Finnish Lapland holiday, New Year in Luosto

“ A week long, small group adventure holiday in Finnish Lapland, celebrating New Year with northern lights and a husky safari. A truly happy new year.”

Highlights

New Year in Lapland | Northern Lights| Snowshoeing | Husky sledding | Luosto | Option to stay in Aurora Bubble | Reindeer farm and sleigh ride

Description of Finnish Lapland holiday, New Year in Luosto

This week long Finnish Lapland holiday is a spectacular way to see in the New Year, departing just after Christmas and spending a week at this winter white wonderland. Aimed at travellers over 18, you will be based in Luosto, with a choice of two places to stay, with more details below. Perfectly located within the Aurora Zone, you will have a good chance of also making this a Northern Lights holiday as well as one where you can enjoy some adventure in remote, snow laden landscapes.

Surrounded by superb winter trails or loipes, made for cross country skiing, we will give some instruction on some of the techniques and then go exploring. At night too, so that you might have a chance to see the Northern Lights from out in the wilderness. There is no better way to see this wonderful natural phenomenon than as far away as possible from ground light, and in total silence. Some of our guests book additional night time activities for this reason, and so don't hesitate to chat with us about this and we can look into options for you.

Another firm favourite on this trip is the typical Finnish Lapland activity of husky sledding and we will take you on a wonderful 10km husky safari. In addition, we will visit a reindeer farm and learn about this tradition that goes back a long way, and also enjoy dashing through the snow on a sleigh ride.

Accommodation choices

Luosto Tunturi Spa Hotel

Located in the village of Luosto, surrounded by snow covered wooded fells, this is a perfect winter retreat, with a swimming pool and spa facilities. With 150 bedrooms it is the bigger of the town’s two places two hotels.

Hotel Aurora

This is a smaller hotel, with thirty rooms, some with private saunas and others with panoramic windows for optimum Northern Lights viewing. It also has a Northern Lights alarm system. With a cosier, cottage feel to it, it is a very popular choice but it does book out quickly.

The price of this holiday includes: Return flights to and from Kittilä, airport transfers, accommodation, meals on half board basis, most activities, winter clothing, expert wilderness guide.

Image credits: Arctic Husky Farm, Sauli Salmela, Diane Valentine, Graham Greenway, Debbie Smith

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26 Dec 2017
£ 2300
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Responsible tourism: Finnish Lapland holiday, New Year in Luosto

Environment

Luosto’s splendid outdoor environment could easily be damaged, were it not for the dedicated care and attention of local guides, who are proud to both conserve their area and share it with holidaymakers from around the world.

This holiday follows a similar spirit – allowing clients to make the most of a Lapland destination like Luosto and have an unforgettable New Year while responsibly making the most of the local environment.

Whether on husky safaris or snowmobile rides, cross-country ski trails or snowshoe routes, holidaymakers are supervised by guides who have an immense knowledge and understanding of the local area. Snowmobiles used are of the four-stroke engine variety, which use fuel more cleanly and make less noise. Visitors are given full instructions on how to use equipment and vehicles to minimize any chance of harm to both the natural environment and themselves.

When on the Northern Lights snowshoe hike – particularly on this activity, but on all in general – clients are taught about the local fauna and flora to understand and appreciate this Arctic ecosystem.

Moving to a more geological form of education, the visit to the Lampivaara Amethyst Mine teaches clients about the natural processes responsible for forming amethysts, thus combining science and entertainment for an informative and enjoyable experience.

Community

Reindeer herding is highly central to life in Lapland, which is the ancestral home of the indigenous Sami people. Taking holidaymakers to visit a reindeer farm and try out a reindeer sleigh ride ensures that they can learn about this age-old industry while additionally appreciating the Christmassy resonances of such an activity.

To watch the close bond between a reindeer herder and their herd is more than watching the bond between a human and their pet. Rather, it provides a lens into a way of life that might otherwise be rather unfamiliar to visitors from abroad. It might be said that looking around the reindeer farm covers the theoretical aspect of this process; the sleigh ride, on the other hand, might be seen as the practical side – all in all, this provides a dual form of cultural education.

Luosto has two hotels only, both of which are used on this holiday. We feel that these accommodation choices are especially authentic for their use of Finnish architecture and designs, as well as the fact that their restaurants serve proper Finnish cuisine. Food is put together with locally sourced ingredients, giving holidaymakers a genuine taste of Lapland produce.

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