Price from £975pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals and guided activities; all as listed.
VISITING: Finland
BROCHURE CODE: 2205

Key facts

  • Duration:3 nights
  • Pace:Balanced
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information
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ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE

  • Flights: return flights from London Heathrow to Kittilä via Helsinki
  • Transfers: return transfers from Kittilä Airport
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in comfortable hotel room
  • Meals: full board
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: hotel sauna, secrets of the Northern Lights with campfire, Aurora explorer, Aurora hunt by mountain bike (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities

The Aurora hunting season starts at the end of August and, as the nights grow longer into September some spectacular Northern Lights displays can be seen.

The beauty of this time of year is that it offers guests so many unique experiences which are only possible during the autumn. These include the chance to see the Aurora reflected in the, as yet, unfrozen lakes or witnessing the abundance of wildlife preparing for the long winter. You never quite know what these months will bring as the winter snow can arrive unexpectedly, but without a doubt, they bring some exceptional Aurora opportunities.

During the day, you will have ample opportunity to explore the stunning region which is bathed in Autumn colours. The nearby forest offers fantastic walking opportunities and is a peaceful and tranquil setting. For those looking to simply relax, the hotel sauna offers a traditional Scandinavian experience which is an ideal way to prepare for an evening of Aurora hunting.

Each of your evenings is dedicated to your quest for the Northern Lights. Firstly, you will uncover the secrets of the Northern Lights as your guide whisks you to a peaceful location away from artificial light. You will gain an insight into the Aurora whilst enjoying pancakes cooked on a campfire. Following this, your Aurora hunting will take on a slightly more active direction as you take to the tranquil forest trails via mountain bike to areas of clear skies. In order to give you the best possible opportunity of experiencing the Northern Lights, your final tour will take you via mini bus to places further afield, in search of areas with minimal cloud cover, away from artificial light.

This region has an exceptional Northern Lights record and being so free from light pollution means that the skies create the perfect backdrop for any displays. You can also choose to spend an unforgettable night in a unique Aurora Dome situated on the banks of Lake Torassieppi. The insulated domes are effectively large tent or yurt-like structures which have been modified for this remote environment and with a large Perspex north facing window, provide their inhabitants with the best possible views of the Northern Lights. See the 'personalise' section for details.

This is an exceptional break for those who prefer to beat the winter crowds, enjoy milder weather and experience the best that the autumn can offer.

Image credits: Antti Pietikainen
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  • Stay in an Aurora Dome

    From £92pp

    Torassieppi’s exceptional Aurora Domes offer a special overnight experience for guests. The cosy, simple domes allow for star-gazing, and hopefully Northern Lights-gazing, due to their large glass wall. Enjoying the views whilst staying comfortable and warm inside is an experience like no other.

    The domes are equipped with a wood burning stove, a double bed and electric heater. Although these features will keep the dome warm, we do recommend keeping additional layers to hand, in case you find yourself in need of extra warmth should the fire burn out. The toilet, shower and sauna facilities are located a short walk away (50m).

    On your chosen Aurora Dome night, you will enjoy dinner at the hotel before being transferred to your dome. Any required transfers are included, as well as breakfast the following morning.

    Please note: the price shown is based on your spending the first or final night of your stay in a dome and therefore not requiring a hotel room or cottage. Should you wish to spend an alternative night glamping then additional supplements will apply. Please contact one of our team for a quote.

    Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

Other options

  • Helsinki city break

    With our destinations being so remote, the majority of flights to Finnish Lapland are operated by Finnair and therefore involve connecting through Helsinki Airport. Many of our guests choose to extend this stop and spend some time in the Finnish capital, either at the start or end of their holiday.

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    We can arrange a wide variety of city centre hotel accommodation for guests to choose from and some options closer to the airport should you prefer. We know that everyone tends to be looking for something different so please contact our travel experts for their opinion on the hotels which may best suit you and your party.

    Located on the peninsula of the Baltic Sea, Helsinki enjoys a charming coastal location and has much to offer its guests. This thriving city has a rich culture and arts scene with many museums and galleries to enjoy alongside the exciting gastronomy.

    Despite its cool urbanism and a reputation for cutting-edge design, Helsinki also retains its charm and visitors will enjoy this city's very friendly atmosphere.

    In the city itself, Senate Square is the main feature, showcasing neoclassical architecture and offering easy access to the surrounding shops. With Helsinki once part of the Duchy of Russia, it offers similar striking architecture, with wide streets and bold facades. For those looking for more of an insight into the city's past, we would suggest visiting the Ateneum Art Museum which houses over 20,000 pieces of art, or the Helsinki Design Museum which showcases the history of design in the country from traditional folklore to postmodernism.

    A 15-minute ferry ride from the main city is the UNESCO-listed Suomenlinna Sea Fortress which was constructed in 1748. As well as being a unique monument, it is also a lovely day trip, as the island has numerous shops and parks to explore.

    Helsinki's food scene has seen a recent evolution, with a growth in street food which showcases the city's multicultural population. Helsinki is famed also for its specialist dishes of seafood and Russian cuisine so there is much to sample!

    Finland is famed for its coffee consumption so you can be sure of a thriving café culture here. Be sure to include an obligatory stop for a coffee and a cinnamon roll during your explorations!

    Whether you add your city break onto the start or the end of your holiday, spending a night or two in Helsinki is not something that you will regret.

    Please contact our Travel Experts for a full quotation. All city breaks are subject to flight availability. 

    Image credit: Visit Helsinki & Jussi Hellston

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays, you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Dates
Mon 28 Aug 2017
to Thu 31 Aug 2017
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Adults£ 975 Single Adult£ 1,071
Wed 30 Aug 2017
to Sat 02 Sep 2017
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Adults£ 975 Single Adult£ 1,071
Mon 04 Sep 2017
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Adults£ 975 Single Adult£ 1,071
Wed 06 Sep 2017
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Adults£ 1,195 Single Adult£ 1,291
Mon 11 Sep 2017
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Adults£ 1,065 Single Adult£ 1,161
Wed 13 Sep 2017
to Sat 16 Sep 2017
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Mon 18 Sep 2017
to Thu 21 Sep 2017
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Adults£ 995 Single Adult£ 1,091
Wed 20 Sep 2017
to Sat 23 Sep 2017
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Adults£ 1,195 Single Adult£ 1,291

Next year's provisional dates and prices

To secure places for next season, you can make a provisional booking and fix the cost of your holiday at the provisional package price displayed below simply by paying a deposit. This means that you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain provisional and subject to change, we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit. Flight supplements may apply and any none package rates listed on the website are subject to price increases. Our travel experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Dates
Mon 27 Aug 2018
to Thu 30 Aug 2018
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Adults£ 1,125 Single Adult£ 1,230
Wed 29 Aug 2018
to Sat 01 Sep 2018
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Adults£ 1,025 Single Adult£ 1,130
Mon 03 Sep 2018
to Thu 06 Sep 2018
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Adults£ 1,025 Single Adult£ 1,130
Wed 05 Sep 2018
to Sat 08 Sep 2018
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Adults£ 1,255 Single Adult£ 1,360
Mon 10 Sep 2018
to Thu 13 Sep 2018
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Adults£ 1,120 Single Adult£ 1,225
Wed 12 Sep 2018
to Sat 15 Sep 2018
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Adults£ 1,100 Single Adult£ 1,205
Mon 17 Sep 2018
to Thu 20 Sep 2018
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Adults£ 1,255 Single Adult£ 1,360
Wed 19 Sep 2018
to Sat 22 Sep 2018
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Adults£ 1,045 Single Adult£ 1,150

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 4 people, maximum 16 people

Group sizes and minimum numbers

Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Order of activities

The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination

Medical History and advice

If you or any member of your party is pregnant or has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if you become pregnant or any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Experience and fitness

We offer a vast choice of holidays which range from 'relaxed' to 'active' so there really is something for everyone and our holidays can be filtered by how active they are. Regardless of the chosen holiday, all activities will include tuition from a beginner's lever and no prior experience is assumed.
If you are unsure about the physical demands of a particular holiday please contact us and our expert team will be happy to help.
See our booking conditions for further information.

Guides and safety

It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided.

If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Booking activities locally

In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 15 years old, however, for some activities and shared transfers, our guests may be joined by others and these may include those of a younger age. Any younger participants will be fully supervised by an adult and the guides will ensure that they are only able to participate if there will be no effect on the activity experience. None of the hotels we feature have a minimum age and so there may be families staying at them with younger children, especially during the holiday periods.

To drive a snowmobile you must have a full driving licence and be over 18 years old.

 

  • What a fantastic time I had in Finland 01 July 2014 by Karen Therese Patchett

    I just wanted to e-mail to say what a fantastic time I had in Finland. Our guide Timo was excellent, he worked hard to make sure our stay was interesting and varied but relaxed (and he was very knowledgeable on just about everything Finnish). It was a lovely location and hotel, and the activities gave us a nice glimpse of Finland and its culture. What I liked most about Finland (apart from the
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    stunning scenery of course) is it is true to itself; if I had gone there and found a Disneyland-type set up I would have been deeply disappointed. And I had the best gluten free food I have had in the last place I expected it.
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