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Nangu - Lighting up the New Year

Nangu - Lighting up the New Year

Nangu - Lighting up the New Year Overview

Imagine spending your New Year standing in Finnish Lapland looking up as the Auroras dance overhead. During this 4-night break to Nangu, you’ll have this chance as well as enjoying dedicated Northern Lights hunts and amazing daytime winter activities.

The first week of the New Year can be a difficult time. At some stage, you have to raise yourself from the food and drink induced lethargy of the festive period and get back to reality. So why not avoid all of that and escape on an unforgettable holiday to Wilderness Hotel Nangu instead?

Think deep snow and frozen lakes, think ‘Narnia-style’ forests and white-blanketed landscapes. Think of the purest air in Europe, crisp and crackling with winter chill and then imagine the darkest of dark skies alive with the shifting, shimmering and glimmering lights that are the Aurora Borealis.

Our New Year Aurora hunting trip at Nangu in Finnish Lapland is the perfect way to extend the festive feeling and avoid the dreaded January blues.

During the day, you’ll be out in the wilds dog sledding and snowmobiling. We have also provided some time in which you can relax and take things easy or tailor your holiday with additional activities.

In the evenings, the coal black skies above Lake Inari are perfect for Aurora watching if the weather and Aurora conditions are right. This stunning log-built hotel is well and truly off-the-beaten-track and as a result, there is very, very little artificial light pollution to spoil the show. Indeed, many of us here at The Aurora Zone witnessed our first ever Aurora displays close to Lake Inari.

Lake Inari is Finland’s third largest lake and its second deepest. It is steeped in tradition and mysticism and, even today, it plays an important role in the spiritual lives of the indigenous Sámi people. Once you have seen the Aurora dance above the lake, it is not hard to understand why it has gained such symbolism.

Included in the price:

  • Flights: return direct flights from London to Ivalo (flight routes are subject to change)
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in twin/double hotel room
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: husky safari, Aurora snowmobiling, Lake Inari snowmobile safari and two Aurora Camp visit (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay


DAY 1: Arrival, welcome and Aurora camp
DAY 2: Free day and Aurora snowmobiling
DAY 3: Husky safari and New Year Celebrations
DAY 4: Lake Inari snowmobile Safari and Aurora Camp
DAY 5: Departure

Image credits: Markku Inkila

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