ARCTIC ADVENTURES & NORTHERN LIGHTS
From October through to March you can enjoy Lapland and its amazing scenery.
Lapland Experiences can build and bespoke a programme for you based on your budget and exact requirements, whether that’s an action-packed itinerary, a serene break to watch the Northern Lights or arranging an extraordinary wedding or honeymoon.
Here are just some of the amazing adventures waiting for you in the beautiful snow of Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.
Call our Luxury Lapland experts on 01892 516929 or email Julie@laplandexperiences.co.uk
Northern Lights Experience
One of the natural wonders of the world, the amazing Aurora Borealis occurs throughout the winter, from September to April, most commonly between 9pm and 2am. Statistically, March and September/October are the best months for Northern Lights sightings and March also has the added bonus of snow-covered landscapes for fun, snow activities including husky-sledding and snowmobiling.
There are a wide range of tours to wilderness areas, away from artificial light sources, which offer a good chance of being in the right place at the right time. These include evening snowmobile safaris or snowshoe excursions with a local expert.
I can help you find the best time to go and the best accommodation, whether that’s huge luxury floor to ceiling window suites or glass igloos where you can gaze up at the night sky from the warmth of your bed!
Wherever you are in Lapland during winter, you have a good chance of seeing the lights.
3 night breaks available in
January & February 2022
to include Husky Safari & Reindeer Camp
Located in Jukkasjarvi, 200km north of the Arctic Circle, the ice hotel remains one of the most unforgettable and stylish hotels in the world and certainly the coolest! It is built to a new design each winter, so you can enjoy a unique stay in the Ice hotel.
You can enjoy a drink in the famous and surreal Icebar as well as spectacular Swedish cuisine in the first-class restaurant. For an extraordinary hotel stay, including a magical snowmobile safari, the Icehotel is the only place to be this winter!
This package is most popular for birthday and anniversaries as it can be booked to cover your weekend.
Weekend Breaks from £895 pp
Available November 2021 to March 2022
Whether it's cruising the classic Norwegian Fjords, Greenland, Russia, Antarctica or the North Pole, we can put together your adventure cruising itinerary. You may be lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis, wildlife, remote coastlines, icebergs and there's even a chance to see Polar Bears in Russia. We work closely with our trusted cruising suppliers to make sure your adventure cruise is a once in a lifetime holiday.
Lapland experiences can work with you to find your dream wedding and honeymoon. Whether you’re looking for a snowy wonderland venue, a stunning ice chapel or cosy wood cabins and roaring fires we can plan your perfect day. How about a reception in an ice bar or underneath the magical Northern Lights? Dreaming of arriving at your reception on a sleigh pulled by reindeer?
Talk to us today and think about booking your 2021 or 2022 snowy, white wedding.
ARCTIC ADVENTURES IN SNOW
Tailor your own bespoke Lapland adventure, add a range of experiences and excursions, some of which are detailed below, book the flights and accommodation then we can build your bespoke itinerary around it.
Reindeer Sleigh Rides
Open sleighs are usually pulled by a single reindeer attached to wooden shafts with a traditionally decorated harness. You’ll be cosy and warm wrapped up in furs and towed in a stately procession along snowy forest tracks - either following a lead sleigh or with a driver on board. It’s not the fastest of rides, but it’s certainly the smoothest, quietest and most magical way of enjoying the forests and snowscapes. Excursions often include a tour of a reindeer farm and an introduction to the Lappish culture.
Being pulled by a team of huskies is the traditional way of getting around on the snow. Three or four pairs of dogs pull a two-man sleigh, usually in a convoy following a lead sleigh. One person is the "musher" (or driver) who stands up behind the sitting passenger wrapped in warm furs. It’s a fast and exhilarating way to travel, but don’t expect peace and quiet as dogs often bark excitedly as they run. You can opt for short, taster tours of half an hour or so, or much longer journeys.
Cross Country Skiing & Sledging
Flat, well-maintained routes through a spectacular landscape of forests and lakes offer cross-country skiers and snow-shoers lots of variety. The season in Lapland lasts for up to seven or eight months of the year and you can opt for short half-day excursions or longer journeys with overnight stays in cabins en route. Basic equipment can be hired from ski resorts, sports shops or hotels. The far northern resort of Saariselkä is a particularly good base, with scenic trails in the adjoining national park.
Skiing, Snowboarding & Tobogganing
Ski resorts north of the Arctic Circle are very limited compared to the Alps, but as long as it’s not too cold, they can make for a good day’s skiing for beginners and intermediates. Finnish Lapland offers the most variety, and the longest slope (3km) is found in the largest resort, Ylläs. Alternatively, Levi is lively and has a good terrain park. The Lappish resorts of Pyhä and Saariselkä (home to Lapland’s longest toboggan run at 1.2km) are small and scenic. The resort of Åre, in Swedish Lapland, offers three terrain parks, enjoyable blue runs through trees and a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere.
Northern Lights Photography Workshop
During the photography workshop you will learn all the tricks you need to capture the Northern Lights and the night sky in such a way that your photos are an accurate representation of this beautiful reality.
Your instructor has twenty years worth of knowledge and experience of photographing the Northern Lights.
Picture presentation from our photographer
Tips and tricks from professional aurora photographer
Right settings for your camera
This tour runs from both Saariselkä and Levi Finland
1 Hour - £25pp
A perfect way to explore the snowy regions is on snowmobiles over a huge network of trails, extending hundreds of miles through forests, past frozen lakes and over fell highlands. They are not quiet but they are by far the fastest way to travel. No previous experience is required, although you do need a driving licence and be over 18 years. You usually ride two up, with one passenger straddled behind the driver; helmets and warm clothing are provided, and tours drive in a convoy following a lead vehicle.