At a glance
|Duration:||4 nights/ 5 days|
Winter Ambiance seekers, Northern lights hunting, wildlife and natural world lovers , photography enthusiasts and those who like cosy nights by the fire.
Option of boutique hotels in Helsinki and Jussi’s Chalets, near Kuussamo Lapland.
Magical, marvelous, memorable … we are stuck in finding the right one appealing word to describe this Lapish wildlife itinerary. All experiences selected for this wintery escape in the arctic destination are real adventure, a bliss for any nature lover.
10 km Husky ride, Golden eagle- photo shooting accompanied by a wildlife photography guide and Studying the Northern lights with the wild walking snowshoeing experience, these are just few of the countless ‘must do’ things to do and see when visiting the Northern country.
Away from the everyday busy life and hidden deep in the forest, Jussi’s Chalets will be your sweet home during your journey. This fantastic lakeside villas provide wilderness experience that will stay in your memory forever. A perfect place to spend time with your family, delighting in the quit natural surroundings, or sharing thoughts in your private lakeside sauna cottage.
This wilderness holiday is our exclusive tailor-made suggestion for a perfect relaxing retreat.
Our itinerary is designed to be flexible, allowing you to add or change your accommodation,day tours or activities.
Arrive at Helsinki Vantaa airport and meet your transfers who will take you to your Helsinki hotel.
Have the rest of the late afternoon and evening to explore the compact city of Helsinki and maybe try out one of its nearby fantastic restaurants and maybe even take in a sauna or swim in the Allas Sea Pool. This spa with both fresh and sea water complete with three saunas. The saunas are heated from morning to evening.
Dinner and Allas Sea Pool not included
Meet you transfer at your hotel who will take you to Helsinki airport where you will board your flight to Kuusamo.
Here you will pick up your hire car and head off to you home for the next 3 nights at Jussi’s Chalets, which is about a 45 minute drive away
You will need to make a stop at the local supermarket on route to ensure you are well stocked for your 3 days in the ‘luxury wilderness’
In the evening enjoy the ambiance of your fantastic chalet and why not spend time in the amazing sauna, then simply relax with a glass of wine by the roaring log fire.
Day 3: Today we have arranged a morning Husky ride with transfer to Riisitunturi National Park, this experience will be around 3.5 hours duration and includes transfers. After getting acquainted with the dogs you will make a ten-kilometer trip. Halfway you will take a break, you can change drivers and take photos of you together with the huskies! After the trip hot drinks will be served by an open fire in a Lappish teepee.
The afternoon will be at your leisure and in the evening you will prepare for a fantastic wild walking night searching for the Northern lights.
Or this afternoon you can participate in a daytime walking experience.
Oulanka by night, this wild walking snowshoeing experience starts from your door step. The trail heads out through the forest and up the hill studying the phenomes of light and mystic darkness. Duration 2,5 hours. You will be accompanied by one of our wildlife expert guides
On return why not spend some time in your ready heated hot tub or take another private sauna at your lake side setting.
Day 4: (Jan- Feb only) This morning after breakfast you will have a full day experience - A golden eagle birdlife photo shoot. You will start from the chalet after early breakfast with a minibus transfer. The whole duration is from 6 to10 hours. You will view the eagles from the hide as they can frightened if they perceive movement. We enjoy a lunch in the and then head off to see more fantastic birdlife and scenery and learn how to take stunning pictures. You will be accompanied by a wildlife photography guide.
The evening will be at your own leisure back at your cosy chalet.
This morning after breakfast you will take your car back to Kuusamo airport and fly back to Helsinki and then transfer on back to the UK.
One night B&B at a super Helsinki Hotel
Self- Catering at Jussi’s Chalets
3 great experiences:
• 10km Husky ride in Riisitunturi National Park
• Golden eagle - Photo shooting ( Jan- Feb)
• Oulanka by Night - Studying the Northern lights
Or you can add or change your experiences from one of the following:
• Karhunkierros huskies at Arctic Circle – Full day
• Introduction to snowshoeing
• Wild Walking by day
• Riisitunturi snowshoeing
In Helsinki we have the option of the following fantastic hotels:
In Inari you will be staying at: