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Seeing the Northern Lights in Finland

By Viator, December 2014

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Nature’s most spectacular light show is as mysterious as it is spectacular, and catching sight of the elusive Northern Lights is a truly unforgettable experience. A natural phenomenon formed as electrically charged particles from the sun enter the earth’s atmosphere, the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, can only be viewed in and around the Arctic region, and Finnish Lapland makes a popular place to catch the phenomenon.

Seeing the Northern Lights is never guaranteed, but they appear in the sky about 200 times each year, so there is a good chance of spotting them, and guided tours offer the best opportunities. The lights are only viewable during the winter months from late September to March, and tours take place late at night (typically from 11 p.m.-2 a.m.) when the dark, clear skies offer the best environment to take in the display. 

Wherever you are in Lapland, catching a glimpse is a possibility, but one of the most atmospheric ways to experience them is on a snowmobile ride, traveling by moonlight across the snow-covered fells and frozen lakes to a secluded viewpoint miles out of town. Tours leave from Levi, Yllas and Rovaniemi, as well as from the Lainio Snow Village, where you can huddle around a campfire as you wait for Mother Nature to wow you with her magic. 

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Lapland Northern Lights Adventure from Rovaniemi

Eager to see the Northern Lights? Then this 4-hour safari from Rovaniemi ups your chances of witnessing this extraordinary natural phenomenon. Travel into the ...  Read more

Location: Lapland, Finland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.20

Lapland Northern Lights Safari by Snowmobile from Rovaniemi

Whizz through the Arctic countryside and look for the spectacular Northern Lights on this 3-hour snowmobile safari experience from Rovaniemi. Board your ...  Read more

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

From USD $150.58

Lapland Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari from Levi

Vroom, vroom! Delve deep into the dark Arctic wilderness on a quest for the Northern Lights on this 3-hour evening snowmobile experience from Levi. With your ...  Read more

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

From USD $150.58

Lapland Northern Lights Safari by Snowmobile from Saariselkä

Chase one of nature’s most magical spectacles on this 4-hour Northern Lights snowmobile safari from Saariselkä. Board your snowmobile in the evening and ...  Read more

Location: Lapland, Finland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $177.96

Lapland Northern Lights Safari by Coach from Saariselkä

Escape the bright lights of towns and seek out the beautiful Northern Lights on this 3-hour quest from Saariselkä. Travel by minibus into the deep, dark ...  Read more

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

From USD $98.31

Lapland Northern Lights Safari by Reindeer Sleigh from Saariselkä

Go in search of the Northern Lights on this 2-hour reindeer experience from Saariselkä. Come the evening, travel into the frozen landscapes and visit a ...  Read more

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

From USD $148.09

Lapland Northern Lights Experience at the Snow Village from Ylläs

Seek out the Northern Lights and visit the spectacular Snow Village on this 4-hour evening experience from Ylläs. Travel into the wintery wilds around ...  Read more

Location: Lapland, Finland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $109.51

Lapland Northern Lights Safari by Snowmobile from Ylläs

Chase the Northern Lights on a snowmobile on this exciting 3-hour evening safari departing from Ylläs. Climb aboard your speedy 2-person snowmobile and ...  Read more

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

From USD $139.38

Northern Lights Experience at the Snow Village from Levi

Combine two of Lapland’s winter wonders on this 4-hour evening experience from Levi. Visit the enchanting Snow Village, the hotel, restaurant and bar complex ...  Read more

Location: Lapland, Finland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.07

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