With the glorious kaleidoscope of season’s change coupled with milder weather, chasing the Northern Lights in autumn is a truly enticing proposition. And, this comprehensive itinerary will see you explore the beauty of Finnish Lapland, taking in the aurora with a night spent around a campfire and a choice of included activities. Perhaps explore on horseback, or let a Northern Lights expert drive you out in search of those ethereal reds and greens. There's even the chance to witness the aurora from the comfort of a sauna – how's that for bucket-list worthy? You’ll also enjoy hearty breakfasts and dinners throughout, along with transfers, a stay in charming, timber-clad accommodation and even the chance to offset your carbon footprint. It all ends with a night in an Aurora Dome – a luxury igloo tent.
Day 1: UK to Harriniva
Flying into the wilds of Finnish Lapland you’ll be met at the airport and brought through old-growth forests to your cosy riverside accommodation, all blond-wood accents and Scandi chic. You’ll also enjoy the first of your included dinners, with fresh, local ingredients showcased across menus of regional delicacies, served by a roaring fire, of course. Then, as night falls, it’s time to begin your programme of aurora activities.
Day 2: Aurora Campfire
Today, after breakfast, you might want to explore your pretty surroundings, emboldened by autumn's burnished colours. Today we've included a visit to the resident huskies and reindeer alongside a picnic lunch, before you try your hand at fishing and the chance to plant a tree to offset your carbon footprint. After dinner, you'll then by brought out to a beautifully set campfire, where you'll be treated to an informative presentation on the Northern Lights by the resident expert. While making pancakes on the fire, you'll be in a perfect spot to catch the aurora's magical spectacle.
Day 3: Aurora Dome
With your last full day, you'll have the chance to explore further at your leisure further. You’ll also end your trip in style, checking into your Aurora Dome – a luxury igloo tent complete with open fire and panoramic views, hopefully of the aurora itself. We've also included a visit to the Aurora Sauna today. As the name suggests, the two-storey sauna has floor-to-ceiling glass windows that make for a truly magical vantage point for Northern Lights viewing, alongside wellness rooms with 360-degree domed glass ceilings. Then, after dinner, you’ll head out to chase them with a choice of included activities. For something truly evocative, saddle up for a horse-back ride under the aurora or consider taking a car for perhaps the best chance to spot the lights. Your aurora guide will drive you out to remote locations, carefully chosen based on the night’s weather.
Day 4: Depart for UK
After a last breakfast, an included transfer will see you to the airport for your flight home.
22nd of August until 20th of September 2020
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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