OverviewWhizz through the Arctic countryside and look for the spectacular Northern Lights on this 3-hour snowmobile safari experience from Rovaniemi. Board your 2-seater snowmobile in the early evening darkness and cruise along snow-laden trails through the wintery landscapes, lit only by your headlights. Zip along a frozen river (weather dependent), weave between snow-laden trees, and speed across open countryside, watching for the dazzling light show that regularly glows across Lapland's northern winter skies. Stop along the way to refuel with a hot drink and snack around a roaring campfire.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
- Get inside tips from a local
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Know More about this tourWrap up warm and start your experience in the darkness of early evening with a pickup from your centrally located hotel in Rovaniemi. Then, travel by car or minivan to the starting point of your quest for the Northern Lights, also called the Aurora Borealis.
Only visible in far northern locations, the Northern Lights are triggered by magnetic storms that paint curtains of fluorescent green, yellow, purple, blue and scarlet in the sky. Sightings can never be guaranteed, as they’re dependent on weather, location and chance, but your snowmobile guide will look for the most promising places to spot them as you ride.
When you arrive at the snowmobile center, listen to a safety briefing and instructions on driving your 2-seater snowmobile. Then, pull on your supplied helmet and set off in a convoy led by a guide.
Take turns to drive and ride pillion as you zoom along snowy trails, whizzing through deep forests and open countryside illuminated only by your headlights. On route, negotiate a frozen river (weather dependent) and look for the Northern Lights overhead. With cloudless weather and some luck, you may see them illuminating the night sky!
During your 1.5-hour ride, warm up around a campfire with a hot drink and snack. As you eat, listen to tales about the Northern Lights and why Lapland is a prime spot for witnessing this magnificent light show.
Return to your safari start point and then board your car or minivan for a drop-off back at your hotel, where your experience ends.
Please note: Due to unpredictable weather conditions, daylight hours and other seasonable changes, the order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.
Inclusions for Lapland Northern Lights Safari By Snowmobile From Rovaniemi
- Expert snowmobile guide
- Safety briefing
- Use of thermal outerwear and helmet
- 1.5-hour (approx.) snowmobile ride (2 people per vehicle)
- Hot drink and snack
Exclusions for Lapland Northern Lights Safari By Snowmobile From Rovaniemi
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless specified)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
The driver of the snowmobile must be at least 18 years of age and in possession of a valid driver’s license in Europe. Driver’s licenses issued by countries that have not signed the Road Traffic Convention of Geneva or Vienna, are not valid in Europe. Please keep your driving license with you at all times as inspection may occur.
All participants without a valid driver's license will have to join the excursion in the sledge
Pricing is based on 2 people riding on one snowmobile
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, disabilities, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, back or hip problems or any other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for pregnant women
Children will ride on a snowmobile-pulled sled behind the guide
Participants under the age of 15, may participate as a passenger on a snowmobile, only if they are 140cm tall or above, and have booked at the adult price, otherwise they must ride on a sled behind the guide
Young children must be supervised by an accompanying adult at all times
Not suitable for children aged 3 and under
Operates in cold weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Subject to favorable snow conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Itinerary is subject to change according to weather conditions and seasonality
3 hour duration includes clothing collection and safety briefing
The child discount entitles children to a seat in a sled pulled by a snowmobile driven by the guide. Children over 140 cm in height are allowed to sit on the snowmobile when paying the adult price.
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.