Experience the best of Finnish Lapland on this small group tour including a full day snowmobile safari, a 2-day dog sledding excursion with overnight in a wilderness cabin, a reindeer experience day and a day at leisure for optional winter activities. Tour start on Saturdays & Sundays.
This tour can commence in: Kittilä
Arrival at Kittilä Airport according to your own itinerary, followed by transfer to Muonio and Harriniva Holiday Centre. In the evening you will meet the rest of the safari group and get information about the week's programme. The published program is only guiding; you will receive the final itinerary upon arrival. Dinner and accommodation at Harriniva Holiday Centre.
Breakfast at the hotel, before departing for your reindeer experience. Today you will visit one of the Lapland reindeer farms: You will see a slide show about the reindeer’s life during the year, teaching you about the reindeer breeding habits and the role that the reindeer play in the Lapp culture. You will also see a small exhibition of the old traditional tools and things on the premises. Coffee will be served around an open fire in a typical Lapp tent. After having coffee you will be transferred to the reindeer herders, who will tell you about the reindeer and the reindeer husbandry. They will show you how to catch the reindeer with the Lappish lasso, before you can give it a try yourself. After you have helped the reindeer herders to harness the reindeer you will start the reindeer sled safari through the forest. The duration of the safari is about two to three hours, and lunch will be served by an open fire during the safari. Return to Harriniva Holiday Centre where you can enjoy the warm sauna, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast you will meet your guide who will provide snowmobile driving instructions and inform you of the safety regulations. Driving a snowmobile is surprisingly easy, even for beginners, and soon you will be speeding through the snow covered forests and over the frozen lakes. During the safari you will visit an ancient forest which is kept to preserve nature. Lunch will be served by an open fire in the wilderness. The duration of the excursion is approximately 5 hours and the driving distance is 60-80 km. Sauna, dinner and accommodation at Harriniva Holiday Centre.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will embark on a 2-day dog sledding adventure into the Lappish wilderness. After packing your equipment you will get acquainted with the happy Huskies, and your guide will teach you how to handle the sled (each person will drive his/her own team of 4-5 husky dogs). Then you're off! Lunch will be served by an open fire along the way. Today's drive is about 25 km, and when you reach the wilderness cabin you can enjoy a warn sauna and dinner. Overnight in a cabin with shared facilities (sleeping bag will be provided).
Breakfast at the cabin before your dog sledding adventure continues through the winter wonderland of Finland's Lapland. Today you will drive your husky team for about 25 to 30 km, and lunch will be served by an open fire along the way. In the afternoon you will return to Harriniva Holiday Centre, where you can enjoy a relaxing sauna. In the evening you will have the chance to relive the week with the rest of the group during the dinner with delicious Lappish dishes. Accommodation at Harriniva Holiday Centre.
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure allowing you to choose between several optional winter activities (please see add-ons). You can also choose between going on a snowshoe walk or go cross country skiing on your own (equipment included). If yesterday's snowmobile safari gave you a taste for more you can also join an additional snowmobile safari, or go ice fishing. Sauna, dinner and accommodation at Harriniva Holiday Centre.
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. You have the chance to go on a snowshoe walk or try cross-country skiing on your own (rental of snowshoes or cross-country skis for one day is included in the price). Alternatively, you can join one of the optional winter activities (for an additional cost). Dinner and overnight at Harriniva Holiday Centre.
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by transfer to Kittilä Airport. Departure from Kittilä Airport according to your own itinerary. Or perhaps you would like to stay another night at Harriniva Holiday Centre and enjoy additional winter activities? Our price for an extra night in Muonio includes accommodation at Harriniva Holiday Centre, including breakfast and dinner. Also recommendable is combining your Lapland Winter Adventure with a stay in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. You can also combine the tour with our independent rail tour Nordic Capitals and Fjords or Scandinavian Capitals & Helsinki.