Price from £1,295pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
VISITING: Finland
BROCHURE CODE: 2507

Key facts

  • Duration:4 nights
  • Pace:Relaxed
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information
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ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE

  • Flights: Return flights between London and Rovaniemi/Kittila (via Helsinki). Regional and non-UK departures available on request. Routings are subject to change
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 4 nights' accommodation in twin/double rooms. Log cabin and suite upgrades are available (supplements apply)
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included in the price: Guided Aurora trail walk, visit to the Aurora Kota by car, 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 1am

We have designed our Northern Lights at Leisure trip for those people who wish to enjoy the wonderful Arctic environment and increase their chances of seeing the Northern Lights but, at a relaxed and gentle pace. Whilst snowmobiling and husky sledding can be hugely popular activities we appreciate that they are not for everyone. This holiday is, therefore, ideal if you wish to enjoy a more leisurely pace during your Aurora hunting ventures.

You will be spoilt for choice with the wonderful accommodation options available in Luosto. These include the Luosto Tunturi Hotel which, with its swimming pool, spa facilities and superior rooms, makes for a delightful base for your Arctic retreat. Alternatively, you could choose to stay in the hotel’s cosy log cabins located just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel itself where you can make use of all of the hotels wonderful facilities. Finally, you may choose to stay at Hotel Aurora, which is a smaller, boutique style hotel with a truly fantastic restaurant. All of these wonderful accommodation options are centrally situated in the small ski resort of Luosto, meaning you can explore the village with ease.

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Throughout each day, you have been given free time to tailor your stay and have complete flexibility. You may want to relax in the pool, perhaps book some treatments (charges apply locally depending on the choice of accommodation) or take a walk outside to soak up your idyllic winter surroundings.

For those looking to be a little more active, there are a wealth of activities which can be arranged in Luosto and you can choose exactly how active you wish to be. You can enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride, visit an amethyst mine or try some of the more exhilarating activities such as snowmobiling and dog sledding. The cross-country ski trails, snowshoe tracks and downhill ski slopes are also popular options.

You will enjoy a range of Northern Lights activities including; a visit to the Aurora Kota for a fascinating presentation, an evening on the Aurora Trail and a dinner in a wilderness kota with excellent views of the night sky.

We have been sending guests to Luosto for many years now and it is a location that is sure to charm guests with its fell scenery, laid-back activities and friendly local people. We love this trip for its relaxed pace which makes it ideal for guests who wish to tailor their holiday whilst enjoying some dedicated Aurora activities.

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  • Exciting rides with snowmobiles and huskies

    From £146pp

    Spend four hours getting acquainted with two of the most popular activities in Lapland; dog sledding and snowmobiling.

    The activity starts with snowmobile driving instruction before you set off (travelling two people per machine) to a husky farm (around 12km away). When you get to the farm you will be given a full safety briefing and a demonstration on how to control a team of dogs and the sled. You will then enjoy an exciting 10km safari travelling two people per sled. 

    On the way, you will stop for hot drinks around a campfire. You will then return to Luosto. 

    Guides, instruction and equipment included. Snowmobile drivers must be 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence.

    Available: Monday and Friday at 9am
    Valid: 01 December 2016 - 14 April 2017


Other options

  • Downhill skiing lesson

    From: £76pp

    This activity is ideal for those looking to try downhill skiing or perhaps those who have taken a break from the sport and are looking to get back into it.

    Luosto's gentle slopes are ideal for some tuition and this group lesson lasts for around 50 minutes. The price includes your tuition, ski pass and equipment. After the lesson you will have an additional hour to enjoy the slopes independently if you wish to do so.

    Please note that the thermal overalls that are provided for you during your stay are not suitable for skiing and so you will need to bring your own ski wear. You will meet your instructor at the main building on the ski slopes (Knooli).

    Available: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 13.00

    Valid: 01 December 2016 - 14 April 2017

  • Snowmobile safari and reindeer farm

    From: £110pp

    Mix two of the very best Lapland activities as you snowmobile to a reindeer farm, where you can learn all about the lifestyle of the region’s traditional reindeer herders. Get close to the animals themselves before they pull you along on a sleigh ride.

    Hot drinks will be served before you return to Luosto on snowmobiles. Everyone will get full instruction on how to use the snowmobiles and will travel two to a vehicle, covering around 30km. The activity lasts for around three hours in total. 

    Guides, instruction, and equipment included. Snowmobile drivers must be 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence.

    Available: Tuesday and Thursday at 09.30
    Valid: 01 Dec - 14 Apr 2017

  • Afternoon with the huskies

    From: £148pp

    Those looking for a longer husky safari will especially enjoy this option. On being transferred to a local husky farm, you’ll greet the loyal pack which will pull you around, as well as receive full instructions on sled control.

    After this, you will head right out onto the 20km trail, which will take you through over some exceptional terrain filled with wonderful scenery. You will travel two people per sled, with the chance to swap over during the journey. There will be an en-route break for snacks and a hot drink. The activity lasts around three hours in total.

    Guides, instruction and equipment included.

    Available: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 2pm

    Valid: 01 December 2016 - 14 April 2017

  • Husky safari (10km)

    From: £102pp

    No holiday in Lapland would be complete without a husky safari. A short transfer will take you to a local husky farm where you will meet your enthusiastic team of dogs. You will be given full instruction on how to manage the sled before you hit the trails on a 10km route, travelling two people per sled. There will be a break for a warm drink before you head back to Luosto. The activity lasts a total of around two hours and fifteen minutes. 

    Guides, instruction, and equipment included.

    Available: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 13.30

    Valid: 01 December 2016 to 14 April 2017

  • Snowmobile search for the Aurora

    From: £97pp

    Lose yourselves in the Arctic night, driving snowmobiles through quiet forests and frozen expanses. While full instructions will be given, it is ideal to choose this safari if you have had experience of snowmobiles earlier in your holiday.

    Your guide will take you to a well-positioned Aurora lookout, from which you can get spotting the Northern Lights. Hopefully, they will also light the sky for your return to Luosto! You will be out for around three hours in total. 

    Guides, instruction and equipment included. Snowmobile drivers must be 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence.

    Available: Thursday and Saturday at 18.00 Dec - Feb; 19.00 in March
    Valid: 01 December 16- 31 March 2017

  • Tour of the fells by snowmobile (100km)

    From: £141pp

    This is the ultimate snowmobile trip for those looking to cover as much of the wilderness as possible. You will be fully instructed on how to work the vehicles before driving to the majestic Pyhä Fell.

    Epic scenery will meet you along the way: serene forests and icy marshes, as well as frozen waterways and rolling snowy spaces. At Pyhä, lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant before the journey back. After this 100km adventure, you will certainly be in need of an invigorating sauna trip to end the day! You will be out for around six hours in total. 

    Guides, instruction and equipment included. Snowmobile drivers must be 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence.

    Available: Wednesday and Saturday at 09.30
    Valid: 11 Jan - 14 Apr 2017

  • Northern Lights hunt by snowshoe

    From: £51pp

    Aurora hunters will not want to miss this activity, which involves a guided snowshoe trek to the perfect Northern Lights spotting point. Relax with a hot drink as you wait for the night-time show to begin. You will be out for around two and a half hours. 

    Guides, instruction, and equipment included.

    Available: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 20.00

    Valid: 01 Dec - 14 Apr 2017

  • Snowmobile tour and ice fishing

    From: £97pp

    Ice fishing is immensely popular in Lapland and well worth trying for yourself. After receiving full instructions on how to drive the snowmobile, you will ride two people per machine to a specially-selected fishing spot.

    Here, your guide will show you how to drill through the ice and set up your line. Enjoy a snack and a hot drink around a campfire and take in the wilderness while waiting for a fish to bite.

    Guides, instruction, and equipment included. Snowmobile drivers must be 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence. Total duration is around three hours. 

    Available: Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 13.30

    Valid: 01 Dec - 14 Apr 2017

  • Cross-country ski school

    From: £51pp

    A traditional Nordic activity, cross-country skiing is a fast-paced way to get acquainted with the snowy environment. Seasoned instructors will school you in the basics before you explore the 3 to 5km trails by Luosto (total activity time is around two hours).

    It will be possible to re-hire the equipment to head off on your own explorations later in your holiday – given that the sport is incredibly addictive, we won’t be surprised if you do!

    Guides, instruction, and equipment included.

    Available: Wednesday and Friday at 10.30
    Valid: 01 Dec - 14 Apr 2017

  • Snowmobile tour to the Amethyst Mine (10km)

    From: £86pp

    Take an adrenaline-filled snowmobile journey to summit of Lampivaara Fell, home to the only amethyst mine left in Europe, and a spot with outstanding views of the surroundings.

    Following a presentation on the gemstones, you will head down the steps into the mine and have the opportunity to dig for your own amethysts (this is a covered surface mine and so you do not venture underground). On the safari, everyone will ride two people to one snowmobile, covering around 10km. The total activity duration is around two hours. 

    Guides, instruction and equipment included. Snowmobile drivers must be 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence.

    Available: Tuesday and Friday at 13.30

    Valid: 01 Dec - 14 April 17

  • Snowmobile safari to a husky farm

    From: £120pp

    This experience makes for a superb introduction to two classic Lapland activities: snowmobiling and dogsledding. Having received full instructions on how to operate the snowmobiles, you will take a safari which ends at a local husky farm.

    Greet the dogs and get a briefing from the friendly mushers before embarking on a 4km husky ride. Returning to the farm, you will be served a hot drink before snowmobiling back to Luosto. The total activity duration is around three hours. 

    Guides, instruction and equipment included. Snowmobile drivers must be 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence.

    Valid: 01 Dec - 14 Apr 2017

    Available: Wednesday and Saturday at 10am

  • Reindeer safari

    From: £86pp

    Reindeer have always been associated with Lapland and are central to life in the region. After being swiftly transferred to the reindeer park, you will take a 30 minute sleigh safari through the forest.

    You will be able to enjoy a snack and hot drink while sitting around a campfire, learning about the lives of Lapland’s reindeer herders.

    Guides, instruction and equipment included. The activity lasts around one hour and forty five minutes including transfers. 

    Valid: 01 Dec - 15 Apr 2017

    Available: Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm

  • 'The Luosto Special' snowmobile safari

    From: £94pp

    This snowmobile safari offers up wonderful views of the fells which surround the village. After full instruction and a safety briefing you will take to the trails around Luosto travelling two people per snowmobile. 

    Rounding the bottom of Luosto Fell you will then head to Keski-Luosto Fell where the panoramic views of the area open out before you. The safari continues with a break for a warm drink around a campfire in a kota before you return to Luosto.

    You will be out for around three hours in total and will cover around 20km during your safari. 

    Snowmobile drivers must be 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence.

    Available: Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 10am

    Valid: 01 December 2016 - 14 April 2017

  • Spend the night in an Arctic View Rooms

    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.

    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.

    As most guests will be enjoying an evening activity, you will return to the Arctic View on your return.

    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.

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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Dates
Sun 04 Dec 2016
to Thu 08 Dec 2016
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Adults£ 1,295 Single Adult£ 1,465
Sun 08 Jan 2017
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Adults£ 1,295 Single Adult£ 1,465
Sun 22 Jan 2017
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Sun 05 Feb 2017
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Adults£ 1,345 Single Adult£ 1,515
Sun 26 Feb 2017
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Adults£ 1,365 Single Adult£ 1,535
Sun 12 Mar 2017
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Adults£ 1,395 Single Adult£ 1,565
Sun 26 Mar 2017
to Thu 30 Mar 2017
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Adults£ 1,395 Single Adult£ 1,565

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 on any trip next season, you can make a provisional booking. This means paying a deposit of £400pp to secure your holiday. We will contact you when the final dates and prices are confirmed and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel then we will refund your full deposit.

Dates
Sun 03 Dec 2017
to Thu 07 Dec 2017
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Adults£ 1,360 Single Adult£ 1,530
Sun 07 Jan 2018
to Thu 11 Jan 2018
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Adults£ 1,360 Single Adult£ 1,540

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 8 people except 04 December departure date when minimum is 2 people.

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.

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 1am 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 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.

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.

Hotel Aurora room key policy

Please remember to keep your room key with you and secure at all times!

Reception is open from 1am until 11pm. If you forget your room key whilst reception is closed then you will need to contact Keyservice on +358 (0)40 748 3423. There will be a charge of 70€ for opening the door.

If you lose your room key, please advise the reception immediately. Please note, that there is a charge of 100€ for a lost key.

  • We had a fabulous time 23 March 2015 by Lyn Ferguson

    Most enjoyable: Definitely the trip to the reindeer farm & the sleigh ride. We had a very frisky reindeer who thought it was a race! The husky safari was also excellent. Least enjoyable: All were very enjoyable, especially the Lappish dinner on the final night which was a lovely way to round off the holiday. The only thing that was not enjoyable was having four cloudy nights so no lights!! On
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    the day we left, it suddenly was sunny & clear.............what a shame! Obviously, we shall just have to keep trying! We realise you have no control over this!! We had a fabulous time &, had the lights appeared, it would have been the icing on the cake.
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  • The most magical, breathtaking experience ever! 02 January 2015 by Angela McLay

    Well what can only be described as the most magical breathtaking beautiful experience ever! Possibly the most beautiful place I've been. We were here for five days, the hotel was stunning, the food was delicious, the staff very welcoming and friendly. Our two reps Karen and Graham were fantastic, always there if you needed them. Huge choice of activities and the husky sleigh was easily my
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    favourite. Snowboarding, snowmobile sleigh Aurora hunt... everything was spectacular! I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone as it's a trip of a lifetime... and the biggest bonus was we saw the Northern Lights on the 3rd night.... breathtaking! Thank you Karen and Graham... I'll see you next year :)
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  • I saw the Northern Lights 06 November 2014 by Daniela Pountney

    I wanted to say a great big thank you for the trip I had hoped for AND I saw the Northern Lights! Everything worked really well. Hotel and food were much better than I had expected; Graham and Karen could not have been more helpful and the information you provided was extremely useful.The cold weather gear invaluable. All in all, superb, and I will definitely recommend your company.

  • The holiday of a lifetime 11 March 2014 by Duncan Mclauchlan

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say we had an absolutely amazing time in Finland. The reps over there (Karen and Graham) were amazingly helpful and very nice. We loved all the activities (particularly ice fishing!), plus the food was great. Sadly we didn't see the Northern Lights (silly clouds!), but there is always next year! Thanks again - it truly was the holiday of a lifetime.

  • A wonderful holiday 20 January 2014 by Anthony Lane

    We have just come back from our holiday. The holiday was wonderful, starting at the airport all the connections were fantastic. The hotel was nice and clean. The activities we went on were well worth the money as the Finns really welcomed you there. The weather was cold, down to - 26 on a few days, but the clothing supplied was great. To top off the holiday we actually saw the Northern
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    Lights!!! Aurora zone organised everything so we had no worries at all. Recommend this holiday.  
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  • Our Lapland Adventure 30 December 2013 by Russell Moss

    I took my wife to Luosto for her 40th birthday (total surprise). This was the most amazing holiday we have ever been on. Karen and Graham, the holiday reps, were amazing and could not of been more helpful. The hotel was the best hotel we have ever stayed in. All the staff were helpful and friendly. The food was amazing and delicious. Our room was beautiful. It had a balcony with amazing views of
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    the scenery. All there is in Luosto is the Tunturi hotel, a couple of gift shops, a small supermarket and the most amazing cafe we have ever been too (perfect amount of facilities). In the morning, you must go there for hot cinnamon doughnuts and coffee. AMAZING! Every night we did the short walk to the frozen lake in hope of seeing the elusive Northern Lights. We only went for four nights so we knew that we would be extremely lucky if we saw them. On the 3rd night, they came and they were stunning. We pre-booked with Aurora Zone snowmobiles and a husky ride. Both were events to remember, awesome! The cold weather gear supplied by Aurora Zone were brilliant and kept us toasty. Yohannis, our Snow Mobile Guide was fantastic. We would go back in a heart beat again. Just got to save up again. Aurora Zone, you were amazing!
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  • We had a great time 29 April 2013 by Olga De Haan

    We had a great time. The fact that Luosto is small so everything is in easy walking distance was great. The people were friendly and helpful, in a laid-back but efficient way, the food was great, the activities were good fun and we saw the Northern Lights to top it all off - couldn't have asked for better. In addition the local reps went out of their way to enable us to make our stay our own and
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  • A holiday of a lifetime 09 April 2013 by Margaret Roberts

    This was for us a holiday of a lifetime, like no other holiday experienced. From first to last it was so well organised with no hitches. The hotel was warm and comfortable and the special clothing provided was ideal. We will never forget the trip to Kuusiranta, fishing on the frozen lake and then enjoying a wonderful meal around the camp fire. The guides were very knowledgeable, kind and friendly
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    - always looking out for our safety and well-being. The high point of our trip of course has to be the sightings of the Aurora Borealis. How can one ever forget standing on the frozen lake and viewing the beautiful spectacle of the Northern Lights. A truly memorable holiday. Thank you.
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  • Just to let you know that we had a great time in Luosto 25 March 2013 by Godfrey Welchman

    We had a great time in Luosto. The hotel is superb, your team on the ground are very professional and friendly, as are the guides. We were lucky enough to get a brief display of Northern Lights on our first evening, followed by a faint one the next night. But I'm so glad that I booked the extra nights, because we saw a spectacular hour and a half display, including an active dancing curtain, on
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    our very last night.
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  • Excellent trip 09 March 2013 by Royston Jennings

    Excellent trip. We both enjoyed ourselves and the services that you provided.

  • Snowmobiling and huskies 19 February 2013 by Rosalind Godward

    Fantastic trips on the Snowmobiles and the Husky sleds. Sadly no photos of the Aurora but they remain in the memory.

  • No Aurora, but a fantastic experience 03 February 2013 by Nicholas Veck

    Unfortunately, Luosto was totally cloud-covered for most of our stay. It was clear on the first night though, and my camera picked up a faint Aurora (using a 20 second exposure), even though we could see nothing with the naked eye. Nevertheless, we had a terrific time - all the activities: snowmobiling, husky sledding, snowshoe walking, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, amethyst mining... 
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    they were all excellent first-time experiences. Hosts Peter and Lorna were really friendly and helpful - even if Peter did try to trick me into ice-bathing!! All the food was super - especially the reindeer and the smoke-cooked salmon on the last night. Now looking forward to trying again next year....
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  • Fantastic holiday in Finnish Lapland 03 February 2013 by Paul Rowse

    My wife and I have just had a fantastic holiday in Finnish Lapland in the resort of Luosto. You are in the wilderness surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The Hotel Amethyst Spa is extremely comfortable and our hosts Peter and Lorna couldn't be more helpful and welcoming. You have the chance to relax and take in the surroundings or take part in a range of activities which are with guides to
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    instruct and inform you of the history of the area. We want to go back and would recommend this trip to anyone. Thank you. Paul & Helen Rowse.
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  • The most wonderful time 20 January 2013 by Jacqueline Campbell

    Well, we didn't get to see the Northern Lights (too cloudy) but we had the most wonderful time. Hotel was warm and friendly, food tasty and plentiful - no complaints. The support from Peter and Lorna was first class. But what really made the holiday was the breathtaking beauty and peace of Luosto and surrounding area and the fantastic activities. Snowmobiling to the amethyst mine was great -
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    fascinating, beautiful and fun. And, yes, we found our amethysts (or they found us, according to the talk we had). Night time walk to the lake to find the lights was great - our guide was fantastic and taught us so much. And the biggest highlights? Driving our husky team and the husky farm (fabulous) and the wonderful evening at Kuusiranta - ice fishing, sauna and traditional Lappish meal, served with incredible hospitality and warmth. Truly magical memories to cherish. And the lights? Well - we'll just have to go back again, won't we?
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  • Our last evening at Kuurisanti was magical 12 January 2013 by Brenda Preece

    The trip to the Husky Farm was the best. The 4km ride through the Forest was a white knuckle ride with my daughter at the helm! The Amethyst Mine was also very good. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Our last evening at Kuurisanti was magical.

  • We saw the Northern Lights four times 05 April 2012 by Karen Gartside

    We travelled to Luosto the week of the 10th March and we were very lucky seeing the Northern Lights four times and wow what an experience, what a great way to spend a special Birthday. Everything on our trip was perfect, the hotel was good, and the food was excellent. We enjoyed the husky ride, one of the highlights, such fun. The local Reps were excellent. Overall 10/10.  

  • Wonderful holiday in a magical place 01 March 2012 by Kathryn Bostock

    A wonderful holiday in a magical place. I loved how it was unspoilt by tourism though it did cater for tourists.

  • Really enjoyed this holiday 01 March 2012 by Julia Head

    We really enjoyed this holiday - the Northern Lights didn't appear but that made no difference to our enjoyment, it would just have been a bonus!

  • Overall, this was a great holiday which exceeded expectations 06 February 2012 by Marianne Hough

    Overall, this was a great holiday which exceeded expectations. Was expecting a fairly basic hotel with basic food yet it was of a very good standard. The 10 Euro buffet lunch was excellent value and the breakfasts were superb with an enormous range including DIY waffles and porridge as well as the usual hot and cold choices. Dinner in the hotel's log restaurant which was about 300 metres away was
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    delightful and of an excellent standard.
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  • A truly exciting exciting experience all round 03 February 2012 by Paul Smith

    My partner and I have just returned from a five day break in Luosto. The main purpose of the trip was to celebrate his 60th Birthday. We both knew of course, the Aurora are a natural phenomenon, so went out with my best policy "hope for the best, but expect the worst". On arrival at the hotel Tunturi, after a very smooth and efficient days travel from Manchester and transfer from the airport, we
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    were handed our "Aurora alert" by the receptionist. The hotel was very clean and quite modern, food on the first evening was taken in the log cabin up the road, on following evenings in the hotel restaurant. Tasty and plenty to choose from, always a meat dish and a fish dish for mains. Breakfast was excellent, buffet style with hot and cold, including porridge, pancakes and pastries. The "Aurora alert" worked! On day two, just as we were starting off on a snowshoe trek the alert went off, yet it was only 8pm, surely this was too early? No it wasn't, the lights appear when they want to, not when you want them to. And so we had an absolutely fantastic display of the lights at their best, for over an hour, while stood in a clearing high above Luosto. Words will never describe that experience. The alert went off again at 1:30am, but we chose to stay in the warm. and just take in what we had experienced just a few hours before. Everything about the break was great, from the use of the cold weather gear, to the excursions, of which there are plenty; snow mobiling, husky rides, reindeer rides snow shoes etc. The spa at the hotel was very good, pool jaccuzi and sauna. Hotel staff very friendly. Activities Abroad/Aurora Zone reps very friendly and good company. Overall, a truly exciting experience all round, and the lights being the icing on the cake for my partner's birthday!
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  • Everything about our short holiday was amazing 31 January 2012 by Jeffrey Ainsworth

    Everything about our short holiday was amazing. My wife requested assistance from Finnair and they had everything timed to perfection with professional and friendly staff throughout. The hotel staff and facilities were excellent. The food was very good with a nice range of menus over the 4 days and they even arranged something for our breakfast when we had an early start (7am!) which was left in
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    our room. Your local reps Peter and Lorna were both charming and helpful. We saw the Aurora on 2 nights out of 4 - what a wonderful display. As far as organised activities were concerned I really enjoyed the snowmobile ride to the reindeer farm; very exhilarating!
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  • We could not have asked for a better service 20 December 2009 by Katie Curnin

    Snowmobile ride to the mine was my favourite activity. The scenery was great and the ride back down was thrilling. Richard really enjoyed the Huskies and would have loved to spend more time with them. Hotel was great, very clean and warm despite lots of people tramping in and out all day covered in snow. All of the activity provider staff were wonderful. They were extremely friendly, well
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    organised and knowledgeable. We could not have asked for a better service.
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