Price from £1,735pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, guided activities, meals and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
VISITING: Finland
BROCHURE CODE: 5003

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Pace:Active
  • Suitable for: Ages 18+ with a good level of physical fitness. See our terms for further information.
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  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Flights: Return flights from London to Kittilä, either direct or via Helsinki depending on departure date. Flight routes are subject to change
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers are included
  • Accommodation: 6 nights hotel room and 1 night in wilderness cabin accommodation
  • The following activities and equipment are included: Reindeer farm and safari, snowmobile safari, overnight husky safari, cross-country ski or snowshoe equipment hire for one day (order of activities subject to change)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors
  • Dedicated Artisan Travel Company representative

Always one of our most popular holidays, the Winter Adventure is full of authentic Finnish activities and offers the chance to experience life in the wilderness.

This is an ideal holiday for anyone looking to tick off the main Arctic activities whilst also enjoying a true adventure as part of their holiday. The snowmobiling and reindeer encounter we include highlight the region’s culture and landscape wonderfully but the true highlight of the holiday is sure to be the overnight husky safari.

The experience of driving your own team of dogs across the Arctic is unforgettable but to lead them to a wilderness cabin for a night of true escapism is unforgettable. This is a hands-on adventure for those who want a real taste of the wilderness before heading back to the warmth of a family-owned hotel room for one last night.

We also provide you with some free time so that you can tailor your time in Lapland and enjoy some additional activities or relaxation.

Image credits:  Antti Pietikäinen, Steve Cushing, Laura Hodgkiss, Manny Alsina & Martin Prcychodny
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Our pick

  • Optional Winter Activities

    There will be the option for you to arrange additional activities locally during your holiday. Your guide will discuss the possibilities with the group as the available options can change and the order of the main itinerary is also subject to amends.

    If, however, you know that there is an activity which you would like to try and include before you travel then please let our travel experts know at the time of booking and we will do our best to try and secure this for you in advance (subject to availability). 


Other options

  • Helsinki City Break

    The majority of our remote destinations in Finland can only be accessed by flights that connect through the Finnish capital city of Helsinki so a stopover here is a popular choice.

    In Helsinki you can enjoy some world class restaurants, a rich culture and a beautiful coastal location on the Baltic Sea. Some of our favourite experiences include a tour of the Ateneum Art Museum, stopping off at one of the city’s many coffee shops and taking a ferry ride out of the main city to visit the incredible UNSECO listed Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.

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    Please note that the included flights will not always allow for a stopover but we shall do what we can to meet your requirements. We would advise getting in touch with our Travel Experts to discuss all of the options available and they will happily provide a quotation for you. 

    Image credit: VisitFinland.com

  • 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
  • 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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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: SAVE 5% on the below prices when you book before the end of Sept 2017. To claim this discount please quote EARLYBIRD at the time of booking. Please note T&Cs apply. This offer excludes Christmas and New Year bookings.

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Sun 03 Dec 2017
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Adults£ 2,045 Single Adult£ 2,295
Sun 10 Dec 2017
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Adults£ 2,075 Single Adult£ 2,325
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Adults£ 1,835 Single Adult£ 2,085
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Adults£ 1,765 Single Adult£ 2,015
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Adults£ 1,925 Single Adult£ 2,175

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

You can secure places on your chosen holiday for next year by making a ‘pre-reservation’ and paying a deposit. All departure dates, prices and itineraries for next season are provisional and subject to change. We will contact you when the final details are confirmed and 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 in full. Our travel experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

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Sun 02 Dec 2018
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Adults£ 2,150 Single Adult£ 2,415
Sun 09 Dec 2018
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Adults£ 2,180 Single Adult£ 2,445
Sun 16 Dec 2018
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Adults£ 1,930 Single Adult£ 2,195
Sun 06 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 1,825 Single Adult£ 2,090
Sun 13 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 1,825 Single Adult£ 2,090
Sun 20 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 1,825 Single Adult£ 2,090
Sun 27 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 1,855 Single Adult£ 2,120
Sun 03 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 1,930 Single Adult£ 2,195
Sun 10 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,150 Single Adult£ 2,415
Sun 17 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,180 Single Adult£ 2,445
Sun 24 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,200 Single Adult£ 2,465
Sun 03 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,095 Single Adult£ 2,360
Sun 10 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,095 Single Adult£ 2,360
Sun 17 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,025 Single Adult£ 2,290

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

The minimum number of participants is 4 and the maximum is 12. 

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.

  • All in all a value for money holiday 26 February 2015 by Andy Gibson

    The dog sled trip was the biggest highlight - we plan to do a multi-day trip now! The whole open-fire eating outdoor experience on the three safari's was also worthy of praise. Over all a superb holiday. Accommodation great; food varied and great; staff excellent - all in all a value for money holiday.

  • Fantastic experience, everything ran like clockwork 16 February 2015 by Nigel Robinson

    Fantastic experience, everything ran like clockwork. Dog sledding without a doubt..amazing! Saw the Northern Lights 3 times and combining this with the huskies it was one of the best experiences we have ever had. Thank you.

  • Nothing was too much trouble 13 February 2015 by Peter Howlett

    Hotel was excellent, staff could not have been more helpful or friendly (nothing was too much trouble). Not your typical 5* luxury in the sun, far better. You were made to feel so welcome it was like being in your own home. Food was excellent but limited but that did not spoil anything. (Lots of Fish and Reindeer, which is very nice). Accommodation - Rooms very spacious, Cabins basic but superb
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    all very clean and warm. Activities - Snowmobile Safari - Brilliant fun and so much of the area covered; Husky Safari (2 day overnight) - What an experience, every minute brilliant; Reindeer Farm - Brilliant and fun; Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing - Hard work but also fantastic fun; Staff/Guides - There was not one member of the staff (Bus driver, guides, hotel, equipment) that could not do enough for you. All people should be like this the world would be a better place. I would like to thank all the staff for making the holiday so enjoyable.
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  • Better than we ever thought possible 11 January 2015 by Graham Halstead

    Husky Safari was by far the best as it was so close to nature and so quiet while travelling along was awsome. Guides were surpurb and gave us full involvement and were happy to talk and not just disappear. My partner and I both love nature and to be with dogs and out in the snow-covered trees was better than we ever thought possible.

  • Everything was perfect! 05 January 2015 by Helen Lovegrove

    Everything was perfect! Everyone was friendly and helpful both when booking the holiday and throughout our stay. The equipment provided was excellent and the activities so much fun! The accommodation was comfortable and the food at Hotel Jeris was just what was required for an active winter holiday! For our whole family the two day husky safari was definitely the most enjoyable activity. It was
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    such a unique experience being in charge of a team of dogs while passing through such a beautiful landscape and we will cherish the memories forever. It seems unfair to talk about the least enjoyable activity when, in fact, we enjoyed everything and each day was a new adventure for us. My husband would say that cross-country skiing was his least enjoyable but only because he spent so much time falling over! It was perfect! Thank you so much for a fabulous holiday! Everything was so well organized and the combination of activities made our perfect winter holiday. I have already recommended this holiday to friends!
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  • This truly is the holiday of a lifetime 05 January 2015 by Mary Liston

    We decided on a true adventure for our honeymoon and can honestly say this was the best holiday we've been on. The activities were incredible and provided such an adrenaline rush especially the overnight husky safari and the snowmobiling where we reached 9th across the frozen lakes. For those who love adventure, beautiful scenic landscapes and are foodies this is the ultimate holiday.Everything
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    was enjoyable in its own way, even showshoeing across the thigh deep snow, but possibly the most memorable was driving our own teams of huskies over the frozen landscape for 2 days. The huskies were so affectionate and well kept, so being able to build a relationship with your own dog team and care for them was awesome.In terms of a shock to the body, relaxing in the smoke sauna (hotter than any other sauna you've ever experienced) and then running in the snow and jumping in the ice lake, but we absolutely loved it. Not for the faint hearted. It was perfect. A huge thank you for putting together an incredible and memorable experience. This truly is the holiday of a lifetime.
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  • We had a fantastic holiday... 07 April 2014 by Andrew Boulton

    We had a fantastic holiday that we would highly recommend to friends and family and consider going ourselves again. We appreciated the online portal that contained all the information we could possibly require for our holiday. The staff at the resort were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.Two day husky safari was by far the most enjoyable activity. It was unlike any activity we had done before
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    and was a fantastic way to fully appreciate the picturesque landscape.
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  • The icing on the cake! 27 February 2014 by Carrie Dawson

    Hi allWe have just returned from 6 nights at Harriniva and just wanted to let you know it really was a holiday of a lifetime. The whole package was fantastic, Katrina and the staff at Harriniva could not have been more helpful, the weather was fabulous and for the first time in weeks, the Northern Lights made an appearance! The icing on the cake! We absolutely loved the two night Husky Safari with
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    Otto, fell in love with the dogs and wanted to bring them home, the snow mobiles was great fun and our guide Dirk gave us a memorable insight into the role of the Reindeer in Northern Finland. I could go on but suffice to say we couldn't fault the Adventure.Many thanks and we will continue to recommend you and your holidays to all our friends!Kind regardsCarrie Dawson
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  • An amazing holiday!!! 13 March 2012 by Rosemarie Rabbitt

    An amazing holiday!!! Ronny our guide for the week was great, the hotel was good with good food - fairly basic rooms but perfect for the holiday. Great company and no need for TV or any other type of entertainment. The activities were amazing as was our massage!!!

  • An absolutely wonderful trip 04 January 2012 by Judy Bould

    Had an absolutely wonderful trip last week, found the activities very stimulating. Dirk our guide was superb, a good sense of humour, helped with all activities and he helped the group bond well. Full marks to the team, highly recommended for anyone looking for an active winter holiday.

  • Harriniva was AMAZING! 20 November 2011 by Merissa Schmidt

    Harriniva was AMAZING! From the food to the accommodations to the staff, I made a lifetime of memories in such a short period. Arto (snowmobile guide) and Meku (mushing guide) were absolutely amazing! I did not feel like a customer, they made me feel like I was a part of this wonderful family. I went to Harriniva at the beginning of the season and the snow did not want to show up, so we utilized
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    quads instead of sleds. IT WAS EXCITING! It was really always about the huskies anyway. The Finnish wilderness is fantastic for the soul. Words can never express my new found love for Finland and her people. I love this country as if it were my own. Lots of Love from the United States, Merissa
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  • The most fulfilling holiday we have been on 02 March 2011 by Elizabeth McIlroy

    Fantastic. This was the most fulfilling holiday we had been on. We were content to return to the UK after the 7 days because we did all that we came to do. Our expectations were exceeded by far. The cabin safari - this is where the team got to know each other which set the scene for the forthcoming week. We got to see the Aurora - the best sitting in 12 months apparently. There was no least
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    enjoyable activity. The ski-doos were hard to handle but I still enjoyed the trip. My husband assisted the guide very much in this area as he had much experience in this area. No improvements could be made. The whole experience was totally amazing. Having eaten reindeer meat, we will not be able to talk about Rudolf in the same way!! It was delicious I have to say - sorry Santa. You have covered everything. Wonderful experience. Thanks to all at for helping to make this experience happen. Thanks also to our guide "Scotty" who was truly committed and professional throughout the whole week. Any future tours would not be the same without him. He is a credit to the whole experience.
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  • The most amazing time 06 January 2011 by Heather Noble

    I had the most amazing time and ticked off all the experiences I went there looking for - it was a real trip of a lifetime! I'd like to thank everyone for making the booking procedure so straightforward, personal and friendly, and all at Harriniva for making me so welcome.

  • The memories of this holiday will last a lifetime 15 March 2010 by Maxine Guest

    Overall Holiday Rating: Excellent. Our guide Toini was brilliant and went out of her way to make sure we had the best holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for her. Most enjoyable activity? All of them! I have never been on a ski mobile, a reindeer sleigh, cross-county skied or driven huskies. They were all amazing and exceeded every expectation I had. The itinerary was fantastic in that you got
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    to try everything. Comments: Although apprehensive at the start of the holiday, I soon realised it was going to be an amazing experience and enjoyed every minute. We had fantastic weather and the Northern Lights didn't disappoint - they were amazing! The memories of this holiday will last a lifetime, although I'm planning on coming back soon! I'm looking forward to exploring the (other) destinations you currently have!
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