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Northern Lights Family Break, Holiday Season

Northern Lights Family Break, Holiday Season

A wilderness hotel offers the best possible location for northern lights watching.  Activity package: sledge dog and snowshoeing safaris, an aurora camp as well as snowmobiling to a reindeer farm.

Aurora Borelis  is a natural phenomenon with the highest propability to occur in September-October and again in February-March. The northern part of Lapland belongs to the auroral zone. You can see auroras there throughout the winter on three out of four nights, even though you cannot see them if the weather is cloudy. You need a clear and dark night. The best time of the day is plus minus 2 hours from the midnight.

Nellim wilderness hotel  is located by the 3rd biggest lake of Finland, lake Inari. The Nellim village is in the south-eastern end of the lake, 45 kilometres east of Ivalo.

Activities:

Husky tour  takes you across the snowy landscape of river Ivalo. Nothing beats the feeling you get when mushing an eager team of huskies. Two participants will be sharing a dog sledge. During the 2,5-hour dog sledding you'll have a break in a Lappish hut and cook some coffee, tea or hot juice and eat a sandwich. After the break you will change the musher. Please note that children under 12 yrs will sit in sleigh, most probably the guidewill take the 11-year old in his sleigh.

Snowshoe tour  (2h) allows you to enter the snowy forest and get up to the hills to see the Nellim village and its surroudings. Snowshoeing is easy but gives you a good deal of exercise. Light lunch and warm drinks by an open fire are included.

Visit to a reindeer farm  (5h)  takes you to a local reindeer farm by snowmobiles. You will hear about the reindeer herding and will meet some of your host's reindeers and will have a chance to feed them. On the way back you will stop to see, how winter fishing takes place by nets under te ice and can try ice-fishing yourselves. If you think this is too much for the smallest ones, you can book an aurora sledge instead (1adult with 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children, there is only one of these wagons).

Aurora Camp (2h)  is an evening activity taking place very late in the evening at a time, when it is the most potential for auroras to be seen dancing on the night sky. You will be transported to the camp fire in sleighs pulled by a snowmobile so you do not have to concentrate on driing but can look at the northern sky.  

 

NORTHERN LIGHTS CHRISTMAS BREAK WITH ACTIVITIES

Accommodation:  

Group of 7

  • 3 nigts either in two log suites next doors or if available in a big log cabin
  • 1 night in two aurora bubbles and one aurora hut with extra bed (or 4th night in same accommodation as before saving 345€)

Additional family of 4 

  • 3 nights in a log suite
  • 1 night in two aurora bubbles (or 4th night in a log suite saving 306€)

Meals:  full pension 4x breakfast, 3x dinner, 2xlunch, 1xlunch by campfire

Warm clothes: included

Transportation:  airport transfers included as well as the husky farm transfer

Flights today 30.1.at finnair.com:  270,40€ / adult (children a bit less)
  • 27.12. 18.05 from London Heathrow arriving in Ivalo at 01.20
  • 31.12. 14.40 from Ivalo arriving in London Heathrow at 18.10

ITINERARY:

Wed 27.12.

  • 18.05 eparture from London Heathrow
  • 01.20 arrival in Ivalo 
  • airport transfer
  •  night in your log suite/cabin

Thu 28.12.

  • breakfast
  • welcoming info
  • snowmobiling to a reindeer farm with ice-fishing 5h (incl. lunch)
  • sauna
  • dinner 
  • night in your log suite/cabin

Fri 29.12.

  • breakfast
  • 10-12.00 gentle snowshoeing 2h
  • lunch
  • winter fun as you like (you may keep your snowshoes for the whole day and there are toboggans to be borrowed)
  • sauna (you have one in your suite/cabin)
  • dinner
  • 20-22.30 aurora hunting by car (car to see the russian border and the Paatsjoki bridge) or aurora camp (in sleighs pulled by snowmobile)
  • night in a your log suite/cabin

Sat 30.12.:

  • breakfast
  • 10-12.00 cross-country skiing (with easy back-country skies)
  • lunch
  • snow fun as you prefer (you may keep your skies for the whole day or use toboggans)
  • sauna
  • dinner
  • night in an aurora bubble

31.12:

  • breakfast
  • 10-12.30 husky safari 2,5h (if possible it could start already 9.30-12.00 so you would have time to stop for lunch in a restaurant on the way)
  • 13.00 airport transfer (it takes 10minutes to the airport)
  • 14.40 flight departure
  • 18.10 arrival in London Heathrow

Location: Nellim, Lapland
Airport: flights to Ivalo

Category Tours
Location Lapland
Price 5705,40€ family 2+2, 9860,80€ family 4+3, 15232,20 family 6+5
Prices for children children 14yrs or under in this case
Group size min 2
Group size max 12
Month February
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Timing 20.12.2017 -3.1.2018 or 10.-21.2.2017
Duration 4 days
Meals Full pension
Accomodation log suites (or log cabin for 7 + log suite)
Service Provider Nellim Wilderness Hotel
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