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Sollia Northern Lights Break

By the Norwegian-Russian border
Set amid the beautiful wilderness of Arctic Norway, Sollia feels otherworldly. Your welcoming guesthouse boasts its own ‘aurora borealis base camp’, where you spend an evening. By day, there are opportunities for dog-sledding and snowmobiling.
Sollia Northern Lights Break. 3 nights
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Holiday information


A Northern Lights break in Arctic Norway

Set amid the beautiful wilderness that covers the furthest reaches of Arctic Norway, only some 50 metres or so from the Russian border, Sollia feels otherworldly, particularly on winter nights when the colourful ribbons of the Northern Lights swoop and twirl across the inky sky.

Feeling so far removed from everyday life, the Sollia Lodge is a place where you can easily relax. Should you wish to venture further afield, you can join a dog-sled or snowmobile excursion to explore the snowy borderland.

Winter activities

There’s no fixed itinerary, so take your pick of the activities as the mood takes you, or simply relax and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the surrounding wilderness. 
  • Thrilling excursions you're unlikely to forget
    If you’d like to see this borderland region up close, there are a number of thrilling excursions which can be booked – pay locally for all excursions and we do recommend pre-booking in high season to avoid disappointment. Experience the thrill of dog-sledding as you whizz across a frozen lake and through the snow-clad forest. After a short lesson in the basics of driving a sled, you can take charge of your own team of dogs, or if you’d rather ride as a passenger, you can watch out for wildlife as you glide through the Narnia-like landscapes. For a slightly faster trip, hop onto a snowmobile, a popular form of transport around the northern reaches of the country, and head out into the surrounding mountains. Both modes of transport are also available in the evening to go out in search of the Northern Lights. Alternatively – or additionally – take to the waters of the Barents Sea on a King Crab safari, helping a local fisherman land his catch before sampling the tasty spoils at a local restaurant.
  • Spend an evening in the wilderness
    One of your evenings is spent at the Lodge's ‘aurora borealis base camp’, to which you are taken on a large sledge towed by a snowmobile. The northerly location of the camp and the complete absence of light pollution mean you stand a good chance of witnessing the Northern Lights from here, but it’s just a case of wrapping your hands around a steaming mug of tea or coffee and gazing at the sky, hoping that they will show themselves in all their glory… If/when they do put in an appearance, it’s an exhilarating experience. A hearty dinner of traditional Norwegian fare is also served when at the camp.

Where you stay

The guesthouse in which you stay is set by itself, 15 kilometres from Kirkenes.
Sollia Lodge



Extend your stay


A Slow film on Sollia in Arctic Norway

Prices & travel
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  • 3 nights: 17 November 2019 - 18 December 2019, 05 January 2020 - 06 February 2020 & 07 February 2020 - 01 April 2020

    Start Thursday*, Friday or Sunday | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults
    17 Nov - 15 Dec 2019 £980
    05 Jan - 19 Jan 2020 £1035
    24 Jan - 01 Mar 2020 £995
    05 Mar - 29 Mar 2020 £1035

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually, but not always, from London) and onward travel as described.

    *Thursday start not possible 9 Jan-6 Feb

    Included travel: SAS Heathrow-Kirkenes via Oslo (8h45) (out dep 1020, home arr 1625; hold luggage included) & connecting transfer (0h10)

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Sollia Lodge, Sollia
    'Aurora cabin': 17 Nov - 01 Apr 2020 £196
    Single room: 17 Nov - 18 Dec 2019 £40
    Single room: 05 Jan - 23 Jan 2020 £40
    Single room: 24 Jan - 04 Mar 2020 £40
    Single room: 05 Mar - 01 Apr 2020 £40

    Extra nights

    Sollia Lodge, Sollia (with dinner) Double room Single room
    17 Nov - 18 Dec 2019 £88 £128
    05 Jan - 23 Jan 2020 £95 £135
    24 Jan - 04 Mar 2020 £90 £130
    05 Mar - 01 Apr 2020 £95 £135
    Kirkenes (latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time both flexible)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed below. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Kirkenes (via Oslo (Gardermoen) ) Norwegian 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Kirkenes (via Oslo (Gardermoen) ) SAS 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Kirkenes (via Copenhagen & Oslo) SAS 
    Manchester - Kirkenes (via Oslo (Gardermoen) ) SAS 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed below. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights.

What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 3 dinners
    3 breakfasts
  • detailed documentation
  • evening at aurora borealis base camp
  • flights from Heathrow (regional flights available)
  • transfers from/to Kirkenes Airport

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  • Living far from the capital ourselves, we know better than most that flying from London can be a bind, so we are very flexible with our travel arrangements. Call or email us, and one of the team will be happy to list the different options available to you, and any price implications.
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our travel insurance policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your alternative policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport with at least three months' validity to travel to Norway, but not a visa. If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance.
  • The most widely spoken language is Norwegian. The currency is the Kroner. Norwegian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
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    It currently seems highly likely the UK’s withdrawal from the EU will take place on 31 January 2020, at which point the UK will enter a minimum 11-month transition period through to the end of December 2020. During this transition period there will be absolutely no changes to current arrangements for UK citizens travelling to an EU destination, so you can book your 2020 holiday certain that there will be no disruptions or complications caused by Brexit.
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