NORTHERN LIGHTS VILLAGE FINLAND

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About Northern Lights Village


Northern lights photography oriented glass igloo resort. Accommodation and Lapland activity programs provided.

  • Aurora cabins with heated glass-roof
  • Own reindeer paddock
  • Kota restaurant with fireplace / local food from Lapland. Ice Bar and Restaurant
  • Sledding hill for kids, children snowmobile track

Address: Rovaniementie 3222 E, 99830 Saariselka Finland
Northern Lights Village Saariselka

Suomi-Holiday staff rating:

Location: 4.5/5 26 km from Ivalo airport. 350 m from Saariselkä village. Easy transport access. Close to services and activities.
Recreational facilities: 5/5 Own reindeer paddock, sledding hill for kids, children snowmobile track, Ice Bar and Restaurant on-site, variety activities provided.
Comfort level: 4.5/5 Warm small cabins with heated roof. Own bathroom, electric kettle and minibar.
Style: 4.5/5 Standard Aurora Hut cabin, wood + glass.
Value for money: 4.5/5 Price from 385€/night.

Location


Location: Finland - Lapland - Ivalo airport - Saariselkä village

By air: Helsinki - Ivalo daily flights. Flight time - 1h40m. Price from 39€. Airport: 26 km.
From airport: bus to Saariselkä or taxi.

By train: Helsinki - Rovaniemi daily trains by VR. Duration - 8-12h. Price from 68€.
Railway station: 250 km.
From train station: bus to Saariselkä or rental car self-drive.

Aurora Cabin accommodation


* Glass-roofed cabin for 2+2 persons
* Double bed (extra sleeps on sofa-bed)
* Minibar, electric kettle

The laser-heated glass-roof opens up into the sky, directly above the king size bed.

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Activities


Northern Lights Village has 20 years experience in Aurora expeditions and nature/wilderness programs.

All activities begin in the yard next to igloos and warm overalls provided:
# Snowmobile and husky safaris
# Northern Light hunting guided trips
# Cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking
# Reindeer sledge ride
# Aurora camp by the lake

Aurora Cabins prices


Price starting from 270€/night.
Best time to visit - August - April.
Check the prices and availability:

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WHAT IS NEARBY:

SAARISELKA SKI RESORT


Saariselkä is the northernmost Ski Resort in Finland. 350 m from the resort.

Popular tourist destination due to Urho Kekkonen National Park, Sámi people living at the area, Gold mining legends of the area, Lapland scenery of Kaunispää and Iisakkipää fells, the Northern Lights and Glass igloo hotels.

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PRACTICAL INFO:

Northern Lights Hunting tips


Check our guidance how to see the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland.

What is Glass Igloo


Everything about Glass Igloo hotels in Finland:

Classical and luxury igloos - Cheap and high-priced.
Where igloos are located and How to see the Northern Lights from an igloo.

Reviews. Northern Lights Village.


“Nice staff, plenty of activities with reindeer paddock and huskies on premises. Cabins were cozy and warm. Traveller from UK”

“Beautiful place - we actually saw the lights! Traveller from Singapore.”

“It's fantastic to sleep under the beautiful sky. Traveller from China.”

LAPLAND PRICES


Estimate your Lapland travel cost including stay, travel, basic activities and food.

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SAARISELKA EVENTS

Aurora hunting by minibus 3 h / daily


Take a warm and comfortable trip after Northern Lights by minibus. The guide knows where to drive and if there is luck, we will enjoy the unbelievable heaven show over the sky.

• daily
• departure: 8:30 PM
• duration: approx. 3 h
• minimum: 4 adults

Price
• 75 € / person
• 37,50 € child 4-12 yrs.

Price includes
• transport by minibus
• guiding in Finnish and English
• traffic insurance
• ATT. pick up from the clients cabin/apartment/hotel is not included in the price - client should come 15 min before the start of the program to the Luontoloma Pro Safaris safari office in address: Lutontie 3 (back yard of Santa´s Hotel Tunturi main building)

Date: From 1 October 2019 every day
Address: back yard of Santa´s Hotel Tunturi main building,

Finnish smoke sauna evening / tuesday, wednesday, friday


Description
The sauna world of Kiilopää is named Kuurakaltio. Kuurakaltio has two electrically heated saunas (separate saunas for men and women), dressing rooms and showers (separate for women and men), a smoke sauna (shared by men and women) and a swimming spot. During the wintertime the temperature of the water is approximately –1 ºC. Our excursion pampers you with the gentle warmth of the traditional Finnish smoke sauna. Between sauna sessions it is worth taking a dip in the fresh water of the arctic brook. Kiilopää is 16 km to south from Saariselkä center. More about area of Kiilopää.

More information
• Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
• smoke sauna 3-8 p.m.
• no minimum number of participants

Price
• 13 € / adult
• child under 12 yrs. free of charge (child always with adult)
• 30 € / family ticket (2 adults + 2 children max 12 yrs.)

Price includes
• bathing in a smoke sauna
• possibility to swim

Price excludes
• transfers
• swimsuit
• towel

For hire
• swimsuit 5 € / person
• towel 5 € / person

Date: 5 November 2019
Address: Kiilopää,

Kingcrab safari in Kirkenes, a day journey, Tuesday


This exciting excursion will be heading to North Norway, Kirkenes. The trip is done by modern and comfortable coach and the guide will tell you about Lapland, Lake Inari, Sami culture, reindeer herding etc.

Breakfast will be served in Sevettijärvi village in a farm by the way to Kirkenes. Thermal gear will be changed in Kirkenes Snow hotel. A totally unforgettable experience awaits you on the frozen fjords of Kirkenes! After changing thermal gear (overalls, socks, boots and balaclava headwear), approx. 35 min sleigh ride pulled by snowmobile will start.

This is your chance to catch, learn how to cook and most importantly EAT this mysterious creature. The Arctic King crab is one of the most popular starter dish in top restaurants and now you have opportunity to taste it as its freshest, pulled from the fjord in front of your eyes. You can even help in sawing the hole in the ice and bring up the catch. Checking the crayfish traps will take approx. 40 min. Snowmobile sleigh ride will take us to a beautiful farmhouse by the lake and our master guide will prepare the caught crab for you to taste.

After lunch and short free time to see the area we ahead to Saariselkä. We will stop in Sevettijärvi village for meal by the return way. And if the weather is good in the evening, we can make a stop of few minutes for watching Aurora Borealis on the route Kirkenes - Saariselkä - Kakslauttanen.

• Tuesdays in November - December, 2019 - January - March 2020
• departure: at 5.30 AM from Saariselkä
• whole day trip 13,5 h
• arrival in Saariselkä: at 7 PM
• minimum: 1 person
Attention: you may start the safari in Saariselkä or Kakslauttanen

Price
• 290 € / person
• 145 € / child under 10 yrs

Pick-up place and -time
• bus stop of Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna, Santa´s Hotel Tunturi and Holiday Club Saariselkä • pick-up time: at 5:30 AM • Kakslauttanen / East Village, outside of the reception maindoor
• pick-up time: at 5:15 AM

Price includes
• return bus transport
• guiding in Finnish / English / German
• breakfast in in Sevettijärvi at 8.15 AM
• thermal gear: overalls, socks, boots, gloves, balaclava headwear, helmet
• at 9.30 - 13.30 King crab safari (at 10.30 Norwegian time) - 3 h
• light King crab lunch during safari
• at 4 PM meal in Sevettijärvi (sautéed reindeer soup, bread, butter, dessert and coffee)

Date: 5 November 2019
Address: Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna, Santa´s Hotel Tunturi and Holiday Club Saariselkä,

Camera Borealis


Spend a weekend with nature photographs and movies. Camera Borealis -nature photograph event has been in Inari village every year since 1996.

Contact: Nature Centre Siida, Kirsi Ukkonen
kirsi.ukkonen@metsa.fi
+358 400 479 986

siida@metsa.fi
+358 (0)206 39 7740

Date: 16 November 2019
Address: Nature Centre Siida,

Husky safari 1 h / mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sa


Before the safari our guide gives you the driving and safety instructions.

You drive two per sledges, other on is the passanger and sits in the sledge, other one is the driver stands on the runers at the back of the sled. In half way you can swop the positions. Our guide is driving a dogteam in front and the guests will follow with their own teams (2/ sledge).

Our trails runs in the forest and on the hills. Driving a dog sledge requiers balance and some condition. In this safari everybody gets to drive by themselves.

After safari you have some time to take pictures with dogs and with puppies, if we have some at the moment.

• every day, except Sundays
• total duration: 2 h
• minimum: 2 adults
• pick-up time: at 1 PM (safari starts at 1:30 PM)
• pick-up place: Holiday Club Saariselkä - main door / entrance hall
Attention: ask also other available starts!

Price
• 75 € / adult (2 people/sled)
• 150 € / adult (1 person/sled)
• 53 € / child 4-11 yrs.
Attention: this discount entitles child to a place in a sledge with adult

Price includes
• return transfer from Saariselkä (approx. 20 min / direction)
• driving and safety instruction lesson
• guidance in English, Germany, French, Finnish, Swedish
• a warm juice inside after safari
• sled driving approx. 5 km (approx. half an hour)
• husky info
• snuggle time with huskies and pups if we have some at the moment

Price excludes:
• thermal gear - you will need warm overall, boots, hat and gloves
• pick-up from Kakslauttanen - Kiilopää (please be in time at pick-up point
Attention: travel insurance is recommended - self liability 900 € / accident

Good to know
• driving huskie sleigh requiers good balance and average physical condition
• the trail is located in hilly area, so the drives should be able to help the dogs in uphills

Date: 22 November 2019
Address: Kakslauttanen - Kiilopää,

Aurora Hunt by open fire / Monday


This tour takes us to north of Saariselkä, leaving the street lights behind us. Our minibus stops on top of the Kaunispää fell, a popular place for aurora hunting. We will continue to our remoted aurora camp where we make a fire in the tepee, make some hot berry juice and enjoy in the glow of fire a late night snack while we wait the northern lights to appear above the horizon.

• Mondays
• departure: at 8:00 PM
• duration: 3 hours
• minimum: 4 adults
Price:
• 120 € / person
• 60 € / child 5-12 years
• child 0-4 years free of charge
Price includes:
• thermal clothing
• guiding in English
• aurora hunting
• warm cottage with hot drinks
• sausages and marshmallows by open fire

Attention: pick up from the clients cabin/apartment/hotel is not included in the price - client should come15 min before the start of the program to the Top Safaris safari office in address: Saariseläntie 7 (same building as Hotel Holiday Club Saariselkä)

Date: 2 December 2019
Address: Hotel Holiday Club Saariselkä,

Aurora ice fishing 3 h / Monday, Friday


We get dressed with warm overalls and shoes. Everyone is also wearing a helmet. The snowmobile guide will give all the safety instructions before we start. After a short snowmobile driving we get out of the village lights and we continue to a lake where we start ice fishing. Total driving distance is approx. 30 km's (15 km's / direction). We try our luck in ice fishing under the millions of stars and maybe amazing Auroras dancing above us.

• Mondays, Friday
• departure: at 8 PM
• duration: approx. 3 h
• minimum: 2 adults
Price:
• 120 € / person, when 2 people share one snowmobile
• 165 € / single driving
• 90 € / adult sittin in a sleigh
• 60 € / child 4 - 12 yrs / sitting in a sleigh
Price includes:

• services of professional guides
• warm clothing (overall, shoes, cloves, balaclava and helmet)
• ice fishing equipment
• hot drink
• snowmobile with insurance - own liability 1000 € in case of accident or damage
• petrol and oil of the snowmobile
• safari will take place depending on weather conditions
• ATT. pick up from the clients cabin/apartment/hotel is not included in the price - client should come to the safari office. Luontolomat Pro Safaris in address Lutontie 3

Date: 2 December 2019
Address: Luontolomat Pro Safaris,

Chasing Northern Lights on snowshoes / Monday


Description: On Saariselkä Training snowshoe tours You will get the chance to explore the untouched snow banks of Urho Kekkonen National Park. We'll hike outside the maintained trails which means that we will very unlikely meet other people. We start the tour after sun set and head towards the top of fell Iisakkipää. If we are lucky we will see the northern lights dancing on the sky. Even if we aren't that lucky, walking in dark forest is a unique experience.

• Mondays (December - February)
• starting time: 8PM from starting place of the xc-skiing tracks (Lutontie 3)
• duration: 2 hours
• max 10 participants
• participants should have suitable outdoor clothes

Price:
• 70€/person
Price includes
• services from local guide
• snowshoes
• warm berry drink and small snacks during a break

Date: 2 December 2019
Address: Luontolomat Pro Safaris,

Northern Light safari by snowmobile / tuesday, thursday


Would you like to experience the exotic light show on the sky, Aurora Borealis? Our Northern Light Tour takes you far away from the lights in the village on a sleigh ride to the fells. If the weather is fine, prognosis for weather and aurora are promising we’ll meet at the safari club and head with our guide over the fells. We can’t guarantee that you’ll see aurora but also only the sleigh ride behind the snowmobile under the bright stars of Lappish sky is an unforgettable experience. And we don’t start if the forecast is not good enough.

• Tuesdays and Thursdays
• departure: at 8 PM
• duration: 2-2,5 hours
• minimum: 2 adults

Price: • 125 € / person (2 people/snowmobile)
• 160 € / person (1 person/snowmobile) (you should choose this one if you don´t have a pair for sharing the snowmobile)
• 80 € / person (sitting in the sleigh)
• 62,50 € / child 10-12 yrs. (sitting in the sleigh)

Attention: evening safari is not recommended for children (child should be at least 10 years old) and if accompanied, there must be an adult sitting in sleigh, too
Price includes:
• driving by snowmobile
• gasoline
• thermal clothing as described
• guidance in English and Finnish
• hot drink
• third party motor insurance: The driver of the snowmobile has to be at least 16 years of age with a valid driving licence (own liability max 900 € in accident)

Attention: pick up from the clients cabin/apartment/hotel is not included in the price - client should come 20 min before the start of the program to the Top Safaris safari office in address: Saariseläntie 7 (same building as Hotel Holiday Club Saariselkä)

Date: 3 December 2019
Address: Hotel Holiday Club Saariselkä,
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