Chasing the Northern Lights

Glass or Snow Igloos , Independent , Northern Lights
Seek the Aurora every night a different way. Add an optional overnight in a Snow Igloo or Aurora Dome
8 days
Jan - Mar
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"Lapland is like a stunning enchanted forest, it is just magical. The tour itself was so much more than what we expected. The sights, the beauty, the people, the activities, the accommodation, the food, the everything, so exceeded our expectations!! We could not recommend this tour highly enough." -Steph & Col, Central Coast, N.S.W. 2018

On this great tour, every evening sees you out searching for the Northern Lights in a different way. Take a snowmobile ride, walk using snowshoes on trails through the forest, ride on a dog sled with a team of friendly huskies and travel in a reindeer drawn sleigh. With all these safaris starting after 20:30 each night, you have the days to relax or enjoy some great optional activities, and the evenings to chase the lights. Your tour arrangements include accommodation, use of outer winter clothing, airport transfers and guided excursions.

Day 1 Kittila Arrival
After arriving at Kittila Airport, transfer to your hotel at Harriniva (approximately 1 hour) where you will be issued with your warm outer Winter clothing, for use during your stay, and your Northern Lights alarm application, which will go off to tell you if the lights are spotted during the evening, when you are in your hotel room. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2 Aurora Snowmobile Adventure
Day at leisure. In the evening, we drive by snowmobile to the top of the Olos fell, where you will feel as though you are really close to the stars - this is a prime position for Northern lights watching, and a great spot to enjoy some hot drinks. 2 persons share the driving of each snowmobile, with the chance to swap drivers half way through. Each driver must be over 18 years of age and have a valid drivers licence.

Day 3 Secrets of the Northern Lights and Aurora Snowshoeing 
Morning at leisure. This afternoon, meet your guide for an informative workshop about the fascinating phenomenon of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, and the science behind it, and get some tips about how best to photograph the lights. Tonight, head out into the forest, away from any light pollution, with your snowshoes on. Snowshoeing is one of the oldest and most traditional modes of transport in Lapland and you will be amazed how quietly you can pass along the softly lit paths. A warming fire will be lit and hot drinks served during the snowshoe walk.  

Day 4 Lappish Foodie Experience
Another day to relax, or perhaps sleep in after your late night adventures, and maybe enjoy a sauna at the hotel. Or take some cross country skis and head off to explore. This evening we will head to a traditional Lappish kota to prepare a barbeque over the open fire. The dishes we make will then be served as a three course meal while we enjoy the cosy atmosphere and local experience.

Day 5 Husky Night Adventure 
Day at leisure. The fun continues tonight with a visit to a local husky farm. After a driving lesson and safety briefing, enjoy a 9km dog sled safari, whilst you keep a look out above. 2 persons share each sled.

Day 6 Aurora Reindeer Safari
Today is a day to explore or relax. Maybe take some snowshoes or cross country skiis out? Tonight you are off to the local reindeer farm, where you will climb into reindeer sleighs, to be pulled through the silent forests, cuddled cosily in the sled with warm blankets, and making sure you keep a lookout in the night  skies. After the sleigh ride, enjoy hot drinks in a warm kota.

Day 7 Farewell Dinner and Arctic Spa 
Today is your last day to experience life above the Arctic Circle. This evening enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner with Lappish delicacies. Later in the evening, we head off to the Jeris Arctic Spa for night saunas, relaxation and maybe even a dip in the icy lake under the Northern Lights!

Day 8 Kittila Departure
Arrangements end after breakfast with your transfer to Kittilä airport.

2020 departures:  Every Saturday and Sunday from 04 January to 31 March   

Minimum Age: 18 years

Includes: Return transfers from Kittilä Airport to Muonio, use of outer winter clothing; 7 nights accommodation with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner; Northern lights snowmobile safari, Northern lights workshop; Northern lights snowshoe trip; Lappish Foodie Experience; Northern lights husky safari; Northern lights reindeer safari, Northern lights Arctic Spa; Northern lights alarm application; daily hotel sauna; snowshoe and cross country ski equipment hire. Please note the order of the excursions may change subject to weather conditions and other safety reasons. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

This tour is only offered for persons aged 18 years or over. 

Excludes:optional daytime excursions - these include horse riding, dog sledding, snowmobiling, reindeer sleigh rides, ice fishing, ice karting and much more. 

Extend your stay and take one of the fantastic overnight optional stays in unique accommodation:

Aurora Glamping Overnight
Try "glamping" or glamour camping under the northern lights! The Aurora Dome is a luxury tent, a very comfortable way to spend a night in the wilderness. The tent has a cozy bed and a fireplace, and see through side walls so you can gaze towards the northern sky with a view over the Torasjärvi Lake. The scenery to the untouched Lappish wilderness is breathtaking even on cloudy nights!  Sauna, toilet and shower facilities are located nearby (50 metres away). Transfers, private Aurora Dome, dinner and breakfast included.

Snow Igloo Overnight
Spend an extraordinary night in a traditional snow igloo! Igloos have been used in the Northern countries for accommodation during centuries. The temperature outside can drop down to minus thirty degrees and your bed is made of snow, but the inside temperature stays moderate. Soft and warm mattress, thick sleeping bags and hot juice ensure a warm and comfortable night. The night will be memorable! Transfers, Sleeping bags, hot drink, dinner and breakfast included.

Tour Notes: The excursions operate with a minimum of 2 persons - if you are a solo traveller and there is no second person booked on an excursion, you may be required to pay additional fees in order for the excursion to proceed. Please note the order of the excursions may alter according to the day of the week your arrangements start.

Snowmobile Safaris: To drive a snowmobile you must have a valid driving license and be 18 years of age or over. All single travellers must drive their own snowmobile solo. 

                                   Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2870.00
Single AUD$ 3594.00

Includes: Return transfers from Kittilä Airport to Muonio, use of outer Winter clothing; 7 nights accommodation with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner; Northern lights snowmobile safari, Northern lights workshop; Northern lights snowshoe trip; Lappish Foodie Experience; Northern lights husky safari; Northern lights reindeer safari, Northern lights Arctic Spa;  Northern lights alarm application; daily hotel sauna; snowshoe and cross country ski equipment hire. Please note the order of the excursions may change subject to weather conditions and other safety reasons. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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