SNOWMOBILE SAFARIS IN SAARISELKÄ



IN THE SNARE OF A REINDEER HERDER


Snowmobile safari and a visit to a reindeer farm. We take our guests from their accommodation to the LuontoLoma office, where we put on warm snowmobile clothing. A guide explains the snowmobile controls and how to drive it safely. Our route winds across the splendid crown snow-loaded scenery over the fells and descends through primeval pine forests to a reindeer herder's "kota". Over a cup of warm crowberry juice, we bid our guests welcome to meet and feed the reindeer.

For lunch, we enjoy lovely creamy salmon soup and for dessert, we have coffee made over a campfire with some Lappish cheese. We enjoy the atmosphere of the Lappish "kota" whilst sitting on reindeer skins watching the fire and forgetting the stress of everyday life for a while. You hear stories of life in Lapland, both past and present, about living in a "kota" and reindeer husbandry.

 

Duration: 4 hours, (approx 50-60 km).

 

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AN ICE-FISHING SAFARI TO LAKE TAIMENJÄRVI


We put on warm snowmobile clothing at the LuontoLoma office and a guide explains the snowmobile controls and how to drive it safely. We drive through beautiful fell terrain, such as across the treeless fell tops and through the forests of Kaunispää, Urupää and Kuusipää. The lake Taimenjärvi "kota" is in a primeval area, on the shore of a beautiful wilderness lake.

We try our luck at ice fishing on lake Taimenjärvi. In keeping with its name, the lake has trout and Arctic char. We take a break in the "kota" and cook our catch. We enjoy Lappish delicacies: a choice of reindeer or salmon with trimmings. We end our meal with pancakes and a good cup of coffee made over a campfire. After our lovely meal, we snowmobile back to Saariselkä.

 

Duration: 5 hours, (approx 40 km).

 

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GOLD FEVER -A SNOWMOBILE RIDE TO PAN FOR GOLD


The guide will pick you up and drive to the premises of LuontoLoma. After getting dressed in warm overalls for the snow mobile ride the safari starts. Your guide will first give a briefing on the controls and safe handling of the snow mobile.

The safari takes you through the wilderness to Tankavaara, where Sauva-Aslak found gold guided by his dream. In Tankavaara we will be welcomed by the host who will introduce us to the Gold Prospector Museum. There we will learn about the history of gold rushes and later try our skills in gold panning. Then it is time for lunch in Wanhan Waskoolimiehen Ravintola. After the delicious meal we will continue the snow mobile safari back to Saariselkä.

 

Duration: approx. 7 hours.

 

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OTHER FAMOUST SAFARI RIDES



AIRPORT SAFARI
From the plane straight on to a snowmobile and over to mountains to Saariselkä. Optional lunch around the campfire.
Duration: 4 hours, 50 km.

 

 

 

RAJA-JOOSEPPI EXCURSION
One day trip with the snowmobiles to the Raja-Jooseppi to the official border of Russia and sightseeing to Raja-Jooseppi field. Lunch included.
Duration: 8 hours, 120 km.

 

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Welcome to enjoy experienced and professionally organized programs and activities.

 

Safaris include: suitable warm clothing, a trained professional guide, insurance, fuel, and driving permits. Minimum of 3 persons on trips unless stated otherwise. In a case of accident a personal liability whilst snowmobiling is 700€ and hyskysafari 600€.

 

Activities valid until may 2018. We reserve the right for changes.



SNOWMOBILE RENTAL

We rent liable and good quality snowmobilesSnowmobie rental in Saariselkä, choose between Polaris 550cc or 600cc two seater touring models. Rental includes full driving outfit. Rental time from 3 hours to few days.

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RIVER ADVENTURES

Whitewater rafting on river Ivalojoki and other river activities.River adventures in Saariselkä From easy to exhilarating, there’s a trip here that’s perfect for just about everybody. Ivalojoki has been elected as a trekking destination of the year 2005 in Finland.

BUS SERVICE

With our mini-coaches (16 passanges). Example from Ivalo airportJyrkin kuva3.1.JPG to your hotel, also trips to Norway and Russia. Ask more at our office tel: +35816668706 or email: luonto.loma@saariselka.fi