9 independent reviews for Finland winter activity vacation & Northern Lights

Reviews for Finland winter activity vacation & Northern Lights

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review 12 Feb 2019

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

Husky sledding and the snow shoeing

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

Just book and go...donít pack too much all the essential gear is provided and you will have a fabulous time. Take a camera rather than trying to rely on your iPhone which didnít cope at all with the cold weather. Samsungís were much better. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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

The Finns are very keen on living healthy green lives and it was a efficiently run lodge complex. Left over food from the evening meal was always turned into soup or another wholesome meal for the next day. It is a long way from anywhere and the guides were locals

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

Amazing. I would recommend it to anyone keen to get away from it all and be outdoors. More snow than you will ever have seen and you wonít get cold - 4 layers of clothes 4 pairs of socks and gloves and two hats toasty warm

review 9 Jan 2019

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

The full day (optional) snowshoe walk.

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

Take a warm hat! All other kit is provided and is of very good quality and more than up to the task.

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

Yes. The local providers of optional and included activities seemed to be chosen for their overall ethos, rather than just picking those closest geographically. Food was sourced as locally as possible. There appeared to be a definite effort to be responsible.

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

Excellent range of activities, and good value when you look at what was included. The local guides were excellent. Would give more than 5 stars if allowed.

review 1 Jan 2019

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

The husky dog and the snow-mobile trips were the most exciting.

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

You only need to take a base-layer (top and bottom) and long sleeve T-shirts and jumpers. Everything else is provided by the tour operator.

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

Yes. There was very little environmental impact and the husky trip and reindeer trip were to local places.

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

Fantastic. Would recommend it to anyone who wants a bit of a winter adventure.

review 26 Dec 2018

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

Variety of activities and new experiences. Most memorable and exciting activity was the 10k Husky ride!

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

Take personal toiletries, you donít need to pack much as all outdoor kit is provided.

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?

Magical adventure that is for anyone wanting a re-boot from city life.

review 18 Dec 2018

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

Everything was a lot of fun but if I had to chose one thing, it would be the dogsleds.

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

If this is all you will be doing in Finland then you don't need to take too many clothes. Everything for your winter activities is supplied.

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

The wilderness lodge was eco friendly and run by locals. No disposable dished etc were used. We were encouraged to re-use towels etc.

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

Fantastic. The crew were excellent, very knowledgeable and caring whilst still treating us as adults. They were truly team leaders. The company from the other guests was great with a large age range, couples singles and family members, all mixing together.

review 11 Jan 2018

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

Everything was memorable. My favourites were the Riisitunturi National Park snowshoe, cross-country skiing by the lake, and husky sledding.

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

Going at the start of January (one of the darkest times of the year for this region) means that one gets only about 2.5 hours of "daylight". This is something to bear in mind as even 1-2 months will make a difference if you are someone who likes things light when doing activities. A number of afternoon activities took place in the dark. But if you don't mind, or are open to doing some things "at night", then I would say to just go for it. In the end, it didn't bother me and made for some good long nights of sleep! Perfect if you need to catch up on rest (as I did).

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

I hope and think so. I enjoyed eating local produce such as salmon, elk, reindeer and all sorts of red berries - the chefs know what they are doing!

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

Waking up everyday to a landscape of white, black and blue (has to be lived to be believed), and having something active (but not overly so) to look forward to was a great way to end a tough year, and to start a fresh new good one!

review 6 Feb 2016

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

The all day Husky safari came top very closely followed by the rest of the weeks activities.

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

Bring your own base layer, but vacation notes are correct in that all the other clothing is provided.

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

The week is designed to work with the local environment in all aspects.

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

Excellent vacation in an idyllic location providing, fun and adventure.

review 26 Jan 2015

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

Huskies. Location. Snowshoeing.

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

Take disposable hand and feet warmers.

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?

Excellent.

review 30 Jan 2013

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

The scenery was just fantastic, and I really enjoyed being with the huskies. The whole experience was like nothing I've ever done before.

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

Be reasonably fit and you will enjoy the trip more, and don't go directly from a warm climate without acclimatising somewhere for the cold beforehand.

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

The vacation provided jobs for the locals, and the opportunity for other foreign staff to work in and experience/understand the Arctic region.

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

Fantastic experience - the most enjoyable activity vacation I have ever done.

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