Our most popular 3-night Northern Lights break staying at the exclusive 7-bedroom Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge - a real 'home away from home'.
The Northern Lights Special Holiday
This is the perfect break for clients wishing to chase the northern lights and enjoy some of the best arctic experiences with carefully selected guides who are experts in their field.
This action-packed break includes personal snowmobile and husky experiences, a visit to the Original Icehotel and nights set aside for aurora chasing with guides who know where to go to get the best chance of seeing them.
- 3 Nights in Exclusive Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge
- Drive your own Husky Team
- Snowmobile Adventure
- Northern Lights chase
- Aurora Chase in a Minibus
- Visit to the original ICEHOTEL
- Transfers to/from Kiruna Airport
- 3 Nights at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge
- Lodge Room based on a Full Board Basis including Winter Kit Hire
- Mt Ednamvarri Northern Lights Experience
- Dogsledding Ride with a Guide
- Visit to the Ice Hotel
- Views over Lapland with Snowmobile
- Aurora Chase by Minivan
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
Fly to Swedish Lapland, Welcome to Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge and Northern Lights excursion
Fly to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland where you meet your transfer to Andreas Mikko’s exclusive Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge, a fantastic base for your northern lights holiday.
This wonderful Lodge situated with far reaching views towards the Abisko Alps is the perfect base for a short break. With only seven rooms it has a ‘home away from home’ feel and has excellent activities right from the doorstep.
Mikko and his family will be your hosts and guides and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They will run through your itinerary and will act as your point of reference.
You will also have complimentary arctic winter clothing issued to you for the whole of your stay at the lodge.
Enjoy a magical evening at the lodge with dinner in the tipi located outside the beautiful Lodge Máttaráhkka. When the time is right, you’ll travel by snowmobile to the top of Mt. Ednavaara which offers great views over the mountain range away from the light pollution.
The guide will bring a camera and takes pictures throughout the entire evening for your memories.
Dog Sledding, ICE HOTEL Visit, and Hot Tub
After breakfast you will head out with a team of huskies. The guides will share their passion for the way of life as a musher in the Arctic and you as a guest will experience a bit of the way of life in a pristine area with views and wildlife along the way.
Visit the original Icehotel
Experience the famous magical Icehotel made of snow and ice as well as the revolutionary Icehotel 365 which is open year-round. Admire the spectacular individual Art Suites designed by leading artists from all around the world, and drink a cocktail in the unique ice glasses at the sculptured ice bar.
In the evening, enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub before tucking into a lovely 3-course dinner.
Snowmobile Adventure with Ice Fishing, and an evening Chasing Aurora
Enjoy a full day on unique and well-executed snowmobile safaris cruising around Lapland.
By snowmobile, you will be taken above the tree line up to the top of Lapland viewpoint. Here you will try some traditional ice fishing, while making some coffee over the crackling fire and enjoyiing some Swedish Fika. Back at the lodge, you be served a 2-course lunch from the local kitchen.
Then your evening begins around the fire in the tipi next to the lodge. After enjoying a BBQ meal you will hit the road with a warm and comfortable minivan driving you on calm roads around Lapland to the very best viewing points to give you the opportunity to experience the magical northern lights.
Airport Transfer and Flight Home
Enjoy breakfast before your airport transfer.
Why not extend your break to see Stockholm, Sweden’s picturesque capital city.
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Where You'll Stay
Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge
We are proud to offer this small intimate lodge, run by one of our long standing partners, Andreas Mikko, for exclusive use by our clients.
This 7 room intimate lodge is situated in a super location on a slight elevation with magnificent views across the arctic tundra to the Abisko alps. The emphasis at the lodge is on two elements, Sami culture and ensuring you have the best chance of seeing the northern lights.
This small intimate lodge used to be a Sami handicraft centre until the owners had the idea to turn it into an exclusive retreat. With only 7 bedrooms and an open plan lounge and dining room, the emphasis is on relaxing in a cosy environment. The rooms have a downstairs en-suite room with a staircase leading to a loft sitting room.
If you are a group of 8 or more friends or family traveling together and wish to have the lodge privately please let us know. This is a great way of celebrating a big birthday or wedding anniversary
The lodge has a fabulous sauna and a very unusual northern lights hot tub on the roof where you can star gaze or hunt for the Aurora. (This carries an extra charge).
Other benefits of a stay here mean that you can snowmobile straight from your doorstep into the Arctic wilderness.
Evenings are focused on good food, relaxation and the Northern Lights so if you are looking for a ‘home away from home’ experience then look no further.
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See what our clients say
Fantastic service, with every detail taken care of and communicated to your agencies and hotels. Would definitely recommend and will be using again.
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.
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.
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
We had the most fabulous time and everything worked like clockwork. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and extremely competent. The food was excellent and the experiences, especially Husky Homes, were brilliant. We saw the aurora lights at the mountain top in Abisko where the photography tour will be an enduring memory of a wonderful time. I would very much recommend Weekend a la Carte as a proficient tour operator.
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The Abisko Mountain Lodge was fantastic, every member of staff was friendly welcoming and charming. Accommodation, upgraded room was excellent. The food in the lodge definitely deserves the high reviews. Good breakfast, great hime made lunch soups and extremely tasty evening dinners.
The included trips were great. The only let down was the camera night, couldn’t see the lights no one fault, but we were walked through thigh high snow to be left on a frozen lake for the duration of the trip. There was no warning of the difficult walk and we had a 91 year old with us and I have hip problems! That said the guide was great, as were the ones on the skimobile and husky rides. We went up to the sky station in a snow storm with high winds, added to the experience!
Would go back in a heart beat.
We had little communication with Weekend a la carte, no need as all communications were clear and contained all the information we needed. Very informative emails
Would use again if going back
Hotel Ranga was perfect, with amazing food. It is in the middle of nowhere, very quiet and with the weather being bad there wasn’t the possibility of leaving the hotel in the evening so mightn’t suit all for that reason. Super Jeep tour we thoroughly enjoyed with 2 lovely guides.
Hotel Borg was in the perfect location. For us, one night in Reykjavik would be ample.
Blue Lagoon was a wonderful experience only heightened by the appearance of the northern lights on our walk home from dinner. All in all we had the best holiday and we plan to return to Iceland hopefully sooner rather than later.
We had five fantastic days in beautiful Iceland, as we had never been before Aurora Nights helped with everything and made the holiday so easy and stress free. We stayed at Hotel Ranga which was amazing, we very much enjoyed the tours and the guides were brilliant, very knowledgable and friendly. We will certainly be returning to Iceland and wouldn’t hesitate to book through Aurora Nights again, special thanks to Abigail as her experience and reccommendations made the trip even better.