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Beyond Arctic

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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About Beyond Arctic
Beyond Arctic is the leading tour company in Rovaniemi with a specialization in photography. We create exclusive excursions in the heart of Lapland and take you to locations of staggering beauty. Our value rises from the will to explore and experience the Arctic nature in its authentic and wild form. Our approach allows us to discover and to photograph the most amazing wildlife and landscapes Lapland has to offer.
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Rovaniemi Northern Lights Photography Small-Group Tour

This tour from Rovaniemi allows you to not only see the elusive northern lights, but also get tips on how to best photograph them. Traveling with a small group ensures that you will be able to get plenty of one-on-one attention from your guide and enjoy an intimate atmosphere. Your guide will take you to the best possible viewing places, spots you might not find on your own.
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Ivaldi S wrote a review Jun 2022
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everything was organized in the best way the choice of places was perfect, the barbecue was fun and the walk in the forest was not difficult We had a wonderful evening
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Date of experience: June 2022
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James B wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Well what can i say other than PERFECT! The guide we had Oren,was the perfect guide,not only was he extremely knowledgeable about the northern light's but about rovaniemei itself and gave us some recommendations of places to visit of we wanted to leave our resort and go into the city centre which was helpful. Be prepared to climb through snow lf you want to get the best chance to see the northern lights because you will be taken to some amazing places like frozen lakes but getting there is no easy walk,but trust me,it's well worth it.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Surfette88 wrote a review Mar 2022
Los Angeles32 contributions5 helpful votes
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We had the best guide with Maiju! She picked us up from our hotel and got us outfitted with arctic gear in case we needed it! We headed towards a private spot on a frozen lake. While we were driving - we could already see the northern lights in the sky! When we got to the spot, which was gorgeous and totally private - she set up the DSL camera we rented so we could take photos while she started the fire in the kota. She came out and helped take photos of all of us and she kindly showed my daughters who to use the camera so they could also take some. Maiju was the perfect guide for our group (5 adults, 2 kids - 8 & 9 yrs old). She was just a delight and was so nice and friendly and informative! You can tell she is very passionate about her job! We had a different tour the next day with another company and it was a stark contrast to Maiju and Beyond Arctic. We really regretted not booking both tours with Beyond Arctic! The customer service was night and day. Do yourself a favor and book with Beyond Arctic!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Sajeer S wrote a review Mar 2022
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One of the best decision's of my trip to Finland was my experience with the Beyond Arctic team! I had selected private aurora photogrgaphy tour, Korouma frozen waterfall photography tour. Although we were not lucky to get the aurora due to poor weather, Maiju made sure we understood and trained us on how to photograph the auroras. It proved to be quite precious when we got the chance to see the auroras on our own a few days later. The same goes for Nadja on our frozen waterfall tour. She was extremely informative and gave us a great experience during this tour. Last but but not the least, Juho was phenomenal and really patient with the millions of questions I had prior to the trip (related to the tour and general Finland questions) and he had made sure that we had our trip extremely comfortable and well planned. I highly recommend Beyond Arctic because they are extremely focussed with a small group and excellent photographers. Thank you Beyond Arctic!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Linden G wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom12 contributions
As part of our holiday package to Rovaniemi, we booked a Northern Lights photography tour with Beyond Arctic. On Thursday 10th March 2022 we were picked up by our guide, Oren, who I must say was great. We were a small group of 4 (me, my partner, and 2 ladies staying at the same resort) so it was a really nice group and it meant we could all get on, chat and have a laugh. I was a bit upset at first - with the outerwear provided not fitting my plus size body (the boots fit) but in the end, my thermal layers kept me warm. I was so busy thinking about the northern lights that I didn’t feel the cold! (plus it was warmer than average for this time of year). Oren drove us to Raanujärvi - a frozen-over lake towards the Swedish border. We only went to the main spot, and not several smaller ones along the way, because we were explained the science behind the northern lights and all the parameters behind the chances of seeing the lights. That morning it had been snowing, and it was very cloudy, so we were warned that our chances of seeing the lights might not be great. We arrived at the lake, having to climb up 10ft snow drifts at the side of the road! Which was made easier because Oren helped us by shovelling make-shift steps in the snow (super helpful, and he helped us cross the snow and everything). We even caught a quick glimpse of the lights as we got off the minibus. If it wasn’t for Oren explaining what we would actually see, we would never have known what to look out for. It’s thanks to him that we now know not to expect the mesmerising green and pink lights with our naked eye! We spent hours on the lake, setting up cameras and hoping for the best. And we were lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis dancing away eventually! We had pictures taken as a group (thank you, Oren, for not minding when we laughed every time you said “don’t move, don’t move, don’t move)!!! and we had some individual photos taken. Oren also took some professional photographs of just the lights for us. He asked whether we wanted to go to the teepee for a campfire and snacks, or if we wanted to stay on the lake longer - we all appreciated being asked this. And we decided to stay on the lake. We had our hot berry juice out on the lake, under the stars and the lights. It was magical. Yes we didn’t have time for the campfire, but that wasn’t a problem, we decided that. We got to the location about 9pm, and didn’t leave until gone midnight. We had such a fun evening and having memories to last forever. Thanks to Beyond Arctic for a great tour, and special thanks to Oren for being fun, easy to talk to, and understanding and helpful! From Linden & James.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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