The Aurora Borealis, also called the Northern Lights is a natural light phenomenon in the Earth’s atmosphere. It is a truly magical experience to see the lights dancing in the sky, but it requires expertise and knowledge of the area to find the best spots to view them. This is why Northern Lights hunting with a professional guide gives you the best chance to witness this stunning natural light show.
We will go hunting for the Northern lights by car which gives you the best chances of seeing the lights. On this tour we will drive away from the city's light pollution deeper into the Aurora zone. We will plan out each hunt separately based on real time forecasts. As a private group we have the flexibility to go wherever we want according to changing weather conditions. Your guide will be carrying a professional camera and share all the photos from the tour with you.
Hot drinks and small snacks will be served during the tour, but you shouldn’t go out at night on an empty stomach.
Northern Lights Tours in Lapland
Increase your chances of catching the Northern Lights on a guided tour!
The Aurora Borealis, also called the Northern Lights is a natural light phenomenon in the Earth’s atmosphere. It is a truly magical experience to see the lights dancing in the sky, but it requires expertise and knowledge of the area to find the best locations to view them. This is why Northern Lights hunting with a professional guide gives you the best chance to witness this stunning natural light show.
After your pickup/arrival from your accommodation, your tour starts in a comfortable minibus driven by a professional guide who will take you hunting for the Northern Lights far away from the city lights, and deeper into the Aurora Zone.
Each tour is unique as they are planned based on real time weather forecasts and solar activity reports. The destinations based on the analysis made by your experienced guide will give you a better chance to witness this natural phenomenon. Sometimes your guide may drive you even 100km away looking for the best conditions to find the Northern Lights. The weather conditions are checked even during the tour and location adjustments can be made on the go. The duration of the program is around 4 hours, depending on the changing weather conditions and the success of the hunt.
On most of the tours, you will have an opportunity to warm up by a fireplace in the nature, but when the locations are not set in advance this may not be possible. As you wait for the Northern Lights to magically appear in the night sky, your guide will explain you the science behind the Aurora Borealis as well as the traditional Lappish folklore for the magical light show in the starry sky.
Your guide will also bring a professional camera and teach you how to take beautiful pictures of the Northern Lights with your own camera as well. To ensure the best possible experience, higher chances to see the Northern Lights and avoid mass tourism Lapland Private offers Northern Lights safaris only for small groups or completely private.
The operator reserves the right to make alterations to the program’s duration or execution without prior warning. This is also applied to changes in the program due to weather conditions.