This great tour offers the best of winter in Lapland including a night in a cosy wilderness cabin! Over seven 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 and see the Northern Lights and their special sparkle! Then return to the comfort of your hotel for a well deserved sauna and relax before the open fire.
"If we could have, we would have stayed another week! I cannot recommend this enough for people looking for snow, adventure and relaxation. The staff were fantastic, and so incredibly helpful. The guides were knowledgeable and great fun. We took part in a wide range of activities, from snowmobiling to husky sledging to ice fishing, all equally fun in their own way. The equipment we were provided with was of good quality and really kept us warm. We also stayed 1 night at Torassieppi in an aurora dome (Arctic Glamping) which is a must for couple I'd say." - Zoe R, Tripadvisor 2017.
Day 1 Kittilä Arrival
On arrival at Kittilä Airport transfer to your hotel in Muonio (approximately one hour) where you will be issued with your warm outer winter clothing, for use during your stay. Remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner at the hotel.
Days 2 - 7 Winter Activites and Overnight Husky Safari
The next six days are filled with some amazing winter fun, including an Overnight Husky Safari to a Wilderness Cabin. Details of the excursions are shown below - the timing for each of these activities will be provided to you at check-in. Meals are served at the hotel restaurant, and in the wilderness during the Overnight Husky Safari.
Into the Wilderness with Huskies: embark on an overnight tour to the wilderness. The two day dog mushing experience starts after breakfast one morning. Check-out of your hotel room, pack your gear, meet your team of dogs and learn how to handle the sled. Each person will mush their own team of huskies. Travel through wintery arctic landscapes, prepare lunches on the way in the wilderness, and test your skills by making a fire, feeding the huskies, and heating the traditional lakeside sauna in the evening at the wilderness cabin. Overnight at the wilderness cabin with shared facilities and shared rooms. Driving distance is about 25km per day.
Day as a Reindeer Herder: visit a traditional 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.
Snowmobile Day: 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.
There is also time to relax - discover the surrounding area and visit the local shops or take the opportunity for an optional activity such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, Northern Lights search or ice karting.
Day 8 Kittilä Departure
Arrangements end after breakfast with your transfer to Kittilä airport.
2023-2024 departures: Saturdays and Sundays 09 - 23 December and 06 January - 07 April
Minimum Age: 18 years
The departures with dates including Christmas Day and/or New Year's Eve include a festive dinner, sparkling wine and fireworks.
You can upgrade your experience by swapping either your first or last night of hotel accommodation with one of these fantastic stays in unique accommodation:
AuroraHut Glass Igloo Overnight: Enjoy a spectacular nature experience in the comfort of your own AuroraHut glass igloo, a perfect setting for star gazing and Northern Lights hunting from the panoramic windows. Energy efficient heating and private facilities. Transfers, private AuroraHut and breakfast included.
Arctic Firefox Lodge Overnight: Extend your stay - optional overnight in privacy and luxury in a lodge with your own private sauna, and panoramic views across Lake Jeris and from your bed. Breakfast, entry to Arctic Sauna World, bathrobes and slippers are included.
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.
The order of the excursions may alter according to the day of the week your arrangements start or they may change subject to weather conditions and other safety reasons.
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.
For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.