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3 Night Family Lapland Winter Adventure in Saariselkä

From £2880 for a family of four

Finland, Lapland, Saariselkä

3 Nights / 4 Days

Family Experience of 2-5

3 Night Family Lapland Winter Adventure in Saariselkä

From £2880 for a family of four

What You'll Do

Experience the greatest natural show on earth, nestled in the wilderness of the Finnish backcountry, in a unique, first-class setting. Spend your days enjoying outdoor activities in the amazing snowy playground of Lapland, and your evenings gazing in awe at the brilliant colours of the Aurora Borealis.

The tour begins once you’ve been picked up from Ivalo airport, and taken to your luxurious Aurora Cabin to begin your three-day hunt for the Northern Lights.

Seeing this phenomenon in person is one that simply can’t be matched, as brilliant reds and greens burst across the inky black sky, brushing the deep fir forests.

In fact, The Northern Lights were thought to possess great magical power, which is why the ancient Sámi shamanic drums have dedicated patterns for controlling the flames of the sky, and when you see them for yourself can completely understand why man might resort to the supernatural as an explanation.

You’ll receive high-class accommodation in a cozy Aurora Cabin, the glass roof providing an expansive, panoramic view of the space above you. Enjoy a range of Lappish activities, including taking the kids on a reindeer ride and the magical opportunity to meet Santa in his snowy home.

You’ll also get to explore the area by getting a little further afield on a snowmobile, drinking in the incredible scenery that is just so far removed from what we’re used to at home.

Gliding through the impossibly still forest and the crisp, clear Lapland air is a hugely liberating feeling, and you’ll come across some of the most beautiful natural landscapes anywhere in Finland.

Satisfyingly wearied from a day of once-in-a-lifetime excursions, settle in for some delicious food prepared with only the purest ingredients from Lapland, served by a roaring, warming log fire and in the snug Lappi restaurant.

The entire adventure in Lapland has been crafted with skill and passion so that you can enjoy this unforgettable experience totally, without compromising on comfort as you relax in the highest quality accommodation.

A full example itinerary is detailed below, activity timings can differ slightly, your own personal schedule will be given to you upon check in.

Experience
Highlights

Experience the snowy landscape with an exhilarating snowmobile adventure

See reindeer up close with a 25 minute reindeer sleigh ride

Visit Santa in his snowy home

Enjoy free use of cross country skis, snowshoes and toboggans

Your Local Host:

Markku

I was born and raised in Finland and for the last twenty years now I've been offering authentic, immersive experiences in the region of Lapland. Originally, I worked with my sister as operations manager for her tour company. So, finding,  sourcing and planning trips and excursions and this equipped me with a vast knowledge of the area and the tours that were being offered.

Experience Itinerary

Escape to the Wilderness

When you touch down at Ivalo airport, we’ll be waiting there to transfer you directly to the incredible Northern Lights Village. Drive through the ethereal pine forest, and arrive at your very own luxury glass-roofed cabin, nestled within the still, white trees.

Take some time to settle in, unpack, or explore the site, then we’ll welcome you for a dinner in the cosy Lappi restaurant for a meal made with natural, local produce from the surrounding environment.

After dinner, the evening is yours to enjoy. You can choose to relax in front of a roaring log fire or even book a trip to see the Northern Lights:

Then head back to your warm cabin for a night of lying under the ink-black sky, gazing upwards through the clear window to catch a glimpse of the incredible Northern Lights.

Activity timings may differ slightly, your confirmed schedule will be given to you upon check in.

Nature Immersion

Start your day with a hearty breakfast, and prepare yourself for a day of activities that will allow you to truly get in touch with nature and experience true wilderness.

You’ll start the day with a reindeer express ride. Get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures, so central to Sami culture and symbolic of life in the far northern reaches of Finland.

Experience a ride in a sleigh from one of these gentle animals, and hiss through the silent trees and the pure, cold air.

For the kids, they’ll be able to experience some real Lapland magic, as they meet the ‘real’ Santa in his home!

You’ll have free access to the site’s sleds, snowshoes, skis and other equipment for the entire experience, so that you’re free to explore the trails and paths that snake through this untouched, pristine part of the world and discover dramatic fells, hidden clearings and frozen lakes.

Satisfyingly wearied and chilled from a day in the open, you’ll head for another warming, hearty dinner, warm your bones by an open fire, and spend the evening at your leisure, waiting for the spectacular Borealis to burn across the clear night sky.

There is the opportunity to add a visit to see the huskies and to take a husky safari – add this to your experience at time of booking.

Accommodation:

Northern Lights Village

The Aurora Cabins at the Northern Lights Village are a magical way to experience the wintry star-filled sky and the Northern Lights, while lying comfortably in the warm bed. The laser-heated glass-roof opens up into the northern sky, directly above the bed.

Snowmobile Safari

This full day will get you further from the Northern Lights village and out into the beautiful snowy wilderness of Lapland.

Embarking on a 2-hour snowmobile safari, you’ll explore pristine fells and silent, snow-covered forest, frozen lakes and rivers, and magnificent hillsides.

Your expert guide will help you get the hang of your snowmobile, then lead you on a stunning adventure around the part of the world that is one of Europe’s last remaining wild places.

Return and enjoy passing time at your leisure, drinking in your surroundings and enjoying great Finnish food.

Departure

After breakfast, and your last walk through the crunchy snow, check out of your accommodation before 12 noon and you will take the transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Location Information

This tour runs from Saariselkä, at a resort village in northern Finland, deep in the heart of Lapland.

250km north of the Arctic Circle, the area you’ll be staying in is a vast expanse of pristine pine forest that is home to bears, golden eagles, wolverines, and thousands of reindeer.

You’ll be staying in the beautiful Northern Lights Village.

All the activities in the Northern Lights Village begin in the yard outside and the restaurant Kota is only a stone’s throw away. The services at the center of Saariselkä, such as the store, the spa, and restaurants are only a 350-meter walk away while on the other side, the cabins are lined by uninhabited fells and forests.

  • 3 nights accommodation in glass-roof Aurora Cabin
  • Transportation to and from the Ivalo Airport
  • Thermal clothing and necessary winter equipment
  • Free use of skis, snowshoes and toboggans
  • Guide for all organised activities
  • Reindeer Express (25 minutes)
  • Searching for Santa Experience
  • 2 Hour Snowmobile Safari
  • Full board

FAQs

Trips run in the winter season from around November to late April.