Taste of Lapland

Introduction to Winter in Lapland
4 or 5 Days
Nov & Dec
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This early winter tour provides a great "taste" of what Lapland has to offer. The excursions give you the opportunity to zoom off on snowmobiles, relax with the reindeer and howl with the huskies. You can try out snow shoes and seek the Northern Lights! 

The tour is available as either a 4 or 5 day package- the itinerary below is for the 5 day tour. On the 4 day tour the Reindeer Safari and Husky Safari both take place on Day 2. 

Day 1 Kittila Arrival
Arrival at Kittilä airport and transfer to your hotel. There you will be kitted out in the warm, outer winter clothes that are yours for the duration of your stay. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2 Husky Safari
This morning you will visit a husky farm, where you will have a guided tour and meet some of the delightful husky pups. Learn a little about the dogs and their role in Lappish life, before enjoying a 6km sledding safari. 2 persons share the driving of each sled, with the opportunity to swap places half way through.

Day 3 Reindeer Farm Visit and Lunch in the Ice Restaurant
After breakfast, visit the local reindeer farm to meet the reindeer and their herders. You will have a chance to feed them, learn about the culture of reindeer herding and about how to throw a  lasso, before enjoying a short reindeer sled ride. Then it's time for a different sort of lunch - in an ice restaurant! Each year the Ice Restaurant and Snow Igloos are built from blocks of local ice and decorated with freizes, lights and snow sculptures.  (Please note that lunch in the ice restaurant will be dependent upon the weather.  If the ice restaurant is not ready or if there are extremely low temperatures, lunch will be served around the fire in a traditional kota).

This afternoon there is free time to relax, explore or perhaps enjoy one of the great optional activities available. Depending upon the day of the week for your stay, you can choose from dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing and more. Tonight enjoy a special festive dinner.  

Day 4 Snowmobiles and Snowshoe Walk
This morning head out by snowmobile for a journey through the arctic landscapes. 2 persons share each snowmobile and and the distance covered is about 20 km. The afternoon is free, then after dinner, strap on a pair of snowshoes and walk like a local through the snowy forest, on a guided hunt for the Northern Lights, which may come out and light the night skies...........!

Day 5 Kittila Departure
Arrangements end today with your transfer to Kittilä airport.

Departures 2017:
5 day/4 night package: 17, 19, 24 & 30  November; 01, 03, 08, 10, 15, 17 & 22 December
4 day/3 night package:  16, 21, 23, 28 & 30 November; 05, 07, 12, 14, 19 & 21 December

Includes 5 day tour: Return transfers from Kittilä Airport to the hotel, outer winter clothing, 4 nights accommodation with full board, festive dinner, snowmobile safari, husky safari, reindeer farm and visit, lunch in an ice restaurant on Day 3 and snowshoe hire (3 hours on Day 4). Please note to drive the snowmobile you must be over 18 years of age and have a valid drivers licence. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Includes 4 day tour: Return transfers from Kittilä Airport to the hotel, outer winter clothing, 3 nights accommodation with full board, festive dinner, snowmobile safari, husky safari, reindeer farm and visit, lunch in an ice restaurant on Day 3 and shownshoe hire (3 hours) on Day 3. Please note to drive the snowmobile you must be over 18 years of age and have a valid drivers licence. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Excludes: optional excursions

Extend your stay and or take one of our fantastic overnight 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. Minimum 2 persons.

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 safari.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1500.00
Single AUD$ 1856.00

Includes 5 day tour: Return transfers from Kittilä Airport to the hotel, outer winter clothing, 4 nights accommodation with full board, festive dinner, snowmobile safari, husky safari, reindeer farm and visit, lunch in an ice restaurant on Day 3 and shownshoe hire (3 hours on Day 4). Please note to drive the snowmobile you must be over 18 years of age and have a valid drivers licence.

The price shown is for the 5 day/4 night package - please enquire for the 4 day/3 night package price. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

 

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