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VISITING: Finland BROCHURE CODE: 2917
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
Just 20 minutes outside of Lapland’s capital, the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge is a nature lover’s dream. With river rapids, shoreline forest and scenic surroundings, your Finnish escape doesn’t get much more authentic than this. Situated in prime Aurora territory, our local guides use their expertise to give you the best chance of seeing this phenomenal display during three dedicated activities. You’ll also take part in some amazing daytime experiences such as dog sledding and snowmobiling.

What's included?

All of the experiences and services listed below are included in the holiday price

  • Flights: return from London to Rovaniemi (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 in Stella House log cabin. Upgrade to Panorama Hut available for extra charge
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included: snowmobile safari into the Arctic Circle forest, snowmobile safari to search for the Northern Lights, evening snowshoe hike at the Arctic Circle wilderness, husky safari into Arctic Circle wilderness, reindeer safari to search for the Northern Lights. The order of activities is subject to change
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay

It may only be a short transfer away from the airport, but Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge is nestled in a pristine wilderness landscape.

Overlooking the river rapids and snowy forest, the setting is stunning and a world away from the city of Rovaniemi.  As night falls and the pitch-black skies appear overhead, you’ll see why this is one of the best Aurora viewing locations in the area.  Using our experience of creating dedicated Northern Lights holidays, we have an array of night-time activities planned to give you an unforgettable adventure, and the best possible chance of seeing the Northern Lights. From hunting by snowmobile and snowshoe to a reindeer sleigh ride under the night sky, our local experts will guide you to different lookout points to provide as many Aurora viewing opportunities as they can.

When it comes to Northern Lights activities, the lodge really excels, and so we are proud to offer our guests the chance to try the amazing Northern Lights flight as an optional extra during their stay. During the flight, you will climb above any clouds and will hopefully witness an Aurora display from an incredible vantage point.

After exploring the Arctic at night, you’ll need somewhere to lay your head. Choose from traditional Finnish log cabins or stylish Panorama Huts all nestled in the beautiful wintery landscape. Once you’re well rested, take the short walk to the restaurant area to fuel up with a healthy serving of buffet-style Lappish food with a modern touch.

After a hearty breakfast, we, of course, want to make the most of the daylight hours here too, which is why we include many different daytime activities too. You’ll see even more of the natural surroundings during an exciting snowmobile safari, then let a team of huskies take you on a dog sledding adventure. There’s plenty of time to relax too. Unwind as the locals do in the large riverside sauna or take in the beauty of the Arctic with a dip in the hot tub.

The Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the enchanting Arctic and hunt for the Aurora. With a short transfer time, and with an itinerary full of activities, you waste no time in making the most out of your winter holiday.


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Key facts

Duration:4 nights
Pace:Balanced
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  • Upon arrival at Rovaniemi Airport, your 20-minute transfer (approximate timing) means you can get your Arctic Circle adventure underway.

    Once you’ve checked into your accommodation, in either the Panorama Huts or more traditional Finnish style cabins, you can enjoy your buffet-style three-course dinner in the restaurant, just a short walk away. We’ll also provide you with warm clothes for the duration of your stay.

    Please note that lunches are not included in your itinerary, however, you can choose to upgrade to full board prior to departure, or you can pre-order and pay locally, but you must do this upon arrival.

  • After you have filled up on breakfast, it’s time for you to experience your Arctic surroundings on a thrilling snowmobile ride. We’ll make several stops, so you can admire the nature around you and really take in the beauty of the area. The trip lasts approximately two hours and you must be over 18 years old and hold a full driving license to drive a snowmobile. Two people will share a snowmobile, or you can arrange for your own at an extra charge. Children can travel in a sledge pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. The riding time is approximately one and a half hours.

    We recommend you have an early dinner in the hotel before you head back out on your snowmobile, this time to discover the magic of the Arctic at night. During the trip, you’ll stop off to warm up by a campfire and enjoy a picnic where hopefully, you’ll be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. Either way, make sure you bring your tripod and camera to take some great night-time photographs. Again, children can come along as they travel in a sledge pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. The riding time is approximately one and a half hours and you will ride two people per snowmobile.

  • After breakfast, you have a free day to explore as you please. The ‘Personalise’ tab will help you choose an experience to really make the most of your time here.

    Once you’ve had dinner, we’ll be ready to take you on a 20-minute transfer further into the wilderness where you’ll strap on your snowshoes and search for the Northern Lights on a nature-focussed hike. There will also be an open fire with drinks and snacks to keep you warm.

  • After breakfast, it’s time to meet the eagerly-waiting pack of huskies ready to take you on a dog sledding adventure across the Arctic landscape. During this trip, you’ll also have hot drinks and snacks and there will be plenty of time to take pictures and pet your amazing team of dogs.  You will travel two people per team, one riding in the sled and the other taking the controls.

    This evening it’s time to head out into the night once more for another Northern Lights hunt, this time during a peaceful reindeer-pulled sleigh ride. You’ll be transferred to a nearby reindeer farm where you’ll not only enjoy the nature around you during your sleigh ride, but you’ll also have time to feed the reindeers, meet the herders and hear their stories. The whole trip including transfers lasts approximately 3-4 hours.

  • After breakfast, unfortunately, it’s time for your Arctic Circle adventure to end as we transfer you to the airport. If you have an early flight, we’ll box up breakfast to take with you.

Included in price

Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge

Nights: 1-4

Overlooking the rapids of River Raudanjoki, the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge offers a variety of amazing accommodation options at its peaceful riverside setting. Only a short transfer from Rovaniemi airport, the resort is hidden amongst the forest with fantastic views of the river and out to the wilderness beyond. A perfect spot for Aurora hunting in the Arctic Circle.

With rustic wooden beam interiors and the gentle glow and warmth from a crackling fire, the cosy atmosphere in the main hotel building is immediately welcoming and the feeling continues throughout the accommodation which is only a short walk away.

There are several room types available, with some based in large log cabins, each with a traditional design and others based in semi-detached riverside cabins. There are also the detached Panorama Huts, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the beautiful surroundings. Please contact us for a quotation.

Hotel Facilities

  • Main lodge with cosy communal room and a large stone fireplace in the dining room, adding a warming glow to meal times. A former lumberjack’s lodge, the wooden walls are decorated with various tools of the trade
  • WiFi is available in all room types and in the main hotel building. Please note that this can, of course, be disturbed by unpredictable weather and heavy snowfall
  • The riverside hot tub and sauna offer relaxation with stunning, idyllic views of the rapids. These are bookable for an extra charge, based on private use. You can book these in advance, or locally
  • Delicious buffet meals of fresh, local produce are provided in the main restaurant, with daily menu changes. Lunch is not included during your time here, however, this can be booked in advance if you wish, or you can arrange it locally, as long as you pre-order the night before
  • The main lodge has a small bar area, where you can purchase a range of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks
  • Stunning riverside views on your doorstep due to the hotel’s setting next to River Raudanjoki

Stella House

Merely 100m from the main hotel building lies Stella House. This large log cabin has an interior inspired by traditional Finnish heritage, primarily lumberjack workers living and working in the forest and amongst the wilderness. This is clear from the cabin’s décor, as both the exterior and interior are lined with rustic logs, and the comforting smell of wood greets you as soon as you step through the door.

The house is made up of five bedrooms, all with private, ensuite bathrooms. Every room has three beds – two in the loft (accessible by steep stairs), and one on the bottom floor.

Bedrooms lead onto a communal lounge area, which is shared with guests staying in the other rooms in the cabin. The large, homely sofas and armchairs make this space perfect for an evening of reading and relaxing after a busy day out in the snow. The lounge also has a television and a mini-kitchen.

The entrance to the cabin has a small terrace for admiring the views (and maybe even the Northern Lights!) and all of the windows look out onto the snow-tipped pine trees of the forest.


Other options

Panorama Huts

The Panorama Huts are placed in the heart of nature, with a floor-to-ceiling window that makes you feel as though you are in the middle of the snow-drenched forest landscape while still being toasty warm.

The cabins showcase a modern, slick style, whilst blending in with the lodge’s natural surroundings.

Each cabin has two twin beds or one queen bed, which have been placed beside the window so that you can wake to views of the amazing forest. You never know, you may even have the chance to witness the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed. There is space for a third bed should your group require it. On top of all of this, the cabins are complete with a private shower room and a kitchenette.

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Northern Lights Photography

From £202pp

We not only want to give you the best possible chance of seeing the Northern Lights with your own eyes, but we also want to help you capture them on camera too. Night-time photography can be a little tricky which is why we have an expert photographer on hand to help you with your camera settings. Locations are chosen based on the best weather conditions and our guides use their local knowledge to find the best photographic spots and you will travel by minivan in search of the Aurora. Guests will need to bring their own DSLR camera.

INCLUDED: Return transfers, all described activities, hot drinks and snacks, walking/snowshoe trip to reach perfect location, use of thermal clothing, guidance in English but other languages available on request

DURATION: 4-5 hours

AVAILABLE: 20:00 – 01:00 from 01.12.2018 to 18.03.2019 or 22:00 – 03:00 from 19.03.2019 to 15.04.2019. Please note, starting time is subject to change.

Min 12 years old. Minimum of two persons paying a full price.


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Other options

Activities

Ice fishing

From: £113pp

Get an insight into Lappish culture by trying your hand at ice fishing. You’ll be taken by car to one of the many frozen lakes or ponds in the area where you’ll then learn how to ice fish. You’ll keep warm with sausages and hot drinks by the campfire as you wait in the tranquil surroundings for your catch of the day.

Duration: 3 Hours

Available: 11.00-14.00 from 01.12.2018 – 31.03.2019


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Northern Lights flight

From: £376pp

Cloud cover can sometimes obscure the Northern Lights when hunting at ground level and this incredible and innovative activity is the perfect solution. The Northern Lights Flight is an amazing opportunity for you to get above the clouds, meaning that if the solar activity levels are favourable, you should get the most incredible views of the Aurora Borealis. You will fly aboard a small, private jet, which has a maximum capacity of seven passengers.

INCLUDED: Return transfers, flight

DURATION: 2-2.5 hours, with approximately 1 hour of flight time

AVAILABLE: 20:30 – 21:30 from 1.12.2018 to 31.3.2019 Please note, starting time is subject to change.

Not recommended for children under 4 years old.


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Reindeer safari through the forest

From: £125pp

You’ll travel to a nearby reindeer farm just outside of Rovaniemi where you’ll meet real reindeer herders who will tell you all about their way of life. The main event, however, will be riding along a 3.5km trail through the forest in a reindeer-pulled sleigh. You’ll also have time to feed the animals with their favourite food.

DURATION: 2.5 hours

AVAILABLE: 14.00-16.30 from 1.12.2018 – 31.03.2019


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Snowshoeing

From: £75pp

Snowshoes help you walk across the thick snow with ease, giving you access to some incredible trails. You’ll be transferred 20 minutes out into the wilderness where you’ll easily get to grips using your snowshoes. Here, you’ll walk among the snowy forest and take in the full beauty of your surroundings. 

DURATION: 2.5 hours

AVAILABLE: 12-00 – 14.30 from 1.12.2018 – 31.03.2019


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Visit to the frozen waterfalls

From: £212pp

There’s nothing quite like a waterfall frozen in time by winter’s cold temperatures. This trip takes you up close to some of the most dramatic waterfalls in the area on a 5km walk. Take pictures of these huge ice formations before having a picnic by an open fire.

INCLUDED: return transfers, picnic lunch, English speaking guide (other languages available on request)

DURATION: 5 hours

AVAILABLE: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00 – 14:30 from 1.12.2018 to 15.04.2019 (start times may be subject to change)

Child 4-14 years old. Minimum of two persons paying a full price. 


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Snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm and Santa Claus Village

From: £179pp

You’ll head out on an exciting snowmobile ride to explore the landscape around you. Taking to the forest trails, you can admire the winter wonderland and see some amazing views along the way. After this thrilling ride, you’ll head to a local reindeer farm where you’ll have a short sleigh ride. Hot drinks and snacks will be served in a traditional Finnish Kota, along with a presentation on the many myths and legends of the Arctic Circle.

Following this, you’ll have lunch at the Santa Claus Village where you’ll also have free time to explore this magical village and even meet the man in red himself.

The trip lasts approximately 6 hours and the riding time on the snowmobile is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. You must be over 18 years old and hold a full driving license to drive a snowmobile. Two people will share a snowmobile or you can arrange for your own at an extra charge. Children can take part in this activity as they will travel in the sledge pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. You’ll also be awarded the International Reindeer Driver’s Licence and the Arctic Circle Crossing Certificate.

DURATION: 6 hours

AVAILABLE: 09.00-15.00 from 1.12.2018 – 31.03.2019


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Little Extras

Hot tub

Unwind even further and soak in your surroundings in the Hot Tub with spectacular views of the natural landscape.

Contact us for a quotation.

Duration: 1-3 Hours


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Sauna

Saunas are a Finnish tradition where locals go to unwind with friends and family. You can have your own relaxing experience in the large riverside sauna.

The sauna is usually for 1-6 people but you can also reserve for larger groups (supplements will apply).

Contact us for a quotation.

Duration: 45 minutes 


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Price based on 2 adults (13+) sharing a Stella room (en-suite with shared lounge area)

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Wed 12 Dec 2018
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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 to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 people; maximum 30 people (approximately)

GROUP SIZE

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

MINIMUM NUMBERS REQUIRED FOR A HOLIDAY TO OPERATE

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities is always subject to change and guests will be provided with their final itinerary upon arrival.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation.

Medical History and advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

PREGNANCY

If you are pregnant at the time of booking your holiday or you discover you are pregnant prior to your departure, firstly – congratulations! Secondly – please tell us as soon as possible. This situation does arise, and we are able to advise you both from our own first-hand experience and from discussing this at length with our expert local partners who have experience in this area. The more notice you can give us the better, in order to suggest any adaptions to the itinerary you have booked which will reduce the risk to both mother and baby. Please contact our customer service team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

INSURANCE

Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

Reduced Mobility

If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our travel experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.

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 level 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

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern. In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time.

You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

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.

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

FLIGHT SCHEDULE CHANGES AND CONNECTING TRANSPORTATION

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

BOOKING YOUR OWN FLIGHTS - CANCELLATION DISCLAIMER 

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ADVICE

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/                                                    New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/                                                  Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/                                                                                                      The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 4 years old, however, for some activities and transfers, you may be joined by other guests and this may include some of a younger age than stated. Any younger participants will be fully supervised and the guides will ensure that their participation takes place only if the activities will be unaffected.

Very few hotels have a minimum age and there may be families staying at them with younger children, especially during the holiday periods. We do have some itineraries and destinations which are guaranteed to be adult-only, so if this is important to you please speak to one of our Travel Experts.

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

CANCELLATION TERMS

Please note that the following cancellation terms supersede those listed in our standard booking conditions:

 - More than 63 days prior to departure - Loss of deposit (including the full cost of flights or other services where paid at the time of booking)

- 63 to 43 days prior to departure - 40%

- 42 to 33 days prior to departure - 60%

- 32 or less days 100%

- Exception: please note that any December bookings are non-refundable and subject to 100% cancellation charges upon booking



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