After we have picked up our guests and dressed them properly in professional winter overalls and boots (the temperature can drop down to -30°C!), your professional guide will drive you north, far from Rovaniemi, straight into the wilderness to start hunting for the northern lights.
This excursion also offers you the opportunity to drive long distances in the wilderness of Lapland and get to know the arctic nature. You can go with your guide on different routes that always lead to wonderful landscapes. At different stops, you can take a short walk through a very old, white and snowy forest or to the top of some fells, you can cross a hanging wooden bridge over powerful rapids, you can also enjoy the silence by a lake or stand in the middle of a huge snow full of ice and snow... Hope the Northern lights dance above your head!
On the way, you also have the opportunity to light a campfire, either in nature, next to a log cabin (which we call Laavu or Kotak here) or in a teepee. Your guide will teach you how to light a campfire the traditional way, without matches or a lighter, using only silver birch bark and flint and steel to ignite. Once the campfire is lit and the pot is boiling, your guide will keep an eye on the moving sky. While you wait for the first greenish arches to appear above your head, he will share with you his knowledge and passion about the forest, Lapland's nature and its fauna and, of course, the Northern Lights. You can also heat up hot drinks, grill your own sausages on an open fire and enjoy your snack with the most famous Finnish mustard.
We ask you to bring your own camera (you can rent or buy a tripod from us if you want) so that you can capture the northern lights. In all cases, your guide will have a professional camera and will take as many pictures of you and the northern lights as possible (feel free to ask him!). A link to download all images will be sent to you the next day. We will provide you with overalls and boots, but be prepared and pack a warm base layer, socks, hat and gloves. The minimum number of participants is 2 people. A maximum of 8 participants in the group. The minimum age of participants is 4 years. Not recommended for participants with heart conditions or other serious medical conditions. The trip may involve some walking in the cold.