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In Pursuit of the Northern Lights
Some people don’t dare to dream because they fear disappointment. The optimist argues that you have to dream, otherwise how will you ever have a dream come true? It has been my own lifelong dream to see the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis to give this phenomenon its correct name.
As if to feed the Aurora dream, the display is never guaranteed. The Lights will only come out to play on their own terms. You can improve your chances of capturing The Aurora by selecting a remote location in the Arctic Circle that offers dark skies, far away from the light pollution of towns and cities. Choose a night when clear skies are forecast, and check that the moon will not be too large or bright. Apukka Resort in Finland opened its doors for the first time in December 2017, offering guests a variety of unique Aurora-centric experiences. One such experience for one or two people is a peaceful night alone in the wilderness enveloped in the warmth and luxury of a very special ‘Aurora Wagon’. What is an Aurora Wagon? It is based on the wonderfully cute Adria Action. Action’s unmissable shape and gorgeous curves make it a modern style classic. Funky design, luxury specification, solid quality, superb insulation, and, of course, that fabulously huge roof window, all combine to make this caravan the perfect choice for the Apukka Rezsort.
Converting the Action into an Aurora Wagon involved wrapping the caravan in Apukka-themed branding, then replacing the wheels with skis. Basically, an Aurora Wagon is an Adria Action on skis. Me, I have always been a huge fan of the Action. I love good design, but only when it is matched with useable practicality. Ten years ago I spent the entire summer touring in a 361LH, and now we see this classic reimagined. It was in Düsseldorf that I first met the Action 391PD, and it was Love at First Sight. ‘Love the New Original’ invited the publicity. Love it I did. So imagine my delight when I was offered the opportunity to chase my dreams, visit the Apukka Resort in Finland, and spend a night in an Aurora Wagon based on the Action 391PD. After a warm welcome at the intimate resort, the friendly and enthusiastic Mikko coupled up my Aurora Wagon to his snowmobile and we headed off into the forest wilderness. Soon I was alone in the Aurora Wagon enjoying the hot berry juice and snacks left by Apukka. In order to keep things simple, cooking is not permitted in the Aurora Wagon and the water tanks