The Aurora Zone
New Aurora 360 Cabins in Rovaniemi, Finland
A fairytale setting for cosy Northern Lights hunting from bed
Looking like magical pixie huts in a picture-perfect scene of deep fluffy snow and tall frosted pines, the new Aurora 360 Cabins in Rovaniemi, Finland, provide an enthralling new accommodation option in a beautiful corner of Finnish Lapland. Set in pristine wilderness surroundings in the Apukka Resort, yet just a short drive from Rovaniemi itself, the location is perfect for escaping light pollution that can mar opportunities for viewing the Northern Lights.
Like something straight from a fairytale, the design of these two-tier wooden huts is based on a Komsio, a traditional Sámi cradle, meaning the boutique cabins are the epitome of comfort and cosiness. Accommodation is split over two levels, with the stylishly-designed ground floor living space featuring a sofa bed, seating area, large windows and warming electric fire – the perfect place to return to after a day exploring the snowy surroundings – and a private bathroom with shower and WC.
The upstairs room, however, is the pièce de résistance – a snug bedroom under a conical roof of glass. With 360o views of the starry Arctic sky, this is a dream spot from which to search out the mystical Aurora Borealis, whilst staying all tucked up in bed.
Sleeping up to four, a magical night in an Aurora 360 Cabin makes for a memorable addition to a Rovaniemi break with the UK’s original Northern Lights holiday company, The Aurora Zone. Here are two itineraries including an Aurora 360 cabin overnight stay:
1. Three-night Rovaniemi – Aurora Adventure at Apukka. This multi-activity holiday at the Apukka Resort includes a 7-10km husky safari across frozen lakes and snowy forests and a relaxing night-time ride on the Snowtrain to a traditional Kota, or wilderness hut with a blazing fire, perfect for cosying around with warm drinks and searching the skies for the Lights. The itinerary also includes a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride, taken as night falls, with the chance to see more of the beautiful surroundings and – with luck – the Aurora, as well as a complimentary overnight stay in an Ice Cabin (subject to availability).
Priced from £885 pp (two sharing), this includes flights (London), transfers, three nights’ half board accommodation, activities listed, expert guides and cold weather clothing for the duration. Departures until 17 March.
2. The four-night Rovaniemi – Arctic Aurora hunt at Apukka itinerary also includes a 7-10km husky safari, Snowtrain Aurora hunt and reindeer night safari, as well as an unforgettable sunrise snowmobile adventure. Rising before dawn, head out into the wilds on a thrilling snowmobile safari, reaching an expertly-chosen, perfect spot to experience the very special Finnish sunrise.
Priced from £1,145 pp (two sharing), this includes flights (London), transfers, four nights’ half board accommodation, activities listed, expert guides and cold weather clothing for the duration. Departures until 20 March.
On both of the above itineraries, a special overnight stay in an Aurora 360 Cabin can be added and is priced from £186 pp.
For further information, please visit www.theaurorazone.com. To discuss Northern Lights hunting tours with an Aurora Expert, please call the well-travelled and experienced team at The Aurora Zone on 01670 785 012.
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