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Rovaniemi – Aurora Adventure at Apukka

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Just 15-minutes from Rovaniemi, the Apukka Resort offers a true Arctic adventure filled with bucket list experiences. Over 3 nights, you’ll search for the Aurora in unforgettable ways, such as a ride on the innovative Snowtrain. Dog sledding is also included to complete your stay!

The Apukka Resort is just a short ride from the airport but takes you into its own piece of wilderness for a getaway like no other.

We're thrilled to offer our guests three nights in the Apukka Aurora Cabins which are furnished in a classic Scandinavian style and feature a glass roof for evening Aurora spotting.

You may well be able to see the Northern Lights from the frozen lake on site. However, to enhance your chances of a sighting, we have included some fun Aurora safaris. From a relaxing ride on the Snowtrain to a reindeer sleigh ride across the night, we offer even more options to get you on the hunt for the green dancing lights above. Our local guides will use their expert knowledge of the Northern Lights and the area to maximise your chances of seeing this astonishing natural wonder.

Throughout your stay here, you'll also enjoy some true Arctic adventures during the day. Take the reins as you try your hand as a musher, being pulled by a team of eager sled-dogs across the brilliantly-white Arctic. You can also explore the winter white environment via a variety of innovative snow-based activities you could never try at home. Whether you want to unleash your adventurous side on a snowmobile or you want to explore the scenic landscape by snowshoe, we have the activity to suit you. Please note, most activities start just a short walk away from your accommodation. You will need to cross a road, but a guide will be with you at all times to help you cross. Vehicles do pass along this main road, however, it is not a busy route.

The Apukka Resort is ideally situated so you can enjoy the wintery wilderness of Lapland whilst also basing yourself in prime Aurora territory, all with easy access to the city and airport. With so many things to discover from the Apukka Resort, this is a captivating Finnish escape.

Important Information

Itinerary
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 will be emailed to you around a week prior to departure), or upon arrival.

Itinerary

On arrival at Rovaniemi, our transfer vehicle will be waiting to take you on the 15-minute drive to Apukka. It’s a short journey but one that gets you into Apukka’s wilderness and in Aurora hunting territory.

You’ll check into your accommodation before enjoying a 3-course dinner buffet in the restaurant. You’ll also be given your warm winter clothes to use for the duration of your trip.

Depending on your flight times, you may want to start searching for the Northern Lights as soon as you arrive. See our ‘Personalise’ tab for a range of Aurora hunting 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, you’ll get to test your skills as a musher as your new canine chums pull the sled along a 5-10km trail across the wintry landscape and through the snowy forests. The tour lasts approximately two hours with around one hour on the sled and plenty of time to pet and take photos with the dogs (2 people per sled).

After dinner, you’ll head out into the night for a unique way to try and see the Northern Lights – in a Snowtrain carriage pulled along by our guide’s snowmobile. You’ll head into the dark, still and silent wilderness until you reach camp.

The camp is a traditional Lappish “Kota” (teepee), essentially a wilderness hut with a blazing fire, ideal for preparing warm drinks. It also provides the opportunity for your Aurora expert to help you with your camera settings in preparation for what will hopefully be an amazing celestial light show. The Snowtrain tour lasts approximately three hours in total.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Apukka Resort - Stay
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Fill up on breakfast then it’s up to you how you want to spend the daylight hours before the Aurora hunting begins again. The ‘Personalise’ tab will help you choose an experience which will really make the most of your time here.

As night falls, it’s time to head out for another evening in search of the Aurora. Embark on a journey through Lapland’s rich past by gliding through the snowy wilderness on a reindeer sleigh, embracing the customs of generations gone by. Follow the radiant glow of a distant bonfire and make a stop at a secluded hut. Here, warmed by hot drinks, immerse yourself in the captivating tales of reindeer herders who maintain a deep bond with nature through their ancient way of life. With a bit of luck, the Northern Lights may grace the skies with their celestial dance, adding a touch of magic to this unique Arctic adventure.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
Apukka Resort - Stay
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

After breakfast, it’s time for your Finnish wonderland escape to come to an end as we transfer you to the airport and you take your memories 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
  • 3 nights in an Apukka Aurora Cabin
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Husky safari
  • Aurora hunt on the Snowtrain
  • Reindeer Sleigh Ride Across the Night
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay

Excluded

  • Flights are not included – please speak to our Travel Experts for a quote if you wish to include these

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 Komsio Glass Igloo
No of Days: 1
Apukka Ice Cabins
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

Duration 3 - 4 Nights
Pace Active, Balanced
Holiday Type Land Only
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Finland, Rovaniemi
Brochure Code 20020
Price from
£1,545 pp
4 days

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