Experience life in the heart of Lapland; chase the mysterious northern lights
This trip is ideal for those looking for a quick Arctic adventure that is sure to be as exciting as it is unique. Discover vast snow covered landscapes, excited husky teams and with any luck, star filled skies and awe-inspiring Auroras. Learn to thrive in this icy landscape with world explorer Daniel Bouskila & his team, as they teach you how to operate & function in Arctic Lapland, including how to fish in these icy conditions. Fly over the snow-covered landscape on your own snowmobile. Trek the famous fells of Lapland, including the Halti Fell, which is the highest point in Finland, at 1324 m above sea level. Located in the municipality of Enontekiö in the province of Lapland at the border between Finland and Norway, it is part of the Scandinavian Mountain Range.
After the initial deposit has been paid a further payment of £1065 is required, remember this package is ram packed with excursions for the whole week this is a great deal & a trip of lifetime.
· Explore incredible snow-covered landscapes
· Chase the mysterious Northern Lights
· Learn to live like the local Samoyeds with accomplished world explorer Daniel Bouskila
· Husky Safari
You will sleep mainly in log cabins, except for one or two nights camping in tents.
Day 1: Arrival in Finland Enontekiö in Finland 170 km, Kittilä in Finland 280 km) Overnight in Kilpisjärvi.
Day 2: Trek to Salmivaara Hill
Excursion to 3-country border by snowmobile-driven sledge (2 hrs) - snowshoe trek (3hrs) on Salmivaara Hill with outdoor snack - husky safari (1 hr)
Day 3: Aurora Safari
- Winter fishing trip (3 hrs) - husky safari (1 hr)
- Aurora safari in the evening
Day 4: Transfer to the fells
- Day for cross-country skiing includes Ski rental + boxed lunch + sledge transport to the fells
Day 5: Halti Fell
- Excursion to Halti Fell in snowmobile-driven sledge (6-7 hrs) OPTION: Self-drive snowmobiles, includes fuel and route permit (for 1 or 2 persons)
Day 6: Saana & Jehkas fells
Day 7: Travel back to the UK
- Itinerary Accuracy & Unforeseen Changes
Due to potential unforeseen circumstances out of our control, this itinerary and it’s daily activities outlined may be forced to change. Our intentions are to follow the day-to-day itinerary as planned but, please be patient and cooperative in the event of such changes, which are ultimately enforced for the safety and enjoyment of the group as a whole. Itinerary changes may be due to flight rescheduling, road closures, climatic conditions and other operational factors.
· Land transport
· All activities
What's not included:
· Personal kit
· Alcoholic drinks
Breakfast includes :Breakfast baskets may vary a little but normally include:
Cold cut meat
Add EUR 70 / person for the loan of outdoor gear (thermal overalls, boots, socks, balaclava, mittens) for the duration of the stay.
Suggested airline Flights: www.finnair.com (Flying to Kittila, Finland)
Daniel Bouskila Ascent Mountaineering
Expedition & Operation Leader
Our highly experienced International Guide and Expedition Leader Daniel Bouskila will be leading the way. Dan organises, directs and leads major expeditions across the globe on a daily basis with Ascent Mountaineering and has worked with the likes of GORE TEX, The British Armed Forces and other major organisations to explore and document the harshest environments on the planet.