Northern Lights Arctic Activity Adventure – Swedish Lapland - 11th-18th Jan 2014

  • January 11, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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After 3 successful trips that were universally loved by all, we are repeating the fantastic Northern Lights Multi-Activity Adventure in Swedish Lapland for 2014!

Many said this was such a great experience that they would still have loved it even if they didn't get to see the Northern Lights...but we've had magnificent displays here all 3 times!

 

 

As well as having the best chance of seeing the lights, we have a FULL program of Snowmobiling, Husky dog sledding, visit to the famous spectacular Ice Hotel, Cross country skiing, Snow Shoeing and visits to a Moose sanctuary and Sami reindeer herder!

 

 

 

The aurora borealis (Northern Lights) is one of the world’s most breathtaking phenomenon and on most peoples ‘bucket list’. The best time to see it in Lapland is December to February so we've picked a date for our adventure right in the middle of that period ;-)  January 2014 is expected to give excellent displays!!

We have arranged an amazing package where the activities are suitable for everyone – no previous experience or skills are necessary – any training that is required will be provided as part of the activities.


The package costs £1349 and includes:
* All transfers to and from Kittila airport (Finland) to the resort in Sweden
* All Accommodation (Warm, spacious, twin bed rooms)
* All meals ~ deliciously home cooked (often organic/locally sourced) and non alcoholic drinks
* All activities in the schedule (except the 2 optional ones on Wednesday)
* High grade arctic thermal clothing (boots/trousers/coat/gloves/hat/balaclava)
* The resort is beside a frozen solid river for amazing open views of the Northern Lights
* Snowmobiling (2 people per machine -driver/passenger swap as desired)
* Husky Adventure (2 people per sledge -driver/passenger swap as desired)
* Visit to and talk by Sami Reindeer Herder (amongst the reindeer)
* Visit to a Moose Sanctuary

* Visit to the Ice Hotel
* Snow shoeing
* Cross country skiing
* Outside Sauna & Jacuzzi + inside Sauna

 

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Our Jan 2013 trip photo's here

Our Feb 2013 trip photo's here

Check out this great video of the Northern Lights in their glory

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ITINERARY:

Day 1 (Sat) Transfer from airport to resort, Briefing/overview of the week to come. Everyone issued with appropriate Arctic clothing for the week followed by home cooked welcome dinner (by unanimous agreement, the meals were delicious on previous trips).

Day 2 (Sun) Breakfast. Split into two groups where one will be going Cross country skiing in the morning, break for lunch then taking a Snowshoe trek in the afternoon with plenty of opportunities to take photo's in the forest and frozen lakes. Second group will do it the other way around. Evening meal, then relax, socialise, enjoy Hot Tub & Sauna at your leisure.

* Each evening you can enjoy the hot tub and sauna, walk down to the frozen river for a great view of the Northern Lights if they're out, take the cross country skis out, chill in your room or socialise in the lounge (free Wi-Fi available) & of course play in the snow, as you choose! ;-)

Day 3 (Mon) Early Breakfast. Snowmobile briefing and getting issued with kit. Snowmobile safari out into the deep wild winter wonderland, stopping for welcome hot drink en-route. Back for delicious hearty lunch & free afternoon to cross country ski, snow shoe, enjoy sauna/jacuzzi, chill in your room or the lounge.

Day 4 (Tue) Breakfast. Magical Husky Adventure into the wild frozen winter wonderland. Afternoon return to base on Huskies. Lunch then enjoy the usual mix of 'Freetime activities' (cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sauna/jacuzzi, chill in room or lounge).

Day 5 (Wed) Free day to explore the abundant snowy wilderness surrounds, PLUS today there are the 2 following awesome optional paid extra's: 2 hours Ice Driving in 2 seater buggy (min 4 people) and/or 2 hours 'single' rider snowmobiling activities. Lunch will be worked in there of course and for anyone not choosing the options, you can chill at base or do the usual freetime activities.

Day 6 (Thu) Breakfast.  A cultural visit to a Sami Reindeer Herder with informative talk on the animals and Sami customs. This is a great chance to photograph the semi wild creatures. Lunch back at the ranch. Afternoon to explore more of the local wilderness or usual freetime activities.

Day 7 (Fri) Breakfast.  Visit to the Moose sanctuary where the lucky ones gain refuge from being hunted.  Lunch. In the afternoon we'll visit the famous Ice Hotel with it's numerous sculptures, themed rooms, church and chance for you to choose your poison in the bar!

Day 8 (Sat) Breakfast. Free time. Transfer back to Kittila Airport all dependent on flight time to be confirmed in August.

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FLIGHTS

The essential aspects are that we all meet at Kittila airport in Finland,in time for our onward transport
at 18:30hrs on Sat 11th Jan 2014, where our onward transport to the resort will be waiting.

Likewise, they will get us back to Kittila airport for the onward journey home (or to wherever else you
might want to go) by 13:00Hrs on Sat 18th Jan.

So it is up to YOU to choose and arrange your flights accordingly. There are cheaper flights both on Finnair, Skyscanner and other websites depending on your flexibility to have a longer journey etc.
In previous trips here quite a few have taken the opportunity to stop over for a day or two in Helsinki or Stockholm.
Whatever your arrangements, please just ensure you are READY TO JUMP ON THE MINIBUS AT KITTILA FOR 18:30hrs ON 11TH & THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO BE AT KITTILA (Incl check-in time etc) TO CATCH YOUR RETURN FLIGHT BEFORE 13:00HRS.

We've looked at flights a few times over the last couple of months and as with previous years, we found the best option combination (based on weighing up a balance of departure
time/cost & flexibility & flight duration) to be with Finnair on their own website.

Obviously most will be flying from & back to London so the 'official' recommended flights are as follows:

Outbound:
1) Depart London Heathrow (Finnair AY832) 10:20hrs - Arrive Helsinki 15:15hrs
2) Depart Helsinki (Finnair AY455) 16:10hrs - Arrive Kittila 17:40hrs

Return:
3) Depart Kittila (Finnair AY448) 13:20hrs - Arrive Helsinki 14:45
4) Depart Helsinki (Finair AY833) 16:00hrs - Arrive London Heathrow 17:10hrs

Once again...
Please just ensure you are READY TO JUMP ON THE MINIBUS AT KITTILA FOR 18:30hrs ON 11TH & THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO BE AT KITTILA (Incl check-in time etc) TO CATCH YOUR RETURN FLIGHT BEFORE 13:00HRS.

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To secure your place:


1) RSVP on Meetup with an initial PayPal deposit of £50.

2) Transfer 3 payments into the account shown below as follows:
£965 by 31 August
£333 by 31 October

* Please use the a payment reference of: arctic+yourname'

Bank: Barclays
Account name: uDare
Sort Code: [masked]
A/C No: [masked]

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PLEASE NOTE:

* Due to the harsh climate & wild environment the itinerary may be subject to change at any time

* Flights are not included - We will notify participants of the preferred flights & confirm the exact meet time by the end of August 2013.

* We will all meet at the arrivals exit at Kittila International Airport (Finland). A Transfer is arranged to take us all in one go to our accommodation (and will return us to the same location a week later).

* Once we have a better idea of the flight shedules and prices in August, we will confirm the recommended flights so you can book as flights are not included in the package.

Please answer the RSVP questions to ensure we can contact you when necessary & make the correct clothing/equipment and food arrangements for you.

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EXTRA INFO:

As stated in the event details, Arctic thermal clothing is issued to you at the start as it does get f-f-ffreezing out there! Hats, gloves, trousers, coats and boots are provided It's probably best to bring your own balaclava but is not a requirement ;-)

* Please ensure your travel insurance covers you for all the activities on this trip! ;-)


** Email any further questions you may have to [masked] **

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  • A former member
    A former member

    2 · January 21, 2014

  • Vikki

    Have received a text from Johan which says: "It was nice having you guys with us! It's a bit too quiet here now ... it's -48 today and that is so cold that not much functions! Crazy! Take care and my regards to everybody :-D"

    3 · January 19, 2014

  • Vikki

    Was a mind blowingly awesome week!!

    2 · January 19, 2014

    • Vikki

      Those are fantastic Bence - thanks for sharing!!

      January 19, 2014

    • Mandy W.

      Love the pic Bence thanks x

      January 19, 2014

  • Mandy W.

    Beautiful country, Great adventure hosts looked after us really well had lots of laughs will miss it.

    3 · January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good group. Good sights. Good adventure

    3 · January 18, 2014

  • Kristine S

    Spectacular, cold (understatment of the year!), great hosts, wonderful activities & activity hosts... Excellent!

    3 · January 18, 2014

  • Bence M.

    Anyone at the airport by any chance?

    January 11, 2014

    • Kristine S

      I'm coming to find you... Furry black jumper :-)

      January 11, 2014

    • Mandy W.

      I can't find anyone im.by the exit

      January 11, 2014

  • Charlotte

    This looks amazing - please let me know if you are thinking of going in January 2015... Enjoy your time there next week!

    1 · January 3, 2014

    • Wolf

      We sure are Charlotte. Hopefully looking to put the event for Jan 2015 up in Feb this year ;-)

      January 10, 2014

  • Vikki

    Looking forward to seeing everyone in Kittila on Saturday at 1830 hrs! For those who haven't met me yet - I'm nearly 6' with long titian hair ... and if you need to get in touch my cell phone is +447968897483. Forecast temp for Saturday is currently about -18 deg C. Magnetic poles have changed - it's all go!!

    January 9, 2014

    • Jens

      Magnetic poles have changed....? Honestly, the Aurora forecast is for no activity at all next week. Plus full moon.

      January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys, Just chasing up your final payments as we need to send over to our overseas organizer THIS WEEK!

    Cheers, Jay

    November 5, 2013

  • Jon

    Hi Everyone, As you can see from my picture I went on this trip in February this year and it was amazing! One item that was recommended to take by the January uDarers were Hot Hands hand warmers (you can also get feet ones too). They are amazing and do last at least 8 hours (the packet says 10) which is ample on this trip. If you particularly suffer from cold hands these are a must! I have 30 pairs of Hot Hands hand warmers at £13 per 10 pairs plus £3.70 for second class post or £4.10 for first class. This is currently cheaper than what you will find them on eBay for! Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing in lots of 10 pairs. Thank you! I hope you have as much fun as I did on this wonderful trip! :-)

    October 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, this pic was taken yesterday (02/10/13) at the location where YOU will be in Jan ;-) ...http://www.meetup.com/uDare-London-Adventures/photos/542746/#[masked]

    October 3, 2013

  • Wolf

    Hi guys, y'all should have received an email with flight info. It has also been updated on the event details too so can be checked there if needed ;-)

    Just to be clear as it perhaps wasn't previously. The minibus taking you back to Kittila after will get you there before 13:00hrs, so in time for the recommended flight. when I said to ensure you book any return to be for a check-in that is 'after' that time, i really meant for any flights other than the recommended one. Basically, the important thing there was that nobody book a flight where they might need to be at the airport earlier ;-)

    August 16, 2013

    • Suzanne

      Hi Wolf, I don't think I got the email (although I do have 100s of meetup emails!!) can you resend to me please. Thanks Suzanne

      1 · August 19, 2013

    • Suzanne

      Flights booked on the recommended option after much investigation! I had probs with the Finnair website on availability but BA had no availability issues.

      August 21, 2013

  • Pink F.

    Any chance of another lapland trip in Feb 2014? :)

    1 · August 19, 2013

    • Wolf

      I'll check availability & get back to you Ms Fins ;-)

      August 19, 2013

    • Amelia

      I'd be keen to go as well

      1 · August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Booked my flights today. Staying 2 extra days after the trip to see a bit of Helsinki.

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • Wolf

      Thanks Amit, as per your PM, i'll post your alternative 'international'­ flight details here for everyone to see if it is something they prefer....

      August 17, 2013

    • Wolf

      INTERNATIONAL LEG

      London Gatwick - Helsinki
      Jan 11th 09.10 Arriving Helsinki 14.00
      Norwegian Air DY5817

      Helsinki - London Gatwick
      Jan 20th 17.10 Arriving London Gatwick 18.10
      Norwegian Air DY 5818


      TOTAL Cost (including bags / taxes etc..) £101

      DOMESTIC LEG

      Helsinki - Kittila
      Jan 11th 16.10 Arriving Kittila 17.40
      Finnair AY 455

      Kittila - Helsinki
      Jan 18th 13.20 Arriving Helsinki 14.45
      Finnair AY 448

      TOTAL Cost (including bags / taxes etc..) Euro 277 (£235)

      Grand total: £336

      August 17, 2013

  • Wolf

    Hi guys, please make sure your second part of the deposit (£299) is paid by today! Thanks ;-)

    April 30, 2013

  • Hana

    I really want to go, but I need to wait for exam results on the 26th April.

    April 20, 2013

    • Hana

      I passed, so I still have my job :s

      1 · April 27, 2013

    • Hana

      Thanks for asking!

      April 27, 2013

  • Mandy W.

    I can't wait to go its do exciting

    April 20, 2013

  • Jo

    Wolf - I take it you mean the first payment by 30 Apr 2013??

    April 17, 2013

    • Wolf

      Yes. Sorry, by 30 April 2013 !

      April 18, 2013

  • Jo

    Hope I get to see the Northern Lights this time I'm up North.

    1 · April 16, 2013

    • Wolf

      We've had 3 good displays out of 3 so far Jo! ;-)

      April 16, 2013

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