A Family Lapland Adventure in Saariselkä

Highlights

  • Gaze in awe at nature's most incredible light show in complete comfort
  • Venture into Europe's greatest wilderness and truly get in touch with nature
  • Head out on a fun reindeer ride through the forest to meet Santa
£4949 for a family of four
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  2. Minimum participants is two adults in a twin room
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What you'll do

Welcome to Aurora Country

Your Northern Lights adventure begins when we pick you up directly from Ivalo Airport and transfer you into the Lappish wilderness, through pristine snow encrusted pine forest and snowy fells until we reach the Northern Lights Village.

Here, you’ll be shown to your private cabin. This stylish, elegant space will provide you with your base for the experience, and offers beautifully cosy warmth against the Arctic weather outside, and of course, the glass roof means that you’ll have unobstructed views of the spectacular night sky and the jaw-dropping Northern Lights, all from the comfort of your bed.

Relax and settle in, take a walk around with the crisp snow underfoot, take a toboggan and have some fun in the snow before your first dinner in Lapland, then relax in your cosy igloo.

 

 

Activity timings may differ slightly, your confirmed schedule will be given to you upon check in.

 

Husky Rides

After a hearty breakfast, set out on a husky ride, swishing through the silent, snow-covered forest on your own private sleigh.

Meet these beautiful, energetic dogs that will take you exploring through the glistening Lapland wilderness, on a safari you are sure never to forget.

After dinner, you’ll head out on another expedition, this time on a heated sleigh, to see if you can catch another glimpse of the stunning Northern Lights.

Activity timings may differ slightly, your confirmed schedule will be given to you upon check in.

Accommodation:

Northern Lights Village

The Aurora Cabins at the Northern Lights Village are a magical way to experience the wintry star-filled sky and the Northern Lights, while lying comfortably in the warm bed. The laser-heated glass-roof opens up into the northern sky, directly above the bed.

Searching for Santa

After breakfast, it is time for a magical experience for the children (large and small ) as you go in search of Santa in his own enchanted forest.

Activity timings may differ slightly, your confirmed schedule will be given to you upon check in.

Accommodation

Northern Lights Village

Spa day!

Get ready for a day or relaxation and rejuvenation as you are taken to a nearby luxury spa hotel to enjoy a day relaxing in the warm  indoor swimming pool with children’s section, take advantage of the sauna, jacuzzi and even book a massage ( ask your host on arrival to make a booking)

Activity timings may differ slightly, your confirmed schedule will be given to you upon check in.

Accommodation

Northern Lights Village

Reindeer Express and cross country skiing lesson

Sit down into the sleigh and signal the reindeer – and hold on! You’ll get to see how Laplanders used to move around before snowmobiles arrived in the northern wilderness. Driving a reindeer sleigh through the wintry forest is an experience to remember!

Next you get to try out cross country skiing – another traditional way to get around through the winter snow – enjoy the landscape at your own pace.

Activity timings may differ slightly, your confirmed schedule will be given to you upon check in.

Farewell

Your final morning in the Northern Lights Village. Wake up at whatever leisurely time you like (check-out isn’t until 12 noon), and enjoy a final breakfast by a log fire as you reflect on the wonderful adventure you’ve had with us.

We’ll transfer you back to the airport, and look forward to maybe seeing you again!

What's included

Included

  • Accommodation in glass-roof Aurora Cabin
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Warm clothes and the necessary winter equipment
  • Searching for Santa Experience
  • Husky Safari (5km)
  • Reindeer Express (25 mins)
  • Aurora Hunting by Heated Sleigh (3 hours)
  • Cross Country Ski Lesson (2 hours)
  • SPA Day
  • Free use of cross country skis and snowshoes
  • Free use of kids snowmobile 1 hour per stay
  • Complimentary use of Toboggans
  • Transportation to and from Ivalo Airport
  • Guide for all organized activities
Your local host

Markku

Born and raised in Finland, for the last twenty -five years Markku has been offering authentic, immersive experiences in the region of Lapland. Markku gained experience working with his sister, as operations manager for her tour company. So, finding, and planning amazing authentic trips and experiences is what he has been doing all his working life.

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Location

This tour runs from Saariselkä, at a resort village in northern Finland, deep in the heart of Lapland.

The nearest airport is Ivalo – Finland.

250km north of the Arctic Circle, the area you’ll be staying in is a vast expanse of pristine pine forest that is home to bears, golden eagles, wolverines, and thousands of reindeer.

You’ll be staying in the beautiful Northern Lights Village.

All the activities in the Northern Lights Village begin in the yard outside and the restaurant Kota is only a stone’s throw away. The services at the centre of Saariselkä, such as the store, the spa, and restaurants are only a 350-meter walk away while on the other side, the cabins are lined by uninhabited fells and forests.

FAQs

When can I book?

Seasonal Availability: 14th November - 21st April

Can my family of 5 share a cabin?

It will be tight! They can fit a double bed + sofa bed + one roll out extra bed, but it's up to you.

What are the ages for children?

Children under the age of 4 accommodate, eat and participate in activities free of charge.

Starting from the age of 15 they're charged adults prices.

Can I see Santa after Christmas?

Yes, the Santa experience runs through the whole winter season until mid April

Can I add more activities?

Sure, we offer a great range of day experiences in Lapland which can easily be added to existing packages - lots of customers do this.

When will I do all of my activities?

Upon check in at your resort you will be given your full schedule of exciting activities.

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