Mark McFaul

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Although many people consider February to be one of the worst months of the year, here at The Aurora Zone we tend to disagree! The UK might be cold, wet and a little bit miserable but February in the Arctic Circle is a different matter! Whether it's the chance to try your hand at mushing, explore stunning snow-covered wildernesses or go in search of the Northern Lights, there is plenty to keep you entertained!


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Since graduating from the University of Lincoln in 2009, Niall has been lucky enough to have visited many places considered bucket-list worthy. From backpacking across South America to spending a year living “down under” in Australia.

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#AuroraZoneMoments - January's winner revealed!

Written by Mark McFaul
Wednesday, 12 February 2020

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For most of us January can be a tough month, Christmas has been and gone and the British weather leaves us wanting to wrap up and avoid the cold, wet weather outside. However, January in the Arctic is a different matter! Snow-topped trees, reindeer and the Northern Lights have all combined to make sure that January was another excellent month for our #AuroraZoneMoments competition!


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Chloe Shipsides Muotka 19 AuroraZoneMoments

Although December didn’t provide the white Christmas that many of us in the UK were perhaps hoping for, we are pleased to say that Lapland didn’t not disappoint on that front. In fact, the snow-covered landscapes of Finnish and Swedish Lapland helped make December another brilliant month for our #AuroraZoneMoments competition!


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We’ve got some exciting news! We’ve teamed up with the fantastic Anthropologie to offer you the chance to win the ultimate Christmas gift; a Northern Lights holiday to Inari, Finnish Lapland with us, the original Northern Lights holiday experts – plus a £500 voucher to spend at Anthropologie!


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ICEHOTEL® 2019 is open for winter!

Written by Mark McFaul
Monday, 16 December 2019

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"A Night at the Theatre", art suite designed by Jonathan Green and Marnie Green 

When the first plans for ICEHOTEL® 2019 were revealed in September, we couldn’t wait to see the finished Art Suites. We are pleased to say that thankfully the wait is officially over!


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Nick Nicholas Brown 3 Inari AuroraZoneMoments

Although November was a cold and wet month for most of us in the UK, we are pleased to say that it was another great month for our #AuroraZoneMoments competition!


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Arctic Bath

Written by Mark McFaul
Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Sweden’s reputation for innovative design just keeps growing, and the newest addition to its list of spectacular accommodation doesn’t disappoint.

Arctic Bath is a wellness hotel with an innovative touch. Built to float on the stunning Lule River during the summer and freeze in place throughout the winter, the hotel offers the ultimate peaceful retreat year-round.

Connected by floating walkways, the circular Arctic Bath features three saunas, a spa treatment room, a hot bath, outdoor and indoor showers and two dressing rooms.

As per Nordic tradition, there is also a cold-water bath for guests to take an icy plunge and add to their wellbeing experience.

Guests can choose to stay in one of the six floating cabins or land-based cabins.

On land, you can make use of the huge glass windows to search the skies for the Auroras and in the floating cabins, you can enjoy a brilliant view from your wooden deck outside.

Learn more on our accommodation page here or scroll to find out more about this innovative design.

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Another successful autumn!

Written by Mark McFaul
Wednesday, 13 November 2019

17.09.19 Aurora Camp on the Border 13 of 22 RESIZED Credit Tijn Van Blokland

If you have kept track of any of our previous blogs, you will probably be aware that here at The Aurora Zone we love autumn! Despite your reservations, there is a very good reason for the fact we regularly try to convince anyone that will listen that autumn is an excellent time to visit the Arctic Circle – namely the Northern Lights viewing potential!


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#AuroraZoneMoments - October's winner revealed!

Written by Mark McFaul
Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Tracey Roy Cooper 7 Wilderness Hotel Inari Autumn Lights over Lake Inari AuroraZoneMoments

October might have brought darker nights and plenty of rain to the UK but it also brought us some brilliant entries for the second month of our #AuroraZoneMoments competition!


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