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Northern Lights Holidays in Finland

Visit Finnish Lapland and combine the majestic Northern Lights with unspoiled arctic wilderness as far as the eye can see.

A Finland Northern Lights holiday offers guests the chance to not only experience the Aurora Borealis, but do so in a region of pristine natural beauty, with local hosts welcoming you into their communities, whose very lifestyles have been built around the Arctic’s seasons.

Perfectly situated for the Northern Lights, Finnish Lapland is a popular destination for Aurora hunters. As well as expert led Aurora hunts, the region also gives you the chance to experience the lights from your dinner table, your bedroom, from a husky or reindeer drawn sled, or even on an Arctic show shoe adventure – just to name a few.

Combine this with great food, a warm welcome and breath-taking Arctic scenery, and there is no wonder why it is such a popular destination for Finland Arctic adventures and Northern Lights holidays.

Finland Holiday Experiences

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When to see the Northern Lights in Finland

The best time to see the Northern Lights in Finland is during the winter season, between December and March.

The Basics

  • Capital

    Helsinki

  • Population

    5,190,500

  • Area

    337,030 SQ KM

  • Language

    Finnish and Swedish

  • Currency

    Euro

Essential Experiences

Taste a traditional Lappish meal cooked on an open fire in the traditional Kota
Go ice fishing in the Arctic circle and catch your own meal
Enjoy a horseback exploration of the beautiful landscape around Lake Paijanne
Herd reindeer in in Finnish Lapland or Get up close with Iceland’s geothermal wonders and explore its lava caves

Food and Drink

Traditional Finnish dishes usually revolve around ingredients that have been historically readily available from the country, or that region. A few to try include:

  • Karelian pasty – rye flour pastries filled with potatoes, rice or carrots. They fit in your hand and melt in your mouth!
  • Kalakukko – fish baked inside a rye bread loaf; sometimes includes bacon and pork.
  • Grillimakkara – Grilled Finnish sausage; best served with mustard and beer.

As for drinks, we recommend:

  • Lakka – A Finnish cloudberry liqueur
  • Sima – A sweet mead that is typically accompanied by a cake or biscuit
  • Glögg – A mulled wine that is essential to any winter visit

Interested in Finland?

We make tailor-made Finnish holiday itineraries to see the Northern Lights that are fully personalised to meet your needs. This guarantees that each Northern Lights holiday is unique to you.

If you would to find out more about seeing the Northern Lights in Finland, speak to one of our personal travel experts by calling +44 (0) 800 566 8901 or leave us a message through our Contact Us page. We can’t wait to help make your next dream holiday a reality.

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