Trip reference number: 2914
Trip Operator: The Aurora Zone
Venture 250km north of the Arctic Circle to the southern shores of Lake Inari in Northern Finland, and experience a short-but-sweet, Northern Lights hunting holiday.
The newly transformed adults-only (16+) Wilderness Hotel Nangu is just a total haven of peace and quiet and is tucked in the most incredible lakeside location in the depths of the wild. It is small scale and just oozes comfort and charm with its high-end decor and stunning log-built construction. The owners also happen to be our longstanding friends and suppliers, and we know that they offer nothing less than excellence. With this as your base, we can assure you that every free moment you have can be savoured and enjoyed. The hotel’s proximity to Lake Inari means that, by night, there is a vast expanse of dark sky above you, ideal for Northern Lights hunting.
The lake and surrounding area also offer a base for a myriad of activities during your time here. Despite the short length of this trip, we have included all the “must-dos” when visiting Northern Finland. You will visit the village of Nellim for some incredible dog sledding, you’ll explore the wilds on snowshoes and will have the chance to try snowmobiling. We have also included two Northern Lights hunts.
By night, you will spend one relaxed evening at an Aurora Camp which you will typically reach via a snowmobile-pulled sleigh. With your expert guide, you will sit around a warming fire in this prime viewpoint and will wait to see if the Northern Lights will appear. Your second trip will see you venture out on snowshoes as you head to an ideal viewpoint with your guide in the hope of catching a display.
So, go on, spare a few days from your hectic schedules this winter and escape to the remote wilderness of Northern Finland. Returning with memories that will last a lifetime and impressive stories to tell your friends and family, we know that you will not regret it.
Image Credits: Matt Robinson
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