7 independent reviews for Finnish Lapland activity holiday with log cabin

Reviews for Finnish Lapland activity holiday with log cabin

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review 18 Mar 2018

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

The whiteness of the wilderness!

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

Snowmobiling is actually quite tough! After several hours you can feel it on your back, knees & shoulders, so keep that in mind. Also, snowmobiles had heated bars so no need for thermal gloves under the mitts, so choose mitts that fit perfectly to make it easier on the grip.

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

Definitely. Local guide, local places we stay & ate at.

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

Super

review 4 Jan 2017

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

The husky safari was wonderful. We were also lucky with the northern lights which put on an amazing display for several hours on New Years eve.

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

Useful to take plenty of your own hats, gloves, scarves & winter clothes (so you can layer up and adjust to changing temperatures/activities) even though Torressieppi provides good clothing and boots.

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

Torressieppi appeared a good employer - staff seemed really happy and keen to stay. I also liked the fact that we only had a walk (no driving) to get to the husky farm, reindeer farm, cross country ski location etc. The only driving outside the start and finish days was to go to the nearby national park a couple of times (20 minutes away).

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

Fantastic.

review 12 Apr 2015

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

Husky ride and Reindeer sleigh. And snowmobile. It was all great.

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

I would recommend 2 pairs of gloves at least, wear one under the other if you can.

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

Yes - all locals that we met, guides etc..

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

Brilliant, only one thing would be more activities or more afternoon activities. Every day we were finished by 4/5pm or earlier, so plan more to do in afternoons. We didn't realize this before hand and if we had know would have planned the evenings better to fit lots more in. The guide Jussi was very helpful and informative.The hotel was warm and comfortable.

review 30 Dec 2014

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

All of it!! Family time, snow, Father Christmas, organized activities, accommodation, meals. Being from Australia it was such a contrast from hot summer Christmas holidays.

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

Dress as you are advised. We did, and were comfortable and warm all the time. Try all the activities, they are fun - even for the 'big kids' !

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

Yes, it provided employment to many which they enjoyed during a very long , dark and cold time over December.

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

Truly excellent. Very well organized, accommodation spotless, warm, beautiful meals, clean winter suits, great activities, friendly staff, and the support of the operators representative if you needed it.

review 31 Mar 2014

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

I enjoyed all of it.

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

Can't think of any.

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 good.

review 10 Jan 2014

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

The place itself - the quietness. Luosto is so very quiet. I took a hike around the lake behind the hotel one morning and in the hour it took to amble around met maybe 8 people? All out for a quiet walk like me. I saw a reindeer hoof print in the snow to the side of the path and probably the reindeer saw me although I can't attest to that!

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

Be aware that meal times in the Tunturi Luosto Hotel will probably not give you romance or a quiet intimate atmosphere. The buffet tends to be crowded and busy especially around weekends or the holiday season. There are a lot of people moving around and some of them are less than well mannered. Your best defense is finding people you like to sit with at mealtimes. That said the quality of the food was pretty good and there was enough choice to eat properly everyday. Staff were helpful as on the morning that the rye grain porridge ran out by 9 am when some kind person in the kitchen cooked up a new batch for me and some other lucky people.

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

Many local people are involved in tourism related activities in Luosto. I liked the fact that we were meeting locals and learning from them. Also the fact that we did not have to buy a lot of winter gear to make the trip comfortable is a good thing. Cold weather gear is bulky and expensive especially if you are not going to be using it again anytime soon. Harianna from whom I made most of my purchases locally whether it was slippers for inside the hotel, souvenirs for family and friends or that wool blanket that is currently warming me up every night has a nice, well stocked store. If you need it - she probably has it!

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

Overall enjoyable. I really had fun with the outdoor activities and I enjoyed the area itself. However I wish there had been a quieter option for meal location than the dining hall. Because of the timing of flights I was put on I missed both a breakfast and dinner. The morning I left I was up at 5am to finish packing, check the room, get all my gear downstairs and check out by 6:20. There was no breakfast available that day. The first place I could get anything to eat was the airport after passing through security. That was after 8:30am. I think that the hotel should arrange some sort of meal we could have eaten on the bus. It's a 90 minute bus ride so there would have been plenty of time for us to have had some sort of picnic breakfast onboard.

review 16 Apr 2013

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

The variety of experiences. The beautiful pristine snow. The northern lights

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

Clothing in layers. No point in taking dressing up clothes if staying in log cabin as the walk from there to hotel etc means dressing up for the cold then shedding layers when inside

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

Hope so, by bringing money into community and contact with other nationalities

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

Very good thanks

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