Aurora Express

Small group Lapland adventure from Rovaniemi - Kiruna - Tromso
Panorama Design Huts, Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge Rovaniemi, Finland © Visit Finland

Maximise your chances of seeing the fabled Northern Lights above the Arctic Circle across three countries on this small group escorted tour. Begin with two nights in a Panorama Design Hut at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge, Rovaniemi, Finland. Then on to the original Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden. Conclude in Tromso, Northern Norway.

Itinerary

10 March Rovaniemi Arrival 

Arrive in Rovaniemi and transfer to the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge, located by the rapids of the River Raudanjoki - in a dark, quiet area - ideal for Aurora searching! The Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge is only a 12 minute drive to Santa Claus Village and 20 minute drive to Rovaniemi city centre. En route you will stop off to collect your thermal clothing (overalls, boots, woollen socks, gloves and a scarf if needed). Each Panorama Design Hut is made from timber and represents modern Finnish style, inspired by nature, with a large panoramic window next to the bed. Welcome dinner and overnight.  

11 March Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village, Arctic Snowhotel & Electric Snowmobile Northern Lights Hunt

Breakfast is served at the Lodge. Transfer to Santa Claus Village and time at leisure for 3 hours. We recommend purchasing lunch in the Village. Return transfer to the Lodge. Tonight, you will be transferred to the Arctic Snowhotel for a dinner in a traditional Finnish Kota. After dinner, experience the silence of a 3 hour Northern Lights hunt by Electric Snowmobile, two persons per snowmobile (valid drivers licence required). 2nd overnight and dinner at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge.

12 March Rovaniemi to Icehotel

Breakfast at the Lodge before heading North to Sweden by coach, approximately 5 hours. A stop will be made along the way so that you can purchase food and drinks. Afternoon arrival at the original Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi, check in to warm accommodation for two nights (Kaamos room). If you are feeling adventurous and would like to experience an optional night in Ice room instead - please enquire for the additional cost. Dinner and overnight.

13 March Icehotel: Husky Safari

Breakfast at the Icehotel. Today enjoy a 4 hour husky safari with lunch included. You will be driven by a skilled musher. Sit back in the sled and enjoy this amazing experience. 2nd overnight and dinner at Icehotel.

14 March Icehotel to Tromso 'The Arctic Route'

Breakfast at the Icehotel, transfer by coach to the train station for your 3.5 hour journey to Narvik, Norway. This train journey is dramatic and will leave you breathless as you travel between Sweden and Norway. Upon arrival into Narvik you will be transferred by coach to Tromso. There will be an opportunity to purchase food and drink before the coach journey to Tromso. Arrival in Tromso mid evening. Check in to Clarion The Edge Hotel for two nights. Dinner at the hotel.

15 March Tromso: Northern Lights Cruise

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to explore this interesting Arctic city, or pre-book an optional excursion such as a guided snowshoe walk, fjord and wildlife cruise or reindeer sledding. This evening, embark on an unforgettable cruise, where you will experience the silence as you cruise into the darkness of the Tromso fjords. The captain will keep an eye out for the Northern Lights from the bridge while your hosts serve a delicious dinner from one of the local restaurants in Tromso (drinks not included). 2nd overnight at Clarion The Edge Hotel. 

16 March Tromso Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Arrangements end today with airport bus transfer to Tromso airport.


2023 departure: 10 March

Notes:

Maximum Group Size: 15 persons

All optional excursions must be pre-booked. Minimum age and height requirements may apply. All snowmobile drivers must hold a valid driver's licence

Tour Overview

  • Summary

    Small group Lapland adventure from Rovaniemi - Kiruna - Tromso
  • Tour Category

    Glass or Snow Igloos, Northern Lights, Escorted
  • Duration

    6 days

    Departures

    10 Mar 2023

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD
    • INCLUDES: transfer Rovaniemi airport-Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge (Day 1); 2 nights in a Panorama Design Hut at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge with private facilities; Santa Claus Village visit 3hrs; Dinner in a Finnish Kota at the Arctic Snowhotel and Electric Snowmobile Northern Lights hunt 3hrs (2 persons sharing a snowmobile); coach transfer Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge-Icehotel, 2 nights Icehotel Kaamos Room; transfer Icehotel-Kiruna train station; local train Kiruna-Narvik; coach transfer Narvik-Tromso; 2 nights Clarion The Edge Hotel Tromso; Husky sledding adventure 4hrs; Northern Lights Dinner Cruise; airport bus transfer hotel-Tromso airport (day 7); 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners; services of an English speaking Tour Escort

      EXCLUDES: optional Ice Room overnight at Icehotel; optional excursions in Tromso

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