3 independent reviews for Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities

Reviews for Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities

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review 1 Mar 2014

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

The Food, the Huskies, the snowmobile trip.

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

Dont take too much clothing as most day to day items will be supplied and they keep you nice and warm. Socks and thermal clothing are a must along with light layers to go under your all in one suit.

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

Yes.

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

Very well organised from the flights, connections, trips and the food was good.

review 12 Feb 2014

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

Most memorable time was mistaking a false fire alarm for a Aurora alert [not knowing how an Aurora alert would sound like] around midnight. :) Exciting part was the Snow Shoe walk at night in the Woods with an experienced guide imparting knowledge about the fauna and wildlife.

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

For travelers from the tropical regions, do not hesitate to join the snow activities like husky safaris, snow shoe walk or even go on the snow mobile. it would be an experience to behold. [I would caution though, that it may not be easy to handle the snow mobile due to the weight and the 600cc capacity for those weighing below 50kgs] :)

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

I am not sure if my holiday had benefited the local people, but i am convinced that the fresh air and the clean environment was a bonus to the mind and well being of someone who comes from a polluted Asian city.

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

Very memorable and would not hesitate to visit again, given the time and opportunity.

review 14 Dec 2013

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

We had a fabulous trip and so many new experiences, it's hard to choose but I would say our snowmobile and husky safaris were the absolute highlights. Then our stay in a log cabin was fantastic and just being in the arctic landscape was breathtaking.

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

Don't expect to see the Northern Lights - it seems it is real pot luck and you may be lucky or you may not, so if it is the only reason you are travelling to this destination - you may well be disappointed! Take lots of removable layers - socks, vests, leggings, hats. Ladies - forget hair styling and make up. Try all of the different activities on offer - even though they may seem similar, each experience is really different i.e husky and snowmobiling safaris and if possible book for the morning slots as night comes really early and you'll be travelling in the dark if you start after 2.30pm and will miss the views and possible wildlife.

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

Most of the people we met who worked providing the activities, came to work just for the season from other parts of the country and your company reps were English, so it was only really the hotel workers who were local who benefitted. The environment seemed to be well protected and people were kept to specific paths and routes within the national parks - which are vast. Seeing this incredible landscape did make you so aware of nature and the need to conserve our beautiful wild places.

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

The holiday was fantastic and a great introduction to winter sports and activities. The care taken by all the guides made you feel safe and informed. Snow suits and protective clothing provided was really effective, clean and functional. The accomodation was a dream for us - staying in an authentic log cabin which was so warm and well designed with our own personal sauna. The food was good, great variety and lots of local dishes and my vegetarian requirements were no problem. Value for money I would say is pretty good, especially if you are going on your first trip to Lapland and you just want everything to be easy with peace of mind. Only sad thing is we didn't catch the Northern Lights (one of the main reasons we went) - we were given a mobile phone to give aurora alerts but it never rang - even when there was a small display but we realise it's a natural phenomena and not guaranteed.

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