Arctic Family Adventure Lapland

Arctic Family Adventure Lapland

This is the perfect introduction to the Arctic, in this case high up in Finnish Lapland. Start your Arctic adventure with the convenience of a direct flight from London to Ivalo and a 30 minute transfer to the resort.

Once you been kitted out with your polar clothing you will be given the itinerary for the stay which will include the thrill of dog sledding, the rush of driving a snow mobile and the opportunity to be completely mesmerised by the Northern Lights.

Choose to either stay in a log cabin or an Aurora cabin with a glass roof so you can watch the Northern Lights at night!

The joy of this particular itinerary is it can be either a 4 or 6 night stay or part of a more adventurous itinerary including camping on the snow!

 

At a Glance

  • Experience the Arctic for the first time with convenience of direct flights from London
  • Choose from a great range of accommodation from standard rooms to log cabins and Aurora cabins with glass roofs
  • Enjoy a full range of activities from driving a team of huskies to silently gliding through the snow on a pair of cross counrty skis
  • Snowshoe in the wilderness, through snow laden forests in absolute silence as the Northern Lights dance above
  • Try snowmobiling through blankets of fresh powder and across frozen lakes
  • Enjoy the peace of a true wilderness high up in Finland’s Arctic Circle
  • 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

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Sample itinerary

Day 1 - arrive on direct flight from London to Ivalo

On arrival you will be met by a resort driver who will then transfer you to the Wilderness Hotel Inari, approximately 30 minutes.

Depending on your arrival time you will either be kitted out with your Polar suit that day or the following morning. The Polar suit is an insulated all in one suit that works brilliantly at keep you warm and protecting your own clothes. You will also be issued with boots and gloves.

Enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel using local ingredients before enjoying your first night in Lapland. If the Northern Lights are out take a stroll away from the light pollution or move the snow shoeing experience to tonight!

Day 2 - Enjoy a full itinerary of polar activities from dog sledding to ice fishing

Reindeer & Ice fishing with Snowmobile

During this day, you will have a chance to meet an authentic reindeer herder and his herd. You will learn some fascinating facts about these semi-wild animals and the life of the local indigenous Sami people the north. There will be also possibility for a short reindeer sledge ride during your visit to the farm. Day includes also snowmobiling and ice fishing in beautiful Inari region and lunch by an open fire.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing trek is the best way to submerge yourself into the beauty and calmness of Nordic forests. The snow shoes help keep you above the snow so you cover greater distances without sinking into deep snow. You will be shown the footprints of some of the local residents and, if you are really lucky, spot them in person. There will be a lunch by open fire during this calm walking day.

Husky Safari

Husky safaris are ‘must do’ experience when visiting Lapland. You will be taught how to handle the sled before you head on your husky safari, where you will experience the beautiful winter scenery of Lapland. Enjoy the excitement of the dogs before the start, and the serene silence once they get to do what they love – run! You will have lunch before or after the activity, and the musher will also show you around the husky farm. All husky safaris are based on two people sharing a sled unless otherwise stated.

Aurora Snowmobiling

Night time snowmobiling is an exhilarating experience. You will head out in search of prime location from which to gaze sky ward and watch the Aurora Borealis dance quietly above you. There will also have warm drinks to keep you warm and comfortable during the activity and we recommend wearing woollen base layers.

Aurora Camp

This trip takes you to a specifically chosen camp spots, where you will again watch out for the Northern Lights. You will be comfortably seated on a sledge, pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. There will be an open fire and warm drinks available throughout the adventure.

Aurora Hunt by Car

Aurora Hunt by Car is a great way of covering larger distances in search of clearer weather should there be some cloud cover. In good weather, you will head for a specific camp spots, to try and photograph this breath taking phenomena. During the trip, guide will serve warm drinks and snacks.

Day 5 - time to head home and share your experiences with your friends!

After breakfast you will be driven back to Ivalo airport for your return flights unless you want to extend you Arctic Adventure in which case let us know and we would be delighted to add some more great adventures!

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