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Autumn Hiking Day and Evening Northern Lights Tour

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What to Expect

We have designed this package for you to enjoy two great northern activities during your stay here in Rovaniemi.
We will take you to some of our great hiking routes for you to enjoy the changing autumn colours. Discover what lives in these ancient forests as your guide will provide you with general knowledge about what you see and hear on your hike. Enjoy the trail that leads to a viewing platform that offers views over Lapland. Once you are done taking in the views and snapping photographs, lets enjoy some warm drinks and snacks. The walking time is around 1 to 1.5 hours and the total hiking programme takes around 3 hours.

Then in the evening we will take you out to enjoy a night under the northern lights. Lakeside or hike a small hill where we can gain the best vantage point. We take you to the most opportunistic locations.
The full northern lights programme is 4 hours long from pick-up to drop-off.
We will take photos through-out both activities and provide them to you in a timely fashion. We want to make this day to remember, and by capturing the hike and hopefully northern lights, it will create a great lasting memory.

Lapland is special to us, let us share it with you.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We can collect from multiple places around Rovaniemi. Please supply your address so we can ensure your collection.
Departure Time
9:30 AM
  • Grilled snacks (Only during Northern Lights Tour)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks - Traditional Finnish Biscuits (Served at both hike and northern lights tour)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Explore Lapland
60 Reviews
Best Guide- Best Night - Bucket list ticked
Ben was a great guide. Loads of communication about the trip before we arrived. Great warm clothes for everyone. Amazing experience at the edge of a lovely lake with warm drinks, food and stories Ben even arranged for a shooting star to pass as we stood there. And then getting loads of photos the next day from Ben gave us all a great digital souvenir. I would highly recommend explore Lapland Paul
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Fantastic to see. Our guide Ben was so helpful and enthusiastic. Had all equipment at the ready. The lights were stunning. We even saw a shooting star! This was a wonderful experience made even more memorable by Ben. Camfire, sausages and stunning photographs as well...what more can I say. I cannot recommend Explore Lapland enough!! Thank you Ben for the once in a lifetime experience! Would recommend to everyone visiting Rovaniemi !!!
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Sherine R
Great place to see Arctic wildlife
The drive from Rovaniemi to Ranua is a very pleasant drive & totally worth it to walk in the wildlife park & get a chance to see some Arctic animals from the gorgeous Arctic fox to the magnificent polar bear to the Arctic owls, reindeer & more... It is set in the nature & is a great place to walk around
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Christopher H
Our first experience chasing the Northern Lights.
Ben was a great host and guide. We are a family four with a 7 and 10 year old. We loved trying to find the Northern Lights. Ben was very informative and cooked us pork sausages on a campfire with hot chocolate and marshmallows while we waited. Unfortunately we had a lot of cloud cover so not able to see the green lights with our eyes, but Ben was able to capture some photos of our experience. Would highly recommend Ben and this tour. I will cherish the memories from this night.
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Nice northern light hunting tour
Ben is a very good northern light hunting tour guide. He explained a lot to us and did not miss any chances to go hunt for the light. Also he provided warm clothes and shoes to us. And set fire to keep us warm during waiting the light. We talked a lot and having snack and hot drink together. Finally we saw the northern light. What an amazing night! Thank you Ben. We strongly recommended to contact “Explore Lapland” for the tour in Rovaniemi! In case any Chinese would like to check review, I am going to write some in Chinese as well. Ben 是很负责的导游,给我们提供保暖的衣服和鞋子,之后很详细解释去哪里追极光,尽量避开大部分的旅游团和旅游车。因为怕相机或者灯造成影响。我们看极光的地方是一个没有人的湖边,等了一晚上,准备放弃时候,北极光出来了,幸运。感谢Ben给我们提供热饮和食物,并寻找任何看到北极光机会。很棒的经验! thank you Ben
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Austin, Texas
The Northern Lights Tour with Ben and Explore Lapland is a must-do for anyone visiting Rovaniemi or who has seeing the northern lights at the top of their bucket list. Ben is very responsive and personable and is very accommodating to any requests. I am a solo traveler who was going to Rovaniemi for a single night in hopes to see the northern lights. I booked my tour and Ben was very clear on when to be ready for pickup. He is incredibly knowledgeable with the area and is just as determined as I was to hunt the lights down. He drove almost an hour outside the city in order to get out from cloud cover. We were next to this beautiful lake, away from everyone and everything. He fired up the campfire and offered tea and hot chocolate. We grilled sausages —seriously the best I’ve ever had haha) and marshmallows with gingerbread cookies. He really put in the effort to make it a perfect night. While you have to keep in mind, it’s not a guarantee you’ll see the lights, I promise you will have the biggest chance with Ben. And we saw them!!!! He takes his special camera and will take photos of you with the lights and the next morning he gives you a link to download them. Super easy and prompt. I am more than happy I chose to go with Explore Lapland. Most other companies just go a short distance outside the city and wait. Those companies would not have been able to see the lights that night. I can not recommend Explore Lapland enough!! Thank you Ben for the once in a lifetime experience!
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Wonderful time with friendly guide!
We booked with Ben last minute, but he was there at our door on time to pick us up for the excursion; and we got to have a private northern lights hunt as his only clients for the night! Ben is incredibly warm and kind, easy to talk to and he made the whole evening so fun! He took us to a frozen lake which was gorgeous with a fire going in the laavu, and we watched for the lights. They were dim but visible that night, and Ben took our picture with the lights behind us and we got to see how visible they are to the camera, and we came away with some lovely pictures as well. We had sausages over the fire and some hot drinks, and came away feeling so glad we chose to go with him, even if the lights weren't very strong.
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pauline t
Amazing Reindeer Farm in the heart of the Lapland Forest
We had a really good time at the farm, discovering reindeers, herders culture and the experience on the sledge pulled by a beautiful reindeer was magical under the snow, with a gorgeous dog as a keeper. We discovered the beauty of the Lapland Forest in an other way than with snowmobile and Husky sledge, it was quiet and peaceful. People working there are passionate and very nice. We highly recommend Ben as a guide, he is super kind, and he knows what he's talking about. At the end of the morning we booked an other activity with him. For us it was the perfect choice, a little familial farm, in the heart of the woods, by the way the place is very beautiful.
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Relax reindeer tour
Interesting reindeer tour, pick you up and take you to wield reindeer farm. In the tour, you can very relax stay in the reindeer sleigh, when through forest can see the beautiful Lapland view. in the tour that the farm's cute dog also join us safari, we have a great memory at Lapland.
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Aurora hunting
Our tour guide Ben is a fantastic person who prepared all the things we need (clothes, hot chocolate and sausages)during the whole trip. We appreciated him very much for taking us to such a beautiful and peaceful place to find the Aurora. He had also teach us a lesson that how Aurora forms and help us to take lots of beautiful photos. What a amazing night we had. Although we couldn’t see any Aurora that night, we will come back and find Ben as our tour guide again. We strongly recommended this trip to all of you.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
We fell in love with Lapland!
We would thoroughly recommend this company and the experiences it offers - fun for all ages! We had a fantastic time ice fishing, exploring the forests with reindeers and husky sledging by day, and hunting Northern Lights by night. We especially enjoyed the delicious makkara (Finnish sausages) cooked over an open fire. Ben is very knowledgable and accommodating. We couldn’t have asked for a better host for our activities!
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San Diego, California
Explore Lapland
We had several tours that we booked via Viator for our trip to Rovaniemi Lapland. The best so far was Explore Lapland Owned by Ben Taylor. Initial encounter was with email communications that he responded quickly for all our inquiries that I found so helpful in planning our trip. We had a wonderful time exploring Lapland with several activities like Huskies safari, Reindeer rides added more activities on the next day Snowshoeing and ice fishing. He was very patient and accommodating. flexible with time and gauges our level of energy for the activities that we were able to do and enjoy. It was surely a trip to remember. Well recommended company.
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Once in a lifetime experience in Lapland
We did the snowshoeing and ice fishing aside from the husky safari. We had such a wonderful and unforgetable experience. Highly recommeded. No one must miss doin these activities while in Lapland. Ben was very kind and very patient with us three women who can’t stop taking photos of every corner that comes to our view. He even sent us great pictures he took from his professional camera. Thank you so much again Ben! - Pat, Arceli, Gracie and Maricel from San Diego Ca
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Amy B
Great guide and experience of a lifetime!
This trip was exactly what I was hoping for. Ben was a great guide who really cares about his customers. After making sure we were all prepared for the cold, we started driving, and he stopped before we even arrived at our destination to point out a faint Aurora and whet our appetites. The lights were waiting for us when we got to the lake, and even though they were fairly weak (Ben told us they were about a 3-4 kp), they were gorgeous. The frozen lake we were on was very scenic and overall a great place to see this phenomenon. I was having trouble with my camera, but Ben was happy to help me get the settings right and later use his camera to take some photos of my boyfriend and me in different poses. Later, we had as much food and hot chocolate as we wanted. Ben's pictures turned out fantastic and he sent them all the next day. Overall I really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Delightful day with a personable and fun guy
My nephew (11yr old) and I were visiting Lapland to enjoy all this winter wonderland has to offer. We completely lucked out in finding Ben. He took us on a snow shoeing adventure through a local Forrest. He is kind and warm, great with kids and shared about the geography and the nature we were encountering. He took some great shots of us and promptly shared them so we could send them back home to tell of our adventures. Highly recommend anything Ben leads, only wish we were staying longer to do more.
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  • Duration: 7h
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