Join us on a unique four hour Northern Lapland adventure that combines an introduction to the science of Aurora Borealis with an exciting hunt for the Northern Lights. 

We begin by meeting up at the Xwander Basecamp in Ivalo for a Northern Lights workshop, where you'll gain insights into the science and cultural significance behind the Northern Lights, their forecasting and photography techniques.

After the workshop, you'll be geared up with winter overalls and boots to be ready for the Aurora Adventure. We head out in comfortable minibuses to the most promising locations for the evening. Our experienced guides closely monitor cloud and aurora forecasts, ensuring we maximize our chances of witnessing the magical phenomenon. Utilizing our wide network of routes, we'll explore the Inari municipality wilderness, an area with minimal light pollution that offers optimal viewing conditions.

Know before you go

  • Age Restrictions: The tour may not be suitable for very young children due to the cold and the duration of the activity. For families and children we recommend our Aurora Camp product which is family friendly with activities like Stargazing with Telescope and Tobogganing in the camp.
  • Weather Dependency: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed. The tour is highly dependent on weather conditions, especially cloud coverage
  • Clothing and Gear: Warm clothing and suitable winter gear are essential. Overalls, warm boots, and mittens are provided if needed, but it's advisable to dress in layers. We can advice with clothing so ask, as well we sell Merino Wool layer kits, beanies, and accessories
  • A temperature limit of -25°C: If the forecast for the day is colder / weather conditions unsuitable, we will cancel and/or reschedule the trip. There is no additional fee in case the trip is cancelled by Xwander
  • We will call you at 15:00 on the day of the activity for a weather update. Xwander offers free rescheduling and an option to switch to another activity if the conditions are not optimal for the Auroras

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm Clothes: Dress in weather appropriate layers including a good hat, scarf, and socks
  • Camera: Phone, tripod for an slr camera (optional but recommended for clear photos), power bank if needed
  • Headlamp: If you have one, bring it along (don't worry if not, we provide you with one)
  • Snacks and Water: While snacks are provided, you may want to bring your favorites.



4 hours

Booking in advance

2 days



Minimum age




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