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 with curated excursions included throughout, taking in the aurora on small-group tours and nights spent around a campfire. You’ll also enjoy hearty full-board dining, along with stays in charming, timber-clad accommodation and 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 full-board dining, 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. Settling in by the campfire, your expert guide will teach you a little of the Lights’ phenomena as you tuck into fire-cooked pancakes and gaze skywards for their ethereal appearance.
Day 2: Hiking with Reindeer and Aurora Explorer
Today, after breakfast, you’ll enjoy guided hike and the Autumn foliage with a chance to meet some reindeer followed by a picnic in the nature. After lunch you'll have some time to explore, perhaps taking in the spectacular autumn colours on forest walks or fishing expeditions. You can even visit the resident huskies. After dinner, it’s time to join a minibus tour in search of the aurora.
Day 3: Foodie Experience & Aurora Dome
With your last full day, you'll head out into the surrounding wilderness as you'll forage ingredients such as berries and mushrooms - you'll learn all about the best the Lappish nature has to offer and finish off by cooking it all on an open fire in the forest. 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 Northern Lights. Then, after dinner, you’ll head out to chase them with a small group, your aurora guide driving 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.
Extra activities such as mountain biking are available to book.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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