Tour Details

Nights

3 or 4 nights

Equipment

Thermal suit and boots

Price

From £799

Accommodation

Davvi Arctic Lodge, Davvi Arctic Star

Transport

Return flights and transfers

Equipment

Thermal suit and boots

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.

What's included

  • Full-board hotel accommodation
  • Return flights with 18kg luggage
  • Airport transfers
  • Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
  • Reindeer Camp
  • Call of the Wild Husky Safari
  • Northern Lights Forest Trek
  • Snowshoe Introduction (4 Night stay only)
  • Loan of thermal suits and boots
  • Government Air Passenger Duty

What we love

  • Enjoying the scenery from a wilderness viewpoint on your guided forest walk
  • Zipping down a frozen river by snowmobile
  • A sighting of the Northern Lights from a vantage point overlooking the Arctic tundra

Departing From

Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Doncaster, East Midlands, Exeter, Humberside, Isle of Man, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich

Suitable For

Couples, Groups, Singles

Included Activities

Your Northern Lights break begins with a flight to Enontekiö in Finland. From this airport, you make the 1-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

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 hour

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 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.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this tour suitable for children?

Due to the extreme weather conditions in Lapland, we generally don’t recommend this tour for children under the age of twelve since a great deal of time will be spent outdoors in Arctic conditions. A full driving licence is required for the snowmobiles, so children may not be able to participate in this activity.

What is the deposit?

To confirm the holiday, the deposit is £200 per person. The final balance is due ten weeks before departure, though these terms may differ if you have booked through a travel agent.

What currency should I take?

The currency in Finland is the Euro; the currency in Sweden is the Krona. Many hotels and establishments in the Nordic countries will not accept cash and only accept card payments (the Davvi Arctic Star hotel only accepts card payments, not cash). All Transun optional excursions are advertised in Sterling; credit and debit cards are accepted as payment for excursions booked in resort.

Will I see the Northern Lights?

The Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon and so can never be guaranteed. However, our resorts are often located on the official Northern Lights Route, as designated by the governments of Sweden, Norway and Finland, because of the propensity and intensity of Northern Lights sightings – so chances of seeing them here are amongst the best in the world!

Can anyone drive a snowmobile?

Driving a snowmobile in Finland is like driving a car, and similar laws apply. A full valid driving licence is required - please ensure you bring this with you as it must be presented in resort. Normal traffic laws apply on snowmobile routes. A damage waiver must be signed before commencing the activity. Credit card verification is taken and a €980 excess is payable for any damage, irrespective of severity, prior to leaving resort. The guide’s safety instructions must be followed, and safety helmets must be worn at all times.

Can I add on additional excursions and activities when in Lapland?

If you wanted to make your holiday extra special, it is possible to add on additional activities to your tour after arriving in Lapland. However, availability of activities and excursions is limited and so we recommend that you book your place before you travel to guarantee your place. Some of the most popular excursions added to the Northern Lights tour are the igloo, ice fishing, and the Ice Hotel visit, and these are likely to sell out first. Please note that glass igloos must be booked at least 3 days prior to departure.

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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.