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    7 days - Lakeside Stay and Aurora Cabins in Finland

    Enjoy a magical visit at the beautiful Kurula's Resort with its picturesque views over a frozen lake and snow covered fells. Accommodation is in private premium suites with north-facing floor-to-ceiling windows, ideal for viewing the Northern Lights, if lucky, from the comfort of your suite as they dance before you across the private lake. Each evening, unwind in your own suite with sauna, open plan living area and kitchen.

    Then transfer across to the Aurora Village, our travellers favourite. Stay for five nights in an aurora cabin, set alone in the woods - you can gaze up at the Arctic stars and hopefully the Northern Lights will dance above you.

    Spend seven unforgettable days participating in all the fun activities this region has to offer. Included in your stay is a Northern Lights Hunt by Car, Husky Safari, Feeding and photographs with the reindeer, Snowmobiling and Ice Climbing plus more.

    Day 1
    Arrive Rovaniemi, transfer to Pyhätunturi and settle into your suite
    Day 2
    Husky Safari in the wilderness
    Day 3
    Try Ice Climbing, yes, seriously!
    Day 4
    Transfer to Aurora Village
    Day 5
    Snowmobile Riding and Northern Lights chase by car
    Day 6
    Reindeer Feeding and Safari
    Day 7
    Departure Day
    Start Place
    Rovaniemi, Finland
    End Place
    Ivalo, Finland
    Country Visited
    Finland
    Duration
    7 Days
    Start Date
    Flexible
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included
    Code
    50DN1340

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

    Details

    Transportation

    Transfers between Rovaniemi (airport or city) to Pyhätunturi, and Pyhätunturi to Ivalo.

    Included
    • 3 nights with premium suites with lake view for Auroras, with end cleaning (note: no daily cleaning) with breakfast and dinner
    • Accommodation in Aurora Glass Cabin with breakfast and dinner
    • Winter activities with transportation from the accommodation when needed including a 7 km Husky safari, Reindeer Sleigh Ride and Farm Visit, Northern lights hunt by car, Snowmobile Safari, Private Lake Sauna Experience and try Ice climbing
    • Overalls and winter shoes, and any necessary equipment for the activities at Kurula's
    • Thermal clothing (woollen socks, boots, tube bandana, gloves, thermal overalls and balaclava) at Aurora Village
    • Private transfer from Rovaniemi Airport to Kurula's resort
    • Transfer from Pyhätunturi to Ivalo on Day 4
    • Shuttle transfer from Aurora Village to Ivalo airport
    • Snow bowling and sledges for sledding at any time for you to use at Kurula's resort
    • Aurora Alert via on-site automated sky camera at Aurora Village
    • Free use of cross-country skis, ice-skates, toboggans and snowshoes during your stay at Aurora Village
    • Free access to Kota (outdoor tent) and Laavu campfire sites at Aurora Village
    Not Included

    Flights, travel insurance, luggage handling & optional excursions.

    If you would like to stop at the Santa's Village in Rovaniemi, we can arrange this for an additional price.

    There is no sauna in the Aurora Village cabins.

    There is no portage included to your two different cabins - you use a sled to drag your bags to your cabin at Aurora Village.

    Minimum age for children to join is 12 years of age.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Rovaniemi, transfer to Pyhätunturi and settle into your suite

    Arrive Rovaniemi and private transfer (approx. 1.5 hours) to Pyhätunturi, located about 100 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.

    Pyhätunturi is located in the middle of Finnish Lapland and is home to this new resort. Sit back and enjoy the open fire in the lobby on your arrival or relax in your private suite with a sauna. Kids (and adults) can let off some steam and enjoy the free activities: snow bowling and sledding hill + sledges.

    Dinner at the hotel's restaurant tonight. Be sure to relax in your private little sauna to warm up this evening before bed.

    Meals
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Premium Suite

    Day 2 - Husky Safari in the wilderness

    After breakfast, head off for a wintertime safari with husky teams and a visit to the husky farm. Before departing on the 5km dogsledding safari, you will be given instruction on how to control the sleds. Two persons share a sled and there will be an opportunity to change drivers. Enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat with the head musher about these amazing northern animals once you return to the ranch.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner

    Day 3 - Try Ice Climbing, yes, seriously!

    Get ready for the ultimate challenge of ice climbing in the wilderness. Test your limits with a guided morning of climbing. Afterwards, reward yourself with a pamper session - head to a private lake sauna experience and drop hot tub.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner

    Day 4 - Transfer to Aurora Village

    This morning, sit back and enjoy the ride through stunning white scenery. This transfer to Inari will take approximately 3 hours, depending on the weather.

    Upon arrival at Aurora Village, you will receive your program schedule before dinner. Depending on your arrival time, cold weather gear is given to you either upon arrival or the next day.

    Your glass igloo hosts here were the first accommodation in Northern Lapland to receive the Green Key award, the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. This prestigious eco-label represents a commitment by businesses that their premises adhere to the strict criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education. Some examples of how they carry this out include offering recycling facilities in all cabins and no longer offering plastic bottles in accommodations, along with protecting the diversity of the surrounding nature, i.e., bird house and insect hotels. Hiking, biking, and skiing tracks are direct from the hotel and as such they encourage low carbon activities such as snowshoeing and toboggans.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Aurora Village, Aurora Double cabin

    Day 5 - Snowmobile Riding and Northern Lights chase by car

    Breakfast at the restaurant. Today, you will get to try snowmobiling! Drive through the arctic winter forests while admiring the beauty of the Lappish nature. Your guide leads the way on this exciting snowmobile safari. Keep your camera with you! There are a couple of stops for taking amazing photos and chatting with your guide about life in Lapland.

    IMPORTANT: All drivers without exception must have a valid full drivers license and be aged 18 or more.

    In the evening, join an exciting Northern lights search by car. After some research on the weather forecast, with a professional Aurora Hunter, you will drive it to places where the sky is most clear and the probability of seeing the Northern Lights is highest.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner

    Day 6 - Reindeer Feeding and Safari

    Meet your guide this morning and walk together (or toboggan slide) to the Reindeer island. Your reindeer sleigh is awaiting and will take you on a peaceful winter adventure in a traditional ‘raito’ 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 at the finishing point.

    Afterwards, get a nice bag of lichen to feed to the reindeer. They come close and with a little patience they will eat from your hand. This is a good time to take close-up photos with reindeer too.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner

    Day 7 - Departure Day

    After breakfast, shuttle transfer back to Ivalo Airport.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, twin/double share. See more prices by clicking the + sign below

    Family triple is 2 adults and 1 child (age 12-14) sharing suite/aurora cabin.
    Family quad is 2 adults and 2 children (age 12-14) sharing suite/aurora cabin.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    EUR 3,750
    Limited availability
    Standard
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    EUR 1,700
    Limited availability
    Extra for Single
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    EUR 9,350
    Limited availability
    Family Triple Total
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    1 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    EUR 10,820
    Limited availability
    Family Quad Total

    Important Information

    Please note daily activity schedule subject to change.

    Each suite at Kurula's Resort has its own sauna, kitchen, deck or balcony and views to the lake and fells. Each suite accommodates up to four people.

    • Suite size 40m2 - 42,5m2
    • Deck or balcony
    • Queen size beds x 2
    • Fridge, hob, oven & Microwave
    • Lounge area
    • Smart TV & WiFi
    • Sauna & bathroom
    • Drying cabinet

    Please note, the day-by-day order of activities are not yet set and may change. Final program will be detailed in your tour documents.

    This destination is located close to the Pyhätunturi ski resort. It is possible to include alpine skiing in your stay. We recommend arranging ski rental and tickets while in Pyhä area with the lodge staff.

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