White Footprint

Great winter fun in northern Lapland
5 days
Jan - Apr
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In the heart of Finnish Lapland lies the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, where  high mountain fells are surrounded by forests, making it an area of great natural beauty. The snow falls thickly here, making it an ideal place to enjoy fantastic yet easy outdoor winter fun including dog sledding, reindeer sleigh rides, snowshoe walks and snowmobiling, whilst each night is spent in the quiet of the Arctic countryside. This part of Lapland is said to have the freshest air in Europe, and at night, all you need to do to seek the amazing Northern Lights is to go outside and look up! Your hotel also offers spa and sauna facilities so you can completely relax.

Day 1 Kittila Arrival
On arrival at Kittilä airport, meet your driver for the transfer to your hotel at Muonio (approximately 45 minutes). Check in and make yourself at home. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Time at Leisure and Afternoon Husky Safari
This morning enjoy the beautiful winter surroundings. You can relax in the hotel grounds, or enjoy the hotel's sauna. 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. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 3: Time at Leisure or Optional Activities;  Evening Northern Lights Hunt by Reindeer Sleigh
Today is free for you to relax and enjoy the winter serenity. Or you can add an optional excursion - depending on the date of your arrival these include dog sledding, snowmobiling and reindeer sleigh rides, ice fishing, reindeer handicrafts, a Lappish food experience and more.

Day 4: Snowmobile Safari 
This morning more time to relax and enjoy the Arctic winter. In the afternoon meet your snowmobile guide – after a safety briefing and lesson in driving, it is time to start your engines and follow the guide through snow covered forests, over frozen lakes and swamps, and past the perfect fell scenery. The driving distance is about 30 km and 2 persons share the driving of each snowmobile. (You can drive solo for a supplement- please enquire). Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5: Departure 
Transfer to Kittilä airport and end of arrangements.

Departures: Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 07 January - 21 April 2018.

Includes: Return transfers from Kittilä Airport, use of outer winter clothing during activities, 4 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and dinner, daily use of hotel sauna, 17 Km hour Husky Safari & 30 Km Snowmobile Safari. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Excludes: Optional excursions

Extend your stay with one of these fantastic optional stays in unique accommodation:

Snow Igloo Overnight
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
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.

Tour Notes: The excursions operate with a minimum of 2 persons - if you are a solo traveller and there is no second person booked on an excursion, you may be required to pay additional fees in order for the excursion to proceed. Please note the order of the excursions may alter according to the day of the week your arrangements start.

Snowmobile Safaris: To drive a snowmobile you must have a valid driving license and be 18 years of age or over. All single travellers must drive their own snowmobile solo. Children under 18 years sit in a sled pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children under 4 are not permitted on snowmobile safaris. Please note in the event of extreme weather or poor trail conditions small children may not be allowed to participate in safaris.

Husky Safaris: Older children may be able to drive a husky team themselves but this depends on the child’s size and other factors. The guide has the discretion to decide who may or may not drive a husky sled and who must sit in the guide’s sled. Children 4 –12 years sit in the guide’s sled during safaris. Children under 4 are not permitted on husky safaris. Please note in the event of extreme weather or poor trail conditions small children may not be allowed to participate in safaris

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1112.00
Single AUD$ 1456.00

Includes: Return transfers from Kittilä Airport, use of outer winter clothing during activities, 4 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and dinner, use of hotel sauna, 17 Km hour Husky Safari & 30 Km Snowmobile Safari.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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