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Fam Trip to Lapland North Destination

Mesmerizing moments under the Midnight Sun in the Northernmost Lapland

August 11 to 15, 2023


Friday, August 11

Departures from home destinations
Arrivals at Helsinki Airport
Meet your Visit Finland host at the gate to Ivalo at Helsinki Airport
16:25 Departure AY 639 from Helsinki 
17:55 Arrival at Ivalo Airport
Meet your local host at the airport

Welcome to Lapland North!

See the beauty of nature. Hear the silence of the fells. Feel the magic of the nightless nights. Encounter authentic culture. Explore the wilderness. Welcome to find your true nature in Lapland North!

Transfer to Xwander Nordic's Wilderness Camp
Transfer time approx. 20 minutes
On arrival at the camp, you will be welcomed by a local professional guide who will
introduce you to Wild Food and Fishing activity. This activity gives you a glimpse of
traditional fishing and foraging in the Lappish nature. You will also learn how to
make an open fire. After the activity you will be pampered with a delicious dinner
served around a campfire
Please note: There's no running water in the Xwander Nordic's Wilderness Camp and
the toilet is an outdoor toilet.
22:00 Transfer to Aurora Village Ivalo
Transfer time approx. 15 minutes
Overnight in glass roof cabins

Saturday, August 12

08:00 Breakfast at Aurora Village´s restaurant & check-out
08:45 Site inspection of Aurora Village Ivalo
09:30 Transfer to Saariselkä Outdoor Resort
10:00 Guided nature walk with Luontolomat to Urho Kekkonen National Park which is the second largest and one of the most popular national parks in Finland
The walk takes you to the top of Iisakkipää Fell, which offers a magnificent view of the surrounding nature. During the walk the guide will tell you about the Lappish nature and you will get familiar with the local flora and fauna. Outdoor lunch will be served around open fire during the walk.
13:30 Then it's time to go for a ride with ebikes with Lapland Safaris
The ride takes you through the breathtaking fell scenery which you will surely remember. Riding with the ebike is easy: thanks to its sturdy tyres, the electric fatbike is effortless to ride and even goes uphill smoothly. The ride will end to Lapland Safaris' sauna world
15:30 You can enjoy the relaxing baths of a traditional Finnish smoke sauna. Remember also to take a dip in the hot tub located just outside the sauna. Small snack and refreshments are also served
17:30 Transfer to Wilderness Hotel Juutua
On the way we will make stop in Wilderness Hotel Inari for a site inspection. Upon arrival to Wilderness Hotel Juutua, a short site inspection tour of the hotel
20:15 Dinner will be served in the award-winning Restaurant Aanaar
An appreciation for Lapland nature as well as the heritage is at the heart of what Restaurant Aanaar does. Their kitchen creates unique dishes and always favors organic alternatives and sources them from local producers and pickers
22:30 After dinner you will experience the nightless night and the Midnight Sun!
You will hop on a private boat and make a cruise on Lake Inari, the largest lake in Lapland and a home for over 3000 islands. During the cruise ypu will make a break and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine to greet the Midnight Sun. Cruise will take about 1,5 hours and is operated by Visit Inari
After the cruise, transfer back to Wilderness Hotel Juutua for overnight 

Sunday, August 13

08:00 Breakfast served in Wilderness Hotel Juutua's restaurant
08:45 Transfer to Lemmenjoki Village which is located next to Lemmenjoki National Park - the largest national park in Finland
This is the place to experience the real wilderness! You will go for a riverboat cruise which is arranged by Paltto Adventures, the local Sámi family. During the cruise you will have a chance to admire the astonishing mountain line rising from the river canyon and to see the beautiful Ravadasköngäs Waterfall. You will also enjoy an outdoor lunch which will be served by open fire while listening tradional joiku singing and stories about the everyday life in Lapland. After the riverboat cruise you will have some time to visit the local felt studio in an old Sámi setting on the bank of River Lemmenjoki. You will hear how felted items have been made of lamb wool for various purposes in the course of thousands of years. Duration of the river boat cruise program approx. 4 hours
13:30 Transfer to Inari
Transfer time approx. 50 min
In Inari you will have a one hour guided tour in Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida. Sámi culture and nature are an integral part of everyday life in the northernmost Lapland and now you have an opportunity to get familiar with it
16:00 Transfer to Utsjoki
Transfer time approx. 1,5 hours
17:30 Check-in to Holiday Village Valle
Holiday Village Valle is a Sámi family owned hotel located by the mighty River Teno
18:30 Possibility to enjoy the heat of the wood heated traditional barrel sauna located by the River Teno
20:15 Dinner will be served in Restaurant Deatnu that offers a magnificent view to Teno River
Restaurant is specialised in traditional Sámi dishes using local products and
ingredients from the nature as much as possible
Overnight in Holiday Village Valle's hotel room  

Monday, August 14

08:00 Breakfast in Holiday Village Nuorgam's restaurant & check-out
09:00 Transfer to Holiday Village Nuorgam
Holiday Village Nuorgam is a family-run charming company at Finland's northernmost point, set in a small and idyllic riverside indigenous Sámi village, the village of Nuorgam, just a few kilometres from the Finnish–Norwegian border
10:30 It's time to go for a paddling trip to Lake Pulmankijärvi with Holiday Village Nuorgam
The wilderness spreads out in stark beauty on both sides of the road which leads to Lake Pulmankijärvi. When the lake itself comes into view, the eye is drawn both to the water and to the fells rising behind the lake. It is easy to understand that Lake Pulmankijärvi was once a fjord of the Arctic Ocean. The lake is actually the northernmost lake in Finland and freshwater flounder lives in the lake. Also rare bush heather grows in the surroundings of the lake. During the paddling trip outdoor lunch is served
14:30 Short guided hike trip with Holiday Village Nuorgam to admire the surrounding beautiful fell highland
16:00 Check-in 
18:00 Dinner will be served in the Holiday Village Nuorgam's kota restaurant by
open fire
20:00 After dinner you will make a riverboat cruise operated by Holiday Village Nuorgam to enjoy the beautiful Midnight Sun which shines in Nuorgam for 2,5 months. You will also get to admire spectacular landscapes of River Teno which is the longest river in Europe and marks the border between Finland and Norway
Overnight in Holiday Village Nuorgam's superor cabins with river view 

Tuesday, August 15

07:30 Breakfast at Holiday Village Nuorgam's restaurant. Check-out
08:15 Transfer to Ivalo Airport
Transfer time approx. 2 hours 45 minutes
12:40 AY637 to Helsinki
15:10 Arrival at Helsinki Airport
Flights to home destinations

Thank you for visiting Finland!


Friday 11.8.2023
to Ivalo via Helsinki

Tuesday 15.8.2023 
From Ivalo to home destinations via Helsinki


Aurora Village Ivalo

Wilderness Hotel Juutua

Holiday Village Valle

Holiday Village Nuorgam

Follow the weather


Bring along

  • Comfortable and weatherproof outdoor clothing
    (including good walking shoes)
  • Swimming suit for Sauna
  • Happy mood

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