Price from £1,285pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
VISITING: Finland
BROCHURE CODE: 2512

Key facts

  • Duration:3 nights
  • Pace:Set your own
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information
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  • Flights: Return direct flight from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi.  Regional and non-UK departures available on request (flight routes are subject to change)
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in twin/double hotel rooms at Tunturi Hotel. Cabin and Hotel Aurora room upgrades available (supplements apply)
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included: Northern Lights presentation and the Aurora trail, snowmobile search for the Northern Lights (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Aurora Alert until approximately 1am
  • Services of our expert guides and representative

Luosto is an idyllic destination set in the heart of Finnish Lapland and we are thrilled that the introduction of a direct flight between Gatwick and Rovaniemi has now opened up the possibility of a wonderful long weekend in Lapland, from Friday until Monday. We’ve included some all important Aurora activities but you can then tailor your time during the rest of your stay.

You will land in Lapland just after 11am and so you’ll be arriving at your chosen accommodation around lunchtime. You will then have the afternoon to explore your new winter wonderland surroundings before enjoying a presentation on the Northern Lights. After your Aurora briefing, your guide will lead you around the Aurora Trail which takes in some local Aurora viewpoints. As cold weather clothing is included for the duration of your holiday you can re-visit these locations during your stay in the hope of witnessing an Aurora display.

We’ve left your daytimes free during this holiday to allow you to tailor your time. You can relax in your stunning winter surroundings or choose from a range of unforgettable winter activities (not included).

On your second night in Luosto, you will head out in search of the Aurora on snowmobiles. You’ll be given full instruction and a safety briefing before you set off on an exciting safari. If you would prefer not to ride/drive a snowmobile then we can arrange for you to travel in a sled pulled by the guide’s machine so you can simply admire the views of the night sky.

This is a wonderfully flexible holiday and can be tailored to suit those who wish to relax, those who want to be active, and everyone in between. Full details of the activity options can be found in the personalise section of the holiday page. 

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  • Spend the night in an Arctic View Room

    From £272pp

    Why not end your holiday in real style with a night in a stunning Glass Arctic View Room! These rooms are situated close to the Hotel Aurora, a short walk from the Tunturi Hotel and the cabins.

    These luxurious rooms offer great views to the northern skies. The panoramic windows and partially glassed roofs mean that they are ideal for keeping your eye out for a potential Aurora display.

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    Hotel Aurora's ten rooms will bring guests closer to the Finnish Winter's polar nights in total comfort – with high-quality features, fully-equipped bathrooms and great views. Guests will enjoy dinner in the delightful restaurant at Hotel Aurora and breakfast the next day is also included.

    Our standard price is based on guests spending their final night in the Arctic View Rooms. You will therefore be asked to check out of your previous hotel room or cabin on the morning before your stay. If you would prefer to keep your hotel room or spend a different night in these unique rooms (or indeed if they are fully booked for your final night) supplements will apply. Please contact one of our travel experts for a quote for your chosen departure date. You can of course also choose to spend an additional night in Lapland to enjoy these rooms following your holiday.


    Please note: Prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.


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  • Reindeer safari

    From: £93pp

    Reindeer have always been associated with Lapland and are central to life in the region. After being swiftly transferred to the reindeer park, you will take a 30-minute sleigh safari through the forest. You will be able to enjoy a snack and hot drink while sitting around a campfire, learning about the lives of Lapland’s reindeer herders.

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    Guides, instruction and equipment included. The activity lasts around one hour and forty-five minutes including transfers. 

    Available: Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm

  • Snowmobile safari to a husky farm

    From: £130pp

    This experience makes for a superb introduction to two classic Lapland activities: snowmobiling and dogsledding. Having received full instructions on how to operate the snowmobiles, you will take a safari which ends at a local husky farm.

    Greet the dogs and get a briefing from the friendly mushers before embarking on a 4km husky ride. Returning to the farm, you will be served a hot drink before snowmobiling back to Luosto. The total activity duration is around three hours.

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    Guides, instruction and equipment included. Snowmobile drivers must be 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence.

    Available: Wednesday and Saturday at 10am

  • Husky Adventure

    From: £230pp

    This incredible day-long safari driving your own husky team on a safari covering 20 to 30km. You will stop off part-way for a picnic lunch in the wilderness before making a return to Luosto. By this point, you will have mastered the art of dogsledding!

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    Guides, instruction, and equipment included. Approximately five hours total activity duration.

    Available: Sunday at 10.00

  • Snowmobile tour and ice fishing

    From: £106pp

    Ice fishing is immensely popular in Lapland and well worth trying for yourself. After receiving full instructions on how to drive the snowmobile, you will ride two people per machine to a specially-selected fishing spot.

    Here, your guide will show you how to drill through the ice and set up your line. Enjoy a snack and a hot drink around a campfire and take in the wilderness while waiting for a fish to bite.

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    Guides, instruction, and equipment included. Snowmobile drivers must be 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence. Total duration is around three hours. 

    Available: Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 13.30

     

  • A snowshoe hike in national park

    From: £56pp

    A tranquil way to enjoy the Lapland countryside, this snowshoe hike will take you into age-old forests of spruce close to Luosto. There will be a snack break on the way and your guide will show you signs of wildlife and point out some of the highlights of the landscape during this three hour (approx) activity.

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    Guides, instruction, and equipment included.

    Available: Thursday and Sunday at 12.30pm

  • Tour of the fells by snowmobile (100km)

    From: £153pp

    This is the ultimate snowmobile trip for those looking to cover as much of the wilderness as possible. You will be fully instructed on how to work the vehicles before driving to the majestic Pyhä Fell.

    The epic scenery will meet you along the way: serene forests and icy marshes, as well as frozen waterways and rolling snowy spaces. At Pyhä, lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant before the journey back. After this 100km adventure, you will certainly be in need of an invigorating sauna trip to end the day! You will be out for around six hours in total.

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    Guides, instruction and equipment included. Snowmobile drivers must be 18 years old and hold a valid driving licence.

    Available: Wednesday and Saturday at 09.30

  • Afternoon with the huskies

    From: £161pp

    Those looking for a longer husky safari will especially enjoy this option. On being transferred to a local husky farm, you’ll greet the loyal pack which will pull you around, as well as receive full instructions on sled control.

    After this, you will head right out onto the 20km trail, which will take you through over some exceptional terrain filled with wonderful scenery. You will travel two people per sled, with the chance to swap over during the journey. There will be an en-route break for snacks and a hot drink. The activity lasts around three hours in total.

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    Guides, instruction and equipment included.

    Available: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 2 pm

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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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
Fri 05 Jan 2018
to Mon 08 Jan 2018
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Adults£ 1,410 Single Adult£ 1,670
Fri 12 Jan 2018
to Mon 15 Jan 2018
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Adults£ 1,285 Single Adult£ 1,545
Fri 19 Jan 2018
to Mon 22 Jan 2018
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Fri 26 Jan 2018
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Fri 02 Feb 2018
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Fri 09 Feb 2018
to Mon 12 Feb 2018
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Fri 16 Feb 2018
to Mon 19 Feb 2018
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Adults£ 1,410 Single Adult£ 1,670
Fri 23 Feb 2018
to Mon 26 Feb 2018
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Adults£ 1,420 Single Adult£ 1,680
Fri 02 Mar 2018
to Mon 05 Mar 2018
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Adults£ 1,420 Single Adult£ 1,680
Fri 09 Mar 2018
to Mon 12 Mar 2018
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Adults£ 1,420 Single Adult£ 1,680
Fri 16 Mar 2018
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Adults£ 1,420 Single Adult£ 1,680

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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.

Call out charges for Luosto:

If you need to call a doctor out to assist you in Luosto during your holiday the following charges will apply: Call out to Luosto approx - €400 (min 350€)

To make an appointment and go to the clinic during the week is as follows (plus taxi costs):

20 mins - €62
30 mins - €77
45 mins - €102
60 mins -€142

Weekends an average of €134

The doctor on call does accept credit card payments (except American Express) and depending on your insurance policy you may be able to claim these charges back upon your return to the UK. Please carefully read your policy documentation or speak to your insurance company to double check this and you may also need to produce a receipt to assist with your claim.


 

 

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