Price from £1,495pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, guided activities, meals and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
VISITING: Finland
BROCHURE CODE: 5014

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Pace:Balanced
  • Suitable for: Anybody over the age of 18. See our terms for further information.
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  • Flights: Direct return flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä or return flights from London Heathrow to Kittilä via Helsinki (depending on departure date). Routings subject to change
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 nights' accommodation in en-suite hotel room or winter cottage
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • The following activities are included: Reindeer farm, local culture and handicrafts, cross-country skiing to National Park and local cookery course, husky safari, snowshoeing, an afternoon in the Arctic spa, Aurora campfire (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors during activities
  • Services of our Artisan Travel Company representative

A trip to the heart of Lapland gets you close to nature with great Aurora potential. Even the beautiful lakeside accommodation here has an ecological focus.

The Torassieppi Reindeer Farm dates back to the 1840s. Today it gives guests a fascinating insight into the life of the reindeer and their herders, both past and present.

In contrast, Torassieppi Winter Village nearby is a new development constructed from snow and ice and has become an instant attraction in this destination. The snow rooms and the ice restaurant at the Winter Village are a highlight everyone wants to see. Some choose to stay here to add even more excitement to their holiday (please see 'Personalise' tab for details). 

Torassieppi focuses on organic and locally-sourced foods. This is a wonderful way to promote local produce and special ingredients such as reindeer and lingonberries.

This holiday has been designed to incorporate all of the highlights and traditions of Lapland. You will gain an insight into the lives of the reindeer herders and enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride, you'll have a cookery lesson and learn some local dishes, you'll embark on an unforgettable husky safari and will enjoy a serene snowshoe trip in Pallas National Park. 

During the holiday, you will also get to unwind in the most traditional way as you enjoy a smoke sauna at one of Torassieppi's sister hotels. 

Image credit:  Antti Pietikäinen
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  • Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

    From £47pp

    Spend a memorable night in a traditional snow igloo room within Torassieppi Winter Village. Snow structures and igloos have been used for centuries as a form of protection from the Arctic weather and whilst the outside temperatures can plummet, inside they remain more moderate.

    Your bed may be made of snow but the warm reindeer skins and thick sleeping bags which cover it ensure a warm night.

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    Any required transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast all included. You will enjoy your evening meal at your hotel prior to transferring to your igloo.

    Please note that the price shown is based on your spending either the first or final night of your holiday in a snow igloo room and therefore you will not require your primary accommodation for this night. If you wish to stay on any other night then additional supplements apply so that you are able to keep your hotel/cottage accommodation. 

    Available: Monday to Saturday at 8.30pm

    As activity schedules can be subject to change we may be unable to confirm the exact night that you will spend at Torassieppi although every effort will be made to accommodate specific requests they cannot be guaranteed. Your final itinerary including confirmation of the date of your stay at Torassieppi will be confirmed upon arrival in Finland.

    Please contact us for a quotation.


    Please note: Prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.

    Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

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  • Night in an Aurora Dome

    From: £92pp

    The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at Torassieppi and offer a unique experience for overnight guests. These dome-shaped tents are filled with cosy features and they're simple but warm. The domes have been designed so that one wall is see through and therefore provides views of the night sky and, with luck, the Northern Lights.

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    The domes are equipped with a double bed and a wood burning stove to keep you nice and warm. The toilet, shower and sauna facilities are located a short walk away (50m).

    Any required transfers and breakfast are included. You will have dinner at your hotel prior to transferring to the domes.

    Please note: the price shown is based on your spending the first or final night of your stay in a dome and therefore not requiring a hotel room or cottage. Should you wish to spend an alternative night glamping then additional supplements will apply. Please contact one of our team for a quote.

    Available: Monday - Saturday

    Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Prices are per person and based on 2 adults sharing a hotel room. Please contact our Travel Experts for a quotation if you have any other requirements.

Dates
Sun 07 Jan 2018
to Sun 14 Jan 2018
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Adults£ 1,495 Single Adult£ 1,745
Sun 14 Jan 2018
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Sun 21 Jan 2018
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Sun 28 Jan 2018
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Adults£ 1,525 Single Adult£ 1,765
Sun 04 Feb 2018
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Adults£ 1,595 Single Adult£ 1,835
Sun 11 Feb 2018
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Adults£ 1,855 Single Adult£ 2,115
Sun 18 Feb 2018
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Adults£ 1,815 Single Adult£ 2,075
Sun 25 Feb 2018
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Adults£ 1,845 Single Adult£ 2,095
Sun 04 Mar 2018
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Adults£ 1,895 Single Adult£ 2,135
Sun 11 Mar 2018
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Adults£ 1,895 Single Adult£ 2,155
Sun 18 Mar 2018
to Sun 25 Mar 2018
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Adults£ 1,695 Single Adult£ 1,955
Sun 25 Mar 2018
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Adults£ 1,695 Single Adult£ 1,955
Sun 01 Apr 2018
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Adults£ 1,695 Single Adult£ 1,955
Sun 08 Apr 2018
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Adults£ 1,695 Single Adult£ 1,955

Please note: Our holiday prices are based on the lowest available airline fares. These fares can sell out quickly and, as a result, prices may increase and supplements may be applicable. We recommend booking at the earliest opportunity in order to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

Next year's provisional dates and prices

To secure places for next season, you can make a provisional booking and fix the cost of your holiday at the provisional package price displayed online. Simply by paying a deposit, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain subject to change and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed. You will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit. We reserve the right to charge supplements where there are significant changes to an itinerary or increases in flight costs. Any non-package rates remain subject to change.

Dates
Sun 06 Jan 2019
to Sun 13 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 1,680 Single Adult£ 1,965
Sun 13 Jan 2019
to Sun 20 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 1,680 Single Adult£ 1,965
Sun 20 Jan 2019
to Sun 27 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 1,680 Single Adult£ 1,965
Sun 27 Jan 2019
to Sun 03 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 1,720 Single Adult£ 1,995
Sun 03 Feb 2019
to Sun 10 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 1,795 Single Adult£ 2,070
Sun 10 Feb 2019
to Sun 17 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,090 Single Adult£ 2,385
Sun 17 Feb 2019
to Sun 24 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,045 Single Adult£ 2,340
Sun 24 Feb 2019
to Sun 03 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,080 Single Adult£ 2,365
Sun 03 Mar 2019
to Sun 10 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,130 Single Adult£ 2,405
Sun 10 Mar 2019
to Sun 17 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,130 Single Adult£ 2,425
Sun 17 Mar 2019
to Sun 24 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 1,905 Single Adult£ 2,200
Sun 24 Mar 2019
to Sun 31 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 1,905 Single Adult£ 2,200
Sun 31 Mar 2019
to Sun 07 Apr 2019
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Adults£ 1,905 Single Adult£ 2,200
Sun 07 Apr 2019
to Sun 14 Apr 2019
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Adults£ 1,905 Single Adult£ 2,200

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

The minimum number is 2 people and the maximum is around 24.

Group sizes
Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

Minimum age

Whilst Artisan Travel only sells holidays to those aged 18 years and over on a small selection of holidays there may be those under the age of 18 who have booked with other companies and where our local supplier also allow those under 18 to participate (additional activities during tailor made holidays for example). Our travel experts will answer any concerns you may have in this regard.

Medical History and advice

You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

We cannot be held responsible for any incident or event arising from your failure to do so.

Experience and fitness

Any activities included in your itinerary are all designed for beginners. Full instruction and tuition is provided for all activities and you do not need to have any previous experience. For example you need never have set foot on a pair of skis of any kind before a cross-country ski tour. We have adults of all ages and fitness levels taking part in our holidays.

We do highlight certain itineraries where an increased level of fitness is required.If you have any questions at all with regards to fitness levels please get in touch and talk to one of our experts. You can find further details in our trip preparation section online. You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

Guides and safety
It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided. Nobody knows the environment better than our activity providers who work here almost everyday.

Consequently, their knowledge and experience is unsurpassed. If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

There may be rare occasions when our guides consider local conditions unsuitable for a certain activity. Hence, your itinerary may be subject to change at short notice but we will always endeavour to firstly find a replacement on the day and secondly, to provide the cancelled activity later in your stay whenever possible. Very occasionally it proves impossible to provide the activity in which case you will be refunded when you return home.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

You must inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your participation in an activity at the time of booking.

Booking activities locally
In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

  • Would love to go back again 05 February 2017 by Alison Jacka & Mary Harry

    We have just returned from spending a week in Torassieppi and we have had a brilliant time. From snow shoe walking, husky sledding, snowmobiling, reindeer safari and cross country skiing we tried them all. The guides were all experienced and took very good care of us. Our favourite activities were the husky sledding and snowmobiling which were great fun. Our 2nd night we spent in a dome which far
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    exceeded our expectations. We were kept really warm and comfortable with a wood burner and electric heaters. In fact, we were too warm. The domes overlook the frozen lake so we had a lovely view - if only the northern lights had appeared that night. They did appear a couple of nights later which just put the finishing touches to an amazing holiday. The winter village is well worth a visit with amazing sculptures and tables made of ice and with its own bar where they serve hot drinks as well as liqueurs. The cloudberry liqueur proved to be our favourite. Would love to go back again.
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  • A fabulous week at Torassieppi 21 February 2016 by Beverley Scammell

    We spent a fabulous week at Torassieppi for my husband’s 60th birthday treat. Our cabin was lovely and having our own fire was a real bonus, making the accommodation really homely. All the activities were excellent; well organised with friendly, helpful and (in my case with skiing) very patient staff. Indeed, everyone at the centre was delightful......nothing was too much trouble. We were
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    particularly looking forward to the husky day and we were not disappointed; utterly thrilling. Equally some of the less demanding activities were superb. These included a thoroughly enjoyable cooking experience, meeting the gentle reindeer and even managing to make a woven braid together. The centre is well-equipped, with everything nearby. We would thoroughly recommend this holiday for young and old alike, families and couples......it was superb. Many thanks to all concerned.
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  • The whole trip was just amazing, exceeded all expectations 07 February 2016 by Corinna McShane

    The whole trip was just amazing, exceeded all expectations. Torassieppi is a true wilderness that touched our hearts. The restaurant team went to great lengths to produce vegetarian options which were very welcome. The day/night time reindeer safaris were fantastic, so unusual. The solo husky driving was exhilarating but quite terrifying at times (in a good way!). A real highlight. The snow
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    shoeing in Pallas Fell National Park was breathtaking, just loved it. Our guide Piia was lovely - really helpful and such great fun, her love of the local area was infectious.
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  • You HAVE to go! Or you're missing out!! 11 April 2014 by Faye Whittaker

    You HAVE to go! Or you're missing out!!I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have for everyone at your company, Torassieppi and Harriniva. I had an amazing time and would recommend visiting beautiful Finland to everyone! From the initial enquiries about the trip through booking, paying and actually going everything was smooth, informed and all staff were very helpful and expert in their field
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    of work. They all seemed to have a passion for their job which was enlightening. I was very impressed with the communication between myself and your company and felt assured you knew everything you needed to before going on the holiday.Torassieppi is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places I have ever visited and without hesitation I would go back! I would even go as far as to say I would live there! The accommodation was clean, warm, comfortable and a pleasure to stay in. The food was hearty, beautifully presented and locally-sourced and there was an organic theme running through the food and drink. Staff welcomed me warmly every morning and would go out of their way to ensure you were happy. I liked how the rep Katrina made sure she met all guests and was always available whether it be around Torassieppi or via her phone number which we were all given. She organised a fantastic 50km snowmobile safari for me with very short notice and I got the feeling she and all staff just wanted guests to have the best time they could.The clothing and equipment which I was supplied with was clean, great quality and comfortable. Guests are able to use equipment as often as they want which meant I was able to try everything I wanted to whenever I wanted to. The Snow Hotel is beautiful and staying the night there is an amazing experience that I will never forget. Staff gave me a flask of hot juice, sleeping bag, karribu, linen and a helpful advice sheet to take with me. It is definately worth staying there as the igloo rooms are beautifully carved and there is a bar and restaurant inside too which are lovely. All trips were well organised, safe and very, very memorable! Staff are happy to take photographs and answer all questions.Huskies and reindeer are very well cared for, have excellent living conditions and are happy and healthy due to the love and care which the staff obviously have for the lovely animals. The huskies are of a wonderful temperament and it's heartwarming to see how excited they are to be able to run and play freely. They're beautiful animals (especially the puppies!! So cute.), staff are experts and happy to help and teach you new things such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and how best to see the Northern Lights amongst other things. I would definitely go on one of these holidays if you are considering it! It is well worth the money. Thank you for an amazing time. The highlight of the trip was seeing the inspiring Northern Lights, so if nothing else takes your fancy, go and just see them!! Faye x
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