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Start the year in style
It’s a much discussed fact that New Year’s Eve can often be a tad disappointing and something of an anti climax. It is for this reason that our New Year’s Eve Aurora Zone experiences are always popular. Guests come to us seeking an escape from crowded and expensive parties by setting off to the frozen north in search of a brand new experience to really kick off the New Year in style.
Whilst people think of Lapland as being synonymous with Christmas, there is much to offer for New Year, with breathtaking scenery and a wealth of new experiences to enjoy.About New Year
A New Year’s Eve to remember
We have a wide variety of trips to choose from over New Year.
Some of our most popular trips such as those to Nellim, Muotka and Harriniva offer some memorable and exciting activities to go alongside the New Year festivities, such as snowmobiling into the snow-topped wilderness, driving an excitable team of huskies through the trees or strapping on cross-country skis to tackle the landscape like a local.
Both exude the welcoming atmosphere of family-run hotels, ensuring a fun-filled and friendly New Year celebration that is combined with activities by day and Northern Lights hunts by night.
Whilst New Year’s Eve in Lapland is an altogether more laid-back affair you can be sure to enjoy a lovely evening on the 31st December. Gala dinners are common, allowing you to sample some delicious Scandinavian specialities alongside international dishes and of course some celebratory drinks.
Actual celebrations at midnight can vary; there may be fireworks or music, or you may simply be able to step outside and gaze up at an Aurora display (fingers crossed), but you can be sure of an enjoyable and memorable start to the New Year.
Kick start your resolutions
Booking one of our trips for New Year will hopefully help you to kick start those resolutions.
Maybe you will decide to travel more. In coming to Lapland you are visiting a region that is still relatively undiscovered, so you have already gone further north in Europe than most people.
Likewise, maybe your resolution was to tick off a bucket list item. A common feature on many people’s list is to see the Northern Lights and, with our handpicked locations and dedicated searches, we will give you the best possible opportunity to witness a display.
Another of your resolutions may simply be to experience more new things. Our trips do just that – spend a day with a reindeer herder at Menesjärvi, sleep in an Aurora Bubble at Nellim, drive a snowmobile at Harriniva, or snowshoe under the stars at Nangu.
There are a wealth of experiences that will help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions alongside creating memories that are sure to last much longer than the next 12 months.