WINTER ACTIVITIES IN SAARISELKÄ



AURORA HUNTING

 

Aurora Borealis, also called as Northern lights, appear in the sky around 200 times per year and Finnish Lapland is one of perfect plases to see this magical phenomenon by yourself if the luck is on your side.

 

We start the hunting trip when the evening comes. Our driver takes you out of Saariselkä lights by minibuss while you can just relax and enjoy the drive. The driver knows the best places for the hunting each evening.

 

If you prefer aurora hunting by snowmobile or snowshoes it's is also possible! Ask the offer.

 

Available every day, from 1st of Nov until end of March.

Starting time 9pm. Duration: 2,5-3 hours

 

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IN A REINDEER CARAVAN


In Lapland, life is in harmony with harsh nature - including the animals. Without this harmony, Lapland would not be Lapland. You can experience this richly and uniquely in many different ways. A reindeer caravan has been harnessed for you in the LuontoLoma yard garden ready for your journey into the silent wilderness. Guided by a Sami reindeer herder, you can harness your reindeer yourself... and drive it along the journey. .

The reindeer will take you and your guests across the enchanting snowy white scenery. The frost glistens like diamonds on the shoulders of the pine trees. Somewhere, a raven caws. You sit warmly and comfortably on reindeer skins in a sleigh. Reindeer bells gently ring as their hooves crunch through the snow. When the reindeer caravan returns to the yard, the experience of a warm "kota" awaits you. Enjoy some crowberry juice while a reindeer herder happily tells you stories of his life in the wilds of Lapland.

 

Duration: 2 hours

 

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AN EVENING OF LAPPISH MAGIC IN A "KOTA"

 

The atmosphere created by stories and a campfire in a Lappish "kota" affect even the busiest traveller. You can relax and totally forget the worries of everyday life. Build up your experiences with a meal served by LuontoLoma - all year round. We have something for every taste.


Enjoy a full Lappish evening meal or ask for something lighter. LuontoLoma arranges everything for you and your guests. For a large group, we can even barbeque an entire reindeer over an open fire. Challenge us and come to visit us in our Saariselkä "kota".

 

Menu could include for example:

 

Four winds soup and unleavened bread
(smoked reindeer and blue cheese)
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Glow-fried salmon and garnished Lappish potatoes, unleavened bread
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Pancakes cooked over the fire served with golden cloudberry jam
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Coffee made over the fire

 

We serve mineral water with your meal. If you wish for something stronger alcoholic drinks, we can arrange that by prior arrangements. Special diets by prior arrangement.

 

Additional price: Lappish games and competitions, "joic" song performances, reindeer driving in winter, etc...

Duration: 2-3 hours.

 

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 A GUIDED HUT-TO-HUT SKI TOURING ON URHO KEKKONEN

NATIONAL PARK


Urho Kekkonen national park is one of Finland's most popular

wilderness hiking areas and largest protected area. Most of the 300 000 annual hikers visit the national park during the summer.

 

The heart of the park consist of the continuous Raututunturi-

Saariselkä fell area and the south of the park is typical forest wilderness with isolated fells, pine forest and thickly-mossed spruce forets. Altough Finalnd has a broad Network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the park without signal.

 

During the trip accommodation is in the wilderness huts with dry toilets. There is no running water or electricity. Huts are heated by wood.

 

Duration of the trip is 2-7 days, 1-6 nights and daily skiing distance 8-20 km. Price includes: professional local guide, reservation huts, meals (breakfast, lucnh and dinner), skis with metal edge and skiing shoes, poles and for the longer trips Fjellpulken pulkas. Customers should have their own clothing and sleeping bags, waterbottle and meal kit. Starting price 150€/person/day.

 

Available from end of November until 1st of May.

 

 

 

 

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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 600€ and hyskysafari 500€.

 

Activities valid until may 2017. 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