Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities

“A winter wonderland escape that dreams are made of. Your dreams, as you can pick and choose which activities you want to include in this tailor-made Arctic adventure.”

Highlights

Luosto | Cosy log cabin accommodation with private sauna | Access to hotel pool and spa facilities | Optional activities: Husky safaris, snowmobile rides, snowmobile safari to Amethyst mine, snowmobile visit to reindeer farm, reindeer park and sleigh rides, snowmobile Aurora safari, snowshoe search for Northern Lights, snowmobile safari to husky farm, snowshoe hike to national park, ice fishing

Description of Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities

Departures between 28 November 2018 and 31 March 2019

Create your own Arctic adventure on this tailor-made holiday to Finnish Lapland, choosing from a list of adventurous activity ingredients and combining them into your perfect winter wilderness trip of a lifetime.

Your base is a cosy log cabin with a private sauna in the traditional Finnish ski resort of Luosto. One of the region’s best-kept secrets, this small village backed by frozen lakes and forested slopes offers a lovely mix of authentic Lappish charm and a myriad of exciting winter activities. This trip really is tailored just for you. You can choose to enjoy the exhilaration of a husky safari, snowmobile ride or a day on the ski slopes, or choose to sample more traditional Arctic activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or ice fishing.

Other activities on offer include visits to a reindeer farm with a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride through the winter wilderness, or a visit to the Aurora Kota where you can learn more about the fascinating Northern Lights and the role they play in traditional local folklore.

While spotting the Northern Lights is never guaranteed, Luosto’s location deep inside the Aurora Zone and lack of light pollution gives you an excellent chance of seeing them if they appear. You can improve your chances by choosing to include an evening Aurora snowmobile or snowshoe safari – or you can even choose a magical stay overnight in a remote wilderness cabin.

Cold weather and protective clothing is provided for the duration of your trip, and to make the most of your time, a minimum stay of three nights is recommended. Book at least five activities before you leave and receive a 5% discount on the total activity cost.

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Environment

Tourism in Finnish Lapland has become the main source of employment and income, replacing traditional industries such as forestry. Working within this growth industry in rural and remote areas means that we must take a great deal of responsibility; socially, environmentally and economically.

Our holidays rely on visiting beautiful and un-spoilt areas, and they don't come more unspoilt than Luosto. Naturally we wish to maintain the natural settings in which we work, not just for the future of our company, but also for future generations. We always insist that our local providers are equally conscious of this.

The wooden chalets that we use as accommodation are built using sustainable timbers and are all extremely well insulated to ensure maximum efficiency. We do appreciate that some may feel that snowmobiles should not be included in such itineraries however in areas such as Luosto they are a way of life. They are the only means of keeping in contact with remote reindeer herders and communities as the road infrastructure is not extensive.

All trails are well managed. The alternatives to snowmobiles would in most cases be large, gas-guzzling off road vehicles. All snowmobiles are regularly serviced and kept as fuel efficient as possible. Our suppliers also utilise new 4-stroke engines that are less polluting. The snowmobile service industry is also another vital source of employment in these remote areas. We always ensure that all litter is removed from any of our activity sites, we strongly encourage group transfers to reduce traffic volumes and we make our clients aware of their obligation to the environment.

We always offset our air travel emissions and would encourage you to do the same.

Community

We fully appreciate the impact of tourist visits on local communities and their residents and strive to ensure that we are having a positive effect. We always encourage all of our clients to respect and embrace the lives and culture of local inhabitants by learning a few important words: hello, goodbye, please, thank you etc.

We have also included activities with a cultural base in our holiday. In addition, we always encourage our clients to get involved in local events and activities which help to sustain traditional values and customs.

In all of our destinations we ensure that we use local suppliers, enabling locally owned businesses and the economies in which they work to benefit directly.

Our suppliers in Luosto provide a vital source of employment throughout the whole region. The restaurant serves as much local produce as possible. Many of our safaris in Luosto also utilise other local enterprises such as the amethyst mine and the remote smoke sauna and restaurant we use in one of our activities is the primary income for a local couple.

Through the tourism multiplier effect, this all helps to generate incomes and employment where the drift might otherwise be towards larger employment areas such as towns and cities. In a small and remote village such as Luosto the effects of such a drift could be devastating.

The use of small businesses means that the tourism income, generated by our presence, stays where it should, in the local economy. We firmly believe in paying a fair price for all the services provided by our suppliers regardless of where they are in the world.

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Reviewed on 19 Feb 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Seeing our boys faces when we woke them at 1am to go to the airport after having over 11 months of build up and anticipation!!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared for the cold. Take plenty of layers. Goggles for husky rides. Book a short husky ride if you have young children.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


It employed local people. Unsure about the others!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Incredible experience. Loved every minute of it!

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


I have been to 16 countries and Nellim has become my favorite place so far. The overall experience was amazing. The hotel, the food and the people were the
best. I had a lot of fun during every single activities. The guides were very knowledgeable and so helpful. I was so lucky to see the most beautiful northern
lights. Nellim is a very beautiful place to visit and I will never forget how happy I was during the trip.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Nothing, because everything is perfect. Expect that you should bring a tripod if you want to take some amazing photos of the northern lights.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Definitely benefits the locals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Its the best!!!! I can't imagine anything better than this.

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