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    5 days - Pre-Christmas Winter Adventure in a Wilderness Lodge in Finland

    In the far north of Finnish Lapland, on the edge of beautiful Lake Inari, the new Wilderness Hotel Inari is a remote retreat where snow-covered forests and frozen lakes provide the backdrop to the day’s adventures. Far from major civilisation, this is a fantastic place from which to search for the northern lights; by car, snowmobile and even at an Aurora Camp. You'll also learn how to drive your own husky-sled through the Lappish wilderness, snowmobile through glittering forest trails and try ice fishing on this short break holiday.

    Highlights include

    • Stay in the new Wilderness Hotel Inari
    • Enjoy full-board, with both lunch and dinner served buffet-style in the beautifully-designed restaurant
    • Travel by snowmobile to the reindeer farm, where you will have a chance to meet an authentic reindeer herder and his herd
    Day 1
    Fly to Ivalo and transfer to the Wilderness Hotel Inari
    Day 2
    Snowmobile Adventure
    Day 3
    Visit the Reindeer Farm and Aurora Sledge Ride
    Day 4
    Husky Safari
    Day 5
    After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight
    Start/End Place
    Ivalo, Finland
    Country Visited
    Finland
    Duration
    5 Days
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included
    Code
    50DN1300

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

    Details

    Transportation

    Return shuttle transfers from Ivalo Airport to Inari

    Included
    • Airport shuttle transfers (for scheduled domestic flights)
    • 4 nights' accommodation
    • Full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) for complete stay
    • Snowmobile safari
    • Husky Safari
    • Reindeer Farm Visit
    • Aurora Camp with Sledge ride
    • Outdoor clothing for complete stay
    • Daily itinerary will be provided upon arrival
    Not Included

    International and domestic flights

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Fly to Ivalo and transfer to the Wilderness Hotel Inari

    Fly to Ivalo and transfer to Wilderness Hotel Inari (approx. 30 min). Upon arrival you will receive your program schedule before dinner. Depending on your arrival time, cold weather gear is given to you either upon arrival or the next day.

    Meals
    1 Dinner

    Day 2 - Snowmobile Adventure

    Today's Snowmobile Adventure will take you through the picture perfect white forests of Finland. The guide will teach you how to cope with these powerful machines, and after a full safety and driving lesson you will head out to the wilderness. Snowmobiling through white winter scenery is a breathtaking experience that will last for a lifetime.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 3 - Visit the Reindeer Farm and Aurora Sledge Ride

    Today you will have a chance to meet an authentic reindeer herder and his herd. You will learn interesting facts about these semi-wild animals and the life up here in the north. You will be transferred to the reindeer farm by car.

    This evening, join another excursion taking you Aurora hunting on the stunning Lake Inari. Sit comfortably a sledge that is pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Enjoy the northern sky all the way to the camp place. While observing the night sky, warm up around a blazing campfire sipping hot drinks and enjoying each other’s company. The atmosphere by the campfire is an experience in itself. Lake Inari is one of the best places in the world for aurora viewing since there is no light pollution at all. If you are lucky, you might get to enjoy this unique light phenomenon.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 4 - Husky Safari

    An absolute ‘must do’ when visiting Lapland! You will be taught how to handle the sled before heading out on the husky safari, where the huskies will pull your sled through the beautiful winter scenery, passing along frozen Lake Inari. The dogs’ excitement is infectious but they fall silent on the trail, this is the only way to see Lapland. All our husky safaris include full instructions and are based on two people sharing a sled unless otherwise stated.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 5 - After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight

    After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    Price per person, double share. Family triple and quad share are with 1-2 children age 4-14.

    Standard is 4 nights in a Wilderness Room
    Superior is 4 nights in an Arctic Chalet (min 2 people)
    Other is 4 nights in an Aurora Cabin ( min 2 people )

    Possible to add Private Santa Experience for extra cost.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    AUD 2,696
    Available
    Standard
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    AUD 609
    Available
    Extra for Single
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    AUD 3,531
    Available
    Superior
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    AUD 9,532
    Available
    Superior Family Triple
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    AUD 12,003
    Available
    Superior Family Quad
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    AUD 3,652
    Available
    Other
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    AUD 9,861
    Available
    Other Family triple
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    AUD 12,417
    Available
    Other Family Quad
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    AUD 2,971
    Available
    Standard
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    AUD 853
    Available
    Extra for Single
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    AUD 4,018
    Available
    Superior
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    AUD 10,847
    Available
    Superior Family Triple
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    AUD 13,659
    Available
    Superior Family Quad
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    AUD 4,139
    Available
    Other
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    AUD 11,175
    Available
    Other Family triple
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    AUD 14,072
    Available
    Other Family Quad

    Important Information

    All safaris start with full safety instructions. Your experienced guides will show you how to drive your snowmobile and provide you with a full safety briefing before you hit the trails. You will be provided with thermal overalls, mittens, balaclava, thermal socks, winter boots and helmet for the snowmobile safaris. Children 4-14 years will be in a sleigh pulled by your guide with snowmobile.

    All snowmobile safaris have a self-liability of maximum 800€/snowmobile.

    Please note that the above itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the activity providers for reasons of safety or other unforeseen circumstances. Any alternative arrangements will be made so that they are as similar to the original program as possible.

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