Allan Cooper

After studying Architecture at Newcastle University, Allan has taken every chance to explore the wonders of the world, taking him from Antigua to the Cayman Islands and from Indonesia to the UAE. Since joining The Aurora Zone, Allan has had the opportunity to experience the winter paradise of Northern Finland, which opened his eyes to a completely different type of travel.

Allan loved every moment visiting many of our Northern Lights holiday destinations in Finnish Lapland, completing his lifelong ambition of driving a husky sled and snowmobiling across the frozen landscapes of the Arctic Circle. Allan firmly believes in ‘Lady Luck’ and was rewarded on his final two nights in Torassieppi with amazing Aurora displays across clear starlit skies. If you’re lucky enough to visit this wonderful part of the world Allan would highly recommend spending a night in one of Torassieppi’s Aurora Domes.

Next on Allan’s travel bucket list is to head to Swedish Lapland and experience the architectural delights of the Treehotel and IceHotel. He would also like to revisit Finland during the autumn months to see the autumnal colours and to hopefully witness the Northern Lights reflect on the lakes before they freeze over for the winter.  Then, he hopes to push his inner adventurer to the extreme with a tour of Greenland’s phenomenal ice fjords. Allan's attitude is to grab life's opportunities while you can: If it's on your bucket list, what's stopping you?


Favourite experiences:

  • Spending a night glamping in the remarkable Aurora Dome, based on the frozen lakeside of Torassieppi
  • Heading out on a tranquil Aurora reindeer sleigh ride across the frozen lake
  • Sampling traditional Lappish cuisine cooked over a roaring open fire in a Finnish wooden kota
  • Experiencing the thrill of a successful Aurora chase in the most uncertain of circumstances

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The Aurora Zone was born out of our love of all things wintery. We were already regular visitors to the likes of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland thanks to a fascination with winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and the Scandinavian way of life. Many of our visits coincided with sightings of the Northern Lights and The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with as many people as possible. We have all been held in the Aurora’s thrall and our mission is to do our very best to ensure that our clients can experience that magical moment on their Northern Lights holiday.

  • Specialist

    Aurora knowledge and experience

    Unique holidays, in the very best destinations

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    We include more in our holidays than any other Aurora operator

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    The original and still the only dedicated UK Northern Lights tour operator

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    Over 16 years’ experience

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