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Rovaniemi – Arctic Aurora Hunt at Apukka

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Apukka Resort, Finland is the ideal place for an Arctic and Aurora experience. During your 4 nights here, you will take advantage of the dark skies with dedicated Aurora activities. Your days will be spent exploring the Lappish landscapes via dog sled and snowmobile.

Journey across the Arctic Circle and give yourself an exceptional chance of seeing an amazing Northern Lights display. Easily accessible from the airport, you won't have to travel far to reach Apukka's beautiful winter environment complete with frozen lakes and snowy forests.

Your stay is based in one of the fabulous north-facing Aurora Cabins, where you can star gaze from the comfort of your bed each night.

We include key Aurora activities to take advantage of the excellent field of vision here at Apukka where unobstructed views of the night sky are the order of the day (night!). From the Snowtrain to the Aurora car/minibus, on every outing into the Arctic night, our expert local guides will do everything they can to help you see nature's incredible light display.

Our holidays offer you the full Lappish experience during the day too and with activities starting just across the road, you'll waste no time getting stuck in. The adventure seekers among you will love our dog sledding activity. You'll find yourself taking the helm of a sled pulled by a team of eager canines and experience what it's like to be a real musher.

You'll also jump onto a snowmobile and explore the picture-perfect landscapes, expertly chosen by our local guides. In a location like this, we want to give you every opportunity to enjoy the scenery and get a real taste of the snowy winter expanses. Travelling by snowmobile is the very best way to see as much as possible within a short timeframe.

Snowshoes and skis are available to rent (subject to availability) so you can get out and explore under your own steam. Alternatively, hop on board the Snowtrain and enjoy the brilliant-white landscapes in heated comfort. Please note, most activities start just a short walk away from your accommodation. You will need to cross a road, and while vehicles do pass along this main road (by Lapland's standards), it is not a busy route.  

The Apukka Resort is famed as being one of the top locations around Rovaniemi for seeing the Northern Lights. The landscape is largely composed of open lakes and snowy fields which means that views of the sky are rarely interrupted. Our Aurora hunting tours are specially designed and guided, by local experts to give you the best chance of ticking the Northern Lights off your bucket list. What’s more, using our own travel experience in partnership with excellent local guides, we've designed a holiday to ensure you fall in love with Finland's incredible countryside by day and by night.

Itinerary

Once you’ve collected your luggage at Rovaniemi Airport, our transfer vehicle will be ready and waiting to take you to your accommodation which is just a short drive away. Once there, you’ll be given your warm winter clothing to use for the duration of your stay.

Drop your bags off and settle in before filling up on a hearty three-course buffet meal in the restaurant. Depending on flight times, you may have the option to start your Northern Lights hunting straight away. See our Extras section for a range of Aurora searching activities.

Included Meals:  Dinner

[RVN] Rovaniemi Airport, Finland To Apukka Resort
Airport Transfer
Duration
00:00
Apukka Resort - Check In
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

After breakfast, it’s time to meet some famous locals – the eager dogs who will be waiting impatiently to guide your sled along the snowy trails. The tour lasts approximately two hours in total as you’re pulled along a 5-10km track for around an hour and then given time to pet and take photos with your sled-dogs.

You’ll have some free time before dinner after which, the night-time hunt begins. Get comfortable in a Snowtrain carriage pulled by your guide’s snowmobile. This unique way to hunt for the Aurora will take you further into the wilds and beneath dark skies. It’s then down to Mother Nature, so keep your eyes peeled for green light as it starts to emerge from the darkness.

During your journey, you’ll stop at a traditional Finnish Kota (teepee) where hot drinks will keep you warm while our Aurora Expert explains the science behind the magic. This tour lasts approximately three hours in total.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Apukka Resort - Stay
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

The day is yours to do as you please and our Extras section will give you some great ideas for additional activities. In the evening, you’ll have a relaxing dinner followed by a briefing by your local guide before you take to the roads to hunt down the Aurora.  The guide will also be able to help and advise any budding photographers with some top tips to capture any Auroras you are lucky enough to see.  The activity normally starts around 20:30 (your exact activity schedule will be provided to you upon arrival) and lasts around 3 hours. You will have a hot drink and snack during one of your stops.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Apukka Resort - Stay
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

After your lunch, you’ll be given a full safety briefing before you head out on your snowmobile into the wilderness. This form of transport is a thrilling way to travel through the wilds of Lapland. The trip lasts approximately two and a half hours and you must be over 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to take part in this activity. Two people will share a snowmobile or you can drive your own snowmobile for an extra charge.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Apukka Resort - Stay
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Sadly, it’s one last breakfast before our transfer takes you and your memories of Lapland home. If you have an early flight time, we’ll box up breakfast to take with you.

Included Meals:  Breakfast

Apukka Resort To [RVN] Rovaniemi Airport, Finland
Airport Transfer
Duration
00:00
Apukka Resort - Check Out
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

What's included?

  • Return airport transfers
  • 4 nights in an Apukka Aurora Cabin
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Husky safari
  • Aurora hunt on the Snowtrain
  • Snowmobiling Safari
  • Aurora hunt by car
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay

Excluded

  • 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

Accommodation

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 Ice Cabins
No of Days: 1
Apukka Komsio Glass Igloo
No of Days: 1
Apukka Kammi Suite
No of Days: 1
Overnight in an Aurora Wagon
No of Days: 1

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Additional Info

Price is based on 2 persons travelling

Tour terms, click here  

Booking conditions click here

Payment and Cancellation Terms for Apukka Resort: 

Please note that the following cancellation terms supersede in part those mentioned in our general booking terms and conditions. 

– More than 84 days prior to departure – Loss of deposit (including the full cost of flights or other services where paid at the time of booking) 

– 84 to 43 days prior to departure – 50% 

– 42 to 37 days prior to departure – 75% 

– 36 or less days – 100% 

Key Facts

Pace Active, Balanced
Holiday Type Land Only
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Finland, Rovaniemi
Brochure Code 20021
Price from
£1,935 pp
5 days

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