Lapland land is renowned for its unusual quirky glass accommodation and on this trip you'll get to stay in both a glass igloo and a glass box hotel offering the possibility of a truly magical night under the Northern Lights.
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!
Unless you are from the region the Lapland environment will certainly feel like a long way from home but it's an enchanting, beautiful unique landscape that's so tranquil and that little bit mysterious.
The magical wonder that is the Aurora Borealis (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.
“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 and Glass Box rooms are genuinely once in a lifetime experiences not to be forgotten but there is plenty more on offer in this genuine winter wonderland, from husky sledding, traditional Lappish dinners including the ice lake plunge, hot tub, saunas, dinner in an ice restaurant and much more. You'll also get to learn about the culture of the indigenous Sami people in Northern Finland, have the opportunity to attend a wild food cooking workshop and for the more active, ski in Finland's premier ski resort in Levi. Those in the festive spirit can even visit Father Christmas who is available to visit throughout December and the beginning of January!
NEED TO KNOW
|GROUP SIZE||8 people|
|FLIGHTS||For more information on flights from the UK please refer to the Trip Details section.|
|VISA||UK, EU & US not required|
Arrival in Rovaniemi where you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel touching distance from the centre of the city. If you've not booked any activities you'll have the chance to relax and rejuvenate after your flight.
Transfer through Lapland's winter wilderness before arriving at your Glass Box Hotel spread throughout the beautiful conifer trees of the forest, a truly magical setting. Once you've got yourself settled, take the opportunity to relax or get involved in the local winter activities. Finally, enjoy dinner by the fire in the fabulous hotel restaurant before heading back to your Glass Box room to lie under the stars and maybe the northern lights.
A day at your leisure, but there is plenty to do. Take the hotel shuttle into the nearby town of Levi where you can explore. For those who are more active, it is home to Finnish premier ski resort with pistes to suit all levels of expertise.
Transfer through the beautiful winter setting to your Aurora Glass Igloo. Once you have checked in you will have the rest of the day free to explore, relax or partake in the various activities available. As the sun sets, you will hopefully be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis.
Transfer back to Rovaniemi airport for your departure flight home or on to your next destination.
A selection of our accommodation, which is subject to availability, however alternatives are always of a similar price, grade and location.
Situated in the rural lappish countryside you'll finish your adventure with a night in a one of the country's famous Glass Igloos.
Typical Accommodation: Glass Igloo Hotel
Your luxury glass box room is your base for 2 nights near one of Finland's premier ski resorts which offers skiing and many other exhilarating activities.
Typical Accommodation: The Northern Lights Ranch
Located within touching distance of Rovaniemi city centre but remote enough to be able to enjoy the lights should they appear.
Typical Accommodation: Hotel Metsähirvas or similar
WHERE YOU'RE GOING
Lapland is a remote, relatively untouched territory located in the Arctic Circle and 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 Rovaniemi 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.