John Vango review 4 Jan 2016
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The husky safari and the general scenery.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
The optional activities day - some of the activities incur a further charge (if you wanted to do snowmobile riding or further husky sledge rides. Some other activities are included in the price of the week (snow shoeing/ cross country skiing etc). This fact was not clear on the itinerary.
Also if traveling as a couple, split your clothes/toiletries between you as the small aircraft you take from Helsinki has limited hold space (obviously not enough to hold 1 suitcase per person) - one of our bags was not loaded despite paying extra for it to be put into the hold. Although, it did fortunately arrive the next day by taxi.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes, it employed local people as guides and to look after us during our stay.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Very good. We did not see the northern lights due to cloud cover whilst there, but had a good time nonetheless.
Read the operator's response here:
We are sorry it wasn't clear with supplements for optional activities. We will revise the information so that it'll be clear in the future.
Regarding the problem with luggage it unfortunately happens regularly, worldwide, that the luggage doesn't arrive with the passenger. It's really a good idea to split the things if traveling as a couple. The aircraft however is a typical aircraft used on flights inside Finland, I'm sure it has the "normal" space for luggage in relation to the number of passengers.