There is so much on offer in Lapland during autumn and the colours can be stunning as the trees turn auburn and red before the arrival of winter. The winter can arrive anytime during October or November but the main snowfalls tend to arrive in late-November and December.
This holiday is based in the very aptly named Hotel Aurora (the hotel formerly known as the Aurora Chalet) and takes full advantage of the nearby Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory. The hotel works in conjunction with the Observatory to provide an Aurora alert system that alerts guests to any potential Northern Lights displays in the surrounding area.During the day, you will visit the remarkable amethyst mine in Luosto, hike with huskies and visit a reindeer farm. The evenings are dedicated to searching for the Northern Lights as you enjoy an Aurora hike, Northern Lights presentation and an Aurora hunt in a minibus.
You do need to travel with a flexible approach at this time of year as hikes, for example, can easily become snowshoe treks with the onset of the snowfall. This holiday will allow you to experience the region at its best whatever the weather.
Hotel Aurora now boasts the exceptional 'Arctic View' rooms which guests can upgrade to throughout their stay. These rooms have glass roofs and provide views of the night sky from the comfort of the bed. Full details can be found in the 'Personalise' section of the holiday page.
Please note: some elements of this itinerary (including transfers and some activities) are shared with our sister company Activities Abroad and are popular with families during the school holidays. If a child free holiday is important to your party when travelling, please speak to our travel experts for recommendations.
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