Activities

We are unique with our Northern Lights holiday in that you can build it however you want to. We offer some day time activities that you can “add on” to your northern lights holiday if you want to. If you don’t want to, no problem, just come and enjoy the northern lights!

Each of our tour locations offer slightly different activities. It really depends on what is in that particular area to what activities we can do. For instance, our Asgard tours are located in quite a remote place with not a great deal of tourism, so it is has slightly more wilderness activities, such as snow shoe walking. Whereas our Valhalla tours are located a little closer to “civilization”, so we can offer more cultural activities such as the Sami Museum in Inari.

Northern Lights Holiday Asgard


1. Snowmobile adventureSnowmobile adventure in Lapland

2 Hours snowmobile trip (+ transfers)
Day: Tuesday & Saturday 10:00 – 14:00
Cost: €125 per person

Learn how to drive a snowmobile before heading out into the winter landscape. You will be taught by an experienced snowmobiler the do’s and don’t’s of snowmobiling before being given your own snowmobile (per couple) to drive for a couple hours. The lead snowmobile will be manned by a local guide who will take you safely into snow covered forests and across frozen lakes where you can get right into “picture postcard” winter scenery. Also keep an eye out for Reindeers while you are out there. *A driving license (car or motorbike) is required in order to drive the snowmobile.

2. Snow Show Adventuresnowshoe_adventure

2-3 Hours duration in the morning/afternoon
Day: Wednesday (weekday tours only) 10:00 – 13:00
Cost: €50 per person

We walk through some beautiful scenery “off the beaten track” using snow shoes. This is the best way of viewing the beautiful scenery in the local area. As there aren’t many roads here, to get the best views, you must get “off road”. We trek up some of the local fells with stunning views across the area and looking north you are looking across the Finnmark fells of Norway. It’s quite a slow pace and quite easy going terrain, so anyone with at least an average level of fitness can come along, you can also use hiking poles to aid balance. We have a few different routes we can take, depending on your level of fitness. The general rule we use is if you can walk along a beach for an hour, you will be fine snowshoeing. We stop often for little rests too, it’s a lovely walk.

3. Husky Adventurehusky_adventure

2 and a half hours duration
Day: Thursday & Sunday 09:30 – 12:00
Cost: €145 per person

Explore the local wilderness being pulled by your team of beautiful Huskies. Travel along frozen lakes, through snow capped pine forests and over gentle hills as you drive your own dog sled for a great 2 hour adventure. This is what Huskies were designed to do, they absolutely love it and we are sure you will love being a dog musher for 2 hours too!

Northern Lights holiday in Lapland, Finland1. Snowmobile adventureSnowmobile adventure in Lapland

2+ Hours snowmobile trip
Day: Tuesday & Saturday 10:00 – 14:00
Cost: £125 per person

Learn how to drive a snowmobile before heading out into the winter landscape. You will be taught by an experienced snowmobiler the do’s and don’t’s of snowmobiling before being given your own snowmobile (per couple) to drive for a couple hours. The lead snowmobile will be manned by a local guide who will take you safely into snow covered forests and across frozen lakes where you can get right into “picture postcard” winter scenery. Also keep an eye out for Reindeers while you are out there. A *A driving license (car or motorbike) is required in order to drive the snowmobile.

2. Husky Adventurehusky_adventure
2 and a half hours
Day: Wednesday & Sunday 09:30 – 12:00
Cost: €145 per person

Explore the local wilderness being pulled by your team of beautiful Huskies. Travel along frozen lakes, through snow capped pine forests and over gentle hills as you drive your own dog sled for a great 2 hour adventure. This is what Huskies were designed to do, they absolutely love it and we are sure you will love being a dog musher for 2 hours too!

3. Local Culturelearn about the people of Lapland, Finland and it's nature.

3 hours duration (includes buffet lunch in restaurant)
Day: Thursday (weekday tours only) 10:00 – 14:00
Cost: £59 per person (cost includes entrance to the museum, lunch and transfers)

We visit the famous Siida Sami museum in Inari. Sami are the indigenous people of Lapland. The exhibitions of Siida deal with the history and culture of the Sami and nature in the northernmost Lapland.

Sami culture and nature are intertwined, and at Siida’s exhibitions, they are introduced to the visitor as a whole. The exhibitions provide a great amount of scientific information but also visual experiences for the visitor. Beautiful photographs, genuine objects and a rich sound world make a visit to the exhibitions an experience that appeals to many senses.

Introductory exhibition
The introductory exhibition presents the development of northern nature and culture as a timeline, which is also interlaced with world history. The exhibition also introduces the visitor to the indigenous peoples of the Arctic and the reindeer-herding peoples of Northern Eurasia, as well as the evolution of the Sami languages. The objects of the introductory exhibition are connected with the archaeological history of the region.

Main exhibition
In the main exhibition of Siida, the sections dealing with nature in Northern Lapland and Sami culture are placed one within the other. The exhibition focuses on survival strategies in the extreme conditions of the north and the demands of the cycle of seasons. The cultural section gives the visitor an idea of the elements that the ethnicity and the present identity of the Sami are made of. The section on nature describes the cycle of seasons and the phenomena connected with it in Northern Lapland.

After viewing the exhibitions you are invited to have lunch in the museum restaurant (included in the price) where you can have some traditional and local cuisine. This is a very relaxed and easy going activity. You are welcome to go at your own pace around the museum and have lunch when you like. We drop you off at the Museum at 10am and return for you at 1pm.

Northern Lights Holidays in Utgard, Finland

 

1. Husky Adventurehusky_adventure
2-3 hours (+ transfers)
Day: Tuesday 09:30 – 14:00
Cost: €145 per person

Explore the local wilderness being pulled by your team of beautiful Huskies. Travel along frozen lakes, through snow capped pine forests and over gentle hills as you drive your own dog sled for a great 2 hour adventure. This is what Huskies were designed to do, they absolutely love it and we are sure you will love being a dog musher for 2 hours too!

2. Snowmobile adventureSnowmobile adventure in Lapland

2 Hours snowmobile trip (+ transfers)
Day: Wednesday 10:00 – 14:00
Cost: €125 per person

Learn how to drive a snowmobile before heading out into the winter landscape. You will be taught by an experienced snowmobiler the do’s and don’t’s of snowmobiling before being given your own snowmobile (per couple) to drive for a couple hours. The lead snowmobile will be manned by a local guide who will take you safely into snow covered forests and across frozen lakes where you can get right into “picture postcard” winter scenery. Also keep an eye out for Reindeers while you are out there. *A driving license (car or motorbike) is required in order to drive the snowmobile.

3. Snowshoe WalkSnowshoe walk in Lapland, Finland.

2-3 hours duration
Day: Thursday 10:00 – 13:00
Cost: €50 per person

We walk through some beautiful scenery “off the beaten track” using snow shoes. This is the best way of viewing the beautiful scenery in the local area. As there aren’t many roads here, to get the best views, you must get “off road”. We trek up some of the local fells with stunning views across the area and looking north you are looking across the Finnmark fells of Norway. It’s quite a slow pace and quite easy going terrain, so anyone with at least an average level of fitness can come along, you can also use hiking poles to aid balance. We have a few different routes we can take, depending on your level of fitness. The general rule we use is if you can walk along a beach for an hour, you will be fine snowshoeing. We stop often for little rests too, it’s a lovely walk.

 

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