Journey beginning and ending at Kittilä, Finland
Available: 2019-03-23 to 2019-03-30 starting from $5130 AUD
Available: 2019-03-31 to 2019-04-06 starting from $5130 AUD
This remarkable and memorable experience will take you into the wildest corner of Finnish Lapland and offers up some incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This tour combines a 3 day snowmobile adventure with a 2 day husky safari and travels between three different mountain areas. Accommodation is in log cabins, apartments and wilderness huts with saunas, friendly company and a warm meal each night.
The route on this epic journey will lead you to Kilpisjärvi – a mystical and remote region steeped in Sámi tradition and folklore which offers breathtaking views of frozen lakes and snow-covered mountain peaks. There can be few experiences in life which can compare to this.
With a small group (minimum: 4, maximum 7), this tour offers terrific value with all transfers and equipment included, full board, insurance, an English-speaking guide and 1 person per snowmobile and husky team. Be prepared to help out with some of the tasks.
Day 1 – Arrive at Kittilä and transfer to your accommodation
Arrival at Kittilä airport and transfer to Muonio. Dinner in Harriniva and overnight in safari log cabins for 4-6 persons with shower, wc and sauna near Harriniva (or hotel rooms).
Day 2 – Snowmobile to Galdotieva Fell Camp
After breakfast you’ll get the necessary safari equipment. Safety instructions will be given by your guide and then you are ready to start the engine of your snowmobile (1 person/snowmobile) and head North. Driving distance today is 110km and on the way we’ll stop for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon arrival at Galdotieva Fell Camp, close to the Norwegian border. Dinner in the restaurant and overnight in cosy log cabins or in apartments for 4-6 persons with shower, wc and sauna.
Day 3 – Continue on snowmobiling to Kilpisjärvi
After breakfast the safari continues and today the guide leads you through the open mountain area in a treeless fell landscape.
Picnic lunch en route. After a distance of about 150 km arrival in the village of Kilpisjärvi. Situated right at the boarder with Sweden and Norway and surrounded by majestic mountains. Lakeside sauna, dinner and overnight in apartments for 2-4 persons with shower and wc in Kilpisjärvi.
Day 4 – Continue on your journey with huskies, instead.
After breakfast you’ll start a completely different safari by meeting the dogs who will be pulling you for the next two days.
You’ll also meet your husky guide who explains to you how to handle the sled. Everyone drives his own husky team of 4-5 dogs. The departure is noisy as the dogs can hardly wait to run, but after that you can only hear their paws on the snow while you admire the scenery. Lunch by an open fire. Driving distance will be about 25 km. Dinner and overnight in a tent or a wilderness hut.
Day 5 – Husky sleds back to Kilpisjärvi
The husky safari continues in the morning. Driving distance is about 25 km after which you’ll arrive in Kilpisjärvi. Picnic lunch during the safari. Then it’s time to say goodbye to your husky team untill the next time… Sauna, dinner and overnight in cabins for 4-6 persons with shower and wc in Kilpisjärvi.
Day 6 – Snowmobile safari to Harriniva
Have a hearty breakfast as this will be a long drive! You’ll drive over 200 kms along the Victoria Trail near the Swedish border to get to Harriniva. Lunch en route. Arrival at Harriniva. Dinner and overnight in log cabins for 4-6 persons with shower and wc near Harriniva (or hotel rooms).
Day 7 – Departure day
Breakfast and transfer to Kittilä airport.
- All transfers mentioned (airport transfers for scheduled domestic flights only)
- Full board from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on the last day
- 2 overnights in safari houses with shared facilities
- 4 overnights in accommodation according to itinerary
- All necessary equipment, (warm jacket & trousers, boots, socks, mittens, hat, gloves, balaclava and helmet)
- A qualified English speaking guide
- All safaris mentioned within the itinerary
- 1 person per snowmobile and 1 person per husky team
- The rate includes insurance for the snowmobile with own liability of max. 600 € per snowmobile.
International airfare, airport taxes, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance and personal items.
To enquire, feel free to contact Globetrotter via the following link and we will be sure get back to you as soon as possible!