Arctic Frontier
Arctic Frontier
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This is your best opportunity to see and photograph the splendour of the Northern Lights. Journey into the Lapland wilderness into the heart of the aurora zone. All equipment is provided and no prior photography experience needed. We'll show you how the rhythms of the aurora are enhanced with a few simple camera techniques. Capture extraordinary memories that last a lifetime.
Levi, Finland

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Noah C
New York City, NY12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We would absolutely recommend the Aurora Chase experience to anyone visiting the area. Juha was an amazing host, guide, and very personable. Every part of the experience was well thought out and made for the perfect night hunting the aurora! We went to numerous spots and the night was capped off with clear views of the aurora, a warm fire, hot berry juice and homemade brownies.
Written 14 January 2024
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Thanks Noah! It was a pleasure sharing our skies (and our brownies!) with you both last night! After almost 10 years of Chasing we still enjoy the moments of standing on frozen lakes and snowy forests watching the skies with our fellow Chasers. It is a pleasure to be able to do this with others. There are cranberry brownies waiting for you when you return next time! Kate & Juha
Written 15 January 2024
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Jet Z
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
After booking/doing the regular tourist activities, we wanted a change of pace. At the tourist information we found the Snow , fire and feast tour from artic frontier. This seemed like a perfect way to see some more local places and learn more about finnish lapland.

At 10:00 Kate picked us up in Levi and drove us to the national park. Kate is a lovely and enthousiastic person that will answer any questions you might have about lapland, sami people or any other topics you might want to discuss.
During the day Kate showed us places she would also visit with family. The tour was adjusted to our wishes. So if we did not enjoy part of it, we could skip that. However we enjoyed all Kate showed us. The beautiful lake with swans, the fell and the fishers village (which she told us all about).
At the end she took us to their own barbecue hut and made us a lovely and filling lunch!

We were very Lucky to have a private tour for just the two of us, but groups are never larger than 8 people.
Beforehand we thought the price was a bit expensive, but is was definetly worth it.
Written 12 January 2024
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Hi J & K!! Thank you for such wonderful feedback! I really enjoyed our conversations and sharing a day with you both exploring what makes our corner of the world so unique, and our wild food home made lunch was also delicious. Snow, Fire & Feast is an experience shared and we always hope that anything we do with Arctic Frontier (also known as the 'Kate & Juha Show'!) feels sophisticated and honest. It was a pleasure to share this with you both too! Many thanks, Kate (& Juha too)
Written 15 January 2024
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JC95
Greater Manchester, UK21 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Couples
First time in Finland in the hope of catching the Northern Lights and we were recommended by the local tourist info.

How lucky were we for them to recommend Juha at Arctic Frontier!?

We spent 2 nights with Juha and not only is he extremely knowledgeable and great at what he does, but an absolute top guy.

The first night we spent at Arctic Frontier’s base camp. We stopped at their studio on the way where we were provided with extremely warm overalls as it was exceptionally cold (around -30), and given Cameras with a brief tutorial.

Juha scouted out conditions and we stopped again on the way by the road where we caught our first glimpse of the Aurora. Juha went around the group and made sure everyone got to grips with the camera equipment and also helped to take photos of us with the scene.

We then continued onto Arctic Frontier's lake Base Camp where we stayed for the rest of the night. We managed to get some amazing photos with the cameras provided. Juha hosted us inside a Kotta (hut) to warm from the cold temperatures and Juha provided some amazing brownies and home made warm berry juice.

At the end of the night we were dropped back in Sirkka and given the memory cards from our cameras to take with us.

The second night was extremely special and will stay with us for a long time! We noticed the forecast looked really good for the Aurora during the day and rang Juha who accomodated us to book last minute. We were extremely lucky to be the only booking for that night and Juha gave up his free time to accomodate.

We set off with Juha who scouted the conditions and after a few stops we witnessed the most amazing views of the aurora, that can't be descibed with words.

Obviously it's down to a lot of luck and good fortune on the night, as forecasts and the auora itself seems to be quite unpredictable. That said, Juha makes the chase an incredible experience whatever the outcome, sharing his knowledge of the country, skies and stars. And allows some amazing photography that can be taken away to capture the memories of a special place!

We hope to return one day and catch up with Juha!
Written 24 November 2023
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We really enjoyed having two nights with you both, and it was two very cold nights! Every time we see the auroras it's never the same and it was a pleasure to share two different nights with two different aurora conditions. We hope you have some great images to remember your time in Levi and there is a fire, a frozen lake and warm brownies waiting for you the next time we share the same sky! Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, Kate & Juha
Written 15 January 2024
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youngdavo
Perth, WA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Juha, Maiti & Kate whisked us away to a fantastic lakeside location and provided cameras, guidance, sustenance and somewhere to warm up during the cold night. We were fortunate enough to be treated to a phenomenal aurorae display.
Written 28 March 2023
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Miguel Casals
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Juha is one of the most reliable guides in the world. The night we went to 'Aurora chasing' the forecast was a little bit odd, but Juha, continuously was checking the Aurora forecast and drove to get us to a spot where there were a chance to see northern lights.
Thanks to his efforts we could be able to see and take pictures of them really well.

Besides that, Artic Frontier is prepared with a very good Thermal Suits (we were at -23ºC that night), really good cameras and... if this wasn't enough, Juha prepared some hot beverage to drink.

In a summary, Artic Frontier is definitively the best choice to try to see Northern Lights! Highly recommended.
Written 20 March 2023
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Hannah A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We did the base camp trip in Dec 2022 with our 5 and 7 year old girls. We booked in the hope of seeing the lights - our girls are too young to enjoy other trips (like the snowmobile ones where kids get put in a sleigh for the whole thing). Juha picked us up in Levi and we were joined by a lovely couple from the USA.

It was massively cloudy so the odds were against us and unfortunately we didn't get to see the lights BUT it was still a huge highlight of the trip and I'd absolutely recommend it. Juha was a wonderful host - the kids loved sitting around the fire drinking warm berry juice and eating brownies and they still talk about 'making ice cream' using Kate and Juha's homemade syrups mixed with fresh snow.

Juha also helped them cut a hole in the icy lake and had some sparklers which our youngest loved. For me and my husband, it was a huge thrill to be on the lake in complete darkness and complete quiet. We loved spotting the footprints of the wildlife in the snow.

Yes, we'd have loved to see the lights but I'm still SO glad we did this trip. Thanks Kate and Juha!
Written 24 January 2023
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Maxine R
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Most amazing experience ever with Kate and John during our time in Levi! They gave us a very authentic and personal tour and tailored everything to our preferences! Kate is an amazing cook and we thoroughly enjoyed the homemade finish dishes she prepared for us! They made our trip truly unforgettable and we recommend this company for anyone travelling to Levi!
Written 23 January 2023
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Diana K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Thank you so much - it was a lifetime experience. Great guide! I recommend this Trip to everyone 💫❄️💫❤️
Written 21 January 2023
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Duncan
Bournemouth, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Tbh we weren’t massively hopeful of seeing the Northern Lights as the weather had been pretty cloudy. But our guide Juha assured us it would be a good night. And he was right! The first thing is, this is a photography-led tour. Our first stop is the studio where we collected our cameras - high quality Nikons with tripod and remote control. A brief lesson, collected our snow suits and boots (provided), then into the van and off. Within 10 minutes we were parked in a lay-by snapping photos of the Aurora. Another stop, then finally on to Base Camp by the lake. This is a beautiful spot, very private, quiet and a great place to see the expanse of sky. Juha is a good guide not only of the Aurora but also of the night sky, pointing out stars and galaxies. Juha prepared a warming break inside his hut with a real fire, warm blueberry juice and brownies. Then more photos before heading back to Levi. A 4 hour trip but worth it. Left happy clutching our SD cards with our precious photos.
Written 14 January 2023
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HeardItBothWays
Easton, PA2,365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
My husband and I went on an Aurora Chase with Arctic Frontier in February 2022 and, even though we didn't get a chance to see the Aurora that night (the forecast was all clouds - boo!), we had such a fun time!

Our guide, Juha, picked us up at Northern Lights Ranch and took us to their garage to pick up our gear. The forecast showed our best shot would be a little later, so we drove around a bit, got acquainted with our cameras, and headed to their lakeside site.

We had a lovely snack of the most delicious brownies and warm blueberry juice by a fire and learned a bit about the local food culture. Kate also made a delicious coconut milk snow dessert that was so tasty!

The lake was frozen and we had the opportunity to stand on the ice, taking photos of the beautiful cabin and trees.

After our snack, we headed out to try a few more sites but the Aurora didn't make an appearance. We still had a fun night and had some cool photos of the beautiful frozen lake and us drawing hearts with our flashlights.

Definitely do a chase with Arctic Frontier, if you have the opportunity!
Written 6 August 2022
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