Aurora (Photo) Tour

From September through mid-April auroras can be seen relatively often around Oulu. In autumn Northern lights can produce stunning reflections in the water. With favorable conditions during winter, it is possible to view the magic lights on the frozen Baltic Sea, a very unique experience.

This 4-hour tour starts usually in the city center of Oulu at 20:00 hrs when we will head out into nature to be searching for the aurora borealis. You will get a lot of background information regarding the Northern lights as well as tips and tricks to get the best out of your camera during the night.

Our van has a parking heater which warms up the interior space. If you feel cold, you can warm up in the van anytime. Nevertheless, it is important to wear proper clothing against the cold.

As always and everywhere, the weather is an unknown.

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Overview

Aurora season

For this tour, there are no fixed dates available. Please use the Book here – button to inquire possible dates. The aurora season last from September through mid-April. From mid April until the end of August the nights are unfortunately too bright.

Participants

Usually 2-6 participants, for inquiries for larger groups please use the registration form.

Required photography skills

For this tour you can join with or without camera. No skills are required beforehand.

Required fitness level

This tour does not require any special fitness level. In winter, we will do short walks through the snow.

Price in Oulu area

2-6 participants: EUR 120.00 / participant
1-on-1 tour: EUR 175.00
For inquiries regarding larger groups please use the registration form.

Price in other places e.g. Lapland

2-6 participants: EUR 175.00 / participant
For inquiries regarding larger groups or 1-on-1, please use the registration form.

Included in price

– 4-hour aurora search
– Introduction into aurora borealis
– Step-by-step support for you to photograph the aurora borealis
– A hot drink and snacks

Not included

– photo gear (tripod, camera, lenses. A tripod can be rented for EUR 10.00)
– warm clothing
– travel insurance or any other private insurances

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Detailed information

Covid-19 virus

– Refund in case of short term changes of travel restrictions

Especially during this time of uncertainty, I understand that booking a tour is not an easy decision for you. Therefore I want to keep the financial risk for you as small as possible. Should the travel restrictions in your country or in Finland change shortly before the tour start due to the Covid-19 virus, you will have two options:

Option 1:
A refund of 95% of the total price.

Option 2:
Change your booking to participate in another tour later on. Choosing this option, you will be refunded everything except the 15% registration fee.

– Current entry rules and restrictions from the Finnish border guard

The most current information regarding travel into Finland as well as answers to the most asked questions can be found at raja.fi (in English).

If you have any questions, please use the contact form or email.

Covid-19 virus

– Refund in case of short term changes of travel restrictions

Especially during this time of uncertainty, I understand that booking a tour is not an easy decision for you. Therefore I want to keep the financial risk for you as small as possible. Should the travel restrictions in your country or in Finland change shortly before the tour start due to the Covid-19 virus, you will have two options:

Option 1:
A refund of 95% of the total price.

Option 2:
Change your booking to participate in another tour later on. Choosing this option, you will be refunded everything except the 15% registration fee.

– Current entry rules and restrictions from the Finnish border guard

The most current information regarding travel into Finland as well as answers to the most asked questions can be found at raja.fi (in English).

If you have any questions, please use the contact form or email.

Gallery

Autumn auroras in moonlight
Aurora twirl with an audience
Ice formations under auroras

Any questions?

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

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