The Northern Lights Above Saariselkä

Summary

Experience the greatest natural show on earth, nestled in the wilderness of the Finnish backcountry, in a unique, first-class setting. Spend your days immersing yourself in the pure natural environment of Lapland, and your evenings gazing in awe at the brilliant colours of the Aurora Borealis.

The tour begins once you’ve been picked up from Ivalo airport, and taken to your luxurious Aurora Cabin to begin your three-day hunt for the Northern Lights.

Seeing this phenomenon in person is one that simply can’t be matched, as brilliant reds and greens burst across the inky black sky, brushing the deep fir forests. In fact, The Northern Lights were thought to possess great magical power, which is why the ancient Sámi shamanic drums have dedicated patterns for controlling the flames of the sky, and when you see them for yourself can completely understand why man might resort to the supernatural as an explanation.

You’ll receive high-class accommodation in a cozy Aurora Cabin, the glass roof providing an expansive, panoramic view of the space above you. You’ll have the opportunity to experience exhilarating dog sled and reindeer rides, and set out on snowshoe expeditions into the magnificent wintery forests and fells. Gliding through the impossibly still forest and the crisp, clear Lapland air is a hugely liberating feeling, and you’ll come across some of the most beautiful natural landscapes anywhere in Finland.

Satisfyingly wearied from a day of once-in-a-lifetime excursions, settle in for some delicious food prepared with only the purest ingredients from Lapland, served by a roaring, warming log fire and in the nug Lappi restaurant.

The entire program has been crafted with skill and passion so that you can enjoy this unforgettable experiences totally, without compromising on comfort as you relax in the highest quality accommodation.

Highlights of the Trip

Day 1

Pick-up from the Ivalo Airport
Guests are welcomed into the Aurora Cabins
Dinner served in the cozy Lappi restaurant

 

Day 2

Breakfast
Reindeer Express Ride
Free use of sleds, snowshoes, skis
Lunch
Husky safari
Dinner

 

Day 3

Breakfast
Transport to the Ivalo Airport

What's Included

  • Accommodation in glass-roof Aurora Cabin
  • Warm clothes and necessary winter equipment
  • Guide for all organised activities
  • Free use of skis and snowshoes
  • Transportation to and from the Ivalo Airport

What's Not Included

  • Flights

Location Information

Tours run from both Saariselkä and Levi.

Other Information

Season Availability: 14.11. –  21.04.

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ActivityReviews

  1. Pushnik

    Tuesday 26th February, 2019
    I came to Finland for the Aurora, but I stayed for the people. They are the ones that took my stay from just plain awesome to completely amazeballs (so amazing that your balls will explode..which is really special, because I'm a girl)! Forget about going anywhere else and book your experience of a lifetime with this small team. Treat my new friends in a faraway land with kindness and respect and they will go above and beyond for you, guaranteed.