Fancy spending all night watching the spectacular Northern Lights? We recommend a stay in an incredible glass-roofed Aurora Cabin. This four-night break combines untouched beauty with Arctic activities, lakeside dining and roaring fires.

Finnish Lapland is as close as it gets to a real-life winter wonderland. The snow-covered cabins, alpine trees and programme of Arctic adventures make this part of northern Finland a truly extraordinary destination. Plus it's renowned as one of the best Northern Lights viewing spots in the world. Our new five-day tour is the perfect introduction to all this region has to offer - and who better to take you than our partners Aurora Zone, who are experts in maximising your chances of seeing the Northern Lights.

Your trip will start at the spectacular new Wilderness Hotel on the shores of Lake Inari. Here you'll discover the beauty of your surrounds during the day, enjoy leisurely lunches and delicious dinners overlooking the stunning arctic lake, and spend your evenings cosied up by the roaring log fire. Your journey will then continue to the Northern Lights Village, where you'll experience a night in a unique glass-roofed cabin. Lie back in the comfort of your bed and watch the stars - and if you're lucky the Northern Lights - light up the night sky.

You'll have plenty of memories from this once-in-a-lifetime trip, so to ensure you capture the very best you'll enjoy an exclusive workshop with an expert on photographing the Northern Lights. You'll also get to see breathtaking vistas on a number of gentle excursions and will return fully recuperated after five days of fresh alpine air.

Image credits: Northern Lights Village Saariselka, Wilderness Hotel Inari, Anthony Oberlin, Eerikki Rundgren, Ben Murgatroyd

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Price includes

  • Return direct flights from London Gatwick
  • Full board
  • Three nights in a standard room at the Wilderness Hotel Inari
  • One night in an Aurora Cabin at the Northern Lights Village
  • Aurora alert
  • Activities including photography workshop, snowmobile try-out*, reindeer safari, husky sledding and Aurora snowshoeing
  • All transfers
  • Cold-weather clothing

    *Please note: to drive a snowmobile, you must have a full driving licence and be over 18 years old.
  • Optional excursions

    Aurora hunt by car: using their local knowledge and the weather forecasts your guides will lead you by car to a prime Aurora viewing point. £116 per person.

    Aurora snowmobiling: you'll search for the Northern Lights by snowmobile led by your expert guides giving you the chance to experience the landscape as it turns from day to night. £133 per person (2 per sled).

    Lake-side camping: you will travel by minibus to the shore of Lake Inari, a spot well-known for its open skies making it an optimal Aurora viewpoint. You'll enjoy drinks and dinner around the fire before camping out under the stars. £107 per person.

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Jan 5, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Jan 9, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Jan 12, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Jan 16, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Jan 26, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Jan 30, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Feb 23, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Mar 1, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Mar 5, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Mar 8, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Mar 12, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Mar 15, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Mar 19, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Mar 22, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Mar 26, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Welcome to Finland
    Wilderness Hotel Inari, Finland

    On arrival in Finland, you'll transfer to Wilderness Hotel Inari. You'll enjoy a welcome dinner this evening in the hotel's stunning restaurant. Afterwards you can head to bed safe in the knowledge that the Aurora alert system will wake you should the Northern Lights appear.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Your first action-packed day in the Arctic
    Wilderness Hotel Inari, Finland

    After breakfast you'll prepare for snowmobiling. This is an exhilarating way to explore this snow-covered corner of Finland. You'll ride in pairs and will have plenty of time to get familiarised with the motor before setting off. Following a delicious lunch, you'll meet the local experts and hear all about the Northern Lights and how best to capture them on camera. Your photos will be the perfect souvenir! Your evening can be spent at leisure, but you may wish to book onto one of the fantastic optional Northern Lights excursions.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Husky sledding and Aurora snowshoeing
    Wilderness Hotel Inari, Finland

    You'll enjoy another jam-packed day today, starting off with husky sledding. You'll meet your local team of sled dogs and learn how to be a musher, before setting off on a magnificent circuit. After stroking your trusty steeds goodbye you'll return to the hotel for lunch. This afternoon you'll have plenty of time to relax and you may wish to visit the local village. After dinner you'll head off on an Aurora snowshoe hike. Snowshoes are the perfect way to travel across deep snow and you'll hike into the darkness in search of those glittery green light.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    The Northern Lights Village
    Northern Lights Village, Finland

    After a hearty breakfast you'll depart Wilderness Hotel Inari for the stunning Northern Lights village. Today you'll meet with a local reindeer herder and hear about their importance to Finnish Lapland - you'll even get to ride on a reindeer-pulled sleigh. You'll enjoy your last dinner at the hotel this evening before heading back to your Aurora Cabin. Positioned directly under a glass roof, your bed will be the perfect spot for spotting the Aurora Borealis for the last time.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Time to say goodbye
    Northern Lights Village, Finland

    Sadly, it's time to bid farewell to Finland and travel back to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Wilderness Hotel Inari

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Wilderness Hotel Inari, Finland

Breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes and of the Aurora Borealis

Wilderness Hotel Inari is located in the Arctic wilderness beside the stunning Lake Inari. This beautiful resort gives you the perfect setting for a cosy, high-quality stay and a sense of the wild beauty of Finland. The unique accommodation comprises 19 Aurora Cabins, 40 wilderness rooms and 8 log cabins, as well as a Lappish-themed restaurant with panoramic views over the lake.

Wilderness Hotel Inari is ideally located around 40 minutes' drive from Ivalo Airport and just 40 minutes' stroll from Inari Village, which is the centre of Sámi culture in Finland.

Hotel rooms
The bedrooms are in two separate buildings around 50 metres from the main building. Each room has been decorated in a traditional Finnish style with inspiration taken from the local environment. They are around 30m² and have either a queen-sized bed or twin beds. Coffee and tea making facilities are provided in your room as well as either a comfortable sofa or two armchairs. Free Wi-Fi is included. All rooms are en-suite and come with hairdryer and toiletries

Aurora Kota
The Aurora Kota at Inari offer exceptional views of the night sky. Each cabin is designed with a large glass roof above the sleeping area allowing visitors to potentially witness the Northern Lights from the comfort of their bed. The cabins are en-suite with a small shower and toilet room and tea and coffee making facilities are provided.

The Northern Lights Village

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Northern Lights Village, Finland

Watch the stars and the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed

Located in Saariselkä, the unique Northern Lights Village provides guests with an extremely rare opportunity to experience the magnificent Northern Lights and the wild Finnish Lapland landscapes at close range, without sacrificing comfort. The laser-heated glass roofs look up towards the northern sky, directly above the king size bed.

Brought to you by

The Aurora Zone
This tour is operated solely by The Aurora Zone
The original Northern Lights company

Years of passion, scientific research, expert knowledge and first-hand experience have gone into The Aurora Zone, resulting in an unparalleled collection of Northern Lights holidays.

To view The Aurora Zone’s supplier’s terms and conditions click here.

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Jan 5, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Jan 9, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Jan 12, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Jan 16, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Jan 26, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Jan 30, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Feb 23, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Mar 1, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Mar 5, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Mar 8, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Mar 12, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Mar 15, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Mar 19, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
From
Sun, Sun, Mar 22, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Mar 26, 2020
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£1,695*
* Valid Sunday - Thursday. From price based on two sharing, subject to availability. This promotion is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands.
Call now to book 01670759140
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