Fairytale Setting for Cosy Northern Lights Hunting from Bed

Looking like magical pixie huts in a picture-perfect scene of deep fluffy snow and tall frosted pines, the new Aurora 360 Cabins in Rovaniemi, Finland, provide an enthralling new accommodation option in a beautiful corner of Finnish Lapland

Set in pristine wilderness surroundings in the Apukka Resort, yet just a short drive from Rovaniemi itself, the location is perfect for escaping light pollution that can mar opportunities for viewing the Northern Lights.

Like something straight from a fairytale, the design of these two-tier wooden huts is based on a Komsio, a traditional Sámi cradle, meaning the boutique cabins are the epitome of comfort and cosiness. Accommodation is split over two levels, with the stylishly-designed ground floor living space featuring a sofa bed, seating area, large windows and warming electric fire – the perfect place to return to after a day exploring the snowy surroundings – and a private bathroom with shower and WC.

The upstairs room, however, is the pièce de résistance – a snug bedroom under a conical roof of glass. With 360o views of the starry Arctic sky, this is a dream spot from which to search out the mystical Aurora Borealis, whilst staying all tucked up in bed.

Sleeping up to four, a magical night in an Aurora 360 Cabin makes for a memorable addition to a Rovaniemi break with the UK’s original Northern Lights holiday company, The Aurora Zone. Here are two itineraries including an Aurora 360 cabin overnight stay:

  1. Three-night Rovaniemi – Aurora Adventure at Apukka. This multi-activity holiday at the Apukka Resort includes a 7-10km husky safari across frozen lakes and snowy forests and a relaxing night-time ride on the Snowtrain to a traditional Kota, or wilderness hut with a blazing fire, perfect for cosying around with warm drinks and searching the skies for the Lights. The itinerary also includes a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride, taken as night falls, with the chance to see more of the beautiful surroundings and – with luck – the Aurora, as well as a complimentary overnight stay in an Ice Cabin (subject to availability).
  2. The four-night Rovaniemi – Arctic Aurora hunt at Apukka itinerary also includes a 7-10km husky safari, Snowtrain Aurora hunt and reindeer night safari, as well as an unforgettable sunrise snowmobile adventure. Rising before dawn, head out into the wilds on a thrilling snowmobile safari, reaching an expertly-chosen, perfect spot to experience the very special Finnish sunrise.