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Northern Lights Photography Tour from Rovaniemi provided by Lapland Welcome

Northern Lights Photography Tour from Rovaniemi

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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.
  • Knowledgeable guide handles navigation through the dark
  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Lapland Welcome, Rovakatu 26, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transportation
  • Winter adventure gear
  • Guidance services
  • Snacks
  • Coffee/beverages
  • Organizer's liability insurance
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Private tours available for additional charge
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Additional Info
  • 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 1000 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Seon Lim wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
Ryan H wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution4 helpful votes
It's pretty simple the worst tour, the most unorganised thing we have ever done and having visited over 50 countries and countless tours to remember I have never ever written a bad review until NOW. I love how the public relations manager seems to rebuke everyone's comments how
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4 Helpful votes
Response from VeliLeijona, Public Relations Manager at Northern Lights Photography Tour from Rovaniemi
Responded 18 Jan 2020
Thank you for your feedback. In the end of December the group sizes explode on our Northern Lights tours because we are very famous old operator on Northern Lights tours and end of December is peak season, lots of people in town. Many people come after friends recommendations. Even on those high evenings we are able to offer winter gear of professional quality, return transfers from main hotels, experienced guides, photographing and barbeque snacks. We also offer you a chance to experience old shamanistic tradition. We have got the best site near Rovaniemi and good facilities like bathrooms for our guests. Our mountain location with the best micro climate offers you the best chance for seeing the lights. We do advice you for photographing by your own camera and we send you pictures from the tour is you request them by email afterwards and if we have some good ones. People are always very happy after seeing lights. If the lights don't come it is bigger or smaller disappointment individually. We are not able to force Mother Nature but we offer you the best chance to see the lights and experience wilderness in impressive nature. We recommend joining as soon as possible and repeating the tour until you see the lights. Welcome!
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octo539 wrote a review Jan 2020
Berlin, Germany4 contributions4 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: December 2019
3 Helpful votes
allanaf wrote a review Jan 2020
adelaide, australia46 contributions13 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from VeliLeijona, Public Relations Manager at Northern Lights Photography Tour from Rovaniemi
Responded 10 Jan 2020
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!
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bersab wrote a review Jan 2020
Milano94 contributions97 helpful votes
agency did not manage so many people/partecipants: 3 buses of people who could not even heat up inside the treadmill we did not even manage to eat a sausage . Any confortabile Seats around Fire possibile due to manu people. Desperate we went down the hill and we celebrated
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4 Helpful votes
Response from VeliLeijona, Public Relations Manager at Northern Lights Photography Tour from Rovaniemi
Responded 10 Jan 2020
We offered very warm adventure gear including arctic overalls, boots, socks, gloves and hats for all of our guests. In written plans with map delivered to every family we tried to return at 00.30, just after the fireworks, but some people didn't want to hurry and we had to wait them a little. We are very sorry about that.
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About the operator

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By: Lapland Welcome
Snowmobile Safari
We had a fantastic trip with a guide called Sebastien. We've been lucky to be just the 4 of us and to observe wonde
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Beautiful trip
We enjoyed the trip very much. We had not much experience with snowshoes but it was not too hard for us and the vie
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Excellent guide, underwhelming results
Pros: great snowmobile guide (forgot his name), snowmobiling was mad fun and a great experience. Cons: promised two
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Winter wonderland
AWESOME, we drove into the woods and stop to have our lunch inside a tepee. We build fire to keep us warm and cook
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Lucy F
Great trip to Korouoma Canyon!
We recently took a trip to Korouoma Canyon with Lapland Welcome and it was a fantastic experience. Our guide, Jan w
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Amazing Experience with Awesome Guide.
I was so lucky to be able to see the Northern Lights. It was a very good weather and it didn't take long for the am
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Beautiful day in korouoma canyon
We had a wonderful day with our guide Yann, Snowshoes hiking is actually really nice, we hike 5 km between the f
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Snowshoe newbie
I snowshoed for the first time today and it isn't difficult at all. Our guide, Jan, had good energy and was awesome
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Lovely tour, also in bad weather
Funny and adventurous tour in sledge pulled by a snowmobile. Had a nice tripe ad a good lunch in a cloudy and snowy
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King Crab Tour via Kirkenes Snow Hotel
First off, our driver was awesome. He picked us up at 5:15am and drove us to Kirkenes, Norway. We stopped at a rein
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Enjoyed the tour
Unfortunately we could not the Aurora. But we enjoyed the tour thanks to the guide. The tour was incluiding the sn
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Just go -don’t bother booking a tour.
Great visit but just turn up. Don’t bother with the rip off tourist tours. You can visit from midday and a family t
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We have book "a full day snowmobile", however, received much less than that.
Instead of "Full day snowmobile"activity, the company combined two activities together, whereby the other activity
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We caught fish!
We’d originally booked a snow shoe and ice fishing trip, but the unseasonably warm weather didn’t make for good sno
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Very good experience
We had a wonderful night trip, looking for the northeen lights. Our guide Geertho ( I Hope to write It in the corre
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Key Details
  • Lapland Welcome
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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