Price from £1,795pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
VISITING: Finland
BROCHURE CODE: 2222

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Pace:Balanced
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information
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  • Flights: Return flights from London to Kittilä. Either direct or via Helsinki depending on date(flight routes subject to change)
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 nights in double/twin hotel rooms or Northern Lights cabin accommodation
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: Secret of the Northern Lights workshop, Aurora adventure snowmobiles, Northern Lights explorer by minibus, husky night adventure, reindeer Aurora experience, Northern Lights bonus hunt, Aurora snowshoeing, daily hotel sauna (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Snowshoe and cross-country ski equipment hire
  • Aurora Alarm for the duration of the trip
  • Warm winter clothing for the duration of the trip
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • Dedicated representative at Harriniva

This trip offers the ultimate Northern Lights experience. Set in Harriniva, amongst the beautiful fells of Western Lapland and surrounded by the wild, rugged landscape, this is an ideal location for a week of winter activities and Northern Lights hunting.

Every night of this trip is dedicated to optimising your chances of seeing the Lights, and each activity that is included takes place in the evening, to ensure that you can combine some spectacular experiences with the magic of escaping the light pollution and chasing the Aurora into the night. You will speed over the fells on a snowmobile, reindeer sleigh ride through the forests and husky sled into the night, all in search of the Northern Lights. For more relaxed evenings, a serene snowshoeing hunt and a minibus tour are also included. Routes and distances for your chases will depend on the weather and Aurora activity on the day, heightening your chances of spotting the enchanting Aurora Borealis.

The days have been left free for you to tailor your trip to suit your wishes and your budget. Staying in your cosy accommodation in Harriniva, you can use this time to unwind, utilising your free daily access to the hotel sauna, trying a traditional Finnish pastime while basking in relaxation. You may want to take yourself out and on to the rolling fells of Harriniva, making use of the free snowshoeing and cross-country skiing equipment that is available to you. Or you can choose from the wide range of optional activities that are offered on this trip (see details under the ‘Personalise’ tab).

This seven-night holiday promises many one-of-a-kind experiences in a stunning location and the best possible chance of viewing the phenomenal Northern Lights.

©Antti Pietikainen

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Our pick

  • Aurora Domes

    From £92pp

    The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at Torassieppi and offer a unique experience for overnight guests. These dome-shaped tents are filled with cosy features and are simple in style, with fantastic views looking out to the frozen lake beyond. The domes have been designed so that one wall is see through and therefore provides views of the night sky and, with luck, the Northern Lights.

    The domes are equipped with a double bed and a wood burning stove, as well as an electric heater. Although the stove and heater will keep the dome in a warm state, we do recommend keeping additional layers to hand, in case you find yourself in need of extra warmth should the fire burn out. The toilet, shower and sauna facilities are located a short walk away (50m).

    Any required transfers and breakfast are included. You will have dinner at your hotel prior to transferring to the domes.

    Please note: the price shown is based on your spending the first or final night of your stay in a dome and therefore not requiring a hotel room or cottage. Should you wish to spend an alternative night glamping then additional supplements will apply. Please contact one of our team for a quote.


Other options

  • Husky safari (9km)

    From: £83pp

    Say hello to the friendly huskies at the Arctic Sled Dog Centre and pick up the art of driving a dogsled. You will then test your skills on a nine-kilometre trail. Travelling two people per sled, you will have the chance of swapping the roles of driver and passenger halfway. This is activity is ideal for those who wish to get a taste of dogsledding before going on a longer husky safari later in their holiday.

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    You will be out for around one-and-a-half hours.

    Activity level: Low

    Available: Thursday at 10.30am

    Image credit: Steve Cushing (client)
  • Husky safari (25km)

    From: £302pp

    Reaching the Arctic Sled Dog Centre, you will receive full instructions on how to drive a husky sled before heading off on a 25km husky safari, going one person per sled. This adventure will give you a real sense of the trail, as you will be out for around four to five hours.

    Picnic lunch included.

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    Activity level: High

    Minimum: 2 people

    Available: Wednesday & Thursday at 10.30am

    Image credit: Antti Pietikainen
  • Lapland snowmobile safari (on request)

    From: £220pp

    This is the ultimate one-day snowmobile safari, covering a total distance of 80 to 100 kilometres, with a stop for hot drinks and a picnic lunch. While those taking part travel two people per vehicle, we suggest upgrading to going one person per snowmobile (please speak to our Travel Experts for more information). You will be out for between five and six hours.

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    Guides, instruction and equipment included.

    You must be over 18 and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile.

    Activity level: High

    Available: On request and subject to availability, a total of 4 participants are required in order for this trip to operate.

  • Traditional Finnish ice fishing

    From: £28pp

    A national obsession in Finland, ice fishing is a must-try activity in this part of the world. You will be taking to a local fishing spot on a frozen lake. Here, you will be shown how to drill through the ice and arrange a line. As you wait for the fish to bite, you can take in the scenery with a hot drink in hand.

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    You will be out for between one and two hours.

    Activity level: Low

    Minimum: 2 people

    Available: Tuesday & Saturday at 10 am; Sunday at 1 pm

  • Dog sled safari (17km)

    From: £115pp

    You will receive full instructions from the Arctic Sled Dog Centre on how to drive a husky sled. You will then head off on a 17km husky safari, travelling two people per sled. This is an ideal safari for those who wish to try out a longer dogsledding experience with the chance to switch between driver and passenger. You will be out for about 2.5 hours.

    Read more about this activity

    Activity level: Medium

    Minimum: 2 people

    Available: Monday & Tuesday at 1 pm; Friday & Saturday at 10.30 am

    Image credit: Antti Pietikainen
  • Cross-country skiing - Harriniva trails

    From: £44pp

    Cross-country skiing is a much-loved activity in the Nordic Countries. Training in the basics will be provided, so it is an ideal session for those who have never tried the sport before. You will be out for around two hours.

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    Guides, instruction, and equipment included.

    Activity level: Low

    Minimum: 2 people

    Available: Tuesday at 10 am; Thursday & Sunday at 2 pm

    Image credit: William Lynds
  • Sámi culture and short reindeer safari (3km)

    From: £110pp

    The Sámi are Lapland’s indigenous people, and their culture can be appreciated throughout the region. On this activity, you will head to a local reindeer farm and find out about the Sámi herder’s way of life, help feed their animals and take a tour of the on-site museum close by. This is one of the oldest farms in Finland, welcoming visitors from all over the world. An enchanting reindeer sleigh ride is included, followed by lunch in a ‘kota’, or traditional Sámi tent.

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    From late December, you will then enjoy a tour of the nearby Torassieppi Winter Village which features snow rooms, ice sculptures and a very cool restaurant!

    You will be out for around 3.5 hours including transfers.

    Activity level: Low

    Minimum: 2 people

    Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 10.30am

  • Snowmobile panorama safari

    From: £87pp

    This safari lets you get familiar with the surrounding region, taking you through the fells around Harriniva and over the river border into Sweden. Travelling two people per vehicle, you will have the opportunity to swap the roles of driver and passenger during a break on the way.

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    Anyone wishing to drive must have a full driving licence and be over the age of 18. The total distance covered will be around 30 kilometres.

    Activity level: Low

    Minimum: 2 people

    Available: Monday, Tuesday & Friday at 1:30 pm; Sunday at 10 am

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays, you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Sun 07 Jan 2018
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Next year's provisional dates and prices

To secure places for next season, you can make a provisional booking and fix the cost of your holiday at the provisional package price displayed below simply by paying a deposit. This means that you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain provisional and subject to change, we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit. Flight supplements may apply and any none package rates listed on the website are subject to price increases. Our travel experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Dates
Sun 06 Jan 2019
to Sun 13 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 1,885 Single Adult£ 2,145
Sun 13 Jan 2019
to Sun 20 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 1,885 Single Adult£ 2,145
Sun 20 Jan 2019
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Sun 27 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 1,925 Single Adult£ 2,185
Sun 03 Feb 2019
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Sun 10 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,120 Single Adult£ 2,380
Sun 17 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,150 Single Adult£ 2,410
Sun 24 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 1,990 Single Adult£ 2,250
Sun 03 Mar 2019
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Sun 10 Mar 2019
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Sun 17 Mar 2019
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Sun 24 Mar 2019
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Sun 31 Mar 2019
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For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

There are no minimum numbers for this trip, however the maximum is 22 people

Group sizes and minimum numbers

Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Order of activities

The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination

Medical History and advice

If you or any member of your party is pregnant or has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if you become pregnant or any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Experience and fitness

We offer a vast choice of holidays which range from 'relaxed' to 'active' so there really is something for everyone and our holidays can be filtered by how active they are. Regardless of the chosen holiday, all activities will include tuition from a beginner's lever and no prior experience is assumed.
If you are unsure about the physical demands of a particular holiday please contact us and our expert team will be happy to help.
See our booking conditions for further information.

Guides and safety

It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided.

If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Booking activities locally

In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.


 

 

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