Finland: Finland - Aurora Short Break in Muotka
Discover the Aurora in an idyllic fell location
From the moment you arrive at the Muotka Wilderness Lodge on your Aurora Short Break you’ll be charmed by its remote location, thrilled by its friendly approach and raring to try out the fabulous wintry activities on offer here.
Enjoying a pristine wilderness setting in North East Lapland, Muotka offers great adventures in a beautiful fell area, deep in the Taiga Forest. This is the land of bears, wolverines and wild reindeer and, if you look skywards, you may well see some of the resident Golden Eagles.
Aurora hunting here is pure joy. This is a prime viewing location so you won’t have to travel very far for the best light spotting opportunities. In fact, the local fell is the place you will head each night in search of the mystical light show.
Daytimes in Muotka are action-packed affairs. You’ll adore the snowmobiling, be charmed by the enthusiasm of the sled dogs and love the sheer simplicity of the gentle reindeer sleigh ride. During your break you’ll also discover a great deal about the superbly friendly Sami people and their fascinating way of life.
Indeed, if you want a mini break in search of the Northern Lights, this Aurora Short Break is an absolute must!
Day 1 - Arrival
Arriving in Lapland on your Aurora Short Break, you will transfer to your accommodation where you will be served a welcome dinner and given an itinerary for your forthcoming break. Without wasting a precious minute, you will then set out on your first adventure in search of the Aurora.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - Snowmobiling, Reindeer and the Aurora
There’s nothing like kicking off the day with a little excitement and that’s what you will be doing today on your Aurora Short Break. You’ll hop on a snowmobile for the journey over to the local reindeer farm where you’ll hear all about these fascinating creatures before enjoying a short reindeer sleigh ride. Back at base there’s some free time before dinner and then it’s off again to the fells in search of that mystical light display.
Please note: snowmobile drivers must have a full driving licence.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Huskies and Aurora
As something of a snowmobiling expert now, you’ll be delighted to be hopping back on your machine today and heading over to the Husky farm to meet these glorious creatures. Within no time you’ll be enjoying an hour long husky sled ride, cutting through the beautiful landscapes and breathing in the pure, clean air. A picnic lunch around a camp fire concludes your visit and then it’s back to base to prepare for dinner. On your final evening, you'll be taken to the beautiful fells once again, where you will set out on a snowshoe excursion to hunt for the Northern Lights.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Departure
Today you will transfer to the airport, at the end of your Aurora Short Break, for your flight home.Meals included:Breakfast
- Flights London to Ivalo via Helsinki
- Transfers to the Wilderness Lodge
- Activities and meals as per the itinerary
- Travel Insurance
- Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing
- Departures quoted are from London Gatwick (Thursday to Sunday)
- Other departure airports and days are available and a supplement may apply
- A supplement will apply for any stays between the 20/12/17 and 7/1/18