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Autumn Northern Lights Break with a night in a Glass Igloo

Autumn Northern Lights Break with a night in a Glass Igloo

See Lapland in colors! Take a short break to the northernmost Lapland in September, when the nature is showing a full spectrum of colors. Nights are becoming darker and colder, which make trees and plants change their colors to red, orange and yellow and northern lights are to show up again.

PLEASE NOTE! In October the fall foliage is over and lake or river cruises not available any more. The cruises can be compensated by a horse back riding or a fishing tour.

On our ready-made northern lights tour you will spend one night in three different locations in the northernmost Lapland:

1. Inari  is the cultural center of the northern Lapland and located by the lake Inari 35km north from the airport of Ivalo.  In order to get an overview of the area and its characteristics, you will visit the Sámi museum Siida, which is a window to the nature in the northernmost Lapland as well as the Sámi culture. You will hear about the eight seasons, northern lights and survival strategies of the Sámi people in the extreme conditions of the north.

You will stay at hotel Kultahovi, which is located by the rapids of Juutua, which is told to be a "fishermen's dream".  Fish dishes of your hotel are worth tasting, they are simply delicious. The superior rooms are located in the river hotel with windows facing the rapids.

Activity: lake cruise (2-3h) on lake Inari. also called "the sea of Lapland" as it is the third biggest lake in Finland

2. Lemmenjoki National Park  is located west if Inari.  The river itself is known as a gold-mining district. You hotel is located by lake Menesjärvi not far from the national park. Before the building was renovated to a hotel,   it used to be a Sámi village school. As the distances were long, the students had to live at the school. Northern lights look simply magical here as the  the surface of the water reflects the northern lights.

Activity: river cruise with lunch (3,5-4h) to the Ravada water falls

3.

September: Nellim  is an old village by lake Inari next to the Russian border in te middles of the wilderness.  In September our guests will have their glass igloo night here by a lake.

October:  Saariselkä is located partly in the Urho-Kekkonen National Park. The most famous Arctic hills are called Kaunispää, which is next to the village and Kiilopää, which is 17km away from the village. Urho Kekkonen National Park  (=UKK-park) established in 1983 and covering 2 550 square kilometres, it is one of Finland's largest protected areas. It is named after the former president Urho Kaleva Kekkonen. Our October guests will have their glass igloo night her on the Arctic hills by a small river.

Activity: Hiking tour (4h) to the Arctic hills and sauna after it with a possibility for swimming in natural water.

Design Lunch as a bonus for groups 5 or more!   An Arctic wild food buffet is served  in a unique milieu surrounded by the best Finnish design and selected pieces of art.

 

AUTUMN NORTHERN LIGHTS BREAK WITH LAKE AND RIVER CRUISES AND A NIGHT IN AN AURORA CABIN

Accommodation: comfort or superior twins

Meals: 4xbreakfast, 4xlunch (Note: Design House Ivalo vist and lunch only for groups over 5 people), 3xdinner

Flights: not included but you need to buy connecting flight AY557 from Helsinki 1,4,8,11,15.9. or 18.9.to Ivalo and AY559 4,7,11,14,18 or 21.9.from Ivalo to Helsinki (appr. 165€)

Program: start date Sunday  4.,11. or 18.9.

Sun

  • 8.50am flight AY557  from Helsinki
  • 10.20am arrival in Ivalo
  • lunch at the hotel
  • 1pm cruise on lake Inari
  • by 4pm arrival back to the hotel
  • 5-7pm dinner
  • night in Inari in a hotel with an aurora camera

Mon

  • breakfast
  • transportation to Lemmenjoki
  • 10.30am river cruise to the Ravadas falls including lunch
  • 15.00 visit to a felt art studio with felting workshop
  • 17.30  transportation to a wilderness hotel by a lake
  • sauna
  • dinner
  • auroras dancing above the lake if you are lucky

Tue

  • breakfast
  • free time for paddling, rowing, walking in the neighborhood
  • 11.00 transportation back to Inari
  • 11.45  visit to Sámi museum Siida including coffee and sandwich
  • 13.45 transportation to Design House Idoli
  • 14.00 Lappish wild food lunch
  • 16.00  transportation to another wilderness hotel
  • night in an aurora hut/cabin

Wed

  • breakfast
  • 10-13.00 hiking on the hills
  • lunch
  • hotel sauna
  • 17.00 airport transfer
  • 19.00 flight AY559 from Ivalo
  • 21.20 arrival in Helsinki
  • night at a hotel by a lake close to the airport

Thu

  • breakfast
  • departure home or next destination

b) Program: start date Thursday 1.,8 or 15.9.

Thu

  • 10.35am flight AY557  from Helsinki
  • 12.05am arrival in Ivalo
  • 13.30-15.30 Lappish wild food lunch at Design House Idoli
  • 15.30 transfer to Inari
  •  time for a walk
  • dinner
  • night in Inari in a hotel with an aurora camera

Fri

  • breakfast
  • visit to Sámi museum Siida
  • lunch
  • 13.00 cruise on lake Inari
  • by 16.00 back in Inari and transportation to a wilderness hotel by a lake
  • sauna
  • dinner
  • auroras dancing above the lake if you are lucky
  • night in a wilderness hotel

Sat

  • breakfast
  • transportation to Lemmenjoki
  • 10.30 river cruise to the Ravadas falls including lunch
  • 15.00 visit to a felt art studio with felting demonstration
  • 17.30 transportation to a wilderness hotel
  • dinner
  • night in an aurora cabin

Sun

  • breakfast
  • 10-13.00 hiking to the Kiilopää hill
  • lunch
  • hotel sauna
  • 17.00 airport transfer
  • 19.00 flights AY559 from Ivalo
  • 21.20 arrival in Helsinki
  • night at a hotel by a lake close to the airport 

Mon

  • breakfast
  • departure home or next destination

Please note: individual participants are welcome. The minimum number of participants/tour with this program is 2. If less than 5 people, there is no lunch at Design House Idoli.

 

LOCATION: Ivalo-Inari region
Flights: Ivalo (see our flight recommendations)
 

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Price 1304€/person(2), 1170€/person(8), single supplement tbd
Prices for children 4-11yrs in extra bed 861,40€, 0-3yrs free of charge
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