This trip takes you to peaceful Sunday Morning Resort, roughly 1.5 hours outside of Rovaniemi. Here you can enjoy a relaxing few days of luxury living with some thrilling activities.
Northern Lights Magical Hideaway: Logwood Apartment Aurora Experience
Stay in a tranquil resort surrounded by Lapland’s nature and culture, with a choice of sustainable and authentic Arctic experiences.
- 3 Nights stunning in a Log Wood Apartment with your own private sauna
- Half Board with delicious 3 course dinner
- 4 activities to experience out in the wild
- 3 Nights at Sunday Morning Resort
- Half Board
- Transfers from Rovaniemi
- 2 Northern Lights activities
- 2 daytime activites with snowmobiling and husky sledding
- Arctic clothing
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
Arrive into Rovaniemi airport and meet your shared transfer to Sunday Morning Resort. After checking in, spend the rest of the afternoon settling into your new accommodation for the next three nights. Inside your apartment you will have you own personal sauna so why not take some time out and relax before your 3-course dinner.
Today the activities begin with a day of husky sledding, before an exciting arctic night safari. Experience the thrill of dog mushing in Lapland. At a local husky farm, you’ll be greeted by dozens of friendly huskies eager to embark on this journey with you. Learn the ins and outs of handling a husky team and mastering the art of driving a sled. With two persons per sleigh, one drives while the other enjoys the exhilarating ride through the wintry landscapes pulled by these magnificent huskies!
Don your safari gear for a remarkable evening in the serene wilderness. Led by your expert guide, escape the glow of city lights as you venture into vast, open spaces free from any light pollution. Here, under the vast Arctic sky, take in the tranquil beauty and keep your eyes peeled. With luck on your side, you might witness the ethereal spectacle of the Northern Lights painting the heavens.
Explore the wonders of the Arctic with a nature safari, an opportunity to experience the thrill of snowmobiling. Glide along gentle tracks, allowing ample time to revel in the stunning Arctic landscapes as you navigate the route. Discover picture-perfect spots ideal for capturing breathtaking photos and pause to soak in the mesmerising scenery while indulging in comforting warm drinks.
And that’s not all! As the evening casts its enchanting hue, you can venture out for an exhilarating snowshoeing adventure. Trek through the snowy terrain, guided by experts, as you search for the elusive Aurora. Traverse the wintry landscapes under the star-studded sky, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of Lapland’s wilderness, and keep your eyes peeled for the dancing Northern Lights!
After breakfast get your shared transfer back to the airport – your adventure doesn’t have to end here though. There are plenty more places to discover, whether that is staying longer in Rovaniemi or heading down to Helsinki to spend some time in Finland’s capital. Just speak to the team who will be able to assist you in extending your trip.
Where You'll Stay
Sunday Morning Resort
Within the enchanting fell landscape of Pyhä-Luosto National Park, under two hours from Rovaniemi airport, you’ll find the Sunday Morning Resort. A lakeside boutique hotel committed to carbon-free luxury and providing wellness and rejuvenation in the heart of Finnish Lapland.
Sunday Morning Resort is commited to eco-friendly practices, which is why the array of activities is powered by a fleet of electric snowmobiles, making them both silent and emission-free. Guests can partake in sustainable adventures such as husky and reindeer safaris, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and eFatbike tours.
Within the Main Lodge are four double bedrooms with private balcony and lake view, smart TV, Wi-Fi, shower with steam, sauna and massage features, bathrobes, slippers and hair dryer. The four Aihki Apartments each have a bedroom for two, living room with a fireplace, kitchen, bathroom and sauna. Three more beds can be set up in the spacious loft upstairs.
All guests can enjoy the on-site saunas, gym, and restaurant Aihki. The restaurant showcases modern North-Scandinavian cuisine featuring fresh, locally sourced organic ingredients. This sophisticated dining venue doubles as an art gallery, hosting exhibitions, concerts, and themed evenings. Recognized as one of Finland’s top 40 restaurants in 2022 and 2023, Restaurant Aihki promises gastronomic indulgence.
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See what our clients say
Thank you for arranging a fabulous holiday, we had a really enjoyable time and would love to return in the future. Hotel Ranga is a lovely place to stay and the owner greeted guests in the restaurant, which was an unexpected welcoming touch. We didn’t see the Northern Lights due to the weather and the trip to the Eyjafjallajokull glacier and volcano was substituted by an excursion to Thorsmork, also due to the weather, which we thoroughly enjoyed; the brochure description doesn’t do it justice. We found Iceland and the people there really charismatic. Although the wind and snow cut short the amount of travelling we could do, we still covered a reasonable amount of what we wanted to see and our appetites are whetted for a return, perhaps in Spring or Summer. We found a couple of great places to eat near the Hotel in Reykjavik. Messin does tasty fish dishes and the Icelandic Street Food restaurant was excellent, offering simple but hearty soups with refills included in the price – great value.
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.
1. Gourmet Cabins was excellent and Johan was a friendly and knowledgeable host. The food, cabins, hot tub and sauna were brilliant.
2. Dog sledge was a fantastic experience and we were given the opportunity to drive our own sledge
3. Snow Mobile – really got off the beaten track and into the spectacular mountains
4. Saw the Northern Lights twice in two days. There is no description that can really do them justice
We did the aurora nights break and had a great time overall. Everything related to flights, hire car, and hotels ran smoothly. There were a few issues largely relating to the weather and driving conditions (we travelled in mid March), but what we did manage to do was amazing.
The blue lagoon was easy to access from the airport and was a brilliant experience. We booked the standard package and it came with a free drink and face mask. Facilities were clean and organised with free toiletries in the shower rooms, which helps if you’ve gone there straight from the airport.
The drive to Hotel Ranga afterwards was long but fine (check out the road on google streetview to know what to expect). The hotel and staff were great. We were limited to one option as vegetarians on the bar and a la carte menus, but the food was lovely and if you are a meat eater you will see options of unusual dishes like puffin and reindeer.
Our northern lights super jeep trip was cancelled on both nights due to a poor forecast, but we were lucky enough to get an aurora wake up call from Hotel Ranga the first night. We couldn’t use the hottubs as there are only a few and they were always taken in the limited time we spent at the hotel, so don’t go expecting to get lots of time in one and you won’t be disappointed. View them as an add on if you can time it right. We were travelling with an 11 year old, so we didn’t stay up really late. If you are a couple you probably have a better chance of getting one later on.
The glacier/volcano super jeep trip was outstanding. Our driver, Íbí was excellent. She went above and beyond and gave us such an awesome experience. We were also super lucky with the weather the first two days and had great views across Iceland.
The ice cave tour was also incredible and the guides running it were excellent. The group size was much bigger than expected (especially after the more exclusive volcano super jeep tour), but it was broken down into smaller groups that were managed well, with plenty of time factored in for photographs. There were several unexplained delays getting to the cave during the tour that meant we weren’t able to ‘mini tour’ the rest of the South Coast afterwards, so if you plan to do the ice cave don’t overplan for the afternoon as you may not have much time. Not a huge disappointment for us as we got to experience the cave, but I imagine someone who planned a full itinerary afterwards might be frustrated by the estamiated timings not always being right and subject to change with the weather (which was wicked that day).
Driving around Reykjavik was a horrible experience as we arrived around rush hour and weren’t prepared for all the traffic, having only experienced quiet roads along the south coast. It was difficult finding a parking space, so be prepared to drive around a little when you arrive. If you haven’t driven on the right before and are not a confident driver this could leave you feeling stressed. Again, check out the roads into Reykjavik on Google maps to get a sense of what awaits if you aren’t used to self-driving.
We didn’t get to tour the golden circle because of road conditions/ice/road closures, so we spent the day in Reykjavik instead. This turned out okay for us as we did some of the attractions (Lava Centre and Fly Over Iceland – both hughly recommended), but it ended up being an extra expense and we missed out on the golden attractions. Again, not a big issue if you are aware this could happen. The weather is so changeable that having a plan B is a good approach.
Weekend a la Carte sent us a text warning us about the bad weather conditions, which we’d already seen on the Safe Iceland app, but we were grateful for anyway. It was good to know they were looking out for us!
All in all, a remarkable trip, with some unique experiences. If you book this in the knowledge that nature will have her own way, and you may not see everything you want (especially in winter), you will have a great time. Ranga is definitely the best place to maximise your chances of seeing the lights.
My daughter and I had an amazing time on our trip, we didn’t want it to end! Everything went according to plan, each excursion was well organized and everyone involved with each activity, as well as everyone at the lodge was kind, friendly, positive and happy, which makes such a difference to your whole experience. The food at The Abisko Mountain Lodge was also incredibly good. Our room was large, comfortable and well-furnished. The bathroom too was also spacious and well-equipped. The outdoor clothing provided was of very good quality which kept us warm, and the staff members are happy to change items if they are not quite the right size for you. This is my second trip with Weekend a la carte and I’m sure there will be more as I have complete trust in them. I highly recommend Aurora Nights, it was fabulous.
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.
This was a bucket list trip. The company are specialists and I’ve valued their advice. Everything from the when to go for the best opportunity to see the lights and equipment needed and provided.Our activities included, the Ice Hotel, night photo shoot, snowmobiling, guided walk and the sky station meal. All excellent and well run by knowledgeable experts and guides. The Abisko Lodge is warm comfortable and relaxing the food is excellent and the staff welcoming, friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend if you’re looking for a different and exciting experience.
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.