Finland Northern Lights Easygoing Walking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,299 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Finland Northern Lights Easygoing Walking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2025: Sep-Oct

From $5,299 /person

Dolce Tempo Journey & Fall Colors beyond the Arctic Circle

Here in the northern corner of the world, color reigns supreme. Arctic berries display their wondrous fall shades of red. Boreal forest glows yellow and burnt orange. Stars dazzle against an indigo sky, sometimes accompanied by the colorful bands of the northern lights. Whether rambling through birch groves or cozying up in your luxury igloo, fill your eyes and heart with the rich colors of the Arctic zone.

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Highlights

  • Breathe some of the freshest air in the world and hike through stunning gorges and forests colored by rich autumn hues
  • Behold the stunning northern lights in one of the world's best places for spotting this mesmerizing natural phenomenon (if luck is on our side!)
  • Discover insights into Sámi and Finnish culture—meet resident reindeer and sled dogs, walk through the home of gnomes or relax in a sauna
  • Rest your head in secluded hotels with incredible regional charm and expansive glass walls, perfect for taking in the arctic skies any time
Finland Northern Lights Easygoing Walking and Hiking Tour

Finland

Start/End Helsinki

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Embark on a beautiful forest walk, passing atmospheric usnea (hanging moss), mushrooms and berries • Pause and take in stunning views of the Ounasjoki river and the charming villages of Ylikylä and Nivankylä • Witness an amazing display of autumn colors—Arctic bearberries, bog bilberries and blueberries turn beautiful shades of red • Hear the mesmerizing notes of a traditional Sámi singer before sitting down to a Nordic-style dinner • Walk from the shimmering shore of Vuontisjärvi Lake through the twisted trunks of an alpine birch forest • Retrace the steps of Justus Montell, a local and passionate botanist, and walk the Hetta-Pallas, Finland’s oldest hiking trail • End your day with a traditional Finnish sauna or a hot tub and an invigorating cold plunge. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Northern Lights Ranch
Köngäs
Premiere Hotel

Located near the famous Finnish resort of Levi, this fantastically immersive retreat features cozy cabins with glass roofs and windows letting in exquisite vistas of your surroundings.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Journey through Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, known to have the most stunning trails in Finland, taking in sweeping views of lush fall valleys • Joined by an expert local guide, hike through boreal forest and behold the colorful slopes of Ylläs fells • Visit Levi, home to Finland's largest ski resort.

Accommodations
Levin Iglut

(1 night)

Night 3

Levin Iglut
Kittilä
Premiere Hotel

Whether or not the northern lights come out to play, Levin Iglut's private glass domes are the perfect place to witness uninterrupted views anytime of day or night. 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Brilliant coniferous forest and birch groves lead to Kätkä peak • Admire the sparkling waters of Immel Lake • Visit Rovaneimi, the "official" home of Santa Claus and the capital of Lapland • Stay in a tree house suite with the chance to see the northern lights through a panoramic glass wall • Explore the wetlands, rivers and forests near Vikaköngäs, experiencing even more of the Arctic Circle's unique terrain • Follow the rapids of the River Vaattunki to crystal-clear Olkkajärvi Lake and take in a kaleidoscope of autumn hues from Vaattunki Hill • Visit an observation tower used by bird-watchers for a chance to see spectacular views of the aurora borealis • Get a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of huskies and their mushers at a family-run kennel and go on an exhilarating cart ride • Visit the famous Arctic Circle Santa Claus Village, where it’s Christmas 365 days of the year.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
Arctic Circle
Premiere Hotel

Experience the warmth and atmosphere of an unforgettable glass tree house suite, with panoramic views of magnificent forest and the vast arctic skies.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Internal Flight

On this trip we travel by plane to reach the exclusive hotels and activities this destination has to offer. We'll be flying commercially with Finnair aboard a narrow-body jet that seats 141 passengers.

Arctic Circle Unpredictability

Our journey through Nordic Lapland is a magical adventure full of the planet's most remarkable natural treasures. Northern lights are an incredible natural phenomenon and as such, are unpredictable. The probability of sightings are affected by weather, the phase of the moon and many other factors, so sightings are not guaranteed (our experience has been 50/50).

Accommodations & Meals

Luxury Lapland-style means modern, simple and uniquely appointed rooms. Due to the remoteness of our properties, breakfasts tend to be a local buffet-style affair, and dinners are pre-ordered with limited-choice menus, which is simply a part of the cultural experience.

Shuttle Time

To access the best routes and most unique hotels in this expansive region, we've incorporated multiple shuttles into your itinerary.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Northern Lights Ranch
Köngäs

Premiere Hotel

Located near the famous Finnish resort of Levi, this fantastically immersive retreat features cozy cabins with glass roofs and windows letting in exquisite vistas of your surroundings.

Night 3

Levin Iglut
Kittilä

Premiere Hotel

Whether or not the northern lights come out to play, Levin Iglut's private glass domes are the perfect place to witness uninterrupted views anytime of day or night. 

Nights 4-5

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
Arctic Circle

Premiere Hotel

Experience the warmth and atmosphere of an unforgettable glass tree house suite, with panoramic views of magnificent forest and the vast arctic skies.

From $5,299 /person

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