24 October 2016
With six days of snowmobiles, husky safaris and snow-shoeing, the chance to meet Sami reindeer herders and excursions to view the dazzling Northern Lights, this trip to Finland's Lake Inari is packed with memorable experiences and spectacular sights. You'll stay at the cosy Nellim Wilderness Lodge, a magical spot nestled in the snow-covered pine forest.
Your holiday begins with your flight to Ivalo, via Helsinki, from where you'll transfer to Nellim Wilderness Lodge. Here you'll be briefed on what to expect over the next few days, and also enjoy dinner.
After breakfast this morning you'll be taught to drive a snowmobile, before setting off with your guide on a 50km journey through the pristine scenery of forests and frozen lakes, with a stop for lunch around an open fire. You'll return to the hotel in the early afternoon and have time to rest before dinner. You'll then set off for Nellim's Aurora Camp, a heated lakeside cabin where you can enjoy hot berry juice and snacks as you look out for the Northern Lights.
This morning you'll meet Nellim's pack of Alaskan huskies, who you'll be taught to mush through the silent forest – an unforgettable experience. Along the way, you'll enjoy lunch cooked over an open fire. On your return to the hotel you'll have some free time before supper.
Today you'll have the chance to try snow-shoeing through this gorgeous scenery. This evening you'll take a snowmobile excursion to the lake, where you're in with a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights. You'll then return to the lodge for dinner.
This morning you'll board a snowmobile sled for a trip into the forest to meet a reindeer herder and to learn more about how he cares for his herd. You'll then continue along the shores of Lake Inari, with a stop for lunch with local fishermen, before continuing back to Nellim for supper and a final night of Aurora spotting.
After breakfast this morning you'll transfer to Ivalo airport for your flight back to London, via Helsinki.
Standard fr £2105pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated