Northern Lights Holidays to Tarendo

Residing along the broad sweep of the Tärendö River, this small village is home to around 500 inhabitants and is known both for its rather lovely setting amongst the snow-topped forests as well as its brilliant Northern Lights potential.

Upon arrival at Tärendö you will at once be able to appreciate its beautiful location amongst the trees. In the depths of winter when the snow blankets the branches and the ground, the view from your hotel window is quite simply magical. In winter the river becomes frozen creating a platform from which to not only view the vastness of the Arctic sky but also to enjoy a range of Arctic adventures such as snowmobiling and snowshoeing. The region is also well-known for forest skiing – a similar sport to cross-country skiing but with wider skis and the ideal pursuit for you to get to know the beautiful scenery.

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At night of course, this is the ideal spot to keep watch for a prospective Aurora display and your chances can be enhanced with hunts that take you to even more remote locations.

The village itself can be dated back to around 1620 and enjoys a mix of cultures linked to the history of Norbotten County within which it resides. The location is home to a mixture of Finns, Swedes and the indigenous Sámi population, ensuring that visitors can gain a unique insight into the way of life here.

Tärendö sits where the river Kalix splits into the Tärendö River – this is the second largest river fork (or bifurcation) in the world. In winter this is a beautiful frozen spectacle to witness and adds to the overall beauty of the island of Tärendö.

For a winter activity base, Tärendö is also ideally located close to other great Swedish attractions such as the ICEHOTEL®; a magnificent creation of ice and snow that grows in scale and creativity annually and is only a two hour drive from Tärendö. Many visitors add a night here after their stay in Tärendö, allowing them to enjoy this incredible attraction after days of quiet wilderness in the forests of Tärendö.

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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.

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