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Northern lights holiday

Autumn Aurora dream (5 days / 4 nights)

Chase your Aurora dream, during this 5 day Autumn Aurora holiday in both Sweden and Finland. Experience the magic of the Northern Lights and be impressed by the golden Autumn colours Lapland’s nature has to offer you.

Northern Lights holidays

While most people go for Northern Lights hunting together with other winter activities, the Best Aurora Viewing Season is actually Autumn. Autumn usually has a clearer sky, is less cloudy and has least risk of snowing weather. The earth’s orientation towards the sun during Autumn maximises the probability of solar flares interacting with the planet’s magnetic field to generate this phenomenon. This Northern Lights holiday “Autumn Aurora Dream” is therefore perfect for aurora hunters during the warmest time of the entire Northern light season.

Finnish  & Swedish Lapland

The package includes 2 nights in a glass villa by the Finish coast with the best open view to spot the magical Northern Lights and 2 nights in a Spa Hotel in Luleå, the biggest city of Swedish Lapland. Together with an experienced guide you will go chasing for the Northern Lights. A guided tour will bring you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gammelstad Old Church Town, cross the Arctic Circle and visit Ájtte Sámi Museum in Jokkmokk where showcase the core of Sámi culture.

Northern Lights

This Northern Lights holiday is ideal for whom with limited vacation to experience the thrilling aurora moments, and whom extend their Lapland adventure after visiting other parts of Scandinavia.

Besides of well-arranged activities, you have freedom to discover Lapland golden autumn on your own.

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  • Price from

    SEK 19800

  • Early Bird offer

    Book 60 Days prior to arrival: 20% discount + Free upgrade to Seafront Premium Villa + 90-min Family Sauna. Price from: SEK 15840 p.p.

  • Period

    September – December

  • Accommodation
    • 2 nights Seaside Glass Villa – Superior Villa, Kemi
    • 2-nights Clarion Sense Hotel – twin room, Luleå
  • Includes
    • Daily breakfast, 1 x traditional Sámi Lunch and 1x dinner on ice experience
    • Transfers
    • SnowExperience365 (Ice Sculpture Exhibition)
    • Reindeer farm visit
    • Border crossing Finland – Sweden
    • Arctic circle crossing
    • Spa entrance
    • Northern Lights tour
    • Guided tour UNESCO World Heritage Site Gammelstad
    • Entrance to Ájtte Sámi Museum
  • Details
    • Excluding flights
    • It is also possible to start the tour package in Luleå and end in Kemi at same cost
    • Check in period 7 september – 14 december
    • Price per person and based on 2 people, sharing a twin room
    • Price for 4 persons SEK 15800 per person
    • Subject to hotel seasonal price changes and availability

ITINERARY

Autumn Aurora dream | 5 days / 4 nights

Day 1 – Home to Kemi, Finland

Upon arrival at Kemi Airport, you will be transferred 8km (approx. 15 minutes drive) to your hotel. Your accommodation of tonight sits well in Finnish nature nearby the City of Kemi on the coast. The Villas with glass roof and huge windows offer you an incredible view of the Bay of Bothnia. After dinner, you can put your feet up, lay down in the warm and comfortable bed in your glass villa to observe the magical Northern lights, starry sky, and the flaming Finnish forest.

Accommodation: Seaside Glass Villa – Superior Villa, Kemi.

*Early bird offer to be upgraded to Seafront Premium Villa locates right next to the coast!

 

Day 2 – Free Day (Optional – Day Tour to Meet the Santa and/or Ranua Wildlife Zoo)

Today it is a free day for you to explore Kemi and the surroundings. You may choose the below options to fill in your day, or simply relax in the hotel area where you can cherish the Finnish Lapland nature by the Bothnian Sea.

Option 1: Day Tour to Santa Claus Village and Rovaniemi by train – SEK2,700 per pax (Min. 2 pax)
After breakfast, you will be ready to experience the Christmas magic! Transfer is arranged to Kemi Train Station where you will start your day tour to the Santa Claus Village. In Rovaniemi you will meet your guide and go to the Santa Claus Village inside the Arctic Circle by a comfortable coach.

Option 2: Private Tour to Santa Claus Village and Ranua Wildlife Zoo by car – SEK3,700 per pax (Min. 2 pax)
A car with a professional driver will be chartered exclusively at your disposal for a total of 8 hours. This offers flexibility for you to adjust the duration of stay at each place of interest. Besides Santa Claus Village, you may want to meet Polar Bears at Ranua Wildlife Zoo (entrance fee excluded).

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Day 3 – Reindeer Farm Visit & Northern Light Tour in Luleå

After a good night sleep and enjoying your breakfast, it is time to check out from the hotel. Before crossing the border to Sweden you will first visit a traditional Lappish reindeer farm. Here you will learn a lot about reindeers and Lappish culture, you even have the opportunity of feeding the reindeer. After a traditional lunch around the fireplace in a traditional wooden hut ‘ Kota´ you wil continue to Luleå, the biggest city in Swedish Lapland. Here you will find many stylish cafes, restaurants as well as local and international brands for shoppers. Tonight you will stay in a Spa hotel in the middle of Luleå city center.

In the evening you will go together with an experienced guide on a Northern Lights tour. Your guide will use his experience, combined with local weather and aurora forecasts to make the best possible decision about where to look for the Northern lights. You will be taken off the beaten track to the best places to spot most thrilling natural phenomena the world has to offer.

Transfer distance Kemi (Finland) to Luleå (Sweden) 160km, approx. 2h driving. Including border crossing.

Day 4 – Day trip to UNESCO World Heritage Gammelstad, Arctic Circle & Jokkmokk

Start the day with a guided tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Gammelstad Old Church Town. Gammelstad is located about 10 km more inland in Luleå and it’s the district’s main cultural symbol. Your guide will bring you back in history, to the time Northern Sweden was still a so called no man’s land. Gammelstad is more than 400 years old and is the best preserved church town in Sweden.

Continue the tour to cross the Arctic Circle before heading to Jokkmokk. Just north of the Arctic Circle, Jokkmokk has always been a traditional meeting place for Sámi people’s trade, gatherings and festivals. Going into Jokkmokk, you will visit the Ájtte Sámi Museum. It tells the story of Sápmi, the land, the people, the life and survival in a demanding climate and environment. It is a story set in the wetlands, forests and mountains. Take the opportunity to search for hidden gems in the local handicrafts shops or visit a local silver workshop before returning back to Luleå.

Transfer distance Luleå to Jokkmokk 170km one way, approx. 2.5h driving. Including Arctic Circle crossing.

Day 5 – Departure Day

After all experiences during this Northern Lights holidays it’s time to travel homewards. Depending on the schedule of your return flight, you maybe have some time left to enjoy the hotel spa facilities and its all-season saunas relaxation. You can also choose from other activities we offer to enrich your experience before heading home.

If you have an early flight, then it is time to get ready and check out of your hotel room. You will be picked up from the lobby of the hotel and after a short transfer (10 minutes) you arrive at Luleå Airport (or train station).

This itinerary is a guide for you. We can customise this further based on your interests and wishes. Luleå Travel is flexible to extend services, for example taxi rental in Kemi-Rovaniemi, airport transfer to different airports as well as extension of hotel stays.

It is also possible to start the tour package in Luleå and end in Kemi at same cost.

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