Food was excellentA review of Nellim - Aurora in the Wild by Steve Wilkes30 April 2014
Most enjoyable activity? The husky run and sitting in the pen with the huskies afterwards. Amazing animals, and so well-trained. Least enjoyable activity? The cross-country skiing. No-one's faulty but my own and no hard feelings - I was just rubbish at it :) Comments: reading reviews before going to Nellim, the food at the hotel was down-played - things like "Don't expect a Michelin star" - but the food was genuinely excellent. Simple, healthy, tasty, hearty meals. I've stayed at 5* Hilton Resorts before and the food at the Nellim Wilderness hotel was better :)
I just loved itA review of Harriniva - Northern Lights Quest with Aurora Cabin by Angela Norton30 April 2014
Favourite activity? It’s got to be the snowmobiling. I just loved it. The guide was wonderful, very patient, and worked so the whole group had a great time. The only thing was I wanted to do it for longer! I really can't say there was anything I didn't enjoy.
Exceptional holidayA review of Muotka - Northern Lights Adventure by Richard Flower14 April 2014
This was a wonderful holiday - we were delighted with it in every respect. The accommodation was warm and cosy, and the staff were helpful and friendly. Our guide was excellent and did a very good job adapting the day's agenda to suit us and the weather - this meant that we actually had longer than was originally scheduled for snowmobiling and skiing. The highlights for us were the husky sledding and the Aurora expeditions - we were lucky enough to see the Aurora twice, and the second time was a fantastic display. We had booked an Aurora bubble for our last night and this was an unforgettable experience as we were able to watch the Aurora from within for hours - probably one of the best things we've ever done. Of course it is a matter of luck as to whether you will see the Aurora, but I would say that travelling later in the season, as we did, might give you a better chance of clear skies. This holiday is described as 'very active' - we are both reasonably fit, and I would say that you would have to have at least some level of fitness to handle the cross-country skiing, and have at least some balance to handle the huskies (but this isn't too hard), but we found that we had quite a lot of recovery time during the day so no-one who does at least some regular exercise should find the trip too hard. I would thoroughly recommend it.
We saw the Aurora twiceA review of Muotka - Fellside Auroras by Peter Drummond08 April 2014
Overall an excellent holiday. We saw the Aurora twice, the second time a fantastic display.
Activity guides were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiasticA review of Muotka - Search for the Northern Lights by John & Lilly McAllister08 April 2014
Activity guides were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. (We) Very much enjoyed all activities equally.