In the heart of Finnish Lapland lies the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, where high mountain fells are surrounded by forests, making it an area of great natural beauty. The snow falls thickly here, making it an ideal place to enjoy fantastic yet easy outdoor winter fun including dog sledding and snowmobiling, whilst each night is spent in the quiet of the Arctic countryside. This part of Lapland is said to have the freshest air in Europe, and at night, all you need to do to seek the amazing Northern Lights is to go outside and look up! Your hotel also offers spa and sauna facilities so you can completely relax. Plus there is the opportunity to upgrade your first or last night's stay with an overnight in a Snow Igloo or an Aurora Dome or at the luxury Arctic Firefox Lodge.
"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." - TCS Texas, 2018
On arrival at Kittila airport, meet your driver for the transfer to your hotel in Muonio (approximately one hour). Check in and make yourself at home. Dinner at the hotel.
This morning enjoy the beautiful winter surroundings. You can relax in the hotel grounds, or enjoy the hotel's sauna. In the afternoon, transfer to the nearby husky farm to meet the eager huskies, enjoy a tour of the farm, and then take a 15km dog sledding safari, with two persons sharing the driving of each sled. Dinner at the hotel.
Today is free for you to relax and enjoy the winter serenity. Or you can add an optional excursion - depending on the date of your arrival these include husky safaris, reindeer sleigh rides, ice fishing, horse riding and sleigh rides, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, an Arctic sauna experience, evening hunts for the Aurora, and more.
This morning more time to relax and enjoy the Arctic winter, or perhaps enjoy another of the great optional experiences. In the afternoon meet your snowmobile guide – after a safety briefing and lesson in driving, it is time to start your engines and follow the guide through snow covered forests, over frozen lakes and swamps, and past the perfect fell scenery. The driving distance is about 30km and two persons share the driving of each snowmobile. (You can drive solo for a supplement- please enquire). Dinner at the hotel.
Transfer to Kittila airport and end of arrangements.
Minimum Age: 5 years
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: 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! Sleeping bags and hot drinks included.
Aurora Dome Glamping: 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).
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 driving license and be 18 years of age or over. All single travellers must 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: Children 4 –12 years sit in the guide's sled during safaris. Children under 4 are not permitted on husky safaris. Older children may be able to participate in driving a husky team themselves but this depends on the child's size and other factors and 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.Please note in the event of extreme weather or poor trail conditions small children may not be allowed to participate in safaris.
For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.