Searching For The Northern Lights

Summary

Itinerary

Get lost on a one-of-a-kind, 3-night getaway to a stunning corner of the winter wonderland that is Lapland, and experience an absolutely unforgettable journey to spot that wonder of the world: the northern lights.

You’ll be picked up from Ivalo airport, and driven straight to your incredible accommodation for the three days, our Aurora Cabins; a 29 square meter cabin that has enough room for spending an evening together under the glass roof which provides a view of the star-filled sky and the Northern Lights.

Authentic, warming breakfast, lunch and dinners will be provided in a cosy local restaurant, Kota, where you can sit at the window and drink in the picturesque views over the reindeer paddock at every meal.

During your stay, you have the opportunity to enjoy some unforgettable experiences in awe-inspiring landscapes, including snowmobile safaris, blissful relaxation at Saariselkä Spa and ice fishing on frozen lakes, deep in the Finnish wilderness. All activities are expertly organised, so that you can simply enjoy the expeditions and relax as we take care of any details.

At the Northern Lights Village, where your Aurora Cabin is situated, we specialise in hunting and photographing the Northern Lights. On all Aurora Expeditions you are guided by a professional photographer, who will help you take the best possible photos of this incredible natural phenomenon.

Of course, searching for the northern lights is about being in the right place at the right time. Fortunately, you’ll be in exactly the right place, at the right time of year, accompanied by the very best northern lights hunters in the world, maximising your chances of ticking off the ultimate bucket list moment.

Highlights of the Trip

Day 1

  • Pick-up from the Ivalo Airport
  • Dinner
  • Aurora Photography Workshop
  • Aurora Hunting with Snowshoes (including an evening snack by the campfire)

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Snowmobile Safari 4h
  • Free afternoon. Time for shopping or relaxation in the Saariselkä Spa, 500 meters from the Northern Lights Village.
  • Dinner in the Kota restaurant in the Northern Lights Village
  • Aurora Camp by the lake

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Snowmobile safari and ice fishing on a wilderness lake
  • Free afternoon.
  • Dinner in the Kota restaurant in the Northern Lights Village
  • Aurora hunting by heated sleigh

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Check out from the Aurora huts by 12:00 noon. If your flight is leaving later, we can store your luggage free of charge.
  • Transport to the Ivalo Airport. Time to say goodbye and welcome back!

What's Included

  • Accommodation in glass-roof Aurora Cabin
  • Warm clothes and the necessary winter equipment
  • Guide for all organized activities
  • Meals during all activities
  • Free use of Cross Country Skis and Snowshoes
  • Free use of Kids snowmobile 1 hour per day
  • Transportation to and from the Ivalo Airport

What's Not Included

  • Flights

Location Information

Tours run from both Saariselkä and Levi. Or, you will be picked up from Ivalo airport.

Other Information

Seasonal Availability: 14.11. – 21.04.

Read More

ActivityReviews

  1. Florence

    Tuesday 12th March, 2019
    We stayed for four days and three nights and had booked the "Searching for the Northern Lights" package, which I highly recommend. Everything was just perfect. The activities included in the package are really a must-do to be able to discover fabulous landscapes and hear the stories from the very friendly guides. The cabins are very comfy. The window looking at the North gives a great view on the sky while keeping the room very private (compared to glass igloos...). The restaurant offers simple, but very good home made cuisine. And the staff is also very nice.

  2. Jacinda

    Thursday 7th February, 2019
    I stayed from 31 Jan - 3 Feb, 3 nights and took the 'Searching for the Northern Lights' 3 nights package and had travelled solo. Came with no expectations of seeing the lights and I was blown away to see them on my first night (from my cabin 29) and 2nd night (aurora hunt on heated sleigh). Seeing lights are not guaranteed but if you come with no expectations, it is always a bonus to be pleasantly surprised. I did snowmobiling, ice fishing, reindeer express, aurora camp by the lake, and aurora hunt by sleigh. Special thanks to all my guides - Kaj, Ivo, Yanna, Eerikki, Petri. Especially to Kaj and Ivo who, despite only having one person (me) on the activity, spent all the time to take me around and tell me stories about themselves and the history of the resort. The resort itself is what I would consider glamping - rooms are cleaned every other day, there is a minibar and heated shower (limited to 10 mins so shower quickly!), wifi in room a bit spotty but I didn't care, and found the room faultless. I have had nothing but a positive experience and my tip for travellers is to come with an open mind, take everything as it comes and be curious and talk to the people who work there. Just be polite and respectful and keen to hear about the stories from the locals, and you will have a great time!

  3. Lynette

    Monday 26th March, 2018
    We had an amazing time at this place. We had "Searching for the Northern Lights" package so breakfast and dinner included also 4 different activities. We enjoyed all the excursions and guides were excellent. We were also fortunate to see "The Lights" on 2 occasions, so that is ticked off the bucket list.