Northern Lights Weekend
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Northern Lights Weekend - Thursday - Sunday 2017 in Harriniva
Available between 05/01/2017 – 23/04/2017
You can add additional nights to the start or end of your break including breakfast and dinner.
Special Aurora Borealis package
The chances to see the Northern Lights are optimal with our weekend break. Our guides will take you out on snowshoes as well as snowmobiles in night time and you can get to know our huskies and reindeers during day time.
Thursday – Arrival to Harriniva
Arrival to Kittila airport, transfer to Muonio Harriniva Holiday Centre. Accommodation in cosy double rooms and dinner in the restaurant.
Friday – 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 an 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 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…
Saturday – 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!
Sunday – Departure (Unless your staying for extra nights)
After the breakfast transfer to Kittila airport.
On Saturday night you will have the opportunity to make it extra special with one of our upgrade options.
Option 1: Exchange your Northern lights snowshoes for a night in a Snow 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.
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.
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