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Northern Lights Holiday Asgard

This accommodation is for our Asgard northern lights holiday.

northern lights cottage in utsjoki finland

You get 4 nights accommodation in your own cottage with our aurora tours. These cottages were hand picked by us out of many hundreds of cottages we looked at. The cottages had to meet a certain criteria, not only did they have to be perfect from an accommodation perspective, but they also had to be perfect from an aurora chasers perspective. These cottages not only meet, they exceed both criteria.

These cottages are not normal cottages like you find in holiday resorts, they are proper Finnish high quality cottages. They are usually built as a 2nd home, in which they are usually lived in for many months. They are equipped with everything you will need (see list below), including your own sauna to warm up after a cold night chasing the lights. The cottages are really fresh and clean. The saunas have just been renovated and are practically brand new.

northern lights over cottage in utsjoki, finland

The cottage(s) are located on the most northern road in the EU, situated near the town of Utsjoki. This road is also considered to be the most beautiful road in Finland.

One of the most common complaints when watching northern lights is that the cold starts to creep in. Especially the feet can get very cold. So this winter we have what is known as a “kota”. It is like a wooden teepee, the seats lined with reindeer skins and large warm fire in the middle.

northern lights teepee in finland

We learned in winter 2014-2015 that an open fire does very little in serious cold temps, so this kota was mandatory for winter 2015-2016 season and will provide much more warmth than an open fire. So if you are feeling the cold after watching northern lights for a while, come inside and warm up!

warm up by the fire

The reason we took so much time finding the right cottage for you, is because our responsibility for you seeing northern lights isn’t just when we are driving around in the evening, our responsibility of helping you see Northern Lights begins when you step off the plane, until when you step back onto it. So even if we are not with you at the time, we want to maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. Whether it is at 5pm in the evening the auroras show up, or 5am in the morning, you can just poke your head out of your cottage door any time of the day or night, and see what is happening in the sky.

We have 7 cottages, each cottage sleeps 2-4 people traditionally, but there is also a sofa bed in the living room where another 2 persons can sleep. So although we usually only take 14 people on our holiday. We can actually accommodate up to 30 with prior arrangement, such as an astronomy society, club, etc.

    Each cottage is equipped with:

  • Electricity and water
  • Fireplace (with free logs)
  • Clothes drier
  • Sauna
  • Indoor toilet
  • Shower
  • Bed linen and towels are provided.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with utensils and cutlery for 6 persons.
  • A wide range of cooking utensils.
  • Fridge freezer
  • Cooker/Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • LCD Television
  • Free WIFI
  • There is also cleaning equipment in the cottage.

Are the cottages warm?
Yes! All the cottages are heated. Not only is there are huge log fire in the middle of the living room. There are electric radiators in each room controlled by a central thermostat which you may turn up if you feel a bit chilly. In addition to the radiators the bathroom/shower room also has underfloor heating. There is also an electric sauna in each cottage. They are very warm cottages, the heating is on 24 hours a day so the room temperature is always at a constant 20°C to 25°C degrees. They are very toasty and cosy.

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Northern Lights Holidays in Utgard, Finland

This accommodation is from our Utgard northern lights holiday.

On our Utgard tours we have 4 detached cottages of a nice standard. They have a twin bedroom on the ground floor along with a small mezzanine bedroom upstairs which sleeps 2+. They are equipped to a good specification with everything you need for 4 nights. A couple them also have washing machines and dishwashers fitted, so you are able to do laundry! But it is absolute pot luck which cottage you are assigned, so you may or may not have a washing machine in your cottage.

    Each Utgard cottage is equipped with:

  • Electricity and water
  • Boots drier
  • Sauna
  • Indoor toilet
  • Shower
  • Bed linen and towels are provided.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with utensils and cutlery for 2-4 persons.
  • A wide range of cooking utensils.
  • Fridge freezer
  • 2 x Hobs
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • LCD Television
  • Free WIFI
  • There is also cleaning equipment in the cottage.

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Northern Lights holiday in Lapland, Finland

This accommodation is from our Valhalla northern lights holiday.

On our Valhalla tours we have 6 large detached cottages of a nice standard. They have 2 twin bedrooms on the ground floor. Each cottage sleeps up to 4 people comfortably. They are equipped to a good specification with everything you need for 4 nights.

    Each Utgard cottage is equipped with:

  • Electricity and water
  • Sauna
  • Indoor toilet
  • Shower
  • Brick Fireplace
  • Bed linen and towels are provided.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with utensils and cutlery for 2-4 persons.
  • A wide range of cooking utensils.
  • Fridge freezer
  • 4 x Hobs
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • LCD Television
  • Free WIFI
  • There is also cleaning equipment in the cottage.

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