Inari Northern Lights Tours

Welcome to Inari, one of the world’s premier locations for hunting the Aurora Borealis.

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You can also do the booking by sending me a WhatsApp message / iMessage to +358 50 4946 993 or emailing info@northernpolar.com. 🙂

❄️ To celebrate the beginning of a new winter, all bookings get -10€ off with promo code “WINTER” ❄️

Oh and by the way, I don’t mean to brag but our success rate for seeing the northern lights on Aurora Guarantee tours for this season is so far 100%. I’m also doing a CO2-compensation for all the tours through a Finnish tree planting service “Istuta Puita“. 🙂

You can also do the booking by sending me a WhatsApp message / iMessage to +358 50 4946 993 or emailing info@northernpolar.com if you have any questions or if you are in Saariselkä area. 🙂

Why should you choose Northern Polar Xperience for an Aurora hunting tour?

Don’t Miss Out on the Magic of the Auroras in Inari

When it comes to Northern Lights tours in Inari, snowmobile safaris may not be your best option. Aurora sightings are generally more frequent with our guided tours by van, which are meticulously planned to include the most promising locations, regardless of the weather conditions.

Many leave Inari or Ivalo without ever glimpsing the enchanting Aurora Borealis. Why? The challenge of finding the right spot without light pollution (yes we also have it in towns/cities), facing the freezing temperatures, or navigating icy roads often dissuade visitors from this extraordinary experience. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you by booking our aurora hunting tour!

Northern Lights Tours Prices

Aurora Hunting Tours

Adults129€ per person
Children119€ per person

Choose our Aurora Guarantee Tour for a peace of mind

With our Aurora Guarantee Tours, if the Aurora Borealis remain elusive during our tour, we’ll provide an 80% refund. If we must cancel due to weather conditions, you’ll always receive a 100% refund.

Adults179€ per person
Children159€ per person

We’re currently doing tours for small groups of 1-4 persons.

All the prices include pick up from your accommodation in Ivalo or Inari, hot drinks, small snacks and high quality photos -see more below. We’re always checking the weather forecast before going for a tour. If we must cancel due to weather conditions, you’ll always receive a 100% refund.

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Photography Service – Capture Your Experience

An extra touch to your journey: We take the pictures everyone desires. Our guide is equipped with a top-notch camera setup to capture stunning Aurora images for you. After the tour, we’ll send you the digital files, all included in the price.

Why should you choose Northern Polar Xperience for an Aurora tour?

Enjoy Northern Lights by car touring in Inari

Our team makes everything effortless for you. During your online booking for Inari Northern Lights tour, simply provide us with alternative dates. We’ll choose the most suitable evening for our Aurora hunting adventure. Our experts know the ideal locations to find the auroras.

If Inari’s skies are clouded, we’ll drive you further to find the perfect spot. Even in temperatures as low as -25 celsius, you’ll have the comfort of the car to retreat to and warm up.

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Why should you choose Northern Polar Xperience for an Aurora tour?

Let’s make it fair for all of us

We organize tours only when there’s a promising opportunity to witness the Northern Lights.

We arrange Aurora hunting experiences only when the weather forecast is favorable for viewing this natural wonder. If Lapland is shrouded in clouds and the chances are slim, we’ll either postpone or cancel. Typically, we offer only 1 or 2 tours per week, ensuring the best opportunity for success.

And by the way, I’m also trying to make this as fair as possible for nature.

Hence I’m compensating all the CO2-emissions of the tours through a Finnish service called “Istuta puita”. They are planting trees and restoring old swamps which have been used for collecting peat for burning. This matter is very important me as I would love to see as much natural forest as possible in Finland and that’s why I am more than happy to use part of the tours’ profits for supporting such a cause. 🙂

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Guest review:

If you want to see the Aurora, use Samu at Northern Polar Xperience.

The whole 3 night trip we had about a 15mins window to achieve my dream, and Samu made my dream happen.

A mesmerising, magical and fun adventure. My 7 year old daughter loved it as well, Samu from Northern Polar Xperience made a campfire and we toasted marshmallows and had hot chocolate.”

Full review: https://www.tripadvisor.com/


Your Best Bet with Northern Lights Tours in Inari

Though we can’t guarantee a sighting, we make every effort to enhance your odds. The success rate to see aurora in Inari stands at amazing 80%. We can head in every direction (north, east, south or west) depending on the cloudiness and forecasts. This increases our chance to see the auroras greatly.

High-Value Service Tailored for You

When?

Book your tour flexibly, and we’ll handle the details, notifying you of the ideal date based on weather forecasts and Aurora activity levels. Please provide us a couple of optional days for the tour if you just can.

Where?

We’ll transport you to the best locations to view the northern lights considering factors like cloud conditions. Always pick-up from your accommodation in Ivalo or Inari.

How to Book Inari Northern Lights Tour?

Choose the date that fits your stay in Ivalo or Inari from our online shop. Just click the product card in the calendar — it’s fast and simple.

During booking, we’ll ask about alternative nights in case of cloud cover. Please offer 2 or 3 additional dates that suit you. We’ll contact you a day before your arrival in Ivalo or Inari, informing you of optimal weather conditions.

Should the weather prove uncooperative, we’ll reschedule or cancel the tour, offering a 100% refund.

You can also reach us through iMessage or WhatsApp (+358 50 49 46 993).

Information about Northern Lights in Inari, Lapland

Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is an awe-inspiring natural display that lights up the night sky, especially in polar regions like Finnish Lapland. Inari stands as one of the premier destinations worldwide to witness the Northern Lights.

This extraordinary spectacle lures people from across the globe to Finnish Lapland. Seeing the Northern Lights in Inari can be an enchanting and unforgettable experience that stays with viewers forever.

Located within the Aurora Oval, Lapland is ideally positioned for observing the Northern Lights. The pristine landscapes, untouched by urban development, set the perfect stage for the Aurora Borealis to reveal its magnificence.

When to Experience Northern Lights Tours in Inari?

The prime season to see the Northern Lights spans from late August to early April. Long, dark nights create the perfect backdrop, with February and March being particularly promising. These months often boast clearer skies and minimal cloud cover, enhancing the chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis.

How often are auroras visible in our area? Last season, on our Northern Lights tours, we observed them multiple times a week from November to late March. Auroras may occur around 200 times a year in Inari from August until April. Some weeks bring almost nightly displays, while others may yield only one. An entire week without sightings is possible when prolonged low-pressure systems blanket Lapland with clouds.

The Aurora experience varies greatly. From faint glimmers near the northern horizon to brilliant shows painting the sky in green and pink, strong auroras can even make the snow glow. The duration can range from a brief ten minutes to several hours, often cycling in intensity. These unpredictable lights can deliver their most stunning displays in just a few fleeting moments.

Contrary to popular belief, the appearance of auroras doesn’t change with extreme cold. Whether at -30 degrees Celsius or around zero, the visibility remains the same. On very cold nights, clear skies do enhance viewing, while warmer nights around -5 Celsius may bring clouds.

Enhance Your Experience with Northern Lights Tours

For an optimal viewing experience, consider visiting Inari during a new moon phase. The darker nights and minimal moonlight let the Northern Lights shine brighter.

Though nightly Aurora activity forecasts exist, they can be unreliable. Even on a low activity forecast night, it may be worth venturing out, especially if it’s your only chance to join Northern Lights tours in Inari.

We strive to align your tour with high activity forecasts when possible. Right forecasts coupled with strong solar winds can make for an unforgettable night.

Geomagnetic storms, caused by potent solar winds, occurred about once a month during the last Aurora season (2022-2023). Expect more frequent storms in the upcoming season due to the approaching peak of the solar activity cycle.

Inari: Your Destination for the Ultimate Aurora Experience

Northern Lights Tours here offer you the chance to witness this natural marvel in an unparalleled setting. Be part of an adventure that aligns with nature’s rhythm and offers the promise of a night to remember.