Northern Lights Safari on Snowmobile

Activity facts

Duration: 4 hours Suitable for: Everyone Restrictions: To drive a snowmobile on our excursions, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid car drivers license. Otherwise, you are welcome as a passenger. Age limit: 13 Included: Shared snowmobile | two-course dinner in a wilderness cabin Gather at: Meeting Point
Hunt the northern lights on a snowmobile. Take the snowmobile out in the wilderness where the northern lights are most visible and savor a dinner in a warm cabin.
A clear sky, darkness and some patience are the best ingredients for hunting the northern lights. On this tour, you take a snowmobile out in the wilderness, where the northern lights are most visible, away from light pollution. An exciting adventure where you both get to drive a snowmobile and have a chance to see the northern lights.

You share a snowmobile, driving through the dark winter landscape, following your guide. The guide will frequently make short stops to tell you about the northern lights as a phenomenon, how it occurs, and for you to watch and have time to take your own pictures. Along the way you stop in a warm wilderness cabin where the guide serves a two-course dinner. The experience continues on the way back and the northern lights have hopefully danced for you before you return to Icehotel.

Booking Information
The booking is made per person, this means that if you are two people who wants to share a snowmobile, you choose x2 in number. If you wish to book just for one person, you choose x1 shared snowmobile, this means you might have to share the snowmobile with another guest. If you wish to book you own snowmobile, you will have to pay for 2 persons. In this case, please contact activity desk: [email protected] so we can arrange it for you.

Age limit is 13 years. If you wish to bring your children, it is possible to book a private tour, contact us at [email protected] for more information and private booking.

For all our tours that include food we need to know your diet restrictions or food allergies. Please fill in this information in the booking flow.

At the activity day, we gather at Meeting point 15 minutes before start time, equipped and ready. Please note that you as a guest are personally responsible to visit Riverside Lobby well ahead to get equipped. Read more important information down below.

Practical information about our tours


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Your clothing is the most important part in order to be able to enjoy your activity to the fullest. We strongly advise you not to underestimate the cold in the Arctic during the winter months and to carefully follow our recommendations regarding clothing and equipment. Our guides have the right to deny anyone dressed wrongly or too cold to join the tour.

It is mandatory to wear warm clothes that are adapt to arctic weather. Loan of warm winter overall, helmet, warm shoes, gloves, and balaclava is included for you as a guest to this tour. Visit Riverside Lobby well in advance to get equipped.

Required to bring
Dress warm underneath, preferably in thermal clothing, a warm middle layer, and hat.

Bring a camera for chances to take great photos during the tour. Please note that this is not a photo tour and that there are some difficulties in capturing the northern lights with a mobile phone. Icehotel offers separate specific northern lights photography tours.

Keep in mind

You need to be minimum two persons for the tour to run. Please note that other guests can be booked on the same tour.

Safety is always of highest priority to us at Icehotel. We therefore reserve us the right to deny anyone with a severe medical condition or physical limitations to join our activities, if we feel that it is a risk of safety. If you have any medical conditions or other concerns regarding your physical ability and want to join any of our activities, please advise our booking department before booking, you reach them at [email protected].

The northern lights are a nature phenomenon and occur on nature’s terms. The weather conditions in the north can change drastically and suddenly, therefore there are no guarantees that you will see the northern lights during the tour. We don’t refund or change any tours due to undesirable weather conditions or if the northern lights don’t show up during the tour.
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