5 independent reviews for Northern lights family vacation, tailor made

Reviews for Northern lights family vacation, tailor made

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review 27 Aug 2018

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

Really enjoy searching for the northern lights, enjoyed the time on the Fells, dog sledding was a fun experience, small group experience was welcomed.

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

Book through a tour company that includes all aspects of the trip from airport transportation to the hotel to tours. There was a problem with the original hotel not being ready for customers but we were taken care of with a new location and same tours without a problem or lapse in our trip momentum.

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?

MAT was extremely helpful with all questions, generous of his time to teach the group planetary patterns in the sky above us, helped everyone how to better take photos of the night sky. Hopefully you hired him to be a steady staff person for he is great with your customers. Sorry for such a delay in responding to your questionnaire. Let me know if you want a few photos from my trip in December 2017

review 26 Feb 2018

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

Husky sledding was amazing.

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

If you have young children (my daughter is 3 and a half), donít hesitate booking. I was concerned she would be too young but she thoroughly enjoyed playing in the snow and all the excursions.

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

It benefited local people in terms of employment maybe...

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

Amazing - we all loved it. Great accommodation, activities and restaurant.

review 24 Feb 2018

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

We loved all the activities. I think the huskies would be voted top by most of the party. But just the experience of being surrounded by a beautiful snowy trees and scenery and for small (and larger) children, the constant availability of sledges and slopes and lovely deep snow is magical. Just being able to go in to the zoo every day we were there and see those animals and birds once more was also special.

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

Be prepared for an ambivalent relationship with your snowsuit and other protective clothing, gloves, helmets etc. Taking them on and off takes time and they feel clumsy and uncomfortable at times - know that you will grow to LOVE them once you realise you can only enjoy the snow and the adventurous activities if you are wearing them. 10 mins without those layers will convince you. This can be a tough lesson for small children initially.

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

It certainly seemed that many of the employees at Ranua were local and they were using local people such as reindeer and horse farmers to provide activities. We were impressed that we were taken to what appeared to be a local supermarket not one which belongs to an international chain. Lots of local food and drink on offer.

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

A very special vacation. My Australian son in law and granddaughter (aged 6) had never touched snow before. I wanted to share a special experience with them and my daughter and it was certainly that. It worked for us all whatever age or stage. Its a relaxed and welcoming place where you feel they are taking care of you but they are also providing challenging and memorable activities and sharing their own experience and passion for the landscape and its wildlife. The standard of accommodation and food is high.

review 13 Jan 2016

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

Snowmobiling! What a fantastic day. The tour was informal, fun and adventurous. What more can you ask for. The setting couldn't have been better.

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

Pack suitable clothing. Although the warm outer gear is perfect for tours, it is a little cumbersome for just popping to dinner. So good winter gear to go from the cabin to the main lodge. Also, we travelled with a 10 month old baby, so take a sling. The staff were fantastic and loaned us a cart with a reindeer skin, blankets and pillows to transport our baby from the cabin to the lodge. This was great! But if you wanted to go a bit further afield, the sling was important because it keeps the baby a lot warmer. Don't overpack. In the winter you don't really need to change your clothes that often and there isn't a great deal of storage in the cabins. We had too much stuff and didn't use most of it.

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

All of the staff were local and I felt they were connected and dedicated to the local area.

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

Excellent! What a fantastic place to stay. I would not hesitate in recommending the accommodation used. The staff went above and beyond - no request was too difficult. From the collection to departure, each touchpoint was dealt with a smile and solution.

review 29 Dec 2014

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

We loved all of it - the food, accommodation, tour guides and the northern lights were spectacular. The trip was very well organised and everything came together nicely. We travel a lot and this trip did not disappoint.

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

Bring a hairdryer as there was not one in our room. We might have been able to borrow one - we didn't ask.

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

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