4 nights in Apukka Resort’s Aurora accommodation and 3 nights of ultimate Northern Lights hunting and photographing around Rovaniemi & Lapland!

This unique Bootcamp offers an experience unlike any other on 21.-25.9.2023! Within these four days, you will be hunting the magical Aurora Borealis with three professional Aurora photographers. They definitely know the best spots to catch natural phenomena.

In Lapland, it’s possible to see the Northern Lights already from late August. However, there is a reason why the Bootcamp happens in late September. Auroras love equinoxes, and around the Autumn equinox on Sep 23rd, 2023, there should be an extra boost for Northern Lights activity. This time of year is also well-known for its striking colours of red, orange, and yellow on trees and grounds as nature prepares for winter.

This weekend, you will be accompanied by our three professional Aurora Borealis photographers:
@jarcce / Jari Romppainen
@allaboutlapland / Alexander Kuznetsov
@filippodias / Filippo Dias

Each of them takes you to hunt the Aurora Borealis for one night during the four-night stay and shares their knowledge and tips for hunting and photographing the magical lights of the Arctic sky. Just hop on a car to travel the roads of the far up North to find the best locations to spot the Northern Lights.

You’ll stay in our unique Aurora accommodation to maximize your chances of seeing the Northern Lights and enjoying Arctic nature. Glass-roofed Cabins and Suites bring you closer to the picturesque beauty of Lapland.

Apukka Resort is located between two lakes and near nature, so you will find many things to do and see, even in the daytime. You can also book different extra experiences like eFatbiking, trekking, and horse & husky rides according to your preferences.

DAY 1 – Arrival at Rovaniemi Lapland

Arrival at Apukka Resort in Rovaniemi Lapland. Our driver will welcome you at Rovaniemi Airport, and after a 10-minute drive, you will arrive at Apukka Resort in the middle of authentic Lappish nature. Then, it’s time to check in and settle down in your spectacular accommodation. Your first night is just for resting and adjusting to the Arctic environment. If you wish, you can book activities from our reception.

DAYS 2-4 Active days & nights in Apukka Resort

Daily buffet breakfast at our atmospheric Restaurant Aitta is included. 

Explore Lapland and hunt the Northern Lights. Take part in the Northern Lights hunt with a car and enjoy our warm jacuzzi during your private sauna excursion. You can also catch the Northern lights straight from your bed in your Aurora accommodation. Your included activities will be distributed along with your stay, and you can book more tours at our reception if you wish.

During the autumn season (September-November), Apukka Resort is genuinely in the middle of Lappish nature. Here one never runs out of things to do. From dining in our beautiful restaurant Aitta to feeling the thrill of different adventures, we guarantee you won’t have a dull moment during your stay with us.

Fri 22.9.2023 Aurora Borealis Hunting with @allaboutlapland / Alexander Kuznetsov

Alex is a crazy aurora hunter based in Rovaniemi Lapland, Finland. During his almost decade-long Aurora hunting career, he has filmed hundreds of amazing Auroras. His numerous videos have been featured dozens of times in the world’s major news outlets, including BBC, Reuters, CNN, The Guardian, Bild, Globo, and the like.

When it comes to aurora hunting, his passion takes him as far as 500 km north of his home or even across the borders of Sweden & Norway. In addition to taking pictures & videos with auroras, Alex also, from time to time, streams the Northern Lights live on his channels.

Professional Aurora hunter Alex from All About Lapland

Sat 23.9.2023 Aurora Borealis Hunting with @jarcce / Jari Romppainen

Jari Romppainen, aka Jarcce, is a Lapland-based photographer and teacher. He started photographing only in 2017, but his strong passion for learning made him work as a part-time professional photographer already in 2018.

Jari’s Aurora Borealis videos have gone viral several times, and hundreds of millions have already seen Jari’s fantastic work.

According to his own words, the feeling is the main focus of his photos and videos. He always tries to find special light for his pictures. In addition to the Northern Lights, he loves full moons and sunrises.

Sun 24.9.2023 Aurora Borealis Hunting with @filippodias / Filippo Dias

Filippo Dias, a talented photo- and videographer, has found his home amidst the enchanting landscapes of Lapland. Originally from Brazil, his love affair with this unique region began during a high school exchange program. After five years of immersing himself in Lapland’s captivating beauty, Filippo’s dedication to Arctic nature and the celestial spectacle of the Northern Lights shines through in his work.

Filippo’s work has been recognized by major media outlets in Brazil, including Globo, the country’s largest TV channel. Starting his aurora hunting journey at the age of 16, Filippo continues to pursue his passion while also pursuing his studies as a university student at the local Lapland University of applied sciences.

Autumn Aurora Borealis reflecting on the lake in Apukka resort Rovaniemi Lapland Finland

Aurora Alert Service

You’ll have the Northern Lights Alert app login key, which is valid for your stay. The Northern Lights Alert app sends you a real-time alert when the Northern Lights are visible in the sky! The app works with Android, iPhone, or SMS. We’ll hand you your login key when you arrive and check in at our reception.

Day 5 – Bye Bye Lapland!

After a delicious breakfast, it is time to say bye-bye to Lapland. Our driver will take you to the airport and wish you a pleasant journey back home. Hope to see you again at Apukka Resort!

This holiday package is available only on 21.-25.9.2023!


– According to your preference, holiday package includes four nights accommodation in Aurora Cabin, Aurora Cabin Queen, Aurora Cabin King, Komsio Glass Igloo Suite, or Kammi Glass Igloo Suite.

– Transfers from and to Rovaniemi airport

– Daily buffet breakfast

– Complimentary Aurora Alert app

– Fri 22.9.2023 Aurora Borealis Hunting with @allaboutlapland / Alexander Kuznetsov

– Sat 23.9.2023 Aurora Borealis Hunting with @jarcce / Jari Romppainen

– Sun 24.9.2023 Aurora Borealis Hunting with @filippodias / Filippo Dias

You can upgrade our ready-made packages with extra nights, extra activities, and meals by contacting our sales team at SALES@APUKKARESORT.FI.




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