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Winter Finland: Reindeer, huskies and frosted wilderness
Ride a snowmobile into the wilderness beneath the Northern Lights, take a magical reindeer sleigh-ride through the forest and master the basics of cross-country skiing
Winter Finland: Reindeer, huskies and frosted wilderness
About your trip
Reindeer and huskies, snow-laden forests and the Northern Lights? Usher in a magical winter on this long weekend in Finland.
In just four days, you’ll explore the twilight wilderness on a fleet of snowmobiles, keeping an eye to the sky for the ethereal Northern Lights. You’ll glide through white forests on reindeer-led sleighs and cut across the open wilderness on a husky safari. And you’ll enjoy a fireside lunch with local herders, before savouring the Arctic skies from your lakeside lodge.
- Accommodation in twin rooms
- Most meals included
- Max 14 travellers per group
- ATOL protected
- Private airport transfers
Remember, flights aren't included and prices are based on sharing a twin room. If you'd like to upgrade to a single room, you can add this during the booking process or by contacting our Customer Experience team.
Day 01 Hello, Northern Lights
Land in Kittilä airport by 5pm, where a transfer will take you to your new home on the edge of Lake Torassieppi. Boasting zero light pollution and dramatic views over Pallas-Ylläs National Park, the location is quite spectacular. As evening falls, meet your fellow travellers and guide over an organic homemade dinner at the lodge – with a crackling campfire and hot drinks to see you through the night.
Day 02 Reindeer rides and a shaman visit
Embrace a touch of magic this morning as you jump aboard a reindeer sleigh ride, weaving through snow-laden pine forests towards the horizon. Follow this up with a session of cross-country skiing, which will see you test your newfound skills on a scenic route. Lunch today will be a cosy affair, gathered around a fire in a traditional Lappish kota alongside local reindeer herders. The rest of the afternoon is yours to sink into the warmth of a traditional Finnish sauna (feeling brave? Follow up your sauna session with an ice cold swim). Enjoy dinner at the lodge, then your magical evening will culminate with a visit to a local shaman. Gathered around a fire, you’ll learn about the local folklore surrounding gnomes, nature and the Northern Lights.
Day 03 Husky safaris and pristine Arctic beauty
This morning’s adventure? After paying a visit to a local husky farm (puppies included), you’ll glide across the icy tundra on a nine-kilometre husky safari. Refuel on lunch at a nearby restaurant, then your outdoor adventure continues with a snowmobile safari. Spend the afternoon revelling in your pure Arctic surroundings, reaching thrilling speeds across the snow. Later on, gather with your group for your final dinner together.
Day 04 Farewell, Finland
Enjoy a final breakfast at your lodge, before catching a transfer to the airport. Interested in an extended Scandi escape? Take a peek at our Norway itinerary.
Our Favourite Hotels
Browse a selection of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip.
Torassieppi Village, Muonio
Cosy cabin village in Pallas-Ylläs National Park
Bed down in peaceful wooden chalets (complete with log burners) on the shores of Lake Torassieppi.
Why we stay here
This 19th-century farm complex is spectacularly located amid snow-clad fir trees and the frozen lake. We love the toasty saunas, and the restaurant’s roaring log fire.
Aurora Domes, Lake Torassieppi (optional upgrade)
Sleep in igloo-shaped pods under the Northern Lights
These brilliant insulated domes, perched on the edge of frozen Lake Torassieppi, come with log fires, cosy beds, rugs and plenty of blankets.
Why we stay here
An unrivalled Northern Lights experience – especially when you’re wrapped up in a blanket with a glass of prosecco in your hand.
What Flashpackers say
"I had the absolute trip of a lifetime through Flash Pack visiting Finland! While it was one of the shorter experiences, I came away with memories of adventure and a new travel family in the fellow Flashpackers I met on the trip! "
"This trip was phenomenal! It was filled with a lot of culture and adventure in one of the most magical places in Finland! "
"Snowy wonderland. Everything was well-planned and ran seamlessly. I’m a vegan and my meals were wonderful and I didn’t have to worry about what I would eat. Every aspect of the trip was perfect and the most fun I’ve ever had on a vacation!"
" Everything about this trip was amazing - from the staff at cabins, to the cabins themselves, to the activities, the Northern Lights, the scenery and most importantly, the people. The group bonded more or less straightaway. I can honestly say I haven’t laughed that much in a very, very long time. It was just perfect. "
Fly into and out of Kittilä Airport (KTT). Finding flights for this northwards voyage to the Arctic Circle can be a little difficult. Please let us know if you are struggling and we will do our very best to help.
To savour an evening beneath the Northern Lights, you can opt for an upgrade to an Aurora Dome. These unique pods allow you to fall asleep to uninterrupted views of the Arctic skies, with comfortable bedding, a wood-burning stove and spectacular views over Lake Torassieppi. Please contact our Sales Team to find out more.
You need to have a driver’s licence from your home country in order to drive a snowmobile. Otherwise, you can still take part but you’ll need to ride pillion.
Please note that the optional hotel upgrade to the Aurora Domes is based on twin room sharing.
Please be aware that the Northern Lights are weather-dependent and not guaranteed to appear on every trip.
For December dates of this trip, we will be staying in the cosy cabins of Hotel Jeris instead of Torassieppi Village.
Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control – but we’ll always do our best to ensure it has little impact on your experience. From time to time, we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh and exciting.
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