Finland’s Northern Lights record can hold its head up high with up to 200 nights of possible Auroral activity each year. Along with our expert Aurora hunters dogged determination to seek out the lights for you during your stay, Finland is a perfect Northern Lights destination. We have selected some of the best locations for our Aurora Zone holidays.
Close to the Russian border lies Salla, a bustling village surrounded by a snow-covered wilderness where the dark skies make Aurora viewing possible. North-west of Salla lies Luosto, bordered by the magnificent Pyhä-Luosto National Park. Here, winter activities are on your doorstep and a Northern Lights display can be viewed from just outside the hotel! Or you may choose to stay in Saariselka, where the glass-roofed Aurora Cabins at the Northern Lights Village offers guests the chance to witness the Aurora from the comfort of their own bed.
Harriniva and Torassieppi, all run by our good friends, the Pietikainen family, offer a range of Arctic activities and lie within an area of minimum light pollution, ensuring that if the conditions are right, the Aurora will make its presence known.
The enthusiasm of our good friends, Jouko and Mari Lappalainen at Muotka, who also run the accommodations in Inari, Nellim and Nangu, is infectious and their determination to ensure that their guests have the best experience is apparent. Vast Lake Inari, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle – provides a superb open space for Aurora hunting.
Menesjarvi, a tiny reindeer herding village, lies 300 km north of the Arctic Circle. The nights are pitch black and weather permitting, make for a fantastic Aurora viewing spot. Our most northerly destination, Utsjoki, sits on the Teno River; walk across it and you are in Norway! The welcoming reindeer herding family who run the accommodation provide activities all designed to maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights.