November 17-26, 2017
Inari-Saariselkä  |  Lapland  |  Finland

For the first time, the Charms of Arctic Auroras festival offers a wide variety of events in Inari-Saariselkä tourism region from Kiilopää to Nuorgam on November 17-26, 2017. Everyone is able to choose their favorite events from themes: culture, learning and nature experience. Events are organized by companies in the region.

INARI-SAARISELKÄ AREA – TOP PLACES TO WITNESS THE AURORAS

Inari-Saariselkä area is one of the top places on Earth to witness the Auroras. Locating some 250 km above the Arctic Circle, Inari positions right under the Aurora oval. For this reason, it is possible to see Aurora display almost every evening from autumn until late winter, providing that it is dark and the sky is clear. On average, the Auroras can be seen in northernmost Lapland up to 200 nights a year. Sounds quite amazing, right?

LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES

Scientifically talking this typical phenomenon of the polar region occurs when the electrically charged particles form the sun enter the Earth’s atmosphere. But there is so much more than just science in it. For the locals, the Auroras have been a source of inspiration, mythology and legends for centuries. For the visitors witnessing the Auroras can be a life changing experience. Some even get hooked and never get enough of the blazing colors in the sky.

 

Collect your events from the themes below: Culture, Learn and Nature experience. Events are organized around the Inari-Saariselkä area from Saariselkä to Utsjoki.

 

This event is part of Arctic Light International Events -project. The project is administrated by Inari Municipal Business & Development Nordica. The project has received funding from European Regional Development Fund, Regional Council of Lapland, Inari Municipal Business & Development Nordica and Inari-Saariselkä Tourism Ltd.

Culture

MUSIC, ART, THEATER, FOOD, STORIES, FILMS, EXHIBITIONS

Learn

SCIENCE

Nature experience

ACTIVITIES, WORKSHOPS

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Horizon -photography exhibition

17.11.2017 - 18.03.2018 10:00 - 17:00, Siida, Inari

Each photograph has its own expression in the exhibition by Bjarne Riesto, who lives in Vadsø in No…

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Arts and Auroras dinner

17.11.2017 - 26.11.2017 12:00 - 22:00, Laanilan Kievari, Saariselkä

Restaurant Laanilan KiIevari offers an unique experience to enjoy good food, wine and art together. …

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Aurora Menu Hotel Kultahovi

17.11.2017 - 26.11.2017 17:00 - 21:00, Hotel Kultahovi, Inari

We serve three course menu inspired of Northen Lights and northern ingredients November 17-26, 2017.…

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Aurora Chasing with Professional Photographer

23.11.2017 19:00 - 23:59, Hotel Inari, Inari

You already know it: Finnish Lapland is a perfect place to witness the Aurora. But sometimes the wea…

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Laura Voutilainen & Varre Vartiainen Quartet

23.11.2017 19:00, Santa´s Hotel Tunturi, Saariselkä

Versatile and strong well-known Finnish performer Laura Voutilainen offers the Polar Night Jazz audi…

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Aurora Borealis Photography Express

23.11.2017 20:00 - 23:59, Ivalo Trek Lapland, Ivalo

On this safari we will drive by car from Ivalo village for "hunting" the Aurora Borealis. Your guide…

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Aurora Expedition in Karigasniemi

23.11.2017 20:00 - 23:59, Kalastajan Majatalo, Karigasniemi

Departure to the expedition from Fishermen's (Kalastajan Majatalo) backyard at 20.00 p.m. and return…

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Ski Saariselkä – Season Opening

24.11.2017 - 26.11.2017 10:00 - 17:00, Ski Saariselkä, Saariselkä

Welcome to the season opening weekend at Ski Saariselkä! Detailed description of the weekend is to …

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Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda, with Mikko Innanen & Veli Kujala Duo

24.11.2017 13:00 - 13:30, Holiday Club Saariselkä, Saariselkä

Mikko Innanen and Veli Kujala will be the guests of Ulla Pirttijärvi and Ulda. This is a unique opp…

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Inga Söder – Stream Carries, Lunch Concert

24.11.2017 14:00, Ravintola Petronella, Saariselkä

The Rovaniemi-born singer Inga Söder has been on the scene already for ten years, and her CV includ…

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Escape into the Arctic Wilderness

24.11.2017 - 26.11.2017 16:00, Hillagammi, Nuorgam

Join us for a magical weekend in the Hillagammi hideout in the Kaldoaivi Wilderness Area. This weeke…

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Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda, with Mikko Innanen & Veli Kujala Duo

24.11.2017 16:00 - 16:30, Holiday Club Saariselkä, Saariselkä

Mikko Innanen and Veli Kujala will be the guests of Ulla Pirttijärvi and Ulda. This is a unique opp…

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Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda, with Mikko Innanen & Veli Kujala Duo

24.11.2017 17:00 - 17:30, Holiday Club Saariselkä, Saariselkä

Mikko Innanen and Veli Kujala will be the guests of Ulla Pirttijärvi and Ulda. This is a unique opp…

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Naftule’s Band, Dinner Concert

24.11.2017 18:00, Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna, Saariselkä

Naftule is an energetic cocktail of jazz, klezmer, latin and cabaret. Even though based in the Nethe…

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Aurora Chasing with Professional Photographer

24.11.2017 19:00 - 23:59, Hotel Inari, Inari

You already know it: Finnish Lapland is a perfect place to witness the Aurora. But sometimes the wea…

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Inga Söder – Stream Carries, Dinner Concert

24.11.2017 19:00, Ravintola Petronella, Saariselkä

The Rovaniemi-born singer Inga Söder has been on the scene already for ten years, and her CV includ…

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Aurora Borealis Photography Express

24.11.2017 20:00 - 23:59, Ivalo Trek Lapland, Ivalo

On this safari we will drive by car from Ivalo village for "hunting" the Aurora Borealis. Your guide…

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Kenneth Sjöwall’s Dixie Dudes

24.11.2017 22:00, Kalastajan Majatalo, Karigasniemi

Kenneth Sjöwall's Dixie Dudes will perform traditional dixie music in their own fresh way. The Band…

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Mikko Innanen & Veli Kujala Duo

24.11.2017 22:00, Saariselän Kappeli, Saariselkä

Mikko Innanen sparked and interest for province songs whilst working in the residency of the artisti…

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Torvia Tunturissa Afterparty

24.11.2017 22:00, Santa´s Hotel Tunturi, Saariselkä

Already the third Torvia Tunturissa weekend in Saariselkä. Now as a part of Polar Night Jazz progra…

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Kiilopää Cross-country Skiing

25.11.2017 09:00 - 23:30, Suomen Latu Kiilopää, Saariselkä

Kiilopää Cross-country Skiing is a new early season skiing event for skiing enthusiast. For fitnes…

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Joonas Haavisto, piano

25.11.2017 12:00, Saariselän Kappeli, Saariselkä

Jazz pianist Joonas Haavisto who recently joined the highly recognized Steinway Artist-group is perf…

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Naftule’s Band, with Niillas Holmberg and Roope Mäenpää

25.11.2017 13:00 - 13:30, Holiday Club Saariselkä, Saariselkä

What is going to happen when innovators of klezmer-music and ambassarods of sami music will get toge…

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Ape’s Planet – Ape Anttila & Anssi Nykänen & Harri Taittonen, Lunch Concert

25.11.2017 14:00, Ravintola Petronella, Saariselkä

Ape's planet trio goes straight to the point and performs appropriately crazy organ groove for adult…

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Naftule’s Band, with Niillas Holmberg and Roope Mäenpää

25.11.2017 16:00 - 16:30, Holiday Club Saariselkä, Saariselkä

What is going to happen when innovators of klezmer-music and ambassarods of sami music will get toge…

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Naftule’s Band, with Niillas Holmberg and Roope Mäenpää

25.11.2017 17:00 - 17:30, Holiday Club Saariselkä, Saariselkä

What is going to happen when innovators of klezmer-music and ambassarods of sami music will get toge…

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Kenneth Sjöwall’s Dixie Dudes, Dinner Concert

25.11.2017 18:00, Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna, Saariselkä

Kenneth Sjöwall's Dixie Dudes will perform traditional dixie music in their own fresh way. The Band…

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Aurora Chasing with Professional Photographer

25.11.2017 19:00 - 23:59, Hotel Inari, Inari

You already know it: Finnish Lapland is a perfect place to witness the Aurora. But sometimes the wea…

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Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda

25.11.2017 19:00, Saamelaiskulttuurikeskus Sajos, Inari

Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda is a modern Sami music band formed by yoik artist Ulla Pirttijärvi in 2009…

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Ape’s Planet – Ape Anttila & Anssi Nykänen & Harri Taittonen, Dinner Concert

25.11.2017 21:00, Ravintola Kaunispään Huippu, 99830

Ape's planet trio goes straight to the point and performs appropriately crazy organ groove for adult…

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Niillas Holmberg ja Roope Mäenpää

25.11.2017 22:00, Aurora taukotupa, Saariselkä

Arctic folk music in north Sami language. It is born when musician-poet who combines singer&songwrit…

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Torvia Tunturissa Afterparty

25.11.2017 22:00, Santa´s Hotel Tunturi, Saariselkä

Already the third Torvia Tunturissa weekend in Saariselkä. Now as a part of Polar Night Jazz progra…

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Niillas Holmberg Ensemble

26.11.2017 12:00, Saariselän Kappeli, Saariselkä

Arctic folk music in north Sami language. It is born when musician-poet who combines singer&songwrit…

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Aurora Chasing with Professional Photographer

26.11.2017 19:00 - 23:59, Hotel Inari, Inari

You already know it: Finnish Lapland is a perfect place to witness the Aurora. But sometimes the wea…

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Aurora Borealis Photography Express

26.11.2017 20:00 - 23:59, Ivalo Trek Lapland, Ivalo

On this safari we will drive by car from Ivalo village for "hunting" the Aurora Borealis. Your guide…

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