Our 4 night Northern lights holidays run Monday to Friday, while our 3 night holiday runs Friday to Monday. Please read the following information on flights to make getting to and from us as seamless as possible.
We will pick you up from Ivalo (free of charge), drive you to the supermarket to do a little shop for the week, then drive you to your cottage. We take care of everything once you are here. So just get here 😉
Our Asgard tour guide will be in Ivalo to collect people between 1pm and 2pm on Monday (for weekday tours) and the same on Friday (for weekend tours). If you are flying in on the day your tour commences, you can choose any flight that gets in before or around then. Usually there are a few flights in, such as 1130, 1245 and 1320. Any of those flights are fine.
Our Valhalla tour guide will be in Ivalo to collect people the same time, between 1pm and 2pm on Monday (for weekday tours) and the same on Friday (for weekend tours). But the Valhalla cottages being only 25 minutes away from the airport, are far more flexible with pickup times. It is fine to arrive on the 6pm flight that day for example.
Check out the flights at www.finnair.fi. There are also direct flights from London to Ivalo, so do check them out. It makes getting here incredibly easy. Booking early is advised!
If you are in a rental car, aim to be be back in Ivalo for around midday on the day your tour commences, return the car at Ivalo airport and jump in our bus. It’s that simple.
If it is not possible to make the recommended flight, consider flying into Helsinki or Ivalo a day early and staying in a hotel. If you stay in a hotel in Ivalo the night before, we can pick you up there instead of the airport. It’s actually quite common we do that, so it’s no problem whatsoever if you wish to do that. Just book it! Hotels include Kultahippu, Hotel Ivalo, Naverniemi holiday center, etc. Sometimes this is the best solution (to fly into Ivalo a day early), as the flights can be much cheaper and there is better availability.
If you are a large group, it may be possible to collect you on the later flight, so do email us and enquire. If you are a large group and you are doing a cruise before or after our tours, it may be possible to collect/drop you off at the cruise terminal in Kirkenes. Do email us and enquire. We are probably the most flexible tour company out there, so hit us with your itinerary and we’ll try and help you out with the logistics.
The recommended flights out for all tours are any flights outbound from Ivalo between midday and 2pm. We drop off at the airport about 1130 am. It is totally fine to book the later flights out, such as 6pm or even later. It just means you will have a bit of a wait in the airport. The Valhalla tours, it is possible to fly out even earlier than the afternoon flights. So do let us know if you are leaving on a morning flight. People do occasionally leave on the 0920 flight, which is just about do-able. This is not possible on Asgard tours, as it is over 2 hours to the airport. All our tours check out at midday, as they need to be cleaned and prepped for the next guests. We can drop you off at a restaurant in Ivalo if you want to kill a bit of time before your evening flight. But again, we are flexible with flights, so always double check with us if you have strange flight times and we will try and make it work.
When you arrive at Ivalo airport, there is no rush to get outside and meet us. It is a long drive back to your cottage (including the stop at the supermarket we make on the way so you can get some food/drink for your cottage). So feel free to go the bathroom in the airport and freshen up. We will be in the arrivals hall to greet you when you are ready. Don’t wait in the baggage area for us (where the suitcase carousel is), walk through into the main airport lounge and you will see us easily.
Have a pleasant journey!
See you soon.