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7 days - Boutique Northern Lights Glass Igloo Stay in two locations

Combine stays in an exclusive and remote Glass Igloo resort with a stay in a Lappish-style 13-room boutique hotel, in the small village of Saariselkä. Located 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, you are in an ideal location to view the Northern Lights in both locations, while enjoying winter activities and excellent local cuisine.

This is an exclusive experience in northern Finland for adults only, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. During your stay you will visit a Reindeer Farm, enjoy a magical winter evening searching the Northern lights by car, go on a Husky Safari and try cross-country skiing. At the boutique hotel, you have also free use of the fitness studio, saunas and indoor swimming pool.

At Javri, you can upgrade from Cosy Double to either Sky-view Double rooms giving you even more opportunity to gazing at the stars or viewing the mystical Northern Lights from your own bed, or to the larger Lappish style Spacey Double rooms depending on availability.

See all our Northern Lights tours here.

Day 1
Arrive Helsinki and private city tour
Day 2
Arrive in Aurora Queen Resort and a spectacular night in Glass Igloo
Day 3
Husky Safari and Aurora experience by car
Day 4
Jávri Lodge and Reindeer Safari
Day 5
Snowmobile Safari
Day 6
Nordic Skiing Adventure
Day 7
Depart to Ivalo airport for your flight onwards
Start Place
Helsinki, 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
50DN0610

Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

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

Private transfers, dog sleds, snowmobile safaris, reindeer and aurora hunting

Included
  • 2 nights in a Glass Igloo and 3 nights in a boutique Lappish hotel
  • 1 night in centrally located hotel in Helsinki
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Private transfers in Helsinki
  • Private transfer from Ivalo Airport to Aurora Queen resort
  • Private transfer from Jávri Lodge to Ivalo Airport
  • Private transfer from Aurora Queen Resort to Jávri Lodge
  • Winter clothing for activities at the Aurora Queen Resort, and for the entire stay at Jávri Lodge (thermal overall, boots, warm hat & gloves)
  • Private city tour of Helsinki (3 hrs)
  • Reindeer Safari (2 hrs total)
  • Aurora Experience by car (3 hrs)
  • Husky safari (3 hrs)
  • Choice of daily activities at Jávri Lodge: snowmobile, snowshoes, cross-country skiing, ice fishing (not available every day)
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

Flights from Helsinki to Ivalo not included, meals other than specified, items of personal nature, beverage and additional activities.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Helsinki and private city tour

Arrive Helsinki and private transfer into the centre of town. Situated by the beautiful Old Church Park in the heart of Helsinki, check into the Hotel St. George (Atelier rooms). Once you have settled in, meet your local guide for a private city tour of Helsinki this afternoon.


Day 2 - Arrive in Aurora Queen Resort and a spectacular night in Glass Igloo

Private transfer to Helsinki Airport. Fly to Ivalo airport, located about 250km north of the Arctic Circle. Upon arrival at Ivalo airport, private transfer to Aurora Queen Resort. Check in to your Glass Igloo where you will be spending the next two nights.

Dinner at hotel then get ready for your night in under the stars - and hopefully the Northern Lights.

A Glass Igloo provides you the unforgettable opportunity to admire the Northern Lights and millions of stars in the crystal-clear sky in a comfortable room temperature. Aurora Queen Resort comprises beautiful glass igloos with glass ceilings and panorama windows, for a full-immersion view of the surrounding nature and northern lights without leaving the comfort of your bed.

Not only is the igloo designed to maximise your views of the night sky, but all the details are carefully designed for comfort and indulgence. Premium-quality materials are used on every surface for a flawless stay. All igloos are fully equipped with their own bathrooms and other comforts.

Amenities in the igloos:
Panoramic sky window
Double bed, 180×200 cm
Underfloor heating
Free wi-fi
Coffee and tea-making facilities
Safety box
Air conditioning
Bathroom with underfloor heating, rain shower, towels, hair dryer, slippers

Meals
1 Dinner

Day 3 - Husky Safari and Aurora experience by car

After breakfast, join a husky safari, an unforgettable journey through breathtaking winter scenery. At the start of the journey we will present your very own husky team. You will be given a lesson on how to drive the sledge and how to observe important hand signals given by your leader. The driver and the passenger can change places during the safari.

In the evening, experience the magic of the winter wonderland during an evening of aurora hunting as you sit comfortably in a warm vehicle and stop along the way to search for the Northern Lights. The guide checks the latest forecast for the aurora before each tour and then chooses the best route and location to give you the maximum opportunity to see the lights.

Dinner at the hotel tonight.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner

Day 4 - Jávri Lodge and Reindeer Safari

After breakfast, check-out from your glass igloo, and private transfer to the Jávri Lodge (ca.30min drive). Jávri is an unforgettable adult only, all-inclusive boutique hotel in the small village of Saariselkä. With 13 stylish rooms this charming Lappish-style hotel is a ideal place to relax. Jávri is a tranquil, aesthetically pleasing home away from home.

This afternoon, head out on a reindeer safari. Hear stories of the reindeer herders native life back in the days when they were nomads. Ride through the scenic forest on a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Meet these arctic animals, who are super cute, calm and shy. This an experience and an approach with a wild animal which remains in memory.

Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), winter outfits, guided daily activity and free use of fitness studio, saunas and indoor swimming pool are included. All meals are served in the private restaurant – so you won’t need to go far to find authentic Nordic food.

With Finland’s second-largest national park on the doorstep, it’s the perfect winter playground for those looking to explore this picturesque region.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 5 - Snowmobile Safari

After breakfast, get ready for today's activity, snowmobile safari. Come and experience an exotic Arctic evening by driving through snow-covered forests and over treeless fells.

You can also choose from other daily activities: Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and ice-fishing (not available every day)

Lunch included either during activity or at the Lodge. Dinner at the Lodge.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 6 - Nordic Skiing Adventure

Breakfast at hotel. Today, try your hands at Nordic Skiing, a popular past time for Finns and means of transport in the winter time through the snowy landscape. Your instructor will give you the best possible start to this local activity.

You can also choose from other daily activities: Snowmobiling, snowshoeing or ice-fishing (not available every day)

Lunch included either during activity or at the Lodge. Dinner at the Lodge.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 7 - Depart to Ivalo airport for your flight onwards

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Ivalo airport.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person. Standard price is based on 2 adults sharing. Please note that this tour is for adults only. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
From Price
Status
Accommodation
21 Nov 2024
30 Nov 2024
21 Nov 2024
30 Nov 2024
NZD 12,379
On request
Standard
8 Jan 2025
29 Jan 2025
8 Jan 2025
29 Jan 2025
NZD 12,608
On request
Standard
4 Mar 2025
9 Apr 2025
4 Mar 2025
9 Apr 2025
NZD 12,608
On request
Standard

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