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With a passion for adventure, we want to show you magnificent nature and wilderness beyond the ordinary. Our approach allows us to discover and to photograph the most amazing wildlife and sceneries Lapland has to offer. In the middle of distant sceneries and amazing northern lights you will feel and breathe the true spirit of the Arctic.

Summer 2017

On our summer photography tours you will experience the unique phenomenon of Midnight sun, explore the Arctic wilderness and photograph the amazing landscapes and views Lapland has to offer.

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Autumn 2017

Autumn in Lapland offers wonderful chances for photography as the beautiful colors are surrounding us everywhere. On our Autumn photography tours you will experience the Arctic nature on its most colorful form and witness the start of the Northern Lights season!

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Winter 2017 – 2018

Winter photography tours & expeditions offers you a chance to experience the best of the Arctic nature and to witness magnificent Northern Lights.

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Arctic winter and photography

Our photography expeditions and tours are designed for photographers of all levels. Whether you are skilled photographer or just a beginner, our team will lead you to best locations and show you the most awe-inspiring views and landscapes. We want to help you to take your photography skills to next level and to offer you a chance to take the most memorable pictures during your stay here in Lapland.

  • Winter jacket – Down jacket recommended
  • Ski pants – Wind and water proof
  • Fleece jacket or sweater – Top clothing layer
  • Thermal underwear – Bottom clothing layer, wool is recommended
  • Ski gloves / mittens – Thick enough to keep your hands warm at all times
  • Light woolly gloves – For handling the camera
  • Winter boots – Warm and insulated, water proof
  • Socks – Woolly socks recommended
  • Thermal neck warmer – Helps you keep warm
  • Ski hat – Should fully cover you head and ears
  • Balaclava – Helps you keep warm in windy or extremely cold conditions

It is your responsibility to have enough winter clothing with you to keep warm while we are on expedition. However, we can provide you with warm overalls and insulated winter boots if you don’t have these with you. Sometimes we operate in temperatures as low as -25 to -30 degrees Celsius, so it is very important that you bring enough clothing with you. In these temperatures proper clothing is a matter of safety!

  • Your own DSLR- camera – Pocket camera will do fine in nature photography
  • Lenses – Wide angle lens for Auroras, normal and zoom lenses for landscapes (aperture of f2.8 – 3.5 and 14-24mm recommended in Aurora photography)
  • Tripod – Stable and easily adjustable
  • Extra batteries – It is cold here and batteries won’t last very long
  • Memory card – at least 8gb card recommended
  • Camera bag – You need to carry your own equipment during our expeditions
On every expedition and tour, we will provide you with following equipment:

  • Snowshoes & trekking poles
  • Head torch
  • Warm overalls (if needed)
  • Warm winter boots (if needed)

Meet our Team

Juho in Alps

Juho Uutela
Expedition guide & CEO

Juho is a true explorer who is always seeking for the next adventure. With more than a decade of experience in demanding hikes, mountain climbs and remote destinations around the world, Juho wanted to combine the explorer’s spirit with his passion for photography. Beyond Arctic was born. “Photography is a core activity in all of our expeditions and tours. Trying to capture the essence of the Arctic nature enhances the experience of being there. Step by step, frame by frame. No rush, no strict schedules – our focus is on the adventure.”

Annika and Inari sunset

Annika Uurtamo,
Sales & reservations

Annika is a warm-hearted professional with more than 10 years of work experience in the travel industry. As the head of our sales & reservations, she will help you choose the best activities during your stay in Rovaniemi. For Annika, the most important part of a perfect nature experience is being one with the nature with all five senses open. It is her devotion to ensure that your nature experience is also something truly spectacular. Annika is always out there to help you make the best out of your holiday.

Juho and Inari lake

Juho Uurtamo,
Expedition guide

Another one of our expedition guides, also called Juho, he is a passionate photographer and an outdoor enthusiast. Born and raised hundreds of kilometers above the Arctic circle, Juho is in his natural habitat out in the Arctic wilderness. With his extensive knowledge of Lapland, Juho takes you safely to the best locations for Northern Lights hunting and ice fishing. Juho is an easy-going person with an unsatisfiable thirst for new experiences. His indomitable spirit as an expedition guide is guaranteed to create unforgettable moments out in the Arctic nature.

Guest stories

You and the other Juho made our trip to Finland so etched in our memory, a life changing experience. Thank you again and wish you and Beyond Arctic the very very best.
Vanita
Unique shining natural show of a lifetime with excellent crew! Highly recommended to everyone! Expertise, passion and professional equipment discovering the best Aurora ever seen!!!
Giuseppe
Absolutely loved the fantastic personal experience. They are really experts in finding the Aurora Borealis and also the photography of the lights!
Jerry
Perfect experience in Lapland! Our guide drove us 6 hours to catch the aurora. We went 4 places with nice spot of aurora. Highly recommended! If you want to see the aurora in Lapland, you should not miss the experience with Beyond Arctic!
Coco
Absolutely amazing!!! Thank you so much. You made our day extra special!
Sawan
It was great! Kept us warm and excited, helped with photo-taking, and we got a good show (: Thanks for a wonderful time!
Vanessa
Perfect Trip. Perfect Aurora. Perfect Guides. We want to do it again!
Armin & Kyoko
Very impressed with the guide and the service. Our guide customized the plan to fit our need and fitness level. It was a new wonderful experience for my family. I would recommend this tour to anyone!
Supanee
As I expected from all the reviews, the tour was personable, organised and amazing. The tour exceeded expectations and I will recommend highly to others!
Tina
Really great, we loved the quietness and the beauty of the place, the lunch around the campfire; we had a wonderfull light in the morning, the guide was really nice, we loved this tour.
Catherine
I went on valentines day tour as was highly impressed with Juhos knowledge and professionalism. Really glad I chose this tour you guys are great and I would highly recommend to others. Thanks!
Emily
I would like to say massive thank you to you guys. We went for 2 trips, Northern Lights and Into the wild trip to see the Lapish nature. Both trips were fantastic, starting from the group leaders who are so nice. I will recommend you to every single person who will come to Lapland for holiday. Thank you!
Dawid

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Phone: +358 50 323 1090
Email: contact@beyondarctic.com
Beyond Arctic Oy
VAT: FI27632702
Rovaniemi, Finland

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