Watch the Northern Lights from your bed in a glass-roofed ‘igloo’ on this star-studded tour of Scandinavia
Off the Map Travel offers a new tour that will make you look up to the heavens.
The company’s latest experience, known as the Stars of Scandinavia, takes visitors to two locations in Finland renowned for their exceptional viewing of the aurora. While the night sky is most certainly the main attraction, the tour also includes some amazing accommodations as a cherry on the cake.
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The six-day tour begins in Tromso, Norway, where travelers will make their way to the first stop in Kilpisjärvi, Finland. There they will spend a night in the new two-story Wow House, which is an “igloo” hut that faces north for optimal viewing of the Northern Lights. Just 30 miles from the Arctic Ocean, Kilpisjärvi is a place with virtually no light pollution and a population of just over 100, making it the perfect place to find complete solitude and silence while you relax. lie down and look at the stars.
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From there, travelers will head to Rovaniemi, Finland, the capital of Lapland, to spend time at the Lappish Kammi Suites. The eco-accommodations are designed to offer a clear view of the Aurora. The igloo-style design extends to a glass dome above the bedroom on the mezzanine level, so guests can stretch out on the deluxe queen-size bed and stay toasty while exploring the magic of the Northern Lights. The rooms have also been specially fitted with low intensity red lighting to allow guests’ eyes to adjust to the night sky.
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But that’s not all. During the tour, guests will take part in plenty of daytime activities as well as dog sledding, a fat bike ride on the frozen tundra and snowmobiling to the border of Norway, Finland and from Sweden to meet members of the Sami culture, who have called the region home for hundreds of years.
The six-day, five-night tour starts at $ 2,454 per person based on double occupancy. The price includes some meals, all transfers, four-star accommodation and all activities. The tour is available from December 2021 to March 2021. See Off the Map Travel for full itinerary details.