Reviews

  • It was perfect!

    A review of Utsjoki - New Year Twice by Nathalie Crahay & Ingo Eschweiler
    29 December 2019

    Even though Holiday Village Valle was not our first choice of accommodation (based on pictures) it absolutely exceeded our expectations. The rooms, even though basic, are very spacious and clean and comfortably designed. The fact that there is limited accommodation made the stay very personal and allowed for pleasant interactions with other guests and the staff. Food wise, we have absolutely no
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    complaints, we were served local, nourishing and delicious meals three times a day: king crab legs for New Year's eve, raw salmon tartare, beetroot spreads, rabbit stew and we even got home brewed kombucha. We also had a lovely Sami dinner in a hut. The activities were always well organised and planned and the guides were very flexible and accommodation. Did you want to go at a later time, stay a bit longer on a certain spot, etc everything was feasible. They really went out their way to make the stay as enjoyable as possible.
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  • A totally magical holiday

    A review of Ranua - Tailor Made by The Riddle Family
    23 December 2019

    We went to Lapland with our children when they were small to see Santa - which was a hugely memorable experience. This time we went back as adults. It was still a totally magical holiday together as a family. That is in part because all the practicalities were very smoothly handled by Artisan and the local team. Everyone we dealt with throughout the whole trip was friendly, helpful and
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    knowledgeable. If you have the chance to go - just go.
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  • It couldn't have been better

    A review of Saija - Husky Safari by The Lockwood Family
    14 December 2019

    Our guide was excellent. So organized, friendly, knowledgeable, really cared for us well. We waited 14 years for our son to be old enough to drive his own husky sled so for us it was all about the dogs. The set up of the dog experience was perfect. From the care of the dogs, the build up of the sledding to the overnight trip it couldn't have been better.

  • The Best. Holiday. Ever. !

    A review of Saija - Husky Safari by Kirsty, Nathaniel and Cameron Lockwood
    14 December 2019

    As reviewed by our teenage son. We waited many years for him to be old enough to drive the husky sled himself and it was everything we hoped and more.   We had confidence when booking that we were choosing a company that had high welfare standards for the dogs - they were indeed very well cared for.   Everything was done online and was very efficient and easy. Everything went
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    smoothly.  Saija 'lodge' was perfect with everything we needed,  it was beautiful,  small enough,  comfortable,  everyone was incredibly friendly,  the food was exceptional and we even had a sauna in our rooms! The equipment we were lent was perfect for the activities and so much better than anything we owned or could buy.   The husky sledding experience was perfectly judged and executed.  Warming us up perfectly so that we had confidence on our ability to manage on the sled.  We were fully involved in looking after the dogs.  Our guide Laurie was perfect; organised,  managed us well,  knew the dogs well,  he talked to us about lots of very interesting things like history of Finland,  nature,  the dogs,  tracks and of course the activities being run there in the summer.  We had an amazing time and would highly recommend this specific holiday to anyone.
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