We do hike in the rain, snow, wind and any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. After all, we’re going on adventures! If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the trip will be changed or postponed. You will be notified the week of your trip if there are changes due to weather.
Being the natural phenomenon that it is, seeing the northern lights can’t be guaranteed. Cloudy skies are the biggest barrier. If you can’t see the stars you won’t see the aurora. I will however do everything I can to maximise your chances. I will be closely monitoring both the conditions of the sun and the weather as well as using my own knowledge of the region to guide us to the best place for that night. Traveling into Norway is always an option!
Typically temperatures in February are some where between -15 & -40 degrees Celsius. The extreme temperatures will usually only last a day or two but have been know to last longer. On average I would expect most days to be in the -20 degree range. So long as you have the right clothing and eat well, you will be fine. I will constantly checking in with you, to ensure that you are warm and have plenty of tricks which will help you warm up.
In Autumn, it can drop a few degrees below freezing over night and is quite mild during the day. Somewhere between 5 & 12 degrees Celsius is the norm.
Winter in Lapland isn’t as dark as it sounds. The snow reflects a lot of light, often making it just possible to see without a headlamp. If the moon is bright it’s almost as if the sun were still shining.
In February the length of day is between 6 hours at the start of the month and 9 hours at the end, quite a big change! You can easily add an hour or two at each end of the day as twilight is much longer than in lower latitudes.