Autumn Colours and Aurora Borealis Holiday

Experience the magical fall foliage and Northern Lights in milder autumn weather.
From mid September to the end of October

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.

Autumn is the perfect time of year to see the Aurora Borealis in milder temperatures without the ice and snow. The Northern Lights are visible as early as the beginning of September here in Utsjoki. The rivers and lakes are still open during the autumn months providing photographers with the perfect scenery to capture those reflections during day and night.

Autumn in Utsjoki still offers plenty of daylight to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing and canoeing. Nature lovers can enjoy fall foliage, berry picking, landscape photography and encounters with local wildlife.

Visit us during autumn for the chance to see the Northern Lights and experience ruska (the colorful fall). Whether you’re looking for an active outdoor holiday or peaceful nature getaway to unwind and relax – we’ve got you covered!

Autumn northern lights holidays in lapland

We offer autumn holiday packages from Tuesday to Sunday from September until the end of October. The Aurora Holidays autumn northern lights holiday package includes accommodation in your own private, fully-equipped cottage with sauna, all the meals in our own restaurant and nature right on your doorstep, as well as airport transportation and a village tour of Utsjoki.

On the Tuesday when you arrive, we will pick you up from Ivalo airport (if you are unsure which flights to book, please contact us first). It is about a two hour drive to Utsjoki and your cottage. We drive through a beautiful, colorful scenery of fells (hills), forests and lakes. You might also be lucky and see some reindeer, elk or other wild animals.

Your holiday package has full board included. It means that you don’t need to worry about grocery shopping, cooking or the dishes at all – we will take care of it all! Our new restaurant serves you breakfast, lunch/snacks and dinner every day during your stay. But before we leave Ivalo, we will stop at the supermarket, so that you can get some snacks or other essentials you may need for your stay. There is also a smaller supermarket in Utsjoki for your more urgent needs.

Upon arriving in Utsjoki, we will show you your cottage and give you instructions on how to use the sauna etc. Water from the tap is drinkable so there is no need to buy water.


1950 € (Children under 15 years of age join at half price).

Full Board & Airport Transfers Included


What is included

  • Five (5) nights accommodation incl. private sauna, bed linen & towels
  • Unlimited WIFI in all cottages
  • 3 guided nights of Northern Lights chasing incl. assistance with your photography
  • Village tour of Utsjoki
  • Guided hike in the wilderness
  • Transfer to & from the airport, to & from all activities (NOTE Airport transfer times are set and only applicable to Ivalo Airport as follows: Pick up on Tuesdays at 13:30PM, drop off on Sundays at 11:30AM)
  • Firewood for your outside fireplaces
  • 24/7 Assistance by experienced guides
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch/snacks, dinner)

Not included

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Any other activities (prices can be found on the autumn activities page)



Northern lights in October at aurora holidays
Northern lights over our resort at the end of October 2021

Northern Lights Chases

Your holidays in Utsjoki includes 3 northern lights chases. We will do our very best to show you the northern lights. 100% of our guests saw the northern lights in the past few seasons.

Small Groups

We think that everyone should have enough space to enjoy their holidays. Our groups are usually about 10 to 14 people per week.

Cozy Accommodation

You will stay in one of our cozy wooden typical Finnish cottage. All our cottages include a private sauna that you can use as much as you want.


We take care of you from the moment you land in the North until the moment you leave. We will wait for you at the Ivalo airport on Tuesdays at 13:30pm and drop you back at the terminal at the end of your holiday on Sundays by 11:30AM.

Knowledgeable Guides

Our guides have been with us since we started the company. They are super friendly and know everything about the region. You will be in perfect hands during your holiday.

Optional Activities

Your holiday package already includes all meals and aurora chases as well as a hike and tour of the village. You can book additional optional activities such a husky tour or a trip to Norway.

Activities included in this package

Northern lights during fall by Jonna Wood

Northern Lights Hunting

Our guides are Northern Lights hunting professionals actively monitoring the Northern Lights and solar activity throughout your trip, ensuring that they are always ready to guide you to the spectacular aurora borealis. During three evenings (which we will select) of your holiday, our guides will be searching the night skies and seeking for the best possible place from where you will be most likely to see the Northern Lights. Sometimes, the journey isn’t that far at all, as the Northern Lights can occasionally be visible as soon as you step out of your cottage! Through careful analysis and planning, our guides always choose the best nights, places, and times for your Northern Lights hunts.

What would a holiday be, if you didn’t have stunning photos to remember it by? That’s why you will also receive photography guidance and direction from us. Our guides are passionate about photography and will help you take the best shots with your camera, if your camera is suitable for photographing the Northern Lights, as night photography requires certain settings and features that your camera and lenses be capable of. If you have any questions about the Northern Lights prior to your trip, please feel free to contact us. If you are fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights, our guides will gladly take pictures for and of you with the Northern Lights; so that you will get a memory of the Northern Lights even if you don’t have your own camera.

Utsjoki Village Tour - Stories from Historic and Modern-day Life

As part of your holiday, we want to tell you about local life and history of the area. What better way to do this than to tell you stories about Utsjoki and Sámi culture and show you some local attractions, from past to the present? This program is always planned according to each day’s opportunities and availability.

Guided Hike in the Wilderness

Explore the beautiful and lush nature surrounding Utsjoki with us on a hike. We will pick the hiking trail according to your skills and fitness level to ensure the best possible experience for you. Utsjoki and the surrounding areas have a great range of hiking trails to enjoy everything the great outdoors has to offer. Join us for a relaxing campfire lunch and listen to the sounds of nature.

Optional activities

Your holiday package includes three guided nights of Northern Lights chasing and a village tour of Utsjoki, where you will have the chance to visit some of our favourite landmarks, learn more about local history and find what life 450km (along the road. It is about 380km as the crow flies) above the Arctic Circle is like.

We offer a range of nature, outdoor and cultural activities for you to choose from.  Join us for a photography tour of autumn colors in some of the most stunning locations that the area has to offer. Visit a Sami Museum with us and learn more about the indigenous people of Lapland. Or why not have a go at berry picking to sample some of the local berry varieties?

Ruska Photography Tour

Ruska, the time of autumn colours, is the most colourful time of year here in Utsjoki. Join us for a photography tour of some of the most picturesque locations in Utsjoki and the surrounding area. Capture the vibrant colours, moody…

FULL BOARD - 1950 EUR per adult
Airport Transfers Included

Half price for children under 15 years old

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