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Taste of Lapland

Early Winter fun in Lapland, optional overnight in an AuroraHut 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 AuroraHut Glass Igloo, with panoramic windows 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.


This tour is available as either a 4 or 5 day package.

Day 1 Kittilä Arrival

Arrival at Kittilä airport and 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 2-3 or 2-4 Winter Activities

The next two days (4 day/3 night tour) or three days (5 day/4 night tour) are filled with some amazing winter fun! 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 each day at the hotel restaurant. 

Husky Safari: the greatest way to see Lapland is on a silent dog sledding tour! Meet the happy huskies and enjoy an approx. 6km ride, two persons per sled.

Snowmobile Safari: glide through snowy forests and icecovered lakes and enjoy beautiful Lappish landscapes. Driving distance on this tour is approx. 20km. Based on two persons sharing a snowmobile.

Reindeer Farm Visit: visit a traditional reindeer farm established over 100-years-ago, complete with it's own museum and farmhouse. Test your skills on a short reindeer-sled safari through the forest, before lunch is served around an open fire. Stop by the Winter Village* snow hotel and restaurant to see the impressive snow wall carvings. *weather dependent.

Northern Lights Snowshoe Walk: this guided snowshoeing trip takes you to the beautiful snowy forest in the evening. Enjoy hot drinks around a campfire while waiting for a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Arctic Sauna World Visit: relax in the Finnish saunas by Lake Jerisjärvi, and try out winter swimming, well known for its health benefits.

Day 4 or 5 Kittilä Departure

Arrangements end after breakfast with your transfer to Kittilä airport.

2024 departures: 
5 day/4 night package: 01, 08, 15 December 
4 day/3 night package: 05, 12, 19 December


Minimum 2 persons

This tour is more suited to adults

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

Extend your stay with one of these fantastic overnight options in unique accommodation:
AuroraHut Glass Igloo: 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.
Arctic Firefox Lodge: Spend a night in privacy and luxury in a lodge with it's own private sauna, and panoramic views across Lake Jeris and from your bed.

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. 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.

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