4 Night Family Lapland Winter Adventure in Saariselkä

Highlights

  • Experience one of nature's great wonders in total comfort and luxury
  • See reindeer up close with a 25 minute reindeer sleigh ride
  • Hit the snow and take in the surroundings by snowmobile
  • Meet the real life Santa in his Lapland home
£4539 for a family of four
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What you'll do

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:

Northern Lights Tour with SnowshoesSee the Northern Lights by Snowmobile

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.

Immerse Yourself in Nature

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.

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

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.

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

Accommodation

Northern Lights Village

Chasing the Northern Lights

Wake up on your penultimate morning here, hopefully blown away by the natural spectacle you witnessed last night.

You will have the opportunity to spend this day at your lesuire, exploring the village or going further afield on an organised or self-led activity.

In the evening, you’ll get to experiences the magic of the Northern Lights like never before, as you ride a heated sleigh deep into the Finnish wilderness, to drink in the lights in true isolation – an otherwordly experience.

 

Accommodation:

Northern Lights Village

 

Departure

Unfortunately, after a last breakfast and a few last precious moments in Lapland it will be time for you to be transferred back to the airport.

We hope you have had an incredible time up in the wilderness of Lapland, and have had experiences that are genuinely once in a lifetime so that by the time you arrive home, you’ve created memories that last forever.

What's included

Included

  • 4 nights accommodation in glass-roof Aurora Cabin
  • Full board meals at the onsite restaurant (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Thermal clothing and all necessary winter equipment is provided
  • 2 hour snowmobile ride
  • 25 min Reindeer sleigh ride
  • Searching for Santa
  • Northern lights by heated sleigh (3h)
  • Complimentary use of cross-country skis, snowshoes & toboggans
  • Private transfers to and from Ivalo airport
  • Guide for all organised activities
Your local host

Markku

Born and raised in Finland, for the last twenty -five years Markku has been offering authentic, immersive experiences in the region of Lapland. Markku gained experience working with his sister, as operations manager for her tour company. So, finding, and planning amazing authentic trips and experiences is what he has been doing all his working life.

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Location

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

You will fly into Ivalo airport which is well connected by Finnair.

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 in  Saariselka

All the activities in Saariselka the Northern Lights Village begin just outside the accommodation 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.

 

What our travellers are saying...

We stayed in the Northern Lights village in Saarisselka which was a lovely place. The accommodation was great, the glass roof looked amazing, just a shame we didn't get to see the northern lights! The food in the hotel was great 90% of the time. I was disappointed paying 16 euros for chicken nuggets only for them to be served an hour later on the buffet. The excursions were good although we did end up in a heated sleigh only for it to be blowin

Daniel Stanley

We stayed in the Northern Lights village in Saarisselka which was a lovely place. The accommodation was great, the glass roof looked amazing, just a shame we didn't get to see the northern lights! The food in the hotel was great 90% of the time. I was disappointed paying 16 euros for chicken nuggets only for them to be served an hour later on the buffet. The excursions were good although we did end up in a heated sleigh only for it to be blowin

Daniel Stanley

We stayed in the Northern Lights village in Saarisselka which was a lovely place. The accommodation was great, the glass roof looked amazing, just a shame we didn't get to see the northern lights! The food in the hotel was great 90% of the time. I was disappointed paying 16 euros for chicken nuggets only for them to be served an hour later on the buffet. The excursions were good although we did end up in a heated sleigh only for it to be blowin

Daniel Stanley

We stayed in the Northern Lights village in Saarisselka which was a lovely place. The accommodation was great, the glass roof looked amazing, just a shame we didn't get to see the northern lights! The food in the hotel was great 90% of the time. I was disappointed paying 16 euros for chicken nuggets only for them to be served an hour later on the buffet. The excursions were good although we did end up in a heated sleigh only for it to be blowin

Daniel Stanley

FAQs

When can I go?

Trips run all through the winter season from November to late April.

Can my family of 5 share a cabin?

It will be tight! They can fit a double bed + sofa bed + one roll out extra bed, but it's up to you.

What are the ages for children?

Children 3 and under are free; children from 4 - 14 are charged kids rates. 15 + are considered adults.

When will I do all of my activities?

Upon check in at your resort you will be given your full schedule of exciting activities.

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