The mystical Northern Lights in Lapland – Aurora Borealis

The Northern Lights (aurora borealis) are a unique phenomenon that causes the sky to be coloured in red, green, blue or purple.  

We’ve been hunting the Northern Lights for over an hour in the Tornio River Valley. We have taken a good position next to a shelter built by forest management. We are nervously checking our cameras, guided by the experience of our professional photographer.

Suddenly, there she is: aurora borealis at first looks almost like a cloud, and only the experienced eye can distinguish it from other night glows. This is only the start of a solar storm, which can last up to a few hours. Everyone looks up to the sky, and the aurora takes its shape, twisting and turning around the clear night sky like the burning fire springing out of a playing fox tail.

L'aurora boreale può coprire tutto il cielo e riflettersi sulla neve
Northern Lights can cover the entire sky (Picture (c) Gabriele Menis Photography)

The tour is devised for those who yearn for a cultural experience, away from tourist sites. Food and lodging are of very good standards, and we only use local recipes and ingredients.

Apart from aurora hunting, the tour includes the following activities:

  • Siberian husky dog safari
  • Visit to a reindeer farm
  • Visit and photographic session in an old fishermen village pescatori
  • Crossing the Arctic Circle
  • Encounter with an authentic Lappish shaman

Prices vary according to the type of accommodation:

  • Country Villa with shared bathroom, starting €1990
  • Mini-apartment with private kitchen and WC/shower: starting €2190
  • Discount for children aged 4-12: 50%. The tour is not suitable for infants.
  • Departures every week from 13 Jan to 28 March 2017.
  • Only small groups: min 7 max 15 per group.

Download the detailed programme or email us for information and reservations.

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When it is visible: the Northern Lights can occur every day of the year. However, as they are visible mainly around the magnetic poles, they cannot be seen during the summer due to the brightness of the white nights (for the same reason you cannot see the stars during the day). When nights become dark in late August, northern light hunting starts, and ends in early April.