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Finland: Northern Lapland Aurora Highlights

The perfect mini-break for those who love snow

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The perfect mini-break for those who love snow

The charming Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge will be your home from home for the four nights of the Northern Lapland Aurora Highlights. Set in peaceful surroundings only a 30 minutes’ drive away from Ivalo Airport, the riverside lodge is surrounded by the rolling Saariselkä Fells and dense wildlife-rich forests. The hotel rooms are cosy and inviting, and decorated in traditional Sámi style. There is a restaurant on site, serving authentic Lappish cuisine, and a café, where you can get a hot drink at any time of day to warm yourself up when you come in from the cold. Also at the hotel are three saunas; one is located within the hotel itself, while the other wood-heated sauna and traditional smoke sauna are situated by the river.

The outdoor activities that you will take part in during the Northern Lapland Aurora Highlights include dog sledding, snowshoeing and skiing. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t tried any of these activities before, because your friendly and knowledgeable guide will be on hand to show you the ropes. You are even able to borrow the necessary outdoor winter clothing from the Muotka Maja Wilderness Lodge, so the cold temperatures will not affect your enjoyment of the activities.

The Northern Lapland Aurora Highlights gives you a real taste of life in the snowy Arctic, enhancing your knowledge of Sámi culture and teaching you more about nature. And you never know, the glorious Northern Lights might show themselves at some point during your Arctic wilderness experience, making your mini-break truly unforgettable.

  • Day 1 - Arrival

    The perfect mini-break for those who love snow - Arrival

    Fly to Ivalo Airport and enjoy the drive through the snow-dusted scenery to the Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge. Tuck into a hearty dinner and enjoy a relaxing start to your Northern Lapland Aurora Highlights. You might be fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights tonight, welcoming you to Lapland.

    Meals included:Dinner
  • Day 2 - Reindeer Farm and Aurora Hunt

    Reindeer Farm and Aurora Hunt

    After breakfast, discover how easy and fun it is to drive a snowmobile and then set off with your guide to a traditional reindeer farm. Learn why these animals are so important to the native Sámi people and enjoy a relaxing reindeer sleigh ride around the farm. After a deliciously authentic lunch at the herder’s camp, return to the lodge on your snowmobile.

    As darkness falls, go up to the fells in search of the wonderful Northern Lights. Keep your eyes on the skies the whole time. Should it appear, the Aurora is a sight to behold!

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Dog Sledding

    Dog Sledding

    On the Northern Lapland Aurora Highlights today, we visit a husky farm and discover more about dog sledding. There is even the opportunity to experience it for yourself, as we take an exciting sled ride around the area. The morning's activity ends with a delicious lunch enjoyed around an open fire.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Snowshoeing and Skiing in Taiga Forest

    Snowshoeing and Skiing in Taiga Forest

    After breakfast today, enjoy a fabulous snowshoe walk around Muotka, complete with a picnic snack and hot drinks. In the afternoon, there is cross country skiing tuition before setting out on a fabulous ski tour. Warming drinks and snacks are next on the schedule and then it's back to base for a relaxing sauna before dinner.

    Those with a passion for action can pay an additional charge and opt for a snowmobile safari instead of today's activity.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Departure

    Departure

    After breakfast, your transfer arrives to take you back to Ivalo Airport where you will board your homeward bound flight.

    Meals included:Breakfast

Included...

  • Return international flights from London Heathrow (details of regional departures on request)
  • Four nights' accommodation in a standard room at the Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge
  • Escorted airport transfers
  • The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
    • Snowmobile to reindeer farm and reindeer safari
    • Northern Lights safari
    • Visit to a husky farm and husky safari
    • Snowshoeing and skiing in the Taiga Forest
  • Meals as per the itinerary

Not Included...

  • Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
DatesPrices From
FromToAdultChild
01/12/201715/04/2018£1,504£1,102
Notes
  • Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing
  • Departures quoted are from London Gatwick (Sunday to Thursday)
  • Other departure airports and days are available and a supplement may apply
  • A supplement will apply for any stays between the 20/12/17 and 7/1/18
Optional Upgrades
Dates
FromToItemPrice
01/12/201715/04/2018Northern Lights Hunt by Snowmobile£144
01/12/201715/04/2018Upgrade to Log Cabin based on two persons£192
01/12/201715/04/2018Upgrade to Aurora Cabin£384
01/12/201715/04/2018Aurora Alert by Phone£17
Prices for single travellers:
DatesPrices From
FromToAdultChild
01/12/201715/04/2018£1,614£1,102
Notes
  • Prices are per person
  • Departures quoted are from London Gatwick (Sunday to Thursday)
  • Other departure airports and days are available and a supplement may apply
  • A supplement will apply for any stays between the 20/12/17 and 7/1/18
Optional Upgrades
Dates
FromToItemPrice
01/12/201715/04/2018Northern Lights Hunt by Snowmobile£144
01/12/201715/04/2018Upgrade to Log Cabin£192
01/12/201715/04/2018Upgrade to Aurora Suite£384

Accommodation: A room in the Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge

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