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    5 days - Pre-Christmas Winter Adventure in the Juutua Wilderness Lodge

    Stay at the new Wilderness Boutique Hotel in the heart of Inari, located by the shore of the River Juutua, which rapids are bubbling just next to the hotel. You can admire the rapids from the restaurant while enjoying gourmet meals at the well known restaurant Aanaar. A five course degustation meal at this very hotel is included during your stay.

    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 Juutua
    • 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
    • Visit the Aurora Camp and Northern Lights workshop
    Day 1
    Arrive in Ivalo and transfer to the hotel
    Day 2
    Snowmobile Adventure and fine dining restaurant
    Day 3
    Husky Safari over lakes and through forests before sauna wellness experience
    Day 4
    Snowshoeing and Aurora Camp
    Day 5
    Departure Day
    Start/End Place
    Ivalo, Finland
    Country Visited
    Finland
    Duration
    5 Days
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no porterage included
    Code
    50DN1305

    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
    • Gentle snowshoeing
    • Aurora Camp with Aurora Workshop
    • 1 x 5 course dinner
    • Arctic Sauna with Jacuzzi
    • Outdoor clothing for complete stay
    • Daily itinerary will be provided upon arrival
    Not Included

    International and domestic flights

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive in Ivalo and transfer to the hotel

    Fly to Ivalo and transfer to Wilderness Hotel Juutua (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 and fine dining restaurant

    There is no way to visit Northern Finland without trying the snowmobiling even if the visit is only a short one. First you will get familiar with the snowmobile, have full safety instructions and a driving lesson with our guide. After everyone feels comfortable, we will head out for a small journey into the nearby surroundings. The driver of the snowmobile must be at least 18 years of age with a driver’s license valid in Finland.

    This evening, enjoy a 5 course dinner at Aanaar Restaurant, a highly valued fine dining restaurant. The kitchen creates dishes unique to Lapland, using everything from lichen and the traditional Sami herbal plant Angelica, to reindeer and Lake Inari’s fish.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 3 - Husky Safari over lakes and through forests before sauna wellness experience

    Husky Safari will take you through lakes and forests and it is a ‘must do’ experience when visiting Lapland. You will be taught how to handle the sled before you head out for the husky safari, where the huskies will pull your sled through the beautiful winter scenery. Enjoy the excitement of the dogs before the start, and the serene silence once they get to do what they love – run in the snowy scenery. All husky safaris run so that one guest is mushing and the other one is sitting in the sleigh.

    In Koski (Finnish word for rapids), the sauna is heated by a Finnish electric sauna stove. In addition to the sauna, there is a dressing room, bathroom and showers. From the sauna you will find an entrance to the terrace, where you can enjoy the warmth of your own jacuzzi overlooking the rapids of Juutua River. Drinks and Snacks can be ordered to the sauna in advance.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 4 - Snowshoeing and Aurora Camp

    A gentle start to the day today with a walk in a beautiful snowy surrounding. You will be equipped with snowshoes and poles if preferred. You are going to head for a nice little walk in the surrounding nature. Along the way, the guide will share interesting stories and information about the Finnish nature and animals. This is a perfect way to explore the surroundings in peace.

    This evening, join a Northern Lights Safari. Admire the Northern Lights while you are comfortably seated in a sleigh pulled by the snowmobile. You will head to the Aurora hunting on the amazing Lake Inari. You can enjoy the northern sky all the way to the campsite. The atmosphere by the campfire is an experience in itself. You will enjoy the blazing campfire with hot drinks and each other’s company. PRO TIP! Lake Inari is one of the best places in the world for Aurora viewing since there is no light pollution at all.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 5 - Departure Day

    After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    Price per person, double share.

    Standard is 4 nights in a Wilderness Room
    Superior is 4 nights in a Arctic Room (min 2 people)
    Deluxe is 4 nights in an Juutua Suite (min 2 people)

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    GBP 1,454
    Available
    Standard
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    GBP 258
    Available
    Extra for Single
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    GBP 1,558
    Available
    Superior
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    14 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    GBP 1,599
    Available
    Deluxe
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    GBP 1,600
    Available
    Standard
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    GBP 387
    Available
    Extra for Single
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    GBP 1,703
    Available
    Superior
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    18 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    GBP 1,746
    Available
    Deluxe

    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.

    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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