Mark McFaul

Travelling after Brexit

Written by Mark McFaul
Thursday, 28 February 2019
Mark McFaul

Brexit Peace of Mind

Written by Mark McFaul
Thursday, 28 February 2019

Peace of mind for your holiday

We appreciate that Brexit uncertainty has led to some concerns amongst those planning a holiday. However, we want to reassure our guests, that no matter what happens, once you have booked your holiday with us, the cost will not increase as a result of Brexit, even if we incur additional charges.

How will Brexit impact my travel plans?

The UK is set to leave the EU on the 31st January and it now looks likely that the country will enter a transition period until 31st December 2020. If the transition period comes into effect, there will be no immediate change to travel after the 31st January. You will not need to worry about your EHIC card, you will not need to have 6 months validity left on your British passport. Essentially, things will continue exactly as they have been and ABTA have recently changed their travel advice to reflect this.

However, until the UK and EU have both voted to confirm that the UK will leave as planned on the 31st January (the EU will not do so until 29th January 2020), passengers do need to be aware of what the situation may be should the vote not be agreed by the EU. 

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Kirsty Wood

Levi Resort

Written by Kirsty Wood
Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Levi Resort

From the innovative creators of the Northern Lights Village in Saariselkä, comes the fantastic Levi Resort.

Located 16km from Levi centre and featuring 40 Aurora Cabins, the village has been designed to give you a truly memorable stay during your winter holiday to Finnish Lapland and the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

These glass-roofed cabins will give you clear views of the night sky right from the comfort of your bed. What better way to search for the Northern Lights than while you’re wrapped up warm in your duvet looking up at the sky in an Aurora Cabin?

Levi sits in the far north of Finland, high above the Arctic Circle putting it well within the Aurora Zone. This means that it has great Northern Lights viewing potential and with their glass roofs, these Aurora Cabins certainly make the most of it.

Learn more about the resort below or click here to view our holidays to Levi.

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Kirsty Wood

Aurora 360 Cabin

Written by Kirsty Wood
Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Dedicated Aurora accommodation

We’re thrilled to introduce the innovative design in Aurora accommodation from the Apukka Resort in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland; the Aurora 360 Cabin.

You’ll be nice and cosy inside the wonderful two-tiered cabin. It comes equipped with electric fireplace and a panoramic glass roof right above your bed for 360o views of the Arctic sky.

Sleeping under a starry sky is enticing enough but with the prospect of seeing the Northern Lights dance above you as you lay in bed, this experience becomes unmissable.

This exclusive accommodation is only available at the Apukka Resort and is a wonderful addition to your Northern Lights holiday. Whether you are looking for a relaxing retreat in the wilderness or you want to take on some adventurous Arctic activities, we offer many different trips to Apukka.

Click here to view all Apukka Resort holidays or scroll down to learn more about the fantastic Aurora 360 Cabin.

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Kirsty Wood

A Pietikäinen

Many people associate the Northern Lights with the cold depths of winter, and though we have seen some excellent displays come out of our Aurora Zone destinations this season, we’re also extremely excited to see what March will bring.

Laura Gay

The Sámi People

Written by Laura Gay
Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Who are the Sámi people?

The Sámi people are the only indigenous people of the European Union and are one of the oldest living cultures.

They have been surviving the harsh conditions of Sami Land (also known as Lapland) for thousands of years so it’s no surprise that they’re known for their close connection to the land.

Sami country (Sápmi) and where the Sámi people live now is in Northern parts of Norway, Finland, Sweden and parts of Russia. The total population is estimated at 80,000 to 100,000 people.

During many of our Northern Lights holidays, we offer experiences to give you an authentic insight into this fascinating culture. From visiting the Sámi Siida museum to spending time with a local family as they teach you all about reindeer herding, there are plenty of ways for you to learn all about the Sámi life.

Learn more about the Sámi culture below.

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Andy Marshall

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