4 independent reviews for Family Northern Lights break

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review 7 Mar 2022

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

In general - the most memorable was the world where space is open, air is clean and pace is the nature's pace; A particular experience - riding with super excited huskies and hearing the stories of their committed guides / caretakers.

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

Stick with the recommendations of Riitta, don't book too many activities a day, take your time and talk to people you meet. Enjoy the space and celebrate nature.

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

The trip focused on activities with minimal footprint (minimal motorized vehicles for example) and on areas that need help in conservation (especially after corona impact), e.g. reindeer and husky.

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

Phenomenal!

review 15 Jan 2022

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

Dog sleighing

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

Go later in the year for a warmer experience. Don't take children under 8. Take plenty of warm layers of clothing. Don't try it if you are vegetarian! Don't bother with ice fishing!

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

Benefitted locals

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

Amazing! Would have liked to meet Sami people and ask about their culture and see their craft work

Read the operator's response here:

This family traveled in early January. We recommend indeed families with small children under 8yrs to travel to Lapland in March-April when days are longer and milder. The Lappish food consists of reindeer meat, game, fish, mushroom, and berries. Vegetarian options are, however, well available.

review 31 Dec 2021

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

It was all fantastic so it is really difficult to single out one thing. From the first contact with Responsible Travel who put us in touch with their local operator in Finland, our trip was tailored to our requirements and it all went like clockwork throughout. My 14 year old son loved all the activities we tried, but particularly enjoyed driving the husky team for 18 km. I found the Sami dinner with the reindeer herder fascinating, and this was followed by a reindeer sleigh ride. All of the guides were very friendly, very engaging and knowledgeable: we learnt a lot of new things and gained an appreciation of the local culture. But if I had to choose my most memorable moments from the trip, it would be the simple act of walking in the most beautiful scenery in the snow covered forests.

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

Use hand and feet warmers for anything which is not physically active - the coldest we had was minus 25. Take advantage of the ice suits for anything at night or involving speed (eg snow mobiling; husky safaries).

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

Yes

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

11 out of 10: the best vacation we've done. Thank you Responsible Travel and Riitta in Finland.

review 27 Feb 2020

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

The friendly welcome from the Finnish people and the beautiful scenery.

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

Take every opportunity to explore activities. And take warm clothes if visiting in the winter.

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

Definitely. The accommodation and activities were locally based and not corporate chains.

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

It was excellent. We certainly want to return to Finland.

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