ULTIMATE AURORA BOREALIS BOOTCAMP
4 nights of ultimate Northern Lights hunting and photographing in
Apukka Resort – Rovaniemi Lapland
This one-time-only unique Bootcamp offers an experience unlike any other! 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, 2022, 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
@tonieskelinen / Toni Eskelinen
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 to see the Northern Lights and enjoy 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, boating, trekking, fishing, 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 10 minutes 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 Lappish 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 nicely along with your stay, and you can book more different tours at our reception if you wish.
During the autumn season (September-November), Apukka Resort is truly 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 that you won’t have a dull moment during your stay with us.
Fri 24.9.2022 Aurora Borealis Hunting with @tonieskelinen / Toni Eskelinen
Toni is a Lapland-based photographer, content creator, and filmmaker. He used to be a professional ice hockey player, but nature and photography took the leading role in his life after his sports career.
The main inspiration for his work is Northern nature. With an adventurous mindset and background as a professional athlete, Toni is always eager to take over new challenges.
Sat 25.9.2022 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 of people 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 moon and sunrises.
Sun 26.9.2022 Aurora Borealis Hunting with @allaboutlapland / Alexander Kuznetsov
Alex is a crazy aurora hunter based in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland. During his almost a decade-long Aurora hunting career he has filmed hundreds of amazing Auroras. His numerous videos were featured dozens of times in the major news outlets of the world, including BBC, Reuters, CNN, The Guardian, Bild, Globo, and the likes.
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.
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! 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!
– According to your preference, holiday package includes three nights accommodation in Aurora Cabin, Aurora Cabin Superior, Komsio Suite, or Kammi Suite.
– Transfers from and to Rovaniemi airport
– Daily buffet breakfast
– Complimentary Aurora Alert app
– Fri 23.9.2022 Aurora Borealis Hunting with @tonieskelinen / Toni Eskelinen
– Sat 24.9.2022 Aurora Borealis Hunting with @jarcce / Jari Romppainen
– Sun 25.9.2022 Aurora Borealis Hunting with @allaboutlapland / Alexander Kuznetsov
You can upgrade our ready-made packages with extra nights, extra activities, and meals by contacting our sales team at SALES@APUKKARESORT.FI.