Finland

Searching for the Northern Lights

Highlights

Beautiful winter landscapes - Reindeers, snowmobiles and huskies - Small boutique hotel - Northern Lights viewing

Introduction

From the idyllic village of Luosto, experience Lapland and all of it attractions on this wonderful short winter break complete with snowmobiling, dog sledding and northern lights viewing opportunities.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Rovaniemi, transfer to hotel
Day 2. Reindeer experience and evening aurora snowmobile safari
Day 3. Husky dog sledding safari
Day 4. Depart Finland to the UK
Extra days with or without activities can be added

Cost

From £1265 per person

Departure Dates

From December to April

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Description

This exceptional short break offers great opportunities for seeing the Northern Lights. Hospitality is first class and you will enjoy the quiet village atmosphere deep inside the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland.

Day 1 Depart UK - Arrive Rovaniemi
Fly from London Heathrow or Manchester to Rovaniemi via Helsinki and transfer to the Hotel Aurora in Luosto.

After settling into your room, head down to the dining room where a delightful 3 course dinner will be served. There will be time later to dress up warm and venture out after dark in search of the northern lights before returning to the warmth of your own personal sauna in your room.

Luosto is a small village located about 100km north of the Arctic Circle and Rovaniemi airport. An area of natural beauty with a peaceful environment set close to a National Park, Luosto is famous for its charming logwood cabins built in a traditional style. For those looking for an extra day or two in the north then ice-fishing, snowshoeing and other activities can be arranged or you can enjoy the nearby downhill ski areas.

Day 2 Discover Lapland
After a lazy morning discovering the delights of Luosto, you will learn about life as a reindeer herder in Lapland this afternoon with a visit to a nearby reindeer farm. Enjoy a memorable sleigh ride through the snowy forests before warming up with hot coffee and buns around the fire.

Back at the hotel there is a little time to relax before an early dinner. Then it's back into your arctic suits to hit the snowmobile trails after dark.

Journey through snow laden forests and across frozen lakes as you are guided through the dark to an ideal spot to seek out the northern lights. Sip warm berry juice around the campfire as you learn a little more about Lapland and the legends that surround the aurora, keeping one eye on the dark night skies with your fingers crossed for some magical displays.

Day 3 Husky Safari
Become a musher for the day on a memorable dog sled safari. After meeting the dogs and some valuable tuition you will set off, 2 persons per sled, on a tour crossing forests and lakes, taking turns at the helm. Speeding along the trails in almost total silence is a truly wonderful feeling that brings smiles to the faces of young and old. Stops will be made along the way for lunch and hot drinks, allowing you to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Day 4 Depart Finland
Your adventure has come to an end today so after a lazy breakfast and maybe one last walk in the village it' time to transfer back to the airport for your flight home.

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This is just an example of possibilities available for trips to this area and the description here is based on travel from Friday to Monday. Other days of departure are possible although the itinerary may vary.
Price is based on 2 persons travelling and sharing a room and is dependent on travel dates and length of stay. Please contact us for more specific pricing.

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