Price from £1,785pp
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

  • Direct return flights from the UK to Kittila. January departures include flights from either Gatwick or Bristol (supplements apply) all other departures are from Manchester. Alternative airports on request (via Helsinki) and supplements may apply
  • 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: local handicrafts, Northern Lights sleigh ride, Aurora workshop, lunch in ice restaurant, Aurora snowshoe, ice fishing experience, Aurora campfire, Pallas snowshoe hike, reindeer farm visit and sleigh ride, Jeris spa and smoke sauna, Northern Lights minibus hunt, 17km 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

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, sleigh and minibus, in addition to an Aurora campfire 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 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 insulated domes are effectively large tent or yurt like structures which have been modified for this remote environment and with a large Perspex north facing window, provide their inhabitants with the best possible views of the Northern Lights. 

Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

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  • Spend the night at Torassieppi Winter Village

    From £70pp

    Torassieppi Winter Village is a marvellous construction of ice and snow, crafted from scratch every winter. During your holiday we can arrange for you to spend the night in one of the snow rooms here and enjoy this unique accommodation.

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    You will enjoy dinner in your hotel before transferring to check into your snow room (details below).

    After your stay you will be served breakfast at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm, before continuing back to your hotel to continue your holiday. If you choose to spend the last night of your holiday at the Winter Village then you may have some time to explore the delightful surroundings before you head directly to the airport for your return flights home.

    Snow room
    Torassieppi has ten snow rooms inside large snow igloos. Beds are made of snow and ice, which are covered with a mattress and plenty of reindeer skins (both wonderful natural insulators). You will be kitted out with an Arctic grade sleeping bag so you should stay warm despite the indoor temperature of around -5°C!

    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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  • Aurora Dome

    Aurora Dome

    From: £115pp

    This option offers guests the chance to enjoy a luxury camping experience under a beautiful Arctic sky!

    Located atop the banks of Lake Torassieppi, these domes are a wonderfully comfortable way to experience the wilderness nature of this location. Each consists of an igloo-shaped tent which is fully insulated and includes a log burning fire to keep you extra toasty.

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    The domes have a north facing transparent wall allowing you panoramic views of your surroundings and the chance to easily keep watch for a potential appearance of the Northern Lights.

    Inside they are equipped with a double/twin bed with space for two additional beds. They have been lovingly decorated with either a husky or reindeer theme so you are sure to be cosy and comfortable.

    There is a sauna building around 50 metres away which houses the toilets so they are easily accessible.

    A night in the dome can be either an inclusive night or booked as an additional night (subject to availability) - please speak to our Travel Experts for further information.

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    Helsinki City break

    With our destinations being so remote, the majority of flights to Finnish Lapland are operated by Finnair and therefore involve connecting through Helsinki Airport. Many of our guests choose to extend this stop and spend some time in the Finnish capital, either at the start or end of their holiday.

    We can arrange a wide variety of city centre hotel accommodation for guests to choose from and some options closer to the airport should you prefer. We know that everyone tends to be looking for something different so please contact our travel experts for their opinion on the hotels which may best suit you and your party.

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    Located on the peninsula of the Baltic Sea, Helsinki enjoys a charming coastal location and has much to offer its guests. This thriving city has a rich culture and arts scene with many museums and galleries to enjoy alongside the exciting gastronomy.

    Despite its cool urbanism and a reputation for cutting-edge design, Helsinki also retains its charm and visitors will enjoy this city's very friendly atmosphere.

    In the city itself, Senate Square is the main feature, showcasing neoclassical architecture and offering easy access to the surrounding shops. With Helsinki once part of the duchy of Russia, it offers similar striking architecture, with wide streets and bold facades. For those looking for more of an insight into the city's past, we would suggest visiting the Ateneum Art Museum which houses over 20,000 pieces of art, or the Helsinki Design Museum which showcases the history of design in the country from traditional folklore to postmodernism.

    A 15-minute ferry ride from the main city is the UNESCO listed Suomenlinna Sea Fortress which was constructed in 1748. As well as being a unique monument, it is also a lovely day trip, as the island has numerous shops and parks to explore.

    Helsinki's food scene has seen a recent evolution, with a growth in street food which showcases the city's multicultural population. Helsinki is famed also for its specialist dishes of seafood and Russian cuisine so there is much to sample!
    Finland is famed for its coffee consumption so you can be sure of a thriving café culture here. Be sure to include an obligatory stop for a coffee and a cinnamon roll during your explorations!

    Whether you add your city break onto the start or the end of your holiday, spending a night or two in Helsinki is not something that you will regret.

    Please contact our Travel Experts for a full quotation. All city breaks are subject to flight availability. 

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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.
Price guarantee

This holiday includes direct flights from the UK to Lapland. January departures include flights from either Gatwick or Bristol (supplements apply), all other departures are from Manchester. If you would like to fly from an alternative airport, please contact our travel experts for a quotation. 

Next year's provisional dates and prices

To secure places on any trip next season, you can make a provisional booking. This means paying a deposit of £400pp to secure your holiday. We will contact you when the final dates and prices are confirmed and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel then we will refund your full deposit.

Dates
Sun 01 Jan 2017
to Sun 08 Jan 2017
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Adults£ 1,785 Single Adult£ 2,080
Sun 08 Jan 2017
to Sun 15 Jan 2017
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Adults£ 1,785 Single Adult£ 2,080
Sun 15 Jan 2017
to Sun 22 Jan 2017
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Adults£ 1,785 Single Adult£ 2,080
Sun 22 Jan 2017
to Sun 29 Jan 2017
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Sun 29 Jan 2017
to Sun 05 Feb 2017
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Sun 26 Feb 2017
to Sun 05 Mar 2017
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Adults£ 1,785 Single Adult£ 2,080
Sun 05 Mar 2017
to Sun 12 Mar 2017
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Adults£ 1,785 Single Adult£ 2,080
Sun 12 Mar 2017
to Sun 19 Mar 2017
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Sun 19 Mar 2017
to Sun 26 Mar 2017
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Adults£ 1,785 Single Adult£ 2,080
Sun 26 Mar 2017
to Sun 02 Apr 2017
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Adults£ 1,785 Single Adult£ 2,080

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size

Minimum 2 people (please note the trip will not be private and you may be joined by others during the activities); maximum 24

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 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 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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  • 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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