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Northern Lights Holidays at New Year

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A New Year’s Eve to remember

We have a wide variety of bucket list trips to choose from over New Year. Travel to Finland, to locations such as Nellim, Muotka and Harriniva which offer some memorable and exciting activities to go alongside the New Year festivities. You could go snowmobiling into the snow-topped wilderness, drive an excitable team of huskies through the trees or strap on cross-country skis to tackle the landscape like a local. Our Nangu and Menesjärvi trips are also popular with those looking to see out a year in serious style. 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.

In Sweden, you could travel to the Northern Lights hotspot of Abisko for the chance to spend an unforgettable night in the world-famous ICEHOTEL or iconic Treehotel. Alternatively, you could head to Brändön Lodge, where you will spend your New Years in a cosy winter cottage overlooking the frozen sea of the Bothnian Bay.

Travel to Norway where you will get the best of both worlds - spending two nights in the vibrant city of Tromsø and two nights on the tranquil island of Sommarøy.

You could also spend your new year in Iceland. See the country’s highlights including the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon during our four-night tour, or spend your New Year’s Eve whale watching and your evenings Aurora hunting during our new year trip.

Actual celebrations at midnight can vary; there may be fireworks, music, gala dinners 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. If your aim is to travel more, this is certainly one way to do it. Many of our destinations are remote, wild and most importantly, relatively undiscovered by most tourists.

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 try new experiences. Our trips give you just that – spend a day with a reindeer herder, sleep in an glass-igloo, drive a snowmobile, snowshoe under the stars and much, much more.

There are a wealth of experiences that will help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions alongside creating memories that are sure to last far longer than the next 12 months. Click here to view our New Year holidays.


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The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with our clients. We’ve explored the destinations, researched the science, and fallen in love with the Scandinavian way of life. It’s our mission to pass this knowledge on to you, providing you with the very best chance of experiencing the magic for yourself on your Northern Lights holiday.

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