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The Northern Lights Village in Saariselka provides you with innovative glass-roofed Aurora cabins, giving you the chance of seeing the famous light show every night from your bed. What’s more, a tailor-made holiday here allows you to create your perfect winter break by choosing the activities to suit you.

The Northern Lights Village is the latest in Finland’s increasingly diverse selection of Aurora friendly accommodation. Unlike many destinations where you spend just one night in an Aurora cabin, here it’s for the entire duration of your stay. Essentially, you go to bed under the stars and, with a bit of luck, the Northern Lights, but in the comfort of a warm and cosy glass-roofed cabin.

There are 80 such cabins at the Northern Lights Village which is situated just 1000 metres from the amenities in the centre of Saariselkä. The cabins are cleverly protected from the lights of Saariselkä's more distant ski centre. Being in the very heart of the Auroral Zone, the chances of watching the lights whilst lying in bed are really rather good. Wouldn’t that be a story to tell when you get home?

Essentially, these tailor-made Northern Lights holidays have it all: Aurora cabins, easy access to downhill ski slopes and an extensive range of winter activities which can be tailored to suit your requirements..

After selecting your preferred holiday duration (a minimum of three nights is required) you choose the activities that best suit you. Lapland’s gently rolling fells and snowy forests are just waiting to be explored and our team of experts are just a phone call away if you need any advice about how best to go about it.

There are dog sledding and snowmobile safaris of various lengths so you can choose whether you want a taster or longer adventure. If you prefer to delve into local traditions and culture then we offer trips to the famous Sámi Siida Museum as well as introductions to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Reindeer are synonymous with this part of the world and meeting a herder and enjoying a gentle reindeer-pulled sleigh ride is another “must-do” activity here in Finnish Lapland.

What’s more, the majority of activities begin at the Northern Lights Village so you’ll waste no time with transfers to activity start points.

Saariselkä also has 15 downhill ski slopes and is renowned for its network of cross-country ski trails so there really is an activity here for everybody.

After darkness falls, it’s time to get out in search of the Aurora and you can also choose your preferred means of tracking down “the elusive lady”. There are remote Aurora Camp excursions along the Russian border, snowshoe hikes, minibus hunts and snowmobile adventures, all of which are led by expert local guides who will do all they can to help you witness an Auroral display.

Our friend Markku, whose vision created the Northern Lights Village, is an Aurora nut. He lives and breathes the Northern Lights and is rarely happier than when he is capturing them on camera. He knows that photographing the Aurora is also an important aim for our guests and all our Northern Lights activities here include elements of Aurora photography.

If you’ve got all the kit, then your guides will help you to capture the lights on your own camera. The guides usually take some pictures as well and if they do, you can buy them to take home as a souvenir.

For a flexible Aurora hunting holiday, staying in dedicated Northern Lights accommodation, then there are very few places which can surpass the Northern Lights Village.

Included in the price:

  • Flights: return flights from London to Ivalo Airport (via Helsinki). Routings are subject to change and availability
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers from Ivalo Airport
  • Accommodation: a minimum of 3 nights in an Aurora Cabin (but you can stay for as long as you wish. Extra night costs are listed in the 'Dates & Prices' section)
  • Meals: Half Board
  • Activities: Choose from our extensive range of activities (individually priced in the ‘Activities’ section of the holiday page)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
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