Lapland Aurora Private Cabin Stay (7 days)

Lapland Aurora Private Cabin Stay

(7 days)

Description

Would you like to spend your next holiday in Lapland in a snow-covered village where streetlights are turned off in the afternoon so that you can see the Northern Lights? The village of Äkäslompolo is located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, deep in Finnish Lapland surrounded by the peaceful old forests of the Pallas-Ylläs Nature Park. This beautiful small village is your home for the week; shop with the locals, feed reindeers outside the supermarket afterwards and then pop to the pub or the cafe on your way back to your cabin. You will stay in cosy log cabins, each with their own fireplace and sauna. Enjoy getting to know the locals and join in some exhilarating winter activities like husky & reindeer sledding, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Day 1: Arrive to the Kittilä airport and transfer to your log cabin Day 2: Ice Fishing Safari with snowmobiles Day 3: Day at a Reindeer Farm, meeting local Sami and sleigh ride through the forest Day 4: Free day to souvenir shop, go skiing or enjoy your cabin Day 5: Full day husky safari in the northern wilderness Day 6: Free day to enjoy cross country skiing or head off downhill skiing Day 7: Departure day You can will be able to purchase food and alcohol supplies at the local supermarket and that way you can enjoy meals in the comfort of your own cabin together with your family. There are lots of different dining options in Äkäslompolo, varying from fine dining, casual meals and buffets. Important information To steer a husky team you need to be 18 years old.To drive a snowmobile you need to have a valid driver's license. Please, remember to bring it with you.Snowmobile safari organisers have insurance. In case of accident you personal liability is max EUR 500 per accident case.

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Some Meals Provided

Onluy 2 lunch included. Ask your travel specialist for more details.

Virtuoso

All tours depart daily and are private, highly personalized and luxurious. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Artisans of Leisure tours.

Professional Guide

All tours include a guide to show you all there is to see on the tour.

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

All tours include a guide to show you all there is to see on the tour.

Trip Itinerary

DAY #1 - Äkäslompolo, Finland - Äkäslompolo Cabins - DC
Arrive to the Kittilä airport and transfer to your log cabin

Transfer from Kittilä airport to Äkäslompolo village. After you have your winter clothing and hired equipment, take a walk to the supermarket where you will be able to purchase supplies for your cabin.

Free time for relaxing in your cabin: light the fire, make a cup of tea and make your first snowman. You can hire kick sledges, snowshoes, fatbikes and cross country skis locally.

Enjoy your first evening in Lapland. With no light pollution and no noise you can truly feel the beauty of the Arctic night, admire the night sky and hopefully see the Northern Lights. Hear the silence of the wilderness and breathe in the cleanest air in Europe. Any clear night, grab a blanket and something warm to drink, sled or walk down to the lake and watch for the Northern Lights.
DAY #2 - Äkäslompolo, Finland - Äkäslompolo Cabins - DC
Ice Fishing Safari with snowmobiles

After a snowmobile drive to a frozen lake you get to experience the traditional way of winter fishing – through a hole in the ice. You may also see how fishing with a net is done. During the safari guide will serve you a soup lunch. If you will be lucky enough to catch your own fish, you can keep it if you wish, and maybe cook a delicious dinner after the safari! It will be a relaxing day of learning the secrets of ice fishing.
DAY #3 - Äkäslompolo, Finland - Äkäslompolo Cabins - DC
Day at a Reindeer Farm, meeting local Sami and sleigh Day at a Reindeer Farm, meeting local Sami and sleigh ride through the forestReindeer herder Sami and his family present today’s everyday life on a reindeer farm and the history. On your visit to the farm you will get close to the animals and also have the possibility to feed them. The reindeer eat the lichens and birch leaves out of your hand. You may even pet the tamer animals. You can warm up a in the hut or the lean-to shelter where we offer real campfire coffee and cookies. We will also try to discover the secret of throwing a lasso.The visit to the reindeer farm includes also a ride in a sled. The 1 kilometre long trail takes you through snowy forest. The sleds will be drawn by formula reindeer but also the slower kind. To round up the outing we will visit the reindeer gallery, which is a museum as well as an art gallery. Sami’s oldest building is over 200 years old, an old wood heated log cabin, where old tools, furniture and clothes are displayed. The matron Marjut has decorated the walls with reindeer themed watercolor paintings. Souvenirs, made on site, made reindeer antlers and reindeer hides can be bought from the gallery. Soup lunch included (reindeer soup, of course)!
DAY #4 - Äkäslompolo, Finland - Äkäslompolo Cabins - DC
Free day to souvenir shop, go skiing or enjoy your cabin Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and spend the day relaxing in your cabin or outside. There is plenty of options here in Äkäslompolo; souvenir shopping, visiting the petting zoo, saying hello to the reindeers at the supermarket or enjoying the sauna and fireplace in your cabin. Further afield, you can also visit the Lainio Snow Village or take a day trip into Levi to go ice karting.
DAY #5 - Äkäslompolo, Finland - Äkäslompolo Cabins - DC
Full day husky safari in the northern wilderness

Enjoy a full day husky safari in the northern wilderness. Mush your own team of Alaskan huskies through the snowy landscape. When you come to Husky Ranch Lapland you will be greeted by your guide and the other owner of the ranch, Juho. After driving instructions you are ready to meet your team of well-trained Alaskan huskies! You will follow the guide one after another, you are all driving your own sleds pulled by 3-4 dogs. The trail heads first south of the Kurtakko village, you take a peek at Europe’s biggest wetland Teuravuoma and then you start heading east to old taiga forests. At the halfway point it’s time to take a good break. The dogs get their halfway price first – frozen meet snacks! After this you will be served delicious lunch by an open fire! When the break is over its time to head back to the kennel along a scenic route. After the safari you will have plenty of time to say goodbye to your eager team mates. Before heading back to the resort there is still time for a cup of hot chocolate at the Ranch!
DAY #6 - Äkäslompolo, Finland - Äkäslompolo Cabins - DC
Free day to enjoy cross country skiing or head off downhill skiing

Today is a free day to enjoy cross country skiing or head off downhill skiing. The cross country skiing tracks criss cross the village and you can basically head off in any direction. You can get lessons locally. Down hill skiing is possible in Ylläs.
DAY #7 - Äkäslompolo, Finland
Departure day

After breakfast, transfer to Kittilä airport. Depending on your flight, you might have a chance to visit Levi, a larger town in the region which offers interesting options such as ice go karting, horse riding & snow laser tag. Ask us how to combine this tour with a visit to Tromsø, Norway.

Tour Pricing

3 Hour Tour
2 People +
$129/person
  • Return Shuttle
  • 5 Restaurants
  • Food Included
  • Historic Locations
5 Hour Tour
2 People +
$169/person
  • Return Shuttle
  • 10 Restaurants
  • Food Included
  • Historic Locations

Reviews

Overall, good, but one of my tour guides did not speak English well and did not have a good narrative. The other three were really good
Alexandra Bohn
12 Jun 2022
Because of the Corona pandemic raging at the time of our scheduled trip, border closures and airline cancellations, we cancelled our trip to Northern Europe including three countries. Because of the above conditions, ever airline and ground reservation issued a full rebate, EXCEPT 50 Degrees North. They were the least accommodating
06 Mar 2022
My travel agent, Susan Teeple, worked with Hege to help me experience an amazing time in Finnish Lapland. It was everything I could possibly have wanted. Hege was good about listening to Susan and communicating with her. Working together is how great things get done and Hege came through very nicely. Sincerely, Patricia Baker
Susan Teeple
06 Mar 2020

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