Price from £1,775pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Pace:Balanced
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information
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  • Flights: direct return flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä or return flights from London Heathrow to Kittilä (via Helsinki), depending on departure date. Flight routes are subject to change.
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation in twin/double hotel rooms. Cabin upgrades available (supplements apply)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included: 17 km husky safari, local crafts, Aurora campfire, Northern Lights hunt by minibus, visit a reindeer farm and 3km sleigh ride, ice fishing, Pallas snowshoe walk, Jeris spa and smoke sauna, cross country skiing, local cookery course (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Services of expert guides
  • Services of our representative 
  • Aurora alert until approximately 1 am

This balanced holiday offers guests a wonderful Lappish retreat with a relaxing schedule that still manages to provide exceptional experiences and Northern Lights opportunities, coupled with some all important 'me time'.

Your base will be the delightful Torassieppi Reindeer Farm and Cottages, where you can stay in one of their quaint, recently renovated hotel rooms or upgrade to one of their popular cabins for a supplement. The restaurant focuses heavily on locally sourced produce and organic food as much as is possible in this region.

You will enjoy a range of gentle activities during your time here, exploring the remarkable landscape in a variety of ways such as on snowshoes and via reindeer sleigh. You will also partake in some of Lapland's most traditional experiences such as ice fishing and dog sledding. There is ample free time on this trip, allowing you to explore independently should you wish to do so, try additional activities which can be arranged locally, or simply spend some time relaxing.

Evenings are spent in pursuit of the Aurora with a hunt via minibus and an Aurora campfire and workshop at the start of your holiday.

Torassieppi's location is ideal for any Aurora hunter as it sits in a pristine lakeside location, far from any light pollution. Within moments of the hotel, you can be gazing skywards at the Northern Lights in all of their glory.

This holiday gives you the opportunity to see Lapland at its best, during both the night and day, enjoying a relaxed pace throughout. 

You can also choose to spend an unforgettable night in a unique Aurora Dome situated on the banks of Lake Torassieppi. The domes are in effect large tent or yurt-like structures which have been modified for this remote environment. They have a large north facing window and provide their inhabitants with the best possible views of any Aurora displays.

 ©Antti Pietikainen and Visit Finland

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  • Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

    From £47pp

    Spend a memorable night in a traditional snow igloo room within Torassieppi Winter Village. Snow structures and igloos have been used for centuries as a form of protection from the Arctic weather and whilst the outside temperatures can plummet, inside they remain more moderate.

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    Your bed may be made of snow but the warm reindeer skins and thick sleeping bags which cover it ensure a warm night.

    Any required transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast all included. You will enjoy your evening meal at your hotel prior to transferring to your igloo.

    Please note that the price shown is based on your spending either the first or final night of your holiday in a snow igloo and therefore you will not require your primary accommodation for this night. If you wish to stay on any other night then additional supplements apply so that you are able to keep your hotel/cottage accommodation. Please contact us for a quotation.

    Available: Monday to Saturday at 8.30pm

    Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

    NB: Please note that as activity schedules can be subject to change we may be unable to confirm the exact night that you will spend at Torassieppi although every effort will be made to accommodate specific requests they cannot be guaranteed. Your final itinerary including confirmation of the date of your stay at Torassieppi will be confirmed upon arrival in Finland.

    Please note: Prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.

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  • Optional Aurora snowmobile

    From: £80pp

    This thrilling hunt for the Northern Lights will see you heading off on the trails in search of the ideal Northern Lights viewpoint.

    Full instruction and a safety briefing will be provided before you set off travelling by the light of the headlights. You will travel two people per snowmobile. 

    Covering approximately 20km you will break to enjoy a warm drink whilst hopefully gazing at a shimmering sky. 


  • Stay in an Aurora Dome

    From: £92pp

    The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at Torassieppi and offer a unique experience for overnight guests. These dome-shaped tents are filled with cosy features and are simple in style, with fantastic views looking out to the frozen lake beyond. The domes have been designed so that one wall is see through and therefore provides views of the night sky and, with luck, the Northern Lights.

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    The domes are equipped with a double bed and a wood burning stove, as well as an electric heater. Although the stove and heater will keep the dome in a warm state, 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).

    Any required transfers and breakfast are included. You will have dinner at your hotel prior to transferring to the domes.

    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

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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Sun 07 Jan 2018
to Sun 14 Jan 2018
Adults£ 1,775 Single Adult£ 2,095
Sun 14 Jan 2018
to Sun 21 Jan 2018
Adults£ 1,775 Single Adult£ 2,095
Sun 21 Jan 2018
to Sun 28 Jan 2018
Adults£ 1,775 Single Adult£ 2,095
Sun 28 Jan 2018
to Sun 04 Feb 2018
Adults£ 1,795 Single Adult£ 2,135
Sun 04 Feb 2018
to Sun 11 Feb 2018
Adults£ 1,785 Single Adult£ 2,105
Sun 11 Feb 2018
to Sun 18 Feb 2018
Adults£ 1,995 Single Adult£ 2,345
Sun 18 Feb 2018
to Sun 25 Feb 2018
Adults£ 2,015 Single Adult£ 2,365
Sun 25 Feb 2018
to Sun 04 Mar 2018
Adults£ 2,055 Single Adult£ 2,395
Sun 04 Mar 2018
to Sun 11 Mar 2018
Adults£ 2,055 Single Adult£ 2,395
Sun 11 Mar 2018
to Sun 18 Mar 2018
Adults£ 2,055 Single Adult£ 2,395
Sun 18 Mar 2018
to Sun 25 Mar 2018
Adults£ 1,835 Single Adult£ 2,085
Sun 25 Mar 2018
to Sun 01 Apr 2018
Adults£ 1,895 Single Adult£ 2,145

Please note: our holiday prices are based on the lowest available airline fares. These fares can sell out quickly and, as a result, prices may increase and supplements may be applicable. We recommend booking at the earliest opportunity in order to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

Next year's provisional dates and prices

You can make a pre-reservation to secure your holiday at this stage by paying a deposit but, the provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices 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. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Sun 06 Jan 2019
to Sun 13 Jan 2019
Adults£ 1,865 Single Adult£ 2,200
Sun 13 Jan 2019
to Sun 20 Jan 2019
Adults£ 1,865 Single Adult£ 2,200
Sun 20 Jan 2019
to Sun 27 Jan 2019
Adults£ 1,865 Single Adult£ 2,200
Sun 27 Jan 2019
to Sun 03 Feb 2019
Adults£ 1,885 Single Adult£ 2,220
Sun 03 Feb 2019
to Sun 10 Feb 2019
Adults£ 1,875 Single Adult£ 2,215
Sun 10 Feb 2019
to Sun 17 Feb 2019
Adults£ 2,095 Single Adult£ 2,465
Sun 17 Feb 2019
to Sun 24 Feb 2019
Adults£ 2,120 Single Adult£ 2,490
Sun 24 Feb 2019
to Sun 03 Mar 2019
Adults£ 2,160 Single Adult£ 2,520
Sun 03 Mar 2019
to Sun 10 Mar 2019
Adults£ 2,160 Single Adult£ 2,520
Sun 10 Mar 2019
to Sun 17 Mar 2019
Adults£ 2,160 Single Adult£ 2,520
Sun 17 Mar 2019
to Sun 24 Mar 2019
Adults£ 1,930 Single Adult£ 2,195
Sun 24 Mar 2019
to Sun 31 Mar 2019
Adults£ 1,990 Single Adult£ 2,255

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Approximate group size: 2-24. Please note the trip will not be private and you may be joined by others during the activities. 

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.

Aurora alerts

During your stay, you will be supplied with an Aurora alert. This is typically a mobile phone system to which the staff will send a text should the Northern Lights be sighted. The alerts generally operate until 1 am but it is best to confirm with your guide as times may vary.

The alerts are designed as an aid to Aurora hunting and, although every effort will be made to issue an alert should the conditions seem conducive to a display, things can change very quickly so you should not rely solely on them and should also keep an eye on the sky yourself.

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.


  • Fantastic guides 12 March 2017 by Jill & Peter Evans

    The activities - snowshoe safari in a snow storm in the Pallas National Park, the husky trip and the ice fishing were made even better (if that is possible) by the fantastic guides we had. They were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, really helpful and fun to be with. The staff in the hotel were also really great as well.

  • This has been the best holiday experience that I have ever had 12 March 2017 by Angela Kelly

    I got to tick so many things off my bucket list. I was travelling solo but was never left out of any of the activities due to this, the staff made sure that I was included in everything. Favourite activity? The husky safari, outside with nature going over the frozen lakes, forests and through the snow! What more could you ask for? The holiday was so well planned out. All the staff were friendly
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    and helpful, full of advice. This was from the moment I booked this trip to the driver that took us back to the airport. What a fantastic team of professional people.
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  • It was brilliant 12 March 2017 by Lorna & Bernard Walker and Janet & Christopher Jones

    Just loved the huskies, fun, exciting and wonderful for animal lovers, although my husband, a confirmed non-animal lover was quite taken too. The ice fishing is a fun idea and so unique to the culture, it had to be done. The holiday was well planned with free time increasing towards the end as we got more tired. The local guides were exceptional, they were very friendly and extremely skilled in
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    assessing the group and making sure everyone was comfortable with the level of activity without making slower or less fit members feel they were holding the group up. They also went out of their way to answer questions, lighten the moment and make sure everyone got maximum value from the experience.
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  • We loved experiencing everything 29 January 2017 by Tracey & Stephen Thomas

    Dog sledding was great fun, we enjoyed it immensely. The dogs are happy and love to run, the scenery was beautiful, and driving the sled wasn't as difficult as it looks. We loved experiencing everything. The itinerary was well arranged; members of staff were very helpful. Although this was a very active holiday, it was also relaxing and we never felt rushed.

  • We would love to go back 29 January 2017 by Sally Stacey & the Harvey party

    We just wanted to e-mail you and the team at The Aurora Zone to say thank you for all your help with the planning of our holiday to Torassieppi. We had an amazing time; the staff were all very experienced and friendly and couldn’t do enough to make our stay memorable and welcoming. Torassieppi itself is very beautiful and peaceful in a perfect location and we were so lucky as the Northern Lights
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    came out to play one evening, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all our activities, the guides were very friendly, enthusiastic and extremely helpful and knowledgeable, the husky sledding was fantastic and probably our favourite activity, although the Aurora Dome was amazing. The Restaurant was very welcoming and warm and we enjoyed spending time eating and drinking by the log burner. We did have an amazing time and fell in love with Toressieppi and its very friendly people.
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  • We hope we can go back in the not too distant future 29 January 2017 by Jackie and Trevor and the Stacey party

    We just wanted to email to thank all the team at The Aurora Zone for making our holiday to Torassieppi such a great time. We were very lucky and saw a spectacular show of Northern Lights. We also felt that all the activities were great fun. We were also very pleased with where we stayed, as it was a small resort which gave such personal service. So, thank you Barry for recommending Torassieppi to
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  • Fantastic holiday 08 January 2017 by Tina & Vincent Gray

    Fantastic holiday at Torissieppi with excellent facilities and excursions giving a wonderful experience of Lapland. I would thoroughly recommend booking a cabin with log fire and excursions including husky and reindeer sleigh rides. Snowmobiles were great fun too. The 'warm weather clothing' that we were given for the duration of our holiday was ample to the task and we never found ourselves cold.
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    I loved the gentle amble of the reindeer sleigh, but my husband preferred the husky sledding. Val was an exceptional excursion guide and Carly was a fantastic hostess in the restaurant. We saw the Northern Lights only on one night as the rest of the time it was too snowy and cloudy. This meant that it would be a waste of time going on a drive to look for clear skies, and we were offered a snowmobile ride instead if we would prefer that. Needless to say, we had such fun on the snowmobile ride that we felt this more than made up for our disappointment.
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  • Lakeside Auroras 06 March 2016 by Andrew & Louise Cotton

    Everything was absolutely superb, best holiday we've ever been on.

  • Fabulous time in Torassieppi 24 March 2015 by Erica Taylor

    Just wanted to say that we had a fabulous time in Torassieppi. The people there were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing, tasty and well presented, and plenty of it. The guides were very knowledgable, friendly & again, incredibly helpful. I really hope I can go back sometime! We were lucky enough to see some amazing Northern Lights shows, & have some
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    beautiful photographs now.
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  • We had an amazing holiday 06 March 2015 by Paul Whittaker

    We had an amazing holiday spending many hours of darkness out on the ice and were very lucky to see the Aurora 5 nights out of 7 with two spectacular corona displays. Scotty was an exceptional guide taking us on some great snowshoe hikes and exceptional Aurora hunt.

  • A fantastic week 01 February 2015 by Brian Eagles

    What a fantastic week! The activities were well organised and not too close together to allow recovery time which was much needed, the cold really is tiring! Once at Torrasieppi everything is included, the snow suit, boots and gloves are really good. Just wear a few loose layers underneath to keep warm even at -19 with a severe wind chill was no problem. All the equipment is available whenever you
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    feel the urge to just go outside. It is difficult to single out any one of the staff, all were knowledgable and nothing was too much trouble. Just fantastic. Brian & Janice
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  • Impressed with all aspects 25 February 2013 by Gillian Butcher

    I was impressed with all aspects of the holiday and in particular, the activity guide Toini was brilliant. All the staff at the hotel were very helpful and friendly. I thought the tour group was a particularly nice and friendly group of people, which I found as a single traveller made a positive difference. 

  • The holiday was excellent 18 February 2013 by Christopher Lee

    Here are my shots of the Aurora we observed on our first evening - sadly this was the only Aurora showing we had due to continuous cloud cover thereafter. However, you were all excellent companions for the week and it was a pleasure to meet you all. The holiday itself was excellent. The sessions were about the right length of time and Toini/Eva were excellent guides. The hotel food is plentiful
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    and appropriate. The activities are varied and well staggered. The scenery was pure "Narnia"!
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  • Absolutely the best holiday ever 22 January 2013 by Kevin Perry

    This was absolutely the best holiday ever. The information beforehand was comprehensive and reassuring. From the moment we were met by Emma at Kittila airport everything went swimmingly. The activities were very well organised and just the right length of time. Our guide Toini was stand-out amazing. Her knowledge and enthusiasm were inspirational and she was attentive, caring and great fun. We
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    also hired skis for a day and again, nothing was too much trouble and the whole process was very easy. I've been pining for Lapland since we left and we want to go back ASAP!
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