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Winter at Apukka, Rovaniemi

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

Finnish Lapland offers a wintry paradise with snow covered forests and the Northern Lights, both of which take you back to nature. Meet the huskies and hunt for Northern Lights each night. Three wonderful nights in a cosy Glass Aurora Cabin round off this experience.


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 panorama glass roof, which is heated and stays clear of frost and snow at all times, 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 regularly from the resort into Rovaniemi town centre and also to Santa Claus Village. 

Days 2 and 3 Evening Aurora Hunting by Snow Train and Husky Safari

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: Snowmobile Safari to Santa Claus Village, Ranua Arctic Wildlife Park, Ice Fishing, Snowshoe Walk, Horse Sleigh Ride, Reindeer Safari, Snow Fun Activity, Lappish Cultural Experience, Lakeside Sauna, Reindeer Sleigh Ride to Meet Santa (Dec only), Family Snowmobiling and many more - please enquire. Two evening Northern Lights hunting excursions are included:

Aurora Hunt by Snowtrain - 3hrs
On this evening excursion, you sit cosily inside a heated carriage pulled by your guide's snowmobile, and head out into the wilderness. Far from artificial lights, we search for the Northern Lights in comfort, and stop at a traditional Lappish hut or kota deep in the wilderness, to enjoy hot drinks and sausages around the fire.

Aurora Husky Safari - 3hrs
Combine two of the most popular experiences into one adventure. Energetic & eager huskies will take you on a sled ride in search of the Northern Lights. Guides mush the husky teams through the wilderness, as you take a cosy seat in the sled and enjoy the ride. Visit a traditional Lappish hut to grill some sausages and sip on warm juice by an open fire. 

Day 4 Apukka - Rovaniemi Departure

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

 2023-2024 departures: daily December - early April  (except 19 December - 02 January)


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

Children under 4 years of age can experience difficulties being outdoors in the cold for too long so it is not recommended that they join the included husky safari. 

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

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