Rovaniemi – Apukka at Leisure

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Journey to the Apukka Resort, just 15-minutes from Lapland’s capital but in its own wilderness and dark sky setting for a 3-night winter retreat. With two dedicated Aurora hunts included and your days left free for you to tailor your time, this Northern Lights holiday can be as relaxed or adventurous as you like.
Travel just 15 minutes away from the city lights and bustling centre of Rovaniemi, Lapland's capital, to find a much more peaceful retreat. The Apukka Resort is easily accessible but sits in its own wilderness setting, complete with frozen lake, snow-laden surroundings and of course, excellent Northern Lights potential. We have included two dedicated Aurora activities to increase your chances of seeing a display. During one evening's search, you'll ride in a cosy carriage onboard the Snowtrain. Your guide will pull the train using their snowmobile, taking you further into the wilderness to a prime lookout location where you will scan the night sky for the green dancing lights. You'll also search by car, making the most of the mobility of the vehicle for an adventurous hunt into the dark night. After a day exploring the Arctic and an evening in pursuit of the Northern Lights, Apukka's Aurora Cabins are an extremely relaxing place to retire to, where you'll have the opportunity to spot the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed if the conditions are favourable. Your days have been left free for you to tailor your time to suit you. There is plenty to do right from your doorstep, such as unwinding in the on-site sauna facilities (charges apply). Please see the 'Personalise' tab for options. Apukka is also home to husky and reindeer farms, just across the road, so you can easily add on exceptional Arctic experiences such as dog sledding and a reindeer sleigh ride. Just a short drive from the airport and Lapland's capital, but surrounded by nature, this short break to Apukka is the perfect introduction to the Finnish wilderness and with any luck, the Northern Lights.


Upon arrival at Rovaniemi airport, you will be met and transferred to the Apukka Resort, just 15 minutes away.

You’ll check into your accommodation and receive your warm winter clothes before enjoying a dinner buffet in the restaurant.

Depending on flight times, you could start your Aurora search tonight with a dedicated activity. See our Extras section for a range of activities.

Included Meals:  Dinner

[RVN] Rovaniemi Airport, Finland To Apukka Resort
Airport Transfer
Apukka Resort - Check In
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Breakfast will be served in the restaurant and then today has been left free for you to enjoy as you please. You could add to your Arctic adventure with a dog sledding safari – see our Extras section for more information.

After dinner, it’s time to board the Snowtrain carriage and let your guide take you out into the dark and silent night to reach a wilderness camp. Upon arrival, you will keep warm inside a traditional Lappish ‘Kota’ (teepee) with an open fire.

Here, you will have snacks and hot drinks by the fire as your expert guide tells you about the science and magic behind the Northern Lights, all the while keeping an eye on the sky for a potential display. You will be out for approximately three hours in total tonight.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Apukka Resort - Stay
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Following breakfast, you have another free day to tailor your time. You could add to your Lappish experience a reindeer sleigh ride or relax further in the onsite sauna facilities (charges apply). See our Extras section for more information.

Tonight, after dinner, you will head out once more into the Arctic night. You will step inside the warm car with your knowledgeable guide taking you to the best location based on the local weather and Aurora forecast.

For the more active guests, you can upgrade to a Northern Lights snowmobile safari instead (you must be over 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile). Please talk to our Aurora Travel Experts at the time of booking.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Apukka Resort - Stay
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Unfortunately, it is time for your Arctic retreat to come to an end. Enjoy breakfast in the restaurant before heading to the airport for your flight home.

Included Meals:  Breakfast

Apukka Resort - Stay
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
Apukka Resort To [RVN] Rovaniemi Airport, Finland
Airport Transfer

What's included?

  • Return airport transfers
  • 3 nights in an Apukka Aurora Cabin
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Northern Lights Snowtrain
  • Aurora hunt by car
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay if required


  • While flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our Travel Experts for details of the available options


Apukka Resort

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 glass-roofed Aurora Cabins as well as the chance to have a special night in an 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
Apukka Kammi Suite
No of Days: 1
Apukka Komsio Glass Igloo
No of Days: 1
Overnight in an Aurora Wagon
No of Days: 1
Apukka Ice Cabins
No of Days: 1

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Key Facts

Pace Relaxed
Holiday Type Land Only
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Finland, Rovaniemi
Brochure Code 20031
Price from
£1,335 pp
4 days

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