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Finland: Hunt the Northern Lights in the Finnish Wilderness

Experience a thrilling Northern Lights Holiday and hunt the Aurora in the Finnish wilderness

5 Days From £1631

Experience a thrilling Northern Lights Holiday and hunt the Aurora in the Finnish wilderness

What Makes Me Mighty Fine

  • Great value, full board, Northern Lights break, with activities suitable for singles, couples and groups
  • Ideal Northern Lights location, north of the Arctic Circle
  • Stay in accommodation hosted by Aurora specialist Juoko and his expert team
  • Enjoy activities including dog sledding, reindeer sleigh rides, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
  • Make the most of the free use of snowshoes and skis
  • Specialist Winter clothing provided throughout the stay, including thermal overalls, boots and balaclava for the activities.

The beautiful Saariselkä fells in Northern Lapland are the perfect location for Northern Lights hunting, snow sports and activities. On this Northern Lights Holiday, you will be staying at the family run Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge, known for its great activities and fabulous attention to detail. The Lodge, a converted schoolhouse, is set in beautifully peaceful surroundings, on the edge of the fells. At 250 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, this region is ideal for hunting the breathtaking Northern Lights. Indeed, the location means that, should the Aurora appear, you need only step outside the front door for a really great view, although our exhilarating evening excursions allow you to see the Lights from the areas Aurora viewing hotspots!

This Northern Lights Holiday features several fabulous outdoor pursuits, including dog sledding, snowshoeing and reindeer sleigh rides. For each activity, an expert guide is on hand with instructions and equipment, so even complete beginners are catered for.

This trip to the Finnish wilderness is a great value holiday for singles, couples and families. Not only is it offered on a full board basis, making budgeting easy, it also has a variety of room types and sizes available.

Whenever you have some free time during this Northern Lights Holiday, you can borrow equipment such as snowshoes and cross country skis from the lodge and embark on some independent exploration. You may even opt to head down to the frozen lake for a spot of ice fishing. Whatever activities you choose, there will be a soothing sauna and a hearty dinner waiting for you at the Lodge on your return.

Prefer a longer adventure? Try an eight day Arctic Wilderness Holiday at Lake Menesjarvi in a beautifully untamed setting.

Still in need of guidance? Take a look at our Finnish holiday ideasor Lapland holiday ideasto find your perfect tour, or check out our snowmobiling holiday ideas and husky safari holiday ideas to find an activity-led adventure. If you have any further questions, just call our helpful travel team on 0333 800 2033.

  • Day 1 - Northern Lights Holiday : Arrival

    Experience a thrilling Northern Lights Holiday and hunt the Aurora in the Finnish wilderness - Northern Lights Holiday : Arrival

    Fly into Ivalo and enjoy the scenic drive to the Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge. Check in and then head to the restaurant for a delicious welcome meal. If you are lucky, the Aurora might appear to greet you on the first night of this Northern Lights Holiday.

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

    Reindeer Farm and Aurora Hunt

    Today, on your Northern Lights Holiday take an exciting snowmobile ride to a nearby reindeer farm, where you can learn about keeping reindeer and why they are so crucial to the lives of the native Sámi people. Have a go at lassoing the reindeer before setting off on a sleigh ride. After a traditional lunch at the farm, return to the lodge for an afternoon at leisure and explore your surroundings independently or use some of the fantastic winter sports equipment available from reception. As night falls, set out to the fells in search of the Northern Lights on a thrilling guided excursion!

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

    Dog Sledding

    Today your Northern Lights Holiday takes you to a husky farm to discover how these magnificent dogs are trained and cared for. There is a fabulous dog sledding experience to look forward to, which takes you on an exhilarating ride across the snow-covered landscape. Before you head back, you'll be treated to a tasty, warming lunch around an open fire.

    In the evening, those with a nose for adventure can opt for a northern lights hunt by snowmobile excursion in the evening. An additional charge will apply.

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

    Snowshoeing and Skiing in Taiga Forest

    A post breakfast snowshoe walk in beautiful Muotka will set you up for the day today on your Northern Lights Holiday. After lunch, there's cross country skiing tuition followed by an exciting ski tour with hot drinks and snacks en route to keep out the chill. Back at base, why not warm up with a sauna, before enjoying a delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant?

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

    Northern Lights Holiday : Departure

    Today marks the end of your Northern Lights Holiday. We hope you enjoyed your short break here and the amazing activities on offer. The memories of dog sledding in this stunning location are sure to stay with you for years to come, as is your time on the traditional sleigh ride. Perhaps you'll be going home with amazing pictures of the Aurora or a new found passion for the art of snow shoeing and cross country skiing. Whatever your favourite element of your Northern Lights Holiday in the wilderness, we hope to welcome you back soon.

    Depending on the time of your flight, you may have time for some last minute fun in Muotka before returning to Ivalo Airport for your flight home.

    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
  • Specialist Winter clothing provided throughout the stay, including thermal overalls, boots and balaclava for the activities.

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£1,631£1,190
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£152
01/12/201715/04/2018Upgrade to Log Cabin based on two persons£203
01/12/201715/04/2018Upgrade to Aurora Cabin£406
01/12/201715/04/2018Aurora Alert by Phone£18
Prices for single travellers:
DatesPrices From
FromToAdultChild
01/12/201715/04/2018£1,753£1,190
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£152
01/12/201715/04/2018Upgrade to Log Cabin£203
01/12/201715/04/2018Upgrade to Aurora Suite£406

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