7 independent reviews for Lapland vacation, husky safari & log cottage

Reviews for Lapland vacation, husky safari & log cottage

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review 11 Jan 2018

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

The husky tour, the tipi warm up snack times & quite simply, the amount of snow everywhere!

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

Don't be scared of the cold! If you wear layers it's surprising how easy it is to be out in -19 degrees.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

People yes, as it clearly creates job opportunities and income for all ages and skills. Unfortunately, I don't believe tourism can do either of the latter - by it's nature, additional housing, running water, amenities of all kinds are required, which draws on resources, space and land that otherwise could be left for nature.

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

9/10

review 7 Jan 2018

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

The husky safari

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

The log cabin was not suitable for 11 people although the place was very nice. The way it was chosen could be improved.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not too much

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

It was really good, but we felt that the Provider could had given us more transparent information before we travelled. One of the things that could improve the service is a detailed list of prices for each activity. Instead of that, we had a overall price with no enough details.

review 10 Dec 2017

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

Without a doubt, the husky safari. The Finnish hospitality and at Wilderness Hotel Muotka was as well.

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

Finland's nature is breathtaking, look for accommodation that are surrounded by the incredible beautiful wilderness instead of the commercialized hotels filled with tour groups. I strongly recommend Wilderness Hotel Muotka in Ivalo.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Supporting tourism in the less commercialized areas of Finland, learning about the Sami way of life, ice fishing with the locals, husky sledding.

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

Five stars, without a doubt.

review 16 Mar 2017

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

The Husky trek in Ivalo and staying in the glass igloo were highlights for us.

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

We would have skipped the Ice Breaker and spent another night in an Igloo. Otherwise this trip was GREAT!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

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

This was a fantastic trip - action packed with so many wonderful experiences. All the details were handled so well.

Read the operator's response here:

Point 3) All the service providers used were local entrepreneurs. Public bus and train were used for transportation whenever possible.

review 2 Jan 2017

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

It was all good. We particularly enjoyed the snowshoeing in the evening.

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

Take a lot of socks.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It benefited local people as the activities in Pyha were organized by local businesses.

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

Super.

review 29 Dec 2016

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

The husky ride in Inari is simply fantastic!

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

Keep your safaris to inari, snowmobiling, reindeer ride, snowshoeing if you really want a taste of real Finnish outdoor adventures.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

There is minimal wastage and we get to experience nature with the locals who love their country.

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

Well planned, tailored made and little details were well looked into.

review 23 Feb 2016

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

It was all brilliant, but I would say the most memorable bit was the husky safari, it was so peaceful once the dogs got started. The rest of the trip was amazing too from the hotel Vuokkati, to cross country skiing, ice skating, visiting the spa at Katinkulta and Angry Birds park and going out on cross country ski trails and tobagonning from the hotel. Brilliant!

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

Book through Responsible travel, every detail was planned

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We used the ski bus and went out from the hotel

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

Superb, the service from the operator was top notch

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