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.
On arrival at Kittila Airport transfer to your hotel in Muonio - the transfer time is approximately one hour. Remainder of the day at leisure before dinner.
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.
After breakfast get ready for an exciting snowmobile safari. 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 in your hotel.
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 two 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 25km. 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.
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 at the hotel.
Day at leisure 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 ice karting.
Time at leisure or perhaps take one of the optional activities on offer. Tonight, celebrate your week of adventure with a fabulous dinner where some unique Lappish specialities are served, before your last overnight in the hotel.
Following breakfast this morning, your tour concludes with your transfer back to Kittila airport.
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.
A supplement applies for departures 18, 19, 25 & 26 December 2021.
You can upgrade your experience by swapping either your first or last night of hotel accommodation with one of these three fantastic 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, dinner, hot drinks 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 cosy 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 (50m away). Transfers, private Aurora Dome, dinner 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.