This great tour offers the best of winter in Lapland including a night in a cosy wilderness cabin! 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, and then the true wilderness experience - a husky safari to the wilderness cabin where you spend the night out in the wilderness the Northern Lights have a special sparkle! Then return to the comfort of your hotel for a well deserved sauna and relax before the open fire.
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Day 1 Arrival in Kittila
On arrival at Kittila Airport transfer to your hotel in Muonio- the transfer time is approximately 1 hour. Remainder of the day at leisure before dinner.
Day 2 Reindeer Farm Visit
Following breakfast, pay a visit to a reindeer farm established over 100 years ago, complete with it's own museum and farmhouse. Learn to lasso reindeer as the locals do, then test your skills on a 7km long reindeer-sled safari through the forest, before lunch is served around an open fire. 2 persons share the driving of each sleigh. In the afternoon return to the hotel and perhaps enjoy a warming evening sauna before dinner.
Day 3 Snowmobile Safari
After breakfast get ready for an exciting snowmobile safari. You must have a valid drivers licence to drive the snowmobile. After a safety and driving instruction session, start your engines! Travel through snow-covered forests and over frozen lakes, admiring the vast wilderness of Finnish Lapland. Stop for lunch by an open fire along the way before returning to the hotel. 2 persons share the driving of each snowmobile and the distance covered is approximately 60-80km, depending on the best route to suit the weather conditions. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.
Day 4 Into the Wilderness with Husky Safari
After breakfast pack your overnight bag, ready for a truly unique overnight experience. Transfer with your guide to the husky farm where more than 400 happy arctic helpers are waiting for you. Learn about the lives of these hard working dogs, get a lesson on how to handle the sled then meet your own team of 4-5 dogs who will be your best friends for the next 2 days! Each person drives their own dog sled. Then it’s time to start on your overnight safari. Stop for a picnic lunch by a campfire then on along the trail to the wilderness cabin, a distance of about 25 km. Test your wilderness skills by helping with light chores such as making the fire, feeding the dogs and heating the old- fashioned lakeside sauna, before you relax in the warmth of the sauna and enjoy dinner. You'll sleep well after a very special day.
Day 5 Return from the Wilderness
Early this morning start back through the astonishingly beautiful and remote arctic winter landscape to your hotel, with lunch by a campfire along the way. The distance today is about 25km. In the afternoon return to your hotel for a well deserved shower and sauna before dinner.
Days 6 and 7 Days at leisure
Today and tomorrow are days to relax - discover the surrounding area and visit the local shops or take the opportunity to do an optional activity such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, dog-sledding, snowmobiling, Northern Lights search or downhill skiing.Tonight celebrate your week of adventure with a fabulous dinner where some unique Lappish specialities are served, before your last overnight in the hotel.
Day 8 Departure
Following breakfast this morning, your tour concludes with your transfer back to Kittilä airport.
Departures with accommodation at Harriniva:
Every Saturday and Sunday: first departure Sunday 03 December 2017 and last departure Saturday 14 April 2018
Departures with accommodation at Jeris:
Every Saturday and Sunday: first departure Sunday 24 December 2017 and last departure Saturday 14 April 2018
Please note the departure on 24 December 2017 is now sold out. The departures with dates including New Year's Eve 31 December 2017 offer a festive dinner, sparkling wine and fireworks. A supplement applies for travel between 24 December 2017 and 06 January 2018. This tour is only offered for persons aged 18 years or over. The order of the activites may change according to weather and other factors.
Includes: Return Kittila Airport/hotel transfers, 6 nights hotel accommodation & 1 in a wilderness cabin night (the cabin only has shared facilities), meals on a full board basis from dinner on first day until breakfast on last day, overnight husky safari, reindeer farm visit & sleigh ride, snowmobile tour, guiding during all tours, use of outer clothing for duration of your stay, use of country skiiing equipment & snowshoes on Days 6 and 7.
You may want to extend your stay in Harriniva or Jeris 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, dinner, hot drinks 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, dinner and breakfast included.
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Includes: Transfers, 6 nights hotel accommodation & 1 in a wilderness cabin night (the cabin only has shared facilities), meals as shown, 2 day husky safari, reindeer farm visit & sleigh ride, snowmobile tour, guiding during tours, use of outer clothing, use of country skiiing equipment & snowshoes on Days 6 and 7.
Please note a supplement applies for travel between 24 December 2017 and 06 January 2018
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