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VISITING: Finland BROCHURE CODE: 5040
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
Spend a week in Harriniva, Lapland and tailor your schedule to suit your needs. This holiday includes 7 night's accommodation at Harriniva Wilderness Hotel on a half board basis, return flights from the UK to Finland, transfers and cold weather clothing. You then simply add on your favourite Aurora activities and Arctic experiences to create your ideal holiday itinerary. You can be as active or relaxed as you like.

What's included?

  • Flights: return flights from London to Kittilä ( either direct or via Helsinki depending on the departure date). Flight routes are subject to change
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 night's accommodation in en-suite hotel rooms or Northern Lights cabin
  • Meals: half board
  • Activities: choose from our extensive range of activities (individually priced - see 'Personalise' section of the holiday page for details of all options)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors during activities
  • Services of our representative

Harriniva is a delightful winter destination nestled in the heart of Finnish Lapland, and this holiday allows you to experience it all according to your own design. Our tailored week allows you to create your own itinerary from a selection of traditional and modern activities at a pace which suits you. 

However energetic or relaxed you decide to make your Harriniva winter holiday, there are several activities which simply cannot be missed. Snowmobiles are the most common way to travel in these parts and travelling on one is a real thrill. The same can be said of journeying into the outdoors, controlling a lively pack of huskies as they pull you along. A reindeer safari is also an unmissable event and we can highly recommend that you take advantage of the opportunity during your stay.

There are snowshoe activities and cross-country skiing lessons to include alongside more relaxing options such as a spa afternoon. 

Things don't stop during the hours of darkness and at night, you can hunt for the Northern Lights in a variety of ways. We can arrange for Aurora snowmobiling, snowshoe hikes or overnight husky safaris to remote wilderness destinations.

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As for specifically local delights, why not spend the night in a snow igloo at Torassieppi Winter Village or in a spectacular Aurora Dome. You get to decide! All details and prices can be found in the 'Personalise' section of this holiday page. 

If you need any help in deciding which activities to enjoy then please do not hesitate to contact our Travel Experts as they will be able to use their firsthand knowledge to help you plan your perfect activity break in Harriniva. 

Please note that some activities require a minimum number of participants to operate, schedules are always subject to change and are subject to availability.


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Key facts

Duration:7 nights
Pace:Set your own
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  • You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your accommodation in Harriniva. There will be time to settle into your room before dinner and a welcome meeting with your representative who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

    The beauty of our tailor made option is that you can set the pace of your trip.

    The base price includes your flights, transfers, half-board accommodation for seven nights, cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay, fully qualified wilderness guides during your chosen activities and the services of our representative. You simply select the activities you would like to do from the list shown in the 'personalise' section, ensuring your holiday can be as active or gentle as you wish.

    Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you craft the ideal itinerary.

    Included Meals:  Dinner
  • Fill your days with as many or as few activities as you wish, selecting from the options listed in our 'Personalise' section of the holiday page.

    There's a wealth of Arctic experiences and Aurora hunting options to choose from and should you need advice on the best options for you please speak to one of our Travel Experts. They will be able to help prepare the perfect itinerary for you.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kittilä Airport for your flights home.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Harriniva Wilderness Hotel

Nights: 1-7

Ideally located in the north-west corner of Finland, high above the Arctic Circle and in the very heart of the Aurora Zone, Harriniva Wilderness Hotel serves as a perfect base for your adventure holiday.

Owned and run by the Pietikäinen family, the hotel has developed a growing reputation for its warm ambience and the large range of enjoyable activities on offer.

Hotel facilities

The hotel has a range of facilities that have been designed to make your stay here as enjoyable as possible.

  • There is free Wi-Fi throughout for guest use, in our experience, we have found it works best in the main reception and dining area
  • The hotel restaurant consists of three separate dining areas. The meals are served in a buffet style with two or three choices for each course. The food here is hearty and wholesome
  • The hotel also has a pub serving a range of beers, wines and spirits - this is the perfect place to unwind and relax with your fellow guests in the evening
  • Tea and coffee are available throughout the day at reception, but it is not free of charge, so we would recommend taking a travel kettle if this is of particular importance to you
  • In the main reception area of the hotel, you will find a small gift shop selling a range of postcards, soft toys and handcrafted products. There is also a selection of snacks that can be purchased
  • A sauna is available for guest use with separate facilities for men and women. This is free of charge and is heated every evening for around three hours
  • The hotel also has an Aurora Wellness Centre (situated a short walk away on the riverbank), where you can enjoy a range of therapies such as facials or massages. A real treat after a day of sapping up the pristine wilderness! During peak periods, we would strongly recommend booking therapies in advance through reception (all payable locally)
  • Snowshoes and cross-country skis are available to hire for a small charge and there are marked trails surrounding the hotel for those with some experience. For those interested in downhill skiing, the reception will be able to arrange a taxi to the nearby ski resort of Olos (payable locally).

Room types

Double/twin rooms: Harriniva has 64 guest bedrooms which consist of twin or double rooms. Triple rooms are also available on request. Decorated in traditional Scandinavian style, all rooms have an en-suite shower room and a hairdryer.

Safari House: for those travelling on our longer husky or snowmobile experiences, your nights before and after setting out on your adventure you will stay either at one of the Pietikäinen family’s three hotels (in a shared room) or a safari house located near the Harriniva Wilderness Hotel (max distance of around 5km). If you are staying in one of the hotels then you will enjoy your evening meal in that hotel restaurant, if you are staying in one of the safari houses the hotel will provide a minibus to take you to dinner. You will be provided will full information regarding your accommodation for the first and final nights of your stay upon arrival.  If you would like to upgrade to a private en-suite hotel room for the start and end of your stay then please ask our Travel Experts for a quotation. If you are staying in one of the Safari Houses then each has sleeping facilities, a shower room, toilet, hairdryer and a sauna.


 ©Matt Robinson, Emmi KäHköNen, Harriniva Hotels & Safaris 

Other options

Harriniva Northern Lights Cabins

Harriniva also offers a number of self-contained Northern Lights Cabins just a short walk from the main building. Subject to availability, you can choose to stay in one of these rather than the hotel rooms.

The cabins are located right on the edge of the river and have either a double bed (formed from two single beds pushed together) or twin beds, a small kitchenette, a sauna and en-suite shower room with hairdryer. They offer a simple alternative to the hotel rooms and are ideal for those who would like more secluded accommodation.

Harriniva Riverside Cabins - NEW for 2018

So new, that they are yet to experience their first Finnish winter, we are unable to provide winter images of these wonderful riverside cabins. Rest assured, however, when winter does arrive and the land is covered in a beautiful, thick blanket of snow and the river has frozen, these cosy cabins will make a welcome escape at the end of an active day.

Ranging from 39m² to 47m², Harriniva’s Riverside Cabins, are a great accommodation option for larger groups or those wanting a little extra space during their stay. Each cabin comes fully equipped with a kitchenette which includes a stove, dishwasher and fridge, private bathroom and sauna, and a living area. With one bedroom, one loft area (accessed by a steep ladder) and a pull-out bed in the living room, the cabins can sleep five people in total.


Upgrade to a Riverside Cabin: from £60 per night 


Credit: Antti Pietikainen

Special Nights

Night in an Aurora Dome

From: £142pp

The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at Torassieppi and Jeris offer a fantastic 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.

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 (approximately 50 -100m).

Transfers and breakfast are included. For December dates at Torassieppi, you will have dinner at your hotel, prior to transferring to your dome at approximately 8:30/9:00 pm; from early January onwards, you will check-in at approximately 4 pm and have dinner at Torassieppi. If you are staying at an Aurora Dome in Jeris, check-in is approximately 4 pm throughout the season and you will have dinner at Jeris as well.

At both locations, you will check-out after breakfast.

Please note that the price shown is based on you keeping your hotel room for the duration of your three/ seven-night stay. Other rates apply for additional nights. Please contact one of our team for a quote.

Available: Monday - Sunday


Credit: Harriniva Hotel And Safaris

Overnight stay in a wilderness cabin

From: £246pp

In the evening, you will be taken to a wilderness cabin with shared facilities, around 45 minutes away. You will travel there by either minibus or snowmobile-pulled sleigh. A wood-heated sauna by the lake will be waiting for you, as will a hearty fireside dinner. Far from light pollution, you will also be able to look out for the Northern Lights dancing in the dark sky. Settle down for the night in before waking up to a rousing breakfast the next day. Following that, you will head back to Harriniva.

You will stay in either a shared mezzanine sleeping area or can choose to upgrade to a private room if you prefer (subject to supplement and availability - contact our team for a quotation).

This activity does not include your hotel accommodation back at Harriniva. 

Activity level: Low

Minimum group size: 4 adults

Available: Saturday at 5 pm

Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

From: £84pp

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 your thick sleeping bags will ensure a warm night.

Transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast all included. You will enjoy your evening meal at your hotel prior to transferring to your snow igloo room in the evening at approximately 8:30/9pm. The toilet and sauna facilities are approximately 200 metres’ walk away. You will check out after breakfast.

Please note that the price shown is based on you keeping your hotel room for the duration of your three/ seven-night stay. Other rates apply for additional nights. Please contact us for a quotation.

Available: Monday to Sunday at 8.30/9pm


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

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Our pick

Fat biking

From £30pp

Exploring Lapland by fat bike is an increasingly popular pastime and allows you to travel greater distances than you can perhaps manage by snowshoe or on cross-country skis. The wide tyres (hence the name) provide the grip you need to travel across the snow and experience the peace and quiet of your surroundings.

This is an unaccompanied activity and you are free to choose your own route; the staff at reception will have suitable route suggestions that start at the hotel. 

Helmets are provided.


Credit: Antti Pietikainen

Other options

Activities

Northern Lights Explorer by Minibus

Head out by minibus in search of the Northern Lights, hopefully, they will make an appearance for you tonight. Your guide will check the weather forecast and take you to the area with the best chance of spotting the Northern Lights.  You will even cross the border into Sweden! 

Hot drinks are included during this one and a half hour activity.

Minimum group size: 4 adults

Please note: this activity can only be booked locally


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Husky Night Adventure

From: £125pp

Watching the Northern Lights at any time is spectacular, but to chase them on a dogsled is something else entirely. This safari will take you over open terrain with superb Aurora viewpoints. All the while, you will have the energy of the pack driving everyone along! You will be travelling two per sled and the activity duration is around one and a half hours. 

Activity level: Medium

Available: Wednesday and Saturday at 8.30 pm 

Who's the Meister (9km Husky Safari)

From: £92pp

Meet and greet the huskies at the Arctic Sled Dog Centre and learn how to drive a dog sled before testing your skills on a 9km trail. You will travel two people per sled and have the chance to switch between the roles of driver and passenger. This is a great activity for those who want to try dog sledding before perhaps enjoying a longer trip later in their stay. You will be out for around 1.5hrs.

Guides, instruction and equipment included.

Activity level: Low

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Thursday at 10.30am


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Ice karting

From: £85pp

The frozen River Muonio is the ideal race track for an exciting ice karting adventure on the border between Finland and Sweden. Each year, the snow is ploughed from the ice to create a hard-packed snow course, which is perfect for racing your friends and family. Your guide will talk you through the basic controls and then it’s on with your helmet and off you go! As the studded tyres grip the track, you’ll have great fun learning how to drive on the snow, drifting and sliding along the course…be prepared to get stuck in the snow banks a few times! Racing against others, you’ll battle it out to see who will be crowned champion of the track.

This activity is suitable for anyone over the age of 12 and taller than 140cm, no earlier experience or driving licence is required. The whole activity will last for approximately 2-3 hours, with roughly 20 minutes of driving per person.

Activity level: Low

Minimum group size: 4 adults

Available: Thursdays at 2 pm


Credit: Harriniva Hotels and Safaris

Howl with the huskies (Overnight Husky Safari)

From: £495pp

A true wilderness experience is in store for you, as you will be pulled through extraordinary outdoor environments covering approximately 20 to 25km each day. You will overnight in a rustic wilderness cabin and have dinner and breakfast there; lunch will be prepared over an open campfire. You will be responsible for looking after your husky team and assisting with campsite tasks, like collecting firewood.

Each cabin is slightly different to the others, with some having the most basic facilities (no running water or electricity). All are comfy and will keep you nice and warm; all the more so once the fire gets going. Everyone will sleep in a dormitory-style arrangement and helping with water and firewood collection is all part of the outdoor experience! Given the remote location of the cabins, you will be well-placed in light pollution-free zones for viewing the Northern Lights.

All instruction and equipment are provided (including an Arctic grade sleeping bag). Each person will drive their own sled on the safari.

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Activity level: High

Available: Friday at 10 am


Image credit: Laura Hodgkiss

Overnight Snowmobiling Wilderness Safari

From: £437pp

Pack your bags for a real adventure using snowmobiles to get you to your wilderness cabin accommodation. After driving instruction and a safety briefing, you will set off through the wilds, travelling across frozen lakes and through snow-laden forests. On your first day, you will travel around 50km, arriving at the cabin early in the evening. Your guide will then prepare dinner over the fire and everyone will muck in with the camp tasks. This is a spectacular place in which to spend the night and being so far from light pollution offers a great opportunity to witness the Northern Lights should conditions be favourable.

After a night in the cabin (shared accommodation), you will enjoy breakfast before travelling around 30km back to Harriniva.

You will travel one person per snowmobile throughout and so you must hold a full driving licence and be over 18.

All instruction and equipment are provided

Minimum group size: 4 adults

Activity level: High

Available: Saturday at 3 pm

Lappish foodie experience

From: £32pp

Enjoy a cooking course where you'll make several dishes using local ingredients. The dishes that you prepare over an open fire will then be tasted at dinner and hopefully, you will go away with some cooking tips to take home!

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Duration: Approximately 2 - 3 hours

Available: Tuesday at 6 pm


Image credit:  Antti Pietikainen

Snowshoe and Arctic Spa

From: £100pp

Following a transfer into the spectacular Pallas Fell area, you will strap on snowshoes and hike in this wonderful region. Journeying upwards, you will be treated to some lovely views before tucking into a picnic lunch around a campfire. After that, everyone will look around the Pallas Nature Centre to learn more about the area.

A rewarding finish to the activity comes with a visit to the lakeside pools, sauna, and hot tub at Jeris, with a chance to dip into the icy waters of Lakes Jeris.

In total, you will be out for around 5 - 6 hours.

Activity level: Low

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Wednesday and Friday at 9.30 am


Image credits: Antti Pietikäinen

Reindeer Aurora Experience

From: £109pp

Two of the most iconic Lapland attractions meet for one enchanting outdoor experience: move through a tranquil forest at night on a reindeer sleigh (2 people per sled), looking out for the Northern Lights as you cover around 3km. The lack of light pollution in this open location ensures that you will have undisturbed viewing opportunities. Hot drinks will be served by a campfire after your safari and you will be out for around one and a half hours (including transfers).

Activity level: Medium

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Tuesday & Thursday at 8.30 pm

Tour to Winter Village (40km Snowmobile Safari)

From: £158pp

Covering a total of 40km today you will travel past frozen lakes and forests blanketed in white, as you make your way to the Torassieppi Winter Village, built entirely of ice and snow. Take time to look around at its incredible rooms and decorations before enjoying lunch in the on-site ice restaurant. You will then make your way back to Harriniva. This trip is based on two people sharing a snowmobile but if you would like to travel with your own machine this can be arranged for a supplement so please just ask our sales team for details. You will be out for a total of around 3.5 hours.

Guides, instruction and equipment included.

Please note that you must be over 18 and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile. 

Activity level: Medium

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Thursday & Saturday at 10 am


Image credits: Antti Pietikainen

Aurora Adventure (20km Snowmobile Safari)

From: £100pp

Racing after the Northern Lights on snowmobiles is utterly thrilling. You will receive a safety briefing and comprehensive instructions on working the vehicles before riding all the way to the summit of a picturesque fell during this two-hour safari. Relax with a hot drink as you look in the hope of seeing the lights dancing above you. You will cover around 20km over around two hours and will travel two people per snowmobile (ask our sales experts if you would like to upgrade to have your own machine). 

Please note that you should be over 18 and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile in Finland. 

Activity level: Low

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday at 9 pm

Local culture

From: £125pp

The Sámi people are native to Lapland, and their culture can be found throughout the region. On this activity, you will visit a local reindeer farm and have the chance to learn about the herder's lifestyle, help feed their animals and look around the nearby museum. This farm is one of the oldest in Finland and now welcomes visitors to come and gain an insight into the very special connection between the Sámi people and their animals. A magical reindeer sleigh ride is included (approximately 3km), as is lunch in a traditional kota (tepee). 

From late December, you will then enjoy a tour of the nearby Torassieppi Winter Village which features snow rooms, ice sculptures and a very cool restaurant! 

You will be out for around 3 - 4 hours (including transfers).

Activity level: Low

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 10.30 am

Ski like a Finn!

From: £50pp

A classic Nordic activity, cross-country skiing is definitely one to try. Don’t be put off if you have never skied before, as you will be well-schooled in the basics prior to heading around Harriniva’s local trails over the course of around two hours.

Guides, instruction, and equipment included.

Activity level: Low

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Tuesday at 10 am; Thursday & Sunday at 2 pm

Ice fishing

From: £30pp

Ice fishing is one of Finland’s most beloved pastimes. A guide will take you to a nearby fishing location, helping you to drill through the ice and set up your line before leaving you to wait patiently for a fish to bite. It’s immensely rewarding to make a catch – even if you don’t, you’ll be treated to some marvellous scenery. A hot drink is included and you will be out for around two hours. 

Activity level: Low

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Tuesday & Saturday at 10 am and Sunday at 1 pm

Lapland snowmobile adventure (on request)

From: £246pp

This is the greatest one-day snowmobile safari we can offer, with the journey covering 80 to 100km in total, including a break for a picnic lunch and hot drinks. While the normal arrangement is to travel two people per vehicle, we recommend upgrading to one each if possible (ask one of our travel experts for a quote). You will be out for between five and six hours. 

Guides, instruction and equipment included.

You must be over 18 and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile.

Activity level: High

Available: On request and subject to availability, a total of 4 participants are required in order for this trip to operate.

It's a husky day (25km Husky Safari)

From: £325pp

Following a trip to the Arctic Sled Dog Centre and a full briefing on how to control the huskies, you will take on a 25km husky safari, travelling one person per sled. This is an excellent dog sled adventure that will really give you a taste of the trail as you will be out for between four and five hours. 

Guides, picnic lunch, instruction and equipment included.

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Activity level: High

Available: Thursday at 10.30am


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Secrets of the Northern Lights with Pancakes

From: £25pp

There are many myths and legends about the Northern Lights, most going back centuries. There is also a good deal of science behind the phenomenon. This workshop will introduce you to both and takes place in a traditional kota. You can make pancakes on the fire as your expert guide will answer questions and try and give you a better understanding of this remarkable phenomenon and the science behind it. This activity will last around 2 hours.

Activity level: Low

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Mondays at 4 pm and Fridays at 3 pm


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Aurora Snowshoeing

From: £59pp

Snowshoeing in search of the Northern Lights is particularly magical because you can slow down and enjoy the silence of the forests and wilderness at night, connecting to the land around you. A knowledgeable guide will take you into the dark outdoors, and you’ll stop part way for hot drinks in a prime Aurora viewpoint. You will be out for around 2 - 3 hours in total.

Activity level: Medium

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Monday & Saturday at 9 pm


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

Tour de Olosvuoma (17km Husky Safari)

From: £125pp

Pay a visit to the Arctic Sled Dog Centre and get full instructions on how to drive a dogsled. You will then set off on a 17km husky safari, travelling two people per sled. This is an excellent safari for those who want to experience a slightly longer husky adventure with the chance to swap between being driver and passenger. You will be out for around 2.5 hours.

Activity level: Medium

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Monday & Tuesday at 1 pm; Friday & Saturday at 10.30 am


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Panorama Safari (30km Snowmobile Safari)

From: £96pp

This activity will have you exploring the fells close to Harriniva and travelling through the winter wonderland that surrounds it; all in all, an excellent excursion for becoming familiar with the region. You will travel two to a vehicle, with the chance to swap the roles of driver and passenger in between (please note that you must hold a full driving licence and be over 18 to drive a snowmobile). Passing white forests and frozen lakes, the total distance covered will be around 30km and you will be out and about for approximately two hours.

Activity level: Low

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Monday, Tuesday & Friday at 1.30 pm; Sunday at 10 am

 

Little Extras

Cross-country ski hire

From: £9pp

You can hire a set of skis (day hire) and test yourself on the cross-country skiing trails around Harriniva.


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Snowshoe hire

From: £9pp

Hire snowshoes and go trekking over the pristine snow.

 

Arctic spa and smoke sauna

From: £46pp

This activity starts with a transfer to Harriniva's sister hotel at Jeris. Here you can enjoy the lakeside well-being facilities. There's a warming Jacuzzi, a cool relaxation pool, a traditional Finnish smoke sauna and the chance to have a go at ice swimming if you are feeling brave! Transfers and towels are included and this is an excellent and relaxing way to spend 3 -4 hours (incl. transfers).

Please note that you must be fit and healthy to try ice swimming.

Minimum group size: 4 adults 

Available: Wednesday and Friday at 3 pm

Special Nights

Night in an Aurora Dome

From: £142pp

The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at Torassieppi and Jeris offer a fantastic 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.

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 (approximately 50 -100m).

Transfers and breakfast are included. For December dates at Torassieppi, you will have dinner at your hotel, prior to transferring to your dome at approximately 8:30/9:00 pm; from early January onwards, you will check-in at approximately 4 pm and have dinner at Torassieppi. If you are staying at an Aurora Dome in Jeris, check-in is approximately 4 pm throughout the season and you will have dinner at Jeris as well.

At both locations, you will check-out after breakfast.

Please note that the price shown is based on you keeping your hotel room for the duration of your three/ seven-night stay. Other rates apply for additional nights. Please contact one of our team for a quote.

Available: Monday - Sunday


Credit: Harriniva Hotel And Safaris

Overnight stay in a wilderness cabin

From: £246pp

In the evening, you will be taken to a wilderness cabin with shared facilities, around 45 minutes away. You will travel there by either minibus or snowmobile-pulled sleigh. A wood-heated sauna by the lake will be waiting for you, as will a hearty fireside dinner. Far from light pollution, you will also be able to look out for the Northern Lights dancing in the dark sky. Settle down for the night in before waking up to a rousing breakfast the next day. Following that, you will head back to Harriniva.

You will stay in either a shared mezzanine sleeping area or can choose to upgrade to a private room if you prefer (subject to supplement and availability - contact our team for a quotation).

This activity does not include your hotel accommodation back at Harriniva. 

Activity level: Low

Minimum group size: 4 adults

Available: Saturday at 5 pm

Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

From: £84pp

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 your thick sleeping bags will ensure a warm night.

Transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast all included. You will enjoy your evening meal at your hotel prior to transferring to your snow igloo room in the evening at approximately 8:30/9pm. The toilet and sauna facilities are approximately 200 metres’ walk away. You will check out after breakfast.

Please note that the price shown is based on you keeping your hotel room for the duration of your three/ seven-night stay. Other rates apply for additional nights. Please contact us for a quotation.

Available: Monday to Sunday at 8.30/9pm


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

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To secure your holiday for next season, you can make a pre-sale booking and fix the price of your trip at the pre-sale price displayed below. Simply by paying an initial deposit of £50pp, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain preliminary and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed, you will then have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed, the remaining deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. 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.

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Holiday group size (approximate)

The minimum number of participants required for most activities is simply 1 person with a maximum of around 24 taking part. For some departure dates, however, a minimum of 8 people may be required for this holiday to operate. Please contact our travel experts for details. 

Group size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Minimum age

The minimum age for this holiday can be found in the dates and prices section of the holiday page, under ‘Terms’.

Unless otherwise stated in the dates and prices section of the holiday page, under ‘Terms’, the minimum age for participation in an Artisan holiday is typically 8 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment

is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company www.activitiesabroad.com

Single supplements

Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation. 

Medical history and advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

Pregnancy

If you are pregnant at the time of booking your holiday or you discover you are pregnant prior to your departure, firstly – congratulations! Secondly – please tell us as soon as possible. This situation does arise, and we are able to advise you both from our own first-hand experience and from discussing this at length with our expert local partners who have experience in this area. The more notice you can give us the better, in order to suggest any adaptions to the itinerary you have booked which will reduce the risk to both mother and baby. Please contact our customer service team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Insurance

Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

Reduced mobility

If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our Travel Experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.

Experience and fitness
Any activities included in your itinerary are all designed for beginners. Full instruction and tuition are 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 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 every day.

Consequently, their knowledge and experience are 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 and equipment hire

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities is always subject to change and guests will be provided with their final itinerary upon arrival.

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.

Travel Safety and Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/ The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

Overnight husky safaris

Please note: if you choose to take part in one of our overnight safaris but discontinue the activity for reasons other than emergency evacuation, you will be charged an evacuation fee of €300.



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