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  • NEW TOUR 2024

5 days - Glass Igloo Stay in the heart of Lapland

Nestled amidst the untouched wilderness, this new glass igloo village is designed to offer an experience filled with warmth, genuine hospitality, and the authentic spirit of Lapland.

Stay for four nights in these innovative glass roofed 'kota' huts – cozy nests inviting you to curl up under the Northern Lights after an exciting day outdoors doing winter activities such as dogsledding, snow mobiling and meeting the reindeers. Welcome to your home in the wilderness!

This holiday is for ages 16+.

Day 1
Arrive Kittilä and transfer to Nivunki Village with shaman ceremonial welcome
Day 2
Husky Safari into the wilderness
Day 3
Learn about the ancient art of reindeer herding
Day 4
Historic Snowshoe Trek: Old mill expedition and Snowmobile Safari
Day 5
Depart Nivunki Village, transfer back to Kittilä airport
Start/End Place
Kittilä, Finland, Finland
Country Visited
Finland
Duration
5 Days
Start Date
Flexible
Travel Style
Independent
Suitability
Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no luggage handling included
Code
50DN1360

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

Shared arrival and departure transfers from Kittilä Airport (approximately 45 minutes each way). This location is very remote with no shops close by.

Included
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in a Premium Glass Kota with half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Half Day small group Husky Adventure
  • Reindeer Ride in the Wilderness
  • Northern Lights Snowmobile Tour to Fell Särkitunturi
  • Lappish Ceremony
  • Historic Snowshow small group trek: Old mill expedition
  • Shared arrival and departure transfers from Kittilä Airport (approximately 45 minutes each way)
  • Complimentary snowshoes
  • Nivunki Village´s Public Sauna
  • Thermal outer clothes, boots, gloves and hats provided
Not Included
  • International and domestic flights.
  • There are no provisions supplied in the kotas.

Optional activities can be added to this itinerary including ice fishing, handicrafts and more adventurous hiking.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Kittilä and transfer to Nivunki Village with shaman ceremonial welcome

Arrive Kittilä and group transfer (approx. 45 mins) to Nivunki Village, located north of the Arctic Circle.

Nivunki Village is located in the middle of Finnish Lapland and is home to this new resort. Sit back and enjoy the open fire in the lobby on your arrival or relax in your private glass igloo. Each igloo has square footage: 30 m2, a double bed, bathroom with shower, bathrobes, minibar, coffee & tea maker and free wi-fi.

Depending on the schedule, start your adventure with a Lappish ceremony, a shaman based tradition in which you ask for a blessing and protection. For ages the sprites and elves have lived in the fells, forests and waters and helped the honest people of Lapland survive the harsh arctic conditions.

Anu Aikia is an original Lappish woman, healer, storyteller and shaman. We will meet Anu by the fire to hear compelling stories and tales of old Lapland and receive a blessing from the good sprites of Lapland.

Dinner at the hotel's restaurant tonight.

Meals
1 Dinner

Day 2 - Husky Safari into the wilderness

After breakfast, join an unforgettable half-day husky safari, where you will journey deep into the snowy wilderness while driving your own team of huskies.

Your experienced musher will give you a brief orientation and safety briefing after which you will be paired with your own team of huskies, who are eager and ready to take you on your Arctic journey. Halfway through the safari, stop at a Lappish hut (kota), for a traditional snack and hot drinks. During the break you will learn more about the Arctic huskies.

As your husky safari comes to an end, you'll return to the husky farm with a newfound appreciation for the incredible bond between humans and dogs.

Note: Two people share a husky sled. One drives and one travels as a passenger. There is opportunity to switch places half way through the tour.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner

Day 3 - Learn about the ancient art of reindeer herding

Home to a hundred reindeer, Nivunki Village offers you the chance to experience the ancient art of traversing the wilderness on a reindeer sled. As you glide through the winter landscape, where the silence of the wilderness is only broken by the soft thudding of reindeer hooves, you'll find a sense of connection to the land and its ancient traditions. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will share with you stories of locals and their deep relationship with reindeer, the importance of reindeer herding and the role these majestic animals play in sustaining livelihoods in the Arctic.

This afternoon, be sure to enjoy a sauna by the lake before dinner.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner

Day 4 - Historic Snowshoe Trek: Old mill expedition and Snowmobile Safari

Explore the wonder of nature on a snowshoe trek. This trip takes us back in time as we venture to Äkäsmylly, a historic mill surrounded by Lapland's wilderness. This ancient site holds a special place in the region's history, serving as a spot for fishing and a resting place for travellers throughout the ages. As we linger at historic Äkäsmylly and breathe in the pure air we're reminded of the connection between humanity and the natural world. During our adventure, we will take a break to savour flavours of Lapland.

This evening, you will enjoy your final excursion, an exciting snowmobile safari under the Arctic sky as we search for the Northern Lights. Fell Särkitunturi is far away from artificial lights and an ideal spot for Northern Light hunting. This tour is not just about the Northern Lights – it's about experiencing the pure essence of nature in all its forms. On the way we pause for a break in a kota, a traditional Lappish tepee. Nestled amidst the snow-covered landscape the kota offers a cozy break to enjoy local treats.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner

Day 5 - Depart Nivunki Village, transfer back to Kittilä airport

Depart Nivunki Village, transfer back to Kittilä airport.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

Price per person, sharing a 'kota' cabin.

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
From Price
Status
Accommodation
29 Nov 2024
17 Dec 2024
29 Nov 2024
17 Dec 2024
EUR 3,368
On request
Standard
29 Nov 2024
17 Dec 2024
29 Nov 2024
17 Dec 2024
EUR 1,809
On request
Extra for Single
18 Dec 2024
5 Jan 2025
18 Dec 2024
5 Jan 2025
EUR 3,757
On request
Standard
18 Dec 2024
5 Jan 2025
18 Dec 2024
5 Jan 2025
EUR 2,197
On request
Extra for Single
6 Jan 2025
7 Mar 2025
6 Jan 2025
7 Mar 2025
EUR 3,487
On request
Standard
6 Jan 2025
7 Mar 2025
6 Jan 2025
7 Mar 2025
EUR 1,927
On request
Extra for Single
8 Mar 2025
30 Mar 2025
8 Mar 2025
30 Mar 2025
EUR 3,254
On request
Standard
8 Mar 2025
30 Mar 2025
8 Mar 2025
30 Mar 2025
EUR 1,695
On request
Extra for Single

Important Information

• The order of tours is subject to change. The final schedule will be advised on arrival.
• This holiday is for ages 16+.
• All activities are small group tours, including an English-speaking guide and required safety equipment. An orientation and safety briefing is conducted before the snowmobiling and husky tours.
• The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed.
• Besides the thermal clothes, boots, gloves and hat the hotel provides, we recommend thermal underwear and a good fleece sweater. The colder it is the more layers you should wear.

Note: Two people share a snowmobile. One drives and one travels as a passenger. There is opportunity to switch places half way through the tour. You must be 18 years of age and have a valid driving license to drive a snowmobile. The license should be carried with you when operating the snowmobile.

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