Northern Lights Safari on Snowmobile

Activity facts

Duration: 4 hours Suitable for: Everyone Restrictions: You need to be at least 18 years old and have a driver's license to drive a snowmobile; otherwise you are welcome along as a passenger Age limit: 12 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, or drive your own, 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
You book per person. Own snowmobile means that you drive your own snowmobile during the entire trip. You can only be one person on the snowmobile. Shared snowmobile means that you are two on the snowmobile, you both get to drive during the trip. Remember that the booking is made per person - are you two who want to share a snowmobile, or two who each want your own snowmobile, you choose x2 in number.

Age limit is 12 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.

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.

Loan of warm winter overall, helmet, warm shoes, gloves, and balaclava if needed. Visit Riverside Lobby to get equipt.

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

Bring your own glasses or ski goggles.

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. This activity is held late at night and it can be very cold during the period December – February.

The northern lights are a nature phenomenon and occur on nature’s terms. There are no guarantees that you will see the northern lights during the tour.

Departure time
The activity always begins at the scheduled time, gather at Meeting point at least 15 minutes earlier, equipt and ready. Please note that you as a guest are personally responsible to visit Riverside lobby well ahead to get equipt if that is included in the activity. Read more about the equipment offered for this particular activity in the section above.
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