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4 days - Early Northern Lights, mountain biking, campfires & forest exploring at a peaceful Lapland resort

If you don’t fancy the sub-zero temperatures associated with Northern Scandinavia in winter, consider an autumn tour. Enjoy the best of Finnish Lapland, staying in the lakeside retreat of Torassieppi, located 230kms north of the Arctic Circle. This local resort offers a great range of early Northern Lights activities as well as comfortable Scandinavian style accommodation.

Enjoy peaceful afternoons at the lake, discovering the nature around Torassieppi. You can pick as many berries and mushrooms as you can carry, the lake is full with tasty fish and the Jeris River is just a stone throw away.

During your stay, you get to know the local reindeers, and hunt for the Auroras by mountain bike. You will also chase the Northern Lights by bus in search of the area with the best sightings.

Day 1
Arrive and transfer to your hotel then campfire BBQ by the river for Northern Lights searching
Day 2
Forest exploring and then an evening mountain bike Aurora hunt
Day 3
Berry picking, mushrooming, walking around the lakes before an evening 'Aurora Hunt' by minibus
Day 4
Departure
Start/End Place
Kittilä, Finland
Country Visited
Finland
Duration
4 Days
Suitability
Easy
Code
LAW003

Details

Transportation

Local transfers

Included
  • Airport transfers (for scheduled domestic flights)
  • 3 nights' accommodation in cosy hotel rooms with private facilities
  • Full board for complete stay
  • Finnish Sauna experience
  • Mountain biking Aurora Hunt
  • Aurora Hunt by bus
  • Campfire
Not Included

Optional night in an Aurora Dome. Northern Lights are only visible between mid September - April.

Nordic + option is for a cabin with a private sauna.

Itinerary

Day 1

From Kittilä airport it is only a 45 minute transfer to Torassieppi, where you will be welcomed by the hotel and receive information on the days to come. After settling in to your accommodation, you can enjoy your dinner in the restaurant. All food is prepared from local and organic ingredients.

After dinner you will be transformed into a real Northern Lights specialist (fingers crossed) by getting to know all the details of this beautiful phenomenon. When making pancakes on the campfire you'll find yourself on the perfect spot to admire the Northern Lights. Remember there is no snow at this time of year!

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

Day 2

After breakfast, head outside to admire all the colours that nature has to offer. You can go for a relaxing walk in the forest and feel the nature around you!

A unique way in which to hunt the Northern Lights is via mountain bike as you enter the silent forest towards secluded open areas away from any artificial light. Mountain biking during the dark nights is a thrilling and active way in which to hunt the Aurora, in a truly peaceful and magical setting.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

Day 3

The taste of Scandinavian autumn is found in the abundant wild, seasonal berries. They ripen throughout early summer till late autumn and are an important part of Nordic cuisine. Best eaten fresh straight off the bush - the nearby forest offers fantastic walking opportunities and is a peaceful and tranquil setting with an array of birds and wildlife. For those looking to relax then the hotel sauna offers a traditional Scandinavian experience which is an ideal way to prepare for an evening of Aurora hunting.

In the evening, after quick study of tonight's weather conditions, we will head out with a minibus to look for our dancing "Lady Green".

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Harriniva Hotel and Hotel Jeris

Day 4

After breakfast transfer to Kittilä airport.

Meals
1 Breakfast

Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person.

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
Price
Status
Accommodation
24 Aug 2017
24 Sep 2017
24 Aug 2017
24 Sep 2017
USD 635
On request
Standard
24 Aug 2017
24 Sep 2017
24 Aug 2017
24 Sep 2017
USD 148
On request
Extra for Single

Important Information

You have the option to add more nights, staying at unique accommodation offered in this area.

The Aurora Dome is a luxury tent, which gives you a comfortable way to spend a night in the wilderness watching the northern lights in the comfort and warmth of a cozy bed and a fireplace. The see through side wall of the dome is directed towards the northern sky with a view over the Torasjärvi lake. The scenery to the untouched Lappish wilderness is breathtaking even on cloudy nights! Nearest facilities with sauna, toilet and shower are located in only 50m away.

Learn about the Northern Lights in Autumn and the weather you might expect here.

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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/