2019 New Year’s Aurora Getaway

2018/19 (sold out – waitlist closed)
New 2019/2020: (3 seats still available -> to the registration form)

If you want to do something very special for New Year’s 2019, this is it. The 4-night New Year’s Aurora Getaway takes place around the village of Kilpisjärvi in Finnish Lapland. We will have special light conditions as we will experience the polar night. This does not mean that it would be 24 hours darkness. For several hours, the sun will be close below the horizon, creating moody light. Once darkness sets, we will look into the skies for the ever-mesmerizing Aurora Borealis. With the moon being very small, it’s more likely to capture more colors and details of the Northern lights.

The highlight will be New Year’s Eve. First we will celebrate in Finland, hopefully with a mix of fireworks and Northern lights. Soon after that we will head towards Norway. We enter another time-zone and have the chance to celebrate the New Year a second time.

In case you would like to stay a full week, there is also the ‘Make-it-a-week’ -option to book three additional nights with aurora chasing.

A maximum of six participants makes this an intimate New Year’s Aurora Getaway. Each person will have a lot of time for in-depth discussions regarding photos, camera settings, composation and anything else.

As always and everywhere, the weather is an unknown. The program and its order might change depending on the weather conditions.

Join me on this special photo tour and let’s start the new year with nature’s own fireworks!




29 Dec 2018 – 02 Jan 2019 (sold out – waitlist closed)
2019/20: ~28 Dec 2019 – 02 Jan 2020 (3 seats available -> book here)

Make-it-a-week option: Book three additional nights 02 – 05 Jan. (for 2019/2020 two extra nights from 02 – 04 Jan)


minimum 4 participants
maximum 6 participants

Required photography skills

This tour is open to all skill levels, from beginners to professionals. Of course it is also possible to go on this tour without a camera.

Required fitness level

This tour requires a basic fitness level. In winter, we will do short walks through the snow.


Double room: EUR 1,420.00
Single room supplement: EUR 275.00

Make-it-a-week: EUR 965.00
Single room supplement: EUR 125.00

Included in price

– transfer from/to Kittilä airport (KTT) at predefined times
– accommodation in Kilpisjärvi in cottages (2 bedrooms per cottage with shared bathroom, sauna, kitchen and living room)
– warm overalls and shoes
– all transfers to photo locations

Not included

– flights in and out of Kittilä (KTT)
– photo gear (tripod, camera, lenses)
– travel insurance or any other private insurances
– dinner, snacks during daytime, alcoholic drinks

Pre-register here for New Year’s 2020

Detailed information


Afternoon auroras in the polar night in Lapland
Aurora fireworks like New Year's Eve
Afternoon auroras in the polar night in Lapland
Blue moment in Lapland
Blue moment at a fell in Lapland

Any questions?

If you have questions related to this tour, your photo gear or anything else, please use the contact form.

Pre-register here for New Year’s 2020