Searching for the Auroras on snowmobiles
3 hrs. snowmobile safari
Daily Departure 20:00 from 1st March
One of the best times to spot the Auroras is said to be in the evening even before midnight and exactly then we will be on a premium spot in the nocturnal landscape!
Due to longer daylight hours this tour departs at 20:00 from 1st March
Driving through the dark landscapes is an awesome experience itself but if the sky is clear and you are lucky, you can experience the beautiful show of northern lights, a star studded sky or mystical full moon. Our goal is a wilderness camp at a location where you have clear view on the northern sky. Good stories, a tasty snack and hot beverages are guaranteed, even if the Auroras would fail us tonight!
122 € / adult (2 persons / snowmobile)
167 € / adult (1 person / snowmobile)
61 € / child (4-14 years)
- return transfers from your accommodation Ounasvaara, Santa Claus Village and pick-up point in city center
- winter clothing
- guided excursion according to program description and given information
Self-liability waiver 29 € / driver.
What we say about this tour:
“During my many years as a safari guide, I have learnt that alone driving in a dark forest is an exotic experience for our guests. Even if you have been snowmobiling daytime, this is something different. In Lapland when it gets dark – it is really dark. But thanks to the snow, moon and stars, we see silhouettes and the snowmobiles have lights, of course.
I would recommend this for everyone. Auroras are worth the search, anytime!”
All daily departures are available throughout the winter season, 1.12.2018 – 31.3.2019, or due to prevailing weather and snow conditions. Daily Departures are operated for min 2 persons paying the adult fare (2 persons / snowmobile). Private excursions are available for min 6 persons (adult fare).
Our snowmobiles are locally produced, BRP Lynx Rave, Xtrim and Boondocker–models. We have selected this model, as they are extremely comfortable to drive and as they are gentle to the environment, they are practically smoke and smell free.
Children travel in a sledge pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. In case a child prefers to travel as a passenger of a snowmobile, he / she must be tall enough to reach the handles and treads and strong enough to hold on tight. When a child travels on the snowmobile and not in a sledge pulled by a snowmobile, adult price (2 person / snowmobile) applies.
The snowmobiles and you as the snowmobile driver or passenger are covered by our insurance. The self-liability on damage of snowmobiles is max. 1 000 € / snowmobile. With a self-liability waiver (29 €) you reduce the self-liability to max 299 € / snowmobile. Every safari starts with instructions on driving and safety.
You will always be kitted with proper winter gear: thermal overall, boots, woollen socks, balaclavas and gloves or mittens for our safaris and excursions. Your own jacket and shoes remain at the safari house during the tour.
Pick-up transfers & durations
All our safaris include pick-up service from a meeting point in Rovaniemi city center, Santa Claus Village and Ounasvaara. From hotels and accommodations closer than 900 m to the safari house, the guests are asked to walk to our safari house on Koskikatu 6. From the safari-house we shuttle to our snowmobile resort 10 min away or depart for the excursion.
The mentioned duration of the safari is the actual time of the excursion. The total duration is app. 60-90 minutes longer than the mentioned duration, as we transfer and equip you.
We kindly ask you to be at the reception of the below mentioned hotels:
Santa Claus Village * 60 min before start of tour
Ounasvaara ** 60 min before start of tour
City centre accommodations – clients come to safari house 45 min before start of the tour
*) Santa Claus Holiday village & Nova Skyland
**) Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi, Lapland Hotel Sky
Arctic Lifestyle reserves the right to change the price, program, inclusions and duration of each excursion, due to weather conditions and unexpected occurrences.