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Snowy Wilderness Saariselka

Spend a week in the beautiful town of Saariselkä with its wonderfully festive atmosphere and cosmopolitan ski town vibe.

This 7 night / 8 day trip includes:
Excellent choice of accommodation
Book today for only £150pp deposit

Flights From Bristol, Gatwick & Manchester

From only £589 per adult
Child prices from £465

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This basic package of flights, transfers and accommodation to Saariselkä offers you the chance to tailor-make your perfect Lapland holiday by adding in your own choice of optional extras to suit your plans and your budget. You can make it as festive or as ski orientated as you like creating the perfect holiday for you and your party.

Best for

  • Best for: adults, families and groups
  • A tailor-made Lapland holiday
  • Beautiful location
  • Selection of ski slopes

There is no better way to ensure you get the holiday you really want than to plan it yourself. You can include as few or as many optional excursions as you wish and if you don’t own arctic outerwear or skiwear, you can add that in too! 

If you have never skied but always wanted to why not try a ski taster session? If your party has children and you are visiting during the festive season, why not book The Santa Experience package. Check out the list of pre-bookable optional extras and create your best itinerary.

On arrival your representative will guide you to your coach for the scenic transfer to Saariselka where you will advised of your itinerary. If you have included thermal suits and boots hire you will stop to collect these en-route to your accommodation. 

If you have added in any optional excursions the representative will advise the days these will take place and for those who haven’t or would like to include further excursions, you will have the opportunity to do this (payable locally).

Check out the list of optional extras to plan your perfect week in the snow!
 

Accommodation
Direct Flights
Resort Transfers

Bookable locally with your Inghams representative

  • Swimming pool complex at Holiday Club Hotel (free for Holiday Club Hotel guests and a special price of €10 Adult / €5 Child payable locally for Inghams non-hotel guests)
  • Northern Lights unlit 2km footpath and Kota warming hut
  • Tankavaara gold-panning and museum
  • Excursion to visit the Siida Sámi museum in Inari
  • Kakslauttanen thermal glass igloo overnight stay
  • Aurora hunting by minibus with Lappish dinner in wilderness kota
  • Snowshoe guided walk (daytime or evening for Northern Lights)
  • Husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris (daytime or evening in search of the Northern Lights)
  • Ice fishing trips
  • Evening Northern Lights Photography tours
  • Bowling alley
  • 1km toboggan run
  • 2km Northern Lights walking trail and Kammi hut
  • Ice-skating
  • Lappish Kammi meal night
  • Downhill and cross-country skiing
  • Longer Snowmobiling trips also available locally.

Child Care

Outdoor Snowplay Area - a dedicated children's ski slope and 1km toboggan run can be used free of charge by children under 6yrs if supervised by a parent.

Pre-bookable Excursions and Safaris:

(Please note that we act at all times as the selling agent for the supplier of these excursions and activities).

Winter 2019/20 details and prices 


Northern Lights Wilderness Dinner,  3 hour evening excursion
A scenic 12km drive by minibus to a wilderness hut where guests will enjoy a delicious dinner of charcoal grilled salmon, pancakes for dessert and coffee or tea. Your hosts will tell you stories about the Northern Lights and provide information about aurora forecasting. The hut is ideally located for the best  views of the Northern Lights if they should luckily appear. Prices from: Adult: £59 Child: £35

 

Husky Safaris 2½ hour excursion (1½ hours at farm and on safari)
A scenic 20 minute drive to a beautifully located husky farm. Enjoy a thrilling sled ride followed by a fireside hot drink and talk about husky life in a Kota hut in this perfect wilderness setting. 2 adults plus 1-2 kids per sled driven by the guests themselves. Prices from: 
Husky Farm Visit with 5km safari Adult: £79  Child £49

 

Reindeer Safari & Farm Visit 2 hour excursion (1½ hours at farm)
15 minute drive to a local Sámi reindeer farm. Meet the reindeer,  learn the secret of suopunki (Sámi lasso), hear about reindeer life and take a short scenic sleigh ride. Afterwards enjoy a fireside hot drink and cake in a warm cabin served by your Sámi hosts. Prices from: Reindeer farm visit & short safari Adult: £49 Child: £35

 

Snowmobile Safaris 2 hour excursion (starts from resort)
An exhilarating 25km ride through breathtaking arctic scenery. Choose locally between taking this safari as a family daytime trip or a faster evening adult trip "In Search of the Northern Lights". A selection of longer snowmobile safaris is available locally. Small children under 7yrs may be towed in a sled behind guide. Prices from: Single Rider (1 adult alone) Adult: £89
Double (2 sharing) Adult: £65 Child: £29

 

Snowshoe Safari 2 hour excursion (daytime or evening)
A guided snowshoe safari into a silent snowy wilderness. Decide locally on arrival if you prefer a daytime trip or an evening safari searching for the Northern Lights with interesting stories about the Northern Lights and information about aurora forecasting. Prices from: Adult: £39 Child: £25

 

Visit Santa’s Home 3 hour excursion (available 2 Dec - 5 Jan only)
Hidden deep in a magical snowy wonderland with fun activities  and a meeting with Santa for every child. Follow elves along a  candlelit path to feed and pet Santa’s reindeer. See how Elf Smith sends presents around the world. Cross the bridge over Gold Creek for a meeting and photos with Santa in his cabin. Warm up inside with hot drinks and ginger biscuits.  Prices from: Adult: £65 Child £59

Sámi Museum and Inari Village 5 hour excursion (operates with minimum 6 guests)
A wonderful scenic one hour drive through an amazing landscape,  to the village of Inari on the shores of this huge sacred lake where the Sámi have fished and hunted for centuries. Learn about the fascinating history and culture of Lapland’s colourful indigenous people at the excellent Siida Museum, and visit their silver smiths and handicraft shops in the village. Prices from: Adult: £59 Child: £55

 

Nellim and Russian Border Patsjoki Bridge 5-6 hour excursion (operates with minimum 4 guests)
A scenic 1½ hour drive each way across snowy rolling hills with far-reaching views of the taiga snow forests of Russia. Enjoy a soup lunch at the Nellim Wilderness Hotel and hear about the history of the Skolt Sámi who were relocated here from Russia. Visit Nellim village’s Russian Orthodox church and the Patsjoki river bridge on the tiny isolated Russian border crossing. Prices from: Adult: £99 Child: £49


Stay overnight in a Glass Igloo 

A unique and memorable night in a thermal glass igloo is the perfect way to have the best opportunity of seeing the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed
Kakslauttanen Igloo Overnight Stay Kakslauttanen Igloo Village is located 15km from Saariselkä, well away from any light pollution. 
Transfers from your Saariselka accommodation, an evening excursion (see below), an evening sauna (5-10pm), breakfast and a good 3-course dinner are all included in our prices. 
Small Glass Igloos (1-3 Occ) have comfortable twin beds, extra bed possible, a small ensuite bathroom with toilet and basin, and are cosy and warm inside due to the special thermal glass.
Kelo-Glass Igloos (2-6 Occ) newly-built kelo-glass igloos are log cabins with a glass igloo area attached. Sleeping 2-6 persons, they have 2 single bds in the glass igloo area plus a double bed and bunk beds in the cabin, bathroom with shower/wc, priavte sauna, fireplace (firewood extra) and small kitchenette.
Prices from: Small Glass Igloo: 2 Occ Adult: £299 / Single Occ Adult: £455
Extra bed Adult: £239 / 2-3 Occ Child: £205
Kelo Glass Igloo: 2 Occ Adult: £409/ Single Occ Adult: £639
Extra bed Adult: £319 / 2-3 Occ Child: £269
Child 4-11yrs (under 4yrs stay FREE in parent's bed)

Igloo bookings will now only be accepted if each person also books one of the following compulsory evening Aurora safaris operated by Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort: Aurora Hunting by Snowmobile-pulled Sled (3hrs): £105 Adult / £65 Child
Aurora Hunting by Reindeer Sleigh (2hrs): £125 Adult / £69 Child
Aurora Hunting by Horse Sleigh (1½hrs): £129 Adult / £75 Child
Aurora Hunting by Snowmobile (3hrs): £155 Adult / £85 Child 
£45 snowmobile single rider supplement

 

The overnight stay can be pre-booked but the exact day of the week will only be confirmed within 3 working days of booking as all reservations are subject to availability.

Stay overnight in a glass-roof windowed Aurora Cabin

Spend a memorable night in an Aurora Cabin, which have north-facing roof window above the bed, making them perfect for star gazing an Northern Light spotting.
Aurora Cabin Overnight Stay Located in the centre of Saariselkä, approx. 5-10 minutes walk from the accommodation.
A continental breakfast is included in our prices and an optional dinner at the cabin location's restaurant may be pre-booked.  
Prices from: 2 persons in Aurora Cabin Adult: £229 HS/ £199 MS
2 persons in Aurora Cabin Child: £119 HS / £99 MS
1 person in Aurora Cabin Adult: £369 HS / £329 MS
Extra bed Adult : £185 HS / £149 MS
Extra bed Child (4-14yrs): £99 HS / £75 MS
Optional dinner Adult: £32 Child: £16

 

MS (2-15 Dec incl., 6 Jan -8 Feb incl. & 24 Feb - 16 Mar incl. HS (23 Dec - 5 Jan incl.& 10 - 23 Feb incl.)

The overnight stay can be pre-booked but the exact day of the week will only be confirmed within 3 working days of booking as all reservations are subject to availability.

Notes for all above excursions:

Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather and other conditions. Snowmobile, Husky & Reindeer Safaris child age 4-12yrs. Children 0-3yrs FREE (any transport must be paid for locally) but are not allowed on Snowmobile safaris on any date. Santa's Home child age 2-11yrs (Under 2yrs FREE). Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs and bring a full, valid photographic driver's licence with them. On snowmobile safaris Inghams (and most other travel insurance policies) will provide cover for personal and medical expenses but not for damage to the snowmobile or third parties etc. If the snowmobile is damaged then a compulsory insurance excess of approximately €650 will be payable locally direct to the snowmobile safari provider

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