Lapland Adventures

Fantastic Winter fun with an overnight Wilderness Cabin Husky Safari. Add an optional overnight in a Snow Igloo or Aurora Dome or Arctic Firefox Lodge
Snowmobiling Muonio, Finland © Harriniva

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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Kittila Arrival

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.

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 in your hotel.

Day 4 Overnight Husky Safari to Wilderness Cabin

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.

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 at the hotel.

Day 6 Day at Leisure

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.

Day 7 Day at Leisure

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.

Day 8 Kittila Departure

Following breakfast this morning, your tour concludes with your transfer back to Kittilä airport.


2020-2021 departures: Saturday and Sundays 05 December - 28 March

Notes:

Minimum Age: 18 years

The departures with dates including New Year's Eve 31 December 2020 offer a festive dinner, sparkling wine and fireworks.

A supplement applies for travel between 19 December 2020 and 01 January 2021.

The order of the activites may change according to weather and other factors.

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.

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.

Tour Overview

  • Summary

    Fantastic Winter fun with an overnight Wilderness Cabin Husky Safari. Add an optional overnight in a Snow Igloo or Aurora Dome or Arctic Firefox Lodge
  • Tour Category

    Independent, Glass or Snow Igloos, Northern Lights
  • Duration

    8 days

    Departures

    Dec - Mar

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD

      Single from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      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 skiing equipment & snowshoes on Days 6 or 7. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

      EXCLUDES: optional excursions; optional Snow Igloo overnight; optional Aurora Dome overnight; optional Arctic Fox Lodge overnight.

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