The experience was one of the best we had in Finland and I would definitely recommend Wilderness Safaris.
NettieSpagettie, TripAdvisor
On our trip to Lapland, out of a few excursion companies we used, I can honestly say Wilderness Safaris was by far the best!
Just perfect! I would do that week again the exact same way.
Michel Monnard, TripAdvisor


Wilderness Safaris Saariselkä has organized atmospheric nature and aurora expeditions for more than 20 years. Our specialty is the hunting and photographing of the Northern Lights. All of our guides are professional photographers who can help you take the best possible photos of the Northern Lights.

All day and nighttime activities are organized from the Northern Lights Village. The Northern Lights Village consists of glass-roofed Aurora Cabins and the first-rate and cozy restaurant Kota, whose picture window provides a view of the reindeer paddock. The Northern Lights Village is located next to the vast wilderness, beside the fells, but only a 500 meter walk from the center of Saariselkä and its services.

We aim to provide only the highest possible quality of service. You can order Airport transfer from us. Check price for transfer from our sales. The restaurant at the Northern Lights Village provides all meals from breakfast to dinner and the equipment and warm coveralls needed on the excursions are always included in the price. The only thing that is left to you, is to enjoy your stay and the experiences with all of your senses.

Pick up from Saariselkä bus stops 5€ / person, Ivalo Airport 70€ / one way  (1-4 persons), 110€ / one way (5-8 persons)


CEO Markku Inkilä is a highly experienced program organizer and a passionate Northern Lights photographer. His photos have been published in the Sunday Times, the Telegraph, and on hundreds of websites around the world. Jouko Lappalainen and Mari Lappalainen, the two other partners in the company, also own the renovated Nellim Wilderness Hotel and the Wilderness Lodge Muotkan Maja. With more than 20 years of experience of organizing activities and accommodation we can provide you the perfect experience holiday at Saariselkä.


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