Arctic Circle Aurora Adventure

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  • No booking fees
5 Based on 6 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-25096
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Rajamaa, Finland
  • Ends Rajamaa, Finland
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoy a Sámi cultural experience and reindeer sledding
  • Go dog sledding and snowshoeing above the Arctic Circle
  • Embark on a two-day wilderness expedition on forest skis
  • Look to the sky for a nightly chance to see the Northern Lights
The "Arctic Circle Aurora Adventure" trip starts and ends in Rajamaa. The "Arctic Circle Aurora Adventure" trip is a snowshoeing trip that takes 8 days taking you through Rajamaa, Rajamaa in Finland and Sweden. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This winter adventure takes us some 125mi (200km) above the Arctic Circle to Sápmi (also known as Lapland), where nature is raw and powerful, and mighty rivers flanked by endless forests dominate the landscape. We base ourselves at Rajamaa on the island of Muonionalusta, where the Malmström family has been welcoming guests since 1986. Situated in the River Muonio on the Swedish side of the border with Finland, there are only seven full-time inhabitants, two of whom are our hosts for the week.

Immersed in one of the most spectacular untamed wilderness areas in Europe, we spend a week learning about the Sámi culture and connecting with nature while trying a variety of activities including dog sledding, snowshoeing and forest skiing. Every night, we keep our eyes to the sky where, with luck, we will be treated to the Northern Lights. Our trip culminates with a two-day expedition in the forest, where we stay overnight in a traditional log cabin and get back to nature in peaceful, untouched surroundings.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start at Rajamaa in Muonionalusta, north Sweden
  • Day 2: Snowshoe through wintry landscapes; spot animal tracks and enjoy lunch in the forest; walk back to the chalets over frozen swamps and hills
  • Day 3: Enjoy a thrilling dog sledding tour through the forest; afternoon introduction to forest skiing
  • Day 4: Free day; optional snowmobile safari
  • Day 5: Spend a memorable morning with a local Sámi family, learning about their traditional way of life, and enjoy a magical reindeer sledding experience
  • Day 6: Set off on a two-day wilderness expedition on forest skis; cross frozen lakes and pine-clad hills then stay overnight in a log cabin
  • Day 7: Ski back to Rajamaa; relax in the sauna and enjoy our final dinner
  • Day 8: End at Rajamaa in Muonionalusta, north Sweden
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts, six lunches and seven dinners
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Group arrival and departure transfers available
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
Others
  • All specialist equipment (see packing list in Trip Notes)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request - limited availability)
  • Visas or vaccinations
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 09 2024
5 - Excellent
Good description
The week is a mixture of activities, snowshoeing, dog sledding, reindeer’s and forest skiing through the amazing arctic wilderness. You stay in a chalet and eat and have talks in a main building. The hosts are all amazing as is... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 20 2023
5 - Excellent
Amazing Week
What a fantastic week , full of excitement and plenty of adventure . The Northern lights came out within a couple of hours of us arriving and our trip was off to an amazing start. We had great fun out snow shoeing , this place is... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 19 2023
5 - Excellent
Adventures in the snow
What a fantastic trip, we arrived and saw the aurora on the first night. The rest of the trip never failed to disappoint. It was an amazing group, a fabulous mix of activity, combined with a great landscape and the stunning... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 18 2023
5 - Excellent
Absolutely amazing
This really was the adventure to beat all adventures, so many amazing sights and experiences. The accommodation was very comfortable, the food fantastic and the activities were stunning. The river and forest scenery as well as... Read more
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Arctic Circle Aurora Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 20 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 October 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Arctic Circle Aurora Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Arctic Circle Aurora Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

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