Dress in warm layers for the nighttime cold and make your way to the departure point for your tour.
Arrive at the snowmobile station and get a safety briefing and instructions on driving your 2-person snowmobile. Put on your supplied thermal suit and helmet, and once you feel confident, take off in your guided convoy in search of the Northern Lights, otherwise known as the Aurora Borealis.
Only visible in far northern latitudes, the Northern Lights occur when electrically charged particles enter the Earth’s atmosphere. When this happens, curtains of green, mauve, red or orange lights can be seen in the sky. Sightings can never be guaranteed, as they’re dependent on weather, location and chance, but your snowmobile guide will look for the most promising viewpoints during your safari.
Ride through the darkness along snow-laden trails with only the beams of your snowmobile headlights illuminating the path ahead. Coast through pine forests and glide over a frozen lake (weather dependent), and every now and then, take turns to drive or ride pillion.
On route, cast your eyes upwards to look for the Northern Lights. With a bit of luck, there’s a good chance of catching a fleeting flash of light or a longer, multi-colored light show.
Around midway through your roughly 2-hour safari, stop for a hot coffee by a campfire and listen as your guide shares fascinating tales about the Northern Lights and the myths and legends that surround them.
Afterward, ride back to base on your snowmobile. Your safari ends at the snowmobile center in Ylläs.
Please note: Due to unpredictable weather conditions, daylight hours and other seasonable changes, the order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.