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This 7-night holiday to Harriniva takes you to the depths of Lapland and into Aurora territory. Your base is the Harriniva Wilderness Hotel and we've left the days free for you to tailor your time with exceptional Arctic activities. At night, we've included dedicated Aurora hunts to complete your winter escape.

What's included?

The activities and services listed below are all included in the holiday price 

  • Flights: return flights between London and Kittilä (either direct or via Helsinki depending on departure date). Regional and non-UK departures available on request (flight routes are subject to change)
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 nights' accommodation in a double Hotel room, upgrade to Aurora Dome and snow igloo available on request (subject to availability)
  • The following activities are all included: Northern Lights workshop, Aurora snowshoe, Northern Lights hot tub, cross-country ski hire for half a day (order of activities is subject to change)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors during activities
  • Dedicated representative at Harriniva
  • Aurora alert mobile app until approximately 1am

This Northern Lights holiday provides exceptional value for money and offers the chance for you to spend seven nights in the heart of The Aurora Zone.

The itinerary contains some excellent Aurora excursions and activities including; an informative workshop which will provide an insight into the science behind the Northern Lights and a snowshoe search for the Aurora that will see your expert guide leading you to an ideal viewpoint. We have also included an Aurora hot tub session for our guests, the most relaxing of all Northern Lights hunting activities, as you enjoy the outdoor hot tub with great views of the night sky.

During your stay, you will also have the chance to upgrade and spend the night in one of the snow rooms at Torassieppi Winter Village, or one of the amazing Aurora domes at either Hotel Jeris or Torassieppi, two of Harriniva’s sister properties (the location of your dome will be confirmed on arrival). You can read more about these wonderful tented dome rooms in the 'Accommodation' section, but they are exceptionally cosy with their own log burning stove and feature a wall of clear panels allowing you to curl up and look out into your Arctic winter wonderland and (fingers crossed!) onto the Northern Lights.

As Harriniva offers a wealth of activity options for guests to enjoy during their stay, we have left your days free so you can create your ideal itinerary which suits your own budget and desires. You can take part in as many or as few activities as you choose but Harriniva certainly has something for everyone. Whether you want to simply try a short husky safari or take part in a real adventure, whether you want to enjoy a taste of snowmobiling or the thrill of a long safari; the choice is yours. For many guests, relaxing with a good book, taking walks along the river bank or into the village of Muonio and enjoying the company of the other guests is enough.

Cross-country ski hire is included for half a day during your stay so that you can explore independently and enjoy the trails that surround the hotel. If you don’t have experience of cross-country skiing then we recommend booking a lesson at the start of your stay so you can maximise the use of your ski hire.


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Key facts

Duration: 7 nights
Pace: Set your own
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  • Today you will land at Kittilä Airport, high above the Arctic Circle and will be transferred directly to your accommodation. Whether this is in one of the remarkable domes or the snow igloos will be confirmed at the time of booking. You will be heading to either Jeris or Torassieppi, both of which offer stunning locations for a first night in Lapland.

    You will have the afternoon free to explore your surroundings and enjoy the winter wonderland you now find yourself in before dinner is served. Your meal will be at either Torassieppi or Jeris depending on the accommodation confirmed for this evening. As neither the domes nor the snow igloos are en-suite, the saunas and showers at your hotel will be available for you tonight.

    Included Meals:  Dinner
  • After breakfast, you can choose from a wide range of activities (see the ‘Personalise’ section for the timetable and prices) or perhaps walk into the small village of Muonio if you fancy something leisurely; it normally takes around 45 minutes along a steady walking trail.

    This afternoon, you will then take part in an Aurora Workshop, during which your expert guide will give you an insight into the science behind the Northern Lights and an understanding of some of the myths and legends that surround this phenomenon.

    After dinner this evening you can enjoy a guided snowshoe hike in search of the Northern Lights with an expert guide. You will be led along the trails to an ideal viewpoint where hopefully you will witness a display (if conditions are right).

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • The next few days are at your disposal so you can create your ideal holiday. A wide selection of activities is available to enjoy each day (details can be found in the ‘Personalise’ section of the holiday page). Options include the likes of snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding, reindeer safaris, cultural experiences and ice fishing.

    You may want to make the most of the cross-country ski hire which is included for half a day within your holiday and explore independently. If you don’t have any experience of cross-country skiing, then a lesson can be arranged on day three (see ‘Personalise’ section for details) and this is a great way to get to grips with the equipment before heading out on the trails (maps and route details are available from reception).

    On one night you will also have an Aurora spa session which includes relaxing in an outdoor hot tub next to the river bank, just a short walk from the hotel. The views of the night sky from here are excellent.

    Additional evening activities are available throughout or you can simply walk to one of the viewpoints close to the hotel to enjoy the views of the night sky.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • After a fabulous last night in Lapland, you will enjoy breakfasts today before you are transferred to the airport for your return flights home.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Harriniva Wilderness Hotel

Nights: 1-7

Ideally located in the north-west corner of Finland, high above the Arctic Circle and in the very heart of the Aurora Zone, Harriniva Wilderness Hotel serves as a perfect base for your adventure holiday.

Owned and run by the Pietikäinen family, the hotel has developed a growing reputation for its warm ambience and a large range of enjoyable activities on offer.

Hotel facilities

The hotel has a range of facilities that have been designed to make your stay here as enjoyable as possible.

  • There is free Wi-Fi throughout the main building for guest use, in our experience, we have found it works best in the main reception and dining area
  • The hotel restaurant has a lively, buzzing atmosphere as people excitedly discuss the adventures they have taken part in that day. The meals are served in a buffet style with two or three choices for each course. The food here is hearty and wholesome
  • The hotel also has a pub serving a range of beers, wines and spirits - this is the perfect place to unwind and relax with your fellow guests in the evening
  • Tea and coffee are available free of charge throughout the day in the hotel restaurant / bar area.
  • In the main reception area of the hotel, you will find a small gift shop selling a range of postcards, soft toys and handcrafted products. There is also a selection of snacks that can be purchased
  • A sauna is available for guest use with separate facilities for men and women. This is free of charge and is heated every evening for around three hours
  • The hotel also has an Aurora Wellness Centre (situated a short walk away on the riverbank), where you can enjoy a range of therapies such as facials or massages. A real treat after a day of soaking up the pristine wilderness! During peak periods, we would strongly recommend booking therapies in advance through reception (all payable locally and we recommend booking in advance if possible)
  • Snowshoes and cross country skis are available to hire for a small charge and there are marked trails surrounding the hotel for those with some experience. For those interested in downhill skiing, reception will be able to arrange a taxi to the nearby ski resort of Olos (payable locally)

Room types

Wilderness plus rooms

Decorated in traditional Scandinavian style, these bedrooms were refurbished in 2018. The rooms include double/twin beds and an unfolding sofa suitable for 1 adult or 2 children. All rooms have an en-suite shower room and a hairdryer, as well as a small seating area.

Double/twin rooms

Harriniva has 64 guest bedrooms which consist of twin or double rooms. Triple rooms are also available on request. Decorated in traditional Scandinavian style, all rooms have an en-suite shower room and a hairdryer.

Wilderness Suite

Spacious wilderness style room, decorated in traditional Scandinavian style, these rooms were refurbished in 2018. Located on the ground floor, close to reception these rooms include double/twin beds and an unfolding sofa suitable for 1 adult or 2 children. All rooms have an en-suite shower room and a hairdryer, as well as a small seating area.

Safari House

For those travelling on our longer husky or snowmobile experiences, your nights at the hotel will be spent in shared accommodation in one of Harriniva's Safari Houses. Each has sleeping facilities, a shower room, toilet and a sauna. Some safari houses are on site, whereas others are located 3km from the hotel. If you are staying off-site, you will be transferred to and from the hotel for meals.


 Image credits Emmi Kähkönen - Harriniva Hotels & Safaris

Other options

Harriniva Riverside Cabins

Set in a picturesque, riverside location and ranging from 39m² to 47m², Harriniva’s Riverside Cabins are ideal for larger groups, or those wanting a little more space and privacy during their trip. Each cabin sleeps five people in total, with a main bedroom for two people, a lower ceilinged loft area (accessible by a steep ladder) sleeping a further two people and a pull out sofa bed in the lounge. Fully-equipped with kitchen facilities, including a stove, dishwasher and fridge, and with a cosy living room, you can relax and enjoy your own space in complete comfort. Each cabin even has its own private sauna, perfect for keeping warm after a long day out in the cold.


Credit: Antti Pietikainen

Special Nights

Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

From: £35pp

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.

Your surroundings may be made of snow and ice, but the thick sleeping bag and mattress will ensure a warm night.

Any required transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast are all included. You will enjoy your evening meal at your hotel prior to transferring to your snow igloo room in the evening at approximately 8:30/9pm. The toilet and sauna facilities are approximately 200 metres' walk away. You will check out after breakfast

Available: Monday to Sunday at 8.30/9pm

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.

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.


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

Overnight in an Aurora Dome

From: £94pp

The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at both Torassieppi and Jeris, a location just a short transfer away, 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.

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 (50-100m, approximately).

Clients may be allocated to either destination on arrival. Any required transfers and breakfast are included. For December dates at Torassieppi, you will have dinner at your hotel, prior to transferring to your dome at approximately 8:30/9pm; from early January onwards, you will check-in at approximately 4 pm and have dinner at Torassieppi. If you are staying at an Aurora Dome in Jeris, check-in is approximately 4 pm throughout the season and you will have dinner at Jeris as well.

At both locations, you will check-out after breakfast.

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

Overnight wilderness snowmobile safari

From: £408pp

Prepare for an exceptional snowmobile adventure. Following full instructions and safety briefings on driving snowmobiles, you will drive behind a guide through the incredible natural spaces in this region, passing lakes of ice and forests covered by snow.

The first day will see you cover around 50 kilometres, reaching a wilderness cabin around the start of the evening. Here, a sauna will be fired up and dinner will be prepared over a campfire, with everyone pitching in to help.

This wonderful location is free from light pollution, providing excellent conditions for seeing the Northern Lights.

Having overnighted here, you will have breakfast and then cover the remaining 30 kilometres back to Harriniva, arriving around 11 am.

You will travel one person per snowmobile throughout and so you must hold a full driving licence and be over 18.

All instruction and equipment are provided (including an Arctic grade sleeping bag).

Activity level: High

Minimum: 4 people

Available: Saturday at 3 pm

Overnight husky safari (50km)

From: £520pp

This activity makes for a spectacular wilderness experience. Having learnt how to operate a husky sled, you will be taken by an energetic husky team through amazing natural environments, covering around 20 to 25 kilometres per day. You will spend the night at a remote wilderness cabin, having dinner and breakfast there. Lunch will be had on the outdoor trails. You will be in responsible for looking after your husky team and assisting with campsite tasks, like collecting firewood.

Each wilderness cabin is a little different to the others; some have very basic facilities, without running water or electricity – a real chance to experience simple living in the natural world! Each one is welcoming and comfy, keeping everybody warm after a day on the trail and offering dormitory-style sleeping arrangements. As the cabins are in truly remote locations, you will be far away from light pollution, making your position ideal for seeing the Northern Lights.

All instruction and equipment are provided (including an Arctic grade sleeping bag).

Activity level: High

Minimum: 2 adults

Available: Friday at 10.00 am


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Overnight in a wilderness cabin

From: £183pp

In the evening, you will be transported by either minibus or snowmobile-pulled sleigh to a local wilderness cabin with shared facilities about 45 minutes away.

A lovely wood-fired sauna will be ready for you by the lake, and a wholesome dinner by a warming fire can be looked forward to. Away from light pollution, you will have clearer views of the night sky – and hopefully the Northern Lights! Sleeping bags will be provided for the night, and a delicious breakfast will be served the next morning before you head back to Harriniva.

You will stay in either a shared mezzanine sleeping area or can choose to upgrade to a private room if you prefer (subject to supplement and availability – please contact our team for a quotation).

This activity does not include your hotel accommodation back at Harriniva.

Activity level: Low

Minimum: 4 people

Available: Saturday at 5 pm

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Our pick

Aurora Snow Train

From £67pp

Step inside the cosy Snow Train carriage for an Aurora hunt into the wilderness.

Pulled along by your expert guide on a snowmobile, the Snow Train has been cunningly designed with an all-Perspex exterior to give you constant views of the night sky. As you journey further into the darkness, keep your eye out for a potential display.

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You’ll also stop in a prime location to enjoy hot drinks and continue your search. Your location will be chosen based on the local weather and Aurora forecast for the evening, giving you the best possible chance of ticking the Northern Lights off your bucket list.

Duration: 2 hours

Available: Friday


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Activities

Aurora Horse Sleigh Ride

From: £75pp

Wrap up in the sleigh and let the friendly horses pull you along trails and deeper into the wilderness. The dark skies provide a brilliant backdrop and if conditions are favourable, you could see the Northern Lights start to shine overhead. This activity lasts for 1.5-2 hours including transfers.

Read more about this activity

Minimum group size: 2 adults and suitable for those aged 12 years and older.

Available: Monday 8:20pm

Northern Lights Horse Riding Safari

From: £133pp

For a peaceful way to search for the Northern Lights, this horseback ride takes you out into the wilderness and into darker skies. If conditions are favourable, this will be a brilliant vantage point to look up at the Auroras. This activity lasts for 1-1.5 hours including transfers.

Read more about this activity

Minimum group size: 2 adults, suitable for those aged 12 years and older.

Available: Thursday 8:40 pm

Ride in the Arctic Hills Scenery

From: £100pp

Get back to nature and admire the Arctic hills and the surrounding wilderness as you travel on horseback along snowy trails. This activity will last for around 3-4 hours including transfers.

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Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Wednesday 10:20am

Get on the saddle

From: £75pp

If you’ve never been on a horse before or you’re a beginner, then the stunning Lappish wilderness is a great place to learn. During this activity, you’ll enjoy a gentle journey through the nearby winter forest. The activity lasts for around 1.5-2hours including transfers.

Read more about this activity

This programme is suitable for those aged 12 years and over.

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Tuesday 9:20 am

Snowmobile to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm and Winter Village

From: £158pp

After a full safety briefing and instructions, you will set off on the trail, covering around 20km through Arctic wilderness as you will make your way to the Torassieppi Reindeer Farm and Winter Village, by snowmobile.

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On arrival you will head to the farm where you can meet and feed the reindeer, and of course take some photographs. You will then head to the nearby Winter Village to enjoy a truly memorable lunch in the ice restaurant before heading back to Harriniva on your snowmobile.

You will travel two people per machine through out and there will be the chance to swap drivers should you wish (drivers must be over 18 and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile). Upgrades to single snowmobiles are available on request.

Duration: approximately 3.5 hours

Minimum group size: 2 people

Activity level: medium

Available: Thursday & Saturday at 10 am

Arctic Elements Sauna World

From: £46pp

You will be transferred to Harriniva’s sister hotel at Jeris. Once here, you will have the afternoon to enjoy the spa facilities in this wonderful lakeside location.

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Saunas are a traditional wellbeing pastime in Finland. They not only provide a space for relaxation, but the Finns also use them for meditation as well as mental and physical cleanliness.

Jeris is a wonderfully luxurious spa facility for you to experience the sauna just as the locals do. What’s more, it is the first of its kind in Finland, with strong eco-credentials thanks to features such as geothermal heating generated from the Jerisjärvi lake, 100% renewable electricity from wind, water or solar power and the shower water is from the nearby under earth fountain.

The four saunas have been carefully themed on the four elements; earth, air, fire and water, as these are found in all traditions and shamanic wellbeing rituals. These elements combine to create a fifth, steamy löyly, the spirit of sauna. Each element is represented by Finnish gods or goddesses, as the protectors of the saunas. For the Aurora enthusiasts, there is also a special extra facility you can add to your visit - the Northern Lights sauna:

  • Sauna of Tapio (Earth). Tapio is the antlered king of the forest and in this sauna, you will feel the earthly and forest surroundings of the Finnish wilderness. Created from wood, tiles and natural stone, the sauna is split into four areas, north, east, south and west, each providing a different kind of löyly from mild to hot.
  • Sauna of Ukko (Fire). Ukko is the king of all gods and master of lightning, fire and air. This smoke sauna is the most traditional, and a favourite among the Finns. The wood heating process carries the smoke throughout to create a dark colouring, smokey scent and if you choose, a fiery heat.
  • Sauna of Vellamo (Water). Vellamo is the goddess of water and the ruler of lakes and rivers. This sauna has a panoramic view over Lake Jeris, a holy place for Sámi people, with its waters reflecting light onto the sauna walls it offers an incredibly calming atmosphere. The soft and moist löyly means you can stay in for longer for extended relaxation.
  • Sauna of Ilmatar (Air). Ilmatar is the goddess of wind, and the first mother in the beginning of times. Made from wood and natural stone, this sauna has no fire or thick walls - instead infrared heaters are situated inside a traditional kota for a soft and gentle heat. Think of this as half sauna, half relaxation room.
  • Saunas of Tulikettu (The Northern Lights Sauna.) Tulikettu is the mystical firefox that lights up the sky and creates the Auroras. This two-storey panorama sauna is ideally situated under the open sky with a 180 degree view over Lake Jeris. The relaxing room on the second floor has an all-sky panoramic window for a clear view of the night sky and if conditions are favourable, the Northern Lights. This sauna is perfect for private relaxation and comes with its own toilets, changing room and showers. Please ask our Aurora Travel Experts if you wish to include the Northern Lights sauna in your package.

For those feeling particularly brave, you can even enjoy some ice swimming. Towels are included and a minimum of 2 adults are required for this activity.

Activity Level: Easy

Available: Wednesdays and Fridays at 8.20 pm and Saturday at 3.20 pm

Northern Lights workshop

From: £17pp

This workshop gives an exciting insight into both the myths and legends of the Northern Lights, as well as the facts behind the natural phenomenon.

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Gathered in a traditional kota, your guide will use their personal knowledge and experience to inform you about the Aurora and following this, you will enjoy a traditional snack, cooked in the kota over the open fire. A minimum of 2 adults is required for this activity.

Activity level: Low

Available: Monday and Friday at 4 pm

Aurora Adventure (20km Snowmobile Safari)

From: £100pp

Racing after the Northern Lights on snowmobiles is utterly thrilling. You will receive a safety briefing and comprehensive instructions on working the vehicles before riding all the way to the summit of a picturesque fell. Relax with a hot drink as you look to the shining show above.

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You will drive two per vehicle or you can upgrade to driving one of your own (please ask our Travel Experts for a quotation).

Minimum group size: 2 adults
Activity level: Low
Total duration: approximately 2 hours
Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday at 9 pm

Aurora Snowshoeing

From: £59pp

Snowshoeing in search of the Northern Lights is particularly magical because you can slow down and hunt at your own pace, connecting to the land around you. A knowledgeable guide will take you through the white outdoors and you’ll stop part way for hot drinks.

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Duration: 2-3 hours

Minimum group size: 2 people

Activity level: low

Available: Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 pm

Husky Night Adventure

From: £133pp

Chasing after the Northern Lights on a husky sled is a thrilling way to spend the evening. You will be carried through the wilderness, heading to excellent viewpoints for Aurora displays. Everyone will travel two people per sled, and the activity will last around two-and-a-half hours.

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Activity level: Medium

Minimum: 2 people

Available: Wednesday and Saturday at 8:20 pm

Who's the Meister (9km husky safari)

From: £100pp

Say hello to the friendly huskies at the Arctic Sled Dog Centre and pick up the art of driving a dogsled. You will then test your skills on a nine-kilometre trail. Travelling two people per sled, you will have the chance of swapping the roles of driver and passenger halfway. This is activity is ideal for those who wish to get a taste of dogsledding before going on a longer husky safari later in their holiday.

Read more about this activity

You will be out for around one-and-a-half to two hours.

Activity level: Low

Minimum: 2 people

Available: Wednesday at 10.30am


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

It's a husky day (25km husky safari)

From: £291pp

Reaching the Arctic Sled Dog Centre, you will receive full instructions on how to drive a husky sled before heading off on a 25km husky safari, going one person per sled. This adventure will give you a real sense of the trail, as you will be out for around four to five hours.

Picnic lunch included.

Read more about this activity

Activity level: High

Minimum: 2 people

Available: Thursday at 10.30am


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Lapland snowmobile safari (on request)

From: £312pp

This is the ultimate one-day snowmobile safari, covering a total distance of 80 to 100 kilometres, with a stop for hot drinks and a picnic lunch. You will drive your own snowmobile and will be out for between five and six hours.

Read more about this activity

Guides, instruction and equipment included.

You must be over 18 and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile.

Activity level: High

Available: Saturday at 10 am


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Traditional Finnish ice fishing

From: £30pp

A national obsession in Finland, ice fishing is a must-try activity in this part of the world. You will be taking to a local fishing spot on a frozen lake. Here, you will be shown how to drill through the ice and arrange a line. As you wait for the fish to bite, you can take in the scenery with a hot drink in hand.

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You will be out for around two hours.

Activity level: Low

Minimum: 2 people

Available: Tuesday at 10 am; Sunday at 1 pm

Ski like a Finn!

From: £50pp

Cross-country skiing is a much-loved activity in the Nordic Countries. Training in the basics will be provided, so it is an ideal session for those who have never tried the sport before. You will be out for around two hours.

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Guides, instruction, and equipment included.

Activity level: Low

Minimum: 2 people

Available: Monday at 10 am; Thursday and Sunday at 2 pm


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Local Culture and Short Reindeer Safari (3km)

From: £125pp

Learn about the culture of the original Lappish reindeer herders at one of the oldest farms in Finland. On this activity, you will head to a local reindeer farm and find out about the herder’s way of life, take a tour of the on-site museum to discover more of the history, and enjoy an enchanting reindeer sleigh ride. Lunch is served in a traditional Lappish ‘kota’ around an open fire.

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From late December, you will then enjoy a tour of the nearby Torassieppi Winter Village which features snow rooms, ice sculptures and a very cool restaurant!

You will be out for around three to four hours including transfers.

Activity level: Low

Minimum: 2 people

Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 10.30 am

Reindeer Aurora Experience

From: £109pp

Combine two of the most iconic symbols of Lapland for one very magical outdoor experience: a quiet reindeer sleigh ride in search of the Northern Lights. Covering around three kilometres, you will travel two people per sled.

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Thanks to the lack of light pollution, you will have a much better chance of spotting the Aurora. Following the safari, you will be served hot drinks in a traditional Sami tent, or ‘kota’. You will be out for around two hours, including transfers.

Activity level: Medium

Minimum: 2 people

Available: Tuesday & Thursday at 8.30 pm

Panorama Safari (30km Snowmobile Safari)

From: £96pp

This safari lets you get familiar with the surrounding region, taking you through the fells around Harriniva. Travelling two people per vehicle, you will have the opportunity to swap the roles of driver and passenger during a break on the way.

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Anyone wishing to drive must have a full driving licence and be over the age of 18. The total distance covered will be around 30 kilometres.

Activity level: Low

Minimum: 2 people

Available: Monday, Tuesday & Friday at 1.30 pm and Sunday at 10 am


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Tour de Olosvuoma (15km husky safari)

From: £133pp

You will receive full instructions from the Arctic Sled Dog Centre on how to drive a husky sled. You will then head off on a 15km husky safari, travelling two people per sled. This is an ideal safari for those who wish to try out a longer dogsledding experience with the chance to switch between driver and passenger. You will be out for about 2.5 hours.

Read more about this activity

Activity level: Medium

Minimum: 2 people

Available: Monday & Tuesday at 1 pm, Friday & Saturday at 10.30 am


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Northern Lights tour by minibus

From: £96pp

Head into the night-time wilderness and look to the skies for the Northern Lights. Your guide will have examined all the weather and solar forecasts, using their immense local knowledge to take you to the very best Aurora viewing locations. You may also head over the Swedish border!

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Hot drinks are included in this 3-4 hour activity.

Minimum: 4 people

Available: Thursday at 9 pm

Please note: this activity can only be booked locally

Snowshoe and Arctic Elements Sauna World

From: £100pp

Your guide will transfer you into the beautiful Pallas Fell area where you will strap on your snowshoes for a hike in this stunning landscape. You will gain some elevation in order to witness the best views before a picnic lunch is enjoyed around a campfire. After your walk, you will call in at the Pallas Nature Centre for an informative stop.

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The reward for your earlier efforts is time at the Arctic Elements Sauna World at Jeris where four saunas await. This is a popular and traditional pastime in Finland that is used for relaxation and meditation as well as mental and physical cleanliness. Jeris offers a luxurious facility to experience this just as the locals do and the spa has also been designed with strong eco-credentials, the first of its kind in Finland. This is thanks to features such as the geothermal heating generated from the Jerisjärvi lake, 100% renewable electricity from wind, water or solar power and the shower water is from the nearby under earth fountain.

The four saunas have been carefully themed on the four elements; earth, air, fire and water, as these are found in all traditions and shamanic wellbeing rituals. These elements combine to create a fifth, steamy löyly, the spirit of sauna. Each element is represented by Finnish gods or goddesses, as the protectors of the saunas:

  • Sauna of Tapio (Earth). Tapio is the antlered king of the forest and in this sauna, you will feel the earthly and forest surroundings of the Finnish wilderness. Created from wood, tiles and natural stone, the sauna is split into four areas, north, east, south and west, each providing a different kind of löyly from mild to hot.
  • Sauna of Ukko (Fire). Ukko is the king of all gods and master of lightning, fire and air. This smoke sauna is the most traditional, and a favourite among the Finns. The wood heating process carries the smoke throughout to create a dark colouring, smokey scent and if you choose, a fiery heat.
  • Sauna of Vellamo (Water). Vellamo is the goddess of water and the ruler of lakes and rivers. This sauna has a panoramic view over Lake Jeris, a holy place for Sámi people, with its waters reflecting light onto the sauna walls it offers an incredibly calming atmosphere. The soft and moist löyly means you can stay in for longer for extended relaxation.
  • Sauna of Ilmatar (Air). Ilmatar is the goddess of wind, and the first mother in the beginning of times. Made from wood and natural stone, this sauna has no fire or thick walls - instead infrared heaters are situated inside a traditional kota for a soft and gentle heat. Think of this as half sauna, half relaxation room.
  • For the brave (and healthy) you can also take a dip in the ice pool - a traditional part of the Finnish sauna experience.

In total, you will be out for around 5 - 6 hours.

Activity level: Low

Minimum: 2 people

Available: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9.30 am

Little Extras

Cross-country ski hire

From: £9pp

Book out some cross-country skis and try your skills out on Harriniva’s surrounding trails.


Image credit: William Lynds

Snowshoe hire

From: £9pp

You can hire snowshoes and go for a trek at your own pace over the snow.


Image credit: William Lynds

Special Nights

Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

From: £35pp

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.

Your surroundings may be made of snow and ice, but the thick sleeping bag and mattress will ensure a warm night.

Any required transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast are all included. You will enjoy your evening meal at your hotel prior to transferring to your snow igloo room in the evening at approximately 8:30/9pm. The toilet and sauna facilities are approximately 200 metres' walk away. You will check out after breakfast

Available: Monday to Sunday at 8.30/9pm

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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.

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.


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

Overnight in an Aurora Dome

From: £94pp

The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at both Torassieppi and Jeris, a location just a short transfer away, 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 (50-100m, approximately).

Clients may be allocated to either destination on arrival. Any required transfers and breakfast are included. For December dates at Torassieppi, you will have dinner at your hotel, prior to transferring to your dome at approximately 8:30/9pm; from early January onwards, you will check-in at approximately 4 pm and have dinner at Torassieppi. If you are staying at an Aurora Dome in Jeris, check-in is approximately 4 pm throughout the season and you will have dinner at Jeris as well.

At both locations, you will check-out after breakfast.

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

Overnight wilderness snowmobile safari

From: £408pp

Prepare for an exceptional snowmobile adventure. Following full instructions and safety briefings on driving snowmobiles, you will drive behind a guide through the incredible natural spaces in this region, passing lakes of ice and forests covered by snow.

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The first day will see you cover around 50 kilometres, reaching a wilderness cabin around the start of the evening. Here, a sauna will be fired up and dinner will be prepared over a campfire, with everyone pitching in to help.

This wonderful location is free from light pollution, providing excellent conditions for seeing the Northern Lights.

Having overnighted here, you will have breakfast and then cover the remaining 30 kilometres back to Harriniva, arriving around 11 am.

You will travel one person per snowmobile throughout and so you must hold a full driving licence and be over 18.

All instruction and equipment are provided (including an Arctic grade sleeping bag).

Activity level: High

Minimum: 4 people

Available: Saturday at 3 pm

Overnight husky safari (50km)

From: £520pp

This activity makes for a spectacular wilderness experience. Having learnt how to operate a husky sled, you will be taken by an energetic husky team through amazing natural environments, covering around 20 to 25 kilometres per day. You will spend the night at a remote wilderness cabin, having dinner and breakfast there. Lunch will be had on the outdoor trails. You will be in responsible for looking after your husky team and assisting with campsite tasks, like collecting firewood.

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Each wilderness cabin is a little different to the others; some have very basic facilities, without running water or electricity – a real chance to experience simple living in the natural world! Each one is welcoming and comfy, keeping everybody warm after a day on the trail and offering dormitory-style sleeping arrangements. As the cabins are in truly remote locations, you will be far away from light pollution, making your position ideal for seeing the Northern Lights.

All instruction and equipment are provided (including an Arctic grade sleeping bag).

Activity level: High

Minimum: 2 adults

Available: Friday at 10.00 am


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Overnight in a wilderness cabin

From: £183pp

In the evening, you will be transported by either minibus or snowmobile-pulled sleigh to a local wilderness cabin with shared facilities about 45 minutes away.

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A lovely wood-fired sauna will be ready for you by the lake, and a wholesome dinner by a warming fire can be looked forward to. Away from light pollution, you will have clearer views of the night sky – and hopefully the Northern Lights! Sleeping bags will be provided for the night, and a delicious breakfast will be served the next morning before you head back to Harriniva.

You will stay in either a shared mezzanine sleeping area or can choose to upgrade to a private room if you prefer (subject to supplement and availability – please contact our team for a quotation).

This activity does not include your hotel accommodation back at Harriniva.

Activity level: Low

Minimum: 4 people

Available: Saturday at 5 pm

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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 to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

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To secure your holiday for next season, you can make a pre-sale booking and fix the price of your trip at the pre-sale price displayed below. Simply by paying an initial deposit of £100pp, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain preliminary and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed, you will then have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead.  A further deposit payment will be due at the time of us confirming the trip details to you. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your full deposit payment. We reserve the right to charge supplements where there are significant changes to an itinerary or increases in flight costs. Any non-package rates remain subject to change.

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The Specifics

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 people (during activities the maximum group size is approximately 24 people)

Group Size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Minimum and maximum age

If a specific minimum age applies to this holiday, it can be found in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page.

Unless otherwise stated in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page, the minimum age for participation in an Aurora Zone holiday is typically 12 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company www.activitiesabroad.com.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.

Medical History and Advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this, we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.    

Insurance

Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

Booking Activities Locally

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

The UK Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ 

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Brexit information for British Passport holders

For the most up to date information on how the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your holiday please click here to view our Brexit information for British Passport holders.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

Terms and Conditions

Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website: https://www.theaurorazone.com/booking-conditions

Traveller Reviews

We could not fault one tiny thing 12 February 2020 by Patricia and Stephen Riches

Our holiday was amazing from the minute we stepped off the plane. Everyone at both locations were so helpful. Lowryt took us ice fishing one morning and then snowmobiling in the afternoon and then made time to cook a fish I had caught and shared it with us; that just made our day! He was amazing and also a big shout out to Maria. Everything was very well organised and the guides were constantly
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checking we were ok and not too cold. The food was very nice and plentiful. The Aurora Dome was a fabulous experience and our log cabin overlooking the frozen river was very comfortable. I could go on and on about this holiday - it was truly magical. It is very hard to pick a favourite moment but I really enjoyed driving the huskies, we did a night trip and a day one. For my husband, he really enjoyed the snowmobiling. We were very lucky to see the Northern Lights, however even if we hadn’t, this has been the most amazing holiday which will be hard to top.
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Harriniva - Aurora Escape 05 January 2020 by Victor & Claire Hiscock

Overall the holiday was good and we are pleased we went. Actually caught the lights on two occasions.

Easily the best holiday we have ever had - can't wait to experience something like it again. 05 January 2020 by Jonothan Booth and Siobhan Lovatt

Hard to choose between seeing the aurora, going husky sledding or the snowmobiles. All were great fun in their own way and a great way to spend our time. The guides were super friendly and really knew what they were doing so we always felt comfortable and confident.

The customer service from The Aurora Zone has been excellent 03 March 2019 by Anna & Christopher Carpenter

The food, activities and accommodation were all excellent. There were some really lovely staff at the accommodation too including an excellent barman at Harriniva. We would definitely recommend booking through The Aurora Zone! The customer service from The Aurora Zone has been excellent, along with our really helpful and friendly guide Katrina.

Overall a fantastic experience 06 February 2018 by Jane and Neil Bates

We originally booked to see the Northern Lights but that became secondary to all the great activities. We did see the lights just not in full technicolour.... Next time... All our guides were great, friendly, helpful and worked really hard to ensure everything ran as smoothly as possible. We had a couple of extremely cold days (-35 ish) and the guides ensured we kept moving to warm up and checked
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on us frequently. In addition, flights with Finnair were great. Good service, on time, clean and friendly.
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Fab Holiday 03 February 2018 by Charlene Skinner & Joe Hutton

To be honest from the moment we stepped off the plane to the moment we left everything we did from walking to huskies to skiing everything was so much fun! Fab Holiday, Fab staff at the hotel, the guides. Everyone made our holiday amazing. We saw the Northern lights 4 times but underneath them by Boyfriend proposed. The Food was amazing and we couldn't have wished for a more perfect time away.
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I've said to everyone that booking thru Aurora Zone is a most and traveling to Lapland is a bucket list that shouldn't be ignored. DO it, its really worth it.
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Finland is amazing 01 February 2018 by Neil and Barbara Boulton

Cannot fault the hotel, food, rep, guides or hotel staff at all. Finland is amazing, the people are friendly and the staff and guides couldn't do enough for us and they are passionate about the country. Really enjoyed the dog sledding and reindeer sleigh ride. Sleigh ride as it was done at night, under the moon and stars with two of us in a sleigh. Very romantic. Sledding as it was a faster pace,
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lovely to see the dogs and how they work.
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Perfect holiday - thank you so much 31 January 2018 by Charlene Skinner and Joe Hutton

The holiday from start to finish was amazing and we can't pick a favourite memory because, in all honesty, the holiday was perfect. We had amazing service from all the staff, amazing food and all the activities were so much fun and very well organised. My boyfriend proposed to me under the Northern Lights, so this is also an amazing memory for us but the little gift left by the rep and the hotel
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staff just completed it. Thank you to everyone and we will defiantly return. Don't change a thing because everything you did and will continue to do was ideal.
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We thought everything was lovely 30 January 2018 by Clive and Lesley Hollingsworth

We thought everything was lovely with very attentive Reception staff at the hotel probably the best Reception staff we have encountered anywhere.The Auora Workshop was expertly led by a wonderful guide from Chile, named Alan. He led us in the evening on an adventurous trail through the forest with a wonderful prize at the end of a campfire and hot drinks and biscuits.

10 out of 10 just isn't enough to say how much we enjoyed our experience 30 January 2018 by Donna Redford and Stephen Baker

Pre holiday info and booking easy to follow and the staff I spoke to were helpful and knowledgeable. On arrival at the airport - Greta was on hand to guide us and welcome us to Lapland. The hotel was comfortable, warm and the staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make our stay incredible, especially Laura and Eve. There aren't enough stars to rate them 10 out
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of 10 just isn't enough to say how much we enjoyed our experience. Meeting the huskies and getting to hug them was great. As I was unable to ride the sleigh due to back problems, they gave us a tour of the compound and a talk so I could experience a little of the tour. However the tour was great and the guides were phenomenal. We had a FAB time and will be returning soon. The staff and guides were incredible and we wish to thank them all.
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Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful holiday 24 January 2018 by Janice and Stephen Aldridge, Ainsley Smith and Angel Child-Dixon

Thououghly enjoyed this holiday. Probably one of the best I have ever had. The activities are amazing and catered for all ages. Our party of four ranged from 19-68. We didn't have an unenjoyable activity. It was such an amazing holiday. We even saw the Northern Lights which was such a bonus as there was a lot of clouds. I have been on lots of holidays but this was undoubtedly one of the best. The
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staff were amazing and friendly and couldn't do enough for you. All the activities were worth paying for. Not a holiday to be sitting around doing nothing. There's always something to do. The pancakes cooked over the open fire were amazing. I would recommend a visit here for anybody any age. The Northern Lights really made the holiday that extra special. Brought a tear to the eye, it's something I never thought I would see. If your thinking of visiting Finnish Lapland then Harriniva is definitely the place to go. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful holiday.
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Holiday was absolutely amazing 16 January 2018 by The Hunter Family

The overall holiday was absolutely amazing. We all had a great time. The support and help received at the time of booking was extremely good and helpful with all questions and queries answered. Without a doubt the snowmobile safari was a favourite and we must put a special shout out for our guide Jenni. She was brilliant. She took photos of us all and then whatsapp'd them to us which made the
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whole experience more meaningful and gave us a sense that she wanted us to enjoy our experience as well. She also cooked our pancakes for the Aurora workshop and was our guide for our snowshoe trek. She always stopped and chatted to us, without a doubt a very valued person. I would def book again and have given the link to your site to a few people as highly recommended it :-)
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We will go back 22 January 2017 by Peter and Louise Stone

The holiday was really good and we had a fantastic time, Finland and the people were really warm and friendly and we will go back. Many of the reps were really good in their communication and very helpful. Katrina - resort rep was great and very useful, she could not have done a better job.

First class experience 15 January 2017 by John and Julie Hammond

Everything about the holiday could not be faulted one of our best ever holidays. Your company was recommended to us by experienced travellers and our whole holiday was a first class experience and we have already recommended you to others.

Katarina our guide was fantastic 08 January 2017 by Zoe Richards and Duncan Louca

Katrina our guide was fantastic - when one of our activities was delayed by 45 mins, she left a bottle of wine behind the bar for us to have with dinner as a way of apologising. She was always around to offer tips and advice during our stay. The guides and hotel staff were also fantastic and helped make our trip very enjoyable. We got engaged on the first day there - and we were soon getting lots
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of congratulations from all of the staff whenever they saw us. Most enjoyable activity: "It's a husky day" - it was great to get to work closely with the dogs, harnessing them up and feeding them as well as getting to take them out with the sledge. Least enjoyable activity: Probably the ice fishing - as there were no fish and we got rather cold. Not the fault of The Aurora Zone or the guides - they made it as comfortable and enjoyable as they possibly could.
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Nellim 31 January 2016 by Ross & Jacqueline Campbell

Brilliant holiday thanks, and one that we will be recommending to all of our friends.

Wow, where do I even begin on this one! 31 January 2016 by Alistair Bowditch

Wow, where do I even begin on this one! I went on a holiday to show my wife the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights) which I had been fortunate enough to have seen previously. In the event, we had such a fantastic time that the fabulous light show we eventually witnessed was a total bonus. The obvious emphasis of the holiday is understandably the Aurora, but the truth was that the fabulous
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activities on offer (and we tried them all) kept us fully occupied from first thing in the morning to last thing at night! This could have been more accurately sold as an 18-60 (a spin-off of the old 18-30 holidays). Due to the nature of the activities, this was an adult only holiday which was a bonus we hadn’t expected. There really was so much to do. In a brief and very packed week we went on snowmobile safaris, dog sledge safaris, (and husky flatulence is something that has to be experienced to be believed), ice fishing, late-night snowshoe walks, cross-country skiing (several times – wow that was hard work), late-night sauna and hot tub, at -15C staring up at the stars, walks into Muonio (twice) and across to Sweden via the river bridge, lunch in the “Ice Palace” and an unbelievable evening in the Aurora Dome down on the river – but a fantastic venue, then someone turned on the Northern Lights for 3 ½ hours! You should change the name from Aurora Zone to Aurora Euphoria!!! Despite what you might hear about Scandinavia, Finland IS NOT expensive. Beer and food is the same as the UK, fuel was the same price as in England, and the two supermarkets in Muonio (only a short walk away) sold everything that the tourist needed. The staff in the hotel were fabulous and without exception, it is the best holiday I have ever had! I really can’t suggest anything to better what was on offer at Harriniva.
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This trip certainly exceeded expectations in many ways 17 January 2016 by Sharon Bolton

I would like to thank the team out in Torassieppi for helping make my Birthday celebrations even more spectacular than I expected. This trip certainly exceeded expectations in many ways and with a few sightings of the Aurora Borealis what more could I ask for? Each activity was special in its own way. I enjoyed them all immensely but the one that stands out and brought tears to my eyes was
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returning back to base over a frozen lake with the sun setting, not a sound around except the glide on the ice 'mushing' with a husky pack- truly memorable! The Guides certainly know their job well and were such friendly people too. I would personally like to thank the team: Katrina (rep), Carly (reception), Piia, Valtteri,Scotty (guides & transfer), Eve, Lasse, Topi (amazing chefs) - nothing was too much trouble for this team, they were absolutely brilliant! I do hope to return another time and take up a husky safari as I had a truly magical day 'mushing' with my team of dogs. So many wonderful memories to treasure, thank you so very much to all the Aurora Zone Team (the wine for my birthday was a lovely gesture too).
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First class 03 January 2016 by John Evans

Katrina your rep at Harriniva was brilliant, as were all the Harriniva staff and activity leaders we met. Loved the hotel, loved the food, and once again, both your staff and all the folk at Harriniva were absolutely first class.



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  • Specialist

    Aurora knowledge and experience

    Unique holidays, in the very best destinations

    Expert guides – exceptional local knowledge

    Advice and guidance every step of the way

  • Comprehensive

    We include more in our holidays than any other Aurora operator

    Price Comparison guarantee

    No ‘from’ prices, everything you see is included in the price

    No hidden extras

  • Independent

    Proudly Independent

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

    Personal, hands-on service

    Fair and sustainable work ethos

  • Trusted

    100% ATOL and ABTA protection

    Providing peace of mind

    Award-winning

    Responsible relationships

    Over 16 years’ experience