3 independent reviews for Finland activity vacation and Northern Lights

Reviews for Finland activity vacation and Northern Lights

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review 7 Apr 2017

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

The trip to the wilderness cabin was great fun. Really enjoyable to be able to spend the night out there. Chopping wood, fetching water from the well and a traditional wood-fired sauna were all part of the fun.

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

Make sure you bring plenty of warm clothes. Consult the kit list in advance!

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

We didn't consume much once we there there. The companies used were all local.

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

It was a fantastic week. Our guide, Janne, was great. He went the extra mile to adjust things to suit the mix of people on the tour and local conditions.

review 14 Feb 2017

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

It's hard to choose one - I had a lovely time with the small team of ladies and the hospitality from our guide Mika, and our chef Harri was phenomenal! All the activities were great, and the food was delicious.

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

Definitely bring warm clothes and get some exercise in before hand. I'm glad I had started working out before hand so the skiing and snowshoeing were not too strenuous.

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

I think so - provided employment opportunities for guides, reindeer farmers, husky farmers, etc. and we practiced "leave no trace" during our excursions.

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

Fabulous - can't wait to go back again!

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.

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