All About Aurora

Winter break in Inari, Finnish Lapand
4 days
Dec - March
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This tour is all about the Northern Lights! Stay in the small town of Inari, in Finnish Lapland, and enjoy 2 evening tours targeted at experiencing the Northern Lights in different ways- by snowmobile and by car. During the days enjoy some great activities including getting to know the Sámi culture and the locals, and dog sledding. 

Day 1   Arrival & Aurora Information
On arrival at Ivalo Airport  transfer to your hotel in Inari. Upon check in you will be given your winter outdoor clothing for use during your stay, and vouchers to the Siida Sami Museum, which you can visit on your own during your stay. 

This evening attend an Aurora Information Session - learn more about the Northern Lights and the nature of the Inari area.  Your guide will take you through the eight seasons of Lapland, while showing you beautiful pictures of the Aurora and the Arctic nature.  Learn why the Northern Lights appear, how Aurora forecasts are done and how best to photograph them.

Day 2   Sami Culture at Siida Museum, Snowshoe Hike & Evening Snowmobile Hunt For The Aurora
This morning visit the Sámi Museum and Nature Center Siida, a museum and centre celebrating the local indigenous Sami culture and traditional life in Lapland. Later, strap on your snowshoes for a very different experience.  Stay upright and mobile even on deep snow, while enjoying the beauty of the wintry forest during a snowshoe walk.  Your guide will answer your questions about the surrounding natural environment and provide hot drinks to keep you warm.

In the evening enjoy an exhilirating guided snowmobile safari. After receiving snowmobile driving and safety instructions, your guide will take you to those places where you will have the best opportunity to see the Northern Lights on the night in question.  After the Northern lights search drive back to the village. 2 persons share the driving of each snowmobile. 

Day 3  Husky Safari & Aurora Hunting By Car
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the husky farm for your next adventure. Help the musher prepare the team of huskies for the ride of your life. Dog sledding is a truly unique and exciting way to experience the beauty and silence of arctic nature. 2 persons share the driving of each sled. 

This evening your guide will drive you to a location a few kilometres from the village in search of the Northern Lights.  Sometimes cloudy skies can limit the view of the northern lights, even if there is aurora activity in the sky, so your guide will check weather conditions and try to predict the movement of clouds in order to find the best  viewing spot.  

Day 4 Departure.
After breakfast transfer to Ivalo Airport and end of arrangements

Departures: 1 December - 31 March 

Please note the order of the excursions may be changed due to safety, weather conditions and other factors.

Minimum 2 persons

Includes: airport transfers to/from Inari Airport to your hotel; 3 nights accommodation including daily breakfast and dinner; Aurora information session; SIIDA entrance tickets; guided Snowshoe Hike 2hrs,  Guided Evening Snowmobile Hunt For The Northern Lights 3hrs; guided Husky Safari 3hrs; guided Aurora Hunting By Car 2hrs; use of outer winter clothing (overalls, boots, mittens and woollen hat) during your stay; use of snowshoes or cross country skis for one day.  For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Choose from standard or superior hotel room accommodation - please enquire. The price shown is for standard accommodation.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1471.00
Single AUD$ 1761.00

Includes: airport transfers to/from Inari Airport to your hotel; 3 nights accommodation including daily breakfast and dinner; Aurora information session; SIIDA entrance tickets; guided Snowshoe Hike 2hrs,  Guided Evening Snowmobile Hunt For The Northern Lights 3hrs; guided Husky Safari 3hrs; guided Aurora Hunting By Car 2hrs; use of outer winter clothing (overalls, boots, mittens and woollen hat) during your stay; use of snowshoes or cross country skis for one day.  

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