Price from £1,595pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
VISITING: Finland
BROCHURE CODE: 2202

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Pace:Balanced
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information.
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ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE

  • Flights: Direct return flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä except for the 12th March departure which is based on flights from Heathrow to Kittilä (via Helsinki). Flight routes are subject to change
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 nights’ accommodation in twin/double hotel rooms. Cabin upgrades available (supplements apply)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included: Aurora workshop and photography lesson, local crafts, Aurora campfire, 17km husky safari, dinner in a kota, Northern Lights hunt by minibus, visit to a reindeer farm and 3km sleigh ride, Northern Lights snowshoe, ice fishing, Pallas snowshoe walk, Jeris spa and smoke sauna (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Services of expert guides
  • Services of our representative 
  • Aurora alert app until approximately 1am

This balanced holiday offers guests a wonderful Lappish retreat with a relaxing schedule that still manages to provide exceptional experiences and Northern Lights opportunities, coupled with some all important 'me time'.

Your base will be the delightful Torassieppi Reindeer Farm and Cottages, where you can stay in one of their quaint, recently renovated hotel rooms or upgrade to one of their popular cabins for a supplement. The restaurant focuses heavily on locally sourced produce and organic food as much as is possible in this region.

You will enjoy a range of gentle activities during your time here, exploring the remarkable landscape in a variety of ways such as on snowshoes and via reindeer sleigh. You will also partake in some of Lapland's most traditional experiences such as ice fishing and dog sledding. There is ample free time on this trip, allowing you to explore independently should you wish to do so, try additional activities which can be arranged locally, or simply spend some time relaxing.

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Evenings are spent in pursuit of the Aurora with hunts via snowshoe and minibus, in addition to an Aurora campfire and workshop at the start of your holiday.

Torassieppi's location is ideal for any Aurora hunter as it sits in a pristine lakeside location, far from any light pollution. Within moments of the hotel, you can be gazing skywards at the Northern Lights in all of their glory.

This holiday gives you the opportunity to see Lapland at its best, during both the night and day, enjoying a relaxed pace throughout. 

You can also choose to spend an unforgettable night in a unique Aurora Dome situated on the banks of Lake Torassieppi. The domes are in effect large tent or yurt-like structures which have been modified for this remote environment. They have a large north facing window and provide their inhabitants with the best possible views of any Aurora displays.

Image credit: Antti Pietikainen
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  • Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

    From £45pp

    Spend a memorable night in a traditional snow igloo room within Torassieppi Winter Village. Snow structures and igloos have been used for centuries as a form of protection from the Arctic weather and whilst the outside temperatures can plummet, inside they remain more moderate.

    Your bed may be made of snow but the warm reindeer skins and thick sleeping bags which cover it ensure a warm night.

    Any required transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast all included. You will enjoy your evening meal at your hotel prior to transferring to your igloo.

    Please note that the price shown is based on your spending either the first or final night of your holiday in a snow igloo and therefore you will not require your primary accommodation for this night. If you wish to stay on any other night then additional supplements apply so that you are able to keep your hotel/cottage accommodation. Please contact us for a quotation.

    Available: Monday to Saturday at 8.30pm

    Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

    NB: Please note that as activity schedules can be subject to change we may be unable to confirm the exact night that you will spend at Torassieppi although every effort will be made to accommodate specific requests they cannot be guaranteed. Your final itinerary including confirmation of the date of your stay at Torassieppi will be confirmed upon arrival in Finland.


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  • Optional Aurora snowmobile

    From: £75pp

    This thrilling hunt for the Northern Lights will see you heading off on the trails in search of the ideal Northern Lights viewpoint.

    Full instruction and a safety briefing will be provided before you set off travelling by the light of the headlights. You will travel two people per snowmobile. 

    Covering approximately 20km you will break to enjoy a warm drink whilst hopefully gazing at a shimmering sky. 

     

  • Aurora Dome

    From: £85pp

    The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at Torassieppi and offer a remarkable experience for overnight guests. These dome-shaped tents are filled with cosy features and they're simple but warm. 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 to keep you nice and warm. 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 that 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.

    Available: Monday - Saturday

    Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

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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Dates
Sun 08 Jan 2017
to Sun 15 Jan 2017
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Adults£ 1,595 Single Adult£ 1,875
Sun 15 Jan 2017
to Sun 22 Jan 2017
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Adults£ 1,595 Single Adult£ 1,875
Sun 29 Jan 2017
to Sun 05 Feb 2017
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Adults£ 1,615 Single Adult£ 1,925
Sun 05 Feb 2017
to Sun 12 Feb 2017
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Adults£ 1,695 Single Adult£ 1,995
Sun 12 Mar 2017
to Sun 19 Mar 2017
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Adults£ 1,855 Single Adult£ 2,155

NB: Please note that our holiday prices are based on the lowest available airline fares. These fares can sell out quickly and, as a result, prices may increase and supplements may be applicable. We recommend booking at the earliest opportunity in order to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size

The 12th March departure has a minimum group size of 8 people whilst all other dates have a minimum of 2 participants. The maximum group size is 24 people. Please note the trip will not be private and you may be joined by others during the activities. 

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.

Aurora alerts: During your stay you will be supplied with an Aurora alert. This is typically a mobile phone system 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 on 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 effect on the activity experience.

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

 

  • Lakeside Auroras 06 March 2016 by Andrew & Louise Cotton

    Everything was absolutely superb, best holiday we've ever been on.

  • Fabulous time in Torassieppi 24 March 2015 by Erica Taylor

    Just wanted to say that we had a fabulous time in Torassieppi. The people there were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing, tasty and well presented, and plenty of it. The guides were very knowledgable, friendly & again, incredibly helpful. I really hope I can go back sometime! We were lucky enough to see some amazing Northern Lights shows, & have some
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    beautiful photographs now.
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  • We had an amazing holiday 06 March 2015 by Paul Whittaker

    We had an amazing holiday spending many hours of darkness out on the ice and were very lucky to see the Aurora 5 nights out of 7 with two spectacular corona displays. Scotty was an exceptional guide taking us on some great snowshoe hikes and exceptional Aurora hunt.

  • A fantastic week 01 February 2015 by Brian Eagles

    What a fantastic week! The activities were well organised and not too close together to allow recovery time which was much needed, the cold really is tiring! Once at Torrasieppi everything is included, the snow suit, boots and gloves are really good. Just wear a few loose layers underneath to keep warm even at -19 with a severe wind chill was no problem. All the equipment is available whenever you
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    feel the urge to just go outside. It is difficult to single out any one of the staff, all were knowledgable and nothing was too much trouble. Just fantastic. Brian & Janice
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  • Impressed with all aspects 25 February 2013 by Gillian Butcher

    I was impressed with all aspects of the holiday and in particular, the activity guide Toini was brilliant. All the staff at the hotel were very helpful and friendly. I thought the tour group was a particularly nice and friendly group of people, which I found as a single traveller made a positive difference. 

  • The holiday was excellent 18 February 2013 by Christopher Lee

    Here are my shots of the Aurora we observed on our first evening - sadly this was the only Aurora showing we had due to continuous cloud cover thereafter. However, you were all excellent companions for the week and it was a pleasure to meet you all. The holiday itself was excellent. The sessions were about the right length of time and Toini/Eva were excellent guides. The hotel food is plentiful
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    and appropriate. The activities are varied and well staggered. The scenery was pure "Narnia"!
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  • Absolutely the best holiday ever 22 January 2013 by Kevin Perry

    This was absolutely the best holiday ever. The information beforehand was comprehensive and reassuring. From the moment we were met by Emma at Kittila airport everything went swimmingly. The activities were very well organised and just the right length of time. Our guide Toini was stand-out amazing. Her knowledge and enthusiasm were inspirational and she was attentive, caring and great fun. We
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    also hired skis for a day and again, nothing was too much trouble and the whole process was very easy. I've been pining for Lapland since we left and we want to go back ASAP!
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