Journey beginning and ending at Kittilä, Finland
Available: 2019-01-03 to 2018-03-24 starting from $1638 AUD
Available: 2019-03-25 to 2019-04-21 starting from $1509 AUD
One of our favourite tours to see the Northern Lights in Finland. 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 combined with a wellness centre with a wide range of therapies and treatments, offers you a great weekend getaway with an added bonus of the Northern Lights.
During the day time you get to know huskies and reindeers and at night time our guides will take you out on snowshoes as well as snowmobiles to ‘hunt’ for the Northern Lights. This short tour is ideal for ‘beginners’ and families with kids.
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Day 1 – Welcome to Lapland, arrive into Kittilä and transfer to your hotel.
Arrival to 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 – Visit a local reindeer herder and his reindeers and in the evening, go on a snowmobile safari
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Today we will visit a local reindeer herder and his reindeers. You will learn about the life and ways of the reindeer man and of course also about his reindeer. Reindeer herders will show you how to throw the lappish lasso (suopunki) and you will also enjoy a short safari during the program. Lunch is served in a small lappish ‘kota’ by the fire. Return to hotel. Dinner.
In the evening you will start your snowmobile engines again and head out. The chances of seeing the famous ‘Aurora Borealis’ are great on this night safari. The approximately 20km tour takes you to the top of a nearby fell, where you will enjoy some warm drinks and feel how the sky is closer and stars brighter… You can either drive your own skidoo or enjoy the ride in the guide’s sled.
Day 3 – Dogsledding safari during the day and then after dinner, you will pack your snowshoes and head out with your guide in hope of spotting the Northern Lights
After breakfast you will meet your guide and our happy huskies – there are over 400 husky dogs in our husky farm. After a guided tour of the husky farm and some driving and safety instructions, you will start the 17 km husky safari -2 persons per sled with one driving, and the chance to swap drivers halfway. After the safari lunch is served in the hotel restaurant.
This afternoon is free to explore the local area or book an excursion. After dinner you will pack your snowshoes and head out with your guide in hope of spotting the Northern Lights. After finding the perfect spot with a view to north you warm up with hot drinks before returning to the hotel.
Day 4 – Good Bye, transfer on to your next location.
After the breakfast transfer to Kittilä airport.
- Airport transfers
- 3 nights’ accommodation
- Breakfast x 3, lunch x 1, dinner x 3
- Evening snowmobile safari – 2 persons per snowmobile
- Husky safari 17 km – 2 persons per husky team
- Reindeer farm visit
- Evening snowshoe trip
- Not only winter suits and boots, you will get hats, balaclavas, inner and out gloves and woolen socks, essential for the arctic climate
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
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!