours
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Northern Lights Flight from Rovaniemi

Enjoy a wonderful journey through a star-studded sky in order to see one of the most spectacular natural phenomena known to man.

Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $460.13
Lapland Northern Lights Experience by Reindeer Sled from Luosto, Lapland, Air Tours
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Lapland Northern Lights Experience by Reindeer Sled from Luosto

Ride a reindeer-pulled sled as you watch for the Northern Lights on this 2-hour safari experience from Luosto. Visit a reindeer farm and venture into the still ...  Read more

Location: Lapland, Finland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.92
Lapland Northern Lights Safari by Snowmobile from Luosto, Lapland, Night Tours
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Lapland Northern Lights Safari by Snowmobile from Luosto

Rev your engine and ride a snowmobile through the Arctic forests in search of the Northern Lights on this 3-hour evening safari experience from Luosto. Hop on ...  Read more

Location: Lapland, Finland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.31

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