Book your flight for your preferred time of departure, and wait for your exact flight time to be confirmed on the day according to the Northern Lights and weather forecast.
Then, begin your 2.5-hour experience with pickup from your Rovaniemi hotel or another centrally located hotel in the city, and relax as you travel to Rovaniemi airport.
On arrival, meet your two pilots, settle into your comfortable seat on the shared plane, and get a safety briefing before take-off. Your plane seats a maximum of seven passengers, and is equipped with an anti-icing system and large viewing windows.
The Northern Lights occur when charged particles from the sun collide with gases in the Earth's atmosphere, creating a stunning iridescent glow. The glow is usually an intense green, but reds and blues can sometimes appear at times of high activity. The lights can be seen on around 80 to 90% of dark Arctic nights, although clouds often reduce visibility from the ground. Flying above the clouds automatically increases the chances of sightings, and lets you get closer to the lights if they appear.
As your plane ascends, enjoy the views over the twinkling lights of Rovaniemi, and then fly higher — through and above any cloud cover — to search for the lights. With luck, enjoy a spectacular, unobstructed view of the glowing and moving ribbons, and fly close-up to them to capture some once-in-a-lifetime photos. Please bear in mind that the Northern Lights are a natural occurrence, and sightings of the lights, or their vibrancy, color, or level of activity, cannot be guaranteed.
After your 1-hour flight, including time in the air and take-off and landing preparations, touch back down at Rovaniemi airport. Then, say goodbye to your pilots and return to your Rovaniemi hotel, where your experience concludes.