Customer Reviews

  • We saw the Northern Lights on each night of our visit

    A review of Menesjärvi - New Year Wilderness Auroras by The Shillibier Family
    28 December 2016

    Seeing the Northern Lights on each night of our visit....unforgettable...New Year's Eve Party Celebrations very, very good. Husky safari.......superb. You mustn’t under-estimate the input and contributions made by Anna and Timo, all the guides, the house staff and everyone....and the reindeer herder and the husky guides...and the dogs themselves?...these very good people (and dogs) make the
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    holiday very special.
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  • Fantastic holiday - one I will remember forever

    A review of Muotka - New Year Search for the Northern Lights by The Forth Family
    26 December 2016

    Fantastic holiday - one I will remember forever. As soon as you arrive it's liked you stepped through the wardrobe into Narina, Snow is glistening and sparkling, just wonderful. The highlight was seeing the Aurora on New Year's Eve. Staff (Nina, Jonathan, PIm, Petra, Sami, Renita) were excellent, very knowledgeable about the local area and showed a real enthusiasm for what they do. They made the
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    activities fun and enjoyable. The food was amazing and nothing was ever too much trouble the chefs were so helpful and couldn't do enough to help me as I have a nut allergy.The major highlight being the snowshoeing on New Years Day - just incredible especially seeing the sun rise through the trees. There is also the option to do extra activities if you want - they will organise anything for you. The major highlight being the snowshoeing on New Years Day - just incredible especially seeing the sun rise through the trees. There is also the option to do extra activities if you want - they will organise anything for you. Huge thanks to all the staff for such an amazing trip one I won't forget.I would love to return to this magical place.
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  • One of the best holidays of our lives

    A review of Nellim - New Year Aurora in the Wild by Morag Egan and family
    26 December 2016

    I went with family members to celebrate my 60th birthday at Nellim and we all had one of the best holidays of our lives. From the start, the admin and booking procedures were very efficiently handled and all queries were answered promptly. The amount of information on the website was superb and answered most questions. Once in Nellim, we were looked after exceedingly well by hotel staff, guides
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    and the tour rep. Nothing was too much trouble. The hotel was a good size and there was never far to walk to facilities. The food was excellent and we all ate far too much, especially the outstanding salmon on New Year's Eve. This was made into a special occasion with fireworks and sparkling wine on the hotel lake. The activities were truly enjoyable and the guides showed great knowledge of Finnish culture and history as well as of the local wildlife. We were made to feel very special by them and they were very encouraging. They all had a great sense of humour and all activities were conducted at a pace to suit the party. Lunch cooked over a fire in the middle of nowhere in sub-zero temperatures was always a bonus together with sipping hot berry juice. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment which provided a kitchen and lounge in which to relax in our spare time - we were glad of this for our party of four. Saying this, the hotel bar and dining room were comfortable and welcoming and provided a good alternative for our down time. Having breathed in the clean air. listened to the silence, tried out new activities as well as having observed the beautiful landscapes and wildlife we are all eager to return to the country again. This was a great way to mark a significant milestone in my life and I won't forget it.
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  • What an experience..

    A review of Muotka - New Year Search for the Northern Lights by Joanne and Matthew Price
    26 December 2016

    What an experience - immediately enchanted by the setting of the hotel when we arrived, with a friendly welcome. We booked a log cabin - which was amazing! They had only recently been completed - including our own sauna - very useful to warm us up after a day in the snow! Very spacious and clean - and only a short walk back to the main hotel for dinner, etc. Also - hot drink facilities in the
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    kitchen, hairdryer etc. We pretty much tried all the activities on offer - snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiles, husky safari - all well organised (groups ranged from 6 - 24 people) the guides are very friendly and helpful. We saw the northern lights two nights outside our cabin and at the Aurora Camp on New Year's Eve - before fireworks and champagne. It's a great place to spend New Year's Eve!! The food was great - we even got to try reindeer for two nights, Great selection with meat, fish, salad etc. Hot drinks on tap all day and a well-stocked bar. Wi-Fi available in the main hotel too. And don't be mistaken - it is cold this time of year so take plenty of layers - although you are provided with a snowsuit, mittens and boots as required. Aurora Zone were helpful before we flew and everything went to plan! The only issue was flight delays but Aurora Zone had provided all the contact details we needed to rearrange transfers etc Overall one amazing holiday with some great memories and new friends - thank you!
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  • A fantastic experience

    A review of Nellim - New Year Aurora in the Wild by Anna Peart and Dominic Hammill
    26 December 2016

    The honeymoon was a fantastic experience that is going to be very hard to beat! The hotel was super and the staff were so helpful and would go above and beyond to make sure that you were looked after. We didn't have a mirror in our room, as I think they had just been renovating it, so I asked if they happened to have a small one I could use while there and next thing there was mirror fitted on the
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    wall within half an hour. My hubby is a right fussy one with food, but the buffet service and range of food always meant that there was enough for him to eat and he tried lots of different food. I thought it was brilliant how if you were out on a day trip the guides took food and drink to cook on a campfire and warm you up. We enjoyed the traditional Laplandish meal on New Year's Eve, followed by sparkly wine and fireworks - a purely magical way to see in 2017. The itinerary for the week was a great mixture of free time and varying length activities and we liked how there was a free day built in where we hired some skis and did our own thing and hired the sauna. I think my favourite activity was the husky dogs - even though they were naughty and decided they wanted to do their own thing when they smelled a campfire... it did end up with us being rescued by a guide haha. I loved going into the pen with the puppies at the farm at the end and holding some husky puppies. All the activities were brilliant and the Aurora camps on a night time were enjoyable. We managed to see the Northern Lights twice while we were there and the phone texting Aurora alert service is a brilliant idea. We spent a night in the Aurora Bubble too, which was magical. I'd recommend that to everyone who went. We couldn't fault the holiday! I've just been sharing your website details on a December Brides facebook page and I've had a few people asking me questions about it. Thank you also for arranging a gift for us in our room to mark our honeymoon. That was a really thoughtful thing to do. We drank the champagne on New Year's Eve and the chocolates were a treat with a cuppa after being out in the cold. Temperatures for us were between -2 and -16 but it was getting colder the last few days and I know they were expecting -20s after we had gone. Thank you for recommending such a wonderful place to go. We've already said that if children come along in the future we are going back and we will certainly be coming back to yourselves to arrange it.
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