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Saariselkä: Aurora Photo Tour by Car with Transfer & Drinks

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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 by Snowshoes

4. Saariselkä: Northern Lights Hunting by Snowshoes

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: Snowmobile Adventure for Adults

5. 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: Full Day Adventure with Snowmobiles

6. 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: Scenic Snowshoe Safari

7. 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.

From Ivalo: Northern Lights Tour to Lake Inari with Dinner

8. From Ivalo: Northern Lights Tour to Lake Inari with Dinner

Pick up at your hotel, travel by minibuss to our basecamp in Ivalo. You will get warm thermal clothes and shoes, then head on to the small village of Koppelo, far from the city lights. Take a seat in your sled and travel deeper into the wilderness with your local guide. Comfortable snowmobile-pulled sleigh is covered by warming reindeer hide and you can enjoy the ride to the frozen lakeside. In the lake we will take a break in the silent beauty of the wilderness. If you are lucky, you might see the Northern Lights in the middle of the lake. Your hosts Tina and Tapio are owners of the small family company. They live in a small island, and you will have a change to get a authentic experice by visiting in the island. In the island is a traditional wooden cottage and lappish teepee. There you can relax and see if you are lucky enought to see the Northern Lights. Guide will prepare delicious dinner and hot drinks by a campfire. Dinner will be made of local fish or reindeera ( vegetarian option is possible by request) You will meet our friendly reindeers and have possibility to meet & feed them.

Saariselkä: Arctic Ice Fishing Experience

9. 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?

From Ivalo: Ice Fishing Tour to Lake Inari, including lunch

10. From Ivalo: Ice Fishing Tour to Lake Inari, including lunch

Owners of this small family company Tina and Tapio are living in the island you will visit during this trip. They are local people living in the same lifestyle as their ancestors. In this tour you have possibility to get authentic lappish experience with local people. We will pick you up from your accommodation by minibuss. You will get warm thermal clothing and shoes in our office in the center Ivalo. From there we continue to a small village called Koppelo. Snowmobile and sleight is waiting for you there, the journey starts to our secret fishing place. You can enjoy unique landscape, while travelling in the comfort of a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile. Experienced local guide will give you instructions for Ice Fishing. You will receive your own fishing rod and you can start fishing in a true Lappish style. You will use either a worm or a maggot to catch the fish. After fishing we will drive to small island, which is home to Tina and Tapio. In the island there is a cottage and two lappish teepees. There is also two friendly reindeers you can meet there. Lunch and hot drinks will be served in a warm lappish teepee by open fire. Lunch will be made of local reindeer meat or fish (also vegetarian option). This is a great outdoor trip even if you are not so interested in fishing!

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Our guide Mike was extraordinary and we really enjoyed the day of activities! We were 5 people and we had the chance to catch several fish using Lappish techniques, which we were then able to taste in a soup made by Mike over a wood fire in the middle of the frozen lake... it was indescribably beautiful. The snowshoe walk in the forest was just as exceptional, and our guide's passion for his country and its nature was infectious. We will keep unforgettable memories. A huge thank you for Mike's kindness and his professionalism!!! Absolutely worth discovering if you have the chance to come to the surrounding area….

We had wonderful experience in Lapland. The tour lady was very friendly and helpful. She gave us plenty of ideas of local culture. She also gave us plenty of time to rest and take photos. Overall this is a wonderful experience

Two Japanese people used it on their honeymoon, and the guide was kind and we were able to see an unforgettable and precious aurora. thank you very much.

Amazing experience! David was very nice, kind and full of stories. We had a wonderful experience of fishing in Lapland. Thanks a lot !

He took me to a point where I could see the aurora borealis.