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All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
This week-long adventure in Finnish Lapland takes you to two brilliant destinations, renowned for their Northern Lights reputation and Arctic experiences. In Harriniva’s pristine surroundings, you’ll snowshoe, snowmobile, dog sled and enjoy a dedicated Aurora activity. In Levi, the Northern Lights Village awaits, where you’ll stay in an Aurora Cabin for the chance to spot the display right from the comfort of your bed.

What's included?

ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE

  • Flights: return direct flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä. Regional and non-UK departures available on request (flight routes are subject to change).
  • Transfers: return airport transfers and transfer from Harriniva to Levi
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in a wilderness plus hotel room and 3 nights in Aurora Cabin
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included: Husky Safari, Snowmobile Safari, Aurora Workshop, Aurora Reindeer Safari, Snowshoe and Spa (daytime), Aurora Hunting in Wilderness, Northern Lights snowshoeing, Daily hotel Sauna at Harriniva (order subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for duration of your stay
  • Services of our representative

Finnish Lapland is an expansive area with plenty of Northern Lights locations to choose from, and this week-long adventure takes you to two renowned destinations filled with Aurora opportunities.

In Harriniva, the snowy surroundings, welcoming accommodation and dark skies get your holiday off to a flying start - with an itinerary filled with activities to make the most of what’s on offer. You’ll make tracks snowmobiling and snowshoeing, both brilliant ways to explore the wilderness. Harrniva’s famed dog sled centre offers the unforgettable chance to take a husky safari through the wilds and as darkness descends, all focus falls on the Northern Lights. An Aurora workshop introduces you to the myths and legends behind the display as you scan the night sky. Finally, complete your Lappish experience with a relaxing night time reindeer sleigh ride to search for the natural phenomenon.

The second half of your week will be in Levi, with the Northern Lights Village fully equipped to take your Aurora hunt well into the night. This memorable accommodation is specially designed to give you a view of the dark skies, and hopefully the Northern Lights, as you lay tucked up in bed. We’ve also included two dedicated Aurora activities to really maximise your chances of seeing the display.

With the opportunity to experience two superb Finnish destinations, enjoy Arctic activities of a lifetime and dedicated Northern Lights hunts, this 7-night trip is one you won’t forget in a hurry.


Image credits: Antti Pietikainen
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Key facts

Duration:7 nights
Pace:Balanced
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  • Upon arrival at Kittilä airport, you will be met and transferred approximately 1 hour to Harriniva to begin your week-long winter break.

    Here you will check into your cosy hotel room and then enjoy dinner in the restaurant. Make sure you keep an eye on the sky as you are now firmly in Northern Lights territory.

    Included Meals:  Dinner
  • Following breakfast, you will have some free time to explore the surroundings ahead of your husky adventure this afternoon.

    After lunch, you will have a guided tour of Harriniva’s famed dog sled centre before receiving driving and safety instructions on how to handle the sled. The dogs may be excitable while the brakes are on but when they take you into the wilderness, they will quieten down and settle into their pace, leaving you to enjoy the breathtaking winter scenes as they pass. You will travel for approximately 15km and ride two per sled with the option to swap drivers halfway. This activity will last for around two and a half hours

    Afterwards, you will meet with your local guide to find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the Northern Lights. This workshop will also introduce you to the science behind the phenomenon. Your expert guide will answer questions and try and give you a better understanding of this remarkable phenomenon and the science behind it. This activity will last around 1 hour.

    Dinner will be served in the restaurant this evening.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Following breakfast and lunch in the restaurant, you will head out on a snowmobiling safari to explore more of the Lappish wilderness. You will receive a full safety briefing and instructions on how to drive the snowmobile before following your guide along the trails and out into the wilds for approximately 30km. You will ride two per machine with the option to swap drivers but please note, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile. The activity will last for around two hours.

    Enjoy dinner in the restaurant ahead of tonight’s search for the Northern Lights. In true Lappish style, you will ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer, travelling silently into the night. You will journey through the frozen forest, looking up at the sky for the Auroras that may appear above. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a hot drink by the fire. You will be out for approximately one and a half to two hours.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Following a transfer into the spectacular Pallas National Park, you will strap on snowshoes and hike in this wonderful region. You will be treated to some lovely views along the way before having lunch in Jeris. A visit to the Pallas Nature Centre is also included (depending on opening times).

    A rewarding finish to the activity comes with a visit to the lakeside Arctic Spa at Jeris. In Finland, the sauna is a place for relaxation, meditation as well as mental and physical cleanliness, and Jeris has got the perfect facilities to experience this traditional pastime. For the very brave (and healthy), take a dip in the icy waters of Lake Jeris to experience a spa day just as the Finns do.

    In total, this activity will last for around five to six hours.

    Following dinner, you have a free evening to enjoy your last night in Harriniva as you please. As always, keep your eye on the sky for the Northern Lights.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Following breakfast, you will transfer to Levi, approximately an hour away. Upon arrival, you will check into your unforgettable Aurora Cabin.

    Enjoy lunch and dinner in the hotel restaurant ahead of tonight’s search for the Northern Lights. You will travel in a minibus or coach, using its mobility to your advantage to drive to a prime lookout location. Along the way, you will stop and take photos at some scenic locations before travelling along the shore of Lake Äkäslompolo.

    Once you reach an optimal Northern Lights viewpoint, you will enjoy warm drinks and snacks as you wait in anticipation for a show. This activity lasts for approximately 3 hours.

    Once you reach a prime Northern Lights viewpoint, you will enjoy warm drinks and snacks as you wait in anticipation for a show.

    Please note: There will be no campfire or kota but you can hop on the bus if you feel cold. 

    For the more active guests, you can upgrade to a Northern Lights snowmobile safari instead. Please talk to our Aurora Travel Experts at the time of booking.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Today is free for you to enjoy however you please. You could add on another Arctic activity to fill your time, see our ‘personalise’ tab for more information.

    All meals will be served in the hotel’s restaurant as usual ahead of tonight’s search for the Northern Lights.  Strap on a pair of snowshoes and follow your guide into the quiet forest, where the only sound will be the soft snow beneath your feet. Enjoy a gentle walk into the Arctic night and make your way to a cosy hut where you can warm by the fire with hot drinks and snacks. You will be out for approximately two hours.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Today has been left completely free for you to enjoy at your own pace. See our ‘personalise’ tab for a range of activities.

    As usual, all meals will be served in the hotel restaurant. You could add another Northern Lights activity tonight, or simply enjoy your Aurora accommodation and search from the comfort of your bed.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Today it is sadly time for your winter adventure to come to an end. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. If you have an early departure time, we’ll box up breakfast for you to take with you.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Harriniva Wilderness Hotel

Nights: 1-4

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 throughout the day at reception, but it is not free of charge, so we would recommend taking a travel kettle if this is of particular importance to you
  • 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

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.

Northern Lights cabins

The hotel has a small number of cabins available on the riverbank, which offer a more secluded accommodation option. The cabins have double or twin beds, a private sauna, an en-suite shower room with a hairdryer, a small kitchen and a lounge 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.

Wilderness plus rooms

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


 Image credits Emmi Kähkönen - Harriniva Hotels & Safaris

Levi Northern Lights Village

Nights: 5-7

Located in the far north of Finland, 16km away from the centre of Levi and close to the ski resort (approx. 14km), the Northern Lights Village sits tucked away in its own piece of wilderness. 

With 40 Aurora Cabins, you’ll have the brilliant opportunity to view the Northern Lights right from your bed. Each cabin comes equipped with a half-glass roof with the twin or double beds situated underneath. This is one of the few places in the world where you’ll prefer a sleepless night! 

All cabins are in walking distance of the Buffet restaurant which serves local, Lappish delicacies. 

Facilities

The village restaurant takes inspiration from the traditional wooden Finnish tipis with Lappish décor. 

Using flavours from Lapland and the Barents Sea regions, the Buffet restaurant serves local food and special delicacies. Breakfast is a buffet of continental options and some hot dishes. Evening meals are a buffet with starters of soups and salad, and then a choice of local meat or fish will follow. Dietary requirements are all well-catered for as long as we are informed at the time of booking.

All activities start from The Northern Lights Village (except the reindeer tour and art gallery) to make your holiday as easy as possible. 

Aurora Cabins

Each Aurora Cabin comes equipped with a half-glass roof which all face north, for optimal Northern Lights viewing. What’s more, the windows are laser heated to ensure the snow melts and you have a constant view of the Arctic. The designs are based on a traditional wooden kota (tepee) in Finland. 

Inside, you’ll find twin beds which can be made into a double and there is also the option for two extra beds. There is a shower room, toilet and luggage storage area (please note that hot water is limited). You also have tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, minibar and unlimited WiFi.

Cabins are not cleaned between arrival and departure unless requested from reception. Additionally, towels can be exchanged at reception if required.


Please note: the images displayed are of the sister accommodation in Saariselkä. The new Aurora Cabins at Levi will be built in a similar style and images will be available soon. 


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Harriniva Riverside Cabins

Supplements from: £92pp

Built in summer 2018, these new cabins 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.

Credit: Antti Pietikainen

Special Nights

Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

From: £84pp

Complete your winter adventure with a truly memorable night at the Torassieppi Winter Village. Staying in a traditional snow igloo room, this age-old design keeps the outside temperatures out and the inside at a moderate level.

Though the entire room (and even your bed) is made out of snow, your thick sleeping bags will ensure you stay warm all night.

Transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast 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.

Please note that the price shown is based on you keeping your hotel room for the duration of your three/ seven-night stay. Other rates apply for additional nights. Please contact us for a quotation.

Available: Monday to Sunday at 8.20pm

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

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Helsinki city break

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Activities

Cross-County Ski School

From: £54pp

Cross-country skiing is a traditional and hugely popular activity in Lapland. You don’t need any previous skiing experience as your expert guide will teach you the basics. Then you will all head along the forest trail to see more of the winter landscape as you glide across the snow.

Duration: 2 hours

 

Raekallio Art Gallery Visit

From: £44pp

Visit Reijo Raekallio’s home gallery to see his wonderfully designed building as well as a varied exhibition.

Raekallio has spent 50 years painting the everyday life of the people, reindeer and nature of this wonderful region and his art brings the beauty of the surroundings to life with atmospheric colours.

You will be transferred to and from the gallery approximately 1km away.

Duration: 2 hours

Husky Safari (10km)

From: £149pp

For those who want a little more than a taster of husky sledding, this 10km track is a longer expedition so you can really settle into your role as a musher.

You will usually travel two per sled (one driving and one as a passenger in the sled) but there are also 4 person sleds available.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours in total (10km or 1hr 15 sled ride)

Husky Safari (5km)

From: £119pp

Husky sledding is one of the most popular Arctic activities and when you try your hand as a musher, you’ll soon see why.

When you first meet your team of sled dogs, chances are they will be excitable and barking, eager to get going. Rest assured, as soon as they take to the trail, they will quieten down so you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

You will usually travel two per sled (one driving and one as a passenger in the sled) but there are also 4 person sleds available.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour in total (5km or 40-minute sled ride)


Image Credit: Visit Levi

Reindeer Farm Visit and Short Sleigh Ride

From: £116pp

Reindeers are synonymous with Lapland and during this activity, you’ll gain a wonderful insight into their importance when you meet a local reindeer breeder.

You will learn all about reindeer herding and the Sámi culture before jumping into the sleigh and letting these wonderful animals take you on a 1km ride through the wintery forest.

There will also be time to feed the reindeer and take photos with them. Drinks and snacks included.

Duration: 2 hours


Image Credit: Visit Inari

Snowmobiling and Ice Fishing

From: £173pp

Combine two popular Arctic activities during this snowmobiling and ice fishing experience. You will follow your guide on snowmobiles, travelling over fells and through snowy forests until you reach a frozen lake in the wilderness.

Here, your guide will help you drill a hole through the thick ice. Then you’ll bait the hook and see who is lucky enough to get the catch of the day.

You will also build a fire and enjoy a meal – if you’re lucky enough to catch any fish then this will be served at lunch.

Please note, you will travel two per snowmobile with the option to swap drivers however, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile. Children aged 14 and under will travel in a sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children who are 13-14 years old and 140cm tall can choose to travel pillion on their parent’s snowmobile but will be charged as an adult.

Duration: 4 hours


Image Credit: Visit Levi

Snowmobile Safari (4 Hours)

From: £151pp

For the ultimate snowmobiling experience, this longer safari takes you further into the wilderness to really appreciate the scale of the snowy environment.

On this journey, you will travel through wintery forests, powdery snowdrifts and admire the breathtaking scenery all around you. Your guide will stop in various places so that you can capture these amazing sights on camera and you will also enjoy hot drinks and snacks.

Please note, you will travel two per snowmobile with the option to swap drivers however, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile. Children aged 14 and under will travel in a sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children who are 13-14 years old and 140cm tall can choose to travel pillion on their parent’s snowmobile but will be charged as an adult.

Duration: 4 hours


Image Credit: Paul Palmer - Laplandfoto.com & Visit Levi

Snowmobile Safari (2 Hours)

From: £102pp

Snowmobiling is a must-do Arctic activity. It is a vital form of transport in these remote locations but offers you an adventurous way to explore the stunning Lappish landscapes.

Along the way, you will stop at scenic locations to take photographs and admire the views and you can warm up with a hot drink and snacks.

Please note, you will travel two per snowmobile with the option to swap drivers however, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile. Children aged 14 and under will travel in a sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children who are 13-14 years old and 140cm tall can choose to travel pillion on their parent’s snowmobile but will be charged as an adult.

Duration: 2 hours


Image Credit: Kimmo Salminen & Visit Levi

Little Extras

Cross-Country Skis and Snowshoe Rentals

From: £34pp

You can hire cross-country skis or snowshoes for some independent exploration. Talk to the staff at the hotel for trail guides and best locations.

Sauna Cabin

From: £17pp

Unwind Finnish style with a sauna session. Choose from a public ticket or private slot for 10, 15 or 20 people.

Duration: 1 hour


Image Credit: Matt Robinson

Special Nights

Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

From: £84pp

Complete your winter adventure with a truly memorable night at the Torassieppi Winter Village. Staying in a traditional snow igloo room, this age-old design keeps the outside temperatures out and the inside at a moderate level.

Read more about this activity

Though the entire room (and even your bed) is made out of snow, your thick sleeping bags will ensure you stay warm all night.

Transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast 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.

Please note that the price shown is based on you keeping your hotel room for the duration of your three/ seven-night stay. Other rates apply for additional nights. Please contact us for a quotation.

Available: Monday to Sunday at 8.20pm

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.

Read more about this activity

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

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Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

To secure your holiday for next season, you can make a pre-reservation by paying a deposit of only £50pp. The provisional prices, departure dates, and itinerary remain subject to change. We will contact you when final details are confirmed, and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed then a further deposit (typically of £350pp) will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation. 

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Holiday group size (approximate)

For all departures except 9th December, the minimum group size for this holiday is 2 and the maximum is 24. Please note that activities are not private and you will be joined by others. The 9th December departure has a minimum group size of 8 and a maximum of 24.

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 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 15 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.

Minimum age

The recommended 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

Photographing the Northern Lights as it was a hopeful primary aim of the holiday, and they performed for over an hour for us! 28 March 2018 by Paul & Lisa Workman

We loved the snowmobiling as it was the first time and needed to compare it to jet-skiing. Husky sledding as we love the dogs anyway. Photographing the Northern Lights as it was a hopeful primary aim of the holiday, and they performed for over an hour for us!

We had a really wonderful holiday 27 March 2018 by Claire & Denis McMillan

HUSKY SLEDDING - Just a wonderful experience with the dogs going through the beautiful landscape in the cold, crisp air. We had a really wonderful holiday and were lucky enough to see the lights on 3 of the 4 nights (the 4th night I was seeing stars and blue lights anyway).Staff at the hotel were very pleasant and informative and the accommodation was warm and comfortable. Also the organisation
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and information prior to the trip was excellent.
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They really make the holiday even more special 22 March 2018 by Jane & Michael Bentley

We thoroughly enjoyed the other activities we took part in, husky safari, snowmobiles and aurora workshop. All our guides were so knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Plus we treated to a full aurora display as we snowmobiled on our last night. The hotel staff, guides and Greta were all extremely friendly and helpful. They really make the holiday even more special, if that's possible!

I was VERY impressed 14 March 2018 by Tina Shoon & Simon Phelan

I was very impressed with the efficiency of staff. All transfers were well planned. Every activity was well thought out and on time. The food in Harrinava was just lovely. I was VERY impressed, always a hearty meal. At no time was I hungry or felt the need to snack. I think what impressed me the most was the sheer enthusiasm of the guides. It was stunningly obvious that they all really
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enjoyed the activity they were leading on and that enthusiasm was infectious. Especially the guide who took us snow shoe walking: she was even hugging the trees which made me smile!!!!!
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A very slick well organised holiday 06 February 2018 by John and Julie Pollock

A very slick well organised holiday in Harriva. Busy schedule but we packed everything in and had a fantastic experience. Thanks

An awesome holiday 23 January 2018 by Aidan Limerick and Aoife O'Sullivan

The Husky safari was great fun meeting the dogs and seeing how keen they were to run and how much noise they make while waiting compared to the silence when they run; also a nice way to take in the surroundings at a more relaxed pace than the snowmobiles and the driver gets to see everything too as the dogs do most of the steering. Really well organised with lots of fun activities to occupy your
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day but still leaving plenty of time for you to relax and not feel you're run ragged trying to keep up. The cold weather kit provided is really good, particularly the snow boots, so comfy and warm we want a set. The hotel staff and guides are all really friendly and happy to answer any questions and always had the info we wanted (or could get it quickly). Even though we weren't lucky enough to see the Aurora we still had a great holiday with lots of new experiences and memories and will definitely look at doing a repeat in the future.
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We had the most amazing time at Harriniva 12 March 2017 by Nicola Engelbrecht & Tracey Mills

We had the most amazing time at Harriniva. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and the place is just beautiful. We had one of the cabins which were right on the (frozen) river. The view is beautiful and it is lovely to have your own space and sauna. The cabins are about 200m from the main buildings so it is a bit of a hassle to get all dressed up in your warm clothing to just to walk up to get
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breakfast but it is worth it to have the space and it is much quicker to get outside to see the lights if they decide to come out. We found the range and amount of food provided to be great and there were a lot of options so you won’t go hungry. All the outer warm gear they provide is very warm but make sure you bring enough thermals as you are in them every day. The equipment room can be busy and there is only one person there so make sure you leave enough time to get your gear on the first day. The activities are all amazing and everything is very well run. We had the best guide for the week (Mathieu) who really made the experience. He was very passionate and knowledgeable about everything we did and had a great sense of humour. Our favourite activity was the snowmobiling which is great fun and on this tour, you get to do it twice. We were very lucky to have the Northern Lights come out on our last night while we were on the snowmobiles and thankfully Matthew knew what to look for as I would never have noticed them. The husky safari was also a highlight. The dogs are all very well cared for and seem to really love what they do. We had a great group of people on our trip as well and really enjoyed getting to know everyone and sharing the experience. I absolutely loved the week and am already looking at how to get back there as the place is just magical. Aurora Zone staff were amazing and made everything very easy. Their contact at the Lodge, Katrina was very friendly and welcoming. Amy on their sales team was great and very helpful with the booking and made the process very easy. I fully recommend this particular tour and The Aurora Zone.
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Can't thank you enough - fantastic holiday 12 February 2017 by Penelope Whiteman and Peter Baxter

A totally fantastic holiday 05 February 2017 by Sarah and Christopher Hamer

Gosh. Where to start. I think the daytime snowmobile was (the most enjoyable activity) just for the unexpected beauty of the ice trees on the tops. Not knowing that the air would change that evening and the whole resort and area became an ice forest spectacle. I also loved the cross-country skiing just for the racing heart and the exhilaration of mastering a new skill. Two guides stood out for us.
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Becky and Jenni - the 2 girls were great fun and when Jenni took us to the Reindeer Farm and gave us the history lesson she really spoke with knowledge and passion about the Finnish people and had a great sense of humour. Katrina as our welcome host was also a joy. You have a great team there and you should be proud of all that you offer. English were a minority which is such a shame and I am not sure why - a totally fantastic holiday. Scenes like I never thought I would ever witness and cold, gosh, who knew that it could actually get that cold and yet we still go out and enjoy ourselves.
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Great sightings of the Northern Lights 22 December 2016 by The Harrison Family

We had a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable, interesting, amusing. We had great sightings of the Northern Lights - by walking, snowshoeing and late-night snowmobile riding – were all excellent. Also great that guide was a photography expert who could assist us with settings on our cameras as well as taking some wonderful shots which he shared. Husky sleighing – fantastic - would happily have
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done this for longer or as an additional day. The other highlight, for all of us, were the huskies and sleigh riding with them.
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Seeing the Northern Lights was everyone's dream come true...AWESOME! 17 February 2016 by Richard Boittier

The whole trip was very well organised and we always felt the staff were making every effort to ensure we were completely satisfied. We were a family of 7, so everyone had their own special moment. Seeing the Northern Lights was everyone's dream come true...AWESOME! We embraced every activity! Our excellent holiday began with the first call to Barry Nolan. We had concerns about our Son's special
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needs and dietary requirements. Barry took his time to go through every aspect of what may be involved with the various activities and assured us of how the staff on-site would take care of us. When we arrived at Harriniva, everything that Barry had said was reflected by the local team. Despite a late arrival, the staff took the time to reassure us that they had prepared special meals for my son and showed us where all his food could be found on the buffet. For the activities, our guide Becky was truly amazing! Her knowledge and experience was second to none, but more importantly, her patience and understanding with our son was just brilliant. She went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure he had a great time. A very special thank you to Becky!
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This was the best trip we have ever been on 10 February 2016 by Rebecca Hancock

This was the best trip we have ever been on. We've only ever made up our own itineraries and travel arrangements in the past, but we were nervous about doing something so adventurous and yet so remote, which is the reason we opted to go via Aurora Zone. Everything was perfect. (Most enjoyable activity): Seeing the Northern Lights, because we had resigned ourselves to the fact that we probably
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wouldn't, given the weather! Other than that, snowmobiling was great fun whizzing across the snowy landscape. It helped that the group size was very small and the guide was knowledgeable and friendly (Jenny). She even took loads of photos with her own camera and WhatsApped them to us afterwards, which really went above and beyond. The reindeer and husky safaris were also great. Absolutely WONDERFUL trip. We desperately want to go back as soon as we can. We couldn't believe how friendly and welcoming the Harriniva staff were and the lengths they went to to make our experience so special. Also, our rep Katrina was great - we had a bit of an accident on our transfer to the igloo when we realised we had left a pair of walking boots in the van. Katrina rang round at nearly midnight and made sure we got them back, which was much appreciated!
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Our trip was perfect 29 April 2013 by Debra Carlson

Our trip was perfect. The small group was pleasant (and all participants quite amiable). Each day was very well organized, but never felt rushed. And the local guides were all incredibly patient - no mean feat at the end of the season! Most enjoyable: Seeing the Aurora Borealis, and driving a dog sled. Both firsts for us, and not something we can do in our country (at least not like this). And it
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is always a pleasure and honour to visit another part of the world, and meet people from other countries.
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The whole holiday was very well organised 22 March 2013 by Victoria Yandall

The whole holiday was very well organised from my initial contact with The Aurora Zone right up until we touched back down in the UK. The information provided in advance was very helpful and I always received a prompt and polite reply to e-mails and phone calls. It was great to be met at the airport and Emma provided the right amount of information and was very friendly and approachable. Favourite
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activity: If I had to pick it would probably be the two day husky safari, but everything was really good. Least favourite: Stopping for tea and coffee on the night of the snowshoeing, because our hands got absolutely frozen! The snowshoeing itself was fun though.
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Totally different to anything else we had done 11 March 2013 by Christopher Sweby

Husky sledges were totally different to anything else we had done (and we had the Northern Lights out in the wilderness). Snowshoeing - it was very hard work; Improvements: It was about right.



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