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 an AuroraHut Glass Igloo 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
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 2-4 Winter Activities
The next three days are filled with some amazing winter fun, and time for relaxation or add an optional excursion or two. Details of the two included 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. 15km 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. 30km. Based on two persons sharing a snowmobile.
Time to add an optional excursion - depending on the date of your arrival these include reindeer sleigh rides, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, Arctic Sauna World, evening hunts for the Aurora, and more.
Day 5 Kittilä Departure
Arrangements end after breakfast with your transfer to Kittilä airport.
2023 departure NYE: Sunday 31 December
2024 departures: Sundays and Mondays 07 January - 07 April
Minimum Age: 5 years
You can upgrade your experience by swapping either your first or last night of hotel accommodation with one of these fantastic stays 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 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.