The chances to see the Northern Lights are optimal with our new weekend break in Finnish Lapland. You will go out on snowshoes as well as snowmobiles at nighttime, which will maximize your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. During the days you get to do husky and reindeer safaris.
Hotel Harriniva is among the best places to see the aurora borealis. Hotel has daily information about cloudiness, aurora activity and different means to let you see them. Luckily the best time to see the auroras is before midnight, usually around 21:00. When the Northern lights show up, the hotel switches all the lights off allowing you to observe the lights without artificial lights around. Harriniva’s location by River Muonio also offers beautiful surroundings for taking photographs. It is possible to stay in an igloo during your stay.
PRICES & DATES
Price is based on 2 people sharing a room and includes return flights from London/Manchester to Kittila via Helsinki, airport transfers Kittila-Harriniva-Kittila, accommodation in Harriniva in a double or twin room for 3 nights on half board basis, saunas daily between 5pm and 7pm (separately for men and women), night snowmobile safari (2 persons per snowmobile), Husky safari (9 km – 2 persons per husky team), local culture reindeer safari, night snowshoe trip and thermal clothing for the whole stay. Please note that a valid driving license is required for driving a snowmobile.
Departures on Thursdays from 3 January to 14 April 2013.
Fly to Kittila via Helsinki and transfer to Harriniva Holiday Centre. Accommodation in cosy double rooms with shower and toilet. Dinner in the restaurant.
After breakfast you will meet with your guide and our happy huskies - there are over 400 husky dogs in our husky farm. After the guided tour in husky farm and driving and safety instructions you will start the 2-hour husky safari – 2 persons per husky team. The driving distance is ca. 9 km. Return to hotel.
After dinner you will pack your snowshoeing gear to a snowmobile sled and head out with our guide to try and locate the northern lights. After finding the perfect spot with a view to north you can relax enjoying some warm drinks.
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Today we will visit a local reindeer herder and his reindeer. You will learn about the life and ways of the reindeer man and of course also about his reindeer. Reindeer herders will show you how to throw the Lappish lasso (called suopunki) and you will also enjoy a short safari during the programme. Lunch is served in a small Lappish kota by the fire.
In the evening you will start your engines again and head out. The chances of seeing the famous ‘Aurora Borealis’ are great on this night safari by snowmobiles. The approximately 20km tour takes you to the top of a nearby fell, where you will enjoy some warm drinks and feel how the sky is closer and stars brighter… You can either drive your own ski-doo or enjoy the ride in guide’s sled.
After the breakfast transfer to Kittila airport.
This is an example program. The order of the programme is subject to change.