2 independent reviews for Northern Lights activity break in Finland, Arctic Hills

Reviews for Northern Lights activity break in Finland, Arctic Hills

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review 6 Dec 2019

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

Ice fishing with Jarmo was great. I actually caught a fish which was big enough to eat and we grilled it over the fire. I learnt a lot about fishing but also about the Inari area and life there.

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

If you are going to see the northern lights you need to be flexible as it is very weather dependent. Include an option which allows you travel a reasonable distance. I got lucky on a snowmobile tour on Inari Lake.

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

I met a lot Finnish people who were making their passions a profitable business through tourism. This was especially true of Extreme Huskies who operate with high standards of animal welfare. For two nights I stayed in a family run hotel which served amazing local recipes, including fried litchen. Plus the tour operator had an impressive knowledge of transport options, so some transfers used local buses. In general Finnish society is very environmentally aware.

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

Great introduction to Lapland, guaranteed to make you want to return for more polar experiences.

review 2 Mar 2017

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

All of it ! Finnish Lapland is truly magical ! We were lucky to experience the fun of snowshoeing through deep freak snow the sun came out most days for amazing photos and we experienced the aurora in all their glory on our snowshoe night tour. Every day was different loved the husky safari, the cross country skiing the saunas followed by an ice pool plunge. Food accommodation all great thank you Rita!

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

Don't bother with Kammi restaurant at Kiloppa overpriced dreadful service waited over an hour for food with no apologies and food was no different from cafe menu. But we laughed about it!

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

Yes to conservation not sure about local people as some guides were not Finnish but taxis and buses taken were driven by locals.

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

5 stars fell in love with Lapland never go on an alpine ski trip again!

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