Finland AURORA BOREALIS TRAVEL GUIDE

Finland is perfectly located for some amazing views of the Aurora Borealis. The country extends from Helsinki in the south at 60°N to the very north at about 70°N latitude. The arctic circle splits the country almost in half with the best Aurora viewing north of this line.

The northern part of Finnish Lapland offers the perfect opportunity to see the Northern Lights from anywhere up to 200 nights a year.  We recommend towns of RovaniemiInariSaariselkä and Kakslauttanen as the best place to see the lights in Finland.

Getting to Finland

The capital city of Helsinki is well served by a wide range of international airlines flying in from all over the world. Lapland where you have the best chance of seeing the Aurora is a bit more difficult to get to. Parts of this area are extremely remote.

Getting to Rovaniemi  from Helsinki

Daily flights between Rovaniemi and Helsinki are operated by Finnair and Norwegian throughout the year and take approx 3 1/2 hours. The train is a cheaper option however it takes approx 8-9 hours .

Getting to Saariselkä from Helsinki

To get to Saariselkä you can fly via Ivalo airport from Helsinki which takes approx 4 1.2 hours. You can also get a combination of flights to Rovaniemi and then train or bus the rest of the way.

Finland Aurora Tours and Accommodation

Accommodation options in Finland range from purpose built Aurora viewing igloos to hotels, chalets, luxury suites and even hostels. There is a wide range of options available to cater for most budgets.

Finland Aurora tour options include snowshoeing, snowmobile, sled dog or even reindeer. These tours increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights in Finland by moving away from light pollution in town and cities.

Sleigh Ride In Rovaniemi With Northern Lights
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Sleigh Ride In Rovaniemi With Northern Lights

Lapland is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to experience the Northern Lights up close. This Aurora hunting sleigh ride leaves from the beautiful Finnish town of Rovaniemi right on the arctic circle.

Guesthouse Husky, Ivalo, Finland
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Guesthouse Husky, Ivalo, Finland

Guesthouse Husky is a family owned business that is located five kilometers from outside the Ivalo village  in the far north of Finland. Ivalo is a popular village for experiencing the northern lights and comparable to the more well known Saariselkä. This guesthouse is set on a dog farm in Finnish Lapland, this ...

Nova Skyland Hotel, Rovaniemi
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Nova Skyland Hotel, Rovaniemi

Nova Skyland Hotel is located in Santa Claus Village within the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Finland. The hotel offers a restaurant with buffet breakfast and a bar for enjoying pre dinner drinks. The property also offers free parking, Airport Shuttle and non-smoking rooms.

Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
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Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara

Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara is located on Ounasvaara Fell in the northern Finland town of Rovaniemi. This mountain also home to the Winter Sports Centre is one of the best vantage spots in town to see the Northern Lights.

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