Statistically, winterly spring and autumn are fantastic for seeing auroras in finland. In fact there are about 20 days in a year when the lights can be seen in southern finland, the main problem being the high levels of light pollution and the difficulty in finding dimly lit areas. Search for the shimmering lights of the aurora borealis. On cloudless nights you can try viewing them between 9 pm and 1 am in the morning. This tour will give you the best chances of hunting the northern lights in many different locations and environments.
Northern lapland is the best place in finland to see the northern lights. We invite you to witness one of the most spectacular ones in finland, the northern lights. Autumn august to october as the cold weather comes to finland in the autumn, this is your first chance in the calendar year to see the northern. We invite you to experience the northern lights on one of our northern lights tours and cruises in norway, sweden, iceland and finland. Exceptional guides, carefully planned winter activities, and only the best aurora borealis seeking tours is what you can expect from this allinclusive highly customizable package. Thats why our holidays to finland start in the autumn, when auroral displays reemerge in the darkness after the summers 24 hours of daylight. Experience aurora borealis in the arctic wilderness, stay at the icehotel, drive your own dog sled team. The snow constructions are a subject to climate conditions and exist only during the snowy period starting some time during november and december months. The best places to spot the northern lights is within the auroral zone in the northern hemisphere in destinations such as iceland, norway, sweden, finland, greenland, northern canada and alaska.
Personally, i found rovaniemi has way too much light pollution to see the northern lights. In finland it is the area north of cities oulu, pudasjarvi, kuusomo. If the sky is clear we may see the aurora borealis dancing in the sky. Chasing the northern lights around finlands arctic wilderness, from the border with russia to the border of norway and. For around 200 days per year, finland witnesses the stunning natural phenomenon known as aurora borealis. The northern lights return to the skies towards the end of august when the nights are drawing in once more. Meaning every week since our tours started, we have seen northern lights. This is a wonderful time to travel as you can often see the aurora reflected in the as yet unfrozen lakes and. Aurora service tours northern lights holidays in lapland. Lapland northern lights tours aurora borealis excursions. You might also see reindeers and charming huskydogs on your finland northern lights break. Northern finland is one of the few places on planet earth where you can see the northern lights.
Theres no better place in the world to see the inspirational northern lights than above the arctic circle in scandinavia. The best time for northern lights is from october to march. This natural wonder can be found here up to 150 times a year. In finland, natures most spectacular light show, the aurora borealis, can be viewed in a range of purposebuilt spaces from glass igloos to luxury suites. Finland tours offers a 4 day northern lights tour in november. The city of rovaniemi is among the best places in finland to see the northern lights. Over the last few years, iceland has become the most popular choice to see the aurora borealis and we can understand why. Most tourists will make their way up to rovaniemi, or kakslauttanen at most. Get to know finnish culture on a history tour of helsinki. Your personal travel consultant will craft your magical winter itinerary to northern europe, with accommodation, activities and transportation organised for you. The darker the night, the better chances to see the northern lights. Some of our escorted tours offer visits to santa claus village during christmas, northern lights snowmobile safaris, reindeer and husky dog sleighrides, visit a wildlife park or do some ice fishing. Hunt for the northern lights by bus, or on one of the many evening excursions like dog sledding, snowmobile. Northern lights tours in rovaniemi, lapland, finland.
Utsjoki is a town in far northern finland, near the norwegian border. This region, called lappland or more commonly lapland, which can be confused with a similarly named region in finland, is ideally placed on the globe for fantastic aurora viewing. It may seem like its quite easy to catch a glimpse of the amazing colourful lights over your head, but actually hunting the aurora borealis is more a matter of luck. This natural phenomenon is the product of collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earths atmosphere. Finland tours 2020 northern lights holiday packages. A winter travelers luxe paradise, let our team of experts build your custom vacation to experience the cascade of color over the horizon in lapland. Private tours to finland immerse into the serene wilderness with a private finland winter tour which can be built around your wants. Thank you for traveling with collette on our northern lights of finland tour.
Don the provided drysuit and float among the icebergs. This vacation package takes you to the kakslauttanen resort in the north of finland. These natural displays of green, white and purple light occur most frequently in the polar regions in a 2500 km radius off the geomagnetic pole. The best places to see the northern lights in finland. Trips to see the northern lights northern lights in finland. Set off on a trip to see the northern lights of finland with collette. Venture to the nordic region on a northern lights tour for the chance to witness the aurora borealis light up the night sky. The 8 best places to see the northern lights in sweden. Asgard is our original northern lights holiday located in the extreme north of finland offering the absolute best chances of seeing northern lights. Our favourite northern lights destination with many different accommodation options. Experience the northern lights in helsinki helsinki blog. Crisp air in your lungs and unbridled beauty dancing overhead, the northern lights are truly a sight to behold. The arctic experience in finnish lapland offers an unforgetable experience in breathtaking scenery by the. One of the characteristics that makes finland the best place to see the northern lights also makes finland not suited for everyone.
From there we walk to a peaceful location in search of the aurora borealis the northern lights. The lapland area is where folks go to snowshoe, hike or dog sled their way to some of the most unreal viewing points to see the colorful display. Northern lights tours with over 50 unique tours to norway, finland, sweden and iceland, our scandinavian travel specialists provide 24 hour service and local support. Finnish lapland tour under the northern lights nordic. Although the best place to see northern lights is the kilpisjarvi region, in finnish lapland, the aurora borealis can also be seen as far south as helsinki. Dont be fooled, the finns see just as many auroras as any of. In finland, the northern lights, also known as fire foxes, can be seen around 200 nights of the years. Enjoy the best carefully planned activities like husky and reindeer safari, cross the polar circle to get inspired by stunning finnish lapland, observe colorful northern lights, visit the residence of santa. But, some places in lapland are better than others. Seeing this enchanting dance of colorful lights in the night sky is an experience second to none. When we take into consideration cloudiness and the best averages for clear skies, there is one month that is a winner.
Move away from the city lights towards forests and mountains to see the best views of the northern lights. Alternate accommodations were made for us at the logging lodge oulangan. Do you want to spot the northern lights in finland. We started back in 2014 and were the first dedicated northern lights holiday company in finland.
Northern lights finland aurora borealis northern lights. This is statistically the best place in finland and the best place in the eu. This tour allows you to see the northern lights while floating in a frozen lake in the finnish wilderness. Visitors hoping to see the northern lights in finland can choose from a broad range of travel options and adventures. You might have to walk a little way outside the city for the best view, but it can sometimes be seen even within its limits. Aurora service tours utsjoki 2020 all you need to know. As said before the best place to see northern lights in finland is in lapland. Best time to see northern lights in finland 2020 when. Northern lights tours operate from august until april in rovaniemi, lapland, finland. Set off on an amazing northern lights journey in finland. Aurora borealis holidays to finland the aurora zone. We are the original and best aurora holidays company. Complete guide to northern lights and the most exotic place. Some think that the best place to see the northern lights in rovaniemi is from a glass igloo, but for your northern lights holiday, discover the beauty of the aurora.
A sightseeing tour of kakslauttanen arctic resort will take you to see a smoke sauna, igloo area and if the snow already has fallen you will see the ice bar, snow chapel and an ice pool. While admiring the natures theatrical performance we fry sausages and enjoy the great aroma of the fire. These tours are dedicated to the phenomena of the aurora borealis. We are the original multiday dedicated northern lights holiday. Arctic norway is ideally located in the middle of the northern lights zone. Tours to lapland travel to lapland northern lights. Lapland in northern finland is easily accessible by air from helsinki. The comfortable and warm dome is a perfect place to enjoy the magical winter scenery of lake torassieppi lit by the northern lights. Our holiday with nordic unique travels in finnish lapland was excellent. Hunt for the northern lights by bus, or on one of the many evening excursions like dog sledding.
Stefan took us out on a night where the conditions were not ideal, however despite this we managed to see the northern lights and he was very committed to ensuring we saw them. In rovaniemi you can experience the northern lights in many ways, ie. If you happen to be in rovaniemi, definitely book a northern lights tour and head out into the wilderness. The zone with the most intense sightings of aurora borealis extends over lapland in northern scandinavia, iceland, greenland and finland. Nov 26, 2019 for around 200 days per year, finland witnesses the stunning natural phenomenon known as aurora borealis. March is also a fabulous month to enjoy the most beautiful skiing weather. Finland travel visit finland trip to finland collette. For some obscure reason, finland is often overlooked as a northern lights destination. Kiruna aurora borealis northern lights tours 2020 all you.
Why not spend a night in aurora dome is a unique way to experience the nature. The northern lights can be seen above the arctic circle from october to march. Where to see the northern lights before winter ends. Best places in finland to see the northern lights, seriously. If playback doesnt begin shortly, try restarting your device.
Were a family owned company and have a very high success rate with our northern lights tours in finland. The northern lights are visible on roughly 200 nights a year or every other clear night in finnish lapland. Witness this spectacular natural phenomenon on a winter getaway in lapland. Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in u. And when paired with a wide range of authentic activities like dog sledding, northern lights tours are the best option for your winter getaway. Huddle around a campfire on a remote lake shoreline and watch the skies come to life, enjoy a traditional lappish picnic surrounded by frozen tundra, or pull on a drysuit and float in a frozen lake in the finnish wilderness. Best places to see the northern lights in lapland, finland.
Jul 10, 2018 the city of rovaniemi is among the best places in finland to see the northern lights. Doze off under the northern lights in finland, natures most spectacular light show, the aurora borealis, can be viewed in a range of purposebuilt spaces from glass igloos to luxury suites. Finland northern lights private tour winter holidays. This is a wonderful time to travel as you can often see the aurora reflected in the as. Venture out into the dark to see the magical but elusive northern lights. Check out the map below and read on to learn more about the top spots to see the northern lights. The best months to see the northern lights in the city are from september to october and from february to march. Finlands average population density 46 per square mile is half that of the united states, and thats mostly concentrated around the cities and villages. Experience the northern lights in the outermost regions of finland and norway saariselka to tromso including an expedition to the north cape plateau.
Kiruna aurora borealis northern lights tours 2020 all. Rest assured, we work only with handpicked local guides, always include airport transfers, organize easy connections to savor every minute of your precious vacation time, offer authentic must activities, book central hotels. Aurora holidays chasing the northern lights in utsjoki, lapland. Complete guide to northern lights and the most exotic. Winter november to march spring april to may summer june to july. The right location to see the northern lights in finland. Your personal travel consultant will craft your magical winter itinerary to northern europe, with accommodation. Spend the night surrounded by wilderness in a glass igloo. The best time of year to see the northern lights in finland. Finland travel visit finland trip to finland collette tours. At the time of writing, we have 100% record for the current aurora season.1190 1427 1096 1239 1559 930 1457 1430 293 589 384 380 381 801 224 589 1023 749 875 675 869 1000 382 177 359 816 395 658 276 370 1406 1455 322 25 984