Aurora Adventure 1-5 February 2016

As announced on Facebook, I am organizing another Aurora Hunting trip to Arctic Finland from 1 to 5 February 2016.


The venue for this Aurora Adventure is the Arctic! You will travel to the northernmost airport in Finland and stay at 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle! Our venue is away from the city lights, but near to the attractions of the Arctic Resort of Saariselkä. Here you will find the world’s northermost spa, in addition to ski slopes and other Nordic activities. Our apartments in a typical Finnish cabin is a few kilometers away, offering great and dark Aurora spotting. From our cabin we will make snowmobile and snowshoe treks to dark spots for the best Aurora hunting in Europe.

The cabin will be booked exclusively for our group. It consists of two apartments with double (twin) rooms, a large living room, kitchen, sauna and shared bathrooms for a total of 14 people.

Cabin interior


Monday 1 February 2016

  • Arrival at Ivalo Airport, transfer to Saariselkä by bus and on to our apartment
  • Welcome dinner at the cabin
  • Opportunity for spotting our first Auroras right outside the door

Tuesday 2 February 2016

  • Breakfast and dinner at the cabin
  • Optional Arctic daytime activities
  • Evening snowmobile safari to Aurora Camp at the fells (2 persons per snowmobile)

Wednesday 3 February 2016

  • Breakfast and dinner at the cabin
  • Optional Arctic daytime activities
  • Evening Aurora hunt by car to Paatsjoki River, Nellim or Lake Rahajärvi

Thursday 4 February 2016

  • Breakfast and dinner at the cabin
  • Optional Arctic daytime activities
  • Evening Aurora trip to Aurora Camp in the fells near Saariselkä

Friday 5 February 2016

  • Breakfast at the cabin
  • Transfer back to Saariselkä and/or Ivalo Airport

See my blog post here for a story of a previous Aurora trip that I organized to this same area (but different hotel) in 2013.

Aurora Hunt Finland Lapland


The price for this exclusive Aurora Adventure is € 895 per person.

This price includes:

  • Four nights’ accommodation (two people sharing, no single rooms available)
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Snowmobile safari on Tuesday (including drinks and snacks)
  • Aurora hunt by car on Wednesday (including drinks and snacks)
  • Aurora trip on Thursday (including drinks and snacks)
  • Services of two professional Aurora photographer/Arctic guides on all trips

Price excludes:

  • Travel to and from Ivalo (served by Norwegian and Finnair)
  • Transfer between Saariselkä and cabin. Airport bus offers cheap connection to all Ivalo flights.
  • Drinks at dinner
  • Other optional activities (see here for all options)
  • Insurance

Aurora disclaimer

Location and time of year are chosen for maximum Aurora spotting chances. Normally in this area Auroras are visible (from faint to very bright) in about 4 out of every 5 nights. But with all natural phenomena there is no guarantee that Aurora will actually be visible during our stay and weather can spoil Aurora watching opportunities. By booking this trip you will accept this as a fact of life, and no claims or refunds will be accepted in case we don’t spot Aurora. However, spending a week in the Arctic winter is a bucket list experience by itself and will be one of the best things you have ever done. With or even without Aurora.

How to book

You can make a booking by sending me an email at (click to open an email). I will then send you a confirmation, followed by an invoice a few days later. Your booking is complete once you have paid the invoice in full.

As we expect to be fully booked quickly, we will accept bookings in chronological order. First come, first serve.

Cancellation charge after invoice payment is 100%. You may consider taking cancellation insurance in case you may have to cancel for urgent (medical) reasons.