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What's Included

Aurora Hunter

  • Your accommodation (full-board)
  • Return flights (and airport transfers)
  • Thermal suit and boots
  • Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
  • Northern Lights Forest Trek
  • Call of the Wild Husky Safari
  • Reindeer Camp
  • Snowshoe Introduction
  • Sami Museum
  • Knife Factory

Our week long Northern Lights trip is ideal for true Aurora hunters. You will be located in Karesuando a remote village 160 miles north of the Arctic Circle, far away from the commercialism of mass market winter resorts. Our guides will lead you to night time vantage points, offering optimum chances for witnessing the fabled Northern Lights. You will also have the opportunity to mush your own team of huskies and visit the nearby village of Hetta, home to the Sami museum which provides a fascinating insight into Sami culture. 

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  • This search is for 2 adults sharing, if you require another party size please phone.

Activities

Your Aurora Hunter adventure starts by entering the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’, as Kiruna* in Sweden is known. Once you have arrived, relax in comfort as you make the 2 hour transfer* to Karesuando, enjoying the magnificent views of fells and frozen lakes as you go. Now, on arriving at your hotel the real aim of your trip begins – to catch the elusive Aurora Borealis!

During your stay you will have the chance to go in search of the lights in many ways. Drive out into the night on your own snowmobile, crossing a frozen lake to reach areas of little light pollution. Enjoy a guided forest trek to a wilderness viewpoint, where you can hope to see the Northern Lights dance above the village. You can even relax in your hotel until they decide to appear, taking just a few steps outside to enjoy the view.

Your stay includes the following excursions, giving you the opportunity to enjoy all that the land of the Northern Lights has to offer. If you wish for even more from your time north of the circle, we can even organise an overnight stay in Tromso, the capital of the Arctic or perhaps a night under the stars in your very own igloo. See the optional excursions page for more information.

Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari

Duration: Two hours
An evening excursion when, with the night sky overhead, you head out through the wilderness to a vantage point in the hope of seeing the fabled and magical Northern Lights. Two adults share a snowmobile.

Northern Lights Forest Trek

Duration: One hour
You will be guided on a walk through the forest to a spectacular viewpoint, overlooking the border-village of Karesuando. From here, you may be lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights dancing above the village.

Call of the Wild Husky Safari

Duration: One and a half hours
An unforgettable adventure into the wilderness, pulled by your own team of beautiful huskies. Two adults share a sled and dog team.

Reindeer Camp

Duration: Approx two and a half hours
Learn about herding and lassoing reindeer from reindeer farmers. Then venture into the wilderness on a reindeer sleigh safari.

Snowshoe Introduction

This guided snowshoe tour is a fun and simple introduction to an age-old means of traversing the Arctic winter terrain.

Sámi Museum

The small Sámi museum at Hetta (about 50 mins drive) provides a fascinating insight into the culture and traditions of the Sámi people.

Knife Factory

Duration: Minimum one hour Situated on the Swedish side of Karesuando, the trip includes a brief tour of this traditional knife factory and an opportunity to see the importance of knives in everyday Sámi life.

*Please note that the departure on 17th January 2016 arrives into Tromso (approx. 4 hour transfer). If travelling on 10th January 2016 your return flight (17th January 2016) will depart from Tromso (approx. 4 hours transfer).

Your Accommodation Choices

Davvi Cabin

Davvi Cabin

Situated on the border between Finland and Sweden, way up in Northern Lapland is the Davvi Hotel. A small intimate base comprising of a small lodge style hotel and a few nearby cabins.


Davvi Hotel

Davvi Hotel

Situated on the border between Finland and Sweden, way up in Northern Lapland is the Davvi Hotel. A small intimate base comprising of a small lodge style hotel and a few nearby cabins.


Arctic Star Hotel

Arctic Star Hotel

Situated on the outskirts of Swedish Karesuando, the Arctic Star is a traditional and friendly hotel. Although only a 20 minute walk from the Finnish border, the location feels genuinely remote and offers superb views over both a lake and the Muonio River.


Optional Extras

There’s a full programme of excursions available on this tour. You can add any of them when you make your booking. They will be on an ‘on request’ basis and we will confirm them to you.

Snowmobile Safari

A snowmobile tour to a breathtaking vantage point on one of the local fells, with far-reaching views.

Price:  £110 - Based on two adults sharing a snowmobile. **
Duration:  2.5 Hours

Igloo Interlude

Not many people can say they have spent the night in an igloo, in the heart of the Arctic wilderness. But that is the extraordinary experience you can enjoy (or brave!) during your Arctic Spirit break. Your igloo awaits just a short drive from your hotel in Karesuando.
Inside, the igloo is surprisingly warm and cosy (once you are nicely tucked inside your Arctic sleeping bag!). The ice bed has a snow surround and is covered with warm reindeer hides, for a memorable nights sleep. Candlelight lends the whole experience a romantic and special atmosphere.
Price:  £120pp
Duration:  Overnight

Northern Lights Husky Safari

Take a magical evening safari on a sledge pulled by a team of dogs. You will travel across frozen lakes and through silent forests and hopefully you will glimpse the beautiful Northern Lights evolving overhead (of course, this cannot be guaranteed).
Price:  £120
Duration:  2 Hours

Cross-Country Ski School and Tour

The Davvi Arctic Lodge is a great choice for cross country skiing. There are long wilderness trails, some groomed and illuminated, with one located next to the hotel. You will receive ample tuition before trying a short skiing trip. It’s not as complicated as it looks and great fun too. Guiding and equipment included.

On completion of this tour, Ski hire is available for £20 per person.
Price:  £65
Duration:  2 Hours

Ice Hotel

Enjoy a visit to the world-famous Ice Hotel, a building carved entirely from the ice of the nearby River Torne. Here you can marvel at the chiselled, chilly interior, handcrafted anew each winter.
Please note this excursion is only available from January.

Price:  £120
Duration:  Half Day

Wilderness Romance

The ultimate experience for true romantics. Your night-time snowmobile ride will take you to your private kota (Sami tent), where a warming fire will await. The champagne is on ice, and the chocolate fondue is ready to enjoy as the Arctic night unfolds around you…
Price:  £275
Duration:  2 Hours

Ice Fishing by Snowmobile

This is a great trip for all the family. Travelling by snowmobile along a small stretch of the 200km Victoria Route, inaugurated by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, you arrive at a frozen lake where you can try traditional ice-fishing. Once you have drilled a hole in the ice, you may even catch your lunch. **
Price:  £85
Duration:  2 Hours