Aurora Snowshoe Trek

An exciting Northern Lights trek in snowy Lapland

Embark on a beautiful Aurora hunting trek through a snowy forest! The lack of light pollution provides ideal conditions to witness the Northern Lights in their full glory. If we’re lucky, we can also see signs of willow grouses digging into the snow and reindeers grazing through the untouched winter scenery. 

What to Expect

  • Physical Requirements: The tour involves being outdoors in cold weather, so participants should be prepared for low temperatures
  • Accessibility: The experience is not fully accessible by wheelchair due to the nature of the terrain and activities. Contact us for accessible options for this tour!
  • Age Restrictions: The tour may not be suitable for very young children. For families and children we recommend our Aurora Camp product which is family friendly with activities like Stargazing with Telescope and Tobogganing in the camp.
  • Weather Dependency: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed. The tour is highly dependent on weather conditions, especially cloud coverage
  • Clothing and Gear: Warm clothing and suitable winter gear are essential. Overalls, warm boots, and mittens are provided if needed, but it’s advisable to dress in layers. We can advice with clothing so ask, as well we sell Merino Wool layer kits, beanies, and accessories
  • A temperature limit of -25°C: If the forecast for the day is colder / weather conditions unsuitable, we will cancel and/or reschedule the trip. There is no additional fee in case the trip is cancelled by Xwander
  • We will call you at 15:00 on the day of the activity for a weather update. Xwander offers free rescheduling and an option to switch to another activity if the conditions are not optimal for the Auroras


Meeting at Xwander Nordic

We will meet up at Xwander headquarters at 18:00 and gear you up for the Aurora Hunting adventure.

Aurora Trek

We head out on an exciting Aurora hunting trek after closely monitoring cloud and aurora forecasts to find the best locations for the Northern Lights. We will choose either traditional snowshoes or modern gliding snowshoes for the trek, depending on the snow conditions. 
Warm drinks and snacks are provided to keep everyone comfortable during the trek.
You can also choose to combine your Aurora trek experience with an open fire dinner or relaxing tent sauna and ice swimming.
Total duration of the activity is approximately three hours and we return to Ivalo between 22:00 and 23:00.
Day-to-day itinerary adjustments may occur in response to weather conditions and forecasts


What do I need to bring?

  • Warm Clothes: Dress in weather appropriate layers including a good hat, scarf, and socks
  • Camera: Phone and power bank if needed
  • Headlamp: If you have one, bring it along (don’t worry if not, we provide you with one)
  • Snacks and Water: While snacks are provided, you may want to bring your favorites

What is the cancellation policy?

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 48 hours or less before the event

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Book With Confidence

  • Local family owned business
  • Personalized service
  • Flexible itineraries
  • Small group sizes

Price Includes

  • Guide services
  • Hot drinks and snacks
  • Winter clothing: Warm overalls, boots and gloves
  • Transfers from Ivalo and back

Price Excludes

  • Optional extra activities like open fire dinner, tent sauna & ice swimming
  • Supplementary transfers from Inari, Nellim, Kakslauttanen, Kiilopää and Saariselkä (+20 € / person)