#Travchat Tweetup under the Northern Lights in Lapland

I am so excited to announce the first #Travchat meet and tweetup for 2017. Now since this is the very first one we wanted to make it a special one, a real once in a lifetime experience. So we teamed up with Aurora Holidays and invite you to join us for one week under the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland. If you’re a regular member of the #Travchat community or have been following me for a while, you know that Lapland is my absolute favourite place on earth and the chance to share this magical Arctic wonderland with the #Travchat community means a lot to me.

Lapland Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing in Lapland

Photo Credit: Aurora Holidays

Photo Credit: Aurora Holidays

You will not only have the chance to tick the mesmerising Northern Lights off your bucket list, but experience an action packed itinerary of winter activities like husky sledding and snowshoeing, tasting authentic local dishes and learning more about Europe’s last indigenous people, the Sami. But you won’t have to do it alone. You will finally have the chance to meet all those adventurous travellers you speak to every Wednesday on #Travchat in person and what better way to get to know each other than sitting by a campfire, toasting marshmallows and waiting for the Northern Lights?

Lapland Northern Lights

Northern Lights over Utsjoki

Dying to find out more?

Put on your snowshoes and keep on reading, I’ve put together an overview of everything you need to know about the trip.

Photo Credit: Aurora Holidays

Photo Credit: Aurora Holidays

The Dates

Tuesday 28th March to Monday 3rd April 2017.

Lapland Sunset

Sunset view over the frozen river Teno

The Itinerary

Tuesday:

  • Arrival to Kirkenes
  • Airport pickup & 2,5-3h drive to Utsjoki
  • Food shopping for the week, including recommendations for local products & delicacies
  • Welcome to Utsjoki dinner together 

Wednesday:

  • Snowshoeing adventure
  • Northern Lights Photography workshop
  • Northern Lights chasing

Thursday:

  • Village tour of Utsjoki
  • Traditional Sámi dinner (Additional, 78€)
  • Northern lights chasing

Friday:

  • Husky sledding in Norway (Additional, 151€)
  • Visit to Tana bru (For those that participate in the Husky adventure)
  • Northern lights chasing

Saturday:

  • Snowmobiling / ice fishing /skiing (Additional, 100€. Lunch included for those who participate)
  • Northern lights chasing

Sunday:

  • Reindeer races in Inari, Championship Final (Additional – lunch not included but the event is a great opportunity to taste authentic local dishes)
  • A visit to Siida, Sámi museum in Inari
  • Northern lights chasing

Monday:

  • Departure Day – time to say goodbye to Lapland

How to get there?

The easiest way to get to Lapland is by plane. This is an example flight connection (not definite flight times) from Oslo to Kirkenes, Norway. In order for us to guarantee your pick up you will have to book one of these options.

Tuesday March 28th

SAS Oslo 8:55 – Kirkenes 11:00

Norwegian Oslo 9:10 – Kirkenes 11:20 (not confirmed)

Monday April 3rd

SAS Kirkenes 11:30 – Oslo 13:35

Norwegian Kirkenes 12:00 – Oslo 14:10 (not confirmed)

Can you guarantee that I will see the Northern Lights?

No. As much as we’d like to guarantee you that you will see the Northern Lights, we can’t. But I can promise that Aurora Holidays will do everything they can to make it happen. Last year every guest that visited them managed to see the Auroras dancing on the night sky, because they know exactly how to track them down even on the cloudiest nights. But even these guys are human and can only do so much to make the magic happen.

Want to join? Then click through to our booking page to secure your place. 

The #Travchat Tweetup is an exclusive experience at discounted Travchat-Only prices. The total price for the holiday (accomodation, Northern Lights chasing, tours and much more) is 1200€. If you’re a blogger or social influencer we would like to offer you the chance to apply for a reduced rate on the booking page. The application is subject to approval and we cannot guarantee reduced rates.

Photo Credit: Aurora Holidays

Photo Credit: Aurora Holidays