Date of stay: 4 nights, Jan 2010
Where you stayed: Davvi Arctic Lodge
Travelled with: With Friends
Tour or pre planned:Tour
Witnessing the Northern lights has always been something we wanted to do. After researching a little we decided to book with Transun, at first the total cost seemed quite high but this included absolutely everything. Flights, accommodation, activities and food. The included activities were a 40minute Husky experience, 1hr snowmobile adventure, Reindeer sleighing, Tobogganing and snowshoe walking. Accommodation was nice and warm which was a must as the temperature outside was -42* (a beer was frozen outside in under 5 minutes) The food was interesting as well, we had Moose Bolognese one night and Reindeer Roast another night. We were lucky enough to see the lights on our last night and boy was it amazing, the best time to visit between Jan-March. You are not guaranteed to see the lights but it’s a high possibility and visiting outside of those months would still be highly recommended (the lights can still be seen during other months if the conditions are right) and all in all it was a great holiday. Click here to see our particular Northern Lights tour.
We stayed at the Davvi Lodge which was good and staff we're great, we'd recommend this lodge. Other optional activities were on offer but the tour we booked included a whole bunch so we did'nt bother booking anything else.
Points to highlight: It’s recommended that you pack quite a few pairs of socks and other warm items. You are provided with a Thermal suit and boots but I still wore 5 pairs of socks and my feet still froze. They recommend cotton, no polyester but I found the polyester items kept me warmer but needs a cotton layer underneath so the poly stays dry.
Would you recommend this destination: Yes
Would you recommend your tour: Yes – Transun (see above link)
Would you recommend your hotel: Yes
Overall rating: 4 out of 5
By: Jackie & Nick