Pair some early-season Northern Lights viewing with a stay at one of Finland’s hippest hotels on this fun-packed autumn break, which includes three nights at the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, complete with transfers and Arctic-inspired half-board dining. What’s more, you’ll also be treated to an unforgettable picnic deep in the wilderness as, with luck, the aurora’s greens and golds swirl overhead. And, we’ve left plenty of free time for further exploration, too, with the likes of fat-bike trips, wilderness skills courses and guided husky hikes making the most the mild weather during this wonderfully scenic time of year.
Day 1: UK/Rovaniemi
Flying out to Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland, you’ll be met for an included transfer to the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel. All blonde-wood and floor-to-ceiling glass, this designer forest hideaway is the perfect combination of traditional cosiness and cutting-edge Nordic design. Check into your suite before heading to the excellent Rakas restaurant for the first of your included dinners. Here, dishes are inspired by the freshest local produce and menus change with the seasons.
Day 2: Optional excursions & Northern Lights picnic
Wake this morning in your glass-fronted cabin to uninterrupted views of the forest, ablaze with the colours of autumn. Then, after breakfast at the restaurant, you’ll embark on a day of optional activities, choosing between guided fell hikes, fat-bike rides, reindeer farm visits and wilderness skills courses. Then, after your included half-board dinner, you’ll join your local guide who’ll drive you out to a secluded spot to watch for the Northern Lights. You’ll even be treated to delicious Lappish picnic before heading back to base.
Day 3: Optional excursions
Enjoy another full day of optional activities, perhaps trying your hand at fishing, or foraging in the forest followed by pancakes round an open fire. There are also husky farm visits, trips to the Arctic Zoo and a unique chance to spend an afternoon in a local home, complete with handicrafts workshop. And, remember, you’re also just a stone’s throw from Santa’s year-round home, so why not pay him and his elves a visit to see their preparations in the long run-up to Christmas.
Day 4: Depart for UK
After a final breakfast, take you included transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.
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