4 independent reviews for Northern Lights activity break in Finland, Arctic Hills

Reviews for Northern Lights activity break in Finland, Arctic Hills

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review 27 Feb 2020

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

I couldn't possibly choose just one! it was a magical experience in so many ways and the activities were awesome, husky ride, reindeer safari, snow shoeing, ice fishing, cooking over an open fire in the middle of the snow and the scenery was breathtaking.

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

Take lots of layers, it was actually unusually warm when we were there (-2) but the day we left it was -25! which felt pretty chilly! Also hand warmers and balaclavas to keep faces out of the cold. Finally some snacks from home if you're taking children.

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

Absolutely I was so inspired by the guides we had who lived so sustainably and educated us all on how they lived off the land using the natural environment to make tools, eat and cook. Their culture is really interesting and very different to others we have experienced before.

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

An absolutely amazing holiday. I wanted to go somewhere and do something with my family that was very different, to celebrate a milestone birthday. I could not have asked for a more magical experience, (except maybe seeing the northern lights but in hindsight I would take not seeing them over the warmer weather!) The activities were incredible lifetime experiences and I've ticked many things off my bucket list.

review 3 Feb 2020

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

The 3 day Husky Safari was soAmazing , words are not enough From arrival to Guest house Husky and returning 3days later was beautiful ,the best experience of a lifetime the dogsAre adorable, the terrain unbelievable, the two guides Yarhou& Lewis top guys Thank you so much

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

To make sure you have good Warm clothing & whiskey ha ha

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

Yes for sure

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

Honestly the best, Heaven on earth the Finish People. The food everything. Ten Stars

review 6 Dec 2019

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

Ice fishing with Jarmo was great. I actually caught a fish which was big enough to eat and we grilled it over the fire. I learnt a lot about fishing but also about the Inari area and life there.

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

If you are going to see the northern lights you need to be flexible as it is very weather dependent. Include an option which allows you travel a reasonable distance. I got lucky on a snowmobile tour on Inari Lake.

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

I met a lot Finnish people who were making their passions a profitable business through tourism. This was especially true of Extreme Huskies who operate with high standards of animal welfare. For two nights I stayed in a family run hotel which served amazing local recipes, including fried litchen. Plus the tour operator had an impressive knowledge of transport options, so some transfers used local buses. In general Finnish society is very environmentally aware.

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

Great introduction to Lapland, guaranteed to make you want to return for more polar experiences.

review 2 Mar 2017

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

All of it ! Finnish Lapland is truly magical ! We were lucky to experience the fun of snowshoeing through deep freak snow the sun came out most days for amazing photos and we experienced the aurora in all their glory on our snowshoe night tour. Every day was different loved the husky safari, the cross country skiing the saunas followed by an ice pool plunge. Food accommodation all great thank you Rita!

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

Don't bother with Kammi restaurant at Kiloppa overpriced dreadful service waited over an hour for food with no apologies and food was no different from cafe menu. But we laughed about it!

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

Yes to conservation not sure about local people as some guides were not Finnish but taxis and buses taken were driven by locals.

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

5 stars fell in love with Lapland never go on an alpine ski trip again!

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