based on 5 nights inc. flights & daily experiences
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
Full Board and activities
Watch from your tepee in the Arctic wilderness as the Northern Lights displays its amazing colours
Get off-the-beaten-track and enjoy a private Arctic hideaway for quality time with the family
The teens can learn essential Arctic survival skills from ice fishing to chopping firewood
Indulge your adventurous spirit with snowy activities ranging from husky sledding to snowmobiling
Warm up around the campfire and indulge in freshly prepared gourmet food
Winter temperatures can vary anywhere between 0°C and -40°C. The average temperature in January is -14°C but the cold is not biting because the air is dry. There can be as much as one meter of snow and it usually lasts until May. There is potential for Northern Lights viewing throughout the winter months owing to the uninterrupted skies in this region.
From April you start to see a dramatic difference in the landscape and nature, temperatures can increase to between 0°C-10°C during this time.
This epic off-the-beaten-track family adventure set deep within the Arctic Circle is simply packed with wholesome wilderness experiences certain to capture the imagination of your teen in our luxury teepee hideaway. Add to this exhilarating snowmobile safaris through frosty pine forests, learning the art of husky dog mushing and putting your newly-acquired Arctic survival skills to good use and you can begin to imagine this magical journey through Finnish Lapland.
Start by flying to the Arctic Circle and the Wilderness Hotel Inari where you will set out by sleigh to try and spot the Northern Lights, the unobstructed skies making this the perfect spot for Aurora viewing. Dinner tonight will be by campfire as you prepare for the adventure ahead.
The traditional sport of Finland is cross-country skiing which, as well as being heaps of fun, is a fantastic way to explore the majestic frozen lakes, rolling forests and high fells of Lapland. There are outdoors activities aplenty in this region and these can all be tailored to your individual preferences and pace. Snowshoeing should also be a must-try, whether by the short grey-light hours during the winter months or as part of a Northern Lights hunting trek.
The most thrilling and authentic way to reach your teepee hideaway just has to be by husky-pulled sleigh, traversing the mesmerising white-blanket landscape at speed with the dogs panting up ahead of you. An incredible GoPro moment if ever we heard one! Pick up useful tips from the husky mushers before taking the reins yourself and leading your team through the surrounding expanse of snow-clad forest and frozen lakes to your wilderness home for the coming nights. This is where survival skills come into play and you learn how to break through the thick ice in search of fish and fresh water before chopping wood for the camp fire by which your chef prepares the freshly-caught ingredients for tonight’s well-earned meal.
Your adventure continues with an exhilarating snowmobile safari where, en-route, you can choose to visit a local reindeer herder. Get up close with the animals and learn traditional reindeer husbandry and Sami handicraft for an experience you will recount for a long time to come.
To round off your trip, spend one more night at Wilderness Hotel Inari before starting your journey home.
Take part in an essential element of Finnish culture, Cross-country skiing. Once a necessary method to get around in winter, it is now a wonderful way to see beautiful Finnish scenery and explore Northern Finland.
Husky sledding is a unique and thrilling Finnish experience and an opportunity for a close encounter with the excitable Lappish husky dogs. You'll travel through the snowy wilderness on a comfortable sled pulled by a group of huskies.
Learn a brand new skill during your time in Lapland - the traditional art of ice fishing. You'll learn how to break through the ice to reach the water below, as well as how to set up your fishing rod with the hopes of making a big catch!
Take a snowmobile across the snowy landscape in search of the Northern Lights. Once darkness has fallen, you will drive away from artificial lights and towards the Lappish wilderness. If the weather is clear, you will hopefully see the Lights dancing!
Enjoy an unforgettable private visit to see where Santa's loyal companions, his reindeer, live, followed by a magical reindeer sleigh ride through the snow-clad forest.
A highlight of any Arctic adventure, a snowmobile is a magical and exhilarating way to discover the incredible snowy landscape of Finnish Lapland.
Take part in a private snowshoeing expedition through the forest. You will be glad to have these specially-adapted shoes as you make your way down less-trodden paths in the deep snow.
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Inari, Finnish Lapland
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