Authentic Finnish Cabin accommodation
During your holiday with Aurora Holidays your home away from home is a traditional, cozy and spacious cabin overlooking the mighty Teno river over to Norway. As any authentic Finnish cabin; each of the cabins has its own private sauna!
When staying with us in Utsjoki, you will get accommodation in your own cottage. These cottages are not only perfect from an accommodation perspective but they are also perfect from an aurora chaser’s perspective. If you are looking for a place where you can disconnect from the busy city life, traffic and noise – you have found the right place.
These cottages are proper Finnish high quality cottages, equipped with everything you will need (see the list below), including your own sauna to warm up after a cold night chasing the lights or just to enjoy the relaxing feeling and sit on the porch, watching the river shimmering under the midnight sun.
The cottages are really fresh and clean, because they are quite new and well maintained. We do not allow smoking inside (and only two cottages for pets) – we want to make sure that everyone, also allergic people, can stay in our cottages.
The cottages are located on the northernmost road in Finland, between the villages of Utsjoki and Nuorgam. This is one of the most beautiful roads in Finland.
The cottages face directly north. It means that you can watch auroras from your window, the terrace or the yard, all night long if you like. Even if aurora activity is quite low, which means auroras will not be directly overhead, they will be on the northern horizon. They really give you the absolute best chances of seeing the northern lights. So even if we are not with you all the time, we want to maximise your chances with this excellent location. You can check what is happening in the sky any time.
See Your Cottage
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Fully Equipped Cottage
We have four cottages, all identical to each other. Each cottage sleeps 4-6 people. They have two twin bedrooms and there is also a sofa bed in the living room where another two people can sleep. In 2021 summer, we also finished two brand new apartments. Apartments are slightly bigger but they also sleep 4 people + 2 on the sofa bed. So although we usually only take eight (16) people on our group holiday, we can actually accommodate up to 36 people with prior arrangement.
Each cottage is equipped with:
- electricity and water (tap water is drinkable)
- shower and sauna
- indoor toilet
- hair dryer
- bed linen, towels and sauna seat cover towels are provided
- fully equipped kitchen
- television (no television in the apartments)
- cleaning equipment
- free wifi
All the cottages are heated. The cottages and apartments are all heated with geothermal heating. There is floor heating in the bedrooms and living rooms. In addition to the floor heating in other rooms, the bathroom also has underfloor heating. Each cottage is also equipped with heating/cooling AC and the apartments have a device for cooling down in the summer.
There is also an electric sauna in each cottage. Heating is kept on at all times, so the room temperature is always 20-25 °C (68-77 °F) degrees making the cottages very nice and cosy.
Contact us, if you are coming to Utsjoki and need accommodation, sometimes we have it available during the high season but especially in April, when the winter is still beautiful and good for outdoor adventures. Unfortunately it is not possible to see the Northern lights anymore in April (nights are too bright to see the lights).