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4 days - Experience Finland in its majestic autumn months
Known to the locals as ‘ruska’, autumn in Finland is an exciting time of change. This phenomenon starts when the days get shorter and the weather gets colder. The birch turns a gentle shade of yellow, aspen turns red, and the leaves of blueberry and lingonberry shrubs turn bright red. The peak season lasts two to four weeks in September.
Add the magic of Northern Lights at night, and you can have an unforgettable autumn experience above the Arctic Circle. Highlights of this tour include a night in a glass igloo under the starry sky, guided boating tour in the wilderness, walking with your own husky dog, cruise on the majestic Lake Inari and insights into the indigenous Sami culture.
- Husky hiking trip at Kiilopaa on the border of Urho Kekkonen National Park
- Try the Sauna in your own room and enjoy the peace & quiet in this remote setting
- Look for early Northern Lights whilst cruising on Lake Inari after dinner
- Stay one night in a glass igloo at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
- Day 1
- Arrival in Lapland and transfer to Inari
- Day 2
- Northern Lights search by boat on Lake Inari
- Day 3
- Husky Farm visit & evening staying in a glass igloo
- Day 4
- Awake in your glass igloo, enjoy breakfast and transfer to the airport.
- Start/End Place
- Ivalo, Scandinavia
- Destinations Visited
- 4 Days
- Easy independent holiday suitable for singles, couples & families
- Airport transfers on day 1 & 4, transfers between hotels on day 3
- 2 nights' accommodation in a river side hotel & 1 nights accommodation in a glass igloos
- Half board - breakfast and dinners included.
- Activities included: Husky hiking trip at Kiilopaa on the border of Urho Kekkonen National Park, Siida Museum & Northern Lights cruise.
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Gratitudes and items of personal nature
- Travel insurance
- International or domestic flights
Day 1 - Arrival in Lapland and transfer to Inari
After your arrival to Ivalo airport, transfer to your hotel at Inari.
Your first night is for your leisure, so try the sauna on your room, go for a walk by the river and rapids or just enjoy the nature and silence. In the evenings, you can turn on the Aurora TV which follows the night sky above you. Pull on your boots and grab your jacket if the aurora shows itself.
AccommodationHotel Kultahovi, Superior room with sauna
Day 2 - Northern Lights search by boat on Lake Inari
After your breakfast, you will visit Sami Siida museum. Here you will learn about Sámi culture and the diverse nature of Northern Lapland. This museum receives consistently great feedback from our travellers.
Afternoon is for your leisure - hiking, fishing and berry picking are all options you might like to explore.
In the late evening after your dinner, you will be taken on an atmospheric cruise of Lake Inari. If the sky is clear, this vast wilderness lake provides the perfect viewing spot for the Northern Lights. Even if the auroras are having a night off, the rising mist, moving clouds or glistening stars all serve to emphasize the quiet drama of being out there on the Sámi sea.
TransportationCruise duration 2 hours
Day 3 - Husky Farm visit & evening staying in a glass igloo
After breakfast you will transfer to Kakslauttanen Arctic resort where you will be staying your last night in a Glass Igloo.
You will take your own husky for a hike in the nearby Urho Kekkonen National Park that is considered to be one of Lapland’s best destinations for walking holidays. It is Finland’s second largest national park, covering 2,550 square kilometres, and encompasses a wide range of varied landscapes, from mighty fells and vast bogs to forested areas. There is a large selection of marked trails that make it easy for inexperienced hikers to explore the huge park, while the wilderness areas are perfect for longer and more demanding hikes.
Hiking with the huskies can be just as rewarding as mushing with them. You get a lot of time interacting directly with your dog and they absolutely love you for the chance to do something out of the ordinary.
You will be spending your last night in a Glass Igloo. The Glass Igloo provides a one-of-a kind opportunity to admire the Northern Lights and millions of stars in a comfortable room temperature. Built from a special thermal glass, the temperature inside the Igloo always stays at a normal level. Every igloo is equipped with a toilet and comfortable beds.
Day 4 - Awake in your glass igloo, enjoy breakfast and transfer to the airport.
Farewell and transfer to Ivalo Airport.
All prices listed are per person.
20 Oct 2019
There are plenty of additional activities that can be added to this tour - horseriding, river rafting and fishing.
This tour can be combined with your Hurtigruten voyage or a stay in Helsinki.
It is important to note that in this period there will be no snow in this region. However, the autumn colours are usually beautiful this time a year, and there is already potential of seeing the northern lights.
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Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours with 50 Degrees North. Please ensure that you have this organised as we will need to see proof of this upon issuing your tour documentation. Please contact us for a quote or visit http://www.suresave.net.au/