Authentic Arctic holidays for informed world travellers

Located in one of the best places to experience the Northern Lights. We specialise in small group all inclusive holidays in the far north of Finnish Lapland.

NEW ACTIVITIES LAUNCH OFFER : Book your northern lights holiday before 16th of Dec 2022 and receive 525€ worth of newly added activities included in your holiday for FREE! New activities: 1. Bucket list Day trip to Norway and 2.Day trip to husky activities and Sami museum in Inari

We are launching two new day trips to our activities! We are constantly working towards a more responsible operation and one aspect of it is to make sure, that once you've traveled all this way to visit us; You'll get a truly authentic and once in a lifetime Arctic experience. Now you can explore the Arctic nature and culture with us from the boreal Taiga forests of Inari, through the arctic tundras of Utsjoki, all the way to the coast of the Arctic Ocean in Norway. All this in one holiday and with no extra flights. Have a look at the Norway and Taiga experiences, book your holiday before dec 16th 2022 and get both new activities added to your holiday for FREE. Valid for all new all inclusive northern lights holiday bookings.

YOUR NORTHERN LIGHTS HOLIDAYS IN FINLAND

Here are a few reasons why we have earned the Traveler's Choice award on Trip Advisor several years in a row.

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We are Northern lights experts. We will go above and beyond to fulfil your dream of experiencing the northern lights. The length of your holiday, our location and expertise has resulted in 100% success rate for the past five years of operation. All of our guests have seen the aurora borealis in the past five years on our holidays.

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Our resort is small, exclusive and remote. You’ll enjoy your holiday with a small group in the peace and quiet of the surrounding nature. We are far away from any hustle and bustle and mass tourism destinations.

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We are Sami family owned all inclusive resort in the heart of Sami lands. This means your cultural experience with us will be truly an authentic one. We are a family of reindeer herders and northern lights chasers!

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We are all about personalized service and making you feel comfortable and at home. We take care of you from the minute you land on Ivalo airport until you board your flight home. All of your meals and transportations are included in our holiday Packages and there are no hidden costs. You can relax and enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

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Follow a special diet? Or have fitness or health limitations? We got you! Our restaurant is happy to prepare meals suitable to your diet whether it be vegan, gluten free or you just don’t like something or are allergic; just let us know. 

Our holidays and northern lights chases are suitable for all fitness levels; no need to worry about your bad knee or other limitations getting in the way of having the full experience. We ask about your health when you arrive and plan your holiday accordingly.

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Equality and inclusion are at the heart of our values. We were the first business in Lapland to join the We Speak Gay Community and are LGBTQ friendly travel destination.

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We take our sociocultural and environmental responsibilities seriously and are constantly working towards a more sustainable and responsible tourism service. Currently for example you’ll stay at accommodation that heats up with geothermal fossil fuel free energy. And you’ll eat at our restaurant which uses locally sourced clean ingredients and has an optimised strategy for food waste minimisation.

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Solo traveller? Don’t worry, we don’t penalise anyone for enjoying solo travels. Our prices are per person, and no extra fees are added for single occupancy of our cabins.

Travel with a family or friends? YAY Our cabins and apartments can comfortably fit a family of 5 (even six) or a group of friends. There’s two bedrooms in each cabin with four beds and a pullout sofa bed.

Best place to see northern lights

Your Northern Lights holiday in a nutshell

  • Your holiday with us runs from Tuesday to Sunday. We are under the aurora oval and statistically there are northern lights here four nights out of five. But we are also in the Arctic and weather can be unpredictable: you don’t see Auroras in a snow storm, which is why we have found a 6 day holiday to be optimal for best chances for you to experience the northern lights. As well as have the whole Lapland experience.
  • Your holiday includes three guided Aurora Borealis experiences, all meals, accommodation in your own comfortable cabin with a sauna, airport transfers, a guided tour of Utsjoki and Sami culture and depending on your chosen time of year for travel: either a meet & feed the reindeer or a guided hike to the wilderness.
  • You can add extra activities to your holiday such as: Husky sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and a trip to Norway to see the Arctic Ocean.
  • The Northern Lights season is between September and April. We offer two Northern lights holiday packages based on the season. For warmer weather, fall foliage and unfrozen rivers (think Aurora reflections): choose the Autumn package. For the full Arctic winter experience with snow related activities: choose the Winter Northern lights holiday package.
Northern lights during fall by Jonna Wood

Autumn northern lights holiday package

Do you want to see the Northern Lights, but you’re not a fan of winter? Have the snow and winter climate stopped you from making your dream of experiencing the Aurora Borealis come true? If you answered with yes to the questions above, then the Aurora Holidays autumn northern lights holiday package might just be the right thing for you.

Northern lights holidays in lapland

Winter northern lights holiday package

Experience the true Arctic winter with snow up to here, polar night and snow activity fun. Watch the northern lights dance over the snow covered landscape and make friends with the reindeer. The winter holiday package is our most sought after holiday combining the possibility for all the fun winter activities Lapland has to offer with spectacular aurora shows.

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Tourists enjoying their northern lights holidays in Finlandunder the full moon on the ice of the Teno River in Utsjoki

Book your Northern Lights Holidays with us here in Utsjoki, in the far north of Finnish Lapland, between September and April, and we will do our best to make that dream of yours a reality!

We are a family-owned company and have been leading our northern lights tours in the north of Finland for already 5 seasons. Our location is ideal to chase the Aurora Borealis. We are located in Utsjoki, 450km (along the road. It is about 380km as the crow flies) North of the Arctic Circle, where you can often see the Northern Lights even if the activity remains low.

Watch the aurora dance across the sky from the comfort of your cosy cottage or around a warming fire. Waiting in the cold for the Northern Lights to appear? Not with us! We have a private, wooden gazebo with a fireplace right outside your cottages on the riverbank, with an open and clear view towards the north. It is ideal to stay warm, enjoy some local delicacies and listen to stories from our guides about the area, all this while you wait for the lights.

If the weather is not clear at our cottages, we will chase the northern lights in our comfortable van. Our Northern Lights tours are NOT limited by time or distance. As much as seeing the Northern Lights can never be guaranteed because it is a natural phenomenon, we will always go above and beyond to try and make it happen.

Aurora Holidays also offers assistance with your camera to make sure that you can capture this magical moment. You don’t have your own camera? Not a problem. We will take photos for you and of you!

We have been making the dream of seeing the Northern Lights come true for all of our visitors from all around the world since February 2017.

All year round possibilities

While we specialise in Northern Lights holidays, you can enjoy Lapland in all seasons! In summer, you can visit us to experience the midnight sun. In spring and summer we can take you with us to visit seabird colonies in Norway. So pick your favourite time of year to visit Utsjoki and the northernmost regions of Europe!

Summer package

Summer in Utsjoki is all about light - the light of the midnight sun shining 24 hours per day! Enjoy some hiking with our neverending light for a very unique experience on the top of Europe!

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ABOUT AURORA HOLIDAYS

Aurora Holidays team in Utsjoki

Aurora Holidays is a family-owned company,  specialising in Nature, Outdoor and Northern Lights Holidays in Finland.

We offer a once in a lifetime experience of Aurora chasing, outdoor activities and Sami culture about 450km (along the road, ca. 380km as the crow flies) North of the Arctic Circle in Utsjoki, Finnish Lapland.

We have years of experience in the tourist industry, local knowledge and lots of passion. Our guides will make sure that your aurora borealis holiday in Utsjoki will be magical from start to finish. Visit us & let us show you the natural beauty of the northernmost part of Finland and share nature’s most spectacular gift with you: the Northern Lights.

You can visit us year-round and experience the changing seasons and landscapes here in Lapland. Whether you’re looking for a stunning, off-the-beaten-path location to experience the Midnight Sun or want to make your dream of seeing the Northern Lights come true – we offer just the right package!

A holiday with us could not be easier. Everything from the transportation to accommodation and guided services in one package, making it easy for you. All you have to do is book your holiday, pack your bags and arrive at the airport – we will take care of the rest.

PICTURES OF YOUR NORTHERN LIGHTS HOLIDAY IN FINLAND