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Lapland Yoga Tour 2019: polar day or northern lights

Lapland Yoga Tour 2019: polar day or northern lights

Come along and pick up new experiences on an easy-going yoga tour from Inari to Rovaniemi! If we are lucky, we might also see northern lights dancing on he northern sky. 

Lake Inari   is the third biggest lake of Finland, which is also called the sea of Lapland. After getting a short briefing on the Sámi culture at Sámi museum Siida we'll take a boat tour to the Ukko island, one of the wholy places of the indigenous Sámi people. If weather is favorable to us, we'll have a hatha yoga session outdoors. At the hotel lakeside sauna is waiting for us. 

The first night you will stay in an aurora cabin, the second night after a delicious dinner in standard roomm of hotel Kultahovi.

Kiilopää  is the highest hill top in the Saariselkä are, 546m.  You can get on top by climbing stairs up to see breathtaking views to the Nattas fell. There are also 3km and 6km trails available. Everyone can choose their own path and end up to the smoke sauna to have yoga and sauna. 

After the sauna we'll continue our tour to Tankavaara, where we first have delicious food and stay overnight in funny Lappsih style gold digger's cabins with shower in a separate building. Should this feel too plain for you, there are also normal holiday apartments available.  

Vuotso  is the next village south from Tankavaara and there we'll meet a Sámi artista, teacher and hostess of a reindeer farm Tuula-Maija Magga-Hetta, who has grounded a Sámi gallery in her parent's old house.  

Tuula-Maija will tell about her culture in her own lively way. We might end up singing in traditional Sámi way or making life triangles, who knows. 

Päivi Romo  is an sertified SJL® yoga teacher, who will travel with you and practise yoga with you. Her sessions are gentle hatha yoga. The exercises will influence on you body, muscles and nerve system. Hatha yoga is easy and might seem like a combination of breathing exercises and gentle streching but it is possible to increase your muscle power also in this very safe way. Each day you will have a yoga session in a different location, on an island, in sauna premises and in the Sámi gallery.

 

NORTHERN LIGHTS YOGA CAMP 

Accommodation: 

  • 5.-6.9. aurora cabbin in Wilderness hotel Inari (or standard room -82€/person)
  • 7.-8.9. standard room, hotel Kultahovi, Inari
  • 8.-9.9. standard room, Tankavaara

Single supplement 150€/person (not needed if you can share a room).

Meals: 3xbreakfast, 3xlunch/take-away lunch, 3xdinner 

Activities: yoga teacher Päivi participates the tour as a tour leader

  • short meditation moment every morning before breakfast
  • visit to the Sámi museum Siida
  • boat tour to Ukko Island
  • yoga session outdoors on Ukko Island (with weather reservation)
  • self-guided hiking on Kiilopää fell
  • yoga, smoke sauna and swimming 
  • visit and workshop at Sámi Gallery
  • yoga at Sámi Gallery

Note! Please bring your own yoga mat. 

Transfers: by a minivan or two

Flights: not included 250€ with luggage, 211€ with hand luggage (on 17.2.)

Itinerary:

Thu 5.9.

  • 12:05-13:20  flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
  • 13:40--18:00 drive by a minivan from Rovaniemi to Ivalo with a 1h lunch break 
  • check-in hotel Inari Wilderness
  • relaxing yoga after all the travelling, sauna
  • dinner
  • night in an aurora cabin

Fri 6.9. INARI

  • from 7:00 breakfast
  • 9:45 drive to Inari 
  • 10-11:30/12:00 visits at the Sámi parliemant and Sámi museum Siida
  • 11:30/12:00-15.30/16:00 boat tour to Ukko Island on lake Inari to have a  yoga session outdoors  on this magical holy island with picnic 
  • hotel sauna 
  • 20:00 Inari menu dinner at hotel Kultahovi
  • night in standard rooms of hotel Kultahovi

Sat 7.9. KIILOPÄÄ & TANKAVAARA

  • 8-10:00 breakfast
  • checking out 
  • 10-11:15 drive to Kiilopää
  • 11:30 -15.00 self-guided hiking tour at Kiilopää (well-marked routes, packed lunch)
  • 15-16.00 relaxing yoga before sauna
  • 16-18:00 sauna with snacks
  • 18:00 drive to Tankavaara, check-in
  • 19:00 dinner
  • night in double hotel rooms at Tankavaara

Mon 9.9. SÁMI GALLERY IN  VUOTSO

  • from 7.00 breakfast
  • 9:00  drive to Vuotso 
  • 9:15 Tuula-Maija Magga-Hetta welcoming you at the Sámi Gallery
  • 9:30-11:00 Sámi workshop
  • 11-12:30 yoga session
  • 12:30-13:45 lunch
  • 13:45 drive from Vuotso to Rovaniemi airport
  • 18.10 flight back to Helsinki arriving at 19.25

Minimum total number of passengers required: 6

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Location Lapland
Price 1138€/person + flights 252€ with luggage
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Duration 3 days
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