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Romantic Aurora Adventure

From £1974 per couple

Finland, Lapland , Saariselkä

4 days / 3 nights

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Romantic Aurora Adventure

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What You'll Do

The ultimate escapist getaway for two, this adventurous, romantic destination is breathtaking in its isolation and beautiful surroundings. Blissful relaxation, adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventures and the world's greatest natural wonder make this an unforgettable trip.

Finally, four days that are focused entirely around you. You’ll both receive private use of the sauna and spa, enjoy a relaxing massage, and cut out any hassle with fully-included, private transfers. Dine on traditional Finnish cuisine, using ingredients fresh from the stunning countryside, by a roaring open fire in the perfectly silent, snow-dusted forest.

And, of course, unwind in your accommodation for two, a glass-roofed Aurora cabin, allowing you spectacular views of the night sky, scattered with stars, and of the otherworldly northern lights.

The daytime adventures include breathtaking arctic nature experiences; an exhilarating snowmobile safari and a reindeer sledge ride with a small group. The package also contains two special private activities specially designed for couples. On a private Snowshoe Aurora hunt, a guide leads you into the deep, snowy wilderness in search of the magical northern lights.

The second private activity is a dinner that goes beyond your average date night. We’ll take you on a journey up the beautiful, wide-open fells in a heated sleigh, then, a 3-course dinner – complete with sparkling wine – will be set for you by an open fire as you wait for the northern lights to appear.

The schedule is planned so that you will have plenty of time for yourselves. You could go to visit the Saariselkä Spa nearby, book other activities, enjoy Saariselkä nightlife or explore Lapland’s surrounding nature on your own. Or, simply relax in the aurora cabin – the time is yours to enjoy and you can do whatever you and your partner wish.

After a day of arctic adventures, wrap up in a blanket under the Milky Way and the North Star, and watch as the tongues of flame that constitute the northern lights dance across the pure, clear skies.

Experience
Highlights

Relax under the Milky Way & marvel at the aurora in your glass igloo accommodation

Enjoy a number of exhilarating day adventures including a snow mobile safari and reindeer ride

Find the ultimate dining spot on a sleigh ride to an exclusive restaurant for a 3-course meal

Your Local Host:

Markku

I was born and raised in Finland and for the last twenty years now I've been offering authentic, immersive experiences in the region of Lapland. Originally, I worked with my sister as operations manager for her tour company. So, finding,  sourcing and planning trips and excursions and this equipped me with a vast knowledge of the area and the tours that were being offered.

Experience Itinerary

Welcome to Wilderness

We’ll pick you up directly from Ivalo airport, and transfer you deep into the untouched, pristine Lappish wilderness to the Northern Lights Village.

We’ll show you to your home for the weekend, your cosy, warm cabin nestled in the Arctic forest and the snow-covered fir trees.

After you’ve settled in and had some dinner, we set out on our first aurora experience. You’ll venture into the dramatic fells on snowshoes, taking in the still, silent forest, the frozen rivers and lakes, the distant hills.

With any luck, on your very first night you’ll get to witness what you came for – the spectacular Northern Lights. Gaze in awe as the ethereal ribbons of light whisper their way through the atmosphere, then head back for your first evening in your luxurious, glass-topped cabin.

Explore Lapland's Beauty - Then Unwind

The morning excursion for day two of your romantic trip to the far north will take you deep into the snowy fells and forests, as you saddle up for a 4-hour snowmobile ride.

Explore the true back-of-beyond, on an exhilarating journey through stunning natural beauty, and return feeling satisfied and wearied after a morning of activity.

The perfect remedy for any tired, cold bones? An aroma or hot stone massage to soothe any aches or pains, and melt into true relaxation in this tranquil, isolated part of the world.

The evening is yours to enjoy. Either explore the site after another hearty dinner by a crackling log fire, or cosy up under a blanket and stare through your glass roof at the perfectly black night sky, hoping to catch a glimpse of the flickering tongues of fire.

Accommodation:

Northern Lights Village

The Aurora Cabins at the Northern Lights Village are a magical way to experience the wintry star-filled sky and the Northern Lights, while lying comfortably in the warm bed. The laser-heated glass-roof opens up into the northern sky, directly above the bed.

glass roof in resort hut

Get Out into Nature

Spend day three mostly at your leisure, simply enjoying the comfort the site has to offer, the otherworldly landscape, the skis and snowshoes at your disposal, before you spend two hours on the reindeer express.

Meet the animals that are so central to the landscape, and so vital to the survival of the indigenous population, then hiss through the pine forest in a sleigh pulled by the gentle beasts.

Then, that evening, it’s a different kind of journey, as the two of you are taken deep into the wilderness, pulled by a snowmobile, to hunker down in a heated sleigh and take in the incredible spectacle of the Northern Lights, surrounded by nature.

Accommodation:

Northern Lights Village

The Northern Lights Village provides breakfast, lunch and dinner in their stylish restaurant.

resort restaurant

Your Magical Weekend Complete

Wake up on your final morning here, hopefully blown away by the natural spectacle you witnessed last night.

Feeling rejuvenated and refreshed by the pure air, the time spent in nature and the extreme comfort you’ve enjoyed, head for a final breakfast.

Your stay sadly comes to an end at this point, and we’ll transfer you straight back to Ivalo airport.

Accommodation:

Northern Lights Village

Check out before 12 noon after a hearty breakfast.

open fire in resort restaurant

Reviews (1)

Liz

Monday 4th March, 2019

We booked the 3 night, four day romantic package with an added activity to visit a Husky farm and it was truly spectacular. The temperatures were low but the cabins and restaurant are warm and they provide you with ski suits, gloves and boots for the...

We booked the 3 night, four day romantic package with an added activity to visit a Husky farm and it was truly spectacular. The temperatures were low but the cabins and restaurant are warm and they provide you with ski suits, gloves and boots for the activities. 10 minutes hot water in the shower is more than sufficient and the food was good with lots of home made soups, stews and vegetables which are perfect for the weather. All the staff were friendly and helpful with a particular mention to Ivo who took us walking with snowshoes and made us our romatic dinner in the woods. We were lucky enough to see the northern lights both nights but the experience was enhanced by his company and enthusiasm for his job. The same goes for Tyne (not sure if that is spelt right) who took us out on the snowmobiles. I would advise taking mittens instead of gloves as your hands stay warmer and if you book a sauna for private use, the use is private but the area isn't so don't be surprised if people wander in while you are in the hot tub.The best cabins are 1-20 as although they are slightly further from the restaurant (less than 5 minutes walk) they have a view of the forest and are completely private. The town is a 5-10 minute walk away for if you want to go to a local bar or supermarket and the alcohol prices are what you would expect in a hotel of this category. A bottle of cava was 26€.

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Location Information

This tour runs from Saariselkä, at a resort village in northern Finland, deep in the heart of Lapland.

250km north of the Arctic Circle, the area you’ll be staying in is a vast expanse of pristine pine forest that is home to bears, golden eagles, wolverines, and thousands of reindeer.

You’ll be staying in the beautiful Northern Lights Village.

All the activities in the Northern Lights Village begin in the yard outside and the restaurant Kota is only a stone’s throw away. The services at the center of Saariselkä, such as the store, the spa, and restaurants are only a 350-meter walk away while on the other side, the cabins are lined by uninhabited fells and forests.

  • Accommodation in a glass-roofed Aurora Cabin
  • Full board meals at the onsite restaurant (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Private Aurora Expedition on Snowshoes (2.5h)
  • Reindeer Express (1.5h)
  • Snowmobile Safari (4h)
  • Private Aurora Hunting by Heated Sleigh (3h)
  • Guide for all organised activities
  • Private sauna & 60-minute aroma or hot stone massage
  • Thermal clothing and the necessary equipment
  • Complimentary use of cross-country skis, snowshoes & toboggans
  • Private transfers to and from Ivalo airport

FAQs

Trips run in the winter season from around November to late April.

Thermal clothing is provided to guests staying at the host resort throughout their stay. Participants staying in other resorts, are offered thermal clothing for the duration of the experience. Other equipment, such as skis and snowshoes are to be returned after the end of every activity.