Rovaniemi - Aurora Adventure at Apukka
3 night breaks to Apukka Northern Lights Resort
Just 15-minutes from Rovaniemi, Finland but far from the city lights, the Apukka Resort offers a true Arctic adventure filled with bucket list experiences. Over 3 nights, you’ll search for the Aurora in unforgettable ways, such as a ride on the innovative Snowtrain. Dog sledding is also included to complete your stay!
ALL THE EXPERIENCES AND SERVICES LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE:
Flights: return from London to Rovaniemi (either direct or via Helsinki depending on departure date). Regional and non-UK departures available on request (flight routes are subject to change)
Transfers: return airport transfers
Accommodation: 3 nights in 1-bedroom Apukka Apartment or 1 bedroom Apukka Holiday Home. Apukka Aurora Cabin upgrades available for the duration of your stay at an extra charge. One complimentary night in an Ice Cabin (subject to availability and must be booked in advance)
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
The following activities and equipment are included: husky safari, Aurora hunt on the Snowtrain, night safari by reindeer-pulled sleigh (the order of activities is subject to change)
Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
Arrival and Welcome
On arrival at Rovaniemi, our transfer vehicle will be waiting to take you on the 15-minute drive to Apukka. It’s a short journey but one that gets you into Apukka’s wilderness and in Aurora hunting territory.
You’ll check into your accommodation before enjoying a 3-course dinner buffet in the restaurant. You’ll also be given your warm winter clothes to use for the duration of your trip.
Depending on your flight times, you may want to start searching for the Northern Lights as soon as you arrive.
Included Meals: Dinner
Husky Safari and Aurora Hunt on the Snowtrain
After breakfast, you’ll get to test your skills as a musher as your new canine chums pull the sled along a 7-10km trail across frozen lakes and through the snowy forests. The tour lasts approximately two hours with one hour on the sled and plenty of time to pet and take photos with the dogs.
After dinner, you’ll head out into the night for a unique way to try and see the Northern Lights – in a cosy Snowtrain carriage pulled along by our guide’s snowmobile. You’ll head into the dark, still and silent wilderness until you reach camp.
Camp is a traditional Lappish “Kota”, essentially a wilderness hut with a blazing fire, ideal for cooking sausages and preparing warm drinks. It also provides the opportunity for your Aurora expert to help you with your camera settings in preparation for what will hopefully be an amazing celestial light show. The Snowtrain tour lasts approximately three hours.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Free Day and Aurora Hunt by Car
Fill up on breakfast then it’s up to you how you want to spend the daylight hours before the Aurora hunting begins again.
As night falls, it’s time to head out for another evening in search of the Aurora. Tonight, you will travel by car, which gives you the opportunity to outrun any cloud cover and head further afield in search of the Northern Lights. Your knowledgeable guide will lead the way, using their expertise to pick the best route and location to maximise your chances of spotting the Aurora.
Prior to heading out, you’ll enjoy a short presentation on the science and myths behind the Northern Lights. If you have your own camera, your guide will also explain the best camera settings for you to use, should the lights make an appearance. You will be out for approximately three hours in total tonight.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast, it’s time for your Finnish wonderland escape to come to an end as we transfer you to the airport and you take your memories home. If you have an early flight time, we’ll box up breakfast to take with you.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Apukka Aurora Borealis Resort
Close to Lapland’s capital Rovaniemi but in its own wilderness setting, the Apukka Aurora Borealis Resort is your comfortable haven in the Arctic.
With Scandi-style décor, the resort offers modern and stylish Apartments and Holidays Homes as well as the chance to have a special night in an Aurora Cabin and Ice Cabin.
The staff at the resort’s reception area will welcome you in and provide you with all the information you need for your Arctic escape
Fuel up on breakfast in the main restaurant and café area, just a short walk from your cabin before your day of adventure begins. Once you’re ready to come back inside, you can dine in Lappish style to really make your stay here complete
Make sure you take some of your trip home with you and visit the Apukka souvenir shop which is full of authentic Finnish and Lappish treasures
After a day out in the winter wonderland, these relaxing apartments are the perfect place to shake the snow off your shoes and unwind. There is a bedroom with twin beds and a fold out sofabed for one person.
One bedroom apartments sleep three people (two in twin beds and one on a convertible sofa)
Dining and kitchen facilities equipped with kettle, microwave oven, electric stove and fridge
Flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi
Some apartments have lakeside views
Apukka Holiday Home
These comfortable holiday homes are a great option for those who want to make their stay feel a bit more like home. You have your own private entrance into your welcoming accommodation which is equipped with flat-screen TV and WiFi so you can relax after your adventures out in the Arctic.
One bedroom holiday homes sleep four people (two in the bedroom and two on a convertible sofa)
Dining and kitchen facilities with kettle, oven, fridge and electric stove
Flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi
Apukka Aurora Cabin
Close to Lapland’s capital Rovaniemi but far removed from city life, the Apukka Aurora Borealis Resort is your comfortable haven in the Arctic.
Staying in an Aurora Cabin, this cosy retreat with a heated glass roof gives you the opportunity to see the Arctic sky at all times and hopefully, the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own bed.
After a day in Finland’s incredible landscape, you’ll be able to relax in your own private cabin while still keeping an eye on the night sky.
DOUBLE ROOM WITH CONVERTIBLE SOFA
SLEEPS 2+2 PERSONS: There are 25 Aurora Cabins on site equipped with double bed, convertible sofa and cosy bedding to ensure you stay toasty all night. Everything is in one place with your own private ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet, minibar and complimentary WiFi. Make sure you download the Aurora app so you’ll know if you can expect the amazing light show to be dancing above.
Aurora 360 Cabin
Situated just a short drive from Rovaniemi but set in wilderness surroundings away from light pollution, the Apukka Resort is an ideal location for both Arctic and Aurora adventures.
Immerse yourself in the natural surroundings when you stay in an Aurora 360 Cabin. The design is based on a ‘Komsio’ which means a traditional Sámi cradle, and this boutique hut certainly makes you feel comfortable and cosy.
The accommodation covers two levels, with the top tier being of particular interest for Northern Lights enthusiasts. Here, you can lay in bed with a 360o view of the Arctic sky, and if conditions are favourable, you’ll see the Aurora Borealis above as you stay tucked up.
DOUBLE ROOM WITH CONVERTIBLE SOFA
SLEEPS 2 + 2 PERSONS: This self-contained accommodation comes equipped with a private bathroom with shower and toilet, and an electric fireplace – perfect after a day exploring the snowy surroundings.
Apukka Ice Cabins
Really put the icing on your winter escape with a night in an Ice Cabin. It’s hard to believe you’ll have a cosy night in a building made of 100% pure ice but, with thermal sleeping bags and a structural design that keeps the interior between 0 and -5 degrees no matter what the temperature is outside, you’ll be nice and warm in this incredible cabin. Apukka is a centre for ice building, so make the most of your stay here and enjoy a truly unforgettable night.
Capacity for two people - double bed with two single sleeping bags
All bedding provided to keep you nice and toasty through the night
Luggage storage available
Overnight in an Aurora Wagon
Take your escape in the Arctic wilderness even further as we drive you and your Aurora Wagon to a private spot of your choice for the night. Choose from the huge area of natural wilderness to get even better views of the night sky. You can even park on the frozen lake for uninterrupted 360° views of the Arctic sky. All cabins are equipped with panorama window to give you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights.
Dates & Prices
This is a 3 night itinerary running between December and March.
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Reservations: 0161 298 7477
If outside 14 weeks of departure this holiday can be booked by paying a deposit of £400 per person. If within 14 weeks before the full balance is due.
Call 0161 298 7477 to book.
This holiday is fully ATOL protected. Dream of Lapland is part of Hays Travel and our bookings are fully ABTA protected.