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Come and witness the Northern Lights with Aurora Nights
Northern Lights Holidays
Classic Short Breaks in Finland
Classic Short Breaks in Iceland
Classic Short Breaks in Norway
Classic Short Breaks in Sweden
Exclusive Aurora Breaks in Finland
Exclusive Aurora Breaks in Iceland
Exclusive Aurora Breaks in Norway
Exclusive Aurora Breaks in Sweden
Glass Igloo Breaks in Finland
Self Drive Breaks in Iceland
Explore the Enchanting Aurora Phenomenon
Aurora Borealis blends Greek and Roman mythology, combining Aurora, the Roman goddess of Dawn, with Boreas, the Greek North Wind.
These mesmerizing lights have sparked myths and legends across the ages. Standing under a breathtaking aurora, you’ll feel the awe and see why superstitions once thrived without scientific explanations.
Everything you need to know about Auroras
See what our clients say
Cannot thank this company enough. Our break to Iceland was the second time we’ve let them organise everything for us and once again they didn’t disappoint. Everything ran seamlessly and the organised tours were wonderful. This company knows what they are doing. If you want to experience the geysers, the volcano, the northern lights and all the other exciting things that Iceland has to offer then this is the company to use.
Brilliant short break. Hotel Ranga was lovely, excellent food. Managed to see the Northern Lights as well! Iceland on the whole was quite expensive but a lovely place to visit, the people were very friendly.
An amazing trip and excellent service provided by all involved. Great value for money too. Food was excellent. Accommodation was wonderful and the trips booked were outstanding. An amazing trip
We had a wonderful time! The food at the lodge was amazing and there were some great vegetarian dishes. I had the best beetroot I’ve ever had (beetroot tartare).
Everyone was really friendly and all the guides were good fun and very knowledgeable.
A special thanks to William and Petri who were really friendly and really added a personal touch to our trip. The activities were really well planned and we especially enjoyed the trip with the huskies. The area we were in is stunning and the lodge was very nice. We would definitely recommend this to friends and family.
A well organised trip which was tailored to our specific requests. The arrangements all ran perfectly and any queries prior to the holiday were handled very quickly and professionally. The standard of accommodation and organised tours was very high. I would use this company again and recommend them.
What a fantastic trip! I booked this for myself and my husband to celebrate my 40th birthday and it didn’t disappoint! Booking was simple and we were kept up to date with all the details from the office team in the UK.
From the moment we arrived at Kiruna airport all the staff we encountered were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. We opted for the upgraded room at the Abisko Mountain Lodge which I would highly recommend. The cold weather clothing which was supplied was fantastic and kept us really warm in the sub-zero temperatures. The dog sledging, snowmobiling and the Northern Lights photography were all superb and the staff leading the trips were really friendly and so knowledgeable. Even though we weren’t able to do the sky station trip because of the weather, there was a lovely alternative evening organised for us which included a traditional dinner and a walk to the lake where we were able to see the lights. The food at the lodge was also exceptional and showcased some lovely traditional dishes using Moose and Reindeer which were wonderful to try.
I would like to send a massive thank you to all the staff at The Abisko Mountain Lodge as well as the guides we used for our guided walks, dog sledging and snowmobiling. I’d highly recommend the trip, it was our first visit to Sweden and we would definitely return. Thanks again to everyone (including the huskies) who made it so memorable!
Superb holiday to Iceland, well organised, advice regarding trips informative and far exceeded our expectations (Glaciers and ice Cave) run by South Coast. Hotel Ranga is a lovely hotel, perfect to see Northern Lights (which we did see on our 3rd night), very comfortable, food excellent, staff helpful and informative. SouthCoast Adventure tour company were excellent, guides knowledgeable, and clearly very experienced.
This vacation has without without doubt, has been the best experience we have ever had. The organisation from the minute we landed in Kiruna until we departed at the close of our trip was second to none. The transition between hotels was always seamless and punctual. Everywhere we stayed was beautifully clean and the meals were top quality. Every driver was polite, entertaining and very knowledgeable, furnishing us with invaluable information about Sweden and the activities in which we were to participate. The snowmobiling was wonderful giving access via our guide, to stunning panoramic views of the mountain whilst viewing reindeer in their natural habitat.
Our guide demonstrated how to use the snowmobile safely he was pleasant and informative. When visiting the reindeer on the Sami reservation; we found the brother and sister team who hosted lovely. Again they were so hospitable and helpful and feeding the reindeer up close was a wonderful experience.
They provided additional activities for us to try and we were treated to a traditional Sami lunch in their hut. They provided us with invaluable information appertaining to their culture and caring for their reindeer. The reindeer were in superb condition and happy in their environment. Similarly, when out with the dog sleds the experience was magical. Two hours of beautiful scenery, and frozen lakes, finishing with a one-on-one experience massaging the dogs. Magic! We were so impressed with the care that was placed upon ensuring the dogs were comfortable, well-nourished and so loved by their owners/handlers.
Now to the photographic experience. A large group of us were treated to a demonstration of how to operate some serious camera equipment with tripod. Each of us was loaned the camera and given assistance setting up the camera on a frozen lake in preparation for the appearance of the Northern Lights. We were taken to this lake on large wooden sleighs pulled by a snowmobile. We cannot speak too highly of the two young men who accompanied us on this experience. They could not do enough for us. They were there to offer assistance with our cameras throughout the two-plus hours we were on this beautiful lake.
They advised where to position the camera and when the Lights appeared, what a performance. We had a two-hour display of this most breathtaking phenomenon. We were so fortunate to be able to experience this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence for which we are so grateful. We will never forget this memorable holiday and cannot thank you and everyone who assisted in making a lifetime dream come true. Karen & Andrew Adamson
Why choose us
Frequently asked questions
Have a different question? We are always happy to help.
What is so special about the Northern Lights?
Witnessing the northern lights in their full glory must rank as one of the most amazing life experiences for anyone who has had this privilege. If you are planning a northern lights holiday then you may find our information hub particularly useful as questions like:
- What are the northern Lights?
- Where can I see the northern lights?
- When is the best time to see the northern lights?
We hope we can help you create your dream northern lights holiday.
Tell me more about Aurora Nights as a company
Over 15 years we have built up an enviable reputation as one of the leading northern lights holiday companies. We specialise in Nordic countries which offer contrasting experiences. Sweden, Norway, and Finland provide the traditional holiday with snow sports like husky driving and snowmobiling while Iceland provides one of the most spectacular landscapes on earth to explore. Volcanoes, waterfalls, whales and open vistas are what thrill the senses on a super jeep or self-drive adventure.
What makes Sweden so special when it comes to the Northern Lights?
Sweden is home to one of the most recognised northern lights holiday destinations on earth – Abisko. We pioneered Abisko as a northern lights holiday destination and still offer market leading breaks to this premier aurora destination. Sweden is also home to the original ICEHOTEL which is now 30 years young. If you are visiting Swedish Lapland on a northern lights holiday then you must try to see this amazing structure even if the thought of a night staying in one of its amazing art suites does not appeal.
We have worked with many local partners since we launched 15 years ago and are proud to offer some of the best places to stay in the region. Besides Abisko Mountain Lodge and the ICEHOTEL we offer:
- Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge,
- Pine Bay Lodge
- Arctic Gourmet wilderness cabins
- Tree Hotel
- Arctic Retreat
In many cases we can offer exclusive use of lodges for our guests. As we do so many special occasion wedding anniversary or birthday celebrations our clients value having a private retreat so do let us know if this is what you are looking for. Our breaks are designed to give you the best of what the region has and we offer action packed breaks where we endeavour for you make the most of your time on your northern lights adventure.
If it’s the Lapland experience you are looking for then Swedish Lapland should be high on your list. It is the less developed of the Nordic countries from a tourism point of view which means you can enjoy more exclusive wilderness experiences.
What about other holidays?
Whether you are looking for a 3 night action packed short break or a longer northern lights holiday spanning 2 weeks and several destinations we offer a choice of bucket list breaks.
To spend time in the northern lights capital of Abisko see our breaks
To experience the original ICEHOTEL or the unique TREEHOTEL see our choice of breaks
What kind of other breaks do you offer?
We offer a range of classic short breaks that are designed to give you a high impact northern lights holiday whilst staying in some of the best northern lights destinations in Swedish Lapland. See our range of breaks.
If you are looking for something just that little bit special then take a look at our Exclusive Retreats.
Can you see the Northern Lights in the autumn?
Whilst many people’s initial thoughts are of a mid-winter break to see the northern lights they are visible from September through to early April and the autumn is a superb time to visit. A self-drive holiday at this time allows you to explore the vast landscapes and appreciate the majestic Fall colours.
What about combing the countries and visiting more than one?
Finally if you are thinking that you may only visit Scandinavia once in your life and want to see and do as much as possible then take a look at our epic multi country northern lights breaks. These combine Sweden with Iceland and parts of Norway. Iceland offers a wonderful contrast to Swedish Lapland for anyone planning a northern lights holiday. As the world’s youngest country in Geological terms it is truly a land of fire and ice.
We offer holidays in 2 parts of the country – The North and South West!
What is Reykjavik like?
Reykjavik, Iceland’s vibrant capital city is in the south and with so many flight connections is easily accessible from many European countries as well as US cities. Our Breaks in the south in most cases combine experiencing Reykjavik with northern lights hunting in the south of Iceland away from any artificial light and in an area renowned as Iceland’s best for consistent sightings.
We have breaks that provide you with the opportunity of staying at remote wilderness cabins or if you prefer hotel accommodation then the celebrated Hotel Ranga is an excellent base for a northern lights holiday.
What can I get up to in Iceland?
Exploring the Golden Circle featuring the Gulfoss waterfall, Pingvellier National Park and the celebrated erupting Geysir are a must for any first time traveller to Iceland. There is also the world famous Blue Lagoon where you can relax in geothermal waters and whale watching off the coast. We work with the best guides in South Iceland to provide you with both day time and northern lights explorations in specially adapted Super jeeps that allow you to get out and experience the awe inspiring beauty that is Iceland.
North Iceland remains largely undiscovered and provides wilderness on a different scale. It is possible to do both husky and snowmobile adventures in the north as well as soak up the geothermal waters at the Myvatn Baths. If travelling in Autumn then a trip to the Askja volcanic crater is a must. North Iceland around the port of Husavik, is the whale watching capital of Europe. If you are planning a midnight sun holiday or an autumn northern lights holiday then a day out searching for Humpback whales is a must! North Iceland is also accessible now with direct flights from London Gatwick with Easyjet.
Can you tailor make a trip for me?
We combine Iceland with Sweden and Norway to provide some epic multi country aurora hunting journeys – but that isn’t all – our team are experience in building tailor made trips to fit your requirements and make the most of your once in a lifetime trip. So if you plan to visit Scandinavia or Iceland on your next northern lights holiday then the team at Aurora Nights would be delighted to provide you with the insights and use of our skills and contacts to create a once in a lifetime northern lights holiday.
Why book your Northern Lights holiday with Aurora Nights?
Here are 4 reasons to trust us with your northern lights holiday experience:
- Expect the personal touch from people who really care about your trip
- We have been organising Northern Lights Travel for a long time. Expect hand crafted breaks that give you the very best chance of seeing the Aurora
- We give you impartial, expect expert and knowledgeable advice tailored to your requirements
- We look after you from time of booking to when you return. With unrivalled customer service and support
Ready to witness the Northern Lights?
We are experts in providing once in a lifetime northern lights holidays to Swedish Lapland, Iceland, Norway and Finland.