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Price from £1,555pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
VISITING: Finland
BROCHURE CODE: 20003

Key facts

  • Duration:4 nights
  • Pace:Active
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+ with a reasonable level of physical fitness. 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: Return from London to Ivalo (either direct or via Helsinki depending on departure date). Regional and non-UK departures available on request (flight routes are subject to change)
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 4 nights' accommodation in twin/double hotel rooms
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included: Aurora workshop, snowshoe hike, cross-country skiing, Aurora camp, snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm, Aurora snowshoe hike, husky safari and Aurora snowmobile (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Aurora alert until approximately 1 am
  • Services of our expert guides 

Our Northern Lights Adventure packs a real activity punch in just four days and you will spend a great deal of time exploring the wilds of Lapland, both during the day and at night.

On this trip, you will travel across the snow-covered landscape in a variety of ways. These include trying out the much loved Finnish pastimes of snowshoeing and cross country skiing; both are activities that just have to be tried if you are in this corner of the world. You will also get the chance to try out the exhilaration of snowmobiling, both by day and night, as well as the thrill of driving a team of huskies across the wilderness.

Your nocturnal activities will be dedicated to seeking out Northern Light displays and with the guide's local knowledge, and a wide variety of vantage points to choose from, your chances couldn't be higher. You will search for the lights on snowmobiles, using snowshoes and in a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile.

Your base at Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge can be found amongst the forested-fells in the North-East Finland. Muotka's secluded setting provides guests with an idyllic retreat.

The welcoming lodge is decorated in typical Scandinavian décor and offers cosy accommodation and excellent hospitality.

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Muotka also has another attraction up its sleeve; the exceptional Aurora Kotas. The kotas offer guests the chance to spend the night under the Arctic sky and guests can spend their entire stay in a kota should they wish. Details of these unforgettable options can be found in the 'Accommodation' and  'Personalise' section of the holiday page.

It's hard to narrow down the reasons why we love Muotka; whether it's the wonderful welcome, the fabulous Aurora prospects, the array of activities or the spectacular location. We recommend that you simply go and see for yourself.

© Markku Inkila

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  • A night in an Aurora Kota

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    As ever, Muotka leads the way in Aurora viewing innovation and we are therefore proud to offer our guests the chance to spend the night in one of the magnificent Aurora Kotas. These stunning, part-cabin, part-glass tepee buildings, offer guests an exceptional overnight Aurora hunting experience.

    Guests get the space and feel of a cabin during the day and the Aurora viewing benefits of a glass igloo at night, as you sleep under a glass tepee. This means that you are provided with the most wonderful views of the night sky from the comfort of your bed. 

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    These part-cabin and part-glass tepee buildings, are self-contained and situated a short distance from the hotel, next to the annexe. They combine the space and atmosphere of a cosy cabin with a glass roof above the bed. Each Kota faces north so ideal for guests to gaze upon the night sky every night of their holiday, from the comfort of their duvet. The Kotas are all 25m² with their own private sauna, double bed and en-suite bathroom, making them an excellent base.

    Please note an additional supplement will apply on our Christmas and New Year departures and that all prices are based on guests spending their final night in a Kota and checking out of their hotel room the day before departure.


    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.

    Credit: Anthony Oberlin and Minttu Mantynen

Other options

  • Extend your stay in Saariselka

    Following on from your holiday, we can arrange for you to extend your stay in Lapland and spend two nights in the ski village of Saariselka. This extension is ideal for those who want to combine their initial Arctic adventures with some downhill skiing or those who want some time to explore independently.

    There are lots of things to see and do from your comfortable and well-equipped hotel in the village centre. We can arrange for you to add in additional activities, hire downhill or cross-country skiing equipment or you can simply explore at your own pace and enjoy the shops and restaurants. The choice of how you spend your time here is yours, however, our Travel Experts will help you plan the perfect extension and provide a full quotation.

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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Christmas & New Year departures: please see our Christmas and New Year trips for further details.

Dates
Wed 29 Nov 2017
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Adults£ 1,665 Single Adult£ 1,790
Wed 06 Dec 2017
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Adults£ 1,725 Single Adult£ 1,850
Sun 10 Dec 2017
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Adults£ 1,815 Single Adult£ 1,940
Sun 17 Dec 2017
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Adults£ 1,595 Single Adult£ 1,720
Sun 14 Jan 2018
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Adults£ 1,555 Single Adult£ 1,680
Sun 28 Jan 2018
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Adults£ 1,555 Single Adult£ 1,680
Sun 11 Feb 2018
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Adults£ 1,665 Single Adult£ 1,790
Sun 18 Feb 2018
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Adults£ 1,665 Single Adult£ 1,790
Sun 04 Mar 2018
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Adults£ 1,555 Single Adult£ 1,680
Sun 18 Mar 2018
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Adults£ 1,555 Single Adult£ 1,680

Please note: 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.

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
Wed 28 Nov 2018
to Sun 02 Dec 2018
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Adults£ 1,750 Single Adult£ 1,885
Wed 05 Dec 2018
to Sun 09 Dec 2018
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Adults£ 1,815 Single Adult£ 1,950
Sun 09 Dec 2018
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Adults£ 1,910 Single Adult£ 2,045
Sun 16 Dec 2018
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Adults£ 1,675 Single Adult£ 1,810
Sun 13 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 1,635 Single Adult£ 1,770
Sun 27 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 1,635 Single Adult£ 1,770
Sun 10 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 1,750 Single Adult£ 1,885
Sun 17 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 1,750 Single Adult£ 1,885
Sun 03 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 1,635 Single Adult£ 1,770
Sun 17 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 1,635 Single Adult£ 1,770

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 8 people, maximum 24 people (approximately)

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.

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 1 am 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. None of the hotels we feature have a minimum age and so there may be families staying at them with younger children, especially during the holiday periods.

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

 

  • Wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company 01 March 2017 by Stuart and Sarah Niman

    We chose your company because we wanted to see the Northern Lights we believed you would give us the best chance of seeing it, it turns out we were right, how much of that was location or luck we will never know, but if any of our friends say they want to see the northern lights I wouldn't hesitate but to recommend your company.

  • An amazing trip 19 February 2017 by Jodee and Cyril Dowling

    From start to finish this really was an amazing trip. We were slightly worried that we would somehow feel it wasn't value for money with the cost being higher than we would normally spend. However, we thought it was very good value; the accommodation was lovely and the food very good. The activities were well organised and the guides were great. We went snowmobiling (day and night), Aurora camp,
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    skiing, snowshoeing and husky sledding. On our second night, we saw the most amazing Aurora from the Aurora camp, the sky filled with green and purple. Special mention to all the staff who made the holiday even better.
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  • Husky sledding was an incredible experience 12 February 2017 by Kirsty Edwards and Nicole Judd

    The husky sledding was an incredible experience because it was such a quiet way to travel through the wilderness and the dogs were lovely.

  • Loved every minute 08 February 2017 by Kay and Terrence Heffernan

    The holiday was awesome and we saw the Northern Lights so that was a bonus. Enjoyed the husky safari the best. It felt very real. The guides were very helpful and best of all very natural. The dogs are gorgeous! Loved every minute. The food was delicious. Every meal!

  • Magical experience 29 January 2017 by Graham and Lesley Norris

    We'd never done any sort of winter holiday before and we must say that we found the whole experience magical.

  • Overall a really great experience. 08 January 2017 by Starasha Jones and Scott Campbell

    I really enjoyed being able to land at the airport and everything was already planned out. I never had any issues with the accommodations, food, guides, or activities. I personally like cross country skiing, as I really enjoyed being out in the nature and being active. I really enjoyed getting to learn about the culture, reindeer activities food, and being able to book out the sauna instead of
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    having to share it with multiple people.
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  • Everything was brilliant 30 November 2016 by Roger and Kara

    Everything was brilliant. Most enjoyable activity? All of it! But especially the snowmobiling and husky sleds; Least enjoyable? Nothing!; Improvements: Hmm... not really

  • Everything was brilliant 30 November 2016 by Roger Walker & KaraTamir Mukerjee

    Everything was brilliant – especially the snowmobiling and husky sleds. Any improvements? Hmm... not really

  • Would recommend to anyone. 30 November 2016 by John and Margaret Inmonger

    Well organised trip both in the UK and in Finland. Our room was disappointing and rather tired and was not cleaned or made up every day as in a hotel. New accommodation is being built which may be better. The hotel staff are all welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly. All the excursions and activities were excellent and we saw the Aurora on 2 nights! Food courtesy of Gilles & Marco was one of
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    the highlights. We had a night in one of the Aurora Bubbles which was great though they would be a bit small to stay in for any longer and there were no wardrobes or mirrors. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would recommend it to anyone.
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  • Fantastic trip 24 March 2016 by Philippa & John Zucker

    This holiday actually exceeded our expectations. This is a fantastic trip provided you like a very active winter holiday.

  • Bucket List #1 - Checked! 14 March 2016 by Fred Wong

    Bucket List #1 - Checked! The trip had been the best vacation ever taken. The tour activities were well planned and fun to be a part of. Managed to see the Northern Lights for 3 nights in a row (solar activity was at its highest with kp-5 on most nights) and bonus of light drift snow. Snowmobile, husky ride, snow-shoeing, reindeer ride and Aurora chase were superb! No regrets at all staying in the
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    dark & cold nights in chase of the Lights and gathering around the camp fires with wonderful tour mates. Many thanks for the great vacation to the Aurora Zone and all in Muotkan Maja for the memorable experience.
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  • Everything went really well 02 March 2016 by Michael Best

    Everything went really well and there was a clear sky on the first night so we were able to see the Northern Lights. Looking back the activities were excellent and made up 99% of our memories, the lights were really just a very small part. You also need a clear sky, which is quite rare, so you need a lot of luck to see them. But in our minds, all the activities are the main thing. One thing which
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    exceeded our expectations was that the snowmobiling and husky safaris were much longer than we expected, which was great. They weren't just "round the block", they were proper treks of an hour or so each way. The accommodation and food were excellent, as was the thermal gear provided. Although it was -9C there was no wind, so no wind chill factor, so once you were wrapped up and warm you stayed warm.
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  • An excellent program of activities in a great wilderness location 14 February 2016 by Christine Greenough

    We had a fantastic holiday and overall found it very well organized, with smooth flights and transfers, good food and accommodation, an excellent program of activities in a great wilderness location. We enjoyed all the activities enormously and were extremely lucky to have a wonderful Aurora display on our third night.

  • Can't wait to go back 14 February 2016 by Tamsin Quantrell

    We loved every minute and can't wait to go back. Everything ran smoothly and everyone we met was friendly and helpful.

  • Excellent holiday all round 10 February 2016 by Judith Crowther

    Excellent holiday all round. The staff at Muotka were all brilliant and made us so welcome. We met some really nice people while we were there and enjoyed our adventures together. Difficult to pinpoint a favourite activity. The husky sledding was amazing. Loved being out in the wilderness and it's something we have never experienced before. The only slight negative for us was the transfer from
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    Rovaniemi rather than Ivalo which took a lot longer but didn't spoil the trip in any way. Appreciate on the day we flew the option of flying to Ivalo was not available. All in all though the whole experience was excellent and something neither of us has ever done before.
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  • Great holiday 19 January 2016 by Louise Murphy

    Great holiday from the booking of it to the holiday and activities in Finland. Great knowledge and always helpful on the phone. The staff at the hotel and the guides were all very friendly.

  • Absolutely fantastic experience! 19 January 2016 by Jamie Sunderland

    Absolutely fantastic experience! Could not have asked for anything better. Everything went smoothly, no problems at all with travel. BRILLIANT holiday. Excellently looked after throughout, absolutely nothing to worry or even think about at any point. All activities were excellent, the lodge is just perfect. Not 5 star service, but everything you need and a VERY friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The
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    Northern Lights aren't guaranteed, but on this trip everything possible is done to help you see them. A wonderful, wonderful experience.
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  • A holiday of a lifetime 21 December 2015 by Jane Thompson

    Most enjoyable: All of it. It was by far one of the most amazing holidays we have ever had; Just wish I was still there! We saw the Northern Lights four nights on the trot. The activities were so much fun and the guides were excellent and we made lovely new friends. Will definately go back.... A holiday of a lifetime.

  • Seeing the Lights from the Aurora Camp 21 December 2015 by Stuart Green

    Most enjoyable activity: Seeing the Lights from the Aurora Camp - why is pretty obvious! Huskies and snowmobiles and reindeer sledding also great fun.

  • We saw the Aurora Lights for five nights 12 December 2015 by Gillian Howe

    We were delighted that we saw the Aurora Lights for five nights in total, exceptionally well on three. The organisation and administration of the holiday were great. Muotka was smaller, more intimate, less sophisticated but somehow more attractive, and easy to enjoy between activities going for walks etc. Most enjoyable : Seeing the Aurora Lights (the bit that you can't guarantee!!),
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    Snowshoeing in the National Park at Muotka. Snowmobiling on the lake at Nellim. Husky dogs in a snow blizzard!
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  • Fantastic trip 15 March 2015 by Lesley Crosbie

    We have had the most marvellous few days at Muotka, it's remote and idyllic. The staff are superb hosts and always friendly and helpful. Food great, rooms and facilites excellent, I don't think there is much that could improve this place. The trips and activities were well organised and brilliant fun, we particularly enjoyed the dog sledding on Sunday. The guides were knowledgable and
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    alway punctual and we appreciated the time and effort put into talks given at Muotka and at the reindeer and husky farms. Just to add icing to the cake we were treated to two nights of glorious Northern Lights, it was truely magical.  Our only problem was a 7+ hours flight delay at Heathrow with Finnair, a missed connection and an overnighter in Helsinki. Aurora Zone were quickly on the case and had started our compensation claim with Finnair by the following day, informing us by letter personally delivered by Quincy the tour rep. We felt we were in really good hands. Kevin and Lesley
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  • The husky safari was by far the most enjoyable thing! 10 March 2015 by Louise Drury

    The husky safari was by far the most enjoyable thing! We had a brilliant sunny day, and setting off across the deserted landscape with not a cloud in the sky was just the most amazing experience. The dogs themselves were so friendly as well and just wanted to run!  I wouldn't say it was un-enjoyable, but I found the cross-country skiing hard work! It might just be because I had only slept
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    four hours that night because of the flight delay, and had not long done two hours of snowshoeing, but if I had to choose, it would be the skiing. In all honesty, I don't think there are any improvements to make. We had the seven hour delay at Heathrow, and you guys were onto Finnair and updating us with information more than the airline was! You also started enquiring about compensation before we'd even got home! So although there were problems which were out of your control, the way you guys handled them all was just amazing. Couldn't have asked for more.
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  • Pre-trip enquiries/assistance was excellent 06 March 2015 by Alexandra McLeod

    Pre-trip inquiries/assistance was excellent, prompt and informative. Information was thorough and easy to find/use. Organisation of flights/transfers etc was smooth. Accommodation was nice, comfortable, with friendly helpful staff at the accommodation and on the tours/activites. Activities were great, nice and small group sizes, and very fun/great experiences. One of the best trips I've ever been
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    on. Husky sled riding - incredible way to travel, beautiful scenery.
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  • Husky sledding - I love dogs and it was such a unique way to see Lapland, lots of fun steering the sled too! Loved it! 06 March 2015 by Alexandra Hunter

    I have quite a number of food intolerances and the lodge catered for me really well, with varied and tasty dishes. Husky sledding - I love dogs and it was such a unique way to see Lapland, lots of fun steering the sled too! Loved it!

  • Amazing holiday 23 February 2015 by Roberto Gyorky

    Absolutely incredible trip! We stayed for four nights and in this time we were lucky enough to see the beautiful Aurora Borealis every night. During our stay our activities included snowmobiling both during the day and at night, a trip to a reindeer farm, a husky safari, snowshoe walking and cross-country skiing. All of these activities were absolutely fantastic and I can’t begin to thank our
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    guides Viktor, Antti and Otto enough as they were incredibly friendly and great fun to be around. Maija was also very friendly and incredibly helpful throughout our stay. The accommodation was great, it was very clean and comfortable. We also upgraded to stay in the Aurora Bubble for one of the nights, which I would highly recommend as the views of the starry night are truly amazing. The food was also very nice, it had a very homely feel to it and there always more than you could possibly eat! Thanks to all those involved in making this a truly incredible experience and I would without a doubt recommend the trip to anyone.
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  • We had a great time 30 January 2015 by John Sumner

    We had a great time & loved the accommodation & activities. The staff & instructors were very helpful & knowledgeable. We both enjoyed the Husky Dog Sled trip - great fun - good guide - dogs adorable. I enjoyed driving Snow Mobiles (petrol head!). My wife loved cross-country skiing (fitness fanatic).

  • We saw the Northern Lights on the last night 30 January 2015 by Tricia Honour

    Most enjoyable was dog sledding. Always wanted to do it, it was awesome. Would go back again just to do dog sledding and snowmobiling AND we saw the Northern Lights on the last night.

  • Fantastic holiday 15 January 2015 by Andrew Sinclair

    (The) husky safari – gave a great sense of freedom. You felt like you were in control without actually having to have any skill. Dogs were adorable and the guide clearly loved what he did. Our four nights and the daily schedule seemed like the perfect amount of time and set of activities to really feel as though we'd experienced Lapland. Fantastic holiday, only marred by a wait at Helsinki on
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    the way back (but we'll get over that!). All staff and guides at the lodge were extremely helpful, friendly and enthusiastic. When we booked we mentioned that Fran had an intolerance of onion - we were amazed when not only the lodge staff but also third party staff on activities were aware of this and went to significant lengths to accommodate this.
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  • Ticked all boxes. Very good location, diverse activities, good and caring guides. Excellent food. 14 January 2015 by Antonio Pedro Malho Guedes

    Ticked all boxes. Very good location, diverse activities, good and caring guides. Excellent food.

  • This holiday, including accommodation, activities and lodge staff surpassed all expectations and suffice to say we had an awe-inspiring time! 02 January 2015 by Sally Rowe

    This holiday, including accommodation, activities and lodge staff surpassed all expectations and suffice to say we had an awe inspiring time! Every day was a wonderful, new experience that we will treasure forever!! The husky sledding was amazing! I also loved being able to have close contact with the dogs after the sledding. I absolutely loved all of it... can't fault any of it!  All the
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    staff from chefs, front of house, waitresses, guides etc were incredible! They created such a wonderful environment; relaxed but professional, scoring 10+ out of 10!
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  • Exceptional holiday 14 April 2014 by Richard Flower

    This was a wonderful holiday - we were delighted with it in every respect. The accommodation was warm and cosy, and the staff were helpful and friendly. Our guide was excellent and did a very good job adapting the day's agenda to suit us and the weather - this meant that we actually had longer than was originally scheduled for snowmobiling and skiing. The highlights for us were the husky sledding
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    and the Aurora expeditions - we were lucky enough to see the Aurora twice, and the second time was a fantastic display. We had booked an Aurora bubble for our last night and this was an unforgettable experience as we were able to watch the Aurora from within for hours - probably one of the best things we've ever done. Of course it is a matter of luck as to whether you will see the Aurora, but I would say that travelling later in the season, as we did, might give you a better chance of clear skies. This holiday is described as 'very active' - we are both reasonably fit, and I would say that you would have to have at least some level of fitness to handle the cross-country skiing, and have at least some balance to handle the huskies (but this isn't too hard), but we found that we had quite a lot of recovery time during the day so no-one who does at least some regular exercise should find the trip too hard. I would thoroughly recommend it.
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  • A fun adventure 16 February 2014 by Dipikaben Carter

    What a fun adventure - four absolutely packed days and all the activites we did were hugely enjoyable. The lodge was comfortable & the hospitality great. The guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all the activities. The coveralls and boots were brilliant and I'd thoroughly recommend using them as they kept you dry, warm and protected - I should know given the number of times I
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    fell over trying to do the cross-country skiing - so funny. We didn't get to see any Northern Lights due to the cloud cover which was a real pity but we went out there to enjoy what we found and we did that. The Northern Lights would have been the icing on the cake, maybe another time.
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