Because it was sooo bloody good.. we are repeating this fantastic Northern Lights Multi Activity Adventure in Swedish Lapland in 2013... AND have managed to hold the 2012 price!
As well as having an excellent chance of seeing the lights, we have a FULL programme of Snowmobiling, Husky dog sledding, visit to the famous spectacular Ice Hotel, Cross country skiing, Snow Shoeing, Ice Fishing and visits to a Moose sanctuary and Sami reindeer herder!
Not forgetting, great food (lovingly home cooked, often organic/locally sourced), a very high standard of Arctic clothing and equipment, very comfortable and warm accommodation including outside hot tub & sauna ALL included in the price of £1279 (see payment options below)!
Click this to check out photo's from the last trip
The aurora borealis (Northern Lights) is one of the world’s most breathtaking phenomenon and on most peoples ‘must do’ list at some point in their lifetime. The best time to see it in Lapland is Dec to Feb so we've picked a date for our adventure right in the middle of that ;-) 2012 has been a great year to see them as we witnessed on our trip but the Solar maximum (max period of Sunspot activity causing most Aurora effect on earth) is late with its approx 11 year cycle & is expected to happen around the end of 2012/beginning of 2013, when the best displays can be seen!!
We have arranged an amazing package where the activities are suitable for everyone – no previous experience or skills are needed – any training that is required will be provided as part of the activities.
This package costs £1279 and includes:
* All transfers to and from the Kittila airport (Finland) to the resort in Sweden
* All Accommodation
* All meals (3 per day) and non alcoholic drinks
* All activities
* All outer thermal clothing (Boots/trousers/coat/gloves/hat/balaclava)
* 7 nights accommodation (6 at the resort & 1 at Wilderness Cabin)
* Northern Lights wilderness night trek (they can also be seen clearly from resort)
* Snowmobiling, 2 people per machine (driving/passenger - can swap as required)
* Husky Adventure, 2 people per sledge (driving/passenger - can swap as required)
* Visit to and talk by Sami Reindeer herder
* Visit to a Moose Sanctuary
* Visit to the Ice Hotel
* Snow shoeing
* Ice fishing
** Flights are not included so you would need to book your own.
You can arrange slightly different flights/connections but you must ensure that you arrive in Kittila by 20.50 on Sat 12th Jan and have to be on a flight back no earlier than midday from Kiruna on Sat 19th Jan.
Out - Sat 12 Jan 2013
20:50 - Arrive in Kittila - Finland
Return - Sat 19 Jan 2013
12:45 - Depart from Kiruna, Sweden
The itinerary is:
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 last trip).
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 lake for a great view of the Northern Lights if they're out, take the Cross country skis out on the illuminated track, chill in your room or socialise in the lounge, free Wi-Fi available, play in the snow, as you choose! ;-)
Day 3 (Mon) Breakfast, Magical Husky Adventure into the true wild frozen winter wonderland, Lunch in wilderness cabin (with much appreciated open fire), Afternoon return to base on Huskies, Evening meal then relax, socialise, enjoy Hot tub & Sauna etc at your leisure
Day 4 (Tue) Breakfast, visit to the Moose sanctuary, where the lucky ones gain refuge from being hunted, Lunch (included as always) today will be taken at a local Pizzeria, Afternoon we'll visit the Ice Hotel with it's numerous sculptures, themed rooms, church and chance for you to choose your poison in the bar!, This evening we'll take a trip in the jeeps to the deep woodland for a different perspective on the Northern Lights!
Day 5 (Wed) Breakfast, cultural visit to Sami Reindeer Herder with informative talk & great chance to photograph the semi wild creatures, Lunch back at the ranch, Afternoon trying our hand at some ice fishing, cutting out holes and moving around as desired (first catch gets a beer/wine on the house! ;-)), Evening meal then Chill time.
Day 6 (Thus) Breakfast, Snowmobile briefing and getting issued with kit, Snowmobile safari out into the deep wild winter wonderland, Open fire lunch at a hut en-route, continue in the afternoon until arriving at our wilderness camp for tea/coffee/hot juice, warming by the open central fireplace, sauna and chill
Day 7 (Fri) Breakfast, Continuation of the Snowmobile safari taking a different route back to the ranch (also through beautiful forest and over frozen lakes etc), Late lunch back at the ranch, Free afternoon for sledging, cross country skiing etc in daylight or chill, socialise, go for a lake or forest walk etc as you like
Day 8 (Sat) Breakfast, Free time, Transfer back to Airport all dependant on flight time.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the harsh climate & wild environment the itinerary may be subject to change at any time
Once we have sufficient numbers we will pick the best option and confirm the recommended flight times/numbers/price so you can book as flights are not included in the package.
To make this trip viable we need a minimum of 10 people & there is a max of 12
To secure your place, you need to:
1) Pay a deposit of £280 (You can RSVP on Meetup with an initial deposit of £99 to be followed by bank transfer of the remaining £181 of the deposit by end of March 2012).
2) Transfer the remaining 3 payments of £333 each by end of May, August and November.
3) Email [masked] after each payment confirming the amount, time/date and any reference code attached to the transaction.
Account name: uDare
* Please use the Code: ‘arctic+Yourname'
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 answer the questions asked when you rsvp to ensure we can contact you when necessary & make the correct clothing/equipment and food arrangements for you.
** Email any further questions you may have to [masked] **
Check out this great video of the Northern Lights in their glory
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