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5 days - Visit Salla with authentic and wild autumn experiences

Discover Salla, a charming little village in Eastern Lapland, a two-hour drive away through the autumn coloured forests and wilderness. This itinerary includes a stay in a wilderness lodge with glass panoramic windows designed to see the Northern Lights and autumn activities to fill your days.

Watch for the Northern Lights, meet the reindeers, hike in nature and canoe out onto the lakes on this 5-day itinerary. This tour is perfect for families and couples looking for a unique Lapland wilderness experience.

Highlights include

  • Stay in a cosy Wilderness Aurora Lodge with your own private jacuzzi, perfect for stargazing or if you are lucky, Northern Lights viewing
  • You will be in an ideal place to view the northern lights from your private lodge, even from the bed or outside in the hot tub. Usually Northern Lights can be viewed from September onwards.
  • Small, non-crowded destination off the beaten path, still convenient to Rovaniemi
Day 1
Arrive Rovaniemi and private transfer to Salla
Day 2
Lappish scenery, reindeer, black pot coffee and local people
Day 3
Guided nature hike to Pirttivaara
Day 4
Northern Lights Canoe journey on Hangasjärvi lake
Day 5
Private transfer from Salla to Rovaniemi Airport
Start/End Place
Rovaniemi, Finland
Country Visited
5 Days
Start Date
Travel Style
Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included

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.



Private transfer to and from Rovaniemi, any transfers required for the activities.

  • Private transfers from Rovaniemi Airport to hotel and return
  • Studio or family lodge 4 nights at the Salla Wilderness Lodge including breakfast and dinner (4 B and 4 D). All lodges have a hot tub, lodges with double bed have also a sauna.
  • Reindeer Farm visit with meet the reindeers and feeding
  • Nature Hike
  • Canoe Trip on a wilderness lake
  • 24 hour emergency support service
Not Included

Flights, meals other than specified, items of personal nature, beverages and any additional activities.


Day 1 - Arrive Rovaniemi and private transfer to Salla

Private transfer from Rovaniemi airport to your Wilderness Lodge accommodation in Salla, a two hour drive away. With it's ridge-top location and panoramic windows, you have a good chance of watching the catching the Northern Lights as well as breath-taking views over a autumn landscape.

The panoramic windows of the Salla Wilderness Lodges open a dialogue between you and the old pine trees outside, while the Sallatunturi fells gently whisper in the background. Enjoy a sauna and hot tub, kitchenette (supplies not included) and bathroom in your accommodation.

Dinner is included this evening.

1 Dinner

Day 2 - Lappish scenery, reindeer, black pot coffee and local people

Meet the reindeer today during a special Kössi reindeer experience with a guided tour.

You will have a chance to see reindeer up close. The reindeer Park is a 200 hectare area and it is part of Kaunisharju natural forest. Inside the park at a special feeding place, call the reindeer and feed them.

After the reindeer are done eating, gather in a Kota or Laavu (small Lappish huts) and enjoy coffee or tea with local bun. The local guides will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the reindeer. Then you can wander around the Park on your own, with the help of map you will get from the guide before returning to your lodge for dinner and perhaps an optional wellness experience.

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner

Day 3 - Guided nature hike to Pirttivaara

A guided nature hike to Pirttivaara (2 - 3 hours). From top of the fell opens a beautiful view over Salla National Park. The guide will have some small snack for you while you enjoy the view from the top.

This walk is at a leisurely pace so that you have all your time to enjoy the silence and relax.

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner

Day 4 - Northern Lights Canoe journey on Hangasjärvi lake

This evening, join a guided canoe trip (2 person Canadian canoe) to a wilderness lake (2-3 hours). Hangasjärvi lake is a nice and easy place to paddle and you will have plenty of time to enjoy nature and silence in the middle of nowhere, with chances of seeing the "double Northern Lights" i.e. the Northern Lights up on the sky reflected on the still waters of the lake. (In late autumn if the lake is frozen, the canoe trip will be changed to a northern lights experience by car)

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner

Day 5 - Private transfer from Salla to Rovaniemi Airport

This morning, private transfer to the Rovaniemi airport, 2 hours drive away.

1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person, based on two adults sharing a double room. Triple family share based on child between 4 years and 13 years old. Triple share is a 120cm extra bed in the alcove, best suited for 1 child but can sleep 2 small children.

This tour can also be done in October with some activity changes, please get in touch with our team. Northern Light viewing season usually starts from early September onwards.

Valid From
Valid To
From Price
1 Aug 2024
31 Oct 2024
1 Aug 2024
31 Oct 2024
EUR 1,450
1 Aug 2024
30 Sep 2024
1 Aug 2024
30 Sep 2024
EUR 1,100
Extra for Single
1 Aug 2024
30 Sep 2024
1 Aug 2024
30 Sep 2024
EUR 3,250
Family Triple Total

Important Information

Tours can change depending on the snow and weather conditions.

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