It's all about balance...
Our holidays in Utsjoki are all about balance. We want you to experience some of the key activities available but we also want to ensure you have time to simply reflect on your location. It is such a privilege to spend time in such a remote area, and with such genuinely welcoming people, that you need time just to enjoy the simple things.
The family who own the accommodation here are traditional reindeer herders and so holidays here offer a unique perspective on life in the Arctic. You will really begin to see how intertwined local culture and reindeer herding are. We, of course, include a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride in both holidays which will take you out into the wild fells.
Available throughout the winter season, our 'Top of Finland' holiday gives a complete introduction to life in Utsjoki. You’ll try the key activities of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. You’ll go dog sledding across the border in Norway and you’ll get a real insight into this region. One of the key activities during this holiday is the tour of the village, where you’ll begin to understand the realities of living here both in the past and present. There will also be the chance for you to admire some local handicrafts and works by local artisans.
At New Year, we balance the daytime and night-time activities. You’ll enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, a husky safari, a reindeer sleigh ride and a three Aurora activities during your stay. Combine these with the double New Year celebrations and you have an exceptional way to see out one year and see in the next!