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Romantic Autumn Adventure in Saariselkä

From £1966 per couple

Finland, Lapland, Saariselkä

3 Nights / 4 Days

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Romantic Autumn Adventure in Saariselkä

From £1966 per couple

What You'll Do

The ultimate escapist getaway for two, this adventurous, romantic destination is breathtaking in its isolation and beautiful surroundings. Even without a thick blanket of snow, you'll enjoy blissful relaxation, adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventures and the world's greatest natural wonder to make this an unforgettable Autumn 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 wilderness.

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 and Lapland adventures; beautiful national park hike and a thrilling ride on a husky safari. The package also contains two special private activities specially designed for couples. On a private aurora camp by the border with Russia, a guide leads you into the wild 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 to a crystal clear lake, 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.

A full example itinerary is detailed below, activity timings can differ slightly, your own personal schedule will be given to you upon check in.

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 husky safaris and hikes

Unwind with a private sauna & hot stone massage session for just the two of you

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-dusted fir trees.

Tonight you’ll be taken out to a beautiful lake in the wilderness, where a roaring fire will be prepared along with a stunning three-course meal made with fresh, local produce.

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.

Activity timings may differ slightly, your confirmed schedule will be given to you upon check in.

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 fells and forests, as you strap on your hiking boots for an unforgettable National Park hike.

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.

In the afternoon, set off for a unique aurora camp on the border with Russia, heading out to spot the northern lights in one of the most remote corners of Lapland.

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.

Activity timings may differ slightly, your confirmed schedule will be given to you upon check in.

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 an hour on an autumn husky safari.

You’ll get up close and personal with the beautiful dogs, and learn what it’s like to travel as the indigenous people of Lapland have for centuries.

In the afternoon, you’ll have chance to truly unwind and relax with a hot stone massage or aroma therapy, as well as a private sauna session just for the two of you.

Activity timings may differ slightly, your confirmed schedule will be given to you upon check in.

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

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)
  • Aurora Camp by the Lake (3h) w/ 3-Course Dinner - Private
  • Aurora Camp on the Border (4h) - Private
  • Autumn Husky Safari (1h)
  • National Park Hike (3h) - Private
  • 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 from September to mid-November.

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.

Upon check in at your resort you will be given your full schedule of exciting activities.