Price from £1,725pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Pace:Balanced
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information
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  • Flights: return flights from London to Finland are included. Either direct or via Helsinki depending on your date of Travel. Regional departures may be available and subject to a supplement. Please ask our travel experts for more information. Flight routes are subject to change
  • Transfers: return group airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 nights’ accommodation in a standard double rooms. Log cabin and suite upgrades are available (subject to availability and supplements apply)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included: Northern Lights snowshoe hunt, reindeer safari, Northern Lights hunt by sleigh or snowmobile, snowshoe in national park, husky safari (10km), snowmobile to Amethyst Mine, Aurora kota visit by car and wilderness kota dinner (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing is provided for the duration of your stay
  • Services of our expert local guides and representative
  • Aurora alert service until approximately 1 am

‘Searching for the Aurora Borealis’ has proven to be one of our most popular itineraries over the years, so we offer it at both the Hotel Aurora and the Hotel Luosto Tunturi.

The Hotel Luosto Tunturi is in the centre of the village of Luosto and provides guests with excellent facilities. Here you will stay in the superior rooms (suites available for a supplement) or in one of the delightful log cabins, a short walk away.

All guests have access to the pool, jacuzzi and sauna facilities at the Luosto Tunturi Hotel and those staying in the cabins also have the luxury of their own sauna and log-burning stove.

Luosto itself offers a great deal, with a small selection of shops and cafés, nestled at the base of the fells and tucked in amidst the trees. The cross-country ski trails and seven downhill ski slopes are also a real favourite with guests.

The hotel offers an Aurora alert service for guests, as well as the Aurora Lounge area where you can find details about the Northern Lights. Luosto has an exceptional Northern Lights record and the small lake behind the hotel is a great spot for an evening stroll in search of the Lights.

This itinerary is balanced with mainly half-day activities, which allow you to sample some of the key Finnish experiences while providing free time to simply unwind and enjoy your surroundings.

Experiences include dog sledding, a reindeer safari, snowshoeing and a visit to Luosto’s unique Amethyst Mine.

The all-important evening activities include a visit to the famous Aurora kota, a snowshoe search for the Northern Lights, a hunt in a snowmobile-pulled sled and dinner in a kota restaurant.

We love this trip because it offers a choice of wonderfully comfortable accommodation, huge Aurora potential over seven nights and relaxed activities in a winter wonderland.

If you are travelling over one of our festive Christmas and New Year dates then you will be joining in with the hotel’s wonderful celebrations. These will normally include special a special traditional festive meal and a very special guest during dinner at Christmas and a celebratory meal and live music on New Year’s Eve. Please ask our Travel Experts for further information.

©Lapland Hotels & Graham Greenway &Miika Hämäläinen

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  • Spend the night in an Arctic View Room

    From £270pp

    Why not end your holiday in real style with a night in a stunning Glass Arctic View Room! These rooms are situated close to the Hotel Aurora, a short walk from the Tunturi Hotel and the cabins.

    These luxurious rooms offer great views to the northern skies. The panoramic windows and partially glassed roofs mean that they are ideal for keeping your eye out for a potential Aurora display.

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    Hotel Aurora's ten rooms will bring guests closer to the Finnish Winter's polar nights in total comfort – with high-quality features, fully-equipped bathrooms and great views. Guests will enjoy dinner in the delightful restaurant at Hotel Aurora and breakfast the next day is also included.

    Our standard price is based on guests spending their final night in the Arctic View Rooms. You will therefore be asked to check out of your previous hotel room or cabin on the morning before your stay. If you would prefer to keep your hotel room or spend a different night in these unique rooms (or indeed if they are fully booked for your final night) supplements will apply. Please contact one of our travel experts for a quote for your chosen departure date. You can of course also choose to spend an additional night in Lapland to enjoy these rooms following your holiday.

    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.

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays, you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Please note: the arrival day of this holiday changes depending on the date of travel chosen and the available flight routes. Because of this, the order of activities is a sample of how they may run and as a result, it may change. Your final itinerary will be provided to you upon arrival to Luosto but all will be included in your holiday (subject to availability).

Tue 12 Dec 2017
to Tue 19 Dec 2017
Adults£ 1,985 Single Adult£ 2,384
Fri 05 Jan 2018
to Fri 12 Jan 2018
Adults£ 1,725 Single Adult£ 2,124
Fri 12 Jan 2018
to Fri 19 Jan 2018
Adults£ 1,725 Single Adult£ 2,124
Fri 19 Jan 2018
to Fri 26 Jan 2018
Adults£ 1,725 Single Adult£ 2,124
Fri 26 Jan 2018
to Fri 02 Feb 2018
Adults£ 1,775 Single Adult£ 2,174
Fri 02 Feb 2018
to Fri 09 Feb 2018
Adults£ 1,795 Single Adult£ 2,194
Sun 11 Feb 2018
to Sun 18 Feb 2018
Adults£ 2,135 Single Adult£ 2,534
Fri 23 Feb 2018
to Fri 02 Mar 2018
Adults£ 1,795 Single Adult£ 2,194
Fri 02 Mar 2018
to Fri 09 Mar 2018
Adults£ 1,795 Single Adult£ 2,194
Fri 09 Mar 2018
to Fri 16 Mar 2018
Adults£ 1,795 Single Adult£ 2,194
Fri 16 Mar 2018
to Fri 23 Mar 2018
Adults£ 1,795 Single Adult£ 2,194
Fri 23 Mar 2018
to Fri 30 Mar 2018
Adults£ 1,795 Single Adult£ 2,194
Fri 30 Mar 2018
to Fri 06 Apr 2018
Adults£ 2,125 Single Adult£ 2,524

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

Next year's provisional dates and prices

To secure places for next season, you can make a provisional booking and fix the cost of your holiday at the provisional package price displayed online. Simply by paying a deposit, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain subject to change and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed. You will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit. 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.

Fri 30 Nov 2018
to Fri 07 Dec 2018
Adults£ 2,355 Single Adult£ 2,805
Tue 11 Dec 2018
to Tue 18 Dec 2018
Adults£ 2,235 Single Adult£ 2,685
Fri 04 Jan 2019
to Fri 11 Jan 2019
Adults£ 1,945 Single Adult£ 2,395
Fri 11 Jan 2019
to Fri 18 Jan 2019
Adults£ 1,945 Single Adult£ 2,395
Fri 18 Jan 2019
to Fri 25 Jan 2019
Adults£ 1,945 Single Adult£ 2,395
Fri 25 Jan 2019
to Fri 01 Feb 2019
Adults£ 2,000 Single Adult£ 2,450
Fri 01 Feb 2019
to Fri 08 Feb 2019
Adults£ 2,020 Single Adult£ 2,470
Sun 10 Feb 2019
to Sun 17 Feb 2019
Adults£ 2,405 Single Adult£ 2,855
Fri 22 Feb 2019
to Fri 01 Mar 2019
Adults£ 2,020 Single Adult£ 2,470
Fri 01 Mar 2019
to Fri 08 Mar 2019
Adults£ 2,020 Single Adult£ 2,470
Fri 08 Mar 2019
to Fri 15 Mar 2019
Adults£ 2,020 Single Adult£ 2,470
Fri 15 Mar 2019
to Fri 22 Mar 2019
Adults£ 2,020 Single Adult£ 2,470
Fri 22 Mar 2019
to Fri 29 Mar 2019
Adults£ 2,020 Single Adult£ 2,470
Fri 29 Mar 2019
to Fri 05 Apr 2019
Adults£ 2,380 Single Adult£ 2,830

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

This holiday requires a minimum of 2 participants on all dates except for the 12 February 2017 which requires a minimum of 8 people to take part. 

You will be joined by other visitors for the activities and the maximum group size is typically around 24 people. 

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 15 years old however, for some activities and shared transfers, our guests may be joined by others and these may include those of a younger age. Any younger participants will be fully supervised by an adult and the guides will ensure that they are only able to participate if there will be no affect on the activity experience.

To drive a snowmobile you must have a full driving licence and be over 18 years old. To travel on a snowmobile (as passenger or driver) guests must also be a minimum of 140cm tall.

Group sizes and minimum numbers

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

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

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

See our booking conditions for further information.

Order of activities

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

Medical History and advice

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

See our booking conditions for further information.

Experience and fitness

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

Guides and safety

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

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

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

See our booking conditions for further information.

Booking activities locally

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

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

Car Hire

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

Aurora alerts

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

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

Minimum age

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

To drive a snowmobile you must have a full driving licence and be over 18 years old. To travel on a snowmobile (as passenger or driver) guests must also be a minimum of 140cm tall.

Call out charges for Luosto

If you need to call a doctor out to assist you in Luosto during your holiday the following charges will apply: Call out to Luosto approx - €400 (min 350€)

To make an appointment and go to the clinic during the week is as follows (plus taxi costs):

20 mins - €62
30 mins - €77
45 mins - €102
60 mins -€142

Weekends an average of €134

The doctor on call does accept credit card payments (except American Express) and depending on your insurance policy you may be able to claim these charges back upon your return to the UK. Please carefully read your policy documentation or speak to your insurance company to double check this and you may also need to produce a receipt to assist with your claim.

  • Overall Amazing 06 March 2017 by Nigel & Gail Cooke

    Best holiday we have ever had, overall amazing. Guides were very friendly and didn’t mind you asking them questions and they were very informative about the area and cultures. I loved the peacefulness, no hustle and bustle, no shops, not many people - it was lovely. Northern Lights are just something you can’t explain and very emotional; we loved the husky sledding and the snowmobiling
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    especially the night one.
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  • Extremely impressed 26 February 2017 by David & Helen Newton

    We were extremely impressed by the standard and quality of the thermal suits, boots and gloves. Despite temperatures of -8c to -15c we never once felt cold.

  • We had an amazing holiday 12 February 2017 by Vicky and Carl Slater

    The equipment and clothes provided were excellent and perfect for the activities and weather. The activities were amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed all the activities, and also added a cross-country skiing lesson on a free day too. All of the tour guides were lovely, informative and very friendly. We had Hanna on several activities, and she put us at ease each time and made it very enjoyable. The
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    guides are also a good source of local knowledge and wildlife. We had an amazing holiday, and would come back again! Thank you!
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  • Best holiday we have ever had 12 February 2017 by Rosemary & Spencer Haines

    We had a fantastic time, and are planning to holiday with you again.  We loved the snowmobiles and the meal in the kota.  This is the best holiday we have ever had. Brilliant!

  • All superb 15 January 2017 by David and Jennifer Lemon

    From the moment we arrived at Kittila to the time we were dropped back there a week later everyone we dealt with was excellent. Greta was friendly and efficient and did what she promised. All local staff great, as well as being very relaxed, so nothing was a hassle.

  • Everything was brilliant from the minute we arrived to the minute we left! 07 February 2016 by Theresa Burt

    Everything was brilliant from the minute we arrived to the minute we left! I personally enjoyed all of the activities and especially appreciated that there was always something extra included e.g. when we went snowshoeing we stopped and the guide built a fire and we all had hot drinks and on the final night when we had the sledge pulled by the snowmobile in search of the Aurora Borealis we stopped
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    at a Kota and the guides cooked pancakes over the fire. We did every single activity and really enjoyed them all. I'd like to thank everyone involved in this holiday, Dawn who booked it, Sarah the rep in Luosto and every single one of the guides who helped to make this a wonderful unique experience for us all. Thank you all!
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  • Will definitely recommend your company to friends 31 March 2015 by Jean Bott

    I just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic trip to Luosto, and this birthday surprise for my husband worked out perfectly. Will definitely recommend your company to friends. 

  • The absolute highlight was getting to see the Northern Lights twice during the trip 06 March 2015 by Christine Winter

    I really enjoyed 'mushing' my own team of dogs on the husky safari - but the absolute highlight was getting to see the Northern Lights twice during the trip.

  • Activity guide was excellent 07 April 2014 by Carole Ghazali

    I gave an excellent to the activity guide because Pascal led most of the excursions that I went on. He is obviously very passionate about what he does, is extremely knowledgeable and a most interesting person to listen to. He answered all questions and gave anecdotal accounts of things he had experienced and I very much enjoyed being with him as a result.

  • Northern Lights and fun 04 April 2013 by Karen Doyle

    We can't thank you enough for organising a trouble free, interesting, exciting holiday. From the first time we used your website to the phone calls I made, where I spoke to a person who had actually been to the hotel, down to the kind and attentive guides you provided, all was brilliant. The guides took care of us and everything ran like clockwork. We had lots of fun and some rest as well. The
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    lights were kind and showed four nights running. The hotel was clean with friendly staff providing interesting food and venues to eat at. The lists you provided were very useful and we didn't really need our warm boots and coat as all were provided. The pool was nice with the hot tub with amethysts on the ceiling and the Finns are so gentle and kind. We loved the reindeer man and the hot drinks and snacks on the outings. Best of all was the surprise last evening venue. Cool. We made many friends around the fire in the grounds and took some briliant photos for memories.
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  • Searching for the Aurora Borealis 04 April 2013 by Alan Turner

    It is difficult to chose (a most enjoyable) activity as they were all very enjoyable. I think that the most enjoyable events were the sighting of the Aurora Borealis on the night of Wednesday 20th March - a magical show. Perhaps the most enjoyable organised event was the Husky sled driving where we couldn't stop laughing after losing the sled and team when we tipped over whilst cornering. The
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    "Teepee" dinner on Friday was also a special occasion we will never forget. This was a very special holiday in a magical setting. We thought the age profile of the party was good and we did not feel like the grandparents of the party and were able to keep up with all the activities. Thanks for a very well organised and memorable trip.
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  • Local reps were fantastic 26 March 2013 by Steven Coppen

    Local reps were fantastic - always ready to help. Most enjoyable activity was the Husky safari. Exhilarating and there were puppies! The Northern Lights - though not really under your control. All activities were great. We liked the balance of activities to free time. Extra activities could always be slotted in if wanted. 

  • Our first winter holiday. We had a great time 22 March 2013 by Maureen Coles

    Our first winter holiday. We had a great time and were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights twice. Most enjoyable activity was snowmobiling for me, dog sled for my husband and jointly snowshoe walking. Dinner in the ice restaurant was most unexpected and great fun with the Northern Lights coming out to play at the same time. Cold weather clothing etc was excellent. They had thought of
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    everything including head torches. 
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  • Just FANTASTIC! 13 March 2013 by Matthew Horwood

    Our trip to Luosto was just FANTASIC! The holiday reps were great and the activity crew just brilliant! If we had the money we would be going next year or later this year. 

  • It was the holiday of a lifetime! 08 March 2013 by Tina Grace

    It was the holiday of a lifetime! The activities were very well organised and the fantastic display of Lights on the Friday just topped it off perfectly. Most enjoyable activity: Hard to say - they were all brilliant but really loved the husky ride.



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