Aurora Experience

Winter activities and Glass Aurora Cabin at the Aurora Village Ivalo, Finnish Lapland
Aurora Village Ivalo, Finland © Aurora Village Ivalo

With three nights in a cosy Aurora Cabin, you can relax in bed and search the night sky through your panoramic glass roof. There’s no light pollution in this remote location, increasing your chance to spot the Northern Lights. Enjoy a Reindeer Sled Ride, Snowmobiling, Husky Safari, Aurora Chase and more. A true taste of Lapland's best in winter. 

Itinerary

Day 1 Ivalo Arrival & Ice Karting

On arrival into Ivalo airport, transfer to Aurora Village Ivalo for 3 nights stay in a warm Aurora Glass Cabin with private facilities. Collect your thermal clothing rental.

If time permits, afternoon Ice Karting activity, racing on ice and snow! Winter go-karts are fun to drive on icy track laid out in the forest near Aurora Village. The lap timing system will tell you your lap times on a break and you may want to ask your guide for tips on how to tackle the slippery corners. Drivers licence not required, minimum height 140cm. (This activity will not proceed if it is -22°C or colder).

Dinner is served each night at the Aurora Village restaurant.

Day 2 Reindeer Sleigh Ride & Snowmobiling

Breakfast is served each morning at the Aurora Village restaurant.

Reindeer Activities: take a nice bag of lichen to feed the local reindeer. With a little patience they will eat from your hand. This is a good time to take photographs. Your reindeer sleigh will take you on a peaceful Winter adventure in a traditional ‘raito' form where the reindeer walk one after another each pulling a sleigh. Sit back and enjoy the 800m sleigh ride through the snowy forest. Coffee is served by campfire in front of a traditional Laavu-shelter.

Guided Snowmobiling through the Arctic Winter forests across the frozen river while admiring the beauty of the Lappish nature. There are a couple of stops for taking amazing photos and chatting with your guide about life in Lapland. 2 persons share a snowmobile. Note: valid driver's license required.

Day 3 Husky Safari & Aurora Chase

After breakfast, transfer to the nearby husky farm. You will be given instructions on how to control the husky sleds, which you will ride in pairs, one sitting in the sleigh and the other one mushing. Hot drinks at the half-way point and you may swap places before heading back.

Aurora Chase Activities (choose ONE of the following, subject to availability): Aurora Sleigh Adventure OR Aurora Chase by Car OR Aurora Hunt by Snowmobile OR Aurora Chase on Showshoes.

Day 4 Ivalo Departure

Transfer to Ivalo airport and end of arrangements.


2020-2021 departures: daily December - mid April

Notes:

Minimum 2 adults

Itinerary is a guide only. Day-to-day activity scheduling will be arranged according to availability and weather conditions.

Some excursions subject to minimum age & height requirements.

Additional nights and activities can be added - please enquire.

Tour Overview

  • Summary

    Winter activities and Glass Aurora Cabin at the Aurora Village Ivalo, Finnish Lapland
  • Tour Category

    Independent, Glass or Snow Igloos, Northern Lights
  • Duration

    4 days

    Departures

    Dec - Apr

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for 01 - 18 December 2020; 07 January - 31 March 2021

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: 3 nights in a warm Aurora Glass Cabin with private facilities and wifi; breakfast daily, 3 dinners; return Ivalo airport transfers; Activities*: 1 hour Ice Karting Race; 1 hour Reindeer feeding, photography and Reindeer Sleigh Ride; 2 hour Snowmobile Safari; 2 hour Husky Safari; 2-3 hour Aurora Chase; Aurora Alert mobile app; use of thermal clothing (woollen socks, boots, boots, tube bandana, gloves, thermal overall, balaclava); use of cross-country skis, ice skates, toboggans, showshoes; access to Kota and Lavvu campfire sites.

      EXCLUDES: optional activites such as: Visit Inari Village and SIIDA Museum; Visit Wild Spirit Wildlife Park; Guided Snowshoe Hike; Ice Fishing; Horse Sleigh Ride; Fatbiking; Sauna & Jacuzzi access; additional Aurora Hunting; Festive Dinner supplements 24, 25, 31 Dec; luggage handling.

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for 19 December 2020 - 06 Janaury 2021

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: 3 nights in a warm Aurora Glass Cabin with private facilities and wifi; breakfast daily, 3 dinners; return Ivalo airport transfers; Activities*: 1 hour Ice Karting Race; 1 hour Reindeer feeding, photography and Reindeer Sleigh Ride; 2 hour Snowmobile Safari; 2 hour Husky Safari; 2-3 hour Aurora Chase; Aurora Alert mobile app; use of thermal clothing (woollen socks, boots, boots, tube bandana, gloves, thermal overall, balaclava); use of cross-country skis, ice skates, toboggans, showshoes; access to Kota and Lavvu campfire sites.

      EXCLUDES: optional activites such as: Visit Inari Village and SIIDA Museum; Visit Wild Spirit Wildlife Park; Guided Snowshoe Hike; Ice Fishing; Horse Sleigh Ride; Fatbiking; Sauna & Jacuzzi access; additional Aurora Hunting; Festive Dinner supplements 24, 25, 31 Dec; luggage handling.

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