spirit of lapland
A week full of Lappish culture, local food and a selection of our best activities, all while based in our small exclusive eco resort of Torassieppi
Day 1 –Arrival
Arrival to Kittilä airport and transfer to Torassieppi. Dinner in the restaurant.
Accommodation in cosy rooms or in the cabins.
Day 2 – Local culture & aurora campfire
After a hearty breakfast, your guide will lead you to the reindeer farm which is a short walk from your accommodation. You will be introduced to the reindeer herder who will take you for a short ride on a reindeer sled and give you an insight into the life of the reindeer. You can enter the traditional guest house and museum, enabling you to catch a rare glimpse into what life was like this far North before roads and motorised vehicles. Lunch will be served in a traditional Lappish kota around a fire after which you will have some free time to relax take a walk round our Winter village with ice bar, restaurant and snow rooms. Dinner will be served in the restaurant.In the evening your guide will tell you more about the fascinating phenomenon of the Northern lights and the science & myths behind it. Afterwards you will go to a Northern lights viewing spot.
Here you will build a camp fire, toast marshmallows and enjoy hot chocolate around the fire while waiting for the lights to hopefully make an appearance.
Day 3 -Husky adventure, Cross Country Skiing & Aurora Dome
Take breakfast in the restaurant after which you will meet the lovely huskies who will then take you on a 15 km safari over the swamps and lakes, two persons per sled. Lunch will be served in the restaurant. In the afternoon you have chance to try out one of the Finns’ favourite sport – nordic skiing. After dinner you can head to your own Aurora dome for a cosy night with wood burning stove, panoramic view of the lake and with a little luck some northern lights!
Day 4 –Finnish tastes & Aurora snow train
Enjoy a relaxing morning taking breakfast and lunch in the main restaurant. In the afternoon you will join the guide for some tastes of Finland. Get an insight into Finnish food culture and special local tastes. Dinner will be served in the restaurant and after that you will enjoy a ride on the Aurora snow train while watching for those exclusive Northern Lights.
Day 5 –Snowmobiles & husky farm visit
After breakfast it is snowmobile time! Your guide will give a full briefing and safety demo before you head out on this 40km safari to the Harriniva husky farm. During the safari you will visit one of the largest husky farms in the world and take lunch in our Harriniva hotel before returning to Torassieppi. Dinner will be served in the restaurant.
Day 6 –Snowshoe hike with Arctic Sauna World
Eat well at breakfast, as afterwards your guide will be taking you by minibus to the Pallas fell area. This is the largest fell area in Western Lapland and is known for its breathtaking beauty.
You will visit the nature center to learn more about the area before taking a snowshoe walk to enjoy the surroundings.
Afterwards you will head to Jeris to enjoy a hearty lunch and some well-earned relaxation in our Arctic Sauna World at the shore of the lake Jeris. Here you get the chance to dip in the icy lake and warm up in the most traditional sauna of all, the smoke sauna! Dinner will be served in the restaurant.
Day 7 –Free day for relaxation
Today is the day where you can do absolutely nothing or ask your guide for more activities. You may already be surprised at how much there is to do out in the middle of nowhere. Breakfast, lunch and farewell dinner will be served in the restaurant.
Day 8 –Departure
After breakfast it is time to say goodbye and your transfer to Kittilä airport will be ready.
- Return transfers from Kittilä
- Warm winter clothing
- 7 overnights with full board
- 1 night in an Aurora dome
- Local culture, 3 km reindeer ride
- Aurora Campfire
- Aurora snow train
- Cross-country skiing
- Husky safari of 15 km
- 40 km Snowmobile tour to Harriniva husky farm
- Tastes of Finland
- Snowshoe trip in National Park
- Arctic Sauna World
- Entry in to the Winter village
- Plant a tree – carbon offset*
- Farewell dinner
- All day tea and coffee
1st of January to 26th of March 2023
Package duration 7 nights