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The Northern Lights
The magical wonder that is the Northern Lights, many people spend years chasing them. The Arctic Circle in Lapland is one of the best places to possibly view them but don't forget there are no guarantees.
The Husky safari is a truly magical experience as you are whisked through the snow covered forests by your team of eager four legged friends. You're provided with specialist clothing, just as well as it can get very cold!
Lapland Winter Activities
Lapland is a breathtaking, fairytale setting with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained from saunas and hot tubs to husky sledding and a Traditional Lappish dinner with a plunge into an ice lake!
Enjoy a 3 course dinner in the nearby Ice restaurant, sat on an ice chair and an ice table. Enjoy a pre-drink at the ice bar and maybe a shot in an ice glass to warm you up. A truly unique experience!
“Untravelled Paths made everything so straightforward and being able to sleep in a glass Igloo under the Northern Lights was simply unforgettable - a truly magical experience!”
Ana MacCarrick - Guest
Go in search of the remarkable “Aurora Borealis”, more commonly known as the Northern Lights. Should you be fortunate enough to see them, then what better way to watch them dancing across the winter sky but from the warmth of your own bed? Sleeping in a Glass Igloo is a once in a lifetime experience, but there is plenty more on offer in this genuine, winter wonderland including husky sledding, traditional Lappish dinner which includes an ice lake plunge, hot tub, saunas, dinner in an ice restaurant and much more. Oh and don’t forget this is the home of Father Christmas who is available to visit throughout December and the beginning of January!
NEED TO KNOW
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Arrival in Rovaniemi followed by an airport transfer to the hotel reception where you can check in before being taken to your Glass Igloo. The rest of the day is free to explore, relax or partake in the various activities available. You can also use the hotel shuttle to visit the town of Rovaniemi or Santa Claus Village. As the sunsets, you will hopefully be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis.
This day is completely at your leisure to fill with as many activities and experiences as you wish. Once again in the evening, you will have another opportunity to see the Aurora Borealis.
Transfer back to Rovaniemi airport for your flight home
A selection of our accommodation, which is subject to availability, however alternatives are always of a similar price, grade and location.
A magical night in a glass igloo under the stars and the Aurora Borealis in a once in a lifetime experience which will stay with you for a lifetime. Based within the Arctic circle in Finland's Lapland it's impossible not be enchanted by this winter wonderland.
WHERE YOU'RE GOING
Lapland is a remote, relatively untouched territory located in the Arctic Circle that offers one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. It’s impossible not to be taken in by the natural beauty of the pristine blankets of snow that cover the pine forests and frozen lakes. The temperatures in peak winter can reach very frosty temperatures—some way below zero—so it’s best to wrap up warm and keep yourself busy. Fortunately, there is plenty to keep you occupied whether you’re wanting to get active or simply relax.
"Naturally everyone wants to see the Northern Lights but there are no guarantees. Lapland is well worth visiting regardless which is worth remembering if you aren't lucky enough to see them."
James Chisnall - Untravelled Paths
Be sure to check the weather forecast before you travel as, unsurprisingly it can get very cold in the arctic circle, it was -32 on our last visit! So proper winter gear is likely to be required.
Aurora Borealis App
There are various apps which monitor the Aurora Borealis. We provide the best for you, it is surprisingly accurate so it will let you know in advance if the lights are going to appear.
Try Avoid the Full Moon
Clear, dark skies are the perfect conditions for the Northern Lights to appear, so avoid full moons if possible. The full moon won't restrict you seeing the lights, but it won't be as clear.
Scandinavia is expensive and Finland is no exception. It's best to acknowledge this and avoid comparing the value of everything to what you'd receive back home.
As a tour operator we are not able to offer inclusive flights as part of our experiences however we are more than happy to help you find the most appropriate incoming and outgoing flights for you. All the listed airports fly directly in and out of Bucharest with multiple different airlines to choose from. We highly recommend using Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights.
In order to be fully covered on your trip should anything happen, we suggest getting an insurance before you travel. We recommend True Traveller, designed especially for adventure travel, who will be able to tailor an insurance package based on your needs. You can find out more here.
Our prices are based on people sharing, for solo travellers who would prefer a private room the price per person will include a solo occupancy fee.
If you wish we can also organise extra nights at either end of your trip for you.
Book your trip in a few easy steps.
Once you’ve chosen the dates you’d like to travel on using our availability calendar all you need to do is head over to the booking page and fill in the enquiry form.
BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS
We will get back to you answering any questions you might have and confirming availability. If all is good, we can hold the places for you for 48 hours while you book your flights. Please note that this stage does not represent a guarantee of the booking.
Once you have made your necessary arrangements, we will send you a booking form you will need to fill in with your details and any other relevant information.
PAY FOR YOUR TRIP
As you fill in the booking form, you will also be asked to make the payment through a secure link; if you are travelling in less than 8 weeks, the payment will be paid in full, otherwise only a 35% deposit will be taken.
Shortly after you pay, you will receive a confirmation invoice, followed by a personalised itinerary and digital booklet. All you need to do now is write the dates in your diary, prepare your packing list and look forward to your next adventure!
Please note deposit is non-refundable. The balance will only be refundable if you cancel with more than 8 weeks in advance. More information about the cancellation policy can be found in our Terms & Conditions. We highly suggest getting insurance before you travel to avoid any problems. Our personal recommendation is using True Traveller.