Multi-Day Tour | Group, Independent, Locally Hosted

Lapland Aurora Cabin Stay (7 days)

50 Degrees North

Äkäslompolo, Finland To Äkäslompolo, Finland

Valid for Departures: 06 Jan 2019 - 14 Apr 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Äkäslompolo, Finland
Äkäslompolo Cabins - DC None

Arrive to the Kittilä airport and transfer to your log cabin

Transfer from Kittilä airport to Äkäslompolo village. After you have your winter clothing and hired equipment, take a walk to the supermarket where you will be able to purchase supplies for your cabin.

Free time for relaxing in your cabin: light the fire, make a cup of tea and make your first snowman. You can hire kick sledges, snowshoes, fatbikes and cross country skis locally.

Enjoy your first evening in Lapland. With no light pollution and no noise you can truly feel the beauty of the Arctic night, admire the night sky and hopefully see the Northern Lights. Hear the silence of the wilderness and breathe in the cleanest air in Europe. Any clear night, grab a blanket and something warm to drink, sled or walk down to the lake and watch for the Northern Lights.

Day 2
Äkäslompolo, Finland
Äkäslompolo Cabins - DC None

Ice Fishing Safari with snowmobiles

After a snowmobile drive to a frozen lake you get to experience the traditional way of winter fishing – through a hole in the ice. You may also see how fishing with a net is done. During the safari guide will serve you a soup lunch. If you will be lucky enough to catch your own fish, you can keep it if you wish, and maybe cook a delicious dinner after the safari! It will be a relaxing day of learning the secrets of ice fishing.

Day 3
Äkäslompolo, Finland
Äkäslompolo Cabins - DC Lunch
Day at a Reindeer Farm, meeting local Sami and sleigh ride through the forestReindeer herder Sami and his family present today’s everyday life on a reindeer farm and the history. On your visit to the farm you will get close to the animals and also have the possibility to feed them. The reindeer eat the lichens and birch leaves out of your hand. You may even pet the tamer animals. You can warm up a in the hut or the lean-to shelter where we offer real campfire coffee and cookies. We will also try to discover the secret of throwing a lasso.The visit to the reindeer farm includes also a ride in a sled. The 1 kilometre long trail takes you through snowy forest. The sleds will be drawn by formula reindeer but also the slower kind. To round up the outing we will visit the reindeer gallery, which is a museum as well as an art gallery. Sami’s oldest building is over 200 years old, an old wood heated log cabin, where old tools, furniture and clothes are displayed. The matron Marjut has decorated the walls with reindeer themed watercolor paintings. Souvenirs, made on site, made reindeer antlers and reindeer hides can be bought from the gallery. Soup lunch included (reindeer soup, of course)!
Day 4
Äkäslompolo, Finland
Äkäslompolo Cabins - DC None

Free day to souvenir shop, go skiing or enjoy your cabin

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and spend the day relaxing in your cabin or outside. There is plenty of options here in Äkäslompolo; souvenir shopping, visiting the petting zoo, saying hello to the reindeers at the supermarket or enjoying the sauna and fireplace in your cabin. Further afield, you can also visit the Lainio Snow Village or take a day trip into Levi to go ice karting.
Day 5
Äkäslompolo, Finland
Äkäslompolo Cabins - DC Lunch

Full day husky safari in the northern wilderness

Enjoy a full day husky safari in the northern wilderness. Mush your own team of Alaskan huskies through the snowy landscape. When you come to Husky Ranch Lapland you will be greeted by your guide and the other owner of the ranch, Juho. After driving instructions you are ready to meet your team of well-trained Alaskan huskies! You will follow the guide one after another, you are all driving your own sleds pulled by 3-4 dogs. The trail heads first south of the Kurtakko village, you take a peek at Europe’s biggest wetland Teuravuoma and then you start heading east to old taiga forests. At the halfway point it’s time to take a good break. The dogs get their halfway price first – frozen meet snacks! After this you will be served delicious lunch by an open fire! When the break is over its time to head back to the kennel along a scenic route. After the safari you will have plenty of time to say goodbye to your eager team mates. Before heading back to the resort there is still time for a cup of hot chocolate at the Ranch!

Day 6
Äkäslompolo, Finland
Äkäslompolo Cabins - DC None

Free day to enjoy cross country skiing or head off downhill skiing

Today is a free day to enjoy cross country skiing or head off downhill skiing. The cross country skiing tracks criss cross the village and you can basically head off in any direction. You can get lessons locally. Down hill skiing is possible in Ylläs.

Day 7
Äkäslompolo, Finland
None None

Departure day

After breakfast, transfer to Kittilä airport. Depending on your flight, you might have a chance to visit Levi, a larger town in the region which offers interesting options such as ice go karting, horse riding & snow laser tag. Ask us how to combine this tour with a visit to Tromsø, Norway.

Tour Features

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Description

Would you like to spend your next holiday in Lapland in a snow-covered village where streetlights are turned off in the afternoon so that you can see the Northern Lights?

The village of Äkäslompolo is located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, deep in Finnish Lapland surrounded by the peaceful old forests of the Pallas-Ylläs Nature Park. This beautiful small village is your home for the week; shop with the locals, feed reindeers outside the supermarket afterwards and then pop to the pub or the cafe on your way back to your cabin.

You will stay in cosy log cabins, each with their own fireplace and sauna. Enjoy getting to know the locals and join in some exhilarating winter activities like husky & reindeer sledding, ice fishing and snowmobiling.

Day 1: Arrive to the Kittilä airport and transfer to your log cabin

Day 2: Ice Fishing Safari with snowmobiles

Day 3: Day at a Reindeer Farm, meeting local Sami and sleigh ride through the forest

Day 4: Free day to souvenir shop, go skiing or enjoy your cabin

Day 5: Full day husky safari in the northern wilderness

Day 6: Free day to enjoy cross country skiing or head off downhill skiing

Day 7: Departure day

You can will be able to purchase food and alcohol supplies at the local supermarket and that way you can enjoy meals in the comfort of your own cabin together with your family. There are lots of different dining options in Äkäslompolo, varying from fine dining, casual meals and buffets.

Important information

To steer a husky team you need to be 18 years old.To drive a snowmobile you need to have a valid driver's license. Please, remember to bring it with you.Snowmobile safari organisers have insurance. In case of accident you personal liability is max EUR 500 per accident case.

About Us

50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’. We do things the simple and beautiful Scandinavian way. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide our clients with support 24/7.

Insider Tip

50 Degrees North is an authentic and affordable option for the Nordics. We are NOT your luxury white glove operator. More details at https://www.fiftydegreesnorth.com/info-centre/virtuoso-agents

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Unfamiliar

By: Igofish


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Given that 59 Deveees North is in Norway, they had no presence in Greenland whatsoever. While they were able to arrange the activities we requested, we had no single point person in Greenland. We felt on our own on a daily basis. This may have been due to a lack of personal experience with Greenland and more specifically the town where we visited. Since this is a national heritage site, I would have expected greater familiarity. However, we were able to fend for ourselves when neededttt
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Great options and fast service when needed

By: patcat


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Ours was a complex itinerary and they came through. There were a few minor stumbles and one change initiated by us...but all were handled quickly and professionally. Overall a fantastic experience!
Travel Advisor:  Colette Guterson
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50 Degrees North

By: Meryl


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Did not get what we had hoped for overall on our trip to Iceland. The only part of our trip that was planned for us and we loved was at The Blue Lagoon. Did not get "guided" tours, got pick up and drop off at destinations. Planning done on own and helped put together by our agent was better than what 50 Degrees North did for us.
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Wonderful adventure

By: globetrots


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Terrific service all around offering plenty of options and information. Had to make last minute miodifications and all went smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott
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Good experience

By: Jensi


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

My travel agent worked directly with 50 North in planning our trip. I can say that all of our tours were professional and fun. Also, when the weather caused restrictions on some of the planned activities, the company was quick to find a suitable alternative. Everything was exactly as described to us and we had a fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips
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Well planned, learned a lot

By: Connerss


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

Hotels were very nice, tour operators were good, private guides were stellar and informative, particularly those with Mountain Guides. Would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. Only complaint was one tour operator (Artic Adventures) had buses that were so compact we all had to turn and leave our legs in the aisle, and I'm not tall. While the sites were beautiful and the tour guide knowledgeable, the long sardine-can bus ride was very difficult. Perhaps they were the only operators sending trips to our desired locations, unsure of that detail.
Travel Advisor:  Irene Quisenberry
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Trip to Finland

By: Finngirl


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

I would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. They planned our trip, which was perfect. There were 4 people in our group and they had something for all of us, and we all enjoyed everything we did. Leena our tour guide was absolutely wonderful. She made the walking tour a lot fun and we learned a lot. Hotels they choose were great and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney
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Iceland

By: Grandma


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2018

Everything went perfectly. Tours were wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald
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Competent but not great comunicators

By: Bobiz


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Guides and transportation were very good. They were not responsive to our requests for restaurant reservation....they made some...and then ignored other requests.
Travel Advisor:  Lydia Ganz
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Thank you Anna & 50 Degrees North

By: Michelle T.


Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2018

Anna was super helpful when we encountered some minor issues on our trip - she was readily available to help . We had an absolutely amazing time in Sweden & Finland. I would highly recommend visiting this area- I would only recommend going a bit later as we didn’t have much snow even in early December :(
Travel Advisor:  Landa Mauriello-Vernon