Family Northern Lights break

“The quintessential family Northern Lights holiday in Lapland, packed with fun and memorable experiences.”


Northern Lights | Snowshoeing | Husky safari | Snowmobile to a reindeer farm | Stay in a wilderness log cabin with sauna |

Description of Family Northern Lights break

If you’re looking for an exciting family winter holiday, this family Northern Lights break in Lapland is certain to provide stories to tell for years to come.

It’s a classic trip of its kind, with an itinerary that includes all the great activities often associated with Lapland: you will stay in an attractive log cabin, deep in the wilderness, and the perfect place to witness the Northern Lights. The best time to visit is between mid-November and December, or mid-February and mid-April, if you want to admire the majestic aurora borealis dancing across the night sky. Your cabin will have a sauna to warm up after each day’s activities too.

During the daytime, you will travel by snowmobile, the traditional way of getting around in remote, snowbound places during the winter, to a reindeer farm – a great way to learn a little about Sami culture. You’ll also take a short walk through a fairytale forest on snowshoes, which is fun and easy too once you get used to it. Skis are available if you’d rather.

And then there is what for many families will be the most unforgettable part of the trip: a husky-sledge safari, as you mush your way along trails, the dogs a friendly and hard-working pack that love to run.

Nighttime aurora tours can also be taken, either in cars (suitable for families with younger kids), on snowshoes or on a sledge pulled by snowmobile.

Five days of winter wonderland in Lapland, on a tailormade Northern Lights tour crafted perfectly for families with a streak of adventure.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Husky safari is an ecological way to move in the wilderness without motor. By travelling this way our guests will get deep into wilderness they could not reach by car and they can really connect with nature and experience how it feels to be dependent on a team of huskies.

Season and weather make each safari different. A local professional guide will tell the participants about the eight seasons, the Arctic nature and its fauna on the way. Far out the wilderness it might also be possible to see some of the Arctic animals, for example reindeers and pfarmigans. He/she will also make sure the guests arrive safely back from the safari.

During the safari the dogs are taken well care for by the participants themselves.

During their stay our family guests will stay in a traditional log cabin, built in the traditional way out of local material, which is as ecological as any building material can be. In addition to the sledge-dogs our guests will also meet reindeer, semi-wild animals living free all over Lapland and eating lichen.
t the hotel a buffet tables is set every night using a lot of local ingredients, reindeer, fish, berries and mushrooms.

The Impacts of this Trip

We are keen to support the local community and ensure that they feel the benefits of tourism. The Husky farm for example is a local company in the northernmost Lapland in Ivalo. Our guests will get closer to the nature and will get to discover how the original population has been able to survive in extreme conditions above the Arctic circle.

The log cabin is owned by a private Finnish company and all the services such as cleaning and maintenance are provided by local companies. There are grocery stores, restaurants and activity providers easily accessible. We also recommend that our customers take part in the trips from the weekly program which are run by local operators.

The original Sámi culture is fascinating and we recommend that our guests make a tour to Inari, where Sajos, the Sámi parliament and Siida, the Sámi museum are located. There are only about 70 000 Sámi people left living in the northern parts of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. As other indigenous people, the Sámi have strived to preserve and maintain their culture. The Sámi museum offers a great way to understand more about the culture and nature of Lapland.


1 Reviews of Family Northern Lights break

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020 by

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

The friendly welcome from the Finnish people and the beautiful scenery.

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

Take every opportunity to explore activities. And take warm clothes if visiting in the winter.

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

Definitely. The accommodation and activities were locally based and not corporate chains.

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

It was excellent. We certainly want to return to Finland.

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