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Metsähirvas – Authentic Finnish Retreat

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Experience the ultimate winter adventure with a three-night holiday at Hotelli Metsähirvas. Nestled in the heart of Lapland’s stunning wilderness, the hotel offers a cosy retreat for your snowy escapades. Upon arrival, settle into your comfortable accommodation and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of Finnish culture, setting the stage for an unforgettable trip.
Your itinerary begins with an exhilarating Aurora Hunt by car or minibus, chasing the ethereal lights across the vast landscapes with the help of seasoned guides. You'll also take to the trails with a Snowshoeing adventure, immersing yourself in the tranquillity of the winter woods.
 
This package includes an Aurora Snowmobiling tour, where you'll glide across the snowy landscape under the mesmerising Northern Lights. Feel the thrill of the ride as you explore the serene beauty of Lapland's night sky, with a guide ensuring your safety and sharing local insights along the way.
 
And finally, you'll have the chance to experience life as a musher on a Husky Safari, allowing you to discover first-hand the traditional method of Arctic transportation as you guide your own sled team through the snow-covered forests. With each activity, you'll create lasting memories and deepen your connection to this magical corner of the world.

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Itinerary
The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only. Your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which will be emailed to you around a week prior to departure), or upon arrival.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Rovaniemi Airport, your driver will take you to the hotel where you can check in and get settled into your cosy room before an evening meal in Restaurant Saihu. After dinner, you will be taken to prime locations, offering excellent opportunities to view the Northern Lights. You will also visit a suspension bridge spanning a rushing river that remains in motion despite the -30°C temperatures and snow. If you’re lucky, you might witness the mesmerising Northern Lights alongside the ever-flowing river while enjoying sausages and warm berry juice around a cosy fire. It’s a perfect way to end the day surrounded by Arctic beauty. Return transportation is included.
 
Included meals: Dinner
[RVN] Rovaniemi Airport, Finland To Hotelli Metsähirvas
Airport Transfer
Duration
00:00
Hotelli Metsähirvas - Check In
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll venture out into the wintry forest scenery where snow blankets the landscape and frost-kissed trees shimmer in the light. A morning of snowshoeing awaits! Your guide will lead you through the pristine trails and share with you their knowledge of the local nature and wildlife. Take a seat by the open fire with a mug of warm berry juice and campfire treats as your guide explains the basics of how to survive life in challenging Arctic conditions.
 
Back at the hotel, you can enjoy a buffet lunch and take some time to relax. Curl up with a good book or visit the hotel’s sauna.
 
Prepare for an evening of adventure as you search for the Northern Lights whilst driving your own snowmobile. Your expert guide will deliver a safety briefing and instructions of how to drive your snowmobile before setting out through the forests and over the magical frozen river. Once everyone is confident how to navigate their vehicle, you will drive 30km into the darkness to escape the city’s light pollution. Along the way, there will be opportunities to stop and take photos (hopefully of a spectacular Aurora display!) The excursion will last approximately 4 hours.
 
Please note, you will travel two per snowmobile with the option to swap drivers however, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile. If you wish to drive solo, please speak with our Travel Experts as a supplement will be incurred.
 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotelli Metsähirvas - Stay
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Huskies are synonymous with Lapland and today, you’ll get to meet your very own team of dogs. For centuries, dog sleds have been a reliable method of transportation in the Arctic, used by hunters, fishermen, and later by the post office, police, and border guards in tough conditions. Before setting off, your guide will teach you how to steer the sled. On this exciting adventure, you’ll drive your own husky sled through untouched forests. Finnish treats and heartwarming stories about the endearing huskies by the open fire will make your day even more delightful. After meeting the huskies, you’ll understand why they’re among the most beloved animals of the north! Including transfers, the trip will last approximately 3.5 hours and will take place in either the morning or the afternoon leaving you free time throughout the day to spend as you please.
 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotelli Metsähirvas - Stay
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Today, your Finnish getaway sadly comes to an end. We hope you’ve had a wonderful time embracing all this beautiful location has to offer and experiencing a real taste for Arctic life. Following breakfast, you will transfer to Rovaniemi Airport for your return flight home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Hotelli Metsähirvas To [RVN] Rovaniemi Airport, Finland
Airport Transfer
Duration
00:00
Hotelli Metsähirvas - Check Out
Address : Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

What's included?

  • Return transfers to Rovaniemi Airport
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard en-suite double room within Hotel Metsähirvas
  • Full Board Meals
  • Aurora Snowmobiling
  • Husky Safari
  • Aurora Hunt by Car or Minibus
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cold weather clothing is provided for the duration of your stay including down jackets, trousers, and winter boots
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities

Excluded

  • Flights are not included – please speak to our Travel Experts for a quote if you wish to include these

Accommodation

Hotelli Metsähirvas
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Hotelli Metsähirvas brick building was completed in 1931 and was home to the old forest ranger’s school. It is one of the few buildings that survived the war in Rovaniemi. In 2018, construction of the hotel began and opened its doors to guests in December of that year. The building’s history and ecology has been preserved and celebrated throughout the hotel exemplified by the artwork displayed in the corridors.
 
Rooms here are peaceful and tastefully decorated. Some boast views towards the river and all feature a flat screen TV, complimentary wi-fi, en-suite bathroom, a kettle and mini fridge.
 
Facilities
  • Restaurant Saihu and Lounge Bar: Enjoy a wide variety of local and international dishes including deer from the local hunting club, berries foraged by the staff and homemade spruce tree syrup
  • Sauna and Spa: Experience the authentic Finnish sauna, a must-try during your stay. The spa area may also offer additional wellness treatments.
  • Lounge and Common Areas: Relax in the cosy lounge areas, where you can socialise with other guests or simply enjoy some quiet time.
  • Laundry Services: Laundry facilities or services are available to help you keep your clothing clean during your stay.
  • 24-Hour Reception: A round-the-clock reception desk ensures you receive support and assistance at any time.

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Price is based on 2 persons travelling
 
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Payment and Cancellation Terms
 
Please note that the following cancellation terms supersede those mentioned in section 7 of our general booking terms and conditions:

– Up to balance due date (this is normally 16 weeks prior to departure however some holidays differ. If this applies to your holiday you will be advised at the time of booking) – Loss of deposit (including the full cost of flights or other services where paid at the time of booking)
– Between balance due date and 92 days prior to departure – 50%
– 91 to 24 days prior to departure – 75%
– 23 or less days – 100%

Key Facts

Duration 3 - 4 Nights
Pace Active
Holiday Type Package Holiday
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Finland, Rovaniemi
Brochure Code 1215
Price from
£1,295 pp
4 days

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