With focus on the Northern Lights, enjoy an activity packed tour to Finnish Lapland and Harriniva Holiday Centre. You will experience dog sledding, snowmobiling, reindeer safari and a snow shoe walk. Possibility to spend last night in a snow igloo. This short weekend break is suitable for beginners and can start on Thursdays.
This tour can commence in: Kittilä
Arrival at Kittilä airport according to your own itinerary (flight via Helsinki). Transfer from Kittilä Airport to Muonio is included when arriving with Finnair, Blue1, Norwegian or other scheduled flights. Dinner and accommodation at Harriniva Holiday Centre.
Breakfast at the hotel. During the morning, you will join an excursion to Torassieppi reindeer farm, where you will learn about the way of the old days. Reindeer herding has been practiced in the family for over a century, and during your visit you will experience a 3 km reindeer safari and lunch in a Lappish tepee ‘kota’. The afternoon is at leisure to relax in the sauna or join the optional winter activity (please see add-ons). Dinner at the hotel. In the evening, you will join an evening snowmobile safari with possibility to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). The approximately 20 km tour takes you to the top of a nearby fell, where you will enjoy some warm drinks and feel how the sky is closer and stars brighter. Accommodation at Harriniva Holiday Centre.
After breakfast you will meet your guide and the husky dogs. You will start with a short guided tour of the husky farm which has more than 400 dogs followed by some safety instructions before you set off on a two-hour dog sled safari. You will drive a distance of approximately 17 kilometers. In the afternoon you can enjoy some free time and a sauna before dinner is served at the hotel. After dinner, you will pack your snowshoeing gear and head out with a guide in search of the Northern Lights. After finding the perfect spot with a view to the north, you can relax and enjoy some warm drinks. Accommodation at Harriniva Holiday Centre.
Alternative for last night of the tour:
You can choose to spend the last night in a snow igloo (sleeping bag provided) without extra cost or in a wilderness cabin for an additional cost of EUR 110,- per person. Please note that if you select one of those options you will not participate in the snow shoe walk, there will however be great opportunities to spot the Northern Lights at both the Snow Igloo and the Wilderness cabin. We kindly ask you to request an alternative option when booking the tour. Otherwise the last night will be booked at the Harriniva Hotel. For more information please contact us.
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by transfer to Kittilä Airport. Departure from Kittilä Airport according to your own itinerary. If you rather stay another night at Harriniva Holiday Centre to enjoy more winter activities we will be happy to help you. Note that our price for an extra night in Muonio includes accommodation at Harriniva Holiday Centre, breakfast and dinner. We also suggest you to combine your Lapland Northern Lights Weekend 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.