NORTHERN LIGHTS – FINLAND
What better way to explore the breathtaking lightshow of the Aurora Borealis than with fellow solo travellers, who can share this spectacular illuminations with you! A bucket list holiday, and an experience not to be missed, Finnish Lapland is a must to see this naturally occurring phenomenon.
Our holiday will take you to Finlands’ most Northerly point, hidden away from light pollution and urban glows – this dark retreat make it the perfect place to view the lights whilst they dance their dance right before your eyes.
Finland is one of the best places on Earth to spot the Northern Lights - they appear on more than 200 nights a year in Finnish Lapland, however there is much more to Finland than the sensational luminescent sky displays.
The area is exquisite in its natural beauty, with vast expanses of pine forest stretching out as far as the eye can see. Tunturi (small rounded fells) crop up between the densely packed trees and of course the stark climactic conditions add an extra element of beauty. It is sparsely populated, making it the ideal place if you are after some tranquillity and serenity. Though of course as you’ll be travelling with a group, you won’t be short of company. Of course, Lapland is famed for being the home of Santa Claus and this fairytale element is something that really suits the beautiful scenery and magical feel of this unique travel destination.
Day 1 – Arrival
Arrival at Rovaniemi airport, transfer to Hotel Scandic Rovaniemi. Accommodation in cosy rooms, settle in and enjoy dinner together.
Day 2 – Magical Northern Light Hunting Tour
After breakfast, you have free day to explore the local area. In the evening transfer to our private Lappish cottage in Pattaskivalo (35 km to North), the ideal location to see Aurora Northern Light Hunting with Lappish BBQ. You will also have the opportunity do snowmobile sledge.
Day 3 – An Adventurous Day in Local Husky Farm
After breakfast, transfer from hotel to Husky farm. After the guided tour in husky farm and driving and safety instructions, you will start 45 to 60 minutes (5 to 8 kms) of husky safari – 2 persons per husky team. Hot drink is provided. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Snowmobile safari
Breakfast in the hotel, Early afternoon you will meet your guide who will give you the snowmobile driving instructions and safety regulations. After that you will start the safari through forests and frozen lakes, the perfect full scenery. Driving time approx. 1.5 hours You will be driving 2 persons per snowmobile. After an active day, relax in the hotel sauna before enjoying a delicious Lappish dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Day 5 - Departure to the UK
After your last breakfast, together you’ll travel back to Rovaniemi airport for your flights home.
Scandic Rovaniemi * * * *
A newly refurbished hotel with everything you need in the centre of Rovaniemi. Rooms with Lappish atmosphere, a stylish restaurant and friendly service will guarantee a cosy and unforgettable visit to the Arctic Circle.
Each room is finished with wooden panels from floor to ceiling, private saunas making it very much in keeping with the area.
Scandic Rovaniemi City’s rooms feature modern design, wooden floors and comfortable easy chairs. All have a TV and a bathroom with a shower. The local atmosphere is an integral part of the hotel experience, which is reflected in the stylishly decorated rooms.
In the hotel restaurant, sample Nordic and local delicacies served from lunch to dinner and you can also enjoy a drink at the hotel bar with friends. Relax in our sauna which is located on the top and keep up with your daily exercise in our modern gym.
In addition, the hotel has a well-equipped 24-hour shop that sells coffee, drinks, small snacks and practical supplies. All areas of our hotel have free Wi-Fi.
What is included in the tour
- Stay at the 4* Scandic Hotel
- Your own single occupancy en-suite room
- Half Board - Daily Breakfast & Dinner
- All Included as per Itinerary - Northern Light Show, Husky Ride, Snowmobile safari
- Includes complete equipment for the whole programmes as per the itinerary. (thermo-overalls, socks, mittens, boots, warm hat)
- Flights from London Gatwick
- Flights from your local airport at a small supplement
- All Taxes & Surcharges
- 20Kg Baggage allowance and 5kg hand baggage.
- Airport transfers
- Dedicated GoSingles host at the hotel
- Welcome get together
- Meet other single, like minded travellers who wish to socialise and make new friends
Flight Timings -
Outbound - London Gatwick 12:25 - Rovaniemi 18:00
Inbound - Rovaniemi 12:40 - London Gatwick 14:25
Price and itinerary may be subject to change