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7 days - Private Log Cabin | Village Stay | Authentic Activities

Would you like to spend your next holiday in Lapland in a snow-covered village where streetlights are turned off in the afternoon so that you can see the Northern Lights?

The village of Äkäslompolo is located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, deep in Finnish Lapland surrounded by the peaceful old forests of the Pallas-Ylläs Nature Park. This beautiful small village is your home for the week; shop with the locals, feed reindeers outside the supermarket afterwards and then pop to the pub or the cafe on your way back to your cabin.

You will stay in cosy log cabins, each with their own fireplace and sauna. Enjoy getting to know the locals and join in some exhilarating winter activities like husky & reindeer sledding, ice fishing and snowmobiling.

Day 1
Arrive to the Kittilä airport and transfer to your log cabin
Day 2
Ice Fishing Safari with snowmobiles
Day 3
Day at a Reindeer Farm, meeting local Sami and sleigh ride through the forest
Day 4
Free day to souvenir shop, go skiing or enjoy your cabin
Day 5
Half day husky safari in the northern wilderness
Day 6
Free day to enjoy cross country skiing or head off downhill skiing
Day 7
Departure day
Start/End Place
Kittilä, Finland
Country Visited
Finland
Duration
7 Days
Suitability
Easy independent holiday suitable for singles, couples & families
Code
LCM002

Details

Transportation

Bus transfers, snowmobiles & sleighs

Included
  • Airport transfers on day 1 & 7 (for scheduled flights to and from Kittilä)
  • 6 nights' accommodation in your private log cabin with kitchen
  • 1 set of linen & towels per person for the 6 nights
  • Final cleaning for cabin
  • Light lunch during your activities
  • Winter clothing hire: Overall, boots, balaclava, mittens
  • All activities as per itinerary including: visit to a reindeer farm incl. reindeer sleigh ride, half day husky safari  (2 adults per sleigh, children in guide's sleigh), icefishing safari by snowmobiles (2 adults per snowmobile, children in guide's sled). These activities can vary depending on the options available and weather conditions.
Not Included

Flight tickets, meals other than described, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, travel insurance, visas, gratuities and any other items of personal nature. The majority of the cabins don't have Wi-Fi but you can arrange hot spotting in the cabins where possible.

You can will be able to purchase food and alcohol supplies at the local supermarket and that way you can enjoy meals in the comfort of your own cabin together with your family. There are lots of different dining options in Äkäslompolo, varying from fine dining, casual meals and buffets.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive to the Kittilä airport and transfer to your log cabin

Transfer from Kittilä airport to Äkäslompolo village. After you have your winter clothing and hired equipment, take a walk to the supermarket where you will be able to purchase supplies for your cabin.

Free time for relaxing in your cabin: light the fire, make a cup of tea and make your first snowman. You can hire kick sledges, snowshoes, fatbikes and cross country skis locally.

Enjoy your first evening in Lapland. With no light pollution and no noise you can truly feel the beauty of the Arctic night, admire the night sky and hopefully see the Northern Lights. Hear the silence of the wilderness and breathe in the cleanest air in Europe. Any clear night, grab a blanket and something warm to drink, sled or walk down to the lake and watch for the Northern Lights.

Accommodation
Log cabin with kitchen including dishwasher, oven, microwave and plenty of kitchen implements.
Äkäslompolo Cabins

Day 2 - Ice Fishing Safari with snowmobiles

After a snowmobile drive to a frozen lake you get to experience the traditional way of winter fishing – through a hole in the ice. You may also see how fishing with a net is done. During the safari guide will serve you a soup lunch. If you will be lucky enough to catch your own fish, you can keep it if you wish, and maybe cook a delicious dinner after the safari! It will be a relaxing day of learning the secrets of ice fishing.

Accommodation
Äkäslompolo Cabins

Day 3 - Day at a Reindeer Farm, meeting local Sami and sleigh ride through the forest

Reindeer herder Sami and his family present today’s everyday life on a reindeer farm and the history. On your visit to the farm you will get close to the animals and also have the possibility to feed them. The reindeer eat the lichens and birch leaves out of your hand. You may even pet the tamer animals. You can warm up a in the hut or the lean-to shelter where we offer real campfire coffee and cookies. We will also try to discover the secret of throwing a lasso.

The visit to the reindeer farm includes also a ride in a sled. The 1 kilometre long trail takes you through snowy forest. The sleds will be drawn by formula reindeer but also the slower kind. To round up the outing we will visit the reindeer gallery, which is a museum as well as an art gallery. Sami’s oldest building is over 200 years old, an old wood heated log cabin, where old tools, furniture and clothes are displayed. The matron Marjut has decorated the walls with reindeer themed watercolor paintings. Souvenirs, made on site, made reindeer antlers and reindeer hides can be bought from the gallery. Soup lunch included (reindeer soup, of course)!

Meals
1 Lunch
Accommodation
Äkäslompolo Cabins

Day 4 - Free day to souvenir shop, go skiing or enjoy your cabin

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and spend the day relaxing in your cabin or outside. There is plenty of options here in Äkäslompolo; souvenir shopping, visiting the petting zoo, saying hello to the reindeers at the supermarket or enjoying the sauna and fireplace in your cabin.

Further afield, you can also visit the Lainio Snow Village or take a day trip into Levi to go ice karting.

Accommodation
Äkäslompolo Cabins

Day 5 - Half day husky safari in the northern wilderness

Enjoy a half day husky safari in the northern wilderness. Mush your own team of Alaskan huskies through the snowy landscape. When you come to Husky Ranch Lapland you will be greeted by your guide and the other owner of the ranch, Juho. After driving instructions you are ready to meet your team of well-trained Alaskan huskies! You will follow the guide one after another, you are all driving your own sleds pulled by 3-4 dogs. The trail heads first south of the Kurtakko village, you take a peek at Europe’s biggest wetland Teuravuoma and then you start heading east to old taiga forests. At the halfway point it’s time to take a good break. The dogs get their halfway price first – frozen meet snacks! After this you will be served hot drinks and grilled sausages by an open fire! When the break is over its time to head back to the kennel along a scenic route. After the safari you will have plenty of time to say goodbye to your eager team mates. Before heading back to the resort there is still time for a cup of hot chocolate at the Ranch!

This safari is available only with shared husky sledges. 4-4,5 hours / 25 km dog sledding

Meals
1 Lunch
Accommodation
Äkäslompolo Cabins

Day 6 - Free day to enjoy cross country skiing or head off downhill skiing

Today is a free day to enjoy cross country skiing or head off downhill skiing. The cross country skiing tracks criss cross the village and you can basically head off in any direction. You can get lessons locally. Down hill skiing is possible in Ylläs.

Accommodation
Äkäslompolo Cabins

Day 7 - Departure day

After breakfast, transfer to Kittilä airport. Depending on your flight, you might have a chance to visit Levi, a larger town in the region which offers interesting options such as ice go karting, horse riding & snow laser tag.

Ask us how to combine this tour with a visit to Tromsø, Norway.

Dates & Prices

Price per person. Family quad (2 adults and 2 children under age 12)

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
Price
Status
Accommodation
10 Dec 2018
17 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
17 Dec 2018
USD 2,230
On request
Standard
10 Dec 2018
17 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
17 Dec 2018
USD 6,497
On request
Family Quad Total
28 Dec 2018
30 Apr 2019
28 Dec 2018
30 Apr 2019
USD 2,230
On request
Standard
28 Dec 2018
30 Apr 2019
28 Dec 2018
30 Apr 2019
USD 6,497
On request
Family Quad Total

Important Information

  • To steer a husky team you need to be 18 years old.
  • To drive a snowmobile you need to have a valid driver's license. Please, remember to bring it with you.
  • Snowmobile safari organisers have insurance. In case of accident you personal liability is max EUR 500 per accident case.

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