Discover Finnish Lapland and view the Northern Lights during an adventure-packed weekend
How about a long weekend holiday to Finland for a chance to see the Northern Lights? In order to appreciate the aurora borealis in its full glory, you need zero light pollution, a unique landscape, and close proximity to solar wind activity.
This trips operator has found the perfect spot in this remote part of the Finnish Lapland. Join local guides who are experts and head deep into this snow-laden wilderness that will serve as your backdrop to Earth’s most remarkable natural phenomena.
Over the course of four days, you’ll experience some of the best of what Finland has to offer. Fly into Harriniva, near the Swedish border and enjoy a morning dog sled ride through a national park.
You’ll also visit a local reindeer herder’s farm, have lunch at a winter village, sleep in a wilderness cabin, and visit the Ice Restaurant, where they have ice displays created by local artists. It manages to be a low-key and unbelievable weekend all in one.
There are a number of activities on this trip, but none require previous experience. A minimum level of fitness is needed for walking. And be prepared to enjoy the cold.
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Why We Love This Adventure
- See the Northern lights with expert guides
- Enjoy exciting winter activities from dog sledding and wilderness cabins
- Experience a unique wilderness location
Please make an enquiry and we'll send you the full itinerary for each day including meals, activities, travel and accommodation.
Our trip starts in Harriniva, located in the beautiful rolling fells of western Lapland, near the border with Sweden.
This morning we head to the husky kennels where we will meet our friendly teams, who will be extremely happy to see you. After a short lesson on the basics of dogsledding we head out, 2 to a sled, for a 17 km 'mush' on pre prepared sled tracks. We will then head back to the hotel where will have our lunch.In the afternoon we will enjoy a "Secrets of the Northern Lights" presentation with pancakes cooked on an open fire. Dinner will then be served in the hotel restaurant to sample traditional local foods. After digesting, we then suit up and head into the wilderness on snowmobiles in search of the Northern Lights. Our route takes us on a 20km circuit to the top of a nearby fell, where we will enjoy some warm drinks and hopefully a glimpse of the Aurora over the vast untouched Arctic wilderness.**
After a hearty Finnish breakfast we transfer to a local reindeer herder's farm to learn about the life and ways of the Lappish reindeer herder. We will be shown how to throw the Lappish lasso, or 'suopunki', and also experience a 3km ride on a traditional reindeer sled. We will then have lunch at the Winter Village in the Ice Restaurant, which displays ice sculptures designed by local artists. The afternoon is free to relax. Once the sun is firmly below the horison, we then transfer to our wilderness cabin (approx 35mins). Situated deep in the forest our cabin is surrounded by 0 light pollution and is the perfect place to spot the Northern Lights. After dinner there will be a chance to don our snowshoes and head out into the wilderness in search of the Aurora.**
Our trip ends in Harriniva.
Price£1,199 Land Only - please enquire for UK flight option
- All accommodation
- Return flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
- Airport transfers (for group flights only)
- All breakfasts, all lunches and all dinners
- Half day guided introduction to dogsledding (2 person per sled)
Trip Duration4 days
Average Group Sizemin 6, max 12
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included. The food provided covers a variety of traditional Finnish dishes and is prepared at a high standard. Vegetarian options also available.
This adventure can also be booked with UK return flights by the operator – to get prices, dates and availability for the flight option please complete an enquiry form today and mention your flight interest in the message section. Thanks!
Dates & Availability
- 17 Jan 2019 – 20 Jan 2019
- 31 Jan 2019 – 03 Feb 2019
- 07 Feb 2019 – 10 Feb 2019
- 07 Mar 2019 – 10 Mar 2019
If you’re looking for a company with experience you can’t beat these guys. This operator started life in February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.
For the company, and people who work for them “it’s all about adventure” which is what they were founded on and what they are still about today. Their trips take place all around the world where they help travelers to delve into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to a country’ unique identity.
We love that their groups and guides travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise the impact, to ensure that every holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.
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