Thursday, 13 February 2014 12:29 PM
Mid-to-late March is an ideal time to travel to Finland and witness the Northen Lights. The deep snow is ideal for winter activities, the air lacks the winter chill and days are longer, which all bodes well for an activity holiday. Good news, too, for Aurora hunters, as there’s less cloud cover and it’s often said that the Northern Lights are particularly frequent around the Spring Equinox (March 20th).
Jeris, Finnish Lapland: 20km from the nearest village, lakeside Jeris offers a remote setting for this gentle six-night holiday. Rather than racing about in the snow, this trip takes on a leisurely pace with daily activities such as husky sledding, forest snow-shoe walks and reindeer sleigh rides, as well as night-time Aurora hunts.
Departing March 8th and 15th, the Lakeside Auroras tour costs from £1,795 pp (two sharing) including flights (London), transfers, six nights’ full-board accommodation, activities and Aurora hunts, cold-weather clothing and guides.
Harriniva, Finnish Lapland: This Northern Lights trip to winter activity hub Harriniva takes on a photography slant, with tuition and workshops from expert photographer and local Laplander Antti Pietikäinen. Put skills to practice on night-time Aurora hunts, and spend days out in the snow snowmobiling, husky-sledding and visiting a snow hotel.
Departing March 4th and 25th, the active Harriniva – Aurora Photography trip costs from £1,995 pp (two sharing) including flights (London), transfers, four nights’ full-board accommodation, activities and Aurora hunts, photography tuition, cold-weather clothing and guides.
For more information or to book call 01670 785 012 or visit The Aurora Zone website.