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Snowmobile Adventure

WINTER / 1 DECEMBER TO EARLY APRIL

Join us on an amazing snowmobile adventure that will lead us from Tromsø all the way to Finnish Lapland.

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We will visit the 3-country-border of Norway, Finland and Sweden, race over frozen lakes and manoeuver our machines through beautiful, snowy forests.

Our adventure starts early in the morning at our shop at Storgata 64. A two and a half hours drive will lead us to the Finnish village of Kilpisjärvi, where we will get dressed in warm suits, boots and protective gear. After a thorough safety briefing on how to safely ride a snowmobile, we will jump on our machines and make our way over a frozen lake to the 3-country-border, often referred to as "the most peaceful border in the world". Along our journey there will be several possibilities to take pictures and switch drivers, if you are sharing your snowmobile. During the second part of our adventure we will experience riding through forests and over uneven terrain. If the weather is on our side, an amazing elevated view over the Finnish tundra will be our reward.

After arriving back in Kilpisjärvi a warm lunch around a fire place in a wooden lavvo will await us. We will return to Tromsø with many new experiences and amazing pictures that will leave your friends and family back home speechless.

Tour information

Price per person
Adult (16+) 2 400 (Shared snowmobile), 2 900 (Single)
Location Pick up and drop off at Chasing Lights’ shop
Group size
8 to 14 guests
Time and duration
Pick up at 07:00, drop-off around 16:30 (9.5 hours) Includes 2.5 hours of comfortable bus ride to our destination in Finland
Includes
  • Transport from Tromsø
  • Warm suits, boots and extra socks
  • Helmet and face mask
  • Warm lunch, cold vegetarian option
Requirement This trip requires a minimum of 8 participants. If we have less than 8 participants, the trip will have to be cancelled, and a full refund will be provided.
The minimum age for this trip is 16 years old for the passenger and 18 years old for the driver.
BEFORE YOU BOOK

Important Things to Note

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Temperatures not only depend on the time you visit but often even more on the area we go to. The temperatures in and around Tromsø can sometimes be 30˚C warmer than the temperatures in Finland or Sweden, countries we regularly visit on our chase for clear sky. Therefore it’s impossible to say in advance what the temperatures are going to be like. September and October are by far the warmest months of the Aurora season. Preparing for the extreme is not necessary and the temperatures are usually between 0-10˚C (32-50˚F). Especially September can be a pleasant month for outdoor activities, during the day it can sometimes be as warm as 20˚C (68˚F). Wind and rain, however, should always be taken into consideration. In late October we expect the first light snow. November and December are the first winter months and now the temperatures start to drop. Especially when leaving Tromsø and the coast behind the temperatures can go below freezing. Once the temperatures are below 0˚C every precipitation turns into snow. Since it then sometimes gets warmer again, there may also be rain, mud and ice. In December we have to be prepared for temperatures similar to the ones in January and February. January and February are usually the coldest months of the season. While Tromsø rarely gets colder than -15˚C (5˚F), places in nearby Finland and Sweden can easily get down to -30˚C (-22˚F) or colder. While you should make some preparations yourself we provide most of the gear to keep you warm. This is the time to mention that we have not yet lost anyone on our chases! March and April are still winter months. The snow stays and the temperatures can be below or above freezing and we therefore have to be prepared for both rain and snow. Even though the Aurora season is coming to an end by April, Tromsø can be cold and chilly until June.

  2. Tromsø airport is serviced by 3 airlines, and these are:

    Norwegian Air is usually cheaper, while SAS allows for the usage of miles for Star Alliance members. You may like to check on these websites to see which has a better offer for your preferred dates and would work best for your intended travelling schedule. If you're flying from Oslo to Tromsø, both Norwegian Air and SAS operate several direct flights to Tromsø daily.

    If you are flying from London, you could fly with SAS from Heathrow, or with Norwegian Air from Gatwick. Norwegian Air also has a few direct flights from London to Tromsø each week.

  3. I'm afraid we are not able to take enquiries on the phone due to our daily and nightly trips. We handle all bookings and enquiries online at the moment as we will be able to answer them faster (we have more people checking the emails) without missing out on any previous information communicated between us.

  4. I’m afraid there are no ice hotels or igloos in or around Tromsø. For our packages, we work with hotels located in the city center.

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