Multi-Day Tour

Northern Lights & Arctic Sky (5 days)

50 Degrees North

Luosto, Finland To Rovaniemi, Finland

Valid for Departures Now Through: 15 Apr 2018

Northern Lights & Arctic Sky (5 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Luosto, Finland
Santa's Hotel Aurora None

Day 1: Arrive Luosto and settle into your hotel room with fireplace


Arrive Rovaniemi and bus transfer 1.5 hr to Luosto, about 100 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.


Luosto is located in the middle of Finnish Lapland and is home to new Santa's Aurora Hotel. Sit back and enjoy the open fires in the lobby on your arrival.


This village has several dining options in the evening. We recommend the restaurant at Hotel Aurora or Hotel Luostotunturi. Be sure to relax in your private little sauna to warm up this evening before bed.

Day 2
Luosto, Finland
Santa's Hotel Aurora Breakfast

Day 2: Husky Sledding


This morning you will head off for a wintertime safari with husky teams. After a short transfer by car, we’ll arrive at a husky ranch, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. Before departing on the safari, you will be given instruction on how to control the sleds, which you will ride in pairs. Enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat with the head musher about these amazing northern animals once you return to the ranch.


After the Husky ride you have a free day to explore this small village. Optional excursions available (depending on the weather) include cross country & downhill skiing, visiting the Amethyst Mine, snow sculpture or even ice climbing.

Day 3
Luosto, Finland
Santa's Hotel Aurora Breakfast

Day 3: Reindeer sledding & Aurora Borealis Safari by Snowmobile


After lunch, you will have a reindeer sleigh ride. Transportation by car to a reindeer farm to try this traditional way of travelling through snowy forests. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee with a bun around a campfire and learn about the life of reindeer herders. Duration 1h 45min.


During the afternoon, you will move to a new glass-roofed Arctic View room. These rooms offer a totally new room experience bringing you closer to the Lappish landscape than any other hotel room or glass igloo before. Get close to the winter polar nights and Aurora Borealis.


Arctic View Glass rooms are equipped with shower, WC, water boiler with coffee and tea, TV, aurora alarm phone, wifi and hair dryer. Rooms can be fitted with one extra bed. All other hotel services as reception, breakfast, lobby bar and restaurant in main building of Santa's Hotel Aurora are only a few steps away from your Arctic View room.


This evening, experience the Arctic night by driving through the snow-covered forest and on the frozen river. With a little luck, you’ll travel under a bright sky lit by the moon and the stars. Perhaps the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights – will appear to show you the way. Sip warm beverages and savour a snack by a campfire and learn more about the Northern Lights and Lapland. Duration with transfers 3 hours.

Day 4
Luosto, Finland
Santa's Hotel Aurora Breakfast

Day 4: Snowmobile Safari to the Wilderness


Come and experience the crisp, frosty winter day by driving through the snow-covered forest by snowmobile! You'll receive driving instructions and safety rules – and then you are ready for adventure. This experience introduces you to the unforgettable Lappish nature as you snowmobile through snowy forests and over frozen lakes. On route enjoy a peaceful break and warm berry juice. Duration: 2 hours


The afternoon, you have free time - sit back & enjoy your Arctic glass igloo..

Day 5
Rovaniemi, Finland
None Breakfast

Day 5: Return to Rovaniemi airport & depart


After breakfast, transfer to the Rovaniemi airport. If you wish to explore this Santa town, please speak to us about options.

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Description


Imagine sleeping in a sophisticated warm room with a glass igloo attached as the Northern Lights dance above you.... On this short Finnish holiday, spend the days participating in adventurous activities such as husky sledding & reindeer safaris before bedding down under the Arctic Sky.


Explore the small Finnish town of Luosto, eat at local restaurants & enjoy the enchanting snow covered fell (forests) close by.


Day 1: Arrive Luosto and settle into your hotel room with fireplace


Day 2: Husky Sledding


Day 3: Reindeer sledding & Aurora Borealis Safari by Snowmobile


Day 4: Snowmobile Safari to the Wilderness


Day 5: Return to Rovaniemi airport & depart

About Us

50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’. We do things the simple and beautiful Scandinavian way. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide our clients with support 24/7.

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50 Degrees North is an authentic and affordable option for the Nordics. We are NOT your luxury white glove operator. More details at https://www.fiftydegreesnorth.com/info-centre/virtuoso-agents

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By: Igofish


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Given that 59 Deveees North is in Norway, they had no presence in Greenland whatsoever. While they were able to arrange the activities we requested, we had no single point person in Greenland. We felt on our own on a daily basis. This may have been due to a lack of personal experience with Greenland and more specifically the town where we visited. Since this is a national heritage site, I would have expected greater familiarity. However, we were able to fend for ourselves when neededttt
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Great options and fast service when needed

By: patcat


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Ours was a complex itinerary and they came through. There were a few minor stumbles and one change initiated by us...but all were handled quickly and professionally. Overall a fantastic experience!
Travel Advisor:  Colette Guterson
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50 Degrees North

By: Meryl


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Did not get what we had hoped for overall on our trip to Iceland. The only part of our trip that was planned for us and we loved was at The Blue Lagoon. Did not get "guided" tours, got pick up and drop off at destinations. Planning done on own and helped put together by our agent was better than what 50 Degrees North did for us.
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Wonderful adventure

By: globetrots


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Terrific service all around offering plenty of options and information. Had to make last minute miodifications and all went smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott
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Good experience

By: Jensi


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

My travel agent worked directly with 50 North in planning our trip. I can say that all of our tours were professional and fun. Also, when the weather caused restrictions on some of the planned activities, the company was quick to find a suitable alternative. Everything was exactly as described to us and we had a fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips
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