Tour Details

Nights

3 or 4 nights

Equipment

Thermal suit and boots

Price

From £799

Accommodation

Davvi Arctic Lodge, Davvi Arctic Star

Transport

Exclusive direct flights from 14 UK airports

Equipment

Thermal suit and boots

Curious spectators have long since been captivated by the Northern Lights, and it’s not hard to see why. The shifting swirls of the Aurora envelop you in their majesty as they illuminate the Arctic skies, performing beguiling dances of colour: twists and turns, bends and bows. Rolling. Spinning. Dancing.  

But the playful Aurora isn’t always flamboyant: it’s elusive. You’ll have to find it.

Fortunately, we at Transun know where to go. Lapland specialists with almost four decades of experience behind us, we know a thing or two about searching for the Aurora Borealis – that’s why all of our holidays are based in uncommercial, True Lapland locations, where city light pollution doesn’t impair the intensity of the Northern Lights. Moreover, all of our holiday locations are based along the Official Northern Lights Route, a 600km route weaving through Lapland, recognised by the governments of Finland, Sweden and Norway as offering the best viewings of the Aurora. 

Our 3 or 4-night breaks in True Lapland are a perfect winter holiday for those looking to catch a display of the Northern Lights, and also experience a host of once-in-a-lifetime Arctic activities: mush a team of huskies across the Arctic tundra, drive a snowmobile down a frozen river, and ride a reindeer sleigh through the snow-capped forest. Why not stay a night in an igloo, too?

For a longer stay, you may like to consider our 7-night Aurora Hunter holiday. 

What's included

  • Full-board hotel or cabin accommodation
  • Return flights with hold luggage
  • Airport transfers
  • Loan of thermal snow suits and boots
  • Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
  • Reindeer Camp
  • Call of the Wild Husky Safari
  • Northern Lights Forest Trek
  • Snowshoe Intro (4-nights only)

What we love

  • Seeing the Northern Lights blaze over the Arctic night sky
  • Zipping down a frozen river on night time snowmobile safari
  • Playing in the deep, deep snow! We're just big kids really...

Departing From

Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, Exeter, Humberside, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich

Suitable For

Couples, Singles, Groups

Included Activities

Our Northern Lights holidays are arranged so that you can make the most of your time in Lapland and enjoy the extraordinary experiences offered in this very special corner of the world.

Your holiday begins with a morning flight to Enontekio Airport from one of 14 UK airports, on our direct charter flight, exclusive to Transun. Enontekio is a very small airport and yours is likely to be the only flight that day. From there, you make the one-hour transfer to Karesuando, a remote border village that straddles Swedish and Finnish Lapland. Located some 300km inside the Arctic Circle, Karesuando is located perfectly on the Northern Lights Route and offers the choice of two hotels: the Davvi Arctic Star in Swedish Karesuando, or the more rustic Davvi Arctic Lodge, in Finnish Karesuando. Your included accommodation is on a full-board basis. We also provide you with thermal snow suits and boots for the duration of your stay, so you are well equipped for Lapland’s Arctic temperatures.

Although the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and can never be guaranteed, you’ll still have an amazing holiday thanks to the host of once-in-a-lifetime excursions which are included in this holiday. A full itinerary is given on arrival so it can be best organised around weather conditions and Northern Lights predictions, and will include the following:

Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari

Duration: 2 hours

An evening excursion when, with the crisp Arctic sky overhead, you head to a vantage point in the wilderness with the hope of seeing the fabled Northern Lights. Two adults share a snowmobile*.

Northern Lights Forest Trek

Duration: 1 hour

A guided 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

Mush a team of excited huskies through spectacular Lapland scenery - they're eager for the off! Two adults share a sled and dog team.

Reindeer Camp

Duration: 2 hours

Learn about the importance of reindeer to the people of Lapland on a visit to a traditional kota and herding corral. Then, enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride - a time-old mode of transport in these parts!

Snowshoe Introduction

Duration: 2 hours

This guided snowshoe tour serves as a simple introduction to a fun way of traversing the snowy terrain. (Only available on 4-night holidays).


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the day-to-day itinerary of the holiday?

A full itinerary of what happens on each day is given on arrival in Lapland. Itineraries are not circulated beforehand since there are often many changes. Activities and excursions are planned around expected weather conditions and Northern Lights predictions to give the best chance of seeing the Aurora or minimizing disruption caused by weather. Our activities and excursions operate in 'True Lapland' and are susceptible to adverse weather conditions such as snow drifts and storms, so it may be necessary to reschedule some arrangements at short notice.

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.

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 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 does not accept 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.