Aurora Hunting Tour

I organise small northern lights photography tours in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland!
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How does the aurora tour work?

y aurora hunting tour departs from Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. The tours are organised from end-August until early April on nights when seeing auroras is possible.
I have small groups only with, minimum 2 people, and maximum 8 of people.

In winter the sky is clear in Rovaniemi on only about 10–20% of the nights. This means that most of the times we need to go to other regions to see the northern lights.

Where exactly? This depends on then night. Before each tour I look at many different forecasts to find out which area has the best chance for skies. This means that on some nights we travel 100–200 km away from Rovaniemi, and on other nights up to 450 km away from Rovaniemi (and back), visiting north of Finnish Lapland or Sweden.

With this approach we succeed 95% of the time. Sometimes, even if we do our part and find clear skies, the aurora does not show up. That’s nature. For such nights, I have my aurora guarantee – you only pay for seeing the northern lights.

If we can find clear skies within 200 km from Rovaniemi, the tour usually lasts around 5–8 hours. With longer drive, the tour may last 12 hours or more. Before the tour, you’ll have my estimate on how far we need to go. Keep in mind that on some nights it’s too cloudy everywhere, and the tour can be cancelled or postponed.

We usually depart early, and don’t leave until the show is over. We skip the “aurora barbeque”, because seeing the Aurora is the main thing!

When the auroras come, we take aurora pictures and videos together. I will be happy to teach you how to make beautiful aurora photos with your own camera. Making aurora photos is fun! We can get really creative with using different led lights or lanterns.

The tour includes all photos & videos, and warm winter clothing – overalls, winter boots, mittens. I can pick you up from Rovaniemi centre + 10 km area.

Aurora activity varies greatly from night to night. It is possible to see the auroras on about 80% of the nights if the sky is clear. Most of the nights it is possible to see only a small aurora. Also, the aurora activity changes according to the season. Please check my Aurora info to know which months are the best.

P.S. When coming to Lapland, try to avoid Full Moon, as it can reduce the perceived vibrance of aurora. I suggest checking Moon Phase calendar before booking your trip.  

Northern lights tour with Alexander Kuznetsov from Aurora Chasing in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland.
memories from lapland

Aurora  Photos & Videos

We take beautiful aurora photos and real-speed aurora videos on our tour.
You will get the link with all the successful ones!

Important info about the tour:

Forecast is short

The aurora and weather forecast have a very short span. Once your trip to Rovaniemi is near, I will provide you with the latest info. We try to go on the 1st possible night that you are here, but that’s not always possible. Sometimes, the decision about the tour is made just a few hours beforehand, or at the last minute, so keep you Whatsapp to receive the latest updates. 

Every tour is unique

We do not have a standard departure time or a set location. It all depends on weather & nature. Some nights we can start driving as early as 15.00–16.00 to get away from the clouds. If the sky is clear near Rovaniemi, departure can be later, 17.00–19.00. We can visit one or several spots, depending on the weather. We avoid other groups & mass tourism to have our own privacy. 

Only for adults

Aurora hunting often take us on long journeys around Lapland. Sometimes, we can do 10 hours of driving in one night, and we often spend many hours outside. It can feel cold, despite warm clothes & boots! For these reasons I do not recommend the tour for families with kids. It is better that you book a cottage in the forest or igloo hotel. People in late teens can join the tour.

Experiences of the real people:

Aurora Tour Reviews

Aurora Hunting Review – Christine – Rovaniemi Lapland Finland.

christine

"Amazing experience!"

We went on a tour last night with Alex and had the most amazing experience. Thoroughly recommend his knowledge, hospitality and experience to ensure you locate the Northern Lights and see the beauty unfold. We definitely needed his experience in helping us take great photos (though his photos were just so much better). Alex also provided warm clothes, shoes plus a Finnish picnic which capped off they night. Thanks so much for an amazing night!!!!! "

Aurora Hunting Review – Renata – Rovaniemi Lapland Finland.

Renata

"Thankful forever!"

I would like to describe someone really special I met in Rovaniemi last year. He was so attentive since the first time we talked. He shared with me all of his knowledge about the northern lights and drove for a couple of hours to show us the aurora dancing in the most beautiful sky I've ever seen in my life. Thanks to him, I had the most amazing night of my life seeing the northern lights and I'll be forever thankful to him. He's Alex Kuznetsov.

Aurora Hunting Review – Sahid – Rovaniemi Lapland Finland.

Sahid

"Thank you very much!"

Alex, just wanna say thank you very much for your hospitality, guide and all of your efforts to make sure we are happy and fulfilled by your aurora hunting services. I would definitely recommend you to all my friends who come to Finland. Again, thank you so much it was a life time experience!! 

see the video from our aurora adventures!

Pricing & schedule:

1.9–31.10.2024

250€ per person

1.11.2024–14.1.2025

300€ per person

15.1.2025–10.4.2025

275€ per person

What’s included?

Aurora hunting for 5-14 hours by car.
Driving up to 1000 km in one night.
Professional aurora photos without limit.
Warm winter overalls & very good winter boots.
Teaching aurora photography with your phone / camera.
Pickup / dropoff: Rovaniemi centre + 10 km area.

Contact me for a tour!

Let me know how when you are coming to Rovaniemi, and how many people want to join.

aurora@aurorahunting.fi

+358400825570 (text me on Whatsapp)

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