Day 1 IVALO - SAARISELKÄ (D)
Individual arrival at the Ivalo Airport. Transfer by private car to Saariselkä, the traditional ski resort of Northern Lapland north of the Arctic Circle. Saariselkä, one of the best-known winter centers in Finland, is surrounded by unique fell scenery illuminated by the colorful Northern Lights during clear winter nights. Here you can experience the true spirit of Lapland. Enjoy winter holidays with activities such as downhill skiing, snow boarding, cross-country skiing or reindeer and husky sleigh rides. Visit the Sami Museum of the Nature Center of Northern Lapland. Your snow adventure begins with a delicious dinner before your overnight in a cozy first-class log cabin with shower/toilet, kitchenette and fireplace. All the cabins even have their own traditional Finnish sauna.
Day 2 SAARISELKÄ DOGSLED ADVENTURE (B, L, D)
Buffet breakfast is served in the beautiful log restaurant, located within walking distance from your accommodation. After breakfast you will picked up by car from the hotel and driven to the reindeer farm where all necessary equipment will be provided. This safari requires no skills and the reindeer will do all the work for you as you comfortably relax in your own sleigh. meet a team of friendly husky dogs who are eager to take you on a dogsled adventure. These northern dogs are perfectly suited to harsh Arctic conditions and they enjoy pulling the sledge to their hearts' content. You will be provided with the necessary outer thermal suit, gloves and hat. Meet your very own team of six Husky dogs. Take a lesson on how to drive the sledge and also how to observe all the important hand signals, as given by your tour leader. Each team consists of six dogs, you as the driver, and your passenger, who is comfortably seated in the wooden sledge. A stop is made to enjoy a picnic lunch over an open fire in a wooden teepee. Duration of the excursion is 4 hours. Overnight in your comfortable log cabin.
Day 3 SAARISELKÄ REINDEER FARM (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up by car from the hotel and driven to the reindeer farm. Here all necessary equipment will be provided. This safari requires no skills and the reindeer will do all the work for you as you comfortably relax in your own sleigh. The excursion lasts for 4 hours and includes a hot lunch in a reindeer herdsman's hut. Enjoy the wonderful opportunity to learn about the Sami people, the indigenous population of Lapland, their traditions, culture and way of life. Overnight in the log cabin.
Day 4 SAARISELKÄÄ - SNOW MOBILE SAFARI - IGLOO NIGHT (B, L, D)
Buffet breakfast at the restaurant. Today our snow- mobile safari takes you to the small ski village of Saariselkä, about 10 km away. Private transfer by car from the hotel to the safari office, where you will receive full equipment including thermal suit, boots, socks, gloves, balaclava and helmet. An all-important lesson follows. The safari trail begins with a drive up to the beautiful fell of Kaunispää, 436m above sea level, from where you will have the most stunning views over the surrounding area.
The trail then continues through the beautifully mystical forest. During the 4-hour safari enjoy lunch cooked over an open fire in a wilderness hut. Two persons will share one snow- mobile and take turns in driving. You may request one snow mobile for sole occupancy at a supplementary cost.
There is a real arctic experience in store for you tonight, as you have a rare opportunity to sleep in a Glass Igloo. The igloos have been built from a very special thermo glass and if you are lucky, you might marvel at the amazing northern lights and the millions of stars. Optionally, you can choose to spend the night in an igloo made out of snow. Reindeer hides and woolen rugs along with down sleeping bags will keep you warm. The temperature inside the igloo varies between minus 3 and minus 6 degrees Centigrade, but the padded sleeping bags would keep you warm even at much lower temperatures. The log cabin is also available should you prefer not to stay the night in an igloo.
Please note: Each snow mobile driver must have a valid drivers license!
Day 5 DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast transfer to the Ivalo Airport. Your winter adventure in Lapland has come to an end.
Additional nights at Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen and/or Helsinki available
Christmas and New Years is a special time in Lapland, and the hotel is celebrating the festivities with special activities and programs. Please inquire about special Christmas and New Years programs.
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