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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
  • Snowmobile insurance with 10,000 NOK liability
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. We use Norwegian kroner (NOK) here. Most shops, restaurants and even taxis here take credit card, so if you bring a little less cash, it shouldn't be a problem too as long as you have a working credit card.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The city of Tromsø lies around 69° northern latitude and therefore in the middle of the Aurora belt, which maximizes your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. If the sky is clear, the Aurora can be seen almost every night between September and early April. On our Northern Lights chases we have the possibility to cross into different nearby climate zones. This often gives us good chances to find clear sky, even if the sky above Tromsø is cloudy. Tromsø also offers an international airport, a variety of hotels, museums, restaurants and is surrounded by amazing nature. The gulf stream keeps the city fairly warm throughout the Norwegian winter.

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