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Aurora Across the Border

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Combining two countries – Norway and Finland - you'll stay in new boutique hotel Cahkal, situated in Finnish Lapland in a prime northern lights location.

The trip will start off with a night in Norway’s ‘Paris of the North’ where you will begin your hunt for the aurora before journeying across the border to the new boutique hotel Cahkal in Finland.

This is a fantastic location in Kilpisjärvi and you will be based here taking part in various activities and enjoying the stunning views that surround you. The location is perfect for aurora spotting as it is located just north east of Abisko, which is known as one of the best aurora spots in Europe.

Location Finland
Duration 4 Nights
Available dates Dec - Mar
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £2,500



  • 4 Night Break staying in Tromso and Cahkal Boutique Hotel
  • A Night in Norway’s Paris of the North
  • Mixing activities and relaxation in the this new boutique hotel
  • Spot the aurora from the doorstep of your property
  • Option to extend your stay in Tromso and travel across another border to Sweden

What’s included

  • All transfers incldued
  • 1 Night in Tromso on a Breakfast Basis
  • 3 Nights package at Cahkal Boutique Hotel on a Full Board Basis
  • Mix of excursions and relaxation (4 excursions included)
  • Option to extend your stay

A note on flights

While flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our Travel Experts for details of the available options.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1


Arrive into Tromso and depending on what you flight you get you might be able to squeeze in an evening excursion to kick-start your northern lights hunting.

Day 2


Spend the morning exploring a bit more of Tromso before getting your shared transfer to the stunning new boutique hotel Cahkal, a 2.5-hour transfer from Tromso to Kilpisjarvi. Upon arrival, take the time to relax and enjoy your brand new surroundings.

Day 3


During the day you can get used to your new surroundings and exploring the area. There is a sauna you can book onsite which can be upgraded to a private option. Then in the evening you can get ready for an exhilarating night in the enchanting Kilpisjärvi village, where the stunning northern lights take center stage when the night sky is at its clearest and most vibrant!

Nestled at the crossroads of maritime and continental climates, Kilpisjärvi boasts a unique meteorological advantage that gifts us with frequent, crystal-clear skies – the perfect canvas for the breathtaking spectacle of the northern lights.

Picture this: you’ll embark on a thrilling adventure through the pristine snowy forests, a magical realm where every step is a journey into wonder. As you traverse this winter wonderland, your senses will be tantalized by the alluring aroma of hot beverages, lovingly brewed to warm your heart and hands.

Day 4


Today you will take part in an epic snowmobile trip that takes you to the three borders of Scandinavia. You will snowmobile across to the three corners of Scandinavia as you discover the northernmost points of Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Brace yourself for some incredible scenery in this highly sought-after activity.

In the evening enjoy a delicious 3-course meal before potentially catching the aurora from outside your hotel.

Day 5


Today you will be transferred back to Tromso airport for your flight home. But before you go, you will finish off the trip with some Husky Sledding, ensuring you complete all of the best activities when visiting Scandinavia.

Where You'll Stay

Cahkal Hotel

Cahkal Hotel is nestled in the heart of Finnish Lapland, seamlessly blending modern design with Nordic hospitality. With five distinct room types across two buildings, each space offers breathtaking mountain views through expansive windows that bring the outdoors into your room.

Every room at Cahkal Hotel is thoughtfully equipped with drying cabinets, hair dryers, and complimentary Wi-Fi. To enhance your comfort, blackout curtains, air conditioning, and soundproofing acoustics ensure a peaceful retreat by minimizing external noise. This boutique hotel is strategically located 400 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, marking the northwesternmost point of Finland near the Arctic Ocean. Ideal for experiential travelers, we offer unforgettable experiences and relaxed luxury in a truly unique and pristine arctic wilderness setting.

Enjoy the local delicacies at Aika Kitchen & Bar and unwind on the terrace, taking in the view while listening to the soothing sounds of the Cahkal River. Relax in the sauna and steam room with views overlooking the breathtaking Saana moutain. The arctic ambiance pervades every corner of the hotel, offering the perfect spot for solo travelers, romantic getaways, or group trips with friends.

Scandic Ishavshotel Tromso

The Scandic Ishavshotel is on a picturesque waterside location in Tromsø, which is often referred to as the Paris of the North, and offers stunning views of the harbour and city. It is located only 50 metres from the Hurtigruten ferry and 4 minutes from the Polar Museum. It has easy access to the pier where most boating trips depart from.

Almost all rooms at the Scandic Ishavshotel are located at the very end of the quay and provide panoramic views whilst there are excellent Restaurant and Bar facilities.

For a relaxing drink visit the Roast Bar, located right by the water and offering views of the Tromsø Bridge and a famous architectural landmark, the Arctic Cathedral.

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