Travel to the far north of Finnish Lapland and explore the remote region of Muonio on this incredible week-long adventure full of Lappish culture, local food and a selection of the best winter activities available. The thrill of husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris are contrasted by relaxing evenings by the fire or a tour by aurora snow train watching out for the northern lights and, of course, by a warm Finnish sauna. Experience all of this and more staying at the Jeris Lakeside Resort on this ultimate holiday to Lapland.
Fly to Kittilä Airport in Finnish Lapland and transfer to Jeris Lakeside Resort located approximately one hour away in the village of Muonio. Collect warm winter clothing for the adventure ahead and check into your hotel room or cabin. Dinner is served in the hotel restaurant. (D)
After breakfast, transfer to Torassieppi to visit a reindeer farm, meet the animals and their herder and embark on a three-kilometre reindeer sled ride in the Arctic forest. Afterwards, continue to Torassieppi's Winter Village and enjoy lunch in the Ice Restaurant*. In the afternoon, learn more about the fascinating phenomenon of the northern lights from your guide as you return to your hotel. (B,L,D)
*Please note that lunch in the Ice Restaurant is weather dependent. Should the Ice Restaurant not be ready or the temperature be extremely cold, lunch will be served around the fire in a traditional 'kota'.
Today reach a husky farm to meet the adorable huskies and set off on a 15km sled safari through the stunning Lappish wilderness. In the evening, enjoy a traditional dinner served in a lake side restaurant or in a traditional 'kota' with open fire. After dinner, listen to a local Sami singing his own special songs and learn more about the stories that lie behind the rhythms and melodies of the traditional Sámi songs. (B,L,D)
Experience a thrilling snowmobile ride through the Lappish wilderness. Follow the guide through snow-covered forests to a nearby lake and learn the techniques of the ancient net fishing. (B,L,D)
Spend the day relaxing at your hotel exploring its surroundings, or book an optional excursion. In the evening, head out into the night for an aurora snow shuttle ride through the silent winter landscape. If you're lucky, the northern lights will light up the sky above you as you cook some sausages over the fire. (B,L,D)
This morning, embark on a snowshoe walk through the stunning scenery of Pallas Fell. After lunch, reach Arctic Sauna World and experience four different styles of saunas and winter swimming. (B,L,D)
Spend the day relaxing at your hotel or embarking on optional activities. In the evening enjoy a special farewell Lappish dinner. (B,L,D)
After breakfast it's time to say goodbye to Lapland and transfer to Kittilä Airport for your flight home. (B)