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Northern Lights Village Saariselkä – Tailor Made

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The Northern Lights Village in Saariselkä provides you with innovative glass-roofed Aurora cabins, giving you the chance of seeing the famous light show every night from your bed. What’s more, a tailor-made holiday here allows you to create your perfect winter break by choosing the activities to suit you.
 
 

The Northern Lights Village is the latest in Finland's increasingly diverse selection of Aurora-friendly accommodation. Unlike many destinations where you spend just one night in an Aurora cabin, here it's for the entire duration of your stay. Essentially, you go to bed under the stars and, with a bit of luck, the Northern Lights, but in the comfort of a warm and cosy glass-roofed cabin.

There are 80 such cabins at the Northern Lights Village which is situated just 1000 metres from the amenities in the centre of Saariselkä. The cabins are cleverly protected from the lights of Saariselka's more distant ski centre. Being in the very heart of the Auroral Zone, the chances of watching the lights whilst lying in bed are really rather good. Wouldn't that be a story to tell when you get home?

Essentially, these tailor-made Northern Lights holidays have it all: Aurora cabins, easy access to downhill ski slopes and an extensive range of winter activities which can be tailored to suit your requirements.

After selecting your preferred holiday duration (a minimum of three nights is required) you choose the activities that best suit you. Lapland's gently rolling fells and snowy forests are just waiting to be explored and our team of experts are just a phone call away if you need any advice about how best to go about it.

There are dog sledding and snowmobile safaris of various lengths so you can choose whether you want a taster or a longer adventure. If you prefer to delve into local traditions then we offer introductions to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Reindeer are synonymous with this part of the world and meeting a herder and enjoying a gentle reindeer-pulled sleigh ride is another 'must do' activity here in Finnish Lapland.

What's more, the majority of activities begin at the Northern Lights Village so you'll waste no time with transfers to activity start points.

Saariselkä also has 15 downhill ski slopes and is renowned for its network of cross-country ski trails so there really is an activity here for everybody.

After darkness falls, it's time to get out in search of the Aurora and you can also choose your preferred means of tracking down the elusive lights. There are remote Aurora Camp excursions, snowshoe hikes, minibus hunts and snowmobile adventures, all of which are led by expert local guides who will do all they can to help you witness an Auroral display.

Our friend Markku, whose vision created the Northern Lights Village, is an Aurora nut. He lives and breathes the Northern Lights and is rarely happier than when he is capturing them on camera.

If you've got all the kit, then your guides will help you to capture the lights on your own camera. The guides usually take some pictures as well and if they do, you can buy them to take home as a souvenir (extra costs may apply). 

For a flexible Aurora hunting holiday, staying in dedicated Northern Lights accommodation, then there are very few places which can surpass the Northern Lights Village.

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Activities
All activities are individually priced and can be seen via the Personalise tab. Our Travel Experts can assist you with your selection and will then provide a personalised quotation for you

Itinerary

[IVL] Ivalo Airport, Finland To Northern Lights Village Saariselkä
Shuttle Transfer
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00:00
Northern Lights Village Saariselkä - Check In
Address : Saariselka, Inari, Finland

A selection of winter activities can be added to your trip at additional cost. Once you have chosen when you want to travel and for how long (we recommend a minimum stay of three nights) you can select as many or as few activities as you wish from the extensive range on the ‘Activities’ tab and tailor your trip as required. All activities are individually priced and our Travel Experts can assist you with your selection and will then provide a personalised itinerary quotation for you.

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

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

Northern Lights Village Saariselkä To [IVL] Ivalo Airport, Finland
Airport Transfer
Duration
00:00
Northern Lights Village Saariselkä - Check Out
Address : Saariselka, Inari, Finland

What's included?

  • Return flights from London to Ivalo Airport (via Helsinki). Routings are subject to change and availability
  • Return group airport transfers
  • A minimum of 3 nights in an Aurora Cabin
  • Half board meals
  • Aurora alert service which you can set to alert you throughout the night or end at a specific time
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • 24/7 assistance from our UK based operations team and in destination support from our local partners

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Expertise and knowledge are key to witnessing the Northern Lights. We’ve been running Aurora hunting holidays longer than any company in the UK and with no lead in prices, no hidden costs and more included, we’re confident our tours will come out on top.

Prices are based on 2 people sharing. Please note that flights are not included in the holiday price so that the best possible fares and schedule can be found at the time of booking. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with a quote and arrange flights on your behalf.

Accommodation

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.

Facilities

  • 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. There’s also a large lobby near 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, cafess and local restaurants are within easy reach.
  • For all Northern Lights activities, an expert guide will provide you with photographic tuition. The guides sometimes take pictures throughout the activities which can be purchased on your return to the village, if they take any. 
  • 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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Key Facts

Pace Active
Holiday Type Tailor Made
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Finland, Saariselka
Brochure Code 20011
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£1,425 pp
4 days

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