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VISITING: Finland BROCHURE CODE: 20016
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The Northern Lights Village is situated on the outskirts of the small ski resort of Saariselkä in the far north of Finland. As a destination, it combines an excellent Northern Lights record with innovative, glass-roofed Aurora Cabin accommodation and dedicated Aurora hunts to maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. Unforgettable experiences are also included during the daytime as you discover what life is like for a reindeer herder and take to the trails with a pack of huskies on a safari.

What's included?

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

  • Flights: return from London to Ivalo (either direct or via Helsinki depending on departure date). Regional and non-UK departures available on request (flight routes are subject to change)
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in an Aurora Cabin
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Activities: Aurora workshop, reindeer day, Aurora hunting by snowmobile-pulled heated sleigh, snowmobile and ice fishing tour, Aurora camp by the lake, 10km husky safari and Northern Lights snowmobiling (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Aurora alert service until approximately 1 am
  • Services of our expert local guide

Saariselkä is ideally located at the edge of a winter wilderness in the far north of Finland. It is approximately 250km above the Arctic Circle which means that it is a prime location for Aurora hunters. The Northern Lights Village is separated from the lights of the town by thick forest and it is the only destination we feature in which you can spend the entirety of your holiday in a glass-roofed Aurora Cabin. Although the fresh Arctic air can be quite tiring, you will find yourself fighting to stay awake, attempting to seek out flickers of green in the sky above your bed.

Perhaps one of the most sought-after souvenirs from any Aurora holiday is a photograph of the lights. An initial Aurora workshop will reveal the secrets necessary for capturing the lights, introducing the settings required for producing the best pictures. You’ll then set out to hunt the lights on three nights, enjoying time at an Aurora Camp, travelling in a snowmobile-pulled sleigh on one evening and then driving snowmobiles on another.

In addition to hunting the Northern Lights, this holiday includes some of our favourite winter activities. A session combining snowmobiling and ice fishing ensures that you are able to enjoy a popular Finnish pastime whilst also experiencing the thrill of snowmobiling. You will also enjoy a 10 km husky safari. When not planning on how to sneak a husky home, you shall take to the trails for an unforgettable adventure with the dogs.

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Living this far north of the Arctic Circle is extremely challenging given the harsh winters, but the indigenous Sámi people have thrived here for generations, many as reindeer herders. This holiday provides an insight into their culture, including a visit to the reindeer paddock for a sleigh-ride.

This four-night itinerary is designed to maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights, whilst also introducing you to the fascinating culture north of the Arctic Circle.


Credit: Inari-Saariselka Tourism Ltd, Markku Inkila
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Duration:4 nights
Pace:Active
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  • Following your arrival at Ivalo Airport, you will make the short transfer to the Northern Lights Village and your Aurora accommodation.

    Viewing the Northern Lights is a spectacular experience, but capturing them on camera is no easy task. This evening’s Aurora photography workshop will help prepare you as you join a local guide who has many years of knowledge and experience. The workshop will reveal all the secrets necessary to capture the Aurora through a lens. Should the lights appear in the coming days, you can then proudly show off your photos. If you do not have a camera capable of capturing the lights, then they are available to hire locally.

  • After breakfast, you will meet a local reindeer herder before enjoying a tour which will explore this age-old way of life. Reindeer are synonymous with the Arctic and it is fascinating to learn how they manage to survive in these harsh winter conditions. In addition, you will gain insight into Sámi culture which has thrived north of the Arctic Circle for generations. Reindeer have played a key role in the Sámi’s ability to adapt and asking a Sámi how many reindeer he has, is like asking how much money somebody earns.

    You will explore the paddock at the Northern Lights Village before meeting the reindeer and having the opportunity to feed them. Your guide will introduce you to the various aspects of reindeer herding. Following this, you will enjoy a short ride on a reindeer-pulled sleigh. This was once a traditional method of transport, before the introduction of snowmobiles, and it can feel quite ‘Narnia-esque’ as you venture into the snow-covered forest. Lunch will be served at the Northern Lights Village and with this included, the activity will last between three to four hours.

    During the evening, you will enjoy dinner in the restaurant, before embarking on your first Northern Lights hunt by a snowmobile-pulled heated sled. You’ll break to enjoy hot drinks by a fire and listen to local stories told by your guide on this 3-hour tour as you eagerly await a potential display. The anticipation felt during the hunt is part of the enjoyment, and with a little luck, the conditions will be promising for you tonight.

  • Following breakfast, you will join your local guide and enjoy a combination of two popular winter activities. The four-hour tour will begin with a snowmobile safari as you enter the forest and breeze past breathtaking scenery towards a nearby frozen lake. Once at the lake, your guide will assist as you drill a hole into the ice, bait the hook and attempt to catch perch or whitefish. Ice fishing is very popular with the locals and, whilst it may seem a sedate activity, that all changes if you land a catch! Your guide will build a fire and you will enjoy lunch, which hopefully will include some fresh fish. Full driving instructions will be provided and you will travel two people per snowmobile (you must have a full driving licence and be over the age of 18 to drive the snowmobile).

    During the evening, you will enjoy dinner in the restaurant before venturing out for another dedicated Aurora hunt. This three-hour tour will take place in the comfort of a bus and includes a visit to Lake Inari. The Aurora Camp is located on the lakeshore and has a stunning outlook across the frozen ice. You will enjoy drinks and snacks around a cosy campfire and should the lights appear, you can grab a reindeer hide, lie down in the snow and enjoy a captivating display.

  • Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated daytime activity will be your husky safari. Obviously, the dogs themselves are a major attraction and on arrival, you will immediately notice their excitement. They simply love pulling the sled and once attached they will no doubt be jumping up and down in anticipation. The moment the safari begins, however, they become focused and the only sound is that of pattering paws on the snow.

    After a short drive, you will meet the dogs and explore the wilderness during this 10 km safari. The terrain is diverse and you will navigate the rugged fells and through the forest. Hot drinks will be served during the activity. Full tuition on how to handle the sleigh will be given by your expert guide beforehand and you will travel two people per sled. The tour lasts for approximately two and a half hours including transfers. If you would like to upgrade to a longer safari then this can be arranged, please see the ‘Personalise’ section of the holiday page for details.

    Following the tour, you can enjoy lunch in the restaurant before having the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure. The ski town of Saariselkä is within walking distance and there is a variety of shops, cafés and restaurants here as well as a range of downhill ski slopes to enjoy.

    Tonight it is time for your final activity. There is something quite thrilling about the sound of the engine as you start up your snowmobile on a cold winter’s night. Your headlight points towards the dark forest and then the chase begins. You will enter the woods and make your way towards the top of the fells, searching for any glimmers of colour in the night sky. Once at the top, your guide will light a fire and you will enjoy hot drinks amidst the wilderness. If the lights should appear during this three-hour tour, your local guide is always on hand to assist with photography settings and capturing the Aurora successfully. Full driving instructions will be provided and you will travel two people per snowmobile (you must have a full driving licence and be over the age of 18 to drive the snowmobile).

  • Following breakfast, it will be time to leave the Northern Lights Village behind. If you are departing on an early flight then a boxed breakfast will be provided for you to take with you. You will be transferred back to Ivalo Airport for your return flights home.

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Saariselkä Northern Lights Village

Nights: 1-4

Located in North East Finland, the Northern Lights Village sits on the outskirts of the ski resort of Saariselkä. Tucked away from the town and separated from it by dense forest, the location is ideal for viewing the Northern Lights but is still within walking distance (around 1000m) of the town’s amenities. The ski slopes can be accessed via a shuttle (small charge applies) or a pleasant walk of around 40-50 minutes.

The Northern Lights Village offers accommodation in Aurora Cabins which are half-roofed with glass. The twin or double beds are situated beneath the panoramic roof and provide the chance to view the Northern Lights from your bed! It’s not often that folk prefer a sleepless night but here it’s not considered to be a huge inconvenience as it provides the chance to potentially witness Mother Nature’s greatest light show!

There are 80 cabins in total, all of which are within a 5-10 minutes’ walk of the Village’s central facilities which include the restaurant where you’ll enjoy breakfast and dinner.

Facilities

  • The village restaurant is an atmospheric place, inspired by traditional wooden kotas (Finnish teepees). Breakfast is a buffet of continental options and some hot dishes. Evening meals are a buffet with starters of soups and salad, a choice of local meat or fish will follow (the reindeer and white fish in this region are delicious!). Typically a cake will be served for pudding, keeping you well-fuelled for your nocturnal Aurora hunting adventures. Dietary requirements are all well-catered for as long as we are informed at the time of booking.
  • The Northern Lights Village has an onsite reindeer farm and all activities (including the reindeer safaris) start in the village so there is no need for time-wasting transfers. Basically, because we want to make your holiday as uncomplicated as possible, life is made very easy here.
  • The Northern Lights Village is home to a herd of reindeer and you can watch them go about their business as you eat breakfast in the restaurant.
  • Saariselkä is around a 20-25 minute walk from the Northern Lights Village (40-50 minutes to the ski slopes) which means that all of the amenities, shops, cafés and local restaurants are within easy reach.
  • For all Northern Lights activities, an expert guide will provide you with photographic tuition. If you do not have an SLR camera and tripod then they can both be rented locally. The guides sometimes take pictures throughout the activities which can be purchased on your return to the village, if they take any.

Aurora Cabins

The Aurora Cabins have a half-glass roof and all face north. The design is based on the traditional wooden kotas (teepees) of Finland and has been specifically created for the village.

Each cabin has twin beds (which can be made into a double) and a sofa bed, suitable for an additional adult. There is a shower room (with underfloor heating) and a toilet, as well as a luggage storage area. Tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and a minibar are also included.

Importantly for duvet-based Aurora hunting, a timer switch can be used to heat the glass roof should your view be obscured by snowfall. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes to heat and melt the snow so there’s no need to go and sweep the roof in your pyjamas!

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

Wi-Fi is only available at the onsite restaurant.


 Image credits: Markku Inkila


Special Nights

Ice Suite

From: £142pp

Guests can choose to spend a unique night in these incredible structures made completely of ice and snow. Hand-carved sculptures decorate every suite, even the king-sized bed is made of ice!

Despite the temperature outside, the Ice Suites stay between -2 and -8 degrees Celsius but you’ll be warm inside the thermal sleeping bag provided and reindeer hide on the bed. Located just 30 metres from the main building, you’re close to toilet facilities as the suites do not have their own bathroom.

You can pick any night during your time here to stay in an Ice Suite but please note, if you choose to do so during the middle of your stay then your Aurora Cabin may change. You can also keep your Aurora Cabin for the night at an extra charge. There is luggage storage available should you need it. Up to two people can stay in one Ice Suite.

Available: between mid-December and mid-April, exact dates dependent on weather conditions.

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Snowmobile safari - 2 hours

From £102pp

We know that for some people the thought of snowmobiling may be a little daunting so this short 2 hour (approximate) safari provides the ideal introduction.

Full instruction will be provided along with a safety briefing from your expert guide and then you’ll set off in convoy, following the well-marked trails and travelling two people per machine.

Snowmobiles offer the chance to explore further afield and offer the passenger (you can swap drivers) the chance to fully enjoy the sights of Lapland.

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There will be a break for you to enjoy warm drinks and snacks along the way.

If you would prefer to travel in a sleigh, which is pulled by the guide’s snowmobile, a discounted price applies. Please speak to our Travel Experts for full details.

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

Group size: 1-24 (approximately)

Available: Monday - Sunday at 10 am, 1 pm & 3 pm from December until mid-April. Please note that the times may vary throughout the season. 

Duration: 2 hours (approximately)


Photography by Lapland Safaris

Other options

Activities

Snowshoe hike in the fells

From: £76pp

The beauty of snowshoeing is that it provides the chance for wildlife encounters, as the local flora and fauna will not be scared off by the noise of engines or the sound of sleds. So, for nature lovers, this is an ideal choice as your local guide will provide information on the wildlife and its natural environment. You may have the chance to witness Siberian Jay, willow grouse or a herd of roaming reindeer.

You will also enjoy a light campfire lunch in the great outdoors to refuel you halfway through the walk. 

Group size: 1-16 (approximately)

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Available: Monday - Sunday at 10 am, 1 pm & 3 pm from December until mid-April. Please note that the times may vary throughout the season.

Duration: 2 hours (approximately)


Photography by Markku Inkila

Husky safari upgrade options

From: £65pp

A husky safari is one of those experiences you are likely to remember for the rest of your life. Once the dogs are running and the sleigh enters the wilderness surrounding Saariselkä, all else is forgotten. It is one of those activities that you don’t want to end and extending your safari will prolong the adventure and allow you to venture further out into the snow-covered landscapes. The dogs will be more than willing to accommodate you. You will ride 2 people per sled.

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Upgrade to 4-hour safari: from £65pp

If you would like to take control of your own team of huskies then we can arrange this for you. Please ask our Travel Experts for a quotation.


Credit: Inari-Saariselkä Tourism Ltd

Little Extras

Drive your own husky team (2 hr safari)

From: £135pp

If you would like to take control of your own team of huskies then we can arrange this for you. Please ask our Travel Experts for a quotation.


Credit: Inari-Saariselkä Tourism Ltd

Special Nights

Ice Suite

From: £142pp

Guests can choose to spend a unique night in these incredible structures made completely of ice and snow. Hand-carved sculptures decorate every suite, even the king-sized bed is made of ice!

Despite the temperature outside, the Ice Suites stay between -2 and -8 degrees Celsius but you’ll be warm inside the thermal sleeping bag provided and reindeer hide on the bed. Located just 30 metres from the main building, you’re close to toilet facilities as the suites do not have their own bathroom.

You can pick any night during your time here to stay in an Ice Suite but please note, if you choose to do so during the middle of your stay then your Aurora Cabin may change. You can also keep your Aurora Cabin for the night at an extra charge. There is luggage storage available should you need it. Up to two people can stay in one Ice Suite.

Available: between mid-December and mid-April, exact dates dependent on weather conditions.

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Single supplement

The single supplement is based on having your own cabin but sharing a snowmobile, husky sled and transfers. If you wish to upgrade and drive your own husky team and snowmobile safari please ask our Travel Experts for a quotation.

Dates
Sun 16 Dec 2018
to Thu 20 Dec 2018
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Adults£ 2,215 Single Adult£ 2,750
Sun 06 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 2,125 Single Adult£ 2,660
Sun 13 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 2,125 Single Adult£ 2,660
Sun 20 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 2,125 Single Adult£ 2,660
Sun 27 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 2,125 Single Adult£ 2,660
Sun 03 Feb 2019
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Sun 10 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,325 Single Adult£ 2,860
Sun 17 Feb 2019
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Sun 24 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,185 Single Adult£ 2,720
Sun 03 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,125 Single Adult£ 2,660
Sun 10 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,125 Single Adult£ 2,660
Sun 17 Mar 2019
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Sun 31 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,195 Single Adult£ 2,730
Sun 07 Apr 2019
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Adults£ 2,195 Single Adult£ 2,730

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-sale booking and fix the price of your trip at the pre-sale price displayed below. Simply by paying an initial deposit of £50pp, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain preliminary and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed, you will then have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed, the remaining deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. We reserve the right to charge supplements where there are significant changes to an itinerary or increases in flight costs. Any non-package rates remain subject to change.

Dates
Sun 08 Dec 2019
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Adults£ 2,400 Single Adult£ 2,970
Sun 15 Dec 2019
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Adults£ 2,370 Single Adult£ 2,940
Sun 05 Jan 2020
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Adults£ 2,275 Single Adult£ 2,845
Sun 12 Jan 2020
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Adults£ 2,275 Single Adult£ 2,845
Sun 19 Jan 2020
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Adults£ 2,275 Single Adult£ 2,845
Sun 26 Jan 2020
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Adults£ 2,275 Single Adult£ 2,845
Sun 02 Feb 2020
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Adults£ 2,275 Single Adult£ 2,845
Sun 09 Feb 2020
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Adults£ 2,490 Single Adult£ 3,060
Sun 16 Feb 2020
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Adults£ 2,490 Single Adult£ 3,060
Sun 23 Feb 2020
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Adults£ 2,340 Single Adult£ 2,910
Sun 01 Mar 2020
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Adults£ 2,275 Single Adult£ 2,845
Sun 08 Mar 2020
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Adults£ 2,275 Single Adult£ 2,845
Sun 15 Mar 2020
to Thu 19 Mar 2020
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Adults£ 2,350 Single Adult£ 2,920
Sun 22 Mar 2020
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Adults£ 2,350 Single Adult£ 2,920
Sun 29 Mar 2020
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Adults£ 2,350 Single Adult£ 2,920
Sun 05 Apr 2020
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Adults£ 2,350 Single Adult£ 2,920

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Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 people; maximum 30 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 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.

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 15 years old, however, for some activities and transfers, you may be joined by other guests and this may include some of a younger age than stated. Any younger participants will be fully supervised and the guides will ensure that their participation takes place only if the activities will be unaffected.

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

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

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 8 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

We had a really wonderful holiday and were lucky enough to see the lights 27 March 2018 by Claire & Denis McMillan

HUSKY SLEDDING - Just a wonderful experience with the dogs going through the beautiful landscape in the cold, crisp air. We had a really wonderful holiday and were lucky enough to see the lights on 3 of the 4 nights (the 4th night I was seeing stars and blue lights anyway). Staff at the hotel were very pleasant and informative and the accommodation was warm and comfortable. Also the organisation
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Great job by all the staff at Northern Lights Village 27 March 2018 by Angus & Cecilia Buchanan

All activities fantastic - guides first class - attentive, engaged (even at the end of the season!). Great job by all the staff at Northern Lights Village

The Northern Lights Village guides were all excellent. 22 January 2018 by Paul and Philippa Higgins

The Northern Lights Village guides were all excellent. We enjoyed the Aurora hunt by snowmobile and snowmobile safaris, we both loved driving/riding the snowmobiles. The Northern Lights Village guides were fabulous and made the trips very enjoyable.

A really great holiday thanks 22 January 2018 by Karen and Paul Williams

A really great holiday thanks. Food and accommodation excellent and staff very helpful.



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