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Five spellbinding Aurora holidays for 2022 with the Northern Lights holiday specialist, The Aurora Zone

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Northern Lights holiday specialist The Aurora Zone recommends five superb itineraries which provide some of the best opportunities to see the mesmerising Aurora Borealis this winter. The trips include an enticing array of winter holiday activities, from snowmobiling and husky sledding to snowshoeing and sauna experiences…

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Located right in the heart of reindeer herding country, in the snowy wilderness of Northern Finland, is the secluded village of Menesjärvi; this is the place to search for Mother Nature’s dazzling celestial light show, the focus of this four-day itinerary. Included are an Aurora Workshop, with advice from a photography expert on how to take the best shots; a snowshoe hunt into the dark Arctic night; snowmobile driving; free use of snowshoes and sledges, plus a soothing night-time sauna. Extra activities include visiting a reindeer herder, cross-country skiing, and dog sledding. The three-night Menesjärvi – Aurora Short Break is from £1,195 per adult (two sharing), including return flights (London), transfers, three nights’ full-board accommodation in a standard room at Hotel Korpikartano, activities listed, expert guides and cold weather clothing. Departs 9th December 2021 – 24th March 2022.

Hunt the elusive Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle, Norway
Visit Tromsø, a vibrant and bustling city located 350 km above the Arctic Circle in Norway. Surrounded by stunning steep mountains and dramatically deep fjords, it is right in the heart of the Auroral Zone. Participate in three days of exhilarating aurora hunting activities, including a visit to a local reindeer camp for dinner, songs and stories around the campfire, and a choice between sailing on board a catamaran and a dog sledding safari. Extra activities, if wished, include a Fjord cruise to spot Arctic wildlife. The three-night Tromsø-Northern Lights City Break is from £795 per adult (two sharing), including airport transfers, three nights’ accommodation in a standard room on a B&B basis at Clarion Hotel The Edge, a traditional three-course Sámi evening meal, activities as listed, expert guides and cold weather clothing during activities. Flights extra. Departs 6th December 2021 – 29th March 2022.

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Ultimate twin centre winter holiday in Finnish Lapland’s pristine wilderness
Experience Finland’s impressive wilderness in the stunning regions of Inari and Nangu. Memorable Aurora hunts and unbelievable Arctic adventures await in the unspoiled winter landscapes overlooking frozen Lake Inari. This eight-day itinerary starts with four nights in authentic Inari, with a visit to a traditional reindeer farm, followed by three nights of wilderness experience in Nangu, with the chance to enjoy a snowmobile pulled sleigh ride to the Aurora Camps around the lake as well as a day of snowshoeing and a husky safari. The seven-night Inari and Nangu – Winter Escape at Lake Inari is from £2,555 per adult (two sharing), including return flights (London), transfers, seven nights’ full- board accommodation in a standard room (four nights at Wilderness Hotel Inari/three nights at Wilderness Hotel Nangu), activities as listed, expert guides, 24/7 assistance and cold weather clothing. Departs 5th December – 20th March 2022.

Aurora hunting amidst the treetops in Swedish Lapland
Discover the pristine wilderness of Swedish Lapland, one of the last untouched regions of Europe. Transformed into a snowy playground for a wide array of outdoor activities, this three-night break includes two nights in a cosy winter cottage at Brändön Lodge, overlooking the frozen Bothnian Bay, and one night amongst the treetops at the unforgettable, world-famous, Treehotel. Both properties are in prime locations for viewing the mesmerising display of the Northern Lights. Extra (chargeable) activities include husky sledding, a reindeer experience and Aurora hunting activities. The three-night Brändön Lodge and Treehotel – Aurora Short Break is from £1,565 per adult (two sharing), including return flights (London), transfers, two nights’ full-board at Brändön Lodge and one night’s full-board at the Treehotel (Bird’s Nest, UFO or Blue Cone; other rooms are available at a supplement), activities as listed, expert guides and cold weather clothing. Departs 17th December 2021 – 29th March 2022.

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Customer Favourite: Northern Lights adventure in Finnish Lapland
Enjoy the silent winter landscapes of Muotka, ideal for those who would like to participate in amazing winter activities in the wilds of Lapland. Discover the beauty of this remote location by travelling across the snow-covered landscape to hunt for the Northern Lights with expert guides. This five-day itinerary includes the Finnish pastime of cross-country skiing, driving a team of huskies across the wilderness, an Aurora workshop, a snowmobiling safari to a reindeer farm and an Aurora hunt by minibus. Extras include a night under the Arctic sky staying in an Aurora Kota. The four-night Muotka – Northern Lights Adventure is from £1,765 per adult (two sharing), including return flights (London), transfers, four nights’ full-board accommodation in a standard room at Muotkan Maja Wilderness Hotel, activities listed, expert guides and cold weather clothing. Departs 5th December 2021 – 27th March 2022.

For further information, visit www.theaurorazone.com. To discuss Northern Lights hunting tours with an Aurora Expert, call the well-travelled and highly experienced Aurora Zone team on 01670 785 012.

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