From  £1899
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Spend a week in a log cabin in the Arctic Wilderness
  • Enjoy the thrill of travelling by husky sleigh
  • Snowmobile through a winter wonderland of snow covered forests, frozen lakes and pristine Arctic environments
  • Snowshoe across snowy landscapes, visit a reindeer farm, and try some ice-fishing on a frozen lake
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Arctic Riverside Winter Break

8 Day Tour, from £1899 per person

Surrounded by beautiful rapids of River Raudanjoki, lush shoreline forest and pristine nature, the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge offers traditional Finnish lodge and cabin accommodation. A romantic atmosphere, sounds of silence and excellent cuisine make the lodge a perfect holiday cottage for couples and families who want to enjoy pure nature and hunt for the Northern Lights in the wilds but close enough to enjoy Rovaniemi.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrival at the Arctic Circle
Arrival at the Arctic Circle
Arrive at Rovaniemi Airport and cross the Arctic Circle. Meet your guide and transfer to the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge, stopping beforehand at the Safari House to collect essentials for the trip - overalls, boots, woollen socks, balaclava, mittens & scarf.
 
Dinner at the lodge restaurant.
Accommodation
Arctic Riverside Lodge
       
DAY 2
Husky Safari
Husky Safari
After breakfast, explore the magical forests of the Lappish wilderness by husky sleigh. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Lappish forests and hills, while driving your own dog-team. Hot juice and cookies will be served after the ride as the dog handlers share stories about life at the Husky farm.
 
Lunch and dinner at the lodge restaurant.
Accommodation
Arctic Riverside Lodge
       
DAY 3
Snowmobile Safari and Santa Claus Village
Snowmobile Safari and Santa Claus Village
Today embark on a snowmobile safari through the Arctic Circle Forest, ending with a stop at Santa Claus Village. Enjoy magnificent wintry scenery and snow covered landscapes as you steer your own snowmobile through this Arctic wonderland. Make several stops with your guide to enjoy awe-inspiring views, and plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
 
After the safari enjoy some free time to explore Santa Claus Village. Santa Claus is always resident, and always happy to greet guests of all ages. Enjoy other attractions such as cafés, restaurants and shops. Your guide will give you a map of the area and also some recommendations.
 
Dinner at the lodge restaurant.
Accommodation
Arctic Riverside Lodge
       
DAY 4
Reindeer and Ice-Fishing
Reindeer and Ice-Fishing
After breakfast, enjoy a visit to the reindeer farm and meet reindeer herders who will give you a fascinating insight into their way of life and the surrounding natural area.
 
Feed the reindeer their favourite snacks, lichen, tour the farm before a trip by reindeer sleigh to a nearby lake to try some ice-fishing. Warm drinks and sausages are served by a camp fire before a tasty local lunch is served back at the reindeer farm.
 
Travel back to the Arctic Riverside Lodge for dinner at the lodge restaurant.
Accommodation
Arctic Riverside Lodge
       
DAY 5
Evening Snowshoe Hike
Evening Snowshoe Hike
Today enjoy a day at leisure, to try some optional safaris or why not take a trip to Rovaniemi and explore the city? Ask our Lapland specialists for their recommendations.
 
This evening, embark on a snowshoe hike in the forest and experience the silence of the forest at night. With moonlight reflecting in the snow, the stars guiding you through the forest, this evening trip makes for a magical experience.
 
Cross a bridge over a frozen river and cook sausages over an open fire, taking in the wintry landscape. If you are lucky the northern lights may even put in an appearance. Travel back to the lodge for dinner at the lodge restaurant. (B,D)
Accommodation
Arctic Riverside Lodge
       
DAY 6
Day at leisure
Day at leisure
Enjoy a free day to explore the area either on snowshoes in the Arctic Circle Hiking Area or on an adventure of your choice - ask our Lapland specialists for their recommendations.
 
This evening, enjoy dinner at the lodge restaurant. (B, D)
Accommodation
Arctic Riverside Lodge
       
DAY 7
Finnish Sauna
Finnish Sauna
After breakfast, enjoy a free morning before experiencing a traditional Finnish Sauna this afternoon. This is a unique experience and at the heart of Finnish culture. When you have heated up in the sauna, take a break and cool down by sitting outside or jumping into the snow! The contrast of hot and cold is central in the Finnish sauna ritual.
 
Enjoy water and a sauna snack, along with hand made organic body scrubs.
 
Dinner is served in the lodge restaurant.
Accommodation
Arctic Riverside Lodge
       
DAY 8
Depart for the UK
After breakfast, check out of the lodge and transfer to the airport for the flight home.

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1899 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi with Finnair
  • 7 nights accommodation at the Arctic Riverside Lodge
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Guided activities: Husky safari, Snowmobile safari, Evening Reindeer Safari, Evening snowshoe hike, Sauna experience
  • Visit to Santa Claus Village
  • Use of snowshoes at Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge
  • Winter proof outdoor equipment - overalls, boots, woollen socks, balaclava, mittens and scarf
  • Transfers: airport transfers and all transfers needed for the activities.

Price Excludes

  • Meals / Services other than those specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals other than those specified

Tour Route Map


  1. Lapland, Rovaniemi

Tour Accommodation

Arctic Riverside Lodge
Arctic Riverside Lodge
Arctic Riverside Lodge Situated in the Lappish forest next to a large river that never freezes, the Arctic Riverside Lodge offers traditional accommodation that is suitable for couples and......

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