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Saariselkä: Aurora Photo Tour by Car with Transfer & Drinks

Saariselkä: Aurora Photo Tour by Car with Transfer & Drinks

Fulfill your craziest fantasies by seeing the aurora borealis firsthand on a fascinating trip departing from Saariselkä. Enjoy a hotel transfer, travel around to the major northern lights hotspots, snack on cookies along the way, and receive photos of your experience to keep the magic alive. Meet your guide at your accommodation and hop on a bus to head towards the areas where the chances of seeing the northern lights are the highest. With a clear sky and a little luck, admire how they beautifully dance in the sky. Allow your guide to capture photos during the trip, receive nighttime photography tips if you're traveling with a camera, and indulge in hot drinks and gingerbread cookies while observing the sky. Finally, be transferred back to your hotel and get a link to your photos after the tour.

Saariselkä/Inari: Evening Snowmobile Tour with Fire & Dinner

Saariselkä/Inari: Evening Snowmobile Tour with Fire & Dinner

Discover the tranquil beauty of the Lappish wilderness after dark on this guided snowmobiling tour that includes van transfers from Saariselkä and Inari. Look for the dazzling aurora borealis lights and watch the forest come to life at night while enjoying dinner cooked over a roaring fire. Meet your guide at designated points in Saariselkä or Inari. Relax and take in the scenic countryside on the transfer to the starting point of your snowmobiling adventured. Put on the warm clothing that is provided for you and set-off on your adventure. Make your way through a dark wintery landscape while your snowmobile headlights illuminate the way on this once-in-a-lifetime tour. Drive through snow-blanketed forest, swamps, and hills. Stop half-way through your trip at a scenic location where you can rest as your guide builds a fire. Grill up some sausages (vegetarian and gluten-free options are available) and warm up with some hot drinks. Keep your eyes on the skies in case the northern lights appear. Return to the van and transfer back to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

Saariselkä: Snowmobile Ride with Hot Drinks

Saariselkä: Snowmobile Ride with Hot Drinks

Learn how to operate a snowmobile and wear your winter gear. Head out into the Lappish wilderness to explore the snowy environment. Glide over hills and through forests. Stop for a hot drink in the countryside, and take some photos of the scenery. Head back to the starting point at the end. Start with a hotel pickup, then put on your warm clothes and helmet. Next, listen to a safety briefing followed by driving instructions. Get onto the snowmobile and start the engine. After this, follow your guide out into the snowy wilderness to explore the spectacular Arctic landscape of the area. Drive over the hills and navigate through the countryside. Learn some driving tips from your guide. After a while, stop for a break. Sip on some hot drinks to warm yourself up, and take a moment to enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding area. Take some photos, then have a rest. Finally, head back to the starting point. Take off your helmet and get on the bus back to your accommodation.

Saariselkä: Northern Lights Hunting Snowshoe Trip

Saariselkä: Northern Lights Hunting Snowshoe Trip

Capture the feeling of night-time wilderness and quietness at its best! Our guide will show how to use the snowshoes and lead us to the dark nature – yet snow-covered nature is never purely dark. Breath the pure air, marvel the starry sky and be brave to test the snowshoeing in deep snow. With little luck we may see the beautiful aurora borealis above us, don’t forget your camera!

Saariselkä: Full Day Adventure with Snowmobiles

Saariselkä: Full Day Adventure with Snowmobiles

Unleash your inner explorer and join the snowmobile safari which will be one of the highlights of your holiday in Finnish Lapland! Our guide will lead us to the wilderness by snowmobiles, to the tracks that lead you to impressive natural sights which cannot be reached with shorter safaris. In the middle we will have a break to enjoy delicious outdoor lunch prepared on a campfire before continuing our adventure.

Saariselkä: Snowmobile Adventure for Adults

Saariselkä: Snowmobile Adventure for Adults

When you want a taste of more snowmobiling and enjoy the ride all to yourself, choose this adventure! After getting well-equipped and following the safety briefing, follow our guide to some less-used tracks that lead us a bit deeper into the stunning landscapes of Saariselkä. We will have short breaks for photographing and hot drinks, otherwise the focus is purely on driving. Great chance to learn some snowmobiling tips and explore the wilderness off the beaten track!

Saariselkä: Arctic Ice Fishing Experience

Saariselkä: Arctic Ice Fishing Experience

Welcome to follow how locals spend their free time! After a short car transfer, we arrive to a local lake where our guide will show the tools and tricks for ice fishing; how to get through the ice and how to prepare the ice fishing rod and baits. After everything is set, you can relax, listen to the silence and experience the tranquility of the nature. How many fish will you catch?

Saariselkä: Scenic Snowshoe Safari

Saariselkä: Scenic Snowshoe Safari

Join us for daylight snowshoe experience in beautiful landscapes of Northern Finland. Our guide will instruct how to use the snowshoes and lead us to the nature walking paths. Test your skills and step into the deep snow! Upon taking a break, we will enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows served by our guide.

Ivalo: Winter Short Break in Northern Lapland

Ivalo: Winter Short Break in Northern Lapland

You'll be staying at Xwander Suites, located in the center of Ivalo Village. Middle of Northern Lapland and the widest wilderness areas of European Union. Apartments are air conditioned and highly equipped. In the same building you have access to all of Xwander rental equipment that are complimentary for you to use during your stay. Arrival in Ivalo Whether you arrive by coach or by plane, we will greet you in Ivalo. Let the holiday begin! We’ll assist with the Northern Lights forecasts from day one. Maybe you’ll be lucky and get to take awesome pictures of nature’s own light show tonight! Day 1 - Aurora Camp with Open Fire Dinner Spend the arrival evening in our cozy Aurora Camp with an open fire. We have cozy blankets for you and if we are lucky we see the Northern Lights. While spending the evening watching to the sky, our professional guide will prepare an open fire dinner for you. Day 2 - Day in the Tundra - Winter Trek, Toboggan & Smoke Sauna This day is full day experience in Inari’s most popular National Park areas. At start of the day we meet at our shop in Ivalo, where we hop on a car and drive to Saariselkä where we have a trek in beautiful winter forest, we choose the equipment (snowshoes or backcountry skis) per the days conditions. After the trek we have a lunch on top of one of the highest fjell’s of the area, Kaunispää. From Kaunispää we have great views for the surrounding wilderness areas and the National Park. What is the best way to descend from top of the fell? Of course with toboggan! We have the longest tobogganing trail in Finland, 2000 meters of pure joy and terror! When we’re done with hills and speed we head to the Kiilopää Smoke Sauna with optional very refreshing Ice Swimming on a icy pond! Day 3 - Day in Inari - Siida Museum, Open Fire Lunch & Reindeer Farm Visit As the indigenous people of Lapland, the cultural heritage of the Sámi is immeasurably valuable. Today, you can explore it in the middle of beautiful Inari with a guide. You’ll get to have lots of fresh air while learning various survival skills with the help of a guide or by exploring the local terrain yourself. If the ice on the nearby lake is strong enough, we may also try ice fishing! We’ll have our mouth-watering, Lapland style lunch outdoors in a wilderness hut. In the afternoon, we’ll visit a reindeer farm to get acquainted with these iconic animals of Lapland. The animals are very tame and they will allow you to pet and feed them. Take a picture with a reindeer to capture the uniqueness of your Lapland holiday! We’ll return to Ivalo in the afternoon. You will have free time tonight to relax & take it easy! Day 4 - Departure from Ivalo Goodbyes are always hard! To make things a bit easier, we have arranged transportation to the airport or bus station for you. If you want to extend your Lapland holiday by visiting Rovaniemi, Kirkenes or elsewhere, we will be happy to help you with planning & can recommendations1

Rovaniemi: Private Aurora Hunting Tour with Meal

Rovaniemi: Private Aurora Hunting Tour with Meal

Experience the Northern Lights on a private tour by car. Enjoy a meal at our local fast food restaurant and snacks and hot drinks on this 8-hour tour from Rovaniemi. Before each trip, we make weather assessments about cloud cover and aurora movements and decide each day if on are going on the trip or postponing it for tomorrow without extra charge. This tour is suitable with your family, friends or your own group of up to 8 people. Pick-up and drop-off service is included in the price in the whole region of Rovaniemi municipality.. Bring warm clothing for all weather. Depending on outside temperatures, your tour guide will consult with you. Recommended clothing includes 2-3 layers plus a warm jacket and thermals, warm woolen socks and solid, warm winter boots, a winter hat, and warm mittens/gloves. Be aware that the Northern Lights are much more colorful on camera screens/pictures due to the long exposure time. With your naked eyes, you can see about 30-50% of the color resolution compared to the camera RAW pictures. Bring your passport or ID card because it is very likely we will cross borders. All photos taken can be sent to your Whatsapp number, Airdropped, or sent to your email.

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