Price from £1,695pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
Apukka Resort, Finland is the ideal place for an Arctic and Aurora experience. During your 4 nights here, you will take advantage of the dark skies with dedicated Aurora activities. Your days will be spent exploring the Lappish landscapes via dog sled and snowmobile.

What's included?

All of the experiences and services listed below are included in the holiday price.

  • Flights: return flights from London to Rovaniemi (either direct or via Helsinki depending on departure date). Flight routes are subject to change
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in an Apukka Aurora Cabin
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included: husky safari, Aurora hunt on the Snowtrain, snowmobiling safari, Aurora hunt by car (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay

Journey across the Arctic Circle and give yourself an exceptional chance of seeing an amazing Northern Lights display. Easily accessible from the airport, you won’t have to travel far to reach Apukka’s beautiful winter environment complete with frozen lakes and snowy forests.

Your stay is based in one of 30 fabulous north-facing Aurora Cabins, where you can star gaze from the comfort of your bed each night.

We include key Aurora activities to take advantage of the excellent field of vision here at Apukka where unobstructed views of the night sky are the order of the day (night!). From the Snowtrain to the Aurora car/minibus, on every outing into the Arctic night, our expert local guides will do everything they can to help you see nature’s incredible light display.

Our holidays offer you the full Lappish experience during the day too and with activities starting just across the road, you’ll waste no time getting stuck in. The adventure seekers among you will love our dog sledding activity. You’ll find yourself taking the helm of a sled pulled by a team of eager canines and experience what it’s like to be a real “musher”.

You’ll also jump onto a snowmobile and explore the picture-perfect landscapes, expertly chosen by our local guides. In a location like this, we want to give you every opportunity to enjoy the scenery and get a real taste of the snowy winter expanses. Travelling by snowmobile is the very best way to see as much as possible within a short timeframe.

Snowshoes and skis are available to rent (subject to availability) so you can get out and explore under your own steam. Alternatively, hop on board the Snowtrain and enjoy the brilliant-white landscapes in heated comfort. Please note, most activities start just a short walk away from your accommodation. You will need to cross a road, and while vehicles do pass along this main road (by Lapland's standards), it is not a busy route.  

The Apukka Resort is famed as being one of the top locations around Rovaniemi for seeing the Northern Lights. The landscape is largely composed of open lakes and snowy fields which means that views of the sky are rarely interrupted. Our Aurora hunting tours are specially designed and guided, by local experts to give you the best chance of ticking the Northern Lights off your bucket list. What’s more, using our own travel experience in partnership with excellent local guides, we’ve designed a holiday to ensure you fall in love with Finland’s incredible countryside by day and by night.

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 Credit: Apukka Resort, Pekka Koski, Juho Kuva, Visit Rovaniemi Rovaniemi Tourism & Marketing Ltd

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Expertise and knowledge are key to witnessing the Northern Lights. We’ve been running Aurora hunting holidays longer than any company in the UK and with no lead in prices, no hidden costs and more included, we’re confident our tours will come out on top.
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Flight note: some of the departure dates are based on direct flights and some are based on indirect flights via Helsinki. Please ask our Travel Experts for more information.

Activities: please note that if you are travelling early in the winter season and there is not enough snowfall, then some activities may be adapted by the local team, or alternatives provided, to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort. For more information on this, please see our booking terms and conditions.

Departure dates between
Sun 05 Mar 2023
to Sun 26 Mar 2023
Adults £ 1,695 To £ 1,915

Departure day: Sunday

Prices are based on 2 people sharing. Our holiday prices are based on the lowest available airline fares. These fares can sell out quickly and, as a result, prices may increase and supplements may be applicable. We recommend booking at the earliest opportunity to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

Next season’s dates and prices

Our dates and prices for 2023/24 are now available to book, so get in early and secure your places now. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with a full quotation including any additional activities or accommodation upgrades. We will advise you of your flight details when they are confirmed.  This will normally be around nine months prior to departure.

Departure dates between
Sun 07 Jan 2024
to Sat 27 Jan 2024
Adults £ 2,065 To £ 2,310
Sun 04 Feb 2024
to Sun 25 Feb 2024
Adults £ 2,095 To £ 2,350
Sun 03 Mar 2024
to Sun 24 Mar 2024
Adults £ 1,950 To £ 2,185

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

The Specifics

Holiday group size (approximate)

This holiday requires a minimum of 2 people to run, however, we require a minimum of 8 people for our flight allocation. Maximum 35 people (approximately). Please speak to our Travel Experts for further information.

Group Size

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

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

Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate

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

Minimum and maximum age

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

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

Itinerary amendments

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

Medical History and Advice

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Booking Activities Locally

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

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

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

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

The UK Foreign Office Advice

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

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

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

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

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs

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

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

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

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

Brexit information for British Passport holders

Information for British Passport Holders

It is your responsibility to ensure that your passport and/or any required visas are up to date for your holiday.  Please take special note of rules relating to passport validity as these have changed since Brexit.  You can find more general advice from the UK government on their Passport rules for travel to Europe and then country specific advice on the Foreign Travel Advice page under the entry requirements section.

Please also check the UK Governments ‘Get Travel Smart’ campaign for up to date information on travel advice by country, information on Travel Insurance and information on how to renew your passport if required.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

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

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

Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer

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

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

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

Terms and Conditions

Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website:

Payment and Cancellation Terms

Please note that the following cancellation terms supersede in part those mentioned in our general booking terms and conditions.

- More than 63 days prior to departure - Loss of deposit (including the full cost of flights or other services where paid at the time of booking)

- 63 to 43 days prior to departure - 40%

- 42 to 30 days prior to departure - 60%

- 29 to 15 days prior to departure - 80%

- 14 or less days - 100%

  • Once you’ve collected your luggage at Rovaniemi Airport, our transfer vehicle will be ready and waiting to take you to your accommodation which is just a short drive away. Once there, you’ll be given your warm winter clothing to use for the duration of your stay.

    Drop your bags off and settle in before filling up on a hearty three-course buffet meal in the restaurant. Depending on flight times, you may have the option to start your Northern Lights hunting straight away. See our ‘Personalise’ tab for a range of Aurora searching activities.

    Included Meals:  Dinner
  • After breakfast, it’s time to meet some famous locals – the eager dogs who will be waiting impatiently to guide your sled along the snowy trails. The tour lasts approximately two hours in total as you’re pulled along a 5-10km track for around an hour and then given time to pet and take photos with your sled-dogs.

    You’ll have some free time before dinner after which, the night-time hunt begins. Get comfortable in a Snowtrain carriage pulled by your guide’s snowmobile. This unique way to hunt for the Aurora will take you further into the wilds and beneath dark skies. It’s then down to Mother Nature, so keep your eyes peeled for green light as it starts to emerge from the darkness.

    During your journey, you’ll stop at a traditional Finnish Kota (teepee) where hot drinks will keep you warm while our Aurora Expert explains the science behind the magic. This tour lasts approximately three hours in total.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • The day is yours to do as you please and our ‘Personalise’ tab will give you some great ideas for additional activities. In the evening, you’ll have a relaxing dinner followed by a briefing by your local guide before you take to the roads to hunt down the Aurora.  The guide will also be able to help and advise any budding photographers with some top tips to capture any Auroras you are lucky enough to see.  The activity normally starts around 20:30 (your exact activity schedule will be provided to you upon arrival) and lasts around 3 hours. You will have a hot drink and snack during one of your stops.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • After your lunch, you’ll be given a full safety briefing before you head out on your snowmobile into the wilderness. This form of transport is a thrilling way to travel through the wilds of Lapland. The trip lasts approximately two and a half hours and you must be over 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to take part in this activity. Two people will share a snowmobile or you can drive your own snowmobile for an extra charge.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • Sadly, it’s one last breakfast before our transfer takes you and your memories of Lapland home. If you have an early flight time, we’ll box up breakfast to take with you.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Apukka Aurora Borealis Resort

Nights: 1-4

Close to Lapland’s capital Rovaniemi but in its own wilderness setting, the Apukka Aurora Borealis Resort is your comfortable haven in the Arctic.

With Scandi-style décor, the resort offers modern and stylish glass-roofed Aurora Cabins as well as the chance to have a special night in an Ice Cabin.

Hotel facilities

  • The staff at the resort’s reception area will welcome you in and provide you with all the information you need for your Arctic escape 
  • Fuel up on breakfast in the main restaurant and café area, just a short walk from your accommodation before your day of adventure begins. Once you’re ready to come back inside, you can dine in Lappish style to really make your stay here complete 
  • Make sure you take some of your trip home with you and visit the Apukka souvenir shop which is full of authentic Finnish and Lappish treasures

Room types

Aurora Cabin

Staying in an Aurora Cabin, this cosy retreat with a heated glass roof gives you the opportunity to see the Arctic sky at all times and hopefully, the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own bed.

After a day in Finland’s incredible landscape, you’ll be able to relax in your own private cabin while still keeping an eye on the night sky.

Double room with convertible sofa

The Aurora Cabins are equipped with a double bed, convertible sofa and cosy bedding to ensure you stay toasty all night. Everything is in one place with your own private ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet, mini-fridge, hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi. Make sure you download the Aurora app so you’ll know if you can expect the amazing light show to be dancing above (a charge applies).

Image Credit: Apukka Resort

Other options

Apukka Komsio Suite

Supplements from: £221pp

Immerse yourself in the natural surroundings when you stay in a Komsio Suite. The design is based on a traditional Sámi cradle, 'Komsio' and this boutique hut certainly makes you feel comfortable and cosy.

The accommodation covers two levels, with the top tier being of particular interest for Northern Lights enthusiasts. Here, you can lay in bed with a 360o view of the Arctic sky, and if conditions are favourable, you’ll see the Aurora Borealis above as you stay tucked up.

Room types

This self-contained accommodation comes equipped with a small sitting area, a private bathroom with a shower and toilet, a mini-fridge, a hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Credit Apukka Resort

Apukka Kammi Suite

Supplements from: £221pp

Brand new to Apukka Resort are the enchanting Kammi Suites. Built in 2021, these suites offer a mix of sleek Scandi design and relaxing home comforts.

Compromised of two floors, the ground floor has a kitchenette, a generous living and dining space and a private bathroom, and on the second floor sits the double bed which lays beneath the 360o panorama glass roof – the perfect spot for night-sky gazing.

You can also upgrade to a Family Kammi Suite, which has a larger kitchen, two bedrooms and is located by the shore of the lake. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts if you’d like a quote.

Special Nights

Apukka Ice Cabins

From: £107pp

Really put the icing on your winter escape with a night in an Ice Cabin. It’s hard to believe you’ll have a cosy night in a building made of 100% pure ice (except the roof) but, with thermal sleeping bags and a structural design that keeps the interior between 0 and -5 degrees no matter what the temperature is outside, you’ll be nice and warm in this incredible cabin. Apukka is a centre for ice building, so make the most of your stay here and enjoy a truly unforgettable night.


Capacity for two people - a double bed with two single sleeping bags

  • All bedding provided to keep you nice and toasty through the night
  • Luggage storage available

Please speak to our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation for an overnight stay in an Ice Cabin.

Overnight in an Aurora Wagon

From: £150pp

Take your escape in the Arctic wilderness even further as we drive you to your Aurora Wagon.  The Aurora Wagon is equipped with a panorama window to give you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights, a double bed and warm sleeping bags and liners.

Please note that the Aurora Wagon is in the wilderness and has its own toilet, but no shower and no running water. A morning sauna at Apukka is included, however.

Please speak to our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation.

Personalise this tour

Our pick

Reindeer Journey

From £123pp

Enjoy a traditional form of Arctic transport as you ride through the wilderness in a sleigh pulled by local reindeer. With the gentle pace of the reindeer and the serenity of the surroundings, this is a peaceful way to see more of the brilliant landscape during the hour-long ride. You will travel out to a charming Lappish hut in the wilderness and enjoy a hot drink and a light snack. On the journey, you’ll learn all about the life of the reindeer and herders in Finnish Lapland.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours in total

Available: daily at 10:00 and 14:00 

Other options


Reindeer Sleigh Ride by Night

From: £141pp

Go on a peaceful search for the Northern Lights as you travel into the Arctic night on a reindeer-pulled sleigh.

You will ride through the snow-laden forest and out to a traditional Lappish Kota tepee in a prime setting for Aurora viewing. Here, you can enjoy warm drinks and a light snack as the guide tells you stories of the Northern Lights and you keep an eye on the sky for a potential display.

Duration: approximately 3 hours in total

Available: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 20:30

Horse Sleigh Ride in the Arctic

From: £78pp

Experience a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the wilderness. Through the wintry forest to the frozen lake, sit back, relax and let the horses lead the way.

Half way, you will stop for a hot drink and campfire where you can enjoy the beauty of your surroundings before heading back to the resort.

Duration: approximately 2 hours

Availability: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 16.30

Snowy Nature by Horseback

From: £90pp

Immerse yourself in the nature of Lapland as you explore the wilderness by horseback. Just hold on and enjoy the slow-paced ride through the frost-covered landscape.

There are two separate start times, one for beginners and one for those with previous experience so that any level of experience can participate.

Duration: approximately 2 hours

Availability: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10.00 for experienced riders and at 12.00 for beginners

Snowmobiling and Ice Fishing

From: £102pp

Combine two customary Finnish pastimes as you travel across the frozen lake on snowmobiles to find a spot for fishing.

Your guide will drill a hole into the ice and show you how to fish like the locals and with any luck there will be a catch.

You will also enjoy hot drinks and snacks around a campfire before heading back on the snowmobiles.

Duration: approximately 2.5 hours

Availability: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10.00

Lappish Culture

From: £102pp

Learn about the Lappish lifestyle and culture with a visit to the home and workshop of local handicraft artisans, Irene and Ari. The pair will tell tales of the legends of Lapland and the Lappish way of life.

You’ll be shown how to craft your very own souvenirs made of local materials, such as reindeer antler and bone, wood and leather to create the perfect keepsake for your Arctic adventure. No previous experience is required.

Afterwards, you can enjoy Finnish hospitality, with hot drinks and homemade pastries.

Duration: approximately 2.5 hours

Availability: Tuesday and Thursday 13.00

Minimum group size: 4 adults

Ice Fishing

From: £77pp

Local guides will take you to the best fishing spot on the frozen lake next to the resort where you’ll sit back and admire the nature around you and wait to see if you get the catch of the day. No previous experience is needed and hot drinks by the open fire will keep you warm.

Included: Winter clothing, guiding, ice fishing, hot drink

Duration: 2.5 hours in total

Available: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 10:00

Northern Lights Snowmobiling

From: £111pp

Go on an adventure to find the Northern Lights during this Aurora snowmobile safari. A snowmobile allows you to get to locations that would be hard to reach by foot and can help you outrun any cloud cover that may be standing in your way of seeing the Aurora. You’ll ride out to a suitable location, will have a hot drink and sausages by an open fire and you’ll learn more about nature’s amazing light show and with any luck, see them for yourself.

A full safety briefing will be given before the trip and you must be over 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile (price based on 2 sharing).

Duration: 3 hours approximately

Available: Daily at 20:30

Aurora Husky Tour

From: £181pp

This trip combines one of the most popular activities in the Arctic with a night of Aurora hunting. You'll sit on the sled as your expert guide drives your pack of sled dogs through the wilderness (approximately 7-10km) on the lookout for the Northern Lights. There will be a stop off at a traditional Lappish hut where an open fire, grilled sausages and hot juice will keep you warm as you search the sky for the Aurora.  

Duration: 3 hours in total (approximately)

Available: Tuesday to Sunday at 20:30 

Snowshoe adventure

From: £60pp

Snowshoes allow you to walk on thick snow without sinking so you can access amazing landscapes that would be hard to reach by foot. Going at a slow pace, you’ll enjoy the nature of the Arctic Circle around you, breathing in its fresh air with only the sounds of the crunchy powder below you. You’ll also stop to enjoy a hot drink to warm you up.

Duration: approximately 2 hours in total

Available: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 14:00

Arctic Sauna Experience

From: £189pp

There’s nothing a Finn enjoys more than a relaxing sauna. This Arctic Sauna Experience will show you what the fuss is all about.

Making use of the sauna complex on-site and with the guidance of a host, you’ll have the opportunity to try three different types of sauna.

After a day exploring the Arctic, there is no better place to unwind than in a traditional sauna. At Apukka, you can relax in the large electric heated sauna as well as in the outside small wooden heated saunas or in the ice sauna.

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However, your holiday is all about trying new experiences and with the Ice Sauna, you’ll be hard pushed to find a more unlikely experience. Though the concept seems impossible, you can actually enjoy the steam from the hot stove as you’re surrounded by thick ice walls!

To really get into the Finnish spirit, why not try rolling in the deep snow between your sauna sessions? It may sound bizarre, but it is actually a wellness technique used frequently in these parts.

A word of warning, however. Snow holds the temperature of the air so, if it’s -15C, that snow roll will be invigorating to say the least!

Included: Ice sauna and traditional sauna, towels, seat cover and bathrobe

Duration: Max 1.5 hour (10 min Ice Sauna + traditional sauna & shower) operated daily

Available: Daily (10:30 - 19:30) 

Maximum occupancy: 6 people

Price: 1-2 people - £189; additional people - £13 per person

Special Nights

Apukka Ice Cabins

From: £107pp

Really put the icing on your winter escape with a night in an Ice Cabin. It’s hard to believe you’ll have a cosy night in a building made of 100% pure ice (except the roof) but, with thermal sleeping bags and a structural design that keeps the interior between 0 and -5 degrees no matter what the temperature is outside, you’ll be nice and warm in this incredible cabin. Apukka is a centre for ice building, so make the most of your stay here and enjoy a truly unforgettable night.

Read more about this activity


Capacity for two people - a double bed with two single sleeping bags

  • All bedding provided to keep you nice and toasty through the night
  • Luggage storage available

Please speak to our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation for an overnight stay in an Ice Cabin.

Overnight in an Aurora Wagon

From: £150pp

Take your escape in the Arctic wilderness even further as we drive you to your Aurora Wagon.  The Aurora Wagon is equipped with a panorama window to give you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights, a double bed and warm sleeping bags and liners.

Please note that the Aurora Wagon is in the wilderness and has its own toilet, but no shower and no running water. A morning sauna at Apukka is included, however.

Please speak to our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation.

Traveller Reviews

Such a great experience 19 February 2020 by Carl & Kirsty Boyett

It was a fantastic honeymoon and first holiday abroad for us as a couple.

I'll probably use you again for future trips because the experience was so good 29 January 2020 by Robert and Heidi Wilbor

One of the best holidays I've been on and it was so easy to book. The support I received with questions I had was exceptional and everything was done and sent to me when you said it would be. And the free gift came in extremely handy! The staff at Apukka were all great, as was the food and drink.

Rovaniemi - Arctic Aurora hunt at Apukka 13 February 2019 by Brian Linford & Ruth Fothergill

Husky adventure. We are not dog lovers and assumed we would be transported for most of the trip. However, the local guide was excellent and taught us how to mush the sledges all the way ourselves. Quite challenging with much concentration needed, but the dogs did most of the work and it was really exhilarating and fun, despite stinging snow in my eyes at times! As an extra time filler, we paid for
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ice fishing, which was excellent, particularly with such a good guide (Norah). Recommended. Very happy we upgraded to cabin. Very comfortable and lovely views of the stars. Winter weather gear also very good quality and necessary.
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The holiday was amazing 16 January 2019 by Beverley & Tony Ferguson

The holiday was amazing, the Apukka resort is a wonderful place to stay, friendly helpful people that went over and above to make our stay enjoyable.

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