finland tour: Over the Arctic Circle

Glass or Snow Igloos & unique accommodation , Independent , Northern Lights
Experience the Arctic & stay in a Aurora Cabin in Saariselka
4 days
Dec - Apr
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In the far North of Finnish Lapland lies Saariselkä. Here, Sami culture is still very much in evidence in every day life, and you can discover the genuine Lapland. The unique northern countryside of national parks, lake areas, rivers and highland fells offer a wealth of winter fun, and as a bonus, here the Northern Lights can dance across the night skies up to 200 days every year. Enjoy fantastic dog sled, snowmobile and reindeer safaris, plus spend one night in a Aurora Cabin at the wonderful Northern Lights Village in a cabin with a glass roof, ideal for looking for the Lights in absolute comfort. 

Day 1 Saariselka: Arrival
On arrival at Ivalo Airport transfer to your accommodation in Saariselka and time at leisure. Perhaps visit the lakefront Sámi Cultural Center, or the Destination Northernmost Europe exhibition with a panorama theatre showing films on the region’s plant and animal life, including reindeer. Or browse the shops for some special handicrafts. Overnight at Santa's Hotel Tuntari or similar.

Day 2 Saariselka: Husky Safari And Reindeer Aurora Sleigh Ride
This morning transfer to the husky farm, where the barking of enthusiastic dogs will welcome you. Before starting you will be given a safety briefing and "mushing" instructions, then off you go! Your head musher will talk about the life and training of these brave and hardy Arctic animals, and there will be plenty of stops for  some great photos. When you come back to the ranch, enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire, before returning to your accommodation, for the afternoon at leisure. Later this evening enjoy an exciting reindeer safari. Sit tucked cosily in blankets in your sleigh, as it is pulled by the sturdy reindeer, and start your journey into the quiet night forest. With some luck, you might even see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky. Stop to enjoy the warmth of a campfire while sipping hot drinks and listening to the sounds of the forest and fire, before returning to your accommodation. 2nd night in Saariselka.

Day 3 Saariselka: Snowmobile Safari & Overnight at Northern Lights Village in Aurora Villa
This morning after breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to the Northern Lights Village. After check-in, enjoy an exciting snowmobile safari over the Fells of Saariselka, a way to truly understand the power of winter in Lapland. Enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful landscape of the fells, the powdery snowdrifts, and the trees bowing down under the weight of the snow. Along the way, you will stop to take photographs of the beautiful scenery and to enjoy hot drinks and a light lunch. Then return to the Northern Lights Village for the night. Dinner at the hotel tonight.

Tonight you will stay in an Aurora Cabin  - the northern wall and roof of your cabin is made of glass, so you can lie in bed and gaze at the night skies, looking for the fabled Aurora! 

Day 4 Saariselka Departure
This morning after breakfast check out and transfer to Ivalo Airport. On arrival at the airport, your tour arrangements end.

Departures: daily 01 December 2018 – 13 April 2019. 

Includes: arrival transfer Ivalo Airport-hotel in Saariselka; 2 nights accommodation at Santa’s Hotel Tuntari or similar in standard room including breakfast; 1 nights accommodation at Northern Lights Village in Aurora Cabin  including dinner and breakfast; departure transfer Northern Lights Village - Ivalo Airport; guided husky safari 3hrs Day 2; guided evening reindeer safari 2hrs Dday 2; guided snowmobile safari 4hrs Day 3.

Excludes: transfer Saariselka - Northern Lights Village.

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 and the night of your stay at Northern Lights Village may alter according to the day of the week your arrangements start.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1919.00
Single AUD$ 2602.00

Includes: arrival transfer Ivalo Airport-hotel in Saariselka; 2 nights accommodation at Santa’s Hotel Tuntari or similar in standard room including breakfast; 1 nights accommodation at Northern Lights Village in Aurora Cabin  including dinner and breakfast; departure transfer Northern Lights Village - Ivalo Airport; guided husky safari 3hrs Day 2; guided evening reindeer safari 2hrs Dday 2; guided snowmobile safari 4hrs Day 3.

Please note the price will may depending upon your exact dates of travel.

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