Finland: Saariselka Northern Lights Adventure Holiday
A unique Aurora activity break in Lapland
Taking you to snow-dappled fells amongst the heady heights of Scandinavia, the Saariselka Northern Lights Adventure Holiday is ideal for those looking for a winter break with a difference. Each day is filled with exciting activities, from cross-country skiing and exhilarating rides through the pure white landscapes on a snowmobile, to jaunts across the snow on a husky safari. You will also have the opportunity to witness the area’s natural aspects and wildlife during a day at leisure, where you will be free to explore this wonderful location at your own pace. Finland is the perfect location for those who long to see the mesmerising hues of the Aurora Borealis, and a Saariselka Northern Lights break allows you to go in search of this fascinating phenomenon in the most promising of conditions. The months between September and March are often the best time to witness the Aurora. Far from the glaring lights of the city, the clear night skies provide a welcoming canvas above Saariselka for the Northern Lights to appear.
You will have access to relaxing spa and sauna facilities during your stay and can sample local Lappish cuisine in the elegant surroundings of the hotel restaurants. With everything you could ask for from a winter activity break in Finland, a Saariselka Northern Lights holiday promises to be the kind of getaway you will never forget.
Please note: the activities and schedule are subject to change.
Day 1 - Arrive in Finland
After flying into Finland, you will be taken by private transfer to the resort in Saariselka. Familiarise yourself with the hotel and prepare for your Saariselka Northern Lights adventure holiday.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - At Leisure
Today you have a free day to explore the area as you please. Perhaps you would like to capture the landscapes of Saariselka or even photograph the Northern Lights, should they appear. Alternatively, try out some of the optional (chargeable) activities or set out on a fascinating trek through this Finnish winter wonderland.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Husky Safari and Aurora Adventure
During a Saariselka Northern Lights adventure break you will experience an in-depth guide to husky sledding. After instruction from an experienced handler, take to the snow-topped landscapes and ride in pairs, taking turns to guide the huskies across the scenic terrains. Enjoy learning more about the dogs during a talk from the head musher.
Later, you'll head out to a remote igloo site in search of the Northern Lights. Your guide will build a roaring log fire where you can warm up and enjoy hot snacks whilst you wait to see if the skies will be kind tonight.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Snowmobile to the Reindeer Farm
You'll travel to a local reindeer farm via snowmobile today on your Saariselka Northern Lights adventure holiday. Your Sami host will tell you all about the creatures and how important they are to the local people. You'll learn how to throw a Lappish lasso and how to drive the reindeer.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Snowmobile Wilderness Safari
After a free morning, which you can use to see the delights of Saariselka, you will embark on a snowmobile ride. Absorb the sensational scenery and stop for a warming drink by an open fire in the afternoon.
Please note: Snowmobile drivers need a full driving licence.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Cross Country Skiing
After being provided with the necessary skiing equipment, you will be guided through the tracks amongst stunning vistas. Following your accompanied tour, you can continue independently until the late afternoon as, during a Saariselka Northern Lights adventure holiday, the equipment is yours to use until 5pm.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Northern Lights by Reindeer
The highlight of the last full day of your Saariselka Northern Lights adventure holiday is a trip into the wilderness, by snowmobile, seeking out the Northern Lights. The peace and tranquility of the night combined with the majesty of the Aurora Borealis will provide you with lasting memories of your truly magical adventure.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - Return Home
After a week of sensational activities, transfer to the airport for your return flight home, brimming with tales about your Saariselka Northern Lights winter holiday.Meals included:Breakfast
- Flights from London via Helsinki to Ivalo.
- Return transfers to and from the airport.
- Half board.
- Activities as per the itinerary.
- Travel Insurance.