Experience winter in Finnish Lapland from the comfort of your own private Aurora Cabin at Aurora Village. Fly direct to Ivalo, in the Finnish far north, where the dark night skies are painted bright with the ethereal lights of the aurora borealis almost every clear evening during the winter months, and where the snow-drenched landscapes offer the perfect setting for adventure. The cabins at Aurora Village are tucked away in a remote part of the forests of Inari county, and boast a section of glass roofing above the cosy beds, so the northern lights can be spotted whilst tucked up under the covers. The ‘village’ entertains guests with husky sledging, snowmobiling, snowshoe hiking and ice fishing.
Take a direct flight to Ivalo, in the northern reaches of Finnish Lapland. Transfer to Aurora Village and check in. The adventures begin this evening, with an Aurora Sleigh excursion. Get comfortable in the back of a sledge, and gaze upwards to (hopefully) watch the northern lights dance, as you're pulled across the snowy region by a snowmobile. This evening also includes a stop for hot drinks and snacks. (D)
Today transfer to a nearby husky farm to spend the day getting to know the dogs and trying your hand at husky mushing. Sledges are shared between two people, so alternate between driving the dogs and sitting back to enjoy the ride in the sledge. The route travels through the snowy forests of the region and you'll stop halfway for lunch and to learn from your guide and professional musher. (B,L,D)
Take a short snowmobile drive out onto the local frozen river to have a go at ice fishing. Learn to drill a hole in the thick ice and try to bait a fish - if you catch one, take it back to the hotel chef to prepare for lunch or dinner. (B,D)
One of the best ways to get up close to the pristine natural environment in Lapland is to strap on a pair of snowshoes and head out for a hike. Today follow your guide through the wintry forest paths, spotting animal tracks and perhaps even some arctic animals, as you learn about the local wildlife and nature. (B, D)
Take in the last of this beautiful land before you transfer to the airport for your flight home, arriving later that evening.
Holiday Price Overview
Return international flights between the UK and Ivalo
All airport taxes and security charges
4 nights accommodation in twin glass igloo
Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
All transfers and transportation
Excursions as stated in the itinerary
Rent of winter clothing