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SOUTH LAPLAND WINTER EXPERIENCE - FACTS AND ITINERARY

Accommodation on this trip is arranged in Syöte Hiking area, in Taigalampi Holiday House, a log house made in the year 1989. It has been repaired and renovated in 2010 and 2021. Holiday House is a perfect place for bigger groups and extended families to enjoy their vacation together. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious common room for dining, staying together, and relaxing. Additionally, it has its own sauna, three toilets, a dressing room, and a terrace for cooling down. Holiday House is located in the Pytkynharju area in the Syöte Hiking area. 

Taigalampi Holiday House has 8 bedrooms for 2 people. The whole holiday house has beds for 16 guests together. 


For photographers, there is always a large variety of different birds around the house. We can also arrange special photographing sessions near the House. Welcome to spend a peaceful and same time adventurous time in South Lapland! 

  • Place: Syöte hiking area and Syöte National Park

  • Availability: On request 1.12.-2.4.

  • Guaranteed departure:  4.2.-11.2.2023 

  • Duration: 8 days, 7 nights

  • Number of participants: Min 4, max 8 persons

  • Price: 2470 €/person when 4-8 persons

  • Meals: Full board. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price.

  • Accommodation: In Taigalampi Loghouse, in double, twin, and in bunk beds.

  • Price includes: Guide services,  services according to the daily program, transports to activities, accommodation, return transport from Oulu Airport, and above-mentioned meals during the tour

  • The price doesn’t include flights.

  • Equipment: Participants have their own outdoor clothing due to the weather. Please ask for the whole list of equipment after booking.

  • Equipment included in the price: All the special outdoor equipment for activities

  • Supplements: Accommodation in family apartment with own toilet & shower (400 € / apartment), winter clothing set 90 €/person/tour

  • Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card

  • Tour level: Easy. Participants are required to have normal basic fitness. 

  • Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

  • Insurance: We require participants to have their own insurance for outdoor activities in arctic weather conditions in Finland.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

SNOWSHOEING IN
SYÖTE NATIONAL PARK

Syöte National Park is one of the most famous places in South Lapland. Maybe you have already seen the magnificent snow covered candle trees in social media?

CULTURE AND NATURE EXPERIENCE IN POSIO

South Lapland scenery in Riisitunturi National Park, ecological farm visit in Anetjärvi and culture rich exhibition in Pentik Cultural Center. You will also find exhibitions from the center: Memories from the Country and Old Pottery, as well as the Coffee Cup Museum.

HUSKIES AND REINDEERS

These animals are simply lovely! Easy, well-behaving, and half domesticated reindeers and lovely huskies make your holiday unforgettable. Two days husky tour makes you become a real musher!

 

ITINERARY

1st day:
Arrive at Oulu Airport or a bus/railway station, where your guide is waiting for you. Approximately two-hour transport to Taigalampi Holiday House.


Meeting the group and accommodation. Welcoming dinner, short briefing, the introduction of holiday program after dinner. Safety issues and discussion about sustainable tourism and how we put it into practice during our trip.


Hot sauna and sweet dreams surrounded by peaceful and quiet nature.


2nd day:
Breakfast in accommodation place. Sandwiches and soup for lunch from the breakfast table. After a nutritious breakfast hiking with snowshoes in Syöte Hiking area.

This famous and remote area is very attractive around the year! Unforgettable nature holiday starts with snowshoes to the great white forest and fells! Meet the snow covered old trees and hear the stories of life in these remote areas in South Lapland. Delicious lunch in a wooden shelter in the nature by an open fire.


Snowshoeing back to the starting point, stretching and relaxing with the instructor. accommodation, sauna, dinner, and a good night's sleep in a silent environment. Walking distance about 10 km in 5 hours.


3rd day:

Early breakfast. Transport to Riisitunturi National Park and nice winter hiking trip around very famous Riisitunturi fell! Sandwich and picnic lunch in the nature.


Visit to Pentikmäki - culture center. "Pentik is a story of will and skill, an inexhaustible thirst for life and a fire of art. It’s a story about family, friendship, and the power of working together. It is a story about the nature of Lapland and the longing for beauty. It is the story about the lifestyle."


On the way back to Syöte we make a wonderful stop-by visit to the local ecologically sustainable and organic farm where from we buy the meat products to our restaurant. During this trip you will have a possibility to meet the farmer family at the coffee and sandwich table. On the yard we meet their beautiful hairy cows! 


Transport to the hut. Dinner and accommodation after a hot sauna. There is also a possibility to see the Northern Lights without any light pollution. Day's hiking distance is approximately 5 km. 


4th day: 

This day begins with a beautiful breakfast and continues to the well-maintained cross-country skiing tracks! After a short skiing course, we will take a day tour on tracks from hut to hut on very attractive landscapes! Lunch during the tour and dinner back in the cabin. Day's distance is about 25 km. 

5th day:

Breakfast and a back-country skiing day trip with skin-based skis. Skis are made for skiing in deep snow and sliding down from the hills.


South Lapland winter forests and lakes are something to be experienced! Our tracks will go in peaceful and most quiet areas through snow-white forests up to the hills, along the ridges, and over the big frozen lakes.


During this day trip, you can enjoy the fresh wind and enjoy a delicious soup meal around an open fire. Skiing back to Taigalampi Holiday House, sauna, and dinner. Skiing distance about 10 km in 5 hours.

6th day:

This day is an optional day for a wonderful snow scooter safari, down-hill skiing day or nature photographing course for an additional fee. One option is of course just relaxing in the hut, reading or enjoy Finnish nature wildlife movies by the video projector. Snowshoes and skin-based skis are available for you for free for the self-made tour in the beautiful surroundings. 

In the afternoon we will have a great experience when we meet the local reindeers! After meeting the reindeers, it is time for the wonderful dinner in the Holiday House. Hot sauna available in the evening. 

7th day

After breakfast transport to an unforgettable two days husky sled tour! First, you get detailed and clear instructions on how to be a real musher and control your huskies safely through the winter wonderland. You will be driving your very own husky pack and have a few hours' tour through the beautiful Finnish winter scenery.

Night in the wood-heated wooden wilderness cabin, there are no modern amenities but deep sleep is guaranteed after the active day! Wonderful sauna is an unforgettable experience, before dinner and a good night's sleep in the middle of nowhere!

8th day

Tour continues in the morning after a tasty and nutritious breakfast back to the husky farm. A snack and goodbyes to your husky pack and transfer by car to Oulu, hotel, Airport, or bus/railway station.


We reserve all the rights to change the activities' order or the program's content due to the weather or other conditions.