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All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
Escape the stress of everyday life and spend seven nights in the depths of Lapland. This holiday includes nights in two of our unique accommodations with guests spending a night in an Aurora Dome as well as a night in a snow igloo. In between, you will be based in cosy Northern Lights Cabins at Harriniva. We include some all-important Aurora activities, including a snowshoe search and an Aurora hot tub session. Your days are free to tailor your time, explore at your own pace or add in some extra activities.

What's included?

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

  • Flights: direct return flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä. Routings are subject to change. Non-UK and regional departures may be available on requests (supplements may apply)
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 5 nights accommodation in Northern Lights Cabin with 1 night in a snow igloo and 1 night in an Aurora Dome
  • 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 1 am

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.

As an added bonus your holiday includes some truly exceptional accommodation as you spend your first and last nights in unique Aurora Dome and snow igloo accommodation, with the remaining five nights being spent in a Northern Lights cabin.

The snow igloos can be found at  Torassieppi Winter Village, and come complete with reindeer skins and thick sleeping bags. The domes are basically Arctic glamping and can be found at both 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 of 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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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.

  • After breakfast, you will check in to your Northern Lights Cabin at Harriniva.

    This morning 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).

  • 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.

  • After a day of leisure where you are free to tailor your time as you see fit, tonight you will be transferred to either the Torassieppi Winter Village or an Aurora Dome to spend your final night in Lapland in style.

    You will have dinner at Harriniva before being transferred for your memorable last night. 

    Regardless of your room for tonight, please note that you will be checking out of your Northern Lights Cabin at Harriniva today at 10 am, so you will need to take all your belongings with you to either Torassieppi or Jeris tonight. Luggage storage and facilities will, of course, be available to you during the day.

    If you are staying in a snow igloo tonight, you will normally enjoy dinner at Harriniva before transferring to Torassieppi early evening. If you are in a dome then you will typically transfer early afternoon and have dinner at either Jeris or Torassieppi, depending on the dome you have been allocated. The final arrangements for today will be confirmed to you locally.

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

Please note: depending on your booking, you will stay in an Aurora Dome at Torassieppi or Jeris on day one and a snow igloo at Torassieppi Winter Village on day 6; or vice versa. The order will be confirmed at the time of booking.


 

Included in price

Torassieppi Winter Village

Nights: 1

Located on the edge of Pallas Ylläs National Park, Torassieppi Winter Village is a marvellous construction of ice and snow, which is built anew each season. The winter village is surrounded by a picturesque backdrop of forested fells and frozen lakes.

It is located next to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm, where you will enjoy breakfast following your night in a cold room.

The Winter Village is an exhilarating place to spend the night in a unique setting.

Hotel facilities

  • The Winter Village consists of approximately 10 cold bedrooms where guests sleep
  • There are also further ice and snow constructions for you to explore including a snow chapel and an ice restaurant (opening times vary)
  • Whilst you will sleep in the cold room, breakfast will be enjoyed in the warm building of Torassieppi Reindeer Farm. Here you will be served a hearty buffet breakfast. Torassieppi aims to use as much locally sourced and organic food as possible
  • You will also have access to the warming sauna and toilet facilities, which are approximately 200 metres' walk away
  • There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the main reception and restaurant building

Snow rooms

Torassieppi has approximately 10 snow rooms which are constructed anew each year inside large snow igloos. Beds are made of snow and ice, which are covered with a mattress. You will be kitted out with an Arctic grade sleeping bag and so you should stay warm. The indoor temperature of around -5°c is fairly consistent no matter what the weather is doing outside. 


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. 

Harriniva Wilderness Hotel & Cabins

Nights: 2-6

Harriniva Wilderness Hotel resides in the remote north west corner of Finland near the small town of Muonio, high above the Arctic Circle and ideally located within the Aurora Zone.

It is situated on the edge of Finland and should you cross the river that runs next to the hotel you will find yourself in Sweden.

The hotel is owned and run by the Pietikainen family, along with their sister hotels at Jeris, Kittila and Torassieppi. These hotels are famed for the warm welcome you receive and for the enthusiasm of the guides who work there, in addition to the wonderful and varied activities which they operate daily.

Hotel facilities

  • The hotel restaurant has three dining areas and serves simple and hearty food. Breakfast is a Scandinavian style buffet with a range of options and your evening meal is generally a salad buffet followed by a set main meal and dessert.
  • There is a pub which serves a range of beers, wines and spirits and is the ideal spot to socialise with the other guests.
  • Separate sauna facilities are available for men and women, free of charge, during the evenings for around three hours. There is also an Aurora Wellness Centre which is situated on the river bank and offers a range of treatment and therapies. At busy times these should be booked in advance.
  • Wi-Fi is available free of charge throughout the hotel and there are two PCs available for guest use in reception. There is also a small souvenir shop in reception which sells some lovely gifts and also a small range of snacks.
  • Tea and coffee facilities are available throughout the day but there is a charge for this so we would suggest bringing a travel kettle if this is important to you.

Northern Lights cabins

The cabins are located right on the edge of the river and have double beds (formed from two single beds pushed together) or twin beds, a small kitchenette, their own private sauna and en-suite shower room with a hairdryer. As they are located slightly away from the main building and also facing the frozen river, there is minimal light pollution, so if the Northern Lights do appear during your stay you will be able to witness a stunning display from just outside your cabin door.

Aurora Dome

Nights: 7

These incredible structures are found at both Torassieppi and Jeris and they offer a rather different overnight experience for guests. Shaped like domes, these tents have pleasant, cosy décor, with one wall designed to be see-through, allowing you to gaze at the night sky in search of the Northern Lights.

Each dome has a double bed and wood-burning stove. Toilet, shower and sauna facilities are just a short walk away (around 50-100 metres).

Depending on availability, you will either stay at an Aurora Dome in Torassieppi or Jeris. 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. Any required transfers and breakfast are included.


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen and Harriniva Hotel and Safaris

Other options

Harriniva Riverside Cabins - Brand New for 2018

Just built this summer, we are unable to provide winter images of these lovely riverside cabins, but once the first snow of winter falls in Harriniva, they will make the perfect cosy winter escape.

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 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.


Upgrade to a Riverside Cabin: from £199 per cabin 


Credit: Antti Pietikainen

Special Nights

Overnight wilderness snowmobile safari

From: £437pp

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: £495pp

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: £246pp

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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Snowmobile to Torassieppi Winter Village (40km)

From £158pp

Zooming a 20km route past frozen lakes and forests blanketed in white, you will make your way to the Torassieppi Winter Village, built entirely of ice and snow. Take time to look around at its incredible rooms and decorations before enjoying lunch in the on-site ice restaurant. You will then make your way back to Harriniva. While the setup is to travel two people per vehicle, we especially recommend upgrading to one each for a more personal experience (please ask our Travel Experts for a quote).

Guides, instruction and equipment included.

Duration: approximately 3.5 hours
Minimum group size: 2 people
Activity level: medium
Available: Thursday & Saturday at 10 am


Other options

Activities

Spa and smoke sauna

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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The bubbling hot tub, cool relaxation pool and traditional Finnish smoke sauna are great for relaxing and for those feeling particularly brave, you can even go for a dip in the lake and 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 3 pm

Northern Lights workshop with pancakes

From: £25pp

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 traditional pancakes, cooked in the kota over the open fire. A minimum of 2 adults is required for this activity.

Activity level: Low

Available: Mondays at 4 pm and Fridays at 3 pm

Northern Lights 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

Northern Lights 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.

Read more about this activity

Duration: 2-3 hours

Minimum group size: 2 people

Activity level: low

Available: Monday & Saturday at 9 pm

Northern Lights Husky Safari

From: £125pp

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 one-and-a-half hours.

Read more about this activity

Activity level: Medium

Minimum: 2 people

Available: Wednesday and Saturday at 8:30 pm

Who's the Meister (9km husky safari)

From: £92pp

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: Thursday at 10.30am


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

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

From: £325pp

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: £246pp

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. While those taking part travel two people per vehicle, we suggest upgrading to going one person per snowmobile (please speak to our Travel Experts for more information). You 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: On request and subject to availability, a total of 4 participants are required in order for this trip to operate.


 Image Credit: Antti Pietikainen

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 & Saturday at 10 am; Sunday at 1 pm

Cross-country skiing - Harriniva trails

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: Tuesday at 10 am; Thursday and Sunday at 2 pm


Image credit: William Lynds

Sámi culture and short reindeer safari (3km)

From: £125pp

The Sámi are Lapland’s indigenous people, and their culture can be appreciated throughout the region. On this activity, you will head to a local reindeer farm and find out about the Sámi herder’s way of life, help feed their animals and take a tour of the on-site museum close by. This is one of the oldest farms in Finland, welcoming visitors from all over the world. An enchanting reindeer sleigh ride is included, followed by lunch in a ‘kota’, or traditional Sámi tent.

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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

Northern Lights safari by reindeer

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 9 pm

Snowmobile panorama 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.

Read more about this activity

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


 Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Tour de Olosvuoma (17km husky safari)

From: £125pp

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 17km 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


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Northern Lights tour by minibus

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

Please note: this activity can only be booked locally

Snowshoe and spa

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 lakeside spa pools at Jeris where saunas, a hot tub and the chance to take a dip in the icy waters of Jeris Lake.

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

Activity level: Low

Minimum: 2 people

Available: Wednesday and Friday 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 wilderness snowmobile safari

From: £437pp

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.

Read more about this activity

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: £495pp

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.

Read more about this activity

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: £246pp

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.

Read more about this activity

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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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 £50pp, 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. Should you wish to proceed, the remaining deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp 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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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.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities is always subject to change and guests will be provided with their final itinerary upon arrival.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation.

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.

PREGNANCY

If you are pregnant at the time of booking your holiday or you discover you are pregnant prior to your departure, firstly – congratulations! Secondly – please tell us as soon as possible. This situation does arise, and we are able to advise you both from our own first-hand experience and from discussing this at length with our expert local partners who have experience in this area. The more notice you can give us the better, in order to suggest any adaptions to the itinerary you have booked which will reduce the risk to both mother and baby. Please contact our customer service team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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.

Reduced Mobility

If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our travel experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.

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 level 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/                                                  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.

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 12 years old, however, for some activities and transfers, you may be joined by other guests and this may include some of a younger age than stated. Any younger participants will be fully supervised and the guides will ensure that their participation takes place only if the activities will be unaffected.

Very few hotels have a minimum age and there may be families staying at them with younger children, especially during the holiday periods. We do have some itineraries and destinations which are guaranteed to be adult-only, so if this is important to you please speak to one of our Travel Experts.

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

Traveller Reviews

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. Reallt 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 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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