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Jump on your snowmobile and learn the tricks of deep snow driving from a professional snowmobling guide at the top of Lapland! This 3 day thrill-seeking snowmobile tour to the very north of Finland is surrounded by fells that make it a paradise for active nature lovers. You will become truly submerged in the surroundings of Lappish wilderness as you stay overnight in log cabins - you'll never want to return home!
Day 1 - Arrival
Fly from UK to Kittilä airport and transfer by bus to Muonio in Finnish Lapland. Dinner in Harriniva and overnight in cosy log cabins for 4-6 persons with shower and WC near rooms.
1 night MUONIO - Log cabins (FB)
Day 2 - Start your engines!
After breakfast you will meet your experienced safari guide and receive information about the programme as well as the safari equipment (see info+). Your guide will give you safety instructions and driving training and then you can start your engine and let your day of snowmobiling commence! You will drive over blankets of snow-covered forests and likes for distance of approximately 100km. Late afternoon you arrive to Galdotieva wilderness centre in Palojärvi, on the boarder to Norway, where a warm sauna and dinner awaits you.
1 nights GALDOTIEVA - Wilderness Huts (FB)
Day 3 - Hit the powder
After breakfast it is time to discover the surrounding treeless fell region, and learn the first hand tricks of deep snow driving! Lunch is prepared during the safari which also gives you a chance to rest! Driving distance is between 80-100 km depending on the weather conditions and the skills of the participants. During the evening you will indulge in the sauna and food over dinner.
1 nights GALDOTIEVA - Wilderness Hut (FB)
Day 4 - Farewell
After breakfast the snowmobile safari continues back to Muonio and Harriniva. You will drive for approximately 100km which will surely give your muscles a good work out! When you arrive back to Harrinva you have a well deserved dip in the sauna and have a chance to recall once more the action of the last days with the safari group during a delicious dinner.
1 night MUONIO - Log cabin (FB)
Day 5 - Departure
Transfer to Kittilä airport for return flight to UK.
Departure Day: Sunday - Thursday from London Heathrow Airport
Departure Dates: 20.1.2013 - 24.1.2013/ 3.2.2013 - 7.2.2013 / 17.02.2012 - 21.02.2013 / 3.03.2013 - 7.3.2013 / 17.03.2013 - 21.3.2013 / 31.03.2013 - 3.04.2013 / 7.4.2013 - 11.4.2013
Duration: 4 nights (3 days on the snowmbile safari)
N.B. Alternative airports available for departure.
A family run business established in 1973 and providing versatile accommodation and restaurant services. 46 rooms for 2-3 guests with shower and WC, 6 spacious rooms for 2-6 guests with sauna, shower and WC - all non-smoking and decorated in a wilderness style. 12 two storey apartment rooms with shower, WC, kitchenette, TV and drying cupboard for clothes. Cabins available on request. The hotel has three cosy restaurants including one with a fireplace and a new Pub providing the ideal place for pre-dinner drinks or to relax after a safari. 'Aurora Wellness' - the sauna and wellness area of Harriniva offers well-being services in natural surroundings, using natural treatments and products. Well-being treatments such as massage, dry cupping, peat treatments and a variety of facial treatments. By the river there are two hot tubs and two steam baths an ice hole and a newly renovated sauna department with two saunas and a room for relaxation. There are two large shared saunas and one sauna for families in the main building.
Harriniva has several wilderness cabins in West Lapland, which are used for overnights on longer safaries.
Vuontisjärvi Wilderness Centre
The Wilderness Centre is located next to the Pallas-Ounas National Park, by the clear Vuontisjärvi Lake. The nearest road is approximately 5 km away. The main building has 4 separate bedrooms for 4-6 guests, large lounge with an open fireplace. There are 20 additional sleeping places on the loft. There is no electricity or tap water. A large kota by the main building is ideal for evening entertainment.
Fell Center Galdotieva
Fell Center Galdotieva is an ideal place for active holiday makers as well as nature lovers. It is situated above the pine tree line, close to the Norwegian border, 27 km from Hetta to Kautokeino. Galdotieva is surrounded by fells and located right by the Palojärvi Lake. Galdotieva accommodates approximately 50 guests. All the cabins have electricity and a refrigerator. The 4 big cabins also have a sauna, shower, WC, kitchenette, fireplace and TV. The main building provides showers, toilets, a well-equipped kitchen, restaurant and reception. There is one sauna situated next to the lake. During the summer it is possible to camp in either a tent or a caravan.
Nivunkijärvi Cabin is located by the beautiful Nivunkijärvi Lake. The old Lappish house has been preserved in its traditional looks apart from the luxury of a water toilet! There is one bedroom for 4 guests downstairs. Over 10 guests can overnight on a loft. A sauna is in a separate building close to the lake.
-The driver of the snowmobile must be at least 15 years of age with a valid driving licence (for vehicles with at least 125 cc). The snowmobiles we use on our safaris are 550 cc and with supplement 800 cc.
-You will be equipped with a warm snowmobile jacket & trousers, boots, socks, mittens, hat, gloves, balaclava and helmet, sleeping bag, a qualified English speaking guide, insurance for the snowmobiles with own liability of max. 550 euros/ driver/ accident.
To book call 01274 875 199 or Contact us by email