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Romantic Northern Lights

Designed for adults in mind this romantic micro adventure offers the adventurers the opportunity to experience the wonders of the Arctic but with the comfort of a boutique wilderness hotel, Bean Laponia. Just 60 km from the city of Rovaneimi each day will bring the opportunity to try a number of exciting winter activities from husky rides to remote cabins to silently snowshoeing through peaceful forests under the dancing Northern Lights.

You don’t have to be active every day. There are more relaxing options including massages, saunas, visits to local reindeer farms and a visit to our friends, Irene and her husband Ari, at a local arts and crafts workshop, Hornwork.

At a glance

  • Enjoy the peace of an adult only wilderness resort
  • Experience the thrill of driving your own team of huskies
  • Hear about the Northern Lights and Sami culture beside a crackling fire at a remote cabin
  • Relax by an open fire with a good book and fine wine before a delicious meal of locally sourced produce
  • Sample warm Finnish hospitality

 

  • Snowshoe in the wilderness, through snow laden forests in absolute silence
  • Try snowmobiling through blankets of fresh powder
  • Spend a night out in a wilderness cabin, a traditional wood sauna and dinner cooked on a open fire
  • Visit the Snow Hotel and have dinner in the ice restaurant
  • Experience something just different!

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Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Rovaniemi from Helsinki

Arrive Rovaniemi from Helsinki

There are numerous ways of reaching Rovaniemi including flights with Finnair and Norwegian via Helsinki. It’s a great opportunity to add a short city break to your romantic northern lights itinerary which the Lonely Planet describes as a city “spectacularly entwined with the Baltic’s bays, inlets and islands, Helsinki’s boulevards and backstreets are awash with magnificent architecture, intriguing drinking and dining venues and groundbreaking design”.

Day 2 - Beana Trail...husky safari along beautiful forest trails

Beana Trail...husky safari along beautiful forest trails

You will share the dog team, sled and driving time with your partner. After the break you can take turns for mushing (driving the dog team).

At first we’ll get to know the dogs and equipment used and possibly learn how to harness the dogs. You’ll be given a thorough driving lesson and safety instructions before the safari so you to feel confident handling the dog team .

Total duration is 2,5-3 hours, time includes break in the forest for having hot drinks and taking pictures. Distance driven depends on the number of participants, weather conditions and the skills of the participants. Suitable for beginners, no earlier experience needed. Small group, max 12 participants . (can be more participants on request for groups.)

Day 3 - Aurora Night...night time walk to a laavu

Aurora Night...night time walk to a laavu

After a day relaxing with a gentle snow shoe through the forests before a massage and sauna prepare for an evening chasing the Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis is a magical phenomenon, which you can see quite often from the end of August to the end of March. The Aurora Night starts after the dark with a walk through the forest to a nearby laavu. In the light and warmth of the campfire, the guide will tell more about Aurora Borealis: facts proven by science, and stories people have told each other throughout centuries trying to explain them. If the circumstances are right, the Auroras will appear in the northern sky.

We strongly recommend that watching the Northern Lights is not the sole reason for visiting the Arctic since it depends heavily on weather conditions.

Day 4 - Snowmobile Adventure...swop paws for motors

Snowmobile Adventure...swop paws for motors

Although the Finnish prefer dog sledding they cannot be without snowmobiles!

At Beana Laponia, attending a snowmobile safari is almost like a private adventure. They normally take only 8 participants at a time, and ride along quiet routes. Come along and enjoy the beauty of Arctic nature and the thrill of speed on the snow.

Day 5 - Either head home or not!

Either head home or not!

As with all our itineraries they are individually tailored for each of our guests. If you have a particular request or desire to experience something not mentioned in this sample itinerary please let us know as we have an excellent network of contacts and experience that makes it possible for us to extend or amend all our itineraries.

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