Ultimate Arctic Adventure

9 DAYS

1 CITY

1 COUNTRY

FROM €2950 EUR

Small Group Arctic Adventure

This Arctic Adventure is perfect for anyone who’s interested in exploring the beautiful nature of Lapland and is a true adventure-seeker. During the trip you will do a 4 – day ski expedition through Pallastunturi National park. After the ski expedition you will return back to Rovaniemi for 2 nights to rest before continuing your Arctic Adventure with a 2 – day husky safari in the Riisitunturi National park. A good physical conditions is required to participate.

The itinerary was created by a local expert to give you the best chance to explore the Arctic wilderness.  It is ready to be customised to suit your budget, interests and tastes so you can make the most out of your trip on your own terms and departing whenever you choose. This Arctic Adventure is available from March to April.

Highlights

Arctic Adventure Itinerary

Lapland Winter Holiday On your arrival at the airport a driver will wait for you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name on it and will drive you to your accommodation. The journey takes about 10 minutes.

If you arrive early and would like to do some additional activities or find information on where to eat and what to do and see, check out our destinations page. If you’d like to add any additional tours or activities to your Arctic Adventure package, please let us know.

Time to start your Arctic adventure! Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Rovaniemi and after a short briefing, you will travel to Hetta where you will have lunch. It’s important to get a lot of energy before you embark for the challenging trip.  After lunch your trek will start on the frozen Ounasjärvi lake. Admire the white snow covered forest and changing Lappish landscapes. It should take around 5-6 hours (16km) before you reach your private wilderness hut. While you relax, your guide will prepare a dinner for you. If you’re lucky you might even see some northern lights in the sky. 

Photo credit: Matti Koutonen/Vastavalo
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Before continuing your Arctic adventure, a hot breakfast will be served in the hut. Today you will do a 16-18km (6h) hike with a nice break halfway to enjoy some typical Finnish snacks around an open fire. After a day of hiking a nice surprise is waiting for you in the evening – a sauna, right in the middle of the national park, surrounded by pristine Lappish wilderness. This is a perfect opportunity to relax your body and muscles and try out a true Finnish experience. 

 

Photo credit: Sini Salmirinne/Metsähallitus 
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch snack, dinner

polar aurora, nature, sky-6983455.jpgIt’s time for your third day of hiking. Today you can choose between two roues, depending on your conditions and the weather. You can decide with your guide to hike to the top of the fells or to follow the winter ski trail in the valley. After the hike a warm wilderness hut, located between two fells, is waiting for you. Hang in there, the first part of your Arctic adventure is almost done. 



Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch snack, dinner

finland, snow, lapland-209477.jpgAlmost there! Before reaching Pallas ski resort, which is where the first part of your Arctic adventure ends, you will do a  10km hike along the fells. The hike will take you to different viewpoints where you can admire the beautiful Lappish wilderness. Before returning back to Rovaniemi, a nice lunch will be served. The first part of your Arctic Adventure is now done and it’s time to take a break before the second part of your adventure starts.



Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Today it’s time to relax and take it easy. Rest up before the second part of your Arctic adventure. Of course if you wish to do something, there are plenty of other activities you could do on that day. For example you could visit Santa Claus in his village office. There you’ll finally get to meet Santa Claus and visit the Official Santa’s Post Office where you can write and send letters to friends and family. You can also receive your certificate of crossing the arctic circle there and of course you will have plenty of options for souvenir shopping, there are a lot of shops there. As visiting Santa’s village is free and it’s very crowded there during winter months we don’t offer this as a tour but we suggest you visit this on your own.

Included Meals: Breakfast

sled, race, snow-3953650.jpgToday it’s time to start with the second part of your Arctic Adventure. Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Rovaniemi and take you to Riisitunturi National Park. It’s one of the most famous and picturesque nature areas in Finland, offering postcard-like scenery. Once you arrive in the husky kennel, you will be introduced to the mushers and their dogs. Each participant will have their own dog team and sleigh (you may also be 2 participants per sleigh if you feel more comfortable). Glide through the snowfields of Lapland on a husky-pulled sleigh before stopping for a lunch snack around the open fire. The night will be spent in a wilderness cabin with no running water or electricity. If you wish you can help the mushers take care of the dogs before enjoying a relaxing sauna and dinner. If you’re lucky you might see the northern lights. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch snack, dinner

Time to continue the Arctic adventure and ride across Riisitunturi national park for another 30km husky safari. The the most of the Arctic nature and pure atmosphere. Halfway, a nice lunch will be served, so you and the dogs can get some rest. At the end of the trip, you have all the reasons to be proud of yourself. You are now a real musher and have driven your own team of husky dogs through the Arctic wilderness. Time to say goodbye to the dogs and the musher and head back to Rovaniemi.

 

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Today it’s time to say goodbye and end your Arctic Adventure. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport for your departing flight. 

Included Meals: Breakfast

IMPORTANT:

  • The maximum capacity is 6-7 people, making our trips sustainable and letting you enjoy Lapland in a more authentic and respectful way. There’s a minimum amount of people required for this trip to take place.
  • This trip requires good physical conditions.
  • The trip is operated in wild nature conditions. Private accommodation is booked for the whole group but the wooden cabins are not equipped with electricity and water (dry toilets). Drinking water comes from nature.  Your guide will prepare common trekking meals during the trip. 
  • Please arrive prepared with suitable clothing for cold weather and fast changing weather conditions. Personal sleeping bags, mattresses etc are provided in each wilderness hut.  All personal belongings should fit into 40 liter backpack.
  • Transportation by minivan. One luggage and handbag per person allowed.

what's included

The Package Includes

  • Accommodation (4 nights in the wilderness hut)
  • Transfers
  • Breakfast each morning at your accommodation, plus any meals indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking local guides
  • 4 – day ski expedition
  • 2- day husky safari
  • Sauna visits
  • Equipment needed for the ski trek
  • Highly personalised itinerary planning
  • 24/7 support from local staff

The Package Excludes

  • International flights
  • Tips for services and experiences
  • Visas
  • Personal charges such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service
  • Additional sightseeing, activities and experiences outside of your itinerary
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and other meals listed as included in the itinerary).
  • Travel Insurance
  • COVID Vaccinations Pre Arrival
  • Departure COVID Testing. If required which we can help organise
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