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Saariselka - Glass Igloo Escape

Saariselka - Glass Igloo Escape

Saariselka - Glass Igloo Escape Overview

Saariselkä Northern Lights Village is approximately 250 km above the Arctic Circle in Northern Finland and has a fantastic Northern Lights record. You'll spend your whole stay in a glass-roofed Aurora Cabin and each night you'll take part in a dedicated Aurora activity, so this short break really maximises your chances of catching a display.

Saariselkä is located in the far north of Finland, high above the Arctic Circle. It is at the heart of the Aurora Zone and the winter nights ensure excellent conditions for seeking out the Northern Lights. To maximise your chances, you will spend the duration of your stay in a north-facing, glass-roofed Aurora Cabin, which is protected from the artificial light of the town. Rather than fight off sleep in order to keep an eye on the sky, make use of your free Aurora alert system inside your cabin!.

The Aurora Cabins lie on the doorstep of a natural winter playground and we include evening activities, which not only focus on seeking out the Northern Lights but also provide some unforgettable Arctic experiences. You’ll hunt the lights on foot using snowshoes and enjoying the silence of the wilderness. On another night, you'll take to the trails for an Aurora snowmobile safari.

The Northern Lights Village is only 1000 metres from the ski town of Saariselkä. There are numerous shops, restaurants and cafés to enjoy here as well as a good selection of ski slopes and cross-country skiing trails. So during one day, we give you some free time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Saariselkä or perhaps take to the downhill ski slopes there for some alpine action.

The daytime highlight, however, has to be the husky safari which we have included. This is an unforgettable ride, as you take control of a team of huskies with your partner for a thrilling dog sled trip into the Arctic wilds.

This combination of Aurora accommodation and dedicated Northern Lights hunts means you really maximise your viewing opportunities during this three-night trip. The daytime options and the husky safari provide a wonderful cherry for your short-break cake.

Included in the price:

  • return from London to Ivalo (via Helsinki). Flight routes are subject to change
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in an Aurora Cabin
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Activities: Northern Lights snowshoeing, 5 km husky safari, Northern Lights snowmobiling (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Aurora alert service which you can set to alert you throughout the night or end at a specific time
  • 24/7 assistance from our UK based operations team and in destination support from our local partners

Agenda

DAY 1: Arrival
DAY 2: Free Day and Northern Lights Snowshoeing
DAY 3: Husky Safari and Aurora Snowmobile
DAY 4: Departure

Image credits: Markku Inkila, Robert Smith, Inari-Saariselkä Tourism Ltd

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