Price from £1,445pp
VISITING: Finland
BROCHURE CODE: 2003

Key facts

  • Duration:4 nights
  • Pace:Active
  • Group Size: Minimum 10 persons, maximum 24 (approximately)
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information.
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  • Flights: Return flights from London to Kittila (via Helsinki). Routings are subject to change. Non-UK and regional departures may be available on requests (supplements may apply).
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 3 nights' accommodation in a double room or Northern Lights Cabin at Harriniva, 1 night wilderness Aurora Cabin.
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included in the price: Snowmobile safari, Northern Lights workshop, Northern Lights hunt by minibus, visit to a reindeer farm, Northern Lights snowshoe, husky safari (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Services of our expert local guide and representative
  • Aurora alert until approximately 1am at Harriniva

Harriniva provides a wonderful balance. A cosy and welcoming family run base, a varied array of outstanding activities, exceptional staff, wonderful Northern Lights prospects and the chance to spend the night in an Aurora Cabin situated deep in the wilderness.

During your four nights here your accommodation will be principally at the charming Harriniva Wilderness Hotel. This is one of our most popular accommodation options with its warm hospitality and traditional wooden décor. It is also famed for its activities, and the excursions on this trip are sure to be both enjoyable and interesting providing you with a wealth of photographs and lifelong memories.

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As this is one of our active trips your days include some wonderful experiences. You will head out into the wilds on an exciting snowmobile safari across frozen lakes and through forested-fells in addition to travelling in an altogether more peaceful manner on a 17km husky safari. On another day you will be able to gain an invaluable insight into the culture of this remote region as you spend the morning at a working reindeer farm.

For your evening Aurora activities you will enjoy searches on snowshoes with your guide leading the way to what will hopefully be ideal vantage points for a potential display of the Northern Lights. You will also enjoy a hunt via minibus, with the mobility of the vehicle hopefully allowing you to outrun any cloud cover that may be obscuring a display.

For your last night you will check out of your accommodation at Harriniva and journey to a remote wilderness setting where you will find an Aurora Cabin. Here you will spend your final night in Lapland, deep in the wilds, enjoying a more simple way of life and, with luck, the Northern Lights dancing overhead.

We love this trip as the combination of interesting daytime activities, relaxing afternoons and varied Northern Lights hunts. The night in the wild is truly the icing on the cake.

Image credits: Antti Pietikainen


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Dates
Wed 13 Jan 2016
to Sun 17 Jan 2016
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Adults£ 1,595 Single Adult£ 1,720
Tue 26 Jan 2016
to Sat 30 Jan 2016
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Adults£ 1,475 Single Adult£ 1,600
Wed 10 Feb 2016
to Sun 14 Feb 2016
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Adults£ 1,445 Single Adult£ 1,570
Wed 17 Feb 2016
to Sun 21 Feb 2016
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Adults£ 1,545 Single Adult£ 1,670
Wed 02 Mar 2016
to Sun 06 Mar 2016
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Adults£ 1,465 Single Adult£ 1,590
Wed 16 Mar 2016
to Sun 20 Mar 2016
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Adults£ 1,465 Single Adult£ 1,590
Wed 30 Mar 2016
to Sun 03 Apr 2016
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Adults£ 1,755 Single Adult£ 1,880

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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.

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.

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.

Aurora alerts: During your stay you will be supplied with an Aurora alert. This is essentially a mobile phone to which the staff will send a text should the Northern Lights be sighted. The alerts generally operate until 1am but it is best to confirm with your guide as times may vary.

The alerts are designed as an aid to Aurora hunting and, although every effort will be made to issue an alert should the conditions seem conducive to a display, things can change very quickly so you should not rely solely upon them and should also keep an eye on the sky yourself.

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 15 years old, however, for some activities and shared transfers, our guests may be joined by others and these may include those of a younger age. Any younger participants will be fully supervised by an adult and the guides will ensure that they are only able to participate if there will be no affect on the activity experience.

To drive a snowmobile you must have a full driving licence and be over 18 years old.

 


  • Activity guide Alan was in particular very good 06 March 2015 by Joseph Staton

    Activity guide Alan was in particular very good. Draw between the husky experience/safari and the snowmobile safari (across the frozen lakes) as favourite activity and the fab light show on the last night.

  • I just loved it 30 April 2014 by Angela Norton

    Favourite activity? It’s got to be the snowmobiling. I just loved it. The guide was wonderful, very patient, and worked so the whole group had a great time. The only thing was I wanted to do it for longer! I really can't say there was anything I didn't enjoy.

  • Olti our guide was great! 06 March 2014 by Nicola Bush

    Olti our guide was great! She really made the activities fun and we had a lot of laughs as a group on our days out! Most enjoyable activity was cross-country skiing as it was new for us all and involved a lot of falling over!

  • Awe-inspiring time! 19 April 2013 by Andree Jordan

    An awe inspiring time! Beautiful scenery, exhilarating experiences and the Aurora to top it all!

  • Enjoyed every minute 10 April 2012 by Wendy Bailey

    We enjoyed every minute. The organisation very good, our local guide, Matthew, was excellent and told us everything we needed to know. Seeing the Northern Lights was the best, because that was the main aim of the holiday. We were lucky enough to have an excellent show. The hotel staff were very helpful, the whole atmosphere was relaxed, the equipment was superb and the activities were just ri Continue reading ght.

  • Magnificent sight of the Aurora 10 April 2012 by Samuel Kwan

    A magnificent sight of the Aurora captured in the night! The wait is worthwhile!

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