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8 days - The best of Lapland with winter activities and overnight husky safari

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 your stay you get to know huskies and reindeers and get to go snowmobiling. You can also venture out on snowshoes or cross-country skis. As an optional excursion we offer an evening Snowmobiling Safari in search for the Northern Lights.

This trip is an extension of the Northern Lights in Finland tour, with an overnight husky safari and a more leisurely pace to enjoy Finland. Ask one of our Finnish Destination Specialists for more details.

See several other Northern Lights tours here.

Highlights include

  • The original adults only Lapland Adventure tour
  • 2-day tour with overnight in the wilderness
Day 1
Arrive at Kittilä airport and transfer to Harriniva Hotel
Day 2
Experience a day of Reindeer husbandry and traditional Lappish living
Day 3
Snowmobile riding in the vast wilderness of Finnish Lapland
Day 4
Husky overnight trip, staying at the Nivunkijärvi cabin with a lakeside sauna
Day 5
Lunch by the open fire en route as you husky ride back to Harriniva
Days 6 - 7
Free days to enjoy cross country skiing or head off downhill skiing
Day 8
Transfer to Kittilä airport
Start/End Place
Kittilä, Finland, Finland
Country Visited
Finland
Duration
8 Days
Start Date
Scheduled
Travel Style
Independent
Suitability
Moderate activities including city walking tours and no porterage
Code
50DN0475

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

Dogsled, snowmobiles, private transfers, snowshoes and reindeers sleds.

Included
  • Airport transfers (for scheduled domestic flights)
  • 6 nights' accommodation in cosy hotel rooms with private facilities
  • 1 nights' accommodation in a wilderness hut with shared facilities
  • Full board for complete stay - buffet style. Upgrade to 4 course meal served at your table on request
  • Snowmobile safari  -  2 persons per snowmobile, 5 hours, approximately 60-80 km
  • 2-day Husky Safari 60 km  - 1 person per husky team
  • Reindeer farm visit with a 7km Reindeer Sled Safari
  • Thermal clothing (thermo-overalls, socks, mittens, boots, warm hat, sleeping bag) for complete stay
  • English speaking Wilderness Guide
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.

Portage to your cabins depends on availability.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive at Kittilä airport and transfer to Harriniva Hotel

Arrival at 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.

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

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

Day 2 - Experience a day of Reindeer husbandry and traditional Lappish living

Breakfast and transfer to reindeer farm (20 minutes). Today you will visit a 100 years old, traditional reindeer farm of Torassieppi. You will get information about reindeer and reindeer husbandry, as well as the old way of living in Lapland in a museum and old Lappish farm house. You will learn how to throw the Lappish lasso, and finally test your reindeer driving skills on an approx. 7km long reindeer safari through the forest - (1-2 persons per sled). Lunch will be served around an open fire during the safari.

Return to Harriniva in the afternoon, where a warm sauna is waiting. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

Day 3 - Snowmobile riding in the vast wilderness of Finnish Lapland

After a delicious breakfast our experienced guide will give you driving and safety instructions for driving a snowmobile and it is time to start your engines! (2 persons / snowmobile). A snowmobile is surprisingly easy, even for beginners, and soon you will be speeding through the snow covered forests and over the frozen lakes admiring the vast wilderness of Finnish Lapland.

Lunch is prepared by an open fire in the wilderness. Duration of the excursion approx. 5 hours, distance driven 60-80 km. Return to Harriniva for a warm sauna, dinner and overnight in your cosy wilderness style hotel rooms.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

Day 4 - Husky overnight trip, staying at the Nivunkijärvi cabin with a lakeside sauna

After breakfast you will pack your equipment for the 2-day tour and get acquainted with the huskies! You will visit the Harriniva Arctic Sleddog Centre with nearly 400 huskies and hear of the life of these arctic dogs. The husky guide will teach you how to handle the sled and you will meet your team of 4-5 dogs that accompany you for the 2 day safari. Each person drives his own sled. Lunch by an open fire en route. Driving distance is about 25 km.

In the afternoon arrival to Nivunkijärvi cabin, where you can test your wilderness skills with making fire, feeding the huskies and heating the lakeside sauna. Overnight in the cabin in shared facilities.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Nivunkijärvi cabin with a lakeside sauna.

Day 5 - Lunch by the open fire en route as you husky ride back to Harriniva

You will start in the morning from the cabin and continue the husky safari for around 25 to 30 km. Lunch by an open fire en route. Return to Harriniva in the afternoon and check-in to your hotel rooms. After having a relaxing sauna enjoy dinner at the hotel's restaurant.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

Days 6 - 7 - Free days to enjoy cross country skiing or head off downhill skiing

These final two days are free for your own activities. You can go cross-country skiing or try snowshoes and discover the surrounding nature. You can also buy extra activities on spot from our optional programmes or go downhill skiing at one of the nearby skiing centres.

After having a relaxing sauna you will have a chance to relive the exiting week with the group during a special farewell dinner with delicious Lappish dishes.

Meals
2 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
2 Dinners
Accommodation
Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris
Optional Add Ons
Lainio Snow Village

Day 8 - Transfer to Kittilä airport

After breakfast, transfer to Kittilä airport.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person, early indicative pricing. Departure every Saturday or Sunday. Christmas departure includes Christmas dinner or New Years party with upgraded dinner, sparkling wine and fireworks.

Dates
Start Date
End Date
From Price
Status
Accommodation
16 Dec 2024
22 Dec 2024
16 Dec 2024
22 Dec 2024
USD 3,306
On request
Standard
16 Dec 2024
22 Dec 2024
16 Dec 2024
22 Dec 2024
USD 620
On request
Extra for Single

Important Information

Please note that the week leading up to Christmas is very busy and difficult to get accommodation.

This tour is designed for adults and children above the age of 18.

You have the option to add more nights, staying at unique accommodation offered in this area. You can also arrive on Saturday.

Spend an extraordinary night in a traditional snow igloo! Igloos have been used in the Northern countries for accommodation during centuries. The temperature outside can drop down to minus thirty degrees and your double bed is made of snow, but the inside temperature stays moderate. Soft and warm mattress, thick sleeping bags and hot juice ensure a warm and comfortable night. NOTE: This is an enclosed traditional igloo with no aurora viewing windows.

Add a night in the Arctic Firefox Lodge, a luxurious lodge with private sauna and loft sleeping area with unobstructed views as far as the eye can see.

**Please note that at the wilderness cabins on the husky safari, there are no single or private room possibilities.

NOTE: Please note that this tour is not suitable for children under 18 years of age. Contact our Finnish Destination Specialists for similar more child friendly tour options.

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