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3 Great Ways to See the Northern Lights

Hunting the Northern Lights in Lapland will always be a truly incredible experience, but why not do it in style?

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Here are three great ways to make your Northern Lights holiday even more of a once in a lifetime experience:

1. Aurora Sleigh

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Venture out into the cold Arctic night onto the vast expanse of frozen Lake Inari in an Aurora Sleigh for a private viewing of the northern sky.

Pulled by the guide's snowmobile, the sleighs offer panoramic views through their Perspex windows and roof, giving you a chance to enjoy the snow-topped vista – and possibly the Northern Lights in comfort and warmth.

This truly is a unique way to experience the lights in an incredibly beautiful location.

Click here to discover more about the Aurora Sleigh


2. Reindeer Safari at night

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Reindeer are beautifully gentle creatures that are synonymous with Lapland and are today very much a part of the history, culture, and tradition.

On many of our reindeer experiences, you will get the opportunity to visit a reindeer farm and their Sámi herders, which is a wonderfully genuine and traditional experience. Discover how this indigenous culture live and survive by means of these reindeer and enjoy the opportunity to meet and feed these lovely animals!

Our favourite reindeer experience, however, is a Northern Lights sleigh ride. It is a completely laid-back excursion enabling you to sit back and relax, and fully appreciate your wonderful snow-laden surroundings - and with luck and good Aurora forecasts, you may catch a glimpse of the elusive Aurora Borealis!

Experience an Aurora reindeer safari here.


3. Snowmobile expedition

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For adrenaline junkies, this is one of the best ways to hunt the Northern Lights.

Snowmobiles offer an exciting chance to experience the wilds of Lapland in a truly exhilarating way, but for Aurora hunting, they definitely bring the idea of the ‘chase’ to life!

The great thing about snowmobiling in search of the Northern Lights is that you have a chance to outrun cloud cover in the hope of an Aurora and travelling at night allows you to witness the remarkable shapes and sights of this winter landscape in a whole new light.

Click here to discover an Aurora snowmobile experience at Saariselka.


Photography by Antti Pietikainen

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The Aurora Zone was born out of our love of all things wintery. We were already regular visitors to the likes of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland thanks to a fascination with winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and the Scandinavian way of life. Many of our visits coincided with sightings of the Northern Lights and The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with as many people as possible. We have all been held in the Aurora’s thrall and our mission is to do our very best to ensure that our clients can experience that magical moment on their Northern Lights holiday.

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