Reviews

  • Enjoyed everything

    A review of Ranua - Tailor Made by Ellen & Christopher Gladders
    24 January 2020

    Everything was great. Lapland is such a wonderful and magical place. We enjoyed everything!

  • Will I be back?? - you betcha!!

    A review of Harriniva - Five-Day Husky Safari by Mark Angel
    19 January 2020

    What a great experience - again! This was my third multi day husky safari through Artisan Travel. The booking experience was stress free and easy to follow. Travel to and from Finland was organised well - with no waiting around for hours, or having to look for where to go. Flying with Finnair who are very efficient and friendly directly from LGW to Kittila the local Finnish airport to the
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    hotel is such a boon. Harriniva Hotel - is a clean simple style Scandic hotel with lots of wood in the construction, good food, especially the wrap up dinner (with all the local specialities) but with the real deal being the husky operation (of over 400 dogs ) on site. All sorts of winter kit is provided by the resort - so no worries there. Staff are very friendly and all speak good English. Our guide, Hanski, was a star - very knowledgeable about every dog in her pack and patient in teaching us humans what we needed to know. The dogs themselves are very docile with humans, but they are working dogs and love being out on the trail where their enthusiasm for running and pulling the sleds is amazing.The scenery is just stunning - no matter what the weather. Huts are simple and very basic, but provide your refuge for the night. A major part of the whole experience is the managing of the chores (collecting the water, chopping the wood etc) and ensuring the dogs are cared for and fed. If you are looking for staff to do everything for you, you’re in the wrong place!
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  • Ranua - Tailor Made

    A review of Ranua - Tailor Made by Lisa Whittle and Paul Young
    17 January 2020

    The guides are all excellent, really helpful, encouraging and knowledgeable. It was an excellent trip and so glad we did it. I’ve already recommended it!!

  • Jeris - Winter Adventure

    A review of Jeris - Winter Adventure by The Eden Family
    05 January 2020

    Wonderful hotel , the recent refurb was brilliant and the food exceeded expectations. All guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Transfers were on time. The most incredible holiday and one we will always remember with fond memories. Trip documents were easy to access and all at artisan travel were helpful and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed every activity however the overnight husky safari
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    was a real highlight and an incredible experience... topped off by seeing a wonderful northern lights show from the wilderness cabin.
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  • We enjoyed every activity thoroughly

    A review of Jeris - Winter Adventure by The Eden Family
    05 January 2020

    Wonderful hotel, the recent refurb was brilliant and the food exceeded expectations. All guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Transfers were on time. The most incredible holiday and one we will always remember with fond memories. Trip documents were easy to access and all at artisan travel were helpful and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed every activity however the overnight husky
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    safari was a real highlight and an incredible experience... topped off by seeing a wonderful northern lights show from the wilderness cabin.
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