Journey beginning and ending at Kittilä, Finland
Available: 2018-12-02 to 2018-12-21 starting from $2931 AUD
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Available: 2019-03-23 to 2019-04-21 starting from $2931 AUD
Enjoy the best of Finnish Lapland, staying in the countryside resort in Harriniva. Located 230kms north of the Arctic Circle, this local resort offers a great range of winter activities. A comfortable Scandinavian style accommodation combined with a wellness centre with a wide range of therapies and treatments, offers you a great Winter Adventure with an added bonus of the Northern Lights.
During your stay you get to know huskies and reindeers, and get to go snowmobiling. You can also venture out on snowshoes or cross country skis. As an optional excursion we offer an evening Snowmobiling Safari in search for the Northern Lights.
This trip is an extension of the Northern Lights in Finland tour, with an overnight husky safari and a more leisurely pace to enjoy Finland. Ask one of our Finnish Destination Specialists for more details.
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Day 1 – Arrive at Kittilä airport and transfer to Harriniva Hotel
Arrival at Kittilä airport and transfer to Harriniva Hotel. Harriniva hotel is located 230kms north of the Arctic Circle in the Finnish part of Lapland and offers a great range of winter activities. A comfortable Scandinavian style accommodation is combined with a wellness centre with a wide range of therapies and treatments.
Accommodation in cosy double rooms with shower and toilet. Dinner in the restaurant.
Day 2 – Experience a day of Reindeer husbandry and traditional Lappish living
Breakfast and transfer to reindeer farm (20 minutes). Today you will visit a 100 years old, traditional reindeer farm of Torassieppi. You will get information about reindeer and reindeer husbandry, as well as the old way of living in Lapland in a museum and old Lappish farm house. You will learn how to throw the Lappish lasso, and finally test your reindeer driving skills on an approx. 7km long reindeer safari through the forest – (1-2 persons per sled). Lunch will be served around an open fire during the safari.
Return to Harriniva in the afternoon, where a warm sauna is waiting. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 3 – Snowmobile riding in the vast wilderness of Finnish Lapland
After a delicious breakfast our experienced guide will give you driving and safety instructions for driving a snowmobile and it is time to start your engines! (2 persons / snowmobile). A snowmobile is surprisingly easy, even for beginners, and soon you will be speeding through the snow covered forests and over the frozen lakes admiring the vast wilderness of Finnish Lapland.
Lunch is prepared by an open fire in the wilderness. Duration of the excursion approx. 5 hours, distance driven 60-80 km. Return to Harriniva for a warm sauna, dinner and overnight in your cosy wilderness style hotel rooms.
Day 4 – Husky overnight trip, staying at the Nivunkijärvi cabin with a lakeside sauna
After breakfast you will pack your equipment for the 2-day tour and get acquainted with the huskies! You will visit the Harriniva Arctic Sleddog Centre with nearly 400 huskies and hear of the life of these arctic dogs. The husky guide will teach you how to handle the sled and you will meet your team of 4-5 dogs that accompany you for the 2 day safari. Each person drives his own sled. Lunch by an open fire en route. Driving distance is about 25 km.
In the afternoon arrival to Nivunkijärvi cabin, where you can test your wilderness skills with making fire, feeding the huskies and heating the lakeside sauna. Overnight in the cabin in shared facilities.
Day 5 – Lunch by the open fire en route as you husky ride back to Harriniva
You will start in the morning from the cabin and continue the husky safari for around 25 to 30 km. Lunch by an open fire en route. Return to Harriniva in the afternoon and check-in to your hotel rooms. After having a relaxing sauna enjoy dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.
Days 6 – 7 – Free days to enjoy cross country skiing or head off downhill skiing
These final two days are free for your own activities. You can go cross-country skiing or try snowshoes and discover the surrounding nature. You can also buy extra activities on spot from our optional programmes or go downhill skiing at one of the nearby skiing centres.
After having a relaxing sauna you will have a chance to relive the exiting week with the group during a special farewell dinner with delicious Lappish dishes.
Day 8 – Transfer to Kittilä airport
After breakfast, transfer to Kittilä airport.
- Airport transfers (for scheduled domestic flights)
- 6 nights’ accommodation in cosy hotel rooms with private facilities
- 1 nights’ accommodation in a wilderness hut with shared facilities
- Full board for complete stay
- Snowmobile safari – 2 persons per snowmobile, 5 hours, approximately 60-80 km
- 2-day Husky Safari 60 km – 1 person per husky team
- Reindeer farm visit with a 7km Reindeer Sled Safari
- Thermal clothing (thermo-overalls, socks, mittens, boots, warm hat, sleeping bag) for complete stay
- Cross-country skiing equipment or snowshoes for one day
Aurora Alarm can be organised at the reception on your arrival – approx. 12 Euros. Aurora Sighting SMS will be sent to your phone during your stay at the cabins.
To find out more or to book this incredible tour, contact Globetrotter Lifestyle today!