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4 days - Short stay to search for Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

Enjoy the best of Finnish Lapland, staying in the countryside resort in Harriniva. Located 230kms north of the Arctic Circle, this local resort offers a great range of winter activities. A comfortable Scandinavian style accommodation combined with a wellness centre with a wide range of therapies and treatments, get ready for a great Winter Adventure with an added bonus of the Northern Lights, fingers crossed.

During the day time you get to know huskies and reindeers and at night time our guides will take you out on snowshoes as well as snowmobiles to 'hunt' for the Northern Lights. This short tour is ideal for 'beginners' and families with kids.

Ask us about the new Aurora Dome accommodation for a 'chill free' Northern Lights experience.

Highlights include

  • Dogsledding safari during the day and then after dinner, you will pack your snowshoes and head out with your guide in hope of spotting the Northern Lights
  • A comfortable Scandinavian style accommodation combined with a wellness centre with a wide range of therapies and treatments, offers you a great stay with an added bonus of the Northern Lights
  • Visit a local reindeer herder and his reindeers and in the evening, go on a snowmobile safari.
  • Lots of different accommodation options
Day 1
Welcome to Lapland, arrive into Kittilä and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2
Visit a local reindeer herder and his reindeers and in the evening, go on a snowmobile safari
Day 3
Dogsledding safari during the day and then after dinner, you will pack your snowshoes and head out with your guide in hope of spotting the Northern Lights
Day 4
Good Bye, transfer on to your next location.
Start/End Place
Kittilä, Finland, Finland
Country Visited
Finland
Duration
4 Days
Start Date
Flexible
Travel Style
Independent
Travel Style
Independent
Suitability
Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no porterage included
Code
50DN0625

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

Snowmobile, private transfers from airport, snowshoes & husky rides.

Included
  • Airport transfers
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast x 3, lunch x 1, dinner x 3
  • Evening snowmobile safari – 2 persons per snowmobile
  • Husky safari 15 km – 2 persons per husky team
  • Reindeer farm visit
  • Evening snowshoe trip
  • Not only winter suits and boots, you will get hats, balaclavas, inner and out gloves and woolen socks, essential for the arctic climate
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

Aurora Alarm can be organised at the reception on your arrival - approx. 12 Euros. Aurora Sighting SMS will be sent to your phone during your stay at the cabins.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Lapland, arrive into Kittilä and transfer to your hotel.

Arrival to Kittilä airport and transfer to Harriniva Hotel. Harriniva Hotel is located 230kms north of the Arctic Circle in the Finnish part of Lapland and offers a great range of winter activities. A comfortable Scandinavian style accommodation is combined with a wellness centre with a wide range of therapies and treatments.

Accommodation in cosy double rooms with shower and toilet. Dinner in the restaurant.

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

Day 2 - Visit a local reindeer herder and his reindeers and in the evening, go on a snowmobile safari

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Today we will visit a local reindeer herder and his reindeers. You will learn about the life and ways of the reindeer man and of course also about his reindeer. Reindeer herders will show you how to throw the lappish lasso (suopunki) and you will also enjoy a short safari during the program. Lunch is served in a small lappish ‘kota’ by the fire. Return to hotel. Dinner.

In the evening you will start your snowmobile engines again and head out. The chances of seeing the famous ‘Aurora Borealis’ are great on this night safari. The approximately 20km tour takes you to the top of a nearby fell, where you will enjoy some warm drinks and feel how the sky is closer and stars brighter... You can either drive your own skidoo or enjoy the ride in the guide’s sled.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris
Optional Add Ons
Lainio Snow Village

Day 3 - Dogsledding safari during the day and then after dinner, you will pack your snowshoes and head out with your guide in hope of spotting the Northern Lights

After breakfast you will meet your guide and our happy huskies - there are over 400 husky dogs in our husky farm. After a guided tour of the husky farm and some driving and safety instructions, you will start the 17 km husky safari -2 persons per sled with one driving, and the chance to swap drivers halfway. After the safari lunch is served in the hotel restaurant.

This afternoon is free to explore the local area or book an excursion. After dinner you will pack your snowshoes and head out with your guide in hope of spotting the Northern Lights. After finding the perfect spot with a view to north you warm up with hot drinks before returning to the hotel.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

Day 4 - Good Bye, transfer on to your next location.

After the breakfast transfer to Kittilä airport.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person, twin share. Please note that tour runs on Thursdays. Other starting days are possible but the day to day itinerary might change slightly. This program is suitable for those aged 12 and over.

Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
From Price
Status
Accommodation
4 Jan 2025
24 Mar 2025
4 Jan 2025
24 Mar 2025
NZD 2,333
On request
Standard
4 Jan 2025
24 Mar 2025
4 Jan 2025
24 Mar 2025
NZD 291
On request
Standard

Important Information

Extra optional upgrades for Saturday Night:

Option 1:
Exchange your Northern Lights snowshoes for a night in a Snow Igloo. After dinner transfer to Torassieppi Winter Village where you will spend a night in a Snow Igloo. Transfers, warm drink, sleeping bag and breakfast in the morning included. Please note that you will check out of your hotel room on Saturday. These igloos are your traditional, enclosed igloos with no special Northern Lights viewing windows.

This program is suitable for those aged 12 and over. Please note that children under 18 years cannot drive the snowmobile and small children cannot drive the husky team. They will be sitting in the guide’s sledge during the safaris.

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