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2024 Arctic Circle and Auroras

The ultimate Northern Lights Scandinavian adventure! Picture yourself standing awe-struck, under a crisp night-sky where the mesmerizing and enchanting dance of the spectacular Northern Lights shimmer in the heavens above you....

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2024 Arctic Circle and Auroras Tour Overview

Picture yourself standing awe-struck under a crisp night-sky, where the mesmerizing and enchanting lights of the spectacular Aurora Borealis dance in the heavens above you.

Picture also, harnessing and preparing your very own sled-dog team then leading them out (or them leading you!) on an exciting sled-journey through the pristine snow-covered fields and forests of northernmost Norway. What about the thrill of an exhilarating snow-mobile ride into the snowy plateaus of Norway’s Finnmarksvidda high above the Arctic Circle. Or journeying by sleigh out onto a large frozen lake in northern Finland for some traditional ice-fishing. Getting up-close-and-personal with reindeer at a reindeer farm and meeting local Sami people, the reindeer-herders to learn about their fascinating culture and lifestyle by the arm fire in their “lavvu” tent. or meeting Sant a at his traditional home right on the Finnish Arctic Circle and taking a gentle reindeer-pulled sleigh ride through his nearby enchanted forest. All the while during the evenings, being on the lookout for the captivating and enchanting Northern Lights.

Welcome to our spectacular Arctic Circle and Auroras Tour of Sweden, Finland and Norway during the winter months! Northern-most Finland and Norway are famous not just for the mesmerising Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis but also for the wide range of exhilarating winter activities available during this magical time of the year. To see the Aurora Borealis is truly to watch one of the greatest spectacles that our Earth puts on!

Come along and join us in 2024 for our 11 or 14-day, boutique Northern lights trip, our “Arctic Circle and Auroras” winter Scandinavia tour in this stunning part of the world. See for yourselves why northern Scandinavia is considered one of the the most beautiful places in the world for a winter vacation! Start in Stockholm or Helsinki and finish in beautiful Tromsø. This holiday is by far the most comprehensive and adventure-filled, action packed Northern Lights trip you’ll find out there!

Click on the link below to hear what our Past Guests have to say about our iconic northern lights tour and our other trips!:

Highlights (14-day trip starting in Stockholm)

  • Guided tour with expert Local Guide including Town Hall and Old Town in Stockholm
  • Famous Wasa Galleon Museum visit in Stockholm
  • Stockholm highlight “Viking Dinner” in Gamla Stan/Old Town
  • Upgraded “City/Old Town” View Rooms in the Hilton Slussen Hotel
  • Overnight ferry/cruise through spectacular Stockholm Archipelago to Helsinki

Highlights (14 day trip starting Stockholm and 11 days Helsinki to Tromsø)

  • Internal flight Helsinki to Rovaniemi
  • Helsinki city tour with expert local guide
  • Reindeer farm visit in Rovaniemi
  • Santa’s Village visit in Rovaniemi and magical reindeer sleigh-ride through the forest
  • Arktikum Museum visit in Rovaniemi
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 1 Night in iconic Glass Igloos
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 1 night in iconic log cabin
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort guided tour with drink
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 2hr Snow-mobiling Adventure
  • Kakslauttanen visit to Glass Igloo Tower and planetarium
  • Ice-fishing adventure Lake Inari
  • Highlight Dinner in Karasjok Sapmi Park “Storgammen” lavvu restaurant
  • Sapmi Park visit in Karasjok
  • 1 Night stay in famed Sorrisniva Ice-Hotel and Highlight Dinner in their Lavvu-inspired restaurant (can upgrade to River Rooms instead or have a combo of River Room PLUS igloo room in ice hotel)
  • 2.5hr Snow-mobiling adventure in Sorrisniva, Alta
  • 2.5hr husky center visit and interactive dog sledding w/ lunch in Alta
  • Sami Reindeer herding family visit in Alta
  • Scenic drive Alta to Tromsø
  • Tromsø city tour with local guide with local coach
  • Solliveien Cable-Car ride (weather permitting) with Highlight Final Dinner in central city
  • Highlight final dinner at Emma’s Dreamkitchin in Tromsø

Other Inclusions

  • Welcome drink in Stockholm or Helsinki
  • Four hotel dinners (Rovaniemi, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (2), Alta)
  • Scenic drives through the Finnish and Norwegian winter countrysides
  • Included drink in Ice-Bar in Norway’s Sorrisniva Ice-Hotel
  • Northern Lights photography instruction and assistance
  • Group photo (one per couple/single)
  • All tips to Tour Director, Tour Driver and hotels

Total Included Meals (14-day trip)

  • 4 Highlight Dinners
  • 4 Hotel Dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • 13 Buffet Breakfasts

Tour Pace

Guests joining the 14-day trip in Stockholm with overnight ferry to Helsinki will get to see many of Stockholm’s main sights and with our local expert guide as well as have plenty of free-time to explore this stunning city. From the beautiful Old Town “Gamla Stan”, the mighty Wasa Ship Museum, Town Hall or perhaps even visit the new ABBA museum! We take the overnight cruise to Helsinki on a Silja line or Viking Line Cruise ferry/ship out through the spectacular Stockholm archipelago.

For the rest of the trip we don’t muck around! We ensure we fill our time with plenty of exhilarating local winter Scandi activities such as snow-mobiling, ice-fishing on frozen lakes, Sami reindeer center vists and exciting husky sled-dog and reindeer sleigh-rides. Then, in the evenings, we make sure that we have plenty of free-time to maximise our chances of seeing the mesmerising Northern Lights!

Departure Dates:

  1. Saturday 3rd February 2024  (Stockholm start) or Tuesday 6th February (Helsinki start) (to be confirmed Feb 2023)
  2. Sunday 18th February 2024  (Stockholm start) or Wednesday 21st February (Helsinki start) (to be confirmed Feb 2023)



11 or 14 Days


Sweden, Finland & Norway


Tour 1:   Starts Stockholm Saturday 3rd Feb, 2024

Tour 2:   Starts Stockholm Sunday 18th Feb, 2024


From AU$8,790* per person twin share (11-day Helsinki to Tromso trip)

From AU$9,990* per person twin share (14-day Stockholm to Tromso trip)

(Single Supplements *AU$2,190)

(*Pricing to be confirmed March 2023)


As at December 2023:


Tour 2: Just TWO PLACES LEFT, HURRY will sell-out quickly!

Early-bird discounts END April 30th!



2022 Northern Lights Tour Mao

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 / Sat 3rd/ Sun 18th Feb 2024 – START STOCKHOLM

Welcome to Stockholm! After our Welcome Drink and Welcome Meeting to meet your fellow travelers, we head down into the heart of the beautiful “Gamla Stan” (Old Town) of Stockholm for a free evening to explore this stunning historical part of the city. Perhaps join us for dinner at a cosy Swedish restaurant to get to know your fellow travelling companions.                          (BB)

ACCOMMODATION: Stockholm 2 Nights – Hilton Slussen “City/Old Town” Rooms

Day 2 / Sun 4th / Mon 19th Feb 2024 – STOCKHOLM SIGHTSEEING

This morning with local guide, a city tour including visit to the imposing City Hall with its Golden Room where the annual Nobel Prize presentation gala banquet occurs. Then to the medieval heart of the city to see the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Free-time to explore pretty “Gamla Stan” – the old town and it’s shopping streets. Tonight, a unique and fun “Viking Dinner” in the heart of the Old Town. (BB,HD)

Day 3 / Mon 5th / Tues 20th Feb 2024 – STOCKHOLM to OVERNIGHT CRUISE to HELSINKI

Today we visit the Museum housing the incredible Vasa Galleon, which sunk on its maiden voyage in the 1600’s and not rediscovered in the archipelago until the 20th C. Then free-time to perhaps visit the delightful “Skansen” zoo and open-air museum, ABBA Museum or new “Vikingaliv” Viking Museum. We then head down to the port to board our overnight cruise to Helsinki. Departing in the late afternoon, we cruise out of the world’s most beautiful archipelago on our well-appointed overnight ferry to Finland.                               (BB)

ACCOMMODATION: Silja Line or Viking Line Cruise Ship 1 Night, Outside Cabins

Day 4 / Tues 6th / Wed 21st Feb 2024 – ARRIVE or START HELSINKI

For those on the 14-day trip starting in Stockholm we arrive around 10:30am into Finland’s capitol, Helsinki. For guests starting in Helsinki on the 11-Day trip, we’ll meet you there at the port and head straight into a city tour with a local expert guide to see this pretty Baltic city. This afternoon, free-time to explore the city-center and nearby indoor market hall Helsinki Wheel or 4D Fly Cinema. Perhaps even ice-skate in the central square with the locals.      (BB)

ACCOMMODATION: Helsinki 1 Night – Scandic Grand Marina

Day 5 / Wed 7th / Thurs 22nd Feb 2024 – HELSINKI to ROVANIEMI(Arctic Circle)

A late morning flight heading north to land in Rovaniemi located right on the Arctic Circle and the capitol of Finnish Lapland. First up we visit a reindeer farm where we get up-close-and-personal with the “locals” before learning all about these fascinating creatures in a warm cabin by fireside. Next up a visit to the fascinating Arktikum Museum and Science center before settling into our hotel here in the capitol of Lapland.  Dinner included in the hotel before time to explore the lively bars and pubs of this lively Arctic Circle city.                (BB,D)

ACCOMMODATION: Rovaniemi 1 Night – Scandic Rovaniemi

Day 6 / Thurs 8th Feb / Fri 23rd Feb 2024 – ROVANIEMI to KAKSLAUTTANEN ARCTIC RESORT

Departing our hotel we head to  the nearby “Santa Claus Village” considered by many to be his traditional home. Reindeer sleigh-rides into the forest before time to explore this Christmas Wonderland and perhaps arrange letters from Santa to be sent to friends back home to arrive for next Christmas! Lunch-stop on the highway heading north of the Arctic Circle to reach incredible Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort near Saariselkä ski area. After a guided orientation of this impressive winter resort, time for included dinner before settling into your unique, glass “igloo’s” (and fingers-crossed, to gaze at northern lights overhead from your inclinable bed!)                             (BB, D)

(BB, D)

ACCOMMODATION: Saariselka 2 Nights – Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (1 night glass igloos, 1 night log cabins)

Day 7 / Fri 9th Feb / Sat 24th Feb 2024 – KAKSLAUTTANEN ARCTIC RESORT

A day to enjoy some of the activities in the Resort. An included, exciting 2hr snow-mobiling adventure before we visit the impressive planetarium/theater. Time for lunch before we transfer from our glass-igloos into traditional Finnish log-cabins complete with their very own saunas!  Free time to relax and enjoy the beautiful Finnish Lapland scenery and the Resort. Tonight, a dinner in the resort before free time to be on watch for auroras!                          (BB, D)

Day 8 / Sat 10th Feb / Sun 25th Feb 2024 – KAKSLAUTTANEN ARCTIC RESORT to KARASJOK

This morning we depart the Kakslauttanen Resort, a quick photo-stop at Kaunispäa lookout before heading north to Lake Inari where we journey out onto the lake itself to learn about and try, ice-fishing. Free time for lunch before travelling northwest and cross into Norway and arrive to Karasjok, home to the Sami Parliament which represents the Sami people of Lapland. An included dinner and perhaps a chance to watch and photograph the northern lights from the nearby frozen Karasjohka River.                    (BB,HD)

ACCOMMODATION: Karasjok 1 Night – Scandic Hotel Karasjok

Day 9 / Sun 11th Feb / Mon 26th Feb 2024 – KARASJOK to ALTA (Sorrisniva Ice Hotel)

This morning, we visit the Sapmi Park to experience more of the traditional culture of Lapland. We take a spectacular drive up on to the Finnmark Plateau and then down by the Alta Canyon to reach almost 70º latitude. We head straight to the famous Sorrisniva Resort where we have a highlight stay for the night in their amazing Ice Hotel, the biggest and most northerly ice hotel in the world. An included drink in the Ice Bar, time to explore this unique resort and ice-hotel before an included highlight three-course dinner. Try the outdoor spa searching for northern lights before preparing for a night in ice-rooms (which stay at a constant -4C inside!). The chance to upgrade to River Rooms in their brand new and stunning Wilderness Lodge for those who prefer to sleep in the hotel.                                                (BB, HD)   

ACCOMMODATION: Alta 3 Nights – 1st Night Sorrisniva Ice Hotel

Day 10 / Mon 12th Feb / Tues 27th Feb 2024 – ALTA

 This morning, free-time to explore the Resort, perhaps try complimentary snow-shoeing out onto the frozen Alta River.  We then take an exhilarating 2.5hr snow-mobiling adventure up through forests onto the beautiful nearby plateau. Afterwards, we transfer to our hotel in central Alta with time to explore the town with views of the striking Northern Lights Cathedral by our hotel. Dinner included in the hotel this evening.                  (BB, D)

ACCOMMODATION: Alta 2 nights – Scandic Alta / Thon Alta

Day 11 / Tues 13th Feb / Wed 28th Mar 2024 – ALTA

Today one of the highlight activities of the trip, we visit a local Husky sled-dog center for a truly exhilarating experience. We each learn how to harness a husky and then are taught how to set-up our very own sled-dog team! We then venture out in pairs with our guide for an unforgettable journey through breathtaking winter scenery with included lunch. Later on we visit a local Sami family to learn about their lifestyle and meet some of their reindeer. Tonight, a free evening at leisure in Alta and fingers-crossed again for northern lights!                    (BB,L)                                                   

Day 12 / Wed 14th Feb / Thurs 29th Mar 2024 – ALTA to TROMSO

Today we travel westward along the spectacular Alta fjord and along the stunning coastline surrounded by snow-covered mountains including two ferry crossings to reach the pretty city of Tromsø. A lively city packed with culture, polar history and fresh locally sourced food in its numerous restaurants and pubs. Tromsø is often called “Paris of the North” and “City of Lights” set amongst mountains, fjords and islands that surround it. A free evening to explore this beautiful city.                     (BB)

ACCOMMODATION: TROMSO 2 nights – Scandic Ishavshotel Tromsø

Day 13 / Thurs 15th Feb / Fri 1st Mar 2024 TROMSO

We start the day with a city tour of Tromsø with local guide including visit to the impressive Tromsø Cathedral and an exciting journey up the Solliveien cable car (weather permitting) for stunning views over the city, coast and mountains. Free-time this afternoon to explore town and perhaps visit the Polar Explorers Museum, the famed Polarium or shop in the quaint old part of town. This evening for our last night together a highlight, three final dinner in one of Norway’s best restaurants! (BB, HD)

Day 14 / Fri 16th Feb / Sat 2nd Mar 2024 – END TROMSO

Sadly, our northern lights tour finishes after breakfast. Take the time to further explore Tromsø or continue your journey by flying south. Perhaps join the famed Hurtigruten Coastal ship southwards! Bon voyage! (BB)


1) Saturday 3rd/7th Feb, 2024 (14 or 11 days)

2) Sunday 18th/21st Feb, 2024 (14 or 11 days)


From AU$8,790 per person twin share (11-day Helsinki to Tromsø)

From AU$9,990 per person twin share (14-day Stockholm to Tromsø)


Take a look at some of the footage (time-lapse AND real-time) that Quo Vadis Holidays owner/Director and avid photographer

Tim Kozma has taken whilst leading his groups on this unique and bucket-list  ticking trip over the last few years.

Come along and join us on board and let Tim show you how to get your own photos

and time-lapse of the stunning and enchanting aurora borealis!