Aurora break at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge
3 night breaks at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge
The Arctic Circle Wilderness lodge sits just 20 minutes outside of Rovaniemi, Finland but in stunning wilderness surroundings. Your 3 nights will be in a traditional log cabin or stylish Panorama Hut after taking part in two dedicated Aurora hunts. Your days are free to tailor your time with the exceptional range of activities on offer.
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 Stella House log cabin. Upgrade to a Panorama Hut available for extra charge
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
The following activities and equipment are included: Northern Lights snowmobile-pulled sleigh ride, evening snowshoe hike in the Arctic Circle wilderness (the order of activities is subject to change)
Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
Arrival and Welcome
Upon arrival at Rovaniemi Airport, your transfer will be ready to take you on the short drive to your accommodation, so you can start your Arctic Circle getaway immediately.
Check into either your Panorama Huts or more traditional Finnish style cabins and settle in before your 3-course buffet style dinner.
Depending on your flight times, you may want to use your evening to begin your search for the Northern Lights. Click our ‘Personalise’ tab to find all the activities you can do, such as the incredible experience of a Northern Lights flight, taking you high above the clouds and hopefully, to a unique viewing position to see the Aurora. We’ll also provide you with warm winter clothes for the duration of your stay.
Please note that lunches are not included in your itinerary, however, you can choose to upgrade to full board prior to departure, or you can pre-order and pay locally, but you must do this upon arrival.
Included Meals: Dinner
Free Day and Northern Lights Sleigh Ride
After breakfast, you have a free day before your Northern Lights hunt begins. Click our ‘Personalise’ tab to fill your day with an amazing winter activity. Options include thrilling experiences such as dog sledding and snowmobiling.
After dinner, you’ll head out into the wilderness for your Northern Lights sleigh ride. You’ll ride through a beautiful wintery forest in your own comfortable sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. There are blankets to keep you warm as you admire the nature around you and hopefully see the Northern Lights in the sky above.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Free Day and Evening Snowshoe Hike
Once you’ve filled up on breakfast, the winter landscape is yours to explore.
After dinner and once the skies get darker, we’ll transfer you 20 minutes into the wilderness where it’s time to put on your snowshoes and head out on another Northern Lights hunt. There will be an open fire, drinks and snacks provided to keep you going on this unique Arctic hike.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Once you’ve had breakfast, it’s sadly time for you to take your Arctic memories back home as we transfer you to the airport. If you have an early flight, we’ll box up breakfast to take with you.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge
Overlooking the rapids of River Raudanjoki, the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge offers a variety of amazing accommodation options at its peaceful riverside setting. Only a short transfer from Rovaniemi airport, the resort is hidden amongst the forest with fantastic views of the river and out to the wilderness beyond. A perfect spot for Aurora hunting in the Arctic Circle.
With rustic wooden beam interiors and the gentle glow and warmth from a crackling fire, the cosy atmosphere in the main hotel building is immediately welcoming and the feeling continues throughout the accommodation which is only a short walk away.
There are several room types available, with some based in large log cabins, each with a traditional design and others based in semi-detached riverside cabins. There are also the detached Panorama Huts, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the beautiful surroundings. Please contact us for a quotation.
Main lodge with a cosy communal room and a large stone fireplace in the dining room, adding a warming glow to meal times. A former lumberjack’s lodge, the wooden walls are decorated with various tools of the trade
WiFi is available in all room types and in the main hotel building. Please note that this can, of course, be disturbed by unpredictable weather and heavy snowfall
The riverside hot tub and sauna offer relaxation with stunning, idyllic views of the rapids. These are bookable for an extra charge, based on private use. You can book these in advance, or locally
Evening meals during peak times are typically served in a buffet style. Outside of these periods, the buffet menu is normally rearranged to a hearty set menu. In most cases, this consists of a warming soup starter, followed by a set main course (typically either meat or fish dish with vegetables and sides), and a dessert with tea and coffee. The set menu is served at the table. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements
Lunch is not included during your time here, however, this can be booked in advance if you wish, or you can arrange it locally, as long as you pre-order the night before.
The main lodge has a small bar area, where you can purchase a range of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks
Stunning riverside views on your doorstep due to the hotel’s setting next to River Raudanjoki
Merely 100m from the main hotel building lies Stella House. This large log cabin has an interior inspired by traditional Finnish heritage, primarily lumberjack workers living and working in the forest and amongst the wilderness. This is clear from the cabin’s décor, as both the exterior and interior are lined with rustic logs, and the comforting smell of wood greets you as soon as you step through the door.
The house is made up of five bedrooms, all with private, ensuite bathrooms. Every room has three beds – two in the loft (accessible by steep stairs), and one on the bottom floor.
Bedrooms lead onto a communal lounge area, which is shared with guests staying in the other rooms in the cabin. The large, homely sofas and armchairs make this space perfect for an evening of reading and relaxing after a busy day out in the snow. The lounge also has a television and a mini-kitchen.
The entrance to the cabin has a small terrace for admiring the views (and maybe even the Northern Lights!) and all of the windows look out onto the snow-tipped pine trees of the forest.
The Panorama Huts are placed in the heart of nature, with a floor-to-ceiling window that makes you feel as though you are in the middle of the snow-drenched forest landscape while still being toasty warm.
The cabins showcase a modern, slick style, whilst blending in with the lodge’s natural surroundings.
Each cabin has two twin beds or one queen bed, which have been placed beside the window so that you can wake to views of the amazing forest. You never know, you may even have the chance to witness the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed. There is space for a third bed should your group require it. On top of all of this, the cabins are complete with a private shower room and a kitchenette.
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.
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