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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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Rovaniemi Arrival - Apukka 

On arrival at Rovaniemi airport/station, private 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 Snowtrain to the Northern Lights Camp and Reindeer Sleigh Ride Across the Night

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: Daytime Husky Safari 2hrs (self-driving); Snowmobile Safari to Santa Claus Village 6hrs, Ranua Arctic Wildlife Park 5hrs, Ice Fishing 2.5hrs, Snowshoe Walk 2hrs, Horse Sleigh Ride 2hrs, Reindeer Safari 2hrs, Snow Fun Activity 4hrs, Family Snowmobiling 2.5hrs; Lakeside Sauna 1.5hrs, Reindeer Sleigh Ride to Meet Santa in the Magic Forest 2hrs (Dec only), and many more - please enquire.

Two evening Northern Lights hunting excursions are included:

Snowtrain to the Northern Lights Camp - 3hrs
On this evening excursion, you sit cosily inside a heated carriage pulled by your guide's snowmobile, and head out into the wilderness. Travel through forests and fields to a secret spot where a Lappish hut awaits. Step outside and let the soft sounds of the woods inspire your imagination; see how nature looks in the pale moonlight, and watch the stars fill the sky with their brilliance. Gather around a crackling campfire, enjoy light snacks and a hot drink, and feel like a true explorer. With a bit of luck, you might even catch a glimpse of the magical Aurora.

Reindeer Sleigh Ride Across the Night - 3hrs
Journey into Lapland's rich past by traversing the snowy wilderness on a reindeer sleigh, echoing the traditions of generations past. Follow the radiant glow of a distant bonfire and pause at a secluded hut. There, amid the warmth of hot drinks, listen to the fascinating stories told by reindeer herders whose ancient lifestyle retains a close connection to nature. If luck favours you, the Northern Lights may weave their celestial dance through the skies.

Day 4 Apukka - Rovaniemi Departure

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


2024-2025 departures: daily December - early April  (except 16 December - 02 January)

Notes:

Each Aurora Glass Igloo Cabin Standard 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 Standard can therefore host up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years.

Aurora Glass Igloo Cabin Standard 28m2 - maximum 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 29m2 - maximum 3 adults OR 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years
Aurora Glass Igloo Cabin Superior King 29m2 - maximum 3 adults OR 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years
Komsio Glass Igloo Suites (loft) 32m2 - maximum 3 adults OR 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years
Kammi Glass Igloo Suites (loft) 32m2 - maximum 4 adults OR 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years 
NEW Aurora Family Glass Igloo Cabin (2 bedroom) 41m2 - maximum 4 adults and 2 children up to 14 years OR 2 adults and 4 children up to 14 years
Lakeview Family Suites (2 bedroom) 40.5m2 - maximum 3 adults and 3 children up to 14 years OR 2 adults and 4 children up to 14 years

Additional nights can be added.

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