This great-value break in a beautiful location is ideal for families and includes a wide variety of winter excursions and a range of comfortable, characterful room types.
Syöte, the southernmost fell in Finland provides Lapland-like scenery and atmosphere. The two ski centers Iso-Syöte and Pikku-Syöte are family friendly resorts with slopes that will challenge even the more experienced skiers. In addition to downhill and cross country skiing, you can also enjoy winter excursions like snowmobiling, reindeer and husky safaris.
PRICES & DATES
Price includes return flights, 7 overnights in a double room (min 2 persons), Kelo cottage (min 2 persons) or Fjell Top Cottage (min 4 persons), Free use of sauna and swimming pool in the hotel (all cottages are comfortable and fully equipped and have own fireplace and private sauna), breakfast buffet daily, transfer (return) from the airport of your choice (Kuusamo, Oulu or Rovaniemi), Snowmobile safari (2 persons per snowmobile), Snowshoe excursion and visit to a traditional reindeer farm and reindeer herd including a short reindeer sledge ride.
Departures: on Sundays during 1 November 2012-30 April 2013; other arrival dates on request.
Day 1 Arrival
Transfer from the airport to the Iso-Syöte Hotel – a snowy village made up of traditional Finnish log cabins overlooking a national park. Choose to stay in one of the main hotel’s double bedrooms, a traditional Kelo Cottage, made from fully mature pine trees, or a Fjell Top Cottage, a two-storey loghouse built on top of the fell with spectacular views.
Day 2 Snowmobile safari
Enjoy a buffet breakfast before getting ready for your snowmobile safari. You will be provided with thermal clothes and boots, given full instructions and a safety briefing. Skim up and down the snow-covered hills, through ice-laden forests and glide over frozen lakes and swamps.
Days 3–4 Optional excursions
These days are free for you to relax, explore the area or try another activity. Options include husky safaris, ice fishing and trips in search of the Northern Lights.
Day 5 Snowshoe excursion
Take a snowshoe hike over the hilltop and track native animals and birds in the snow, before returning in the evening and hopefully catching a glimpse of the gorgeous red sunsets the area is famed for.
Day 6 Optional excursions
Today is another free day for you to choose your own activities. One exciting option is downhill skiing, which very few hotels in Lapland offer.
Day 7 Reindeer farm
Transfer to a traditional reindeer farm where you’ll learn about reindeer husbandry, help feed the reindeer and enjoy a short sleigh ride. The reindeer farmer will then invite you inside for a hot drink, some reindeer sandwiches and a few local sweet delicacies beside his roaring log fire.
Day 8 departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.