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6 days
Embark on a bucket-list escape with like-minded travellers on this fully-escorted guided tour of northern Finland. The dark skies are perfect for stargazing and searching for the Northern Lights. We’ve included an Aurora workshop, an Aurora hunt by car, plus two evenings of sky-watching at a secluded Aurora Camp so that you can enjoy the beautiful skies of the far north. Day-time activities include a husky safari, snowmobile safari and a winter walk to a snow-covered beauty spot. And the best bit? You don’t need to research, plan, or organise a single aspect. Our knowledgeable Travel Experts have hand-picked quality wilderness hotels, superb activities and designed a well-balanced itinerary to offer you a stress-free and rewarding holiday.  
5 days
The Northern Lights Village Resort’s newest addition, Pyhä, is the epitome of the ultimate Finnish vacation. With majestic, wintry scenery in abundance and an extensive offering of exciting activities, Pyhä promises to guarantee guests an unforgettable Nordic escape.
4 days
Escape the winter crowds during this 3-night autumn break to breathtaking Finnish Lapland. Jeris is a wilderness region away from light pollution and with an excellent Aurora track record. During autumn, you may see the Northern Lights reflect off the unfrozen Lake Jerisjärvi.
5 days
Escape to the wilderness of Finnish Lapland on this activity-filled, 4-night break to Wilderness Hotel Nangu. This adults-only (16+) hotel positions you in a remote destination, ideal for searching for the Northern Lights. You will also experience snowmobiling, a husky safari and reindeer farm visit and two Aurora camps. If you were to close your eyes and think of the perfect winter setting, what would you visualise? A snow-carpeted landscape, a location that feels almost in the middle of nowhere, warming hot drinks, toasty open fires, and cosy log buildings? If you spend a winter break at Wilderness Hotel Nangu, this idyll will be converted into reality... Wilderness Hotel Nangu sits on the remote southern shores of Lake Inari, perfectly positioned in a wintry haven that offers the ideal combination of relaxation, activities and Northern Lights viewpoints. Our four-night itinerary includes all of this, as we have rolled all the best activities into just three days. There's time to enjoy your accommodation in between, and three Northern Lights hunts in the evenings. By day, you will find yourself speeding over the frozen expanse of Lake Inari by snowmobile and guiding your own team of huskies, as well as visiting a local reindeer farm. By night, you will, of course, be on the lookout for the Aurora Borealis. Twice you'll travel by snowmobile-pulled sleigh as you venture towards a dedicated Aurora Camp, where a warming campfire waits for you. The third will be by snowmobile, so you can search further afield, hopefully escaping any localised cloud cover that might obscure the dazzling colours and formations of the lights. Your base for the duration is owned by, Jouko and Mari, who already oversee three of our most popular hotels which are in North East Lapland. We've worked with them for years and we know that they have been desperate to make their boutique hotel dreams a reality. Hotel Nangu was newly renovated in 2017, and offers elegant rooms, with the option to upgrade to superior rooms with panoramic windows. Not only does the hotel offer ultimate comfort, but it is open to adults only (16+) over winter for added tranquillity. So, make a dream a reality this year and experience a winter that you thought only your imagination could conjure up. Please note if you are travelling over New Year, you will enjoy a festive dinner and celebrations on the 31st of December.
8 days
This really is it, the ultimate Northern Lights grand tour! Combining unique highlights of Sweden, Finland and Norway, this 7-night holiday allows you to tick off a huge array of bucket-list experiences. A night at the ICEHOTEL®, dog sledding, snowmobiling, glass-roofed accommodation, and searching for the Northern Lights in unforgettable locations are just some of the experiences you’ll have.

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The Aurora Zone is the UK's only holiday brand solely dedicated to sharing Mother Nature's greatest wonder. The Solar Cycle Maximum is occurring right now which makes the 2024/25 Aurora season set to be the best yet. During this peak, we see an increased number of sunspots on the Sun which in turn release more solar flares and coronal mass ejections that generate spectacular displays of the northern lights in the Aurora Zone. This upcoming aurora season is your best chance of seeing the magical Aurora Borealis. Choose your destination below…

Customer Reviews

We had the best time and made amazing memories!

The whole holiday was absolutely amazing! The accommodation was fantastic, the activities were brilliant with excellent guides. Everyone was very helpful. We had the best time and made amazing memories!
- by Tracy Fletcher

On our last night, we watched the northern lights from our bed for 2 hours

The 10km husky safari was tops, the guide was great and the dogs were amazing & happy. The ride through the forest was magical. It was cold -30 but the sun was out and it was crystal clear. Then the sky view suite did not disappoint. On our last night, we watched the northern lights from our bed for 2 hours Thank you this was a bucket list trip for me and I loved every minute
- by Zoe Herbert

Everything was amazing!

Everything was amazing! The experiences, the staff, the location & the accommodation were all superb. From arriving at the airport to leaving, we cannot fault anything of this great experience.
- by Alan Scott

We loved it so much

The most memorable part of the holiday was the silence & snow. We have been recommending friends and family to go and do something similar because we loved it so much. The hotel staff were fantastic - reception, restaurant, sauna and massage all excellent to a person.
- by Anna Bradley

Saw the Northern Lights on 3 nights !!

Saw the Northern Lights on 3 nights !! Husky safari and Reindeer sleigh ride were great. Our favourite experience was the snowmobile because we saw the Northern Lights, but loved Husky Safari too. It was one of the best breaks we have ever had !!
- by Carole Cope

Loved all aspects of the holiday

We enjoyed the husky sledding and visit to the Reindeer farm. Loved all aspects of the holiday. We had a fantastic time even though we didn't get to see the Northern Lights, but that is beyond your control. This was our first holiday of this type and we really enjoyed all of it. It will go down as one of our best holiday's ever! I would definitely recommend The Aurora Zone and the Wilderness Hotel to friends and family.
- by Frances James

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The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with our clients. We’ve explored the destinations, researched the science, and fallen in love with the Scandinavian way of life. It’s our mission to pass this knowledge on to you, providing you with the very best chance of experiencing the magic for yourself on your Northern Lights holiday.

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