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

    Get ready for a Northern Lights and Autumn 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 horse riding, hiking and husky safaris, activities like foraging in the forest, exploring the lake and campfires keep the days full. In the evening, as well as doing a Northern Lights Search by car, sit back with other guests in the cozy Kota restaurant and share the day's tales.

    Read a testimonial of this resort from February 2023.

    Day 1
    Arrive to Ivalo and transfer to the Aurora Village
    Day 2
    Visit the Lapp Museum, Sami Siida and then Northern Lights hunting by car
    Day 3
    Meet the huskies, riding a summer wagon pulled by them before horse riding through the Finnish forests
    Day 4
    Hiking in Urho Kekkonen National Park and then relaxing in the private sauna
    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 porterage included
    Code
    50DN1205

    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

    Local transfers from airport

    Included
    • 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 overalls and balaclava)
    • Aurora Alert via on-site automated sky camera
    • Free access to Kota (outdoor tent) and Laavu campfire sites
    • Evening Aurora Tour - Aurora hunting by car
    • Cultural visit to the Siida Museum
    • Horseback trail riding in the wilderness
    • Hiking in the UKK-National park
    • Husky Safari in Lappish Nature by wagon
    • Private Sauna Visit
    • All taxes (VAT)
    Not Included

    Flights, meals other than specified, items of personal nature, beverages, and additional activities.

    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 - Visit the Lapp Museum, Sami Siida and then Northern Lights hunting by car

    After breakfast, join your guide for a cultural day. Drive along the beautiful landscapes formed by several small lakes and the great Lake Inari. Your guide will tell you stories about Lapland as you approach the Lapp museum Siida where you’ll see a DVD of the Northern Lights. The guide will walk with you through the museum and will be there for you in case of questions. You can have also your own time in the museum of many international awards. The museum displays the original way of living of Sámi people and the Lappish wilderness with its eight seasons of the year. This is an exciting morning to see and hear about the Lappish way of living.

    Return for lunch and free time before your evening 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.

    A hot drink and snack is included. You can get access to the photographs taken during the trip.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 3 - Meet the huskies, riding a summer wagon pulled by them before horse riding through the Finnish forests

    This morning, meet your husky musher at the reception and then be taken to the husky farm nearby. You will get to greet the dogs and you’ll get to know details of the life of Alaskan Husky dogs. A team of huskies will take you on a 20-minute ride on a customized summer wagon. You’ll be served coffee in a traditional wooden Kota-building at the husky farm.

    After lunch, you will then be horse riding through the forest. Ride the Finnish horses in the wilderness of Lapland, venture on exciting trails, getting close to nature and a taste of our northern way of life. Suitable for beginners and can be modified.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 4 - Hiking in Urho Kekkonen National Park and then relaxing in the private sauna

    This morning, drive to Saariselkä by minibus. Together with a guide, hike up to the fell region of Urho Kekkonen National Park. It is Finland’s second largest national park, comprising the fell regions of Saariselkä, as well as the forest regions of the northern sections of the municipalities of Savukoski and Salla. This area named Koilliskaira is one of the last wilderness regions of Western Europe. The task of the National Park is the preservation of the native forest, bog and fell countryside. Good outdoor clothes and sturdy footwear are recommended.

    Return to Aurora village and relax with a private sauna booking. Watch for Northern Lights from the jacuzzi or panoramic sauna. Perfect for your last night in Finland.

    Activities can be changed if needed.

    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.

    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    15 Sep 2024
    31 Oct 2024
    15 Sep 2024
    31 Oct 2024
    USD 2,081
    On request
    Standard
    15 Sep 2024
    31 Oct 2024
    15 Sep 2024
    31 Oct 2024
    USD 521
    On request
    Extra for Single

    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.

    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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