We had a great timeA review of The Northern Lights at New Year by Katherine Phillips30 December 2016
The Northern Lights Super jeep tour was cold, clear and beautiful - the guide, Clemmie, was great - friendly helpful and knowledgeable and the lights came out to play. We had a great time.
One of our best holidays ever...A review of Muotka - Northern Lights Adventure at New Year by Gillian and Paul Miles29 December 2016
This was one of our best holidays ever - and we travel a lot! To be 56 and trying new things for the first time was amazing, and to see the Aurora every night was fantastic. It is an active holiday, but even though I am not very fit, I could keep up with the younger people. We loved the Aurora Camp. I particularly enjoyed the husky ride and my husband enjoyed the cross-country skiing. Neither of had skied before and to be honest I was scared even before I put on the skis, but with the encouragement of the guides I was able to participate. I would certainly do cross-country skiing again. The staff at Muotka, including the wonderful guides (especially the Finnish ladies who took us snowshoeing and skiing and Pim who also took us snowshoeing, were notably fantastic). Nina the manager did everything to make everybody’s stay perfect. The location is beautiful and you really feel part of the nature there. We will be back and this time with the grown up kids!
Roasting marshmallows on New Year's Eve!A review of Muotka - Northern Lights Adventure at New Year by Avantika Kapur & Danish Haider29 December 2016
We most enjoyed watching the Aurora at the Muotka Lodge Aurora camp and roasting marshmallows there on New Year's Eve. Cross-country skiing - it was great to try something new with such supportive guides.
New Year in InariA review of Inari - Aurora in the Sámi Heartlands at New Year by Timothy and Lesley Green28 December 2016
Hard to choose (a most enjoyable activity) - enjoyed them all. Probably found the husky driving the best overall but surprised at how much I liked the cross-country skiing.
Fabulous holiday. Thanks for everythingA review of Inari – Auroras in the Sami Heartlands by Timothy and Lesley Green28 December 2016
Having left it late to book anything for New Year, I expected the best stuff to have gone. We got a choice of holidays though and picked Inari. If this is what was left, I can't imagine what the others were like! It has to be said that we were very lucky with the weather. It was mild (for Northern Finland) in that I don't think it went below minus ten whereas minus twenty would be more typical. The accommodation was great but we were so busy being active that I only got to try the sauna once. Wouldn't advise missing the museum, though - a great guide to the area and people. The activities were superb. The basics were good but always had little extras like the picnics, drinks, snacks etc. Again, we had great weather with snow only when driving the huskies and a clear evening for the snowshoeing. Our guides were outstanding. As for the Aurora, that just got better and better. First night on the snowshoes was clear and gave us all time to sort out our cameras. The second night was thick cloud and we were giving up when the skies cleared and we had a display. Home by midnight! Finally, New Year's Eve was cloudy and an abortive bus safari was disappointing. Back at the hotel, between first and second courses it appeared and then reserved its best for a minute after midnight! The rest of the group were cosmopolitan to say the least, and great company. Fabulous holiday. Thanks for everything.