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Chasing the Northern Lights

Seek the Aurora every night a different way. Upgrade to overnight in a Snow Igloo, AuroraHut or Arctic Firefox Lodge
Northern Lights Muonio, Finland © Harriniva

On this great tour, you will have the opportunity in the evenings to go out searching for the Northern Lights, as well as day excursions. Take a snowmobile safari, ride on a dog sled with a team of friendly huskies, travel in a reindeer drawn sleigh, walk using snowshoes on trails through the forest and travel in a snow shuttle. 

"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


Day 1 Kittilä Arrival

Arrival at Kittilä airport and transfer to your hotel in Muonio (approximately one 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. Dinner at the hotel.

Days 2 - 7 Winter Activities

The next six days are filled with some amazing winter fun! Details of the excursions are shown below - the timing for each of these activities will be provided to you at check-in. Meals are served each day at the hotel restaurant. 

Reindeer Aurora Experience: a magical tour in the reindeer sled by night in search of the Northern Lights. Our reindeer herder will take you on a quiet sled ride to the forest comfortably covered under a warm blanket. Keep your eyes on the sky, you might catch a glimpse of the magical Northern Lights!

Aurora Adventure by Snowmobile: the chances of seeing the famous Aurora Borealis are great on this night safari by snowmobiles. This tour takes you to the best location for spotting the Northern Lights. You can feel how the sky is closer and the stars brighter. Driving distance on this tour is approx. 20km. Based on two persons sharing a snowmobile.

Secrets of the Northern Lights: an informative workshop about the fascinating phenomenon of the Northern Lights, and the science behind it.

Husky Safari: the greatest way to see Lapland is on a silent dog sledding tour! Meet the happy huskies and enjoy an approx. 15km ride, two persons per sled. This tour takes place during the day.

Aurora Snow Shuttle: let us shuttle you to an evening campfire into the quiet, snowy forest, far away from light pollution.

Cocktails in the Ice Bar: Snow art & drinks in the “coolest” bar in town.

Northern Lights Snowshoe Walk: this guided snowshoeing trip takes you to the beautiful snowy forest in the evening. Enjoy the silence and surrounding nature and keep your eyes in the sky for the magical Northern Lights, marvel the moon and the stars, or simply enjoy the splendour of the quiet, wintery forest.

Day 8 Kittilä Departure

Arrangements end after breakfast with your transfer to Kittilä airport.

2025 departures: Saturdays and Sundays 05 January - 30 March


Minimum Age: 18 years

You can upgrade your experience by swapping either your first or last night of hotel accommodation with one of these fantastic stays in unique accommodation:
AuroraHut Glass Igloo: Enjoy a spectacular nature experience in the comfort of your own AuroraHut glass igloo, a perfect setting for star gazing and Northern Lights hunting from the panoramic windows. Energy efficient heating and private facilities.
Arctic Firefox Lodge: Spend a night in privacy and luxury in a lodge with it's own private sauna, and panoramic views across Lake Jeris and from your bed. 

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.

The order of the excursions may alter according to the day of the week your arrangements start or they may change subject to weather conditions and other safety reasons. 

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.

For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

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