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Just 15-minutes from Rovaniemi, the Apukka Resort offers a true Arctic adventure filled with bucket list experiences. Over 3 nights, you’ll search for the Aurora in unforgettable ways, such as a ride on the innovative Snowtrain. Dog sledding is also included to complete your stay!

What's included?

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

  • Flights: return direct flights from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi. Regional and non-UK departures available on request (flight routes are subject to change)
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in 1-bedroom Apukka Apartment or 1 bedroom Apukka Holiday Home (options to upgrade). One complimentary night in an Ice Cabin (subject to availability and must be booked in advance - see terms and conditions)
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included: husky safari, Aurora hunt on the Snowtrain, night safari by reindeer-pulled sleigh (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Free use of cross country skis, snowshoes and fat bikes

The Apukka resort is just a short ride from the airport but takes you into its own piece of wilderness for a getaway like no other.

We’re thrilled to offer our guests three nights in the Apukka Apartments or Apukka Holiday Home. You may well be able to see the Northern Lights from the frozen lake on site. However, to enhance your chances of a sighting, we have included some fun Aurora safaris. From a relaxing ride on the Snowtrain to an experience on a reindeer-pulled sleigh, we offer even more options to get you on the hunt for the green dancing lights above. Our local guides will use their expert knowledge of the Northern Lights and the area to maximise your chances of seeing this astonishing natural wonder.

Throughout your stay here, you’ll also enjoy some true Arctic adventures during the day. Take the reins as you try your hand as a musher, being pulled by a team of eager sled-dogs across the brilliantly-white Arctic. You can also explore the winter white environment via a variety of innovative snow-based activities you could never try at home. Whether you want to unleash your adventurous side on a snowmobile or you want to explore the scenic landscape by snowshoe, we have the activity to suit you. Please note, most activities start just a short walk away from your accommodation. You will need to cross a road, but a guide will be with you at all times to help you cross. Vehicles do pass along this main road, however, it is not a busy route. 

The Apukka Resort is ideally situated so you can enjoy the wintery wilderness of Lapland whilst also basing yourself in prime Aurora territory, all with easy access to the city and airport. What’s more, as a centre for ice building we give you the opportunity to make the most of your stay here with a complimentary night in an Ice Cabin (see terms and conditions). With so many things to discover from the Apukka Resort, this is a captivating Finnish escape.


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Key facts

Duration: 3 nights
Pace: Balanced
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  • On arrival at Rovaniemi, our transfer vehicle will be waiting to take you on the 15-minute drive to Apukka. It’s a short journey but one that gets you into Apukka’s wilderness and in Aurora hunting territory.

    You’ll check into your accommodation before enjoying a 3-course dinner buffet in the restaurant. You’ll also be given your warm winter clothes to use for the duration of your trip.

    Depending on your flight times, you may want to start searching for the Northern Lights as soon as you arrive. See our ‘Personalise’ tab for a range of Aurora hunting activities.

    Included Meals:  Dinner
  • After breakfast, you’ll get to test your skills as a musher as your new canine chums pull the sled along a 7-10km trail across the wintry landscape and through the snowy forests. The tour lasts approximately two hours with one hour on the sled and plenty of time to pet and take photos with the dogs (2 people per sled).

    After dinner, you’ll head out into the night for a unique way to try and see the Northern Lights – in a Snowtrain carriage pulled along by our guide’s snowmobile. You’ll head into the dark, still and silent wilderness until you reach camp.

    Camp is a traditional Lappish “Kota” (teepee), essentially a wilderness hut with a blazing fire, ideal for cooking sausages and preparing warm drinks. It also provides the opportunity for your Aurora expert to help you with your camera settings in preparation for what will hopefully be an amazing celestial light show. The Snowtrain tour lasts approximately three hours in total.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • Fill up on breakfast then it’s up to you how you want to spend the daylight hours before the Aurora hunting begins again. The ‘Personalise’ tab will help you choose an experience which will really make the most of your time here.

    As night falls, it’s time to travel in traditional Lappish style in a reindeer-pulled sleigh. Enjoy the nature around you as you’re taken through a snowy forest to reach a charming hut in the heart of the wilderness. Here, the reindeer will rest as you warm up with hot drinks and snacks. With a bit of luck, you may see the Aurora on your night safari too. This activity will last for around three hours in total.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • After breakfast, it’s time for your Finnish wonderland escape to come to an end as we transfer you to the airport and you take your memories 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: 1-3

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 Apartments and Holidays Homes as well as the chance to have a special night in an Aurora Cabin and 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

Apukka Apartments

After a day out in the winter wonderland, these relaxing apartments are the perfect place to shake the snow off your shoes and unwind. There is one bedroom with twin beds and three fold out sofabeds. 

  • One bedroom apartments sleep up to five people (two in twin beds and three on convertible sofas)
  • Dining and kitchenette facilities equipped with kettle, microwave, oven, electric stove and fridge
  • Flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi
  • Some apartments have lakeside views

Image Credit: Apukka Resort

Other options

Apukka Holiday Home

These comfortable holiday homes are a great option for those who want to make their stay feel a bit more like home. You have your own private entrance into your welcoming accommodation which is equipped with flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi so you can relax after your adventures out in the Arctic.

  • One bedroom holiday homes sleep four people (two in the bedroom and two on a convertible sofa)
  • Dining and kitchen facilities with kettle, oven, fridge, microwave and electric stove
  • Flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi 

 Image Credit: Apukka Resort

Apukka Aurora Cabin

Supplements from: £85pp

Close to Lapland’s capital Rovaniemi but far removed from city life, the Apukka Aurora Borealis Resort is your comfortable haven in the Arctic.

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.

Room types

DOUBLE ROOM WITH CONVERTIBLE SOFA

SLEEPS 2+2 PERSONS: There are 30 Aurora Cabins on-site equipped with 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, minibar 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).

Please speak to our Travel Experts for a full quotation.


Image credit: Apukka Resort

Special Nights

Aurora 360 Cabin

From: £170pp

Situated just a short drive from Rovaniemi but set in wilderness surroundings away from light pollution, the Apukka Resort is an ideal location for both Arctic and Aurora adventures.

Immerse yourself in the natural surroundings when you stay in an Aurora 360 Cabin. The design is based on a ‘Komsio’ which means a traditional Sámi cradle, 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

DOUBLE ROOM WITH CONVERTIBLE SOFA

SLEEPS 2 + 2 PERSONS: This self-contained accommodation comes equipped with a private bathroom with shower and toilet, and an electric fireplace – perfect after a day exploring the snowy surroundings.


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Apukka Ice Cabins

From: £117pp

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.

Book this trip before 1st December 2019 and receive a free night in an Ice Cabin (on all February and March 2020 departures). Quote 'ICE CABIN' when you book. Terms and conditions apply, click here for more information. 

Facilities:

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

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

Overnight in an Aurora Wagon

From: £159pp

Take your escape in the Arctic wilderness even further as we drive you and your Aurora Wagon to a private spot of your choice for the night. Choose from the huge area of natural wilderness to get even better views of the night sky. You can even park on the frozen lake for uninterrupted 360° views of the Arctic sky. All cabins are equipped with panorama window to give you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights.


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Aurora Ice Floating

From £97pp

This unique activity is an experience for all the senses. Dipping yourself into the frozen lake may not sound relaxing, but in your high-quality rescue suit, you will stay warm and dry - leaving you to lie back, gently float in the water and look up at the night sky for a potential Northern Lights display.

The activity starts with a transfer of approximately 30 minutes. Here, you will put on the rescue suit over your clothes and head to the water. You will be given full instructions but there is no need to worry about swimming, as the suits are perfectly designed to help you float. Lie back and relax as you drift on the water - if the weather is clear and conditions favourable, this is an exceptional way to see the Northern Lights.

Afterwards, you will warm up with hot drinks before being transferred back to Apukka.

You will be in the water for anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes (approx) depending on the weather, water conditions and temperature.

Duration: 3 hours in total

Available: Daily, on request.

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Other options

Activities

Northern Lights Snowmobiling

From: £109pp

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).

Included: Winter clothing, hot drink, sausage, snowmobiling driving lesson, snowmobile ride

Duration: 3 hours approximately

Available: Daily at 20:30 between 1 Dec 2019 and 7 April 2020

Apukka Reindeer Journey

From: £114pp

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 snacks. On the journey, you’ll learn all about the life of the reindeer and herders in Finnish Lapland.

Included: Winter clothing, one-hour reindeer sleigh ride, hot drink and a light snack

Duration: Approximately 2 hours in total

Available: daily at 10am 1 Dec - 7 Apr

Aurora Hunt by Car

From: £71pp

Stepping into a warm car with a knowledgeable guide, this mode of transport means you’re able to cover longer distances as you search for the Northern Lights.

Before heading out, you’ll listen to a short presentation and learn all about the science and myths surrounding the Auroras. If you have a camera, you will also be shown the optimal settings but don’t worry if you don’t have one as the guide will bring theirs and send you any pictures after the activity.  

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On the road, the expert guide will talk more about the Northern Lights as well as all about life in Finland. They’ll use their local knowledge to determine the route and location that will give you the best chance of seeing an Aurora display.

Included: winter clothing, guiding, hot drink and a light snack

Duration: approximately 3 hours

Available: daily at 20:30 between 1 Dec 2019 and 7 April 2020

Ice Fishing Experience

From: £79pp

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

Available: at 10:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 1 Dec 2019 and 7 April 2020

Aurora Husky Tour

From: £142pp

This trip combines one of the most popular activities in the Arctic with a night of Aurora hunting. You’ll take it in turns to be a musher (price is based on 2 sharing a sledge), as your pack of sled dogs guide you through the wilderness 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.  

Included: winter clothing, hot drink, sausage, guiding, husky petting, 7-10km husky ride

Duration: 3 hours in total (approximately)

Available: Daily at 20:30 between 15 Dec and 7 Apr

Snowtrain to Reindeer & Husky Farm

From: £219pp

Combine three magical experiences for an amazing way to explore your surroundings. Take the unique Snowtrain through enchanting Arctic woods where you’ll be cosy in your carriage pulled by our guide’s snowmobile. You’ll then reach a local reindeer farm for a short sleigh ride before meeting the herders who will tell you about their lives while you warm up with hot drinks and a bun.

Dog sledding has long been a favourite amongst our guests, so it’s no surprise that it is part of this day out. The husky farm is just next door to the reindeer farm. Your pack of excited dogs will pull you along a 7-10km trail to give you an insight into life as a musher. 

INCLUDED: Winter clothing, a visit to the reindeer farm, 500m reindeer ride, Reindeer Driver’s Licence, husky farm visit, 7-10 km husky safari (approximately 40-60 mins; 2 people sharing sled), hot drink and bun, guiding, lasso throwing

DURATION: 4.5 hours approximately

AVAILABLE: at 10:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and on request with a minimum of 2 people between 15.12.2019 and 7.4.2020

Snowshoe adventure

From: £79pp

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.

Included: Winter clothing, snowshoes, guiding, hot drink and snack

Duration: 3.5 hours approximately

Available: Tuesdays at 14:00 and Thursdays at 10:00 between 1 Dec 2019 and 7 April 2020

Arctic Sauna Experience

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.

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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 (10:00 - 22:00) between 15 Dec 2019 and 31 Mar 2020

Maximum occupancy: 6 people

Price: 1-2 people - £151; additional people - £14 per person

Peek to the Wilderness by Snowmobile

From: £88pp

Take your snowmobile to places you’d never be able to reach by foot.  You will drive through the snowy forest and frozen marshlands and enjoy a hot drink during a short break.

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), however, children can take part as they ride in a sledge pulled by the guide.

Included: Winter clothing, hot drink, snowmobiling driving lesson, snowmobile ride

Duration: 2.5 hours approximately

Available: Daily at 10:00 and 14:00 between 1.12.2019 and 7.4.2020

Special Nights

Aurora 360 Cabin

From: £170pp

Situated just a short drive from Rovaniemi but set in wilderness surroundings away from light pollution, the Apukka Resort is an ideal location for both Arctic and Aurora adventures.

Immerse yourself in the natural surroundings when you stay in an Aurora 360 Cabin. The design is based on a ‘Komsio’ which means a traditional Sámi cradle, 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.

Read more about this activity

Room types

DOUBLE ROOM WITH CONVERTIBLE SOFA

SLEEPS 2 + 2 PERSONS: This self-contained accommodation comes equipped with a private bathroom with shower and toilet, and an electric fireplace – perfect after a day exploring the snowy surroundings.


Image credits: Apukka Resort

Apukka Ice Cabins

From: £117pp

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.

Book this trip before 1st December 2019 and receive a free night in an Ice Cabin (on all February and March 2020 departures). Quote 'ICE CABIN' when you book. Terms and conditions apply, click here for more information. 

Read more about this activity

Facilities:

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

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

Overnight in an Aurora Wagon

From: £159pp

Take your escape in the Arctic wilderness even further as we drive you and your Aurora Wagon to a private spot of your choice for the night. Choose from the huge area of natural wilderness to get even better views of the night sky. You can even park on the frozen lake for uninterrupted 360° views of the Arctic sky. All cabins are equipped with panorama window to give you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights.


Image credits: Apukka Resort

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⭐Complimentary night in an Ice Cabin⭐

Enjoy a complimentary night in an Ice Cabin on all February and March 2020 departures. Quote 'ICE CABIN' when you book. Terms and conditions apply, click here for more information. 

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Sun 08 Dec 2019
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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 to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

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

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Sun 03 Jan 2021
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Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 people; maximum 35 people (approximately)

GROUP SIZE

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

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

MINIMUM NUMBERS REQUIRED FOR A HOLIDAY TO OPERATE

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

ITINERARY AMENDMENTS

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

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

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

MEDICAL HISTORY AND ADVICE

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

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

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

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

PREGNANCY

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

INSURANCE

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

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

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

REDUCED MOBILITY

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

EXPERIENCE AND FITNESS

We offer a vast choice of holidays which range from 'relaxed' to 'active' so there really is something for everyone and our holidays can be filtered by how active they are. Regardless of the chosen holiday, all activities will include tuition from a beginner's level and no prior experience is assumed.

If you are unsure about the physical demands of a particular holiday please contact us and our expert team will be happy to help.

See our booking conditions for further information.

GUIDES AND SAFETY

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

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

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

See our booking conditions for further information.

BOOKING ACTIVITIES LOCALLY

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

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern. In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time.

You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

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

CAR HIRE

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

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

FLIGHT SCHEDULE CHANGES AND CONNECTING TRANSPORTATION

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

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

BOOKING YOUR OWN FLIGHTS - CANCELLATION DISCLAIMER 

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

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

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

THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ADVICE

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

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

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ 

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/   

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

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

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

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

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

PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION TERMS

Please note that the following cancellation terms supersede in part those mentioned in sections 7 of 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%

Minimum age

The recommended minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 10 years old, however, for some activities and transfers, you may be joined by other guests and this may include some of a younger age than stated. Any younger participants will be fully supervised and the guides will ensure that their participation takes place only if the activities will be unaffected.

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

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

Traveller Reviews

Rovaniemi - Aurora Adventure at Apukka 10 March 2019 by Charles & Sarah Creak

The hotel staff and guides were very helpful and friendly, and very Finnish!

The staff are truly committed to doing everything to make sure our stay was enjoyable. 03 March 2019 by Ian & Kathleen Hackett

Oh, it was all the most enjoyable. Borrowing snow shoes and just walking on the frozen lake, the snow train at night through the forest searching the sky for the Aurora, the exhilarating huskie drive and I suppose the most memorable the night reindeer sleigh. The deep silence broken only by the plod of hooves, the complete darkness and deep cold adding to the magic. And Mia’s true
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understanding of each of her animals giving us total confidence. Then her voice as she called out ‘Aurora’ and there it was. Use stunning. The next day the genuine delight of Hannah? as she asked if I’d seen it and her true pleasure for me. Such lovely caring staff. I HAVE told everyone! The staff are truly committed to doing everything to make sure our stay was enjoyable. They were living the magic with us and were as thrilled as we were with our Aurora sighting and our pleasure in the activities. We were delighted to find a bottle of fizz in our cabin as a birthday celebration. So kind.
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Rovaniemi - Aurora Adventure at Apukka 17 February 2019 by Paula and Stephen Baker

Fantastic holiday, staff at Aurora Zone and Apukka Resort were always friendly and helpful. We loved the snowmobiling, it was fun being able to drive them and getting out into the wilderness. Also loved the husky sleigh, the dogs were so friendly and keen to get going, my husband took to driving like he'd done it all his life and I loved sitting in the sleigh and seeing all the beautiful scenery -
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a perfect combination! The reindeer sleigh at night was magical - snug in our blanket enjoying the peace of the forest. It's difficult to chose between them, they were all very special.
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Loved all of it. 03 February 2019 by Jane & David Hill

Exceeded all our expectations. Saw the lights although they weren’t very bright but that was icing on the cake. It was our first winter holiday and we loved every minute of it and will definitely do one again.

Rovaniemi - Aurora Adventure at Apukka 27 January 2019 by Alison Rainbow-Archell & James Archell

We had a great time. Great accommodation, great location, helpful resort staff and guides, lots to do. Thank you

Rovaniemi - Aurora Adventure at Apukka 06 January 2019 by Claire Annison & Helen Evans

I can't express how perfect the whole experience was. Everything, down to the last detail, was considered.



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