The Aurora Cabins at the Northern Lights Village are a magical way to experience the wintry star-filled sky and the Northern Lights, while lying comfortably in the warm bed. The laser-heated glass-roof opens up into the northern sky, directly above the bed.
At midnight, a white arctic fox dashes up the fells, trailing its tail through the snow shooting flickers into the sky. The aurora borealis burst into flame over Lapland. Only the glass roof separates you and your warm bed from the cold, flaming sky.
1554 Muoniontie Sirkka Kittila 99130 Finland
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This was truly a trip of a lifetime. The cabin was amazing. To look out the glass roof to snowy landscape, with the fire and a hot cup of tea was just magical. The experiences were so memorable. The Santa experience was beyond what I was hoping for. Our six year will never forget it and neither will I. We did snowmobiling and husky riding which were great, but I strongly recommend making sure your feet are snug. We had three pairs of socks on but the still got cold. I did the snow shoe aurora hunting experience and walking through the snow watching the lights dance overhead while a meteor shower was happening is something I will never forget. The food was exceptional. I was not expecting it be of such a high quality. Honestly I can not recommend this place highly enough. I look at the photos almost daily and wish we could go back.
Well, what can I say? We had the best possible 4 night stay in one of the perfect glass-sided cabins. Very comfortable bed, more than adequate storage and a lovely bathroom. Don’t expect too much from the cabin tablet but the aurora alerts are great. The staff are amazing. Helpful and approachable. The restaurant is lovely and the fireside seating is very comfortable. We had various trips - snowmobiling, a husky safari, a heated sledge ride (although the sledge is more of a small caravan on skiis than a traditional sledge) and each trip was a good experience. The included cold weather gear is a Godsend and was really appreciated. This must surely be the best aurora experience possible and we did indeed see the lights - every night in fact.
We had a wonderful holiday at the Northern Lights Village - staying 5 nights, doing lots of the activities, and fitting in a day skiing in Levi as well. I agree with the other reviews on the food, in that the choice is fairly limited - it is buffet style (very busy around 730pm when the taxis arrive with the airport arrivals), but then quietens off around 830pm. Think nice canteen style buffet food, rather than restaurant standard, but there was always something we could eat - often the salads nicer than the mains. The restaurant had a general canteen feel about it, with minimal staff. We ordered a birthday cake in advance - cake was more layers of cream than sponge, but that may be just local differences, but it was very expensive for what it was. We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. All the excursions through the hotel were great, particularly the snowmobile and the husky rides. We found the reindeer experience very interesting - with lots of questions to ask the guide. Meeting Father Christmas was very special (although agree the scribbling of notes on each child by the elves just before the meet was not expected - surely this could be organised well in advance - and Father Christmas be more subtle about reading it! Lapland UK do this very well), but one thing that did upset me was that the elves are 'elves' by day, but very much around the hotel in the evening, which was very confusing for the children. We often saw them coming through the kitchen entrance at breakfast in their own clothes, and they would then sit with other hotel staff at one of the dinner tables in the evening, eating just a couple of tables away from us. Trying to explain why they were often in the hotel, rather than busy making toys wasn't easy, and it definitely resulted in some of the magic being lost. Given one of the huge draws of coming to Lapland is to meet Father Christmas, I think this kind of attention to detail needs to be thought through, and ensuring elves keep the magic alive during the visit (not always the case) and aren't seen as hotel staff? We would return, as it is a truly magical place - although I think next time we would split our time between the Northern Lights Village and Levi.