We are the original northern lights holiday company. The multi-day aurora chasing holiday was conceived by us. It is our business model. When we came up with it a few years ago, selling direct to customers (you guys!) instead of through a 3rd party, we totally broke the mould of the travel industry.
We are the original, and we are still the best. For 3 years running we have been ranked the No.1 tour company in Lapland on Tripadvisor out of nearly 100 tour companies. Receiving the coveted "Certificate of Excellence", meaning we really are top drawer in the way we handle things and most importantly, the way we treat people. Feel free to read our reviews here
We started life as a northern lights information service. Providing aurora forecasts, news and help on seeing the northern lights wherever you are in the world. We have helped many thousands of people see northern lights for the first time, so it was a really natural transition from helping people all around the world see northern lights, to helping people come to us to see northern lights.
So now you can come and stay with us and go out aurora chasing PERSONALLY with us in the evenings. We have made some very special northern lights holidays indeed.
At the extreme northern latitudes of 69° and 70°North, we go chasing the northern lights around officially the most northern towns in the EU. We also go into Norway and occasionally even to the Barent's Sea (Asgard and Utgard tours) where you simply cannot go any further north in continental Europe. Very few (if any) dedicated Northern Lights companies are this far north in Europe. Obviously because we are so far north, the chances of seeing the northern lights are considerably higher than most other areas of Lapland.
As we have been running our popular northern lights forecast website for some time, and due to our knowledge of the science behind auroras, we have been able to put together northern lights holidays that are a little bit special. We have hand picked EVERYTHING about our holidays from an aurora chasers perspective. From the locations, to the cottages, to the activities and everything in between. In fact, out of the most northern 4 towns in Finland we chase aurora around all 4 of them!! From the moment you step off the plane, we want to maximise your chances of seeing the northern lights.
So you are welcome to come and stay in one of our beautiful cottages in any of our 3 different tour locations (referred to as our Asgard, Valhalla and Utgard tours respectively). The holidays run for 4 nights/5 days Monday to Friday or you can choose our 3 nights/4 day holiday which run Friday to Monday. Or you could combine both for the ultimate 7 night aurora holiday!
There are many things that makes us different (and in our opinion better) than other northern lights holidays, but here is just a couple of them;
You get your own cottage (with sauna), with a separate fireplace where you can watch the northern lights at your leisure any time you like. As mentioned above, we were THE company who invented the multi-day aurora chasing cottage holiday. We believe most hotels aren't suitable for aurora chasers. You need to be able to run out in a moments notice, perhaps many times a night. It's a real pain getting dressed and undressed running in and out of a hotel. In our cottages, you can keep your boots and coat next to the door and you can run outside in under 30 seconds. This is a huge advantage.
We go out chasing the northern lights in our van each evening. We have all the very latest science data streaming into the van, including live solar wind data amongst other things. We know exactly when and where northern lights are appearing anywhere in Lapland. There is no mystery or guesswork with us, we have data from NASA and other space weather labs with all the information we need to see what's happening in near-Earth space. We also go the extra mile, literally. In fact we go an extra 100 miles than most other northern lights holidays. What that means is if it is cloudy or the northern lights activity appears weak, we will drive an hour or two to a more favourable viewing location. Standing in the same spot waiting for the northern lights to appear does work sometimes, especially at this latitude, but if the weather is against us, we will usually hit the road and try to find a break in the clouds. Again, this makes a huge difference and boosts your chances of seeing auroras greatly.
So if you like the sound of our northern lights tours and would like to come here chasing the lights with us, you are very welcome. Our tours are insanely popular and sell out very fast, so I cannot stress enough that you must try and book it as early as you possibly can. Just 100 euros secures your place.
I hope to see you under the northern lights soon. -Tony
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