Northern Lights Holidays to Torassieppi
Torassieppi refers to the tiny location where you will find the Torassieppi Reindeer Farm and Winter Village.
Essentially, this destination on the banks of Lake Torasjärvi and the edge of the Pallas Ylläs National Park features an original herder's homestead which has been converted into a handful of inviting cabins. This homestead dates back to 1847, making it one of the oldest surviving buildings in Finnish Lapland. As well as the original farm building, warmly welcomed visitors can enjoy a stunning lakeside location and an annually constructed spectacular snow village.
The unique heritage of reindeer herding is one of the prime attractions here and reindeers are still herded here and in the surrounding area, meaning you can enjoy a close encounter with these magical creatures. There is a small museum with original artefacts on-site too which can be enjoyed and visitors can try their hand at traditional herding techniques such as lassoing.Read more
Torassieppi also holds an enviable reputation for Northern Lights viewing. The sheer remoteness of this location ensures light pollution is kept at a bare minimum with only a handful of buildings in the surrounding region. Torassieppi also has a wonderful range of Northern Lights hunts by snowmobile or snowshoe as well as wonderful Arctic experiences by day including husky sledding and cross-country skiing.
Surrounding the hotel is the peaceful beauty of the fells and the bordering Pallas Ylläs National Park – a pristine snow-topped wilderness. Pallas Ylläs National Park is the third largest national park in Finland, covering some 1000 square kilometres. Its high fells are prime locations from which to seek out potential Auroras, as well as being ideal for the multitude of winter activities on offer. In the winter here, visitors can enjoy some of the cleanest air in Europe as well as marvelling at the snow-topped Taiga forests.
Brand new at Torassieppi for 2015/16 are the unique Aurora Domes - the ultimate in Aurora Glamping. The winter village that is constructed here annually is also a marvel to see, with artistic sculptures and designs as well as snow igloos which can be slept in overnight for those seeking out a wonderful arctic experience.
Image credits: Antti Pietakainen