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Four short Lapland breaks to get you in the festive mood

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With the darker nights and crisper temperatures rolling in, we can feel that Christmas is on its way. You may have begun present shopping already or even started hanging the decorations up, but here at The Aurora Zone, we think the best way to get in the festive mood is to travel to a snowy wonderland where Arctic activities and Northern Lights experiences await.

In our opinion, we can think of no better location to get into the festive spirit than Lapland. We’re not talking about commercial Father Christmas visits or tacky lights, instead, we mean the pristine snowy conditions of Christmas card-esque landscapes, cosy log fires and unforgettable experiences.

So, let Christmas come early and celebrate the season with a short festive break. Take a look…

Muotka Fellside Auroras

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Spending three nights amongst the snow-laden forests and rolling fells of Finnish Lapland is sure to get you feeling festive. Muotka’s location doesn’t just lend itself as a pretty and Christmassy destination, it’s also in prime Aurora territory meaning your short break could be topped off with a Northern Lights display.

This itinerary includes dedicated Aurora activities to help maximise your chances of ticking the phenomenon off your bucket list. As well as this, you’ll also enjoy key winter experiences such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and a reindeer safari.

Departures available Thursday 12 Dec 2019 to Sunday 15 Dec 2019 or Thursday 19 Dec 2019 to Sunday 22 Dec 2019. Click here to view the holiday.

 

Nellim Wilderness Weekend

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During the winter, Nellim’s remote wilderness surroundings welcome a huge downpour of snow to transform it into the frozen wonderland you’d expect for a festive break.

This itinerary has been crafted to keep your days free for you to fill with the experiences that suit you. You could add on adventurous snow-based activities such as dog sledding or take a gentle snowshoe hike to explore more of the pristine wilderness.

As night falls, your itinerary becomes full of dedicated Aurora activities to make the most of your brilliant Northern Lights location. You will head out into the dark night via sleigh and minibus to reach prime viewing spots where hopefully, a display will be waiting.

Departures available Thursday 12 Dec 2019 to Sunday 15 Dec 2019 or Thursday 19 Dec 2019 to Sunday 22 Dec 2019. Click here to view the holiday.

 

Wilderness Hotel Inari Active Aurora Short Break

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Situated in the heart of Finnish Lapland on the edge of one of the largest lakes in Finland which freezes solid during the winter months, Inari is the ideal place to get into the festive mood.

This itinerary proves that a short break most certainly doesn’t have to be short on experiences. During the day, you will get the opportunity to visit a reindeer farm, embark on a snowmobile adventure and go dog sledding. As darkness falls, you will hunt for the Northern Lights on snowshoes as well as visit an Aurora Camp - a prime lookout location to search the skies.

Departures available Thursday 12 Dec 2019 to Sunday 15 Dec 2019 or Thursday 19 Dec 2019 to Sunday 22 Dec 2019. Click here to view the holiday.

 

Nangu Northern Light Short Break

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This short break to Nangu is ideal for those wanting to make the most of the snowy surroundings of Finnish Lapland. Though the Christmas card-worthy landscapes are stunning to admire, we think there’s more fun to be had during snow-based activities such as dog sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling - all included in this itinerary.

Nangu’s location is also hailed as a top Northern Lights destination, so this trip includes two dedicated searches to maximise your chance of seeing the skies light up with the swirling green of the Aurora Borealis.

Departures available Thursday 12 Dec 2019 to Sunday 15 Dec 2019 or Thursday 19 Dec 2019 to Sunday 22 Dec 2019. Click here to view the holiday.


Image credit: Matt Robinson & Markku Inkila

Read 507 times Last modified on Wednesday, 11 December 2019

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