Northern Lights holidays
Some people choose to visit Lapland for the skiing, the winter activities such as husky or reindeer rides but a lot of people book a holiday to Lapland to chase the Northern Lights. One of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights are a mesmerising light show that dance across the night sky
We offer 3 Northern Lights focused stays:
Muotka 7 night adventure
An overnight excursion
Spend 1 night as part of your holiday in our glass igloos/cabins to sleep under the stars.
Skiing in Lapland
Lapland experiences some of the best Northern Lights displays in the world, with resorts such as Levi having as many as 111 days of the Northern Lights per year - what better place to ski than here, especially during the night-time hours.
Ski the wild this season
Christmas & New Year 2023:
Looking for a story to last a life time? Then spend your Christmas or New Years Eve in the most enchanting, magical and wild place on earth for a festive celebration you will never forget. Imagine waking up on Christmas morning or counting down to mid-night on New Years eve, with the back drop of natures natural fireworks, the Northern Lights.
Depart for Christmas or land for New Years Eve
Explore the magical world of the Northern Lights
When and where can I see the Northern Lights?
The lights can be seen throughout the winter from November to April and are visible from any of our Lapland resorts, which all lie at the optimum latitude, north of the Arctic Circle. You are most likely to see the Northern Lights between 7pm and 2am, when the skies are dark and clear. Move away from brightly lit areas and sources of artificial light for the best views of the Northern Lights and the strongest colours. Great places to see the lights include the forests of Lapland.
The Northern Lights in Local Folklore
The lights play a strong part in ancient folklore. Finnish legend tells how a great arctic fox would run across the snowy fells, swishing its tail and whipping up sparks as it struck the snow – hence the Finnish name for the lights: ‘Revontulet’ meaning Fox Fires. The indigenous Sami people believed the lights were their ancestors’ souls flying across the heavens.