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All About Aurora: Autumn

Northern Lights hunting in Inari, Finnish Lapland
Aurora Lake Camp Inari, Finland © Inari-Saariselka Tourism

Stay in the small town of Inari, Finnish Lapland and enjoy evening tours targeted at experiencing the Autumn Northern Lights in different ways. During the days, enjoy some great activities including getting to know the Sámi culture and a Husky Farm visit. Your tour arrangements include accommodation, airport transfers and guided excursions from Inari. Optional Aurora Cabin overnight.


Day 1 Ivalo Arrival - Inari & Aurora Information

Transfer from Ivalo Airport to Hotel Inari or similar. Upon check in you will be given your voucher to the Siida Sámi Museum, which you can visit on your own during your stay (the Museum is open Monday - Saturday 10am to 4pm). Evening 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. Meals are served at Hotel Inari, from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 4.

Day 2 Sámi Culture at Siida Museum, Husky Farm and Aurora Camp

This morning visit the Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida, a museum and centre celebrating the local indigenous Sami culture and traditional life in Lapland. The museum also features fascinating exhibitions on Lappish nature and the enchanting Northern Lights (museum open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm). Before or after the museum, you will visit to a husky farm and meet arctic sled dogs. Every dog has a special story, which the musher will be happy to share with you.

Evening walk in search of the dancing auroras. Our guide will hike with you through the quiet darkness of the forest to a location perfect for observing the Auroras. Hot beverage and snack by the blazing campfire. With good luck the dancing northern lights may appear.

Day 3 Autumn Outdoors & Northern Lights Hunt on Lake Inari

Today a guided walk on the hiking paths near Inari village. Learn about the surrounding nature. During September, pick berries and mushrooms along the way. Stop for a snack by the blazing campfire.

After dinner, board on a boat on the mythical Lake Inari. If the sky stays clear you will have the best chance to see Auroras in a unique area, away from light pollution. Even the stars feel closer when there is only the wilderness lake surrounding you.

Day 4 Inari - Ivalo Departure

Transfer to Ivalo Airport and end of arrangements.

2024 departures: daily 01 September - 30 November


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

Choose from standard or superior hotel room accommodation at Hotel Inari.

Option to upgrade your first or last night to an Aurora Cabin at Holiday Village Inari, located 500m from Hotel Inari, on the shoreline of Lake Inari.

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