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Autumn at Apukka, Rovaniemi

Stay in a glass roofed Aurora Cabin
Apukka Resort Rovaniemi, Finland © Apukka Resort

Apukka Resort is located between two lakes in Finnish Lapland, the perfect spot for hunting autumn Auroras. Stay three nights in a cosy Glass Aurora Cabin, hunt for the Northern Lights and experience a traditional Finnish Sauna. The Aurora Borealis’ speciality in autumn is the Double Aurora phenomenon. This happens when Aurora arches are reflected to open water, and you can see the Northern Lights on the sky and the water surface simultaneously.


Day 1 Rovaniemi Arrival - Apukka 

On arrival at Rovaniemi airport/station, transfer to Apukka Resort, located about 15 minutes from Rovaniemi city centre in a peaceful area between two lakes, and the perfect spot, away from the city's lights, to look out for the fabled Northern Lights. Check in to your cosy Aurora Cabin. Each cabin has a bed right under the the heated panorama glass roof, as well as a private bathroom with a shower and toilet, a small fridge and complimentary wifi. The remainder of the day is at leisure - explore your surroundings, with Mother Nature at her Arctic best. Or ask Reception about purchasing tickets on the shuttle bus, which runs from the resort into Rovaniemi town centre and also to Santa Claus Village. 

Days 2 and 3 Rovaniemi: Evening Aurora Hunting by Car and Sauna Experience

Buffet breakfast on site each morning at Restaurant Aitta. At the heart of the restaurant is a huge stone fireplace, and high windows in the dining area give amazing views to the lake. Two days at leisure for optional excursions such as: Meet Huskies, Reindeer and Visit Santa Claus Village 4hrs; Autumn Husky Ride on Wheels 1.5hrs; Husky Farm Visit 1hr; E-Fatbiking 3hrs; Apukka Gold Rush 2hrs; Hiking in the Heart of Nature 3hrs; In the Heart of Lappish Culture 3hrs; Ranua Arctic Wildlife Park Visit 6hrs; Aurora Hunt by Husky Carriage 3hrs; Aurora Hunt by Horse Carriage 3hrs.

Two excursions are included:

Aurora Hunt by Car - 3-4hrs
On this evening excursion, travel by car with your driver/guide and head out into the wilderness. Far from artificial lights, search for the Northern Lights in comfort, and learn about life in Finnish Lapland from your guide.

Sauna Experience with Jacuzzi - 1.5hrs
Journey to the warm soul of Finland, the sauna culture. For Finnish people sauna is almost sacred. Jump into your private jacuzzi and gaze at the stars - you might just see the Northern Lights!

Day 4 Apukka - Rovaniemi Departure

Breakfast then transfer to Rovaniemi airport/station and end of arrangements.

2023 departures: daily 01 September - 30 November


Minimum 2 adults

Each Aurora Cabin has two single beds which can be arranged into one double bed, and one sofa bed which can accommodate 2 children (up to 14 years) or 1 adult (15 years and above). Each Aurora Cabin can therefore host up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years.

Additional Apukka Resort accommodation options, please enquire for prices:
Aurora Glass Igloo Cabin Superior Queen - maximum 3 adults OR 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years
Aurora Glass Igloo Cabin Superior King - maximum 3 adults OR 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years
Komsio Glass Igloo Suites (loft) - maximum 3 adults OR 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years
Kammi Glass Igloo Suites (loft) - maximum 4 adults OR 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years
Lakeview Family Suites (2 bedroom) - maximum 3 adults and 3 children up to 14 years OR 2 adults and 4 children up to 14 years

The order of the excursions may alter depending on dates of travel.

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