Highlights of Lapland

The best of everything for Winter in Finland
8 days
31 Dec - 21 April
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This great tour offers the best of winter in Lapland. Over 7 days enjoy a visit to a traditional reindeer farm including a reindeer sleigh ride, an exciting snowmobile tour to feel the speed of the snow,snowshoeing and cross country skiing, ice fishing and more.

Day 1 Arrival
On arrival at Kittila Airport transfer to Hotel Jeris in Muonio - the transfer time is approximately 45 minutes. 

Day 2 Husky Safari & Northern Lights Walk
This morning day enjoy the beautiful winter surroundings. You can relax in the hotel grounds, visit the Arctic Spa and Smoke sauna or head outdoors. Lunch will be served in the hotel restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to the nearby husky farm to meet the eager huskies, enjoy a tour of the farm and then take a 17 km dog sledding safari, with 2 persons sharing the driving of each sled.

In the evening your hosts will tell you more about the fascinating phenomenon of the northern lights, and the science & myths behind it. Afterwards you can join a walk to a prime Northern lights viewing spot. Here you will build a camp fire, toast marshmallows and enjoy hot chocolate round the fire, while waiting for the lights to hopefully make an appearance.

Day 3  Snowshoe Walk and Cross-Country Skiing
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. This morning enjoy  guided snowshoe walk, to try out one of the oldest modes of Lapland transportation. In the afternoon, set off on cross-country skis. The skiing tracks start right next to the hotel and you will learn the basics of cross-country skiing with your guide. Return to the hotel and time to enjoy warm sauna.

Day 4 Reindeer Farm Visit and Sled Ride, Lunch in the Ice Restaurant  
After breakfas, transfer the short distance to the Torassieppi Reindeer farm, a unique, 100 year old Lappish farmhouse and small museum. Try your reindeer herder skills in lasso-throwing and then enjoy a 3km reindeer sleigh ride through the forest, in landscapes right next to the Pallas-Ylläs national park. Then a short walk to the winter village with its fabulous ice restaurant, bar, sculptures, and impressive snow buildings. Lunch is served in the ice restaurant, then return to the hotel.

Day 5 Ice Fishing & Snowmobile Adventure
After breakfast your guide will take you to the lake to try your luck with ice-fishing. Afterwards, return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, meet your snowmobile instructor who will give you snowmobile driving and safety instructions. Then start your engines and follow the guide through the snow covered forests, over frozen lakes and crekks and along perfect fell scenery. The driving distance is about 30 km and you will drive with 2 persons per snowmobile.

Days 6 and 7: Time at leisure and traditional Lappish dinner
Today and tomorrow there is time to spend as you wish. You can relax in the hotel grounds, visit the Arctic Spa and Smoke sauna, or hire snowshoes or cross country skis and go out on your own. Lunch will be served in the hotel restaurant or you can opt to have a packed lunch box to take out with you. On your final night celebrate your week of adventure with a fabulous dinner where some unique Lappish specialities are served.

Day 8 Departure
Following breakfast this morning, your tour concludes with your transfer back to Kittilä airport.

Departures: Saturdays or Sundays from 31 December * 2017 - 21 April 2018 

* The departure on 31 December includes a festive dinner, sparkling wine and fireworks and has a supplementary cost

Includes: Transfers, 7 nights accommodation, full board, 13km Husky safari, Ice Fishing with 30km Snowmobile Safari, Guided Snowshoe Walk and Cross Coutnry Skiing, Reindeer farm Visit including 3km sled ride, Winter Village Visit with Ice Restaurant lunch,  Northern Lights Evening with Aurora Campfire, Lappish farewell dinner, use of thermal outer clothing, use of the hotel's Arctic Spa. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

You may want to extend your stay with one of our fantastic overnight optional stays in unique accommodation:

Snow Igloo Overnight at Torassieppi
Spend an extraordinary night in a traditional snow igloo! Igloos have been used in the Northern countries for accommodation during centuries. The temperature outside can drop down to minus thirty degrees and your double bed is made of snow, but the inside temperature stays moderate. Soft and warm mattress, thick sleeping bags and hot juice ensure a warm and comfortable night. The night will be memorable! Transfers, Sleeping bags, hot drink and breakfast included.

Aurora Glamping Overnight at Torassieppi
Try "glamping" or glamour camping under the northern lights! The Aurora Dome is a luxury tent, a very comfortable way to spend a night in the wilderness. The tent has a cozy bed and a fireplace, and see through side walls so you can gaze towards the northern sky with a view over the Torasjärvi Lake. The scenery to the untouched Lappish wilderness is breathtaking even on cloudy nights!  Sauna, toilet and shower facilities are located nearby (50 metres away).  Transfers, private Aurora Dome and breakfast included. 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2497.00
Single AUD$ 3057.00

Includes: Transfers, 7 nights accommodation, full board, 13km Husky safari, Ice Fishing with 30km Snowmobile Safari, Guided Snowshoe Walk and Cross Coutnry Skiing, Reindeer farm Visit including 3km sled ride, Winter Village Visit with Ice Restaurant lunch,  Northern Lights Evening with Aurora Campfire, Lappish farewell dinner, use of thermal outer clothing, use of the hotel's Arctic Spa.

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