SOUTH LAPLAND WINTER EXPERIENCE - FACTS AND ITINERARY
Accommodation on this trip is arranged in Syöte Hiking area, in Taigalampi Holiday House. It has a fully equipped kitchen, and 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 twin bedrooms.
For photographers, there are always various birds around the house. We can also arrange special photography sessions near the House. Welcome to spend a peaceful and same time adventurous time in South Lapland!
Place: Syöte National Park, Riisitunturi National Park
Availability: On request 1.12.-2.4.
Departures: 30.12.2023–6.1.2024, 6.–13.1.2024, 13.–20.1.2024,
20.–27.1.2024, 27.1.–3.2.2024, 3.–10.2.2024, 10.–17.2.2024
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Number of participants: Min 4, max 8 persons
Price: 2270 €/person
Meals: Full board. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price.
Accommodation: In Taigalampi Loghouse, in twin rooms
Price includes: Guide services, services according to the daily program, transports to activities, accommodation, return transport from Oulu Airport, and meals as mentioned earlier 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: Aurora hunting by car 35 €/person, accommodation in family apartment with own toilet & shower (400 €/apartment), winter clothing set 90 €/person/tour
Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card
Tour level: Moderate. 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
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!
1st day, Sat.:
Arrive at Oulu Airport or a bus/railway station, where your guide is waiting for you. Approximately two-hour transport to Taigalampi Holiday House.
We are meeting the group and accommodation. Welcoming dinner, short briefing, and the introduction of the 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, Sun.:
Breakfast in accommodation place. Sandwiches and soup for lunch from the breakfast table. After a nutritious breakfast hiking with snowshoes in the Syöte Hiking area.
This 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 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 is about 10 km in 5 hours.
3rd day, Mon.:
Early breakfast. Transport to Riisitunturi National Park and a nice winter hiking trip around the very famous Riisitunturi fell! Sandwich and picnic lunch in nature.
Visit Pentikmäki - a 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 we buy the meat products for our restaurant. During this trip, you can meet the farmer's family at the coffee and sandwich table. In 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, Tue.:
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 in very attractive landscapes! Lunch during the tour and dinner back in the cabin. The day's distance depends on your skills but the maximum is about 25 km.
5th day, Wed.:
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 is about 10 km in 5 hours.
6th day, Thu.:
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' tours 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! A wonderful sauna is an unforgettable experience, before dinner and a good night's sleep in the middle of nowhere!
7th day, Fri.:
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 back to Taigalampi cabin.
In the evening we will have a great experience meeting the local reindeer! After meeting the reindeer, it is time for a wonderful dinner in the Holiday House. A hot sauna is available again for you in the evening.
8th day, Sat.:
After breakfast relaxing in the Holiday House or short optional activities in the morning. Snowshoes and skin-based skis are available for you for free for a self-made tour in surroundings. You can also have a great winter bird photographing hour with a guide.
Transport 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.