You’ll never forget watching the fabled and elusive northern lights shimmering in the star-studded Arctic sky. On our Arctic expedition tours, our guides will lead you on a trek through Arctic forests to a spectacular night time vantage point, where the setting for a possible encounter with nature’s most spectacular light show is second to none. Based in a cosy hotel or a traditional log cabin on Scandinavia’s official Northern Lights Route, conditions for seeing the Northern Lights will be at their very best because there is such little light pollution in the Arctic wilderness.
This short break in Lapland also includes a selection of exciting Arctic activities: ride snowmobiles along frozen rivers, travel by reindeer sleigh through the snow-filled tundra, and mush your very own team of husky dogs. And, after a fun-filled day in the snow, you can expect a warming welcome and sumptuous dinner at your cosy hotel or traditional log cabin of choice.
For longer stays you may like to view our seven-night Aurora Hunter tour.
- Call of the Wild Husky Safari
- Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
- Reindeer Camp
- Northern Lights Forest Trek
- Snowshoe Introduction (only on 4 night)
- Full-board accommodation
- Return flights and transfers
- Thermal suit and boots
What we love
- A sighting of the northern lights from a vantage point overlooking the tundra
- Racing across a frozen lake by snowmobile
- Exclusive talks from guest astronomer Dr Stuart Clarke on selected dates
Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Doncaster, East Midlands, Exeter, London Gatwick, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle
Groups, Couples, Singles
Your Northern Lights break begins with a flight to Kiruna in Sweden, the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’. From this airport, you make the 2 hour transfer to Karesuando a spectacular journey, travelling through the majestic forests and passing countless frozen lakes. The highlight of your break will be the two occasions when you set off beneath an Arctic night sky in the hope of encountering the fabled northern lights.
Your itinerary includes all the activities detailed above. We’ll organise the running order according to the local conditions while you’re there. We can also give you the chance to choose from our programme of optional excursions: perhaps spend a night in an igloo – a highlight of our Arctic Spirit programmes.
In addition to these exciting excursions Dr Stuart Clarke, award winning author and fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, will be giving a series of exclusive talks on the Aurora Borealis (selected dates only). To view applicable departures please visit the dates and prices tab.
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 (not included on two night breaks)
Duration: 1.5 hours
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.
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 (only included on four night breaks)
Duration: 2 hours
This guided snowshoe tour is a fun and simple introduction to an age-old means of traversing the Arctic winter terrain.
Optional Excursions & Extras
My wife's and my priority was to see the Northern Lights (which we did though not on the organised excursion to do so) but we also loved the idea of the inclusive trips, such as the sleigh ride (good),...Read More
My wife's and my priority was to see the Northern Lights (which we did though not on the organised excursion to do so) but we also loved the idea of the inclusive trips, such as the sleigh ride (good), dog sledding (awesome), snow-shoe trek (brilliant) and the snowmobiles (harder and bumpier than it looks). From the moment we arrived, we were looked after attentively by an international cast of employees, all of which were unfailingly helpful and polite. The food was plentiful if not a little basic, but very wholesome.The hotel rooms were plain, but warm and reasonably comfortable. The excursions were well organised by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable crew and the various transportation was always on time. The loaned snow-suits and boots did their job well, though we did look like a red and a blue team from a corporate team-building exercise. Great fun, awesome experiences, wonderful setting, good value for money and highly recommended. I have recommended it to all of my work colleagues and we will almost certainly return with other family members in the future.Read Less
- Trevor Elliott
We had a fabulous time staying at The Davvi Arctic Lodge in one of the cabins. All the staff at the Davvi were very helpful and cheery. The staff allocating snow suits and boots were so helpful and made...Read More
We had a fabulous time staying at The Davvi Arctic Lodge in one of the cabins. All the staff at the Davvi were very helpful and cheery. The staff allocating snow suits and boots were so helpful and made sure we were happy with the outfits, which were incredibly useful and good at keeping us warm and dry. The restaurant food was good and plentiful and the ambience in the restaurant was lovely. Our cabin was good and very cosy, so cosy we had to turn the heating off (the weather was mild -5 when we were there!). We loved the husky sledging - such fun with a wonderful chap who owns the huskies. The reindeer are beautiful and the night time sleigh ride through the forest was magical (just lacked the stars that night!) Visited the IceHotel, not our type of hotel, but very interesting to visit plus a lovely lunch in their restaurant before heading home. Definitely recommend this holiday (even though we only caught a glimpse of a green haze which I'm told was the Northern Lights). We'll just have to visit again!Read Less
- Lesley Bugden
We packed in a great deal of enjoyable activities and even though we didn't see the Northern Lights, it didn't seem to matter as everything else was so good. We will never forget the early morning howling...Read More
We packed in a great deal of enjoyable activities and even though we didn't see the Northern Lights, it didn't seem to matter as everything else was so good. We will never forget the early morning howling of the husky dogs as they eagerly waited to get going, pulling our sleds. All the guides were friendly and knowledgeable and helped to make it a really exciting experience of a lifetime.Read Less
- Yvonne Arntsen
Had one of the best holidays ever. Well organised, staff very helpful. Food excellent and plenty of it. The hotel and lodges are basic but very functional when you think that you are coming and going in...Read More
Had one of the best holidays ever. Well organised, staff very helpful. Food excellent and plenty of it. The hotel and lodges are basic but very functional when you think that you are coming and going in snowy gear. We had a ball.Read Less
- Melanie Foley
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. We have already recommended this to other family and friends. The hotel was warm and comfortable; staff friendly. Excursions were excellent; and we were lucky enough to...Read More
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. We have already recommended this to other family and friends. The hotel was warm and comfortable; staff friendly. Excursions were excellent; and we were lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights on a night when they weren't expected to appear!Read Less
- Janet Chapman
A holiday which was nothing like we had ever had before...and totally brilliant. We were probably lucky with the weather as it was quite mild (which meant snow) but it also cleared enough to see the Northern...Read More
A holiday which was nothing like we had ever had before...and totally brilliant. We were probably lucky with the weather as it was quite mild (which meant snow) but it also cleared enough to see the Northern Lights. We thought we would have some time on our hands but the whole break was packed, the planned excursions were filled in with a walk over the frozen river to Sweden (church, museum and hot chocolate), tobogganing down the hill and walks up the hill. The lodges were fantastic, comfy and very warm. We even splashed out on the hot tub (with chocs and sparkling wine). The planned excursions were very well organised and the staff were lovely. We shall never forget the huskies, the reindeer, snow-shoeing and, best of all, snowmobiling to go ice fishing (I didn't even catch anything but my wife did). Great holiday, not cheap, but such a great experience.Read Less
- Stephen Mottershead
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the photographs on the website genuine?
Many of the photographs on the website were taken during our 2016 and 2017 season. However, we have also included other photography for the purposes of illustration. We can not guarantee that the exact scenes will be replicated.
Are the itineraries in the brochure and online correct?
The itineraries shown within the brochure and online are for guidance only and subject to change. You may not do the activities in the order they appear within this brochure. For short break clients, we will endeavour to advise you of any major changes before you travel. However, this is not always possible and you will receive your full itinerary on arrival.