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Finland: Winter Activity Holiday at the Aurora Chalet

Escape to Lapland on a Winter Holiday in Finland and stay in the incredible Aurora Chalets as you search for the Northern Lights

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Escape to Lapland on a Winter Holiday in Finland and stay in the incredible Aurora Chalets as you search for the Northern Lights

What Makes Me Mighty Fine

  • Seven day, Northern Lights extravaganza at the superbly located, boutique-style, Santa's Hotel Luosto
  • Never miss a magic moment with the hotel’s special Aurora alert system, glass rooms and and north facing hotel windows
  • Spend a romantic night together in one of the hotel's unique glass rooms
  • Enjoy dog sledding, snowmobiling, reindeer sleigh ride and a romantic gourmet cooking date
  • Visit Europe’s only operational Amethyst mine to dig for your own gem
  • Specialist Winter clothing provided throughout the stay, including thermal overalls, boots and balaclava for the activities.

Enjoy the fabulous winter scenery of Luosto in Finnish Lapland. Impressive snow sculptures embellish the landscape here and canopies of scented pines provide a picturesque setting for countryside treks.

Our fabulous Winter Holiday in Finland sees you staying at the exquisite Santas Hotel Aurora, which is themed around the magical Northern Lights. The glass rooms and north facing windows of your accommodation offer ideal opportunities to witness the Aurora and, on arrival at the hotel, you will even be given your own mobile phone so that you can receive a text alert when the lights make an appearance.

When you travel to the Arctic in the winter months you can take part in various exciting outdoor activities. Zoom across the frozen countryside on a snowmobile, ‘mush’ a pack of huskies and learn the traditional art of snowshoe hiking. And at the end of each action-packed day, indulge in delectable gastronomy prepared from the finest local ingredients on your Winter Holiday in Finland.

Take a look at the itinerary below for full details of this holiday and, if you would like to personalise your experience, explore the range of optional activities on offer here.

Prefer a log cabin to a boutique hotel? Take a look at the Winter Adventure Week and settle into a cosy winter retreat!

Still in need of guidance? Check out our Finnish holiday ideas or call our helpful travel team on 0333 800 2033 to find your perfect break in Finland.

  • Day 1 - Your Winter Holiday, Finland Begins

    Escape to Lapland on a Winter Holiday in Finland and stay in the incredible Aurora Chalets as you search for the Northern Lights - Your Winter Holiday, Finland Begins

    On your arrival at Rovaniemi Airport, transfer to your boutique hotel in Luosto for the start of your Winter Holiday in Finland. If time allows, why not explore your spectacular surroundings?

  • Day 2 - Lapland Husky Safari and Hunt for Aurora by Reindeer Sleigh

    Lapland Husky Safari and Hunt for Aurora by Reindeer Sleigh

    Enjoy some of Lapland's finest experiences today. Start with a short transfer to a local husky kennels. Get to meet your team of sled dogs who are eager to head out on the 10km tour of Lapland's incredible scenery, there really is no better way to experience Lapland.

    In the evening, after dinner on your Winter Holiday in Finland, you will be picked up and taken to a local reindeer farm to hunt for the Northern Lights and to experience the joy of reindeer sleighing. Travel through the snowy forests and starlit scenery of Lapland on this traditional adventure, stopping for a snack and coffee around a campfire where you will learn about life as a reindeer herder and hopefully catch a glimpse of the elusive Aurora Borealis.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Visit to the Amethyst Mine by Snowmobile

    Visit to the Amethyst Mine by Snowmobile

    Today on your Winter Holiday in Finland you can take control of a powerful snowmobile and drive it through pretty forest tracks to the summit of Lampivaara fell. It is here you will discover the only operational amethyst mine in Europe. Learn about the mystical abilities and legends of these eye-catching gemstones before digging for your very own, which you can take home as a memento of your time in Finland.
    In the evening, make sure your aurora alert handset is close to hand and keep your eyes peeled for an opportunity to see the elusive Aurora Borealis.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Leisure Time and Northern Lights Snowshoe Safari

    Leisure Time and Northern Lights Snowshoe Safari

    The day begins with some free time to do as you choose. Perhaps you would like to gain more insight into the life of a reindeer herder and learn about the significance of these endearing creatures with another visit to a local reindeer park. If you prefer, take an optional trip to Rovaniemi and walk around the Arktikum Museum, uncovering the fascinating history and culture of the north. You will also be able to meet Santa and his elves at the Santa Claus Village, where the Christmas spirit is present all year long. And for those who like to stay active, how about ice fishing or cross country skiing. These are just a few of the great experiences on offer in the arctic, contact your friendly travel advisor for more details on the particular experiences that interest you most.


    In the evening the adventure continues tonight as you and your partner trek on snowshoes, through darkened forests and over peaceful landscapes, to vantage points where we hope to behold the flickering Northern Lights. Sightings of these stunning displays make for truly unforgettable experiences, so make the most of your time here tonight.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - The Perfect Recipe for Romance

    The Perfect Recipe for Romance

    Good food and romance go hand in hand and today on your Romantic Break in Lapland, you and your partner will be enjoying a Gourmet Lappish cooking experience. Following traditional methods and using local ingredients you will cook the perfect Lappish romantic dinner for two. In the intimate surroundings of a local reindeer ranch, your hostess will guide you and your partner through the necessary steps make your delicious three course dinner. After enjoying the fruits of your labour (with appropriate drinks to accompany the meal), relax, with a must for any romantic occasion in Lapland, a traditional joik. On departure, your hostess will give you some small mementoes of your experience and the recipes for your meal, to take with you, so you can re-live these moments and re-create this experience at your leisure at home.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Your Overnight in a Glass Room

    Your Overnight in a Glass Room

    Spend today exploring the beautiful scenery that envelops the Hotel Aurora Chalets on your Winter Holiday in Finland or simply relax, in preparation for your evening in a glass room.

    For your final night in Lapland, you and your partner are booked into one of the hotel's unique glass rooms. These architecturally stunning rooms provide the perfect romantic setting for a couple to watch the night skies, where you may be fortunate enough to see the northern lights in all their glory from the comfort of your own bedroom!

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Departure

    Departure

    Today your Winter Holiday in Finland comes to an end and you will transfer to Rovaniemi Airport for your return flight. What has been the highlight of your holiday? Were you lucky enough to see the Aurora? One thing is for sure, this is a holiday you'll treasure for years to come!

    Meals included:Breakfast

Included...

  • Return international flights from London Heathrow (details of regional departures on request)
  • Unescorted airport transfers
  • Seven nights' accommodation in a standard room at the Hotel Aurora (upgrade details on request)
  • The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
    • Reindeer safari
    • Cross country skiing
    • Snowmobile to a husky farm and husky safari
    • Visit to the Amethyst Mine
    • Northern Lights snowmobile and snowshoe safaris
  • 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)
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01/12/201715/04/2018£2,150-
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  • Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing
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