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VISITING: Finland BROCHURE CODE: 20015
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
Saariselkä, Finland has a fantastic Northern Lights record and during your 3 nights here, you’ll stay in a glass-roofed Aurora Cabin to give you the chance of seeing this amazing display right from your bed. There’s also dedicated Aurora activities as well as an unforgettable husky safari included.

What's included?

ALL OF THE 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: 3 nights in an Aurora Cabin
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Activities: Northern Lights snowshoeing, 5 km husky safari, Northern Lights snowmobiling (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Aurora alert service which you can set to alert you throughout the night or end at a specific time
  • Services of our expert local guides and Aurora Zone representative

Saariselkä is located in the far north of Finland, high above the Arctic Circle. It is at the heart of the Aurora Zone and the winter nights ensure excellent conditions for seeking out the Northern Lights. To maximise your chances, you will spend the duration of your stay in a north-facing, glass-roofed Aurora Cabin, which is protected from the artificial light of the town. Rather than fight off sleep in order to keep an eye on the sky, make use of your free Aurora alert system inside your cabin!

The Aurora Cabins lie on the doorstep of a natural winter playground and we include evening activities, which not only focus on seeking out the Northern Lights but also provide some unforgettable Arctic experiences. You’ll hunt the lights on foot using snowshoes and enjoying the silence of the wilderness. On another night, you'll take to the trails for an Aurora snowmobile safari.

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The Northern Lights Village is less than 1km from the ski town of Saariselka. There are shops, restaurants and cafés to enjoy here as well as a good selection of ski slopes and cross-country skiing trails. So during one day, we give you some free time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Saariselkä or perhaps take to the downhill ski slopes there for some alpine action.

The daytime highlight, however, has to be the husky safari which we have included. This is an unforgettable ride, as you take control of a team of huskies with your partner for a thrilling dog sled trip into the Arctic wilds.

This combination of Aurora accommodation and dedicated Northern Lights hunts means you really maximise your viewing opportunities during this three-night trip. The daytime options and the husky safari provide a wonderful cherry for your short-break cake.


Credits: Markku Inkila, Robert Smith and Visit Finland, Matt Robinson & Eerikki Rundgren
  • On arrival at Ivalo Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation at the Northern Lights Village and can check into your Aurora Cabin.

    You will receive your cold weather clothing that you will keep for the duration of your trip and your Aurora Alert will be waiting for you to use on the tablet in your cabin. Dinner will be served in the restaurant.

    Included Meals:  Dinner
  • Following breakfast, the day is yours to spend at leisure. The Northern Lights Village is approximately 1000 metres away from the ski resort town of Saariselkä and, despite been 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, Saariselkä has much to offer. There are shops, restaurants and cafés to enjoy as well as downhill ski slopes if you fancy some alpine action.

    During the evening, you will venture out into the wilderness which lies on the doorstep of the Northern Lights Village for a Northern Lights snowshoe hike. This is an invigorating and peaceful way in which to hunt the Aurora and your guide will lead the way to a perfect viewpoint. Here, you will stop and build a fire and enjoy snacks and hot drinks as you watch the skies in this most incredible location. You will be out for around two hours.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • After breakfast, you will enjoy a wonderful taster of the most eagerly anticipated winter activities; a 5 km dog sled safari. Huskies are synonymous with the Arctic and a husky safari is the epitome of a winter adventure.

    The huskies are eager to run and you will not fail to notice their excitement as they bark and howl in anticipation, straining to get going. You might expect this to continue as the safari gets underway, but this is not the case, as the dogs are soon focused only on running. Full instruction will be provided before you take to the trails, travelling two people per sled.

    This activity lasts around one hour in total (including instruction). We expect you to be out on the husky sledge for around 30 minutes in total. There are longer safaris if you would like to enjoy more time out on the trail. If you would like to extend and spend more time with the dogs then please see the ‘Personalise’ section of the holiday page for more details.

    Lunch will be enjoyed at the restaurant before a final Aurora hunt.

    Following dinner this evening, you will go on a Northern Lights snowmobile safari lasting around three hours in total. After a full safety briefing and driving instruction, you will follow your guide, travelling two per snowmobile, in search of the Northern Lights. You’ll travel into the fells and once at the top, you will keep warm by an open fire and enjoy hot drinks. Please note that the driver of a snowmobile must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Today it is time to bid farewell to Lapland and you will be transferred back to Ivalo after breakfast for your return flights home. If you are on the early flight, a packed breakfast will be provided.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Saariselkä Northern Lights Village

Nights: 1-3

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. There’s also a large lobby near reception for you to relax in after your meal.
  • The Northern Lights Village has an onsite reindeer paddock and all activities 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.
  • 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. The guides sometimes take pictures throughout the activities which can be purchased on your return to the village, if they take any. 
  • For all of your provided winter clothing, simply go to the onsite Safari House where overalls, gloves, boots, skis and snowshoes are stored for easy access.
  • Guests can pay extra to use the hot tub, sauna and ice pool. This can be used during public time or booked for private use.

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.

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 (please note that hot water is limited). 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.

Free Wi-Fi.


Image credits: Markku Inkila

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Our pick

Snowmobile safari - 4 hours

From £149pp

For those who want to explore much further afield then look no further as this 4-hour snowmobile safari will take you out into the wilderness beyond Saariselkä.

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

Your guide will prepare a campfire lunch for you en route (weather permitting).

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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 from December until mid-April. Please note that the time may vary throughout the season.

Duration: 4 hours in total (approximately)


Photography by Lapland Safaris

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Activities

Snowmobiles and ice fishing

From: £171pp

After a full safety briefing and tuition, you will drive two per snowmobile into the winter wonderland beyond. Stopping at a remote lake, your guide will introduce you to ice fishing and you will have the chance to try your hand at this Lappish pastime. Your guide will build a campfire and lunch will be served.

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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 from December until mid-April. Please note that the time may vary throughout the season.

Duration: 4 hours in total (approximately)


Photography by Markku Inkila

Snowmobile safari - 2 hours

From: £101pp

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.

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 from December until mid-April. Please note that the times may vary throughout the season. 

Duration: 2 hours (approximately)

Snowshoe hike in the fells

From: £53pp

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.

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); a warm drink is included


Photography by Markku Inkila

Reindeer day

From: £132pp

Reindeer have played an integral role in the local economy and culture for many, many centuries. An understanding of these animals and their herders is something no visitor to the region should miss.

You will meet with a reindeer herder and hear tales from the trails as you learn about reindeer husbandry. You’ll get the chance to feed the animals before enjoying a one hour (approximately) reindeer-pulled sleigh ride.

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Lunch will be served in a teepee near the reindeer paddock.

Group size: 1-24 (approximately) 

Available: Monday to Sunday at 11 am from December until mid-April. Please note that the time may vary throughout the season.

Duration: 3 hours (approx), sleigh ride lasts for approximately 1 hour


Image credits: Inari-Saariselkä Tourism Ltd

 

Reindeer sleigh ride

From: £61pp

This 25 minute or 1 hour reindeer-pulled sleigh ride will take you on a journey around the reindeer paddock and the surrounding woodland, giving you the chance to see these animals from a new perspective.

You have the option of picking a 25 minute or 1 hour reindeer sleigh ride (approximate timings).

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25 minutes (approximately): £61pp available from Monday - Sunday at 9.15 am and 12.45pm from December until mid-April. Please note that the times may vary throughout the season.

1 hour reindeer-pulled sleigh ride (approximately): £114pp available from Monday - Sunday at 2 pm from December until mid-April. Please note that the times may vary throughout the season.

Group size: 1-24 (approximately)

Little Extras

Day 3 - Extend your husky safari

From: £40pp

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, 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 10 km safari (total duration incl. briefing is approx. two hours). We expect you to be out on the husky sledge for around one hour - from £40pp

Upgrade to 20 km safari (total duration incl. briefing is approx. four hours). We expect you to be out on the husky sledge for around two hours in total - from £94pp

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

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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-sale booking and fix the price of your trip at the pre-sale price displayed below. Simply by paying an initial deposit of £100pp, 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.  A further deposit payment will be due at the time of us confirming the trip details to you. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your full deposit 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.

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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, on some dates we require a minimum of 8 people for our flight allocation. Maximum 30 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 www.activitiesabroad.com.

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

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 http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ 

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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.

Brexit information for British Passport holders

For the most up to date information on how the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your holiday please click here to view our Brexit information for British Passport holders.

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: https://www.theaurorazone.com/booking-conditions

Traveller Reviews

The best service we could have gotten, the food was delicious too! Best Holiday we ever had! 27 February 2020 by Donelly Davilla

The Husky Safari was the most enjoyable activity we had. It was so exciting! But we really enjoyed every activity and our tour guides were amazing! Shoutout to Jana and snowmobile Adam i think was his name! All the guides were Amazing thank you so much for having this amazing people guide us and having so much patience with us since we have never done any of these activities. Thanks to Jana for
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all of her patience teaching us how to skii and walk with the snow shoes. Thanks to Adam with all of his attention in such a cold night with the snowmobiles.
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The whole package was perfect 27 February 2020 by Pauline Bradbrook & family

Loved all the activities but my favourite was the huskies. From the beginning of the trip at Gatwick, the flight with Finnair and their staff, through to Ivalo, the transfer, the reception at the Northern Lights Village, the Igloo, the restaurant and lounge areas. All activities were well thought out and safety paramount. One of the best experiences ever. To top it all the Northern Lights made an
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appearance for 3 nights while we stayed in Saariselka. Amazing trip
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Peter Ballance 06 February 2020 by Peter Ballance

We will definitely be telling everyone! We loved the huskies - great to be out in the wilderness and the dogs stole our hearts. Also loved the snowmobiling where we actually saw the Northern lights. There wasn't anything we didn't enjoy.

Excellent from start to finish 06 February 2020 by Anita and Philip Owen

The whole experience was excellent from start to finish, all activities were amazing but the favourite was the husky safari.

It was all very enjoyable in different ways 09 January 2020 by Mark and Kim Stimpson

Husky safari was our high-point as not only was it great fun and a unique experience, but the guide was excellent and it coincided with the first sunrise in 37 days and the views were spectacular

We had a fantastic holiday 02 January 2020 by Jill Fozzard & Manuel Bello-Cano

We had a fantastic holiday which was a surprise birthday present for my husband. The admin team in the office were great with any pre trip queries I had. I had done a lot of research before choosing you and I was very happy with everything.

Saariselkä - Glass Igloo Aurora Escape 12 December 2019 by Julie & Jon Davis

All activities were amazing, the snow mobile was the best activity, mainly because we were within a small competent group so the guide was able to take us further.

Every aspect of our holiday to the Northern Lights Village in Finland was outstanding. 28 February 2019 by Rachel & John Wilkes

Our 4-day break to the Northern Lights Village in Finland staying in a glass-roofed igloo was a very special holiday, with extraordinary memories having been blessed to see the lights so clearly and we will treasure these memories forever! The glass-roofed igloo was so amazing being able to look up at the stars and lights from your bed! The igloo was also very clean and warm which was so important
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when outside temperatures were -20!! The restaurant had a great selection of food as well as the ice bar on site very cool! We packed in our trips as we were only there for 3 days but really enjoyed them all from snowshoeing to husky sledding and snow billing. We also thought it was fantastic to have some ski slopes so close to the village, so we took up this opportunity and did some skiing too! The guides and all other staff were brilliant, really knowledgeable and helpful throughout our stay.
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Saariselkä - Glass Igloo Aurora Escape 21 February 2019 by Elizabeth Mumford & Simon Wan

Overall a very enjoyable holiday Excellent customer service

Saariselkä - Glass Igloo Aurora Escape 17 January 2019 by Neil & Teresa Handley

We had a wonderful holiday and loved the Aurora Cabins. The sparkling wine in our cabin when we arrived to mark my wife's Birthday was a lovely touch. Thank you.

Saariselkä - Glass Igloo Aurora Escape 10 January 2019 by Yvonne & James Brown

Unfortunately, we didn't see the Aurora but we cannot complain as we had a great time. The guides' knowledge about wildlife, the local area and their activity was super.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday 20 December 2018 by Chris Stacey

The Aurora over Muotka, with a full moon bathing us in beautiful light, one day before the spring equinox.

It was just amazing 13 December 2018 by Rachael Moverley & Neil Robinson

We loved the husky safari! It was just amazing

All activities were very enjoyable 06 March 2018 by Hazel and Ian Quick

All activities were very enjoyable

Enjoyed it all! 31 January 2018 by Ann and Darrell Clarke

This has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. I would definitely like to visit Finland again.

Everything was perfect!! 11 January 2018 by Iole Beatriz and Neusa Maria Marques Orselli

Everything was perfect!! Thank you all for providing us with an incredible holiday!



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