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VISITING: Finland BROCHURE CODE: 2209
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
This half-term holiday offers three exceptional Aurora activities where you hunt the lights on foot, by sleigh and by minibus, all in the company of expert guides. During the day, you can encounter reindeer, try thrilling snowmobile and husky safaris, and snowshoe and cross-country ski through the area. What’s more, you can choose between hotel rooms and winter cottage accommodation.

What's included?

The activities and services listed below are all included in the holiday price

  • Flights: return direct flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä. Regional and non-UK departures on request. Flight routeings subject to change
  • Transfers: return transfers from Kittilä to Torassieppi; transfers to and from activities
  • Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation in en-suite double/twin hotel room or winter cottage (upgrade supplement applies)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: cross-country skiing, Aurora workshop and campfire, 30km snowmobile safari and ice fishing, Aurora hunt by minibus, Northern Lights sleigh ride, 17km husky safari, Lappish Foodie experience, Pallas-Ylläs National Park snowshoe, Jeris Spa, reindeer farm visit and Ice Restaurant lunch (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Services of our expert local guide and representatives
  • Aurora alert mobile app until approximately 1 am

Take in the delights of Lapland during the half-term holidays and choose between a hotel room or winter cottage accommodation. This seven-night holiday showcases this stunning region and allows you to take part in dog sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and many more wonderful experiences. You will enjoy cultural encounters and delight in your surroundings, deep in the Aurora Zone.

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The Northern Lights activities which we include in the holiday will give you an excellent chance of witnessing an Aurora display. You will enjoy an Aurora stake-out around a campfire, a snowmobile-pulled sleigh ride in search of the lights and a dedicated hunt via minibus with an expert guide.

An Aurora alert is also provided for the duration of your stay in order to aid your search.

This Northern Lights holiday is full of wonderful experiences on top of the array of activities. Guests will meet a traditional reindeer herder and their animals before a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride through this winter wonderland. There will be a visit to a winter village to marvel at its sculptures and snow and ice architecture, in addition to having lunch in its restaurant of ice.

The accommodation on offer at Torassieppi includes both hotel rooms and winter cottages so you can choose your ideal base for your half-term hideaway. There’s also the chance for you to spend the night in one of the magnificent Aurora Domes which overlook the frozen lake and offer wonderful views of the night sky.

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Key facts

Duration:7 nights
Pace:Active
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  • Landing at Rovaniemi Airport, you will be met on arrival and transferred to Torassieppi. There will be time to check in and receive your cold weather clothing and Aurora alert - yours for the duration of the holiday - before dinner at the on-site restaurant and a good night’s sleep in either your hotel room or cottage accommodation.

    Included Meals:  Dinner
  • Today you will enjoy your first breakfast at Torassieppi before heading off for a morning of cross-country skiing - a traditional Nordic pastime. You will receive full instructions on the art before being guided around Ylläs–Pallas National Park, exploring and showing off your skills on its pristine trails. A filling lunch will be waiting for you back at Torassieppi.

    An expert-led evening workshop on the Northern Lights will have you fully acquainted with their science and mythology this afternoon and dinner will follow.

    This evening you will be guided to a local Aurora viewpoint where you can keep watch on the skies around a campfire. With luck, the Northern Lights will make an appearance!

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • After breakfast, you will be treated to a series of cultural experiences. Snowmobiling is a popular form of transport in Lapland and an incredible way to spend time out in the snow. Having received full instructions on how to safely operate the vehicles, your guide will take you on a scenic 30-kilometre safari.

    Along the way, you will stop for a spot of ice-fishing, one of the most popular Nordic pastimes. Your guide will help you drill through the ice and set up, teaching you the best techniques as you go. The thrill of making a catch is quite something – even if luck is against you, the experience of sitting in the peace and quiet of the wilderness is thoroughly enjoyable. A picnic lunch will be had in the outdoors.

    To top off the day, an Aurora guide will lead you on a hunt for the lights tonight. You will travel in a heated minibus in search of a display and your guide will use their knowledge alongside the latest forecasts to help maximise your chance of witnessing the Northern Lights.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Having had breakfast, you will have a free day to make the most of the surroundings at your own pace. Free use of the snow equipment is included today, as are lunch and dinner.

    This evening, there will be a calm Northern Lights sleigh ride transporting you over immaculate snowy routes under open skies, all free from light pollution. Sit back and take in the Aurora display as your guide’s snowmobile pulls your sled along.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Following breakfast, you will be taken to a nearby husky centre. These highly enthusiastic creatures quickly form a close bond with one and all and are central to many people’s experiences in Lapland.

    A tour of the kennels will take you behind the scenes before you help harness the dogs and learn how to control a sled. You will then be off on a 17km safari through the incredible wilderness surrounding Torassieppi, travelling two people per sled. Your afternoon will be free to spend as you wish; lunch will be served in Torassieppi’s restaurant.

    Following breakfast, a unique cultural experience awaits as you venture to a traditional kota and help to prepare a delicious Lappish feast over a campfire. The dishes will be served as a three-course meal, whilst you enjoy the cosy atmosphere and the peaceful surroundings.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Fuelling up at breakfast, you will be fully prepared for the morning’s three-to-four-hour snowshoe walk through the Pallas-Ylläs National Park, just around the corner from Torassieppi. It’s a land of unspoilt fells and forests with glistening snowy spaces. Exploring on foot, you will connect with it all; better still, a guide will get you acquainted with the hidden secrets of its fauna and flora. Warm drinks will be served around a campfire.

    You will then be transferred to Jeris, one of Torassieppi’s sister hotels. Here, you can tuck into a taste of Lapland with lunch. The afternoon will then be yours to make the most of its well-being facilities: a typical Finnish smoke sauna, Jacuzzi, and relaxing spa pool. Those of a more daring disposition (and in good health) can also try ice-swimming.

    Returning refreshed to Torassieppi, you will enjoy dinner in the restaurant before turning in for the night.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Breakfast leads into a culture experience at Torassieppi’s renowned reindeer farm, which dates back to 1847. You can look around its small museum to learn about the site’s history and also see how the reindeer continue to be raised, maintaining a hallowed local industry. You will also enjoy a 3km safari with a reindeer pulling your sleigh.

    Next on the agenda is the chance to look around the incredible Torassieppi Winter Village, creatively constructed from ice and snow and filled with extraordinary frozen décor. Lunch will be served in its Ice Restaurant – not something you can experience back home!

    Tonight, you will enjoy a farewell meal, with a spread of Finnish delicacies in a kota, or traditional Sámi tent. It’s a heart-warming and hearty way to end your stay.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • With a wealth of experiences under your belt, you will return your cold weather clothing and be transferred to Rovaniemi Airport for your flight home.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm

Nights: 1-7

Located on the edge of Lake Torasjarvi,  and bordering the Pallas Ylläs National Park, Torassieppi Reindeer Farm is situated in one of the most picturesque wilderness areas in Finland.

The farm building dates back to 1847 making it one of the oldest in the area.  Today it has been lovingly renovated and accommodation has been added nearby so that guests can stay in this spectacular spot.

Torassieppi Reindeer Farm is also listed by National Geographic Travel as one of the places to visit in 2017.

Here they offer guests a choice of accommodation, in winter cottage rooms or in detached winter cottages.

Facilities

  • Torassieppi has a central restaurant and reception building which is a short walk from the rooms and winter cottages.  A roaring fire accompanies the evening meals which include as much local produce as possible Typically they are served in a buffet format and include traditional Finnish ingredients such as reindeer (of course dietary requirements are also catered for).
  • There is no bar but alcohol can be purchased from the restaurant so it can be enjoyed with your evening meal.
  • The reception building also has a small gift shop area which sells a variety of local crafts, including reindeer hides and traditional carved Kuksa cups.
  • There are two lakeside saunas at Torassieppi which are both heated in the evenings for guests to use. Separate facilities are provided for both men and women.
  • There is free Wi-Fi in the main restaurant building.
  • During the winter months, the nearby Torassieppi Winter Village is carved out of snow and you can personalise your stay by adding an overnight in one of the amazing snow igloos. You may also choose to add a night of Arctic glamping in one of the famous Aurora Domes, which are only a short walk away from the main building and available all year round. Please see our personalise section for further details of both options.
  • A perfect spot to search for the Aurora, there are also a few wooden benches on the edge of the frozen lake, which are ideal for enjoying the expansive wilderness and hopefully a Northern Lights display or two

Room types

DOUBLE/TWIN ROOMS: Torassieppi has only eight rooms which are located a short walk from the main building. There are two rooms to each small cabin building. Each room is completely independent with their own en-suite bathroom and entrance but some rooms can be interconnecting at the guest's request. The rooms can be made up as either twin or double bedded rooms and are really cosy with all the facilities you will need to enjoy your stay including tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers.


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Other options

Torassieppi Winter Cottages

Supplements from: £150pp

Torassieppi offers 8 detached winter cottages to which you can upgrade. The cottages are ideal for those who want more space or for larger groups of people. Located close to the main restaurant, they are only a short walk away through the snow-laden trees and close to the frozen lake beyond.

The smaller cottages contain a fireplace, living room area, toilet, shower, hairdryer and kitchenette. There are two bedrooms, one with twin beds and another with three beds (including a set of bunk beds). These can accommodate two to five people, we feel they are ideal for 3 or 4 adults.

Torassieppi also has some larger cottages and these have their own sauna in addition to the fireplaces. The larger cottages offer a living room area, toilet, shower, hairdryer and kitchenette with a kettle. They have two bedrooms which have twin beds and a sleeping alcove with bunk beds. Whilst they can sleep up to 6 people, we feel that they are most suited to 4 or 5 adults.

Please contact our Travel Experts for a quotation if you would like to upgrade to a winter cottage.


Special Nights

Stay in an Aurora Dome

From: £142pp

The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at both Torassieppi and Jeris, a location just a short transfer away, and offer a unique experience for overnight guests. These dome-shaped tents are filled with cosy features and are simple in style, with fantastic views looking out to the frozen lake beyond. The domes have been designed so that one wall is see through and therefore provides views of the night sky and, with luck, the Northern Lights.

The domes are equipped with a double bed and a wood burning stove, as well as an electric heater. Although the stove and heater will keep the dome in a warm state, we do recommend keeping additional layers to hand, in case you find yourself in need of extra warmth should the fire burn out. The toilet, shower and sauna facilities are located a short walk away (50-100m, approximately).

Clients may be allocated to either destination on arrival. Any required transfers and breakfast are included. For December dates at Torassieppi, you will have dinner at your hotel, prior to transferring to your dome at approximately 8:30/9pm; from early January onwards, you will check-in at approximately 4 pm and have dinner at Torassieppi. If you are staying at an Aurora Dome in Jeris, check-in is approximately 4 pm throughout the season and you will have dinner at Jeris as well.

At both locations, you will check-out after breakfast.

Please note: the price shown is based on your spending a night (excluding the first or final night) of your stay in a dome and keeping your hotel room or cottage. 


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Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

From: £84pp

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

Your bed may be made of snow and ice, but the thick sleeping bag and mattress will ensure a warm night.

Any required transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast are all included. You will enjoy your evening meal at your hotel prior to transferring to your snow igloo room in the evening at approximately 8:30/9pm. The toilet and sauna facilities are approximately 200 metres' walk away. You will check out after breakfast

Available: Monday to Sunday at 8.30/9pm

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.

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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Stay in an Aurora Dome

From £142pp

The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at both Torassieppi and Jeris, a location just a short transfer away, and offer a unique experience for overnight guests. These dome-shaped tents are filled with cosy features and are simple in style, with fantastic views looking out to the frozen lake beyond. The domes have been designed so that one wall is see through and therefore provides views of the night sky and, with luck, the Northern Lights.

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The domes are equipped with a double bed and a wood burning stove, as well as an electric heater. Although the stove and heater will keep the dome in a warm state, we do recommend keeping additional layers to hand, in case you find yourself in need of extra warmth should the fire burn out. The toilet, shower and sauna facilities are located a short walk away (50-100m, approximately).

Clients may be allocated to either destination on arrival. Any required transfers and breakfast are included. For December dates at Torassieppi, you will have dinner at your hotel, prior to transferring to your dome at approximately 8:30/9pm; from early January onwards, you will check-in at approximately 4 pm and have dinner at Torassieppi. If you are staying at an Aurora Dome in Jeris, check-in is approximately 4 pm throughout the season and you will have dinner at Jeris as well.

At both locations, you will check-out after breakfast.

Please note: the price shown is based on your spending a night (excluding the first or final night) of your stay in a dome and keeping your hotel room or cottage. 


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

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Special Nights

Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

From: £84pp

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

Read more about this activity

Your bed may be made of snow and ice, but the thick sleeping bag and mattress will ensure a warm night.

Any required transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast are all included. You will enjoy your evening meal at your hotel prior to transferring to your snow igloo room in the evening at approximately 8:30/9pm. The toilet and sauna facilities are approximately 200 metres' walk away. You will check out after breakfast

Available: Monday to Sunday at 8.30/9pm

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.

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.


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen, Matt Robinson

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Dates
Sun 17 Feb 2019
to Sun 24 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,095

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.

Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

To secure your holiday for next season, you can make a pre-sale booking and fix the price of your trip at the pre-sale price displayed below. Simply by paying an initial deposit of £50pp, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain preliminary and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed, you will then have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. A further deposit payment of £350pp is due by 01 April 2019 or at the time of us confirming the trip details to you, whichever is sooner. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your full deposit payment. We reserve the right to charge supplements where there are significant changes to an itinerary or increases in flight costs. Any non-package rates remain subject to change.

Dates
Sun 16 Feb 2020
to Sun 23 Feb 2020
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Adults£ 2,455

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Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum group size 16 people; maximum 22

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.

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 12 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.

Traveller Reviews

I don't think there was anything we didn't enjoy. 19 February 2018 by Carl and Kim Baiden

The remoteness, small size and the fantastic staff make a visit to Torassieppi very special. This is the first time we have ever been back to the same place twice and it was just as special the second time! It's a truly magical place where you can relax and have fun. The staff really make it and they were brilliant. We've already made special mention of Kristiina but Nico, Sonya, Carly and
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everyone else were delightful. No hesitation in recommending Torasieppi and, who knows, we may do a 3rd trip!
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A really fantastic holiday! 12 February 2017 by Louise & Stephen Harrison

All staff and guides at Torassieppi were excellent - friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and very good spoken English. And the range and balance of activities were just right. Buffet style eating was a really good thing and the food was tasty. Really couldn't fault anything, we had such a good holiday. We saw the Northern Lights at least 5 times during the week, sometimes spectacularly, and also
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amazing polar stratospheric clouds (which we'd never even heard of before, but which were unbelievably beautiful) and lots of stars. But there were enough activities going on during the week, and a great bunch of people, so that we would still have had a really good time even if we hadn't been lucky enough to get some clear skies and see these amazing lights.
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A holiday to treasure 12 February 2017 by Deborah Littley and friends!

We had a wonderful holiday at Torrassieppi. I can't thank you all enough. The setting by the lake was perfect as was the accommodation and all our activities. We were a large party, on holiday to celebrate my birthday and our experience far exceeded all our expectations. It was truly amazing. I cried on the mini bus going home because I didn't want the holiday to end. All the staff were excellent
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and we felt totally spoilt. We enjoyed all the activities and I am saving up my pennies to come back to do the husky safari as soon as possible. What a wonderful place. Thank you all so much. A holiday to treasure.
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It doesn't get much better 13 February 2016 by Lesley Porter

Our trip to Finland last week was everything we hoped it would be and more. Your staff were superb and deserve a big pat on the back. The activities were excellent and so well delivered. Best of all the Aurora was spectacular for us. I thought you might like to see this picture which was the view outside our bedroom window, it doesn't get much better.

An unforgettable holiday 13 February 2016 by John Ravenscroft

Seeing the Northern Lights was amazing and the prime reason for booking however we really enjoyed the activities with the husky safari being our favourite. An unforgettable holiday.

Torassieppi - Half Term Aurora Hideaway 13 February 2016 by Karen Scott

Brilliant holiday, highly recommend it to anyone.

Torassieppi - Half Term Aurora Holiday 13 February 2016 by Claire Creffield

Husky sledding was everything that the image and mythology of it suggested it would be. And the level of skill/control that we had to contribute was just enough to make it rewarding but not so much that it became daunting. Crucially, the animals were very clearly properly cared for and enjoying themselves. Reindeer safari was also lovely.

Torassieppi - Half Term Aurora Hideaway 13 February 2016 by Nicola Jones

The husky ride was the best activity we enjoyed being in control of our own sleigh and the scenery was magical.

The holiday overall was a fantastic break 13 February 2016 by Paul Bradbury

The local guides were excellent - they went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. The holiday overall was a fantastic break, and the fact the Northern Lights appeared for two nights made it very special.



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