Taste of Lapland

Early Winter fun in Lapland, optional overnight in an Aurora Dome or Arctic Firefox Lodge
Snowmobiling Muonio, Finland © Harriniva

This early Winter tour provides a great "taste" of what Lapland has to offer. The excursions give you the opportunity to zoom off on snowmobiles, relax with the reindeer and howl with the huskies. You can try out snow shoes and seek the Northern Lights! Plus you can add an optional overnight in an Aurora Dome, with clear sided walls so you can gaze towards the northern night sky.

"What a Winter wonderland. Wonderful place. Great service and activities. Great place to view the Northern Lights. Laura, Eeva and Scotty and the rest of the staff went out of their way to see we had a great time. Activities awesome, husky sleigh rides, reindeer sleigh rides, snowmobile many more. Do yourself a favor and go to Finland and stay here." - TCM, Texas 2018.

Itinerary

This tour is available as either a 4 or 5 day package - the itinerary below is for the 5 day tour. On the 4 day tour the Reindeer Safari, the Husky Safari and the festive dinner all take place on Day 2.

Day 1 Kittila Arrival

Arrival at Kittilä airport and transfer to your hotel. There you will be kitted out in the warm, outer winter clothes that are yours for the duration of your stay. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2 Husky Safari

This morning you will visit a husky farm, where you will have a guided tour and meet some of the delightful husky pups. Learn a little about the dogs and their role in Lappish life, before enjoying a 6km sledding safari. Two persons share the driving of each sled, with the opportunity to swap places half way through.

Day 3 Reindeer Farm Visit and Lunch in the Ice Restaurant* and Festive Dinner

After breakfast, visit the local reindeer farm to meet the reindeer and their herders. You will have a chance to feed them, learn about the culture of reindeer herding and about how to throw a lasso, before enjoying a short reindeer sled ride. Then it's time for a different sort of lunch - in an ice restaurant! Each year the Ice Restaurant and Snow Igloos are built from blocks of local ice and decorated with freizes, lights and snow sculptures. *Please note that lunch in the ice restaurant will be dependent upon the weather. If the ice restaurant is not ready or if there are extremely low temperatures, lunch will be served around the fire in a traditional kota. This afternoon there is free time to relax, explore or perhaps enjoy one of the great optional activities available. Depending upon the day of the week for your stay, you can choose from dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing and more. Tonight enjoy a special festive dinner.

Day 4 Snowmobiles and Evening Snowshoe Walk

This morning head out by snowmobile for a journey through the arctic landscapes. Two persons share each snowmobile and and the distance covered is about 20km. The afternoon is free, then after dinner, strap on a pair of snowshoes and walk like a local through the snowy forest, on a guided hunt for the Northern Lights, which may come out and light the night skies!

Day 5 Kittila Departure

Arrangements end today with your transfer to Kittilä airport.


2020 departures:
5 day/4 night package:
20, 22, 27, 29 November
04, 06, 11, 13 December

4 day/3 night package:
19, 24, 26 November
01, 03, 08, 10, 15, 17, 27 December

Notes:

Minimum 2 persons

Minimum Age: 4 years

If you are travelling after these dates take a look at our White Footprint 5 day tour

Aurora Dome Overnight: Extend your stay with a fantastic overnight optional stay in an amazing Aurora Dome. 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 clear side walls so you can gaze towards the northern night 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 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. Some excursions subject to minimum age & height requirements.

Snowmobile Safaris: To drive a snowmobile you must have a valid, unrestricted driving license and be 18 years of age or over. All single travellers drive their own snowmobile solo. Children under 18 years sit in a sled pulled by the guide's snowmobile. Children under 4 are not permitted on snowmobile safaris. Please note in the event of extreme weather or poor trail conditions small children may not be allowed to participate in safaris.

Husky Safaris: Older children may be able to drive a husky team themselves but this depends on the child's size and other factors. The guide has the discretion to decide who may or may not drive a husky sled and who must sit in the guide's sled. Children 4 –12 years sit in the guide's sled during safaris. Children under 4 are not permitted on husky safaris. Please note in the event of extreme weather or poor trail conditions small children may not be allowed to participate in safari.

Tour Overview

  • Summary

    Early Winter fun in Lapland, optional overnight in an Aurora Dome or Arctic Firefox Lodge
  • Tour Category

    Independent, Glass or Snow Igloos, Northern Lights
  • Duration

    4 or 5 Days

    Departures

    Nov & Dec

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for the 5 day/4 night package

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: Return transfers from Kittilä Airport to the hotel, use of outer winter clothing, 4 nights accommodation, full board from dinner on arrival day until breakfast on departure day including festive dinner and lunch in the ice restaurant, husky safari, reindeer farm visit, snowmobile safari, snowshoe walk.

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

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for the 4 day/3 night package

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: Return transfers from Kittilä Airport to the hotel, use of outer winter clothing, 3 nights accommodation, full board from dinner on arrival day until breakfast on departure day including festive dinner and lunch in the ice restaurant, husky safari, reindeer farm visit, snowmobile safari, snowshoe walk.

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

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