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Northern Lights Photography Tour from Rovaniemi provided by Lapland Welcome

Northern Lights Photography Tour from Rovaniemi

Northern Lights Photography Tour from Rovaniemi
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Tour snapshot
Knowledgeable guide handles navigation through the dark
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
1,000
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Get the best possible photos of Finland's elusive Northern Lights on this photographer-led tour from Rovaniemi. Your guide leads you to the best locations and advises you on the ideal camera settings and positioning to ensure you return home with framable wall art. With provided thermal suits, snacks, and beverages—plus pickup right from your hotel—you’re guaranteed an entirely comfortable experience in the Arctic night.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, Spanish
Highlights
  • Photographer-led tour increases your chances of frame-worthy photos
  • Bundle up in provided thermal adventure gear
  • Access to a traditional teepee, a warming fire, and snacks
What to expect
Begin your evening tour with hotel pickup and relax while someone else handles navigation through the dark Arctic night. Stop at the tour office to suit up in provided thermal gear, which ensures you’re warm and comfortable during your time in the elements. Next, your guide takes you to a spot far enough away from light sources so you that you can get the best photos of the Northern Lights. Gather around a teepee for guidance from your guide on how to set up your camera and to hear about Northern Lights mythology, Lappish shamanism, and scientific facts about the striking natural phenomenon. Then, spend some time trying to snap the perfect photo. Get relief from the cold Arctic air with hot beverages and barbecue around the fire.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Photographer-led tour increases your chances of frame-worthy photos
  • Bundle up in provided thermal adventure gear
  • Access to a traditional teepee, a warming fire, and snacks
What to expect
Begin your evening tour with hotel pickup and relax while someone else handles navigation through the dark Arctic night. Stop at the tour office to suit up in provided thermal gear, which ensures you’re warm and comfortable during your time in the elements. Next, your guide takes you to a spot far enough away from light sources so you that you can get the best photos of the Northern Lights. Gather around a teepee for guidance from your guide on how to set up your camera and to hear about Northern Lights mythology, Lappish shamanism, and scientific facts about the striking natural phenomenon. Then, spend some time trying to snap the perfect photo. Get relief from the cold Arctic air with hot beverages and barbecue around the fire.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 57914P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation
  • Winter adventure gear
  • Guidance services
  • Snacks
  • Coffee/beverages
  • Organizer's liability insurance
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Lapland Welcome
Exclusions
  • Private tours available for additional charge
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will confirm the exact pick up time upon booking. The meeting time at Lapland Welcome Safari Office (Rovakatu 26, 2nd floor, 96200 Rovaniemi) is 15 minutes before the starting time of the safari.
  • Lapland Welcome, Rovakatu 26, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland Lapland Welcome Rovaniemi Safari Office (Rovakatu 26, 2nd floor, 96200 Rovaniemi)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please contact us if you wish to have a guide in other language
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1,000 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transportation
  • Winter adventure gear
  • Guidance services
  • Snacks
  • Coffee/beverages
  • Organizer's liability insurance
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Lapland Welcome
Exclusions
  • Private tours available for additional charge
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will confirm the exact pick up time upon booking. The meeting time at Lapland Welcome Safari Office (Rovakatu 26, 2nd floor, 96200 Rovaniemi) is 15 minutes before the starting time of the safari.
  • Lapland Welcome, Rovakatu 26, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland Lapland Welcome Rovaniemi Safari Office (Rovakatu 26, 2nd floor, 96200 Rovaniemi)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please contact us if you wish to have a guide in other language
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1,000 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lapland Welcome
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lapland Welcome
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Lapland Welcome Safari Office. Here you will be prepared for the trip: we will give you Winter gear which is included in the price.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
47 reviews
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camille
1 contribution
Mar 2021
We (2 adults) had an excellent experience with this company! The seasoned tour guide provided us with snow boots and flashlights and, if we hadn't already been wearing warm winter clothes, he could have also helped us out in that department.

Once the tour proper started, the guide entertained us with funny anecdotes as well as fascinating scientific explanations of the Northern Lights. The guide never lost hope (it first seemed like we wouldn't get much of a display) and expertly showed each place best suited for spotting the elusive lights.

We easily reached our final destination on top of the hill and were blown away by the Auroras that painted the starry night and lasted for a long time. From the detailed photographing instructions to the nice pictures and the warms food and drinks, this trip was an all around pleasant experience. On our way back to Rovaniemi we even spotted two fluffy mountain hares!

Nice to know: If you don't have the necessary photographing equipment, that's not an issue. The tour guide will take professional grade pictures of the Northern lights for free while you sit back and relax as mother nature shows you her most beautiful side.
Written 5 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
VeliLeijona
Thank you for your review. March is the best month to see the Northern Lights. And our experienced guides know the best locations to visit.
Written 6 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

alapan m
6 contributions
Apr 2021
It was an experience of a lifetime! My cheerful tour guide, Anthony, was on time as we started at 10 PM from Rovaniemi. We drove to a base camp about 55 km from the Rovaniemi city center, and then climbed a hill called Kätkävaara with another assistant Ella.

The night was clear and moonless, so conditions for aurora-watching were great. Sure enough, a long pale green arc right across the star-filled sky could be seen, though it remained like this for a very long time without changing. Anthony explained in detail how the aurora is formed, and patiently answered all my questions :) Despite the cold and lack of action, he waited, and finally our patience were rewarded as we were able to see a quite bright display of flickering as 2 separate arcs seemed to form. A moment to remember! We then went inside a small 'cabin' on the hill, and had sausages and hot chocolate sitting around a fire Anthony and Ella lit earlier.

Later I learnt I was quite lucky, as the aurora prediction for that night was quite bleak!

Aurora viewing needs luck, but that does not change the service provided by Anthony of Lapland Welcome, which was simply fantastic. Such warm behavior made withstanding the cold while waiting for the aurora display not only tolerable, but also enjoyable! The photography was Anthony was also brilliant!!

Thank you, Lapland Welcome!
Written 4 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

773deepap
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Didn't get to see the Northern lights as there was low probability on the day.

But the tour itself was average. They took us to the location (1 hour away from Rovaniemi) and we climbed up a mountain for 15 min (heads up for anyone who can't do that). Then we waited. They had made a bonfire where they kept packaged sausages, kebabs and marshmellos to roast over the fire and eat. I had fun with my friends as we were happy to see such snow as we've never seen snow before. But people who are wanting to see the northern lights might find it a bit boring.

The tour organizers - Emily and Ali were very friendly and enthusiastic. They were very keen to help out and get to know people. Liked talking to them.

The tour guide (didn't catch her name - an international research student I think) was knowledgeable but not trained in hospitality. She rolled her eyes at slightest disorganization showed by Emily and Ali and kept shouting out to guests 'don't come within my camera zone.. I've come to photograph the lights and not YOU' even when the group was adhering to all instructions.

Overall, it was an okayish experience. It could have been more interactive and fun (so many people of all nationalities) while we waited but it was mostly just sitting around.
Written 4 January 2020
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VeliLeijona
Thank you for this feedback. Emilia is a wonderful impressive young guide who really knows photographing. Welcome! The main guide was Kimberley an actress who is a master in running entertainment :)
Written 6 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

octo539
Berlin, Germany4 contributions
Dec 2019
Joined Auroras – Northern Lights Trip by Car and on Foot (photographing tour) back in Dec 2019. As mentioned on the website it was by car but turn out to be a big tour bus for around approximately 50 pax! The tour was even overbooked as some of the people did not have a space to sit in the bus. the tour started by heading over to their office at Rovaniemi city center for a change in clothes. It was so chaotic as it was such a big group. No clear instruction was provided. Wasted lots of time too.
When we reached the base camp, we wasted time again by unloading our existing stuff down from the bus. Everyone was rushing to the toilet and there was only one cubical.
It was mentioned on the website that it is a “photography tour” and "We take pictures on the tour and then upload them on our blog. However, if you have a camera and/or a tripod, do not hesitate to bring them! Our guides can help you with the settings."
Firstly, do not expect the guide to take picture of you together with the northern light. The whole session the guide just kept on shooting the northern light. If we want pictures of just the northern light, there are plenty online.
Secondly, after you set up your tripod and placed if it placed slightly in front of the guide's camera view. The guide will tell you off. Shouldn't it be a photographing session whereby we should be the one shooting/ learning how to capture the northern light with our own camera. It turns out to be like we are paying to accompany the guide to chase the northern light and the guide hogged the best angle.
Been to so many tours, this tour is totally disappointing. Badly organized and unprofessional guide. Highly do not recommend!
Written 13 January 2020
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allanaf
adelaide, australia42 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were sold the Northern Lights Photography Tour for New Years Eve. From the outset it was an absolute debacle. We arrived at the office to get the bus and it was chaotic. No one knew what was happening. We were given out to the location, and dropped, left with no instructions was the bus driver went inside to get himself a hot chocolate. There was no guide insight and after talking to a number of waitresses, we discovered that we could walk up the top of the hill to where everyone was. Blindly we walked up there along a duck off with no idea really where we were going. We arrived at the top which was apparently the northern lights tour that we were supposed to be on. We were sold the idea of teepees with food, fortune-telling, sledding and a guide. None of this was actually the case when we arrived at the top. There was over 200 people there and clearly they had oversold this tour. It was disorganised, there was no plan, and they certainly under-catered. There were two teepees which catered for a maximum of 50 people total. There was barely any food, all of which were supermarket bought packet food, and barely even any hot water to make a cup of tea.

By the end of the night, we had received no food, no drink whatsoever and when we walked down to get back on the bus, there was no bus for us as they had even underestimated numbers for the bus. We were left to sit around and wait for over 45 minutes with no update of what was happening, until we were finally told that our bus driver was up the hill collecting people who haven’t yet come down. It was freezing cold and we were still waiting for people who were drinking inside.

Overall it was absolutely disgusting. I wish we never bothered as the experience was actually really terrible. Do yourself a favour and find yourself one of the smaller companies who actually care for their guests. We regret that we didn’t do the same, but we hope that this review gives you that opportunity. Either way, save your money time and effort and don’t book with this company.
Written 9 January 2020
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VeliLeijona
Thank you for your feedback about our New Year Auroras tour. In addition to normal Auroras - Northern Lights tour we had great fireworks and sparkling wine offered. Pictures of Northern Lights were shot and delivered to all participants who wanted to see them. You can still reuquest them if you were there, by email. We didn't run out of barbeque food or drinks, maybe just temporarily but not totally. We also offered shaman program in the 3rd teepee down by the river. New Year's Eve is very popular day here, the peak day in a year. People were allowed to walk around and visit different service points like warm indoor hall, washing rooms, shaman teepee, snow igloos, barbeque teepees, sparkling wine delivery, photographing spot and fireworks at midnight. I am sorry if you have felt lost there. In our mind all went like planned, nothing went wrong. It was just many people there but is a very spacy area. And we are sorry that it was hard to get the last people into the buses. We couldn't leave people there. We did have transfer planned for everyone. Many people shouted "Bravo" for the long lasting colourfull fireworks. But Mother Nature didn't show us the best Northern Lights but something at least in the pictures. It is out of our control. Happy New Year!
Written 10 January 2020
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Magdalence L
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
We would like to express our thanks to both guides Anthony and Eriky for their professionalism displayed during our aurora hunting last night. Anthony tried his best to help us catch the Northern lights

Although we did not managed to catch the Northern Light last night, we really had a wonderful experience understanding the information you shared.

thanks Anthony for also sharing the positive finnish culture with us as well. It was really nice. And also wanted to thank the helpful assistant Eriky who was very busy catering us that he had no time for his own feeding. As we were totally tired and eager to rush back to the bus we did not managed to say a thank to both of you in person. So hereby once again thank you guys for the hard work. You certainty amazing! 😊 Will definitely recommend this safari to friends who are intereated., 👍🏻
Written 10 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
VeliLeijona
Thank you for this review and I will let them know!
Written 11 February 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

istorma
Panama City, Panama10 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Terrible tour. Lack of customer service. The tour guide never said hello when picking us up and rudely said “get out” when we arrived at the offices. There was just a friendly guy who greeted us and gave us the equipment (a Colombian named Andres) but unfortunately went with a private tour.

Our group was very big, about +30 people, some of them very noisy and rude (This was not the fault of the company but if the guide had given a briefing and some rules to follow such as the importance of being at a natural site and not littering) this could have been better managed.

Additionally, the guide didn’t introduce himself, or explained anything at all about the northern lights. We didn’t get to see them, but that is understandable given that is a natural phenomenon.

You can’t predict nature but a company can definitely improve its customer service.

Not recommended at all!
Written 28 December 2021
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Lauren F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands27 contributions
We had an incredible evening on our Northern Lights excursion. With the best guide ever. Anthony.

A lot of knowledge about the Northern Lights obviously but such a lovely humour as well! We had so much fun that night! We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights and have a great picture made by Anthony.
Then we continued our trip and had a lovely evening in a hut with an amazing fire and barbecue! Anthony proposed us to do a great Finish tradition as well.

The organisation was absolutely perfect!

Thank you so much Anthony and Lapland Welcome!
We have so many amazing memories!
Written 25 February 2022
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Palani vel
Braunschweig, Germany4 contributions
Feb 2021
Aurora borealis (Northern Light) hunting. I would say that this tour staff and guide are fantastic. Quick response and superb active, excellent guidance. I really enjoyed the trip and turn out a magical show. I would recommend strongly going with them and you will enjoy it!!
Written 15 February 2021
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VeliLeijona
Yes, we have a long experience in hunting so we can offer the best chance to see the lights!
Written 6 March 2021
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Seon Lim
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Family
We (2 adults and 3 children) had a wonderful time.
Our Northern Lights guide, She was excellent and knew exactly where to take us for the trip. We had so much fun.
It was really great time!!
I would highly recommend this tour company to everyone.
Thank you so much.

우연히 인포메이션 센터에서 그날 가능한 노던라이트 투어를 찾다가 Lapland welcome 이 꽤 큰회사여서 바로 예약하고 투어를 하게 되었는데요, 너무 색다른 경험이었습니다.
사진포함 오로라 헌팅 그리고 숲속에서의 파이어 워크 까지 너무 색다른 경험이었습니다.
조카들을 아직 나이가 어려서 그런지 오로라 보다는 파이어 워크 하면서 소시지와 마시멜로우 빵을 구워 먹었던 경험을 더 오래 기억하고 있습니다.
저희는 운이 좋게 오로라를 보는 경험도 했지만, 혹 오로라를 못보더라도 정말 좋은 추억으로 기억될수 있을거 같습니다.

Best Regards
Seon
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Beautiful experience and exceptional guide
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Wonderful ice fishing trip in Lapland.
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One of the best days ever
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Amazing experience
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Life time experience
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An expert guide with experience, humor, and great stories
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Amazing tour guide!
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Amazing ride!
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Fun for the whoke family
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Great experience
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Amazing experience!
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AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COST!! We had to leave together with a family with children because we all felt unsafe
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