Northern Lights Weekend at Harriniva
Northern Lights Weekend at Harriniva– Finland –4 days / 3 nights, Harriniva - Snowmobile Safari - Northern Lights - Husky Safari - Reindeer farmJoin our weekend winter break at Harriniva Holiday Center in Finnish Lapland. By snowmobiles and snowshoes we head out at night in search of the magical Northern Lights - the Aurora Borealis dancing over the clear Arctic sky. Visit a local reindeer herder and his reindeer, learn how to throw the Lappish lasso and enjoy a short safari. Head to the top of a nearby fell by snowmobiles; you can either drive your own ski-doo or ride in guide's sled.
|Operation||-- January 5 - April 23, 2017|
|Departure||January 5 - April 23, 2017 (Thursday-Sunday)|
|Price||Jan 5 - Jan 29, 2017 / March 30 - Apr 23,2017
from $1,075 per person in double room
Jan 30 - March 29,2017
from $1,175 per person in double room
$165 single room supplement
$45 supplement for single snowmobile
|Included||Transfers from / to Kittilä airport / Hotel (for scheduled domestic flights)
3 nights accommodations Harriniva Hotel
Breakfast buffet daily
Full board, breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hotel saunas daily between 5pm and 7pm (separately for men and women)
Night snowmobile safari, 2 persons per snowmobile
Husky safari 17 km, 2 persons per husky team
Night snow-shoe trip
Husky Farm visit
Visit to Reindeer Herder
English speaking guide
Tax and service fees
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Domestic flights Helsinki - Rovaniemi - Helsinki
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Children: Reduction for children 4-12 years 40% when in the same room with 2 adults, with 1 adult 25%.
This program is suitable for youth aged 12 years and over. Please note that children under 15 years cannot drive the snowmobile and small children cannot drive the husky team. They will be sitting in the guide's sledge during the safaris.
Insurance for the snowmobile with own liability is of max 600 €. Please note that a valid driving license is required for driving a snowmobile.
*Northern lights workshop available for guests arriving before 18:00. No alternative or refund is offered for those on later flights or flight delays.
|Tour Options||Additional nights in Harriniva or Helsinki
Night in traditional Snow igloo
Airfare Helsinki-Kittila-Helsinki, please request
Silja Line Cruise, Helsinki - Stockholm
Tallink cruise, Helsinki - Tallinn
St. Peter Line visa-free cruise, Helsinki-St. Petersburg-Helsinki
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Weekly program for optional excursions
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Day 1 ARRIVAL KITTILÄ (D) Arrival to Kittilä airport, transfer (only for scheduled domestic flights) to Muonio Harriniva Holiday Centre. Accommodation in cozy double rooms with shower and toilet. Dinner in the restaurant followed by a Northern lights workshop, your introduction into the Northern lights.
Day 2 REINDEER HERDER - NORTHERN LIGHTS SAFARI (B, L, D) Meet the Reindeer and Snowmobile to wilderness
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Today we will visit a local reindeer herder and his reindeer and learn about the life of the reindeer. Reindeer herders will show you how to throw the Lappish lasso and you will also enjoy a short safari during the program. Lunch is served in a small Lappish kota. In the afternoon join us in the kota to cook pancakes over open fire. Meet with your local guide who will give you information about the hotel, activities and the phenomenon of the Northern Lights. After dinner we head out on our first evening excursion, the chances of seeing the famous Aurora Borealis are great on this night safari by snowmobiles. The approximately 20km/12mi tour takes you to the top of a nearby fell, where you will enjoy some warm drinks and feel how the sky is closer and stars brighter…
Day 3 HUSKY SAFARI - SNOW SHOEING - AURORA (B, L, D) Hug the Huskies and slip on the Snowshoes
After breakfast you will meet with your guide and our happy huskies - there are over 400 husky dogs in our husky farm. After the guided tour in husky farm and driving and safety instructions you will start the safari. The driving distance is ca. 17 km. After safari lunch is served in the hotel. This afternoon is free to explore the local area or book an excursion. After dinner you will pack your snowshoes and head out with our guide to try and locate the northern lights. After finding the perfect spot with a view to north you can relax enjoying some warm drinks before returning to the hotel.
* Alternatively upgrade your last evening to one of our exciting overnight options! See details below.
**Alternatively upgrade your last evening to one of our exciting overnight options:
Saturday night extra optional upgrades:
Option 1: Exchange your Northern Lights snow shoes for a night in an igloo. After dinner transfer to our winter village were you will spend a night in a snow igloo. Transfers, warm drink, sleeping bag and breakfast in the morning included. Supplement per person - Free of charge. Please note you will check out of your hotel room on Saturday.
Option 2: Northern Lights wilderness cabin experience. One of the best ways to see the Northern Lights is to head to the wilderness with minimal light pollution and this is where we head this evening. Your local guide will transport you to a wilderness cabin where a local dinner will be prepared in the cabin. There will be a chance to experience a true Finnish wood burning sauna before night closes in. Snowshoes will be available as we lay in wait for those elusive lights. Overnight in the wilderness cabin. Breakfast will be prepared by the local guided before returning to Harriniva in the morning. Supplement per person - $150 per person.
Day 4 DEPARTURE KITTILÄ (B) After the breakfast check-out and transfer to Kittilä airport for your return flight.
This is an example program. The order of the program is subject to change.
Option to extend your stay and enjoy more exciting excursions/activities.