Tour Details

Nights

7 nights

Equipment

Thermal suits and boots

Price

From £1049

Accommodation

Davvi Arctic Lodge, Arctic Star Hotel

Transport

Return flights and transfers

Equipment

Thermal suits and boots

Our week long Northern Lights trip is ideal for true Aurora hunters. You will be located in Karesuando a remote village 160 miles north of the Arctic Circle, far away from the commercialism of mass-market winter resorts. Our guides will lead you to night time vantage points, offering optimum chances for witnessing the fabled Northern Lights. You will also have the opportunity to mush your own team of huskies and visit the nearby village of Hetta, home to the Sami museum which provides a fascinating insight into Sami culture.

What's Included

  • Your accommodation (full-board)
  • Return flights (and airport transfers)
  • Thermal suit and boots
  • Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
  • Northern Lights Forest Trek
  • Call of the Wild Husky Safari
  • Reindeer Camp
  • Snowshoe Introduction
  • Sami Museum
  • Knife Factory

What we love

  • Skimming through a snowy forest on a sled pulled by a team of eager huskies
  • Traversing the Arctic landscape using the age old method of snow shoes
  • The small Sami museum gives a fascinating glimpse into the Sami way of life which has survived for 5000 years and is still evident in this part of the world.

Departing From

Newcastle, London Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Bournemouth, Humberside, East Midlands, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Doncaster

Suitable For

Singles, Couples, Groups

Included Activities

Your Aurora Hunter adventure starts by entering the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’, as Kiruna in Sweden is known. Once you have arrived, relax in comfort as you make the 2 hour transfer to Karesuando, enjoying the magnificent views of fells and frozen lakes as you go. Now, on arriving at your hotel the real aim of your trip begins – to catch the elusive Aurora Borealis!

During your stay you will have the chance to go in search of the lights in many ways. Drive out into the night on your own snowmobile, crossing a frozen lake to reach areas of little light pollution. Enjoy a guided forest trek to a wilderness viewpoint, where you can hope to see the Northern Lights dance above the village. You can even relax in your hotel until they decide to appear, taking just a few steps outside to enjoy the view.

Your stay includes the following excursions, giving you the opportunity to enjoy all that the land of the Northern Lights has to offer. If you wish for even more from your time north of the circle, we can even organise an overnight stay in Tromso, the capital of the Arctic or perhaps a night under the stars in your very own igloo. See the optional excursions page for more information.

Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari

Duration: 2 hours

An evening excursion when, with the night sky overhead, you head out through the wilderness to a vantage point in the hope of seeing the fabled and magical Northern Lights. Two adults share a snowmobile.

Northern Lights Forest Trek

Duration: 1 hour

You will be guided on a walk through the forest to a spectacular viewpoint, overlooking the border-village of Karesuando. From here, you may be lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights dancing above the village.

Call of the Wild Husky Safari

Duration: 1.5 hours

An unforgettable adventure into the wilderness, pulled by your own team of beautiful huskies. Two adults share a sled and dog team.

Reindeer Camp

Duration: 2.5 hours

Learn about herding and lassoing reindeer from reindeer farmers. Then venture into the wilderness on a reindeer sleigh safari.

Snowshoe Introduction

Duration:

This guided snowshoe tour is a fun and simple introduction to an age-old means of traversing the Arctic winter terrain.

Sámi Museum

Duration:

This guided snowshoe tour is a fun and simple introduction to an age-old means of traversing the Arctic winter terrain.

Knife Factory

Duration: Minimum 1 hour

Situated on the Swedish side of Karesuando, the trip includes a brief tour of this traditional knife factory and an opportunity to see the importance of knives in everyday Sámi life.


Accommodation


Optional Excursions & Extras

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Igloos and IceBars be guaranteed

No. Igloos and IceBars are reliant on a prolonged period of very specific weather conditions for the manufacture of the snow and the harvesting of the ice from the local river. Whilst we endeavour to create them each year, we are reliant on the appropriate weather conditions which can not be guaranteed.

I have a dietary requirement: can this be catered for?

It is recommended that passengers with special requests including nut-free, gluten-free, vegan, diabetic etc. carry supplies of foodstuffs. For any dietary requirements, you must advise us at the time of booking and we will pass this request on to the relevant supplier who will endeavour to fulfil your requirements. However, this cannot be guaranteed.

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* Please note: All snowmobile activities carry a €980.00 damage deposit which is payable locally. The driver of the snowmobile must be at least 18 years old and be in possession of a valid driving licence.