Enjoy the best of Finnish Lapland in winter with this short, independent tour. Stay for two nights in Saariselka with one night in an Aurora Cabin looking out at the polar night skies from your bed, and one night in a cosy log style cabin with it's own sauna. Then its on to Inari for another two nights of fun. Enjoy four great guided excusions - a Reindeer Safari with Snowmobiling, a Husky Safari, an Aurora Snowshoe Hike and an Aurora Snowmobile Sleigh Ride, for a true taste of Arctic winter!
On arrival at Ivalo Airport transfer to the hotel in Saariselka (approximately 45 minutes), check in and time at leisure. Two nights with dinner at the Wilderness Hotel Muotka. The hotel sits in a magical landscape of taiga forest and tranquil nature, in the beauty of the fells. Tonight you will stay in a fantastic Aurora Cabin, with a view to the sky through enormous glass panes, offering you the wonderful and unique experience of looking out for the northern lights from your own comfortable bed! If time permits today you might like to enjoy an optional guided excursion such as snowmobiling, ice fishing (4hrs), snowshoeing (2 or 4hrs), or cross country skiing (2hrs). Or tonight join an optional hunt for the Aurora by car (3hrs) snowshoe (2.5hrs) or snowmobile (2.5hrs), or take a visit to the Aurora Camp (2.5hrs)
Today enjoy a 4hr Reindeer Safari with Snowmobiling. Start with snowmobile driving and safety instructions then we head into the wilderness on our snowmobiles! We visit a local reindeer farm, where you will meet the reindeer herders, learn about the vital importance of reindeer in Lapland, try your hand at lassoing a reindeer and have a short ride in a sleigh. During the day a traditional light lunch is served. The remainder of the day is free - maybe time to try a famous Finnish Sauna. 2nd night with dinner at the Wilderness Hotel - tonight you will be in a Riverside Room with it's own sauna. Or tonight you might like to join an optional hunt for the Aurora by car (3hrs), snowshoe (2.5hrs), or snowmobile (2.5hrs), or take a visit to the Aurora Camp (2.5hrs).
Short walk from hotel to bus stop (approx. 5 mins). Travel today by regular coach from Saariselka to Inari (approximately 1.5 hours). On arrival in Inari check into the hotel and time at leisure. Two nights with dinner at Hotel Inari or similar. Tonight enjoy a delightful and exciting 2.5hr ride in a snowmobile sleigh, in search of the Northern Lights. You sit cosily in a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile driven by your guide, travelling to the best view point for observing the northern sky. If you're lucky and the weather is on your side, we should get to witness nature's own dancing light show! Coffee and tea are served by a blazing campfire.
In the morning, transfer to the husky farm for your next 3hr adventure, a Husky Safari. Help the musher prepare the team of huskies then get ready for the ride of your life. Dog sledding is a truly unique and exhilarating unique way to experience the beauty and silence of Arctic nature. 2 persons share each sled with the chance to swap drivers along the way. Then time to relax before the evening's fun - a 2.5hr Aurora Snowshoe Hike! Snowshoeing is an active and peaceful way to explore and search for the Northern Lights, as your guide leads you into the silent and magical forest. There will be a stop for a picnic snack by the fire along the way. 2nd overnight with dinner in Inari.
Check out, transfer to Ivalo Airport and end of arrangements.