Winter adventure in Finland
A week of winter activities in Finnish Lapland, traveling in a small group, and staying in a wilderness hotel. Husky safari was totally unforgettable.
Finnish Lapland Wilderness hotel Husky safari Overnight in wilderness cabin Northern Lights Reindeer farm and safari Snowmobile safari Overnight husky safari Cross country skiing Snowshoeing Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park
£2195To£2755 including UK flights
4- 12 people
Includes flights, transfers, accommodation 6 nights hotel/1 night wilderness cabin, activities & equipment (reindeer & snowmobile safari, overnight husky safari), full board, cold weather clothing, wilderness guides & instructors.
Min age 18+
Min age 18+
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3 Reviews of Winter adventure in Finland
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 12 Jan 2016 by Hilary ProudThe scenery, experiencing the Arctic and the husky safari were the most memorable parts of the vacation! Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Jan 2015 by Sharn GillThe husky tour is probably my favourite but I enjoyed the Northern Lights, the snowmobile, the snowshoeing, the cross country skiing, the ice hotel, the reindeer!! Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Jan 2012 by Jonathan GreenEvery day was an adventure, so difficult to single one experience out really, but I'll go for the husky sledding. We expected someone else to be driving - controlling the dogs yourself (though I use the word "control" in the loosest sense) was utterly exhilarating. The accommodation and surroundings were fabulous too. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
Planet and peopleTourism in Finnish Lapland has become the main income source of employment and income replacing traditional industries such as forestry. Development from a period of extractive industry to an industrial society has come about quickly. In 1950 the largest part of Lapland’s inhabitants lived in rural areas and more than half the workforce worked in forestry and agriculture. Today 65 % of the workforce are in the service industry, 22 % in processing and 10 % in primary production.
This huge growth in tourism and service provision has been developed in conjunction with a long-term sustainable tourism plan with one of the primary objectives being to maintain nature in its natural state while guaranteeing the traditional way of life.
Much of this has been achieved along with membership of EU development programmes, aimed at diversifying sources of livelihood, effective usage of resources and to increase export.
Approximately a quarter of Lapland’s 100 000 strong workforce was unemployed in 1997. Promoting entrepreneurship, ongoing re-education of the workforce and development of the educational system to suit the needs of enterprises is continuing. The target is to diversify the sources of livelihood, increase the value of refinement production and develop new enterprises particularly in the area of tourism. National measures as well as EU-programme measures support this objective.
We embrace this philosophy, employing local activity providers and using only locally owned hotels. In this manner we help to maintain jobs in an area where unemployment was, until recently, very high. Additionally, the use of local suppliers ensures that the tourism spend filters through to local economies via the tourism multiplier effect.
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