One Day in Lapland
One Day in Lapland
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Aurora Hunting specialist! Local guides with amazing partners; small and unique Husky and Reindeer Farms. That's who we are. High level of service and local knowledge give you the best experience of Lapland´s gifts. Avoid masses, rush and stressful atmosphere, choose our safaris to enjoy peaceful stay!
Rovaniemi, Finland

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Elisa B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Aki is the best of the bests!!!! Tailored excursion, great conversations, great pictures = memories for a lifetime!!
Written 14 November 2022
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stiven
London, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
We had a amazing night 💥Aki is very good , helpful and friendly guide 👏. He has huge knowledge!!! He took tons of great pictures !!! Totally recommended 🤩💚 The best experience ever 🙌also we went
Written 12 March 2020
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Dani
Spring Lake, NJ42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We stayed for 5 nights in Lapland, but either due to bad weather, bad timing, or other Aurora tours cancelling on us, we were almost hopeless about getting an Aurora sighting on our last day. By then, the apps and weather forecast didn't look too good. Fortunately, we came across the One Day in Lapland office in the city center and quickly got in contact with Aki who booked us for that evening. Unlike other "guides," tours," our apps, Aki really knows the northern lights. He doesn't go out if he thinks there is no chance of a sighting. Other guides bring clients to the same spot(s) at the same time(s) every night, but Aki actually looks at scientific data and brings his clients to varying locations to see the lights. On top of his northern lights expertise, Aki also knows Lapland well and has great knowledge of many things relating to its history, culture, and nature. So if you're planning a trip to Lapland, and you want to make sure that you'll see the Aurora, contact Aki and he will take care of it!
Written 5 March 2020
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Marina I
Utrecht, The Netherlands3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
You will see the auroras 100%. Aki is very honest and very helpful. Amazing guide, amazing spot and very friendly staff. I recommend it.
Written 29 February 2020
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jojo
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you want to have the biggest chance to see the northern lights, you should definitely contact Aki, the friendly owner and guide of One Day in Lapland. The biggest distinction between his aurora hunting tour and most (if not all?!) other tours is that Aki only starts a tour if there is a real chance to see the northern lights. Aki is a dedicated guide and tries to give you the best. He gathers information (weather, clouds, solar activity etc..) via different ways (friends/people in around a wide area, weather stations in Lapland and other data sources). The different aurora applications we used were just trash, you should trust Aki. We hunted the aurora for two nights. For the first one we had a small chance according to Aki. We decided to go and drove around 150km to Kittilä because the sky should be clear according to Aki's contacts in that area. Unfortunately the clouds came and our chance was gone. The next day the prospects weren't in big favour of the aurora, but it changed during the day and Aki contacted us if we would like to go again. Of course we did and we weren't disappointed at all! We drove to two different locations quiet close to Rovaniemi, but away from light pollution and other tourists/tours. Aki knows a lot of different places to go to maximize your chance of seeing the aurora. We enjoyed the magnificent lights for more than 4-5 hours (!) and Aki made a lot of pictures which we received some days after the tour. He's a professional photographer, so don't waste your time and the opportunity to enjoy the lights by trying to make pictures by yourself if you don't have real professional gear. About the costs? Not the cheapest (and for sure not the most expensive), but definitely the best on Rovaniemi. His service is excellent (if he thinks you'll have an aurora chance and he starts the tour but you didn't see it, you don't have to pay. Although we paid some because he spends time and fuel, which was fair in our opinion). His photographer skills are great, his pictures are an amazing and unforgettable memory for us. Aki is the man you need!
Written 27 February 2020
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I&G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful and impressive „Aurora hunting safari“ with Aki. Focusing on finding the right spots and patience to wait for the best Aurora phenomenon. We also appreciated the small group and money refund in case of bad weather/Aurora forecast- which wasn‘t necessary ;-) Aki also made a lot of beautiful portraits and landscape-photos with his professional camera equipment.
Written 24 February 2020
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June
Jakarta, Indonesia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
During my short stay in Rovaniemi I booked tour for Aurora Hunting with One day in Lapland through website. Then i contacted Aki through instagram, Aki was very informative and kept update us about the weather forecast.

Unfortunately, we don’t get to see the northern lights due to cloudy weather.

This is the first tour company i know that really prioritize Customer satisfaction, Not like others Tour , Aki wont start the tour if there No chance of seeing Northern lights.
We only stayed 2nights in Rovaniemi, and it was two cloudy nights. Aki told us there’s no chance with weather like that and proceed the refund on our last day. He is a honest guide , Thats what make One day in lapland is One of a Kind.

Hopefully i can visit this beautiful Rovaniemi again and of course we will choose this tour.

I highly recommend One Day in lapland !!

Written 21 February 2020
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Judith1016
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Having followed One Day in Lapland on social media for several years, I decided before leaving on my trip that I would use this company for an Aurora expedition. It was an excellent decision. Although I did have a few initial issues making contact (I suspect he was on vacation in January), his communication was excellent. I was kept well informed as to when the best time to go out would be.

Aki was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the lights. Obviously he can’t guarantee what the display will be like but he did everything he could to ensure it was, in a good sense, an unforgettable experience. Personally, I was rewarded with a breathtaking display but Aki had assured me that I would be refunded or taken out a second time if need be. Unlike other companies, Aki will not start a tour if there is no chance of seeing the Lights.

The sausages cooked over a fire and the hot juice were absolutely delicious and warming in the freezing conditions.

My advice wear heavy soled boots and very thick wool socks and lots of warm layers. The vans were kept warm so we could sit in them if we became too cold but the night was too magical for that.

I highly recommend this tour.
Written 7 February 2020
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HerWildHeart
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
What a great guide and friendly operator Aki is! I booked his northern lights tour on Monday but the forecast was not good so the trip was cancelled and I was allowed to join the next day. That day we drove 100kms to find clear skies to view the northern lights. Aki hunts the aurora using his expertise and experience to give you the best chance of seeing the lights, and if he doesn’t think you’ll have a chance he’ll postpone the tour until the conditions are more favourable. If you go out and don’t see the lights, he’ll take you out another day. On our trip we got an amazing display, and after that experience I wanted to take my family so Aki went really above and beyond to create a family friendly trip for our young children, and we saw an even more amazing display on the Thursday night. Many other companies in Rovaniemi advertise various northern lights trips, but they don’t guarantee seeing the aurora and won’t cancel or refund if the conditions are not good, so you’ll just end up out for a late night bonfire. If you want the best chance of seeing this amazing phenomena while you are here, book with One Day in Lapland.
Written 7 February 2020
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Patrícia Machado
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I went to One Day in Lapland’s office to book an expedition and they told me to contact Aki by whatsapp or instagram. So, I contacted him and I was ignored on whatsapp, instagram comments and instagram direct messages! So disappointed with the situation, since one of the main reasons why I came to Rovaniemi was to do the tour with him. Still didn’t understand why I was ignored!
Written 1 February 2020
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