4 independent reviews for Family winter adventure in Finland4 star rating

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Richard Dickson review 9 Jan 20122 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The people we met, dog sledging.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Take extra clothing, suits are ok if you are moving but a lot of the activities
are slow or sitting around so thin water proofs if it is ready cold is a good
idea. Take your own mits.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Could not say.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was a good vacation, but the group was too large double check the actual size
of the groups before going.

Russell Clark review 30 Dec 20094 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The cold.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Check what the kids are allowed to do, disappointment at not being able to use snowmobiles as we were led to believe the vacation was age tailored.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Provides employment benefiting local but air travel has a negative impact on the environment so yes and no.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


8/10.

Read the operator's response here:

I am delighted that our client enjoyed the vacation but slightly surprised that he thought his children aged 12 and 14 would be allowed to drive snowmobiles. Our brochure clearly states the minimum age requirements and the trip notes we sent before the vacation inform our clients of the following:

‘Safari organisers hold the driver of a snowmobile responsible in case of any damage to the vehicle. We would advise that extra care should be taken by the driver. By law, drivers of snowmobiles in Finland must be at least 15 years old with a full or provisional valid driving licence. If you don’t meet these requirements then you can travel as a pillion passenger or sometimes in a specially adapted sled which is pulled behind the snowmobile.’

I can't see how we can be more transparent but am sorry if there was any confusion. The important thing is that the clients enjoyed their vacation.

Lynn Houlding review 31 Dec 20074 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Overnight husky sledding trip.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


The charter flight option gives you an extra day and a half at no effective extra cost.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Lappish economy is heavily tourist dependent but this is low-impact stuff - makes the most of extensive wilderness area and with options like X-country skiing on doorstep.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Great.

David Anderson review 15 Apr 20074 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


2-day husky sledding safari over frozen lakes and through Arctic forests.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Hotel really will provide all the warm clothes you need.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes - benefit to local people definitely, impact on environment moderate.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


4 stars - would have been 5 if not for inefficiency of Finnair.

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Unedited reviews from other travelers

5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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