The team at Visit Lapland has launched a range of Arctic Northern Lights activities, which are available book online for this travel this winter. Options include experiencing the Northern Lights on horseback, alongside huskies, behind the lens and more.
Northern Lights Huskey Visit – Tromso, Norway
Travelers can experience the Northern Lights in the company of 300 Alaskan huskies. Based at an Aurora Camp, 30 minutes away from the city lights, professional guides host the evening. While waiting for the lights to appear, guests can cuddle huskies and puppies, enjoy a guided tour or relax around an open fire in a traditional Sami hut. A dinner of Norwegian Bacalao is included.
This four-hour Northern Lights Husky Visit in Tromso, Norway, is available from October 23 to March 25.
The Great Aurora Chase – Abisko, Sweden
Guests join a professional guide during the peak of the aurora season and search for the magical Northern Lights from a safe and modern vehicle. Once aboard, the guide will make the best possible decision about where to look for the Northern Lights, covering upwards of 60 miles. During this adventure, your guide will talk about the aurora borealis, the history of the Abisko National Park and serve warm drinks. Camera gear is not included, but the guide will have an understanding of aurora photography and will be happy to give you a few pointers along the way.
This four-hour Northern Lights Chase in Abisko, Sweden, is available from October to February.
Abisko Northern Lights Snowmobiling – Abisko, Sweden
This tour takes you deep into the wilderness, away from natural lights in a reindeer skin-lined sled pulled by a snowmobile. Knowledgeable guides teach you about the local area, the Northern Lights and local life as you travel through the pristine snow covered Abisko National Park, which is inaccessible by car. At key points, you’ll stop and enjoy the silence of the park as you and your guide hunt for the Northern Lights as well as enjoying a traditional Swedish Fika by a camp fire.
This three-hour Abisko Northern Lights Snowmobiling Tour in Abisko, Sweden, is from December to the end of March.
Discover the Northern Lights Photography Tour – Rovainemi, Finland
Join professional guides who specialize in Aurora photography, and who can give guests the best possible chance to witness, and photograph, the Northern Lights in the Rovaniemi area. The Northern Lights are always unpredictable and there is no guarantee of a sighting; however, this trip gives guests the best possible chance. The tour will, on average, visit two to three different locations, which are chosen according to local weather conditions and photographic opportunities. Altogether there are over 50 possible locations, some of which are 50-plus away.
This four-and-a-half-hour Discover the Northern Lights Photography Tour in Rovainemi, Finland, is from December to mid-April.
Northern Lights Tour on Horseback – Kiruna, Sweden
After preparing a horse, guests depart for a riding tour during the evening, travelling at an easy pace through a hundred-year-old forest set against a mountain. Tip: During the tour, there is also a good chance of seeing moose and other regional wildlife. Upon returning to the stables, guests are served dinner comprising our local specialties, such as game or fish; after which, guests will learn more about animals, nature and culture of the region, while sitting round the fire in a traditional sami hut. This tour is certified with the Swedish Ecotourism Society’s label, Nature’s Best.
This four-and-a-half-hour Northern Lights Tour on Horseback, in Kiruna, Sweden, is available from October to April 7.