Discover Finnish Lapland and view the Northern Lights
In order to truly appreciate the Northern Lights in their full glory, it is
recommended to have the following; zero light pollution, close proximity to
solar wind activity and a unique landscape. High above the Arctic Circle,
this long weekend in a remote part of Finnish Lapland covers all three. With
expert local guides, head deep into a unique snow-laden wilderness that will,
with any luck, become the backdrop to one of the most spectacular natural
phenomena on Earth.
* See the Northern lights with expert guides
* Enjoy exciting winter activities
* Experience a unique wilderness location
Day 1 Fly to Kittila via Helsinki; transfer to Harriniva (approx. 40mins).
Morning dogsledding near national park; “Secrets of the Northern Lights”
presentation and evening snowmobile excursion.
This morning we head to the husky kennels where we will meet our friendly
teams, who will be extremely happy to see you. After a short lesson on the
basics of dogsledding we head out, 2 to a sled, for a 17 km ‘mush’ on pre
prepared sled tracks. We will then head back to the hotel where will have our
In the afternoon we will enjoy a “Secrets of the Northern Lights”
presentation with pancakes cooked on an open fire. Dinner will then be served
in the hotel restaurant to sample traditional local foods. After digesting,
we then suit up and head into the wilderness on snowmobiles in search of the
Northern Lights. Our route takes us on a 20km circuit to the top of a nearby
fell, where we will enjoy some warm drinks and hopefully a glimpse of the
Aurora over the vast untouched Arctic wilderness.
Lunch at Winter Village; afternoon visit to a local reindeer herder’s farm,
short tour on traditional reindeer sleds; transfer to wilderness cabin,
after-dinner Northern Lights snowshoe walk.
This morning is free, spend time enjoying a hearty Finnish breakfast. We will
then have lunch at the Winter Village in the Ice Restaurant, which displays
ice sculptures designed by local artists. In the afternoonwe transfer to a
local reindeer herder’s farm to learn about the life and ways of the Lappish
reindeer herder. We will be shown how to throw the Lappish lasso, or
‘suopunki’, and also experience a 3km ride on a traditional reindeer
sled.Once the sun is firmly below the horison, we then transfer to our
wilderness cabin (approx 35mins). Situated deep in the forest our cabin is
surrounded by 0 light pollution and is the perfect place to spot the Northern
Lights. After dinner there will be a chance to don our snowshoes and head out
into the wilderness in search of the Aurora.
Day 4 Transfer to Kittila Airport; fly to London via Helsinki.