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5 days - Independent stay at two luxury properties in Finnish Lapland
Get ready for Magic Nights under the Northern Lights with this Finnish Lapland tour.
Start with a two night stay at Beana Laponia, a boutique hotel in the heart of Finnish Lapland, designed for adults only. Surrounded by a mesmerising snowy landscape, the Beana Laponia offers a wilderness hideaway with an abundance of winter activities on its doorstep.
With just 11 bedrooms, you can enjoy a relaxing Northern Lights break, away from the crowds. Locally sourced produce is served in the hotel's restaurant - enjoy reindeer dishes, freshly caught salmon seasoned with a variety of local berries.
Beana Laponia translates as 'Dog Lapland' and with their own pack of dogs on the land near the hotel, you can get to know the dogs before going on your sledding adventure. You also get the use of private tracks for the dogsledding safari. Also head out on a snowmobiling adventure during your stay.
Next stop, only 9 km away from Levi ski resort, sleep under the Northern Lights (fingers crossed) in well-appointed glass igloos, complete with private kitchenettes, showers, and toilets. Dinner is a Lappish affair and is served daily in the local restaurant.
Consider an upgrade to one of the new Suite Igloos. The igloos are 53m² and each of them has a small kitchen, sleeping area, bathroom and lounge area. From the lounge, a door leads to terrace with a private outdoor jacuzzi. Suite Igloos are situated on a prime location a bit lower down on the side of the fell with an unobstructed view of the valley.
- Spend two nights in Finland's glass igloos, fall asleep in a warm bed on a fell slope admiring the Arctic starry sky
- Three winter adventure tours; snowmobiling, dogsledding and reindeer farm visit
- Stay in the premier adults-only boutique lodge, Beana Laponia
- Day 1
- Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to Beana Laponia
- Day 2
- Dogsledding in the Meltaus region on private trails
- Day 3
- Snowmobiling and transfer to the Glass Igloos
- Day 4
- Reindeer farm and reindeer sledding
- Day 5
- Transfer to the Kittilä airport
- Start Place
- End Place
- Levi , Finland tours
- Country Visited
- Finland tours
- 5 Days
Airport transfers from Rovaniemi to Beana Laponia (45 mins), transfers to the Glass Igloos (1.5 hrs) and then airport transfers return to Rovaniemi. You can fly into either Rovanieimi or Kittilä.
- 2 nights in a superior well appointed glass igloo with a private kitchenette, shower and toilet
- 2 nights at the adult-only Beana Laponia with full board (drinks and alcohol not included)
- 4 breakfasts and 2 lunches included
- Return transfer between Rovanieimi/Kittilä airport and Beana Laponia, Beana Laponia to glass igloos, glass igloos to Rovanieimi/Kittilä airport
- Sauna and indoor jacuzzi at Beana Laponia
- Free use of toboggans, snowshoes, forest skis & kicksleds at Beana Laponia
- Reindeer Safari and Reindeer Farm Visit (11.00 - 13.00)
- Husky safari (2.5 hr - 3hr)
- Snowmobile safari (3hr)
- Winter outer clothing including boots for activities at Levi Glass Igloos, Winter clothing during your complete stay at Beana Laponia
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
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Day 1 - Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to Beana Laponia
Beana Laponia is located by the Ounasjoki river in the area of Meltaus in Finnish Lapland. Rovaniemi airport is south 45 minutes away. Alternatively Kittila is 1 hour 30 minutes drive to the North.
Check in, relax and get to know your fellow travellers over a cup of tea or a glass of wine. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner of local produce.
Day 2 - Dogsledding in the Meltaus region on private trails
Today, you will have the opportunity to mush your own team of 5-6 dogs under the full guidance and instruction of our professional sled guides. The sleds hold one musher and one passenger; the dogs are friendly, nimble and extremely strong.
Our dog farm is next door to our hotel so we can leave directly into the beautiful snowy forests, skirt lakes and rivers, climb hills and explore fells. All on private tracks! Before the tour begins you'll meet the dogs, help prepare the sleds and be briefed on safety. This safari will deliver you back to the hotel for a buffet lunch. The afternoon is yours.
Note: Husky safaris require reasonable good physical condition and are not suitable for guests suffering back/knee or leg problems and not suitable during pregnancy.
Day 3 - Snowmobiling and transfer to the Glass Igloos
Experience the Arctic beauty by snowmobiling today. This 3-hour snowmobile safari will take you through the wilderness of Northern Finland. Driving along the snowmobile tracks, two people share a snowmobile. The distance driven depends on the weather conditions and the skills of the participants. Stop for hot beverages along the way.
After lunch, transfer to the Levi Glass Igloos. Check in from 4pm.
Each glass igloo has a kitchenette, shower and toilet. The windows are insulated and electrically heated to keep them from frosting. The kitchenette is equipped with a breakfast set for two, electric stove, microwave and kettle, toaster and fridge. In addition, the igloos have a radio/CD player, a hair dryer and a socket for car engine heaters.
At the centre of the igloo is a motorised double bed that can be converted into twin beds.
This evening, dine at your accommodation restaurant, Restaurant Aurora Sky - open from 6pm. You will need to book on arrival - request an upstairs seating.
AccommodationLevi Glass Igloos - Superior Igloo
Day 4 - Reindeer farm and reindeer sledding
After breakfast, you will transfer to a traditional reindeer farm ”Sammun Tupa”. You will have between 5 to 15 minutes' reindeer sledge ride in a winter wonderland. The pace is dependent on the reindeer – they have both young ones who like to race and calmer lead reindeers. Then you will visit the old farm and its home museum. The guide will tell stories of the past and present life of reindeer herders. Coffee and local sweet pastry are served in a cosy old wooden cottage. Includes: Transfer, hot beverages, sweet pastry, 1 km safari, visit to old reindeer farm, professional guide Duration: 2 hours.
Return to your igloo. If you would like some optional activities organised, please let us know.
AccommodationLevi Glass Igloos - Superior Igloo
Day 5 - Transfer to the Kittilä airport
After breakfast, transfer to the Kittilä airport for your flight.
All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. 2023 prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs. This itinerary departs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please contact us for tailor made options or upgrades.
12 Dec 2022
22 Dec 2022
22 Dec 2022
2 Jan 2023
31 Mar 2023
31 Mar 2023
Daily program may change closer to the date but all activities outlined will be included. This tour is not designed for children. Please note departures in early December and April are on request due to snow conditions.
This tour can be easily modified to include a stay at a similar lodge or unique accommodation option in the area. Or perhaps consider skiing afterwards at Levi Resort?