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Fam Trip to Lapland North Destination

Mesmerizing moments under the Midnight Sun in the Northernmost Lapland

June 30 to July 3, 2023

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 

Friday, June 30 

Departures from home destinations
Arrivals at Helsinki Airport
Meet your Visit Finland host Ms Sara Snäll 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 Aurora Village Ivalo
Aurora Village Ivalo is a Green Key-sertified local family owned business located in the peaceful surroundings in the middle of the nature. It offers Midnight Sun accommodation, restaurant services and large variety of summer activities.
19:00 A delicious dinner in Aurora Village's Restaurant Loimu
21:00 It's time to experience the Finnish sauna!
Aurora Village has a panorama sauna that offers beautiful view to the surrounding nature from its large windows. On the panorama sauna's scenery terrace you can take a bath in an outdoor jacuzzi.
Overnight in Glass Roof Cabins where you can admire Midnight Sun straight from the comfort of your bed. 

Saturday, July 1

08:00-08:45 Breakfast served in Aurora Village's restaurant
Check-out
09:00-10:15 Transfer from Aurora Village Ivalo 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!
10:30-14:30 We will go for a riverboat cruise which is arranged by Paltto Adventures, the local Sámi family
During the cruise we will have a chance to admire the astonishing mountain line rising from the river canyon and to see the beautiful Ravadasköngäs Waterfall. We will also enjoy an outdoor lunch which will be served by open fire while listening traditional joiku singing and stories about the everyday life in Lapland. After the riverboat cruise we 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.
14:30-15:15 Transfer from Lemmenjoki to Inari
15:30-16:30 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.
Transfer to Wilderness Hotel Inari that stands on the shore of mighty lake Inari
Check-in
18:45 Transfer from Wilderness Hotel Inari to Wilderness Hotel Juutua and Restaurant Aanaar
Site inspection of Wilderness Hotel Juutua
19:30
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.
21:30 Time to experience the Midnight Sun!
We 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 we will make a break and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine to greet the Midnight Sun. Cruise will take about 2 hours and is operated by Visit Inari.
Transfer back to Wilderness Hotel Inari for overnight around 00:15. 

Sunday, July 2

07:30-08:15 Breakfast served in Wilderness Hotel Inari's restaurant
Check-out
08:30-09:00 Transfer from Inari to Xwander Nordic's wilderness camp where we will take part to the wilderness games
We will be divided into two groups which will compete against each other in following tasks: 1. Locating, 2. Species identification and 3. Fire making & boiling water. We also get to try our teamwork skills in setting up a tent! Last but not least, we will learn how to prepare our lunch by open fire.
11:45 Transfer from the wilderness camp to Saariselkä area.
12:45 A visit to Arctic Sky Lapland where we will take part to Forest Bathing which is a nature connection exercise in the forest. It is proven to reduce stress hormone production and improve quality of sleep and overall happiness.
14:45 A short transfer to the centre of Saariselkä
Hop on an ebike and go for a ride in the surrounding fell nature with Lapland Safaris. During the ride we will have an opportunity to admire breathtaking fell scenery which you will surely remember. The ebike ride will end to Luontoloma's Taimenjärvi kota restaurant approx. at 17:00.
17:00 It's time to enjoy the relaxing baths of a traditional Finnish sauna with caried water and hot water container. This is a great opportunity to learn how Finns have traditionally enjoyed sauna baths. Remember also to take a dip in the hot tub located just outside the sauna.
19:00 Dinner will be served in a cosy kota restaurant where the main course will be prepared by open fire.
21:00 Transfer to Skábma where we will stay overnight
Skábma is a family owned private lodge which offers exclusive boutique style retreat nestled by the Urho Kekkonen National Park in Saariselkä. 

Monday, July 3

06:00 Breakfast served in Skábma
Check-out
06:45 Transfer from Skábma to Ivalo airport
08:30 Departure AY 602 to Helsinki
10:00 Arrival at Helsinki Airport
Flights to home destinations

Thank you for visiting Finland!

Flights

Friday 30.6.2023
to Ivalo via Helsinki

Monday 3.7.2023 
To home destinations via Helsinki

Accommodation

Ivalo
30.6. -1.7.2023
Aurora Village Ivalo

Inari
1.-2.7.2023
Wilderness Hotel Inari

Saaariselkä
2.-3.7.2023
Skabma Lodge

Follow the weather

Ivalo
Inari
Saariselkä

Bring along

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

Sustainable Travel Finland

To help the travel professionals to make more sustainable choices when creating travel itineraries to Finland, Visit Finland has developed the Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) programme. The programme is designed for tourism companies and destinations in Finland to systematically adapt sustainable practices. Companies and destinations that undergo the entire programme are recognized with the Sustainable Travel Finland label. The label is a definitive symbol of commitment towards sustainable practices and principles.

Useful links

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Contact us

Visit Finland Germany

Sara Snäll

+49 17699588644
Visit Finland Helsinki

Päivi Antila

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Lapland North Destinations

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+358 40 530 9279