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Joanna Robertson

#AuroraZoneMoments - October's winner revealed!

Written by Joanna Robertson
Wednesday, 06 November 2019

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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!


Joanna Robertson

Top 10 tips for Sauna beginners

Written by Joanna Robertson
Thursday, 31 October 2019

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There is nothing more Finnish than a sauna and because of this, all of us here at The Aurora Zone are particularly excited by the brand-new Arctic Elements Lakeside Spa at Jeris in Finnish Lapland! Pronounced ‘Sow-na’, the word literally means ‘a small building for bathing’, and is the only Finnish word to have made it into the everyday English lexicon. Some Finns believe the sauna is such an integral part of their culture that in order to understand Finland and its people, you simply have to experience it.


Joanna Robertson

Don’t let those post-Christmas blues get you down!

Written by Joanna Robertson
Tuesday, 22 October 2019

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Here at The Aurora Zone it is fair to say that we love Christmas! In fact, as the snow has started to fall in Finnish Lapland over the past few days, many of us in the office have begun our countdowns in preparation of the big day.

However, despite being a great time to celebrate with friends and family, it always seems to be over far too quickly, leaving many of us trying to fight off the dreaded post-Christmas blues as we amble back into work after enjoying food, drink and plenty of festivities!


Joanna Robertson

#AuroraZoneMoments - September's winner revealed!

Written by Joanna Robertson
Wednesday, 16 October 2019

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Here at The Aurora Zone, we absolutely love seeing our clients’ images from their Northern Lights adventures with us. Whether they are searching for the Aurora on the back of a snowmobile, trying their hand at mushing on a dog sledding safari or simply taking in the stunning Arctic scenery, we couldn’t be happier than when we see our clients ticking off some incredible experiences from their bucket lists!


Joanna Robertson

#AuroraZoneMoments Explained

Written by Joanna Robertson
Tuesday, 15 October 2019

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If you’re travelling with us this Northern Lights season, we want to make sure you know all about our #AuroraZoneMoments competition so you don’t miss out on the chance to win a £50 John Lewis voucher! 


Joanna Robertson

Good news! The plans for ICEHOTEL® 2019 have been revealed!

Written by Joanna Robertson
Thursday, 05 September 2019

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

Summer may be over but there is plenty to get excited about as winter gets ever nearer. Not only has the Northern Lights season officially started but equally as exciting is the fact that Sweden’s world-famous ICEHOTEL® has released its plans for what this year’s hotel has to offer as they celebrate their 30th birthday!


Ali Mclean

Northern Lights update: how is the autumn season looking?

Written by Ali Mclean
Wednesday, 04 September 2019

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If you’ve been following our blogs, you’ll know that we’ve been banging on about Coronal Holes and Equinox Cracks for months now, hopefully with good reason.


Ali Mclean

Here we go! The new Aurora hunting season has begun.

Written by Ali Mclean
Friday, 23 August 2019

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For the last three months, Aurora hunters have been at a loose end while the 24-hour daylight of the Midnight Sun renders the Northern Lights invisible. Last night, the wait ended as the first Aurora of the 2019/20 season graced the skies of North East Finland.


Alex Charlton

Trendsetter: Forest Holidays in Scandinavia!

Written by Alex Charlton
Friday, 09 August 2019

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Forest holidays have been getting a lot of airtime recently, becoming a trending travel search term on Google and go-to way to describe leafy dwellings. In essence, a forest holiday is an escape away from the hustle and bustle of your hectic lifestyle and lands you in the wilderness to help you reconnect with yourself whilst enjoying some fresh air and much-needed quiet time!


Allan Cooper

How to cure ‘Nomophobia’!

Written by Allan Cooper
Friday, 09 August 2019

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Nomophobia is the fear of being without or being unable to use one's mobile phone. If you find yourself constantly attached to your phone, forever scrolling your social media feeds, or have an irrational fear of your battery level dropping below 20% - you’re in need of a detox!


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