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    5 days - Independent Northern Lights tour to Finnish Lapland. Sleep in an Aurora Glass Cabin and enjoy winter activities.

    Get ready for a Northern Lights and Winter extravaganza in this cozy, family run glass igloo resort near Ivalo, Finland. Your glass igloo is set alone in the woods - you can gaze up at the Arctic stars and hopefully the Northern Lights will dance above you.

    As well as snowmobiling, reindeer sledding and husky safaris, activities like the free use of cross-country skis, ice-skates, toboggans, snowshoes and campfires keep the days full. In the evening, sit back with other guests in the cozy Kota restaurant and share the day's tales.

    Read a testimonial of this tour from February 2023.

    Highlights include

    • Sleep in an Aurora Glass Cabin
    • Snowmobile Safari and Aurora Tour
    • Reindeer Feeding and Reindeer Sleigh Ride
    • 2hr Husky Safari in Lappish Nature
    Day 1
    Arrive to Ivalo and transfer to the Aurora Village
    Day 2
    Reindeer Feeding, sledding and Aurora Tour
    Day 3
    Husky Safari and Snow Shoeing
    Day 4
    Snowmobile Safari
    Day 5
    Departure day
    Start/End Place
    Ivalo, Finland
    Country Visited
    Finland
    Duration
    5 Days
    Start Date
    Flexible
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included
    Code
    50DN0620

    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

    Local transfers from airport

    Included

    General package inclusions:

    • Airport transfers from/to Ivalo Airport (IVL)
    • Accommodation in Aurora Glass Cabin with full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • Thermal clothing (woollen socks, boots, tube bandana, gloves, thermal overall, balaclava)
    • Aurora Alerts via on-site automated sky camera
    • Free use of cross-country skis, ice-skates, toboggans, snowshoes etc.
    • Free access to Kota and Laavu campfire sites
    • All taxes (VAT)

    Activities during period 1st December-31st March:

    • 2h Snowmobile Safari
    • 3h Northern Lights chase by car
    • Reindeer Feeding and Photography
    • Reindeer sleigh ride
    • 2h Husky Safari in Lappish Nature
    • Cross-Country Skiing
    • Guided Snowshoe Hike

    Activities during period 1-30 November (due to insufficent snow):

    • Reindeer Feeding and Photography
    • 3h Northern Lights chase by car
    • 2h Husky Safari (sleigh or wagon)
    • 1h Snowmobile taster
    • Visit Siida Museum and Inari Village
    • Panorama Sauna with Outdoor Jacuzzi
    Not Included

    There is no sauna in the cabins.

    There is no portage included to your cabins - you use a sled to drag your bags to your cabin.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive to Ivalo and transfer to the Aurora Village

    Fly to Ivalo and transfer to Aurora Village. Upon arrival, 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.

    Meals
    1 Dinner

    Day 2 - Reindeer Feeding, sledding and Aurora Tour

    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.

    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.

    Dinner at the hotel.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 3 - Husky Safari and Snow Shoeing

    After breakfast, your husky musher will pick you up and take you to a family owned husky farm nearby. You will be given instructions on how to control the sleds, which you will ride in pairs. One sitting in the sleigh and the other one mushing. At the half point, you’ll be served hot drinks and you may swap places before heading back.

    After lunch, return outdoors, putting on a pair of snowshoes and following the guide on the wintry forest paths. If you are lucky you might observe some animal tracks in the forest and maybe even see some arctic animals. This activity fits perfectly for those who are willing to explore the nearby nature by using their own muscle power. Snowshoeing might look easy but it's actually a great exercise!

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 4 - Snowmobile Safari

    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.

    Dinner at the restaurant.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 5 - Departure day

    After breakfast, independent transfer back to Ivalo Airport.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    Double/Twin share price is per person. Family triple and quad share are when 2 adults are sharing with 2 children age 12-14.
    Please note 19-27 Dec 2024, price and availability is listed under our tour
    'Christmas in Aurora Village'

    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 Nov 2024
    30 Nov 2024
    1 Nov 2024
    30 Nov 2024
    USD 2,794
    On request
    Standard
    1 Nov 2024
    30 Nov 2024
    1 Nov 2024
    30 Nov 2024
    USD 594
    On request
    Extra for Single
    1 Nov 2024
    30 Nov 2024
    1 Nov 2024
    30 Nov 2024
    USD 7,601
    On request
    Family Triple Total
    1 Nov 2024
    30 Nov 2024
    1 Nov 2024
    30 Nov 2024
    USD 9,612
    On request
    Family Quad Total
    1 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    1 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    USD 2,794
    On request
    Standard
    1 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    1 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    USD 594
    On request
    Extra for Single
    1 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    1 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    USD 7,601
    On request
    Family Triple Total
    1 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    1 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    USD 9,612
    On request
    Family Quad Total
    2 Jan 2025
    6 Jan 2025
    2 Jan 2025
    6 Jan 2025
    USD 3,494
    Fully booked
    Standard
    2 Jan 2025
    6 Jan 2025
    2 Jan 2025
    6 Jan 2025
    USD 595
    On request
    Extra for Single
    2 Jan 2025
    6 Jan 2025
    2 Jan 2025
    6 Jan 2025
    USD 9,195
    Limited availability
    Family Triple Total
    2 Jan 2025
    6 Jan 2025
    2 Jan 2025
    6 Jan 2025
    USD 11,402
    Limited availability
    Family Quad Total
    7 Jan 2025
    31 Mar 2025
    7 Jan 2025
    31 Mar 2025
    USD 3,074
    On request
    Standard
    7 Jan 2025
    31 Mar 2025
    7 Jan 2025
    31 Mar 2025
    USD 615
    Limited availability
    Extra for Single
    7 Jan 2025
    31 Mar 2025
    7 Jan 2025
    31 Mar 2025
    USD 8,360
    Limited availability
    Family Triple Total
    7 Jan 2025
    31 Mar 2025
    7 Jan 2025
    31 Mar 2025
    USD 10,573
    Limited availability
    Family Quad Total

    Important Information

    Note: the program is indicative and the order of the activities may change. The final program will be given to you at Aurora Village on arrival day. Optional activites include ice-karting, ice-fishing, visit to Inari Village and Siida Museum and Wellness packages.

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

    SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL:

    Your glass igloo hosts in Ivalo 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.

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