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Top 5 ways to search for the Northern Lights at Apukka

Apukka Northern Lights 1 Credit Apukka Resort

Tucked away from the city lights but only a short drive from Rovaniemi airport sits our newest Aurora Zone destination, the Apukka Aurora Borealis Resort.

This delightful hotel has been added to our range of fantastic Northern Lights destinations for several reasons. Firstly, its position in the Arctic puts it right in the Aurora Zone, giving it amazing Northern Lights viewing potential. The second reason is that we think there’s more to Aurora hunting than simply staring up at the night sky, and our local experts at The Apukka Resort agree!

What makes this destination so special is the innovative ways they help you search for the dancing green lights of the Aurora. Our Aurora Experts have tried and tested all of our Northern Lights activities and now we’re bringing you our top 5:

  1. Northern Lights Snowtrain

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The Snowtrain is a form of transport you won’t find anywhere else. Sitting in a cosy carriage pulled via snowmobile, you’ll glide through the snowy wilderness as you hunt for the Northern Lights.

As cloud cover can be the biggest enemy on your night-time adventure, the Snowtrain gives you the advantage by enabling you to outrun it.

The expert guides leading the tour all know the area well and have a good knowledge of the Aurora too. This means you can ask them any questions you have and get help with your camera settings to make sure you capture the special moment for yourself.

Completely unique to The Apukka Resort, the Snowtrain is another opportunity to add to your winter holiday bucket list.

  1. Aurora Sauna Wagon

Sauna Credit Apukka Resort

Saunas are a big part of Finnish culture and what better way to get stuck into one of Finland’s most popular pastimes and enjoy some amazing surroundings than in an Aurora Sauna Wagon?

These mobile saunas can be placed anywhere, from your doorstep to the middle of the snowy landscape. Meaning that you can take your relaxing sauna experience and your Aurora hunt anywhere you like!

  1. Aurora Wagon

Aurora Wagon 1 Credit Apukka Resort

Mobility is an important factor in Aurora hunting that can help you outrun cloud cover and reach unique vantage points.

An Aurora Wagon uses this to its advantage, giving you the opportunity to be transported to a private spot of your choice and enjoy a really personal Northern Lights experience. What’s more, the panorama window gives you an open view of the night sky and hopefully, the Northern Lights.

Choose from the vast wilderness surroundings of the Apukka Resort, including the frozen lake, for a Northern Lights hunt right from the comfort of your own bed.  

  1. Aurora Cabin

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The Apukka Resort’s location in the Aurora Zone means just stepping out into the night gives you a chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

However, a stay in one of the resort’s comfortable Aurora Cabins means you won’t even have to leave your accommodation and worry about getting changed in the middle of the night!

Equipped with a heated glass roof, you’ll be able to see the dark skies at all times and if conditions are right, the Northern Lights may be dancing right above your bed for a truly magical evening.  

  1. Ice Cabin

Ice Cabin Credit Apukka Resort

Though a night in an Ice Cabin isn’t technically an Aurora hunting activity, you’ll still be in prime Northern Lights viewing territory. Plus, is there a more fitting way to complete your winter break than with a night in a structure made entirely of ice?

Despite its appearance, you’ll stay warm with your thermal sleeping bag and cosy bedding. The ice also gives off some of the freshest air you will ever breathe.

The Apukka resort specialises in ice log building so it’s the perfect way to see everything on offer here and round off your special holiday in style!


Here at The Aurora Zone we’re passionate about giving you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. That’s why we’re proud to add the Apukka Resort to our Aurora destinations to give you more options for your winter holiday.

What’s more, our holiday locations are all tried and tested by us so we know you’ll love these destinations too. Get in touch with one of our Aurora Experts today on 01670 785 012 to discuss the Apukka Resort or any of our Aurora Zone holiday destinations.

Image credit: Apukka Resort

Read 2498 times Last modified on Friday, 07 May 2021

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