Northern lights season in Norway and Lapland

Northern lights holidays with Adventure by Design run from September to early April,. All our packages include a northern lights workshop to learn photography and science of the aurora. Early season day tours include walking tours in the surrounding nature. During snow season, daytime activities are snowshoeing, skiing or other winter fun activities – all tailored to suit your wishes. Our day tours are privately guided.

On your arrival, you will meet your private guide, with who you will spend the entire holiday. With one guide, you will learn new stories every day and get a deeper insight of the local life. All our guides live in Kilpisjärvi – some for longer, some have recently moved in. Kilpisjärvi is a village located at the border of Finland, Norway and Sweden. Many of our tours take place in Norway, so you have a great change of experiencing two countries in one holiday!

Northern lights holidays and private aurora tours in Kilpisjärvi and Northern Norway

Adventure by Design is the longest running local aurora photography company in Kilpisjärvi. Come along with our experienced and passionate guides on a search for the northern lights for one night. Even better, join one of our northern lights holidays. Using experience and local knowledge with the latest scientific data, our guides know when and where is the best to go in search of the magic natural phenomena. A photographer himself, the owner of Adventure by Design, Gareth knows not only the most photogenic locations, but also how to photograph and process the lights so that they look natural.

To be one of our many satisfied customers (check out our reviews on Tripadvisor) who have not only witnessed but also photographed the northern lights, choose a tour from below, or contact us for a custom holiday.

The 2020 winter season was once again full of amazement and thousands of photos. Northern lights tours start again in September 2020. Each northern lights group will have their own dedicated guide, our groups are small, 6-8 maximum and mostly privately guided. This means we have very limited availability!

Booking with a registered tour operator, such as Adventure by Design, is safe. In case of cancellations due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions, we give a full 100% refund or offer you a possibility to postpone your holiday by up to 12 months. By booking accommodation, transfers and activities from us, in case of unfortunate events, it is easy to handle all changes with just one operator.

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Located at 68 degrees north, Kilpisjärvi is a prime location for watching the aurora. Remote location means there is no light pollution, so on clear nights the aurora is visible from anywhere in the village, even from the window of your cabin!

Our group sizes are small, typically 1-4 people, so there is lots of time for personal contact with your guide to help with your photography. Small groups also mean we have great flexibility with chasing the aurora and aren’t tied to one spot waiting for the whole night.

Northern lights over a wooden kota

Our professional photographer will make sure that you have the knowledge needed to take great photos of the northern lights. He will be on hand to ensure that your settings are correct and that you camera is focused. If you need, you can even rent a tripod from us.

All included adventure tours in Northern Norway and Lapland

Plan your own northern lights holiday with us. Include day trips, huskies or even snowmobiling, stay as long as you like. Bring along friends and family. Contact us for a custom holiday which will tick all your boxes.