Northern Lights Village Saariselkä – Glass Igloo Aurora Escape

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Saariselkä, Finland has a fantastic Northern Lights record and during your 3 nights here, you’ll stay in a glass-roofed Aurora Cabin to give you the chance of seeing this amazing display right from your bed. There’s also dedicated Aurora activities as well as an unforgettable husky safari included.
Saariselkä is located in the far north of Finland, high above the Arctic Circle. It is at the heart of the Aurora Zone and the winter nights ensure excellent conditions for seeking out the Northern Lights. To maximise your chances, you will spend the duration of your stay in a north-facing, glass-roofed Aurora Cabin, which is protected from the artificial light of the town. Rather than fight off sleep in order to keep an eye on the sky, make use of your free Aurora alert system inside your cabin!
The Aurora Cabins lie on the doorstep of a natural winter playground and we include evening activities, which not only focus on seeking out the Northern Lights but also provide some unforgettable Arctic experiences. You'll hunt the lights on foot using snowshoes and enjoy the silence of the wilderness. On another night, you'll take to the trails for an Aurora snowmobile safari.
The Northern Lights Village is less than 1km from the ski town of Saariselka. There are shops, restaurants and cafés to enjoy here as well as a good selection of ski slopes and cross-country skiing trails. So during one day, we give you some free time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Saariselkä or perhaps take to the downhill ski slopes there for some alpine action.
The daytime highlight, however, has to be the husky safari that we have included. This is an unforgettable ride, as you take control of a team of huskies with your partner for a thrilling dog sled trip into the Arctic wilds.
This combination of Aurora accommodation and dedicated Northern Lights hunts means you really maximise your viewing opportunities during this three-night trip. The daytime options and the husky safari provide a wonderful cherry for your short-break cake.

Important Information

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.


On arrival at Ivalo Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation at the Northern Lights Village and can check into your Aurora Cabin.

You will receive your cold weather clothing that you will keep for the duration of your trip and your Aurora Alert will be waiting for you to use on the tablet in your cabin. Dinner will be served in the restaurant.

Included Meals:  Dinner

[IVL] Ivalo Airport, Finland To Northern Lights Village Saariselkä
Shuttle Transfer
Northern Lights Village Saariselkä - Check In
Address : Saariselka, Inari, Finland

Following breakfast, the day is yours to spend at leisure. The Northern Lights Village is approximately 1000 metres away from the ski resort town of Saariselkä and, despite been 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, Saariselkä has much to offer. There are shops, restaurants and cafés to enjoy as well as downhill ski slopes if you fancy some alpine action.

During the evening, you will venture out into the wilderness which lies on the doorstep of the Northern Lights Village for a Northern Lights snowshoe hike. This is an invigorating and peaceful way in which to hunt the Aurora and your guide will lead the way to a perfect viewpoint in the fell. Here, you will stop and build a fire and enjoy snacks and hot drinks as you watch the skies in this most incredible location. You will be out for around two and a half hours in total.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Northern Lights Village Saariselkä - Stay
Address : Saariselka, Inari, Finland

After breakfast, you will enjoy a wonderful taster of the most eagerly anticipated winter activities; a 5 km dog sled safari. Huskies are synonymous with the Arctic and a husky safari is the epitome of a winter adventure.

The huskies are eager to run and you will not fail to notice their excitement as they bark and howl in anticipation, straining to get going. You might expect this to continue as the safari gets underway, but this is not the case, as the dogs are soon focused only on running. Full instruction will be provided before you take to the trails, travelling two people per sled.

This activity lasts around one hour in total (including instruction). We expect you to be out on the husky sledge for around 30 minutes in total. There are longer safaris if you would like to enjoy more time out on the trail. If you would like to extend and spend more time with the dogs then please see the Extras section of the holiday page for more details.

Lunch will be enjoyed at the restaurant before a final Aurora hunt.

Following dinner this evening, you will go on a Northern Lights snowmobile safari lasting around three hours in total. After a full safety briefing and driving instruction, you will follow your guide, travelling two per snowmobile, in search of the Northern Lights. You’ll travel into the fells and once at the top, you will keep warm by an open fire and enjoy hot drinks. Please note that the driver of a snowmobile must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Northern Lights Village Saariselkä - Stay
Address : Saariselka, Inari, Finland

Today it is time to bid farewell to Lapland and you will be transferred back to Ivalo after breakfast for your return flights home. If you are on the early flight, a packed breakfast will be provided.

Included Meals:  Breakfast
Northern Lights Village Saariselkä To [IVL] Ivalo Airport, Finland
Airport Transfer
Northern Lights Village Saariselkä - Check Out
Address : Saariselka, Inari, Finland

What's included?

  • Return from London to Ivalo (via Helsinki). Flight routes are subject to change.
  • Return group airport transfers
  • 3 nights in an Aurora Cabin
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Northern Lights snowshoeing
  • 5 km husky safari
  • Northern Lights snowmobiling
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Aurora alert service which you can set to alert you throughout the night or end at a specific time
  • 24/7 assistance from our UK based operations team and in destination support from our local partners


Northern Lights Village Saariselkä
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Located in North East Finland, the Northern Lights Village sits on the outskirts of the ski resort of Saariselka. Tucked away from the town and separated from it by dense forest, the location is ideal for viewing the Northern Lights but is still within walking distance (around 1000m) of the town’s amenities. The ski slopes can be accessed via a shuttle (small charge applies) or a pleasant walk of around 40-50 minutes.

The Northern Lights Village offers accommodation in Aurora Cabins which are half-roofed with glass. The twin or double beds are situated beneath the panoramic roof and provide the chance to view the Northern Lights from your bed! It’s not often that folk prefer a sleepless night but here it’s not considered to be a huge inconvenience as it provides the chance to potentially witness Mother Nature’s greatest light show!

There are 80 cabins in total, all of which are within a 5-10 minutes walk of the Village’s central facilities which include the restaurant where you’ll enjoy breakfast and dinner.


  • The Village restaurant is an atmospheric place, inspired by traditional wooden kotas (Finnish teepees). Breakfast is a buffet of continental options and some hot dishes. Evening meals are a buffet with starters of soups and salad, a choice of local meat or fish will follow (the reindeer and white fish in this region are delicious!). Typically a cake will be served for pudding, keeping you well-fuelled for your nocturnal Aurora hunting adventures. Dietary requirements are all well-catered for as long as we are informed at the time of booking (you will also need to make staff aware of your requirements locally because of the buffet service. The local staff are very happy to assist with guiding you to the suitable meals on offer). There’s also a large bar and lounge area with additional comfy seating nearby in reception for you to relax in after your meal.
  • The Northern Lights Village has an onsite reindeer paddock and all activities start in the village so there is no need for time-wasting transfers. Basically, because we want to make your holiday as uncomplicated as possible, life is made very easy here.
  • Saariselka is around a 20-25 minute walk from the Northern Lights Village (40-50 minutes to the ski slopes) which means that all of the amenities, shops, cafes and local restaurants are within easy reach.
  • During most activities, an expert guide will take pictures  which can be purchased in the days following your activity (this is an additional charge payable locally) on your return to the village.
  • For all of your provided winter clothing, simply go to the onsite Safari House where overalls, gloves, boots, skis and snowshoes are stored for easy access.
  • Guests can pay extra to use the hot tub, sauna and ice pool.

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Payment and Cancellation Terms:
Please note that the following cancellation terms supersede in part those mentioned in Section 7 of our general booking terms and conditions.
– Up to balance due date (this is normally 16 weeks prior to departure however some holidays differ. If this applies to your holiday you will be advised at the time of booking) – Loss of deposit (including the full cost of flights or other services where paid at the time of booking)
– Between balance due date and 43 days prior to departure – 60%
– 42 to 16 days prior to departure – 85%
– 15 or less days – 100% 

Key Facts

Duration 3 - 4 Nights
Pace Active
Holiday Type Package Holiday
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Finland, Saariselka
Brochure Code 20015
Price from
£1,655 pp
4 days

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