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20 New Northern Lights Trips for 2020

Matt R

Here at The Aurora Zone we think a new decade deserves to be welcomed in with style. That’s why throughout 2019 we worked hard to carefully craft brand new Northern Lights holidays and add new elements to some of our favourite trips. These exciting additions are here to help you tick not just the Aurora from your bucket list, but also some unbelievable Arctic experiences.

So, here are 20 new Northern Lights trips for you to choose from in 2020:

Inari and Nangu - Winter Escape at Lake Inari

We were extremely excited to bring you this trip that combines two of Finland’s renowned Northern Lights destinations. From the breathtaking Inari, with its spectacular main building, to the adults-only Nangu, a stylish retreat in the wilderness.

During your time here you will make the most of the excellent Northern Lights opportunities with several hunts that mostly take place on the expansive Lake Inari. During the day, you’ll experience winter highlights including snowmobiling, a visit to a reindeer farm and dog sledding.

View our holiday to Inari and Nangu here. 


Northern Lights Village Levi - Tailor Made

From the same masterminds that brought us the Northern Lights Village in Saariselkä comes Levi, where you will find yourself in an Aurora Cabin for the duration of your stay. This means that every night you will have the wonderful opportunity to search the skies for the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed.

This tailor-made trip allows you to create your dream winter itinerary by choosing from a variety of Arctic activities.

View our holiday to Northern Lights Village Levi here. 

Apukka Tailor Made

Situated just 15 minutes from Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, yet in its own wilderness surroundings of frozen lakes, snowy landscapes and wintery forests, is the Apukka resort.

With cosy accommodation and the majority of activities starting on site or just over the road, Apukka is a brilliant introduction to the Arctic and its exceptional experiences. This trip has been left free for you to tailor your time as you please - allowing you to experience Finnish Lapland however you please.

View our tailor made holiday to Apukka here. 

Pyhä - Tailor Made

Travel 100kms above the Arctic Circle and to the border of the expansive Pyhä-Luosto National Park for a retreat at the tranquil Sunday Morning Resort.

The beauty of this wilderness resort is that you could simply spend a few days enjoying the hotel’s facilities such as the sauna or hiring cross-country skis and snowshoes in prime Northern Lights territory. Alternatively, the resort also offers exceptional Arctic activities for you to create your dream winter holiday.

View our holiday to Pyhä here.


Rovaniemi - Apukka at Leisure

Back at Apukka, this itinerary has been carefully crafted to make the most of the dark skies with dedicated Aurora hunts taking you further into the wilderness via car and Snowtrain.

Your days have been left free to add on the Arctic activities to suit you. Alternatively, you could make use of the snowshoes, cross-country skis and kick sleds available on site and do some independent exploration.

View our holiday to Apukka, Rovaniemi here. 


Menesjärvi - Aurora Wilderness Week


In just one week in Menesjärvi, you’ll not only experience the best of Finnish Lapland but you’ll also feel right at home as the people here will give you the warmest of welcomes to this cosy accommodation in the wilderness.

Included in your itinerary are dedicated Aurora hunts on snowmobile and snowshoes as well as a special workshop to teach you all you need to know about the Northern Lights. During the day, you’ll experience the best of the wilderness by learning essential outdoor skills, trying your hand at dog sledding and even winter fishing.

View our holidays to Menesjärvi here 


Three Countries Aurora Short Break

When choosing a Northern Lights location Norway, Sweden and Finland all rank highly which is why we designed this break so that you can visit all three!

In Norway, you’ll explore the vibrant city of Tromsø before embarking on a Northern Lights catamaran cruise. In Finland, you will snowmobile to the three country border of Norway, Sweden and Finland before spending an incredible night in a glass igloo - searching the skies from the comfort of your bed. Finally, in Sweden, you’ll end your holiday in style in the epic ICEHOTEL®.

View our three countries Aurora short break here. 


Pyhä - Unwind under the Aurora

Back at Pyhä, this relaxing trip has been designed to allow you to soak up the peaceful surroundings and make the most of the excellent Northern Lights track record.

You’ll learn all about the Auroras during a workshop and the rest of your days have been left free for you to enjoy the tranquillity of the Sunday Morning Resort. As darkness falls, one of your evenings will be spent at Restaurant Tsokka on top of the Kultakero mountain for delicious food and Northern Lights hunting from the terrace. You will also search for the Auroras during an eco-friendly eSled sleigh ride.

View our Pyhä holiday here. 

Pyhä - Glass Igloo Aurora Hideaway Adventure

This trip combines the wonderful serenity of the Sunday Morning Resort with the extraordinary experience of staying in a glass igloo in Pyhä.

Your trip starts with some unbelievable activities including Aurora snowshoeing, ice climbing and dog sledding before finishing your holiday in a glass igloo. Here, you can search for the Northern Lights as you stay cosy in bed and look up through the glass roof.

View our Glass Igloo Holiday to Pyhä here.


Pine Bay Lodge - Aurora Astronomy Tour


Deep in Swedish Lapland sits pristine wilderness, dark skies and the cosy Pine Bay Lodge. It’s this ideal setting that makes an astronomy tour extra special. The professional equipment and the company of experts allows you to scan the starry sky and get an even closer view of the Northern Lights, should conditions be favourable.

During the day you will have plenty of free time and opportunities to explore the surrounding snowy landscape. You could learn more about the culture during a Sámi reindeer experience or try the must-do Arctic activity of dog sledding.

View our holiday to Pine Bay Lodge here. 


Tromsø - Northern Lights City Break

It’s not often that a city break goes hand in hand with natural wonders but in Tromsø, you can get the best of both worlds. Go from exploring the vibrant city to travelling further into the wilderness at a reindeer camp and sailing past the fantastic fjords searching for the Northern Lights during a catamaran cruise.

You have plenty of free time to see the highlights of Tromsø as well as add on any Arctic activities to complete your winter experience such as snowmobiling and dog sledding.

View our holiday to Tromsø here.


Ranua - Northern Lights Short Break

Situated in Finnish Lapland, just below the Arctic Circle line sits Ranua - a peaceful village with beautiful wilderness surroundings and a wildlife park home to an array of Arctic animals.

During this three-night stay, you will have unlimited access to the park with your days kept free to visit the animals whenever you like. As darkness falls, you’ll travel into the surrounding nature and darker skies on snowmobile and horse-drawn sleigh for two memorable Aurora hunts.

View our holiday to Ranua here. 


Tromsø - Winter Auroras and Crystal Lavvos Glamping

This three-night trip is an ideal mix of cultural city life with exceptional back-to-nature experiences. You will spend two nights in the vibrant city of Tromsø and another night in the fantastic Lyngen Alps where a wonderful Crystal Lavvo awaits. Here, you will have a luxurious glamping night under the starry sky and if conditions are favourable, the Northern Lights can be seen from your cosy accommodation.

During your time here in the north you will also experience snowmobiling, a visit to a husky centre and an Aurora Camp.

View our holiday to Tromsø here. 


Torassieppi - Eco-Glamping and Aurora Horse Riding

Journey to the peaceful Finnish wilderness where your holiday gets off to an incredible start as you spend the night in an Aurora Dome. These huge tent-like structures come equipped with a see-through wall allowing you to keep cosy by the fire as you stargaze and search for the Northern Lights.

This five-night trip has been carefully crafted as a tranquil retreat with your days left free except for one which will see you visit the Arctic Elements Lakeside Spa in nearby Jeris. During the evenings, you will continue your search for the Northern Lights in a variety of ways. From sitting around a cosy campfire in the wilderness to a reindeer sleigh ride into the night and an Aurora horse riding adventure.

View our holiday to Torassieppi here. 


Two Country Tour - ICEHOTEL, Fjords and the Arctic Circle Train

Take the Arctic Circle Train from Sweden to Norway on this epic 5-night trip encompassing the best of both countries.

In Sweden, you will spend a night in the world-famous ICEHOTEL®, try your hand at ice sculpting, go dog sledding and search for the Northern Lights as you dine in the wilderness of Swedish Lapland.

After travelling on the exceptionally scenic train ride into Norway, you will take a cable car up to reach a height of 659m for a fantastic Northern Lights vantage point. You will also visit the world’s most northern animal park before learning more about the Sámi culture as you search for the Northern Lights with a local Sámi family.

View our two country holiday here. 


Tromsø Crystal Lavvo Glamping and Arctic Wildlife

Back in the vibrant city of Tromsø and the stunning region of the Lyngen Alps, this trip again encompasses both the cultural centre of Tromsø with its pristine surrounding wilderness with a night glamping in a Crystal Lavvo.

This trip also makes the most of the wonderful wildlife in the area with a guided RIB adventure to see the dramatic and breathtaking scenery as well as spot some of the wildlife which could include seals, seabirds and even whales.

View our holiday to Tromsø here. 


Torassieppi - Lakeside Auroras


This week-long adventure in the remote Finnish wilderness gives you an exceptionally good chance of ticking the Northern Lights off your bucket list.

During your stay, three of your evenings will be spent on dedicated Aurora hunts - on a horse drawn sleigh, around a campfire in the middle of nature and a night glamping in the cosy Aurora Domes with Perspex wall.

The adventures continue in the day with snowmobiles, snowshoes and learning local skills as you ice fish. You will also immerse yourself in the culture with a reindeer experience day and an evening with a Shaman after a visit to the Arctic Elements Lakeside Spa.

View our holiday to Torassieppi here. 


Nangu - Tailor Made

Nangu has long been a favourite with our clients here at The Aurora Zone and with the pristine nature, adults-only boutique hotel and exceptional experiences on offer, it’s no surprise why.

This trip has been left completely free for you to personalise with your dream winter itinerary. New this season, however, is the brilliant opportunity to spend a night in the innovative Aurora Huts. These completely mobile huts allow the expert local team to place them in a prime Northern Lights position based on the forecast for the evening - so that all you have to do is take to the bed and look up in hopes of a display.

View our holiday to Nangu here. 


Harriniva - Aurora Escape

Our Aurora Escape to Harriniva has been a popular trip for years which is why we were thrilled to see this holiday get an extra special touch in the form of the Aurora Snow Train.

This innovative form of travel keeps you warm and cosy in the train carriage as your local expert guide pulls you on their snowmobile, further into the wilderness. The guide will take you to a prime position based on the forecast for the evening to give you the best chances of spotting the Aurora.

View our holiday to Harriniva here. 


Inari - Auroras in the Sámi Heartlands

Inari is another one of our most sought-after destinations. On the shores of the expansive Lake Inari and as the heartland of Sámi culture, we have carefully created an itinerary to give you the full experience of this wonderful location.

From exploring the wilderness on snowmobile and dog sled to immersing yourself in the fascinating Sámi culture with a reindeer experience day and a visit to the Siida museum. At night, you will make the most of the unpolluted skies with two dedicated Aurora hunts.

View our holiday to Inari here. 

Matt Robinson

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