Silence and Nature Tour
On this 7-days tour you will stay six nights far away from the closest villages to have best chances to see Northern lights (Aurora Borealis). You will explore the pristine Arctic nature of the Pallas-Ylläs national park and surrounding on snow-shoes, husky sledges and reindeer. We take at most six guests per week to ensure a personal and cozy atmosphere. On most tour weeks we hardly meet other people. This is no mass tourism!
This tour is accessible to anyone who enjoys outdoors and occasional trekking.
Pictures taken by our guests on the Silence and Nature tour
Day 1: (Sunday) Pick-up from the Kittilä airport. Info session on the week's tour and short trek to test snow-shoes. Sauna. Night in a fully equipped chalet. Time to hunt for Northern lights.
Day 2: First day of snow-shoe safari. Trek to the cottage which will serve as our base for three days. Lunch on open fire. Dusk trek towards tree-line of the surrounding hills. Dinner, sauna and night in a wilderness cottage. Time to hunt for Northern lights.
Day 3: Day-trek to the treeless tops of the surrounding fells and through mythical-looking forests. Views over an endless wilderness. Stories of Lapland, its nature and people. Lunch on an open fire. Possibility to sleep outdoors under a tree. Dinner, sauna and night in a wilderness cottage. Time to hunt for Northern lights.
Day 4: Ice fishing on the frozen lake, preparing the fish for lunch if we are lucky with the catch. Trek back from the National park. In the evening, traditional smoke sauna in a lake-side spa and possibility to swim in the frozen lake. Time to hunt for Northern lights. Night in the group’s private forest Chalet (full comfort).
Day 5: Relaxed day around your chalet. Possibility to explore the surrounding forests on snow-shoes and enjoy pristine nature. In the afternoon, possibility for a guided introdution to cross-country skiing with traditional forest skis (no previous skiing experience required). Dinner, sauna. Time to hunt for Northern lights. Night in the group’s private forest Chalet (full comfort).
Day 6: Husky safari day. Getting to know your team of dogs after which everyone drives his own sledge pulled by huskies through the national park. Feeding the huskies upon arrival. Transfer back to the group’s private forest Chalet (full comfort). Time to hunt for Northern lights.
Day 7: (Saturday) Visit of a reindeer farm in the morning and a reindeer sledge ride. Possibility for own activities such as visiting the exhibition on the indigenous Saami people and culture. Transfer back to the Kittilä airport.
Accommodation: Four nights in authentic style and fully equipped forest Chalet (private chalet for the group of six people). Two nights in a basic but cosy wilderness cottage in the Pallas national park.
Food: We will serve delicious traditional dishes from Lapland. The highlight of the week is the smoked fish which we will smoke ourselves outdoors, on an open fire.
Tour programme subject to change without prior notice.
1840 euro/ person, incl VAT.
Price includes: Full Arctic outdoors equipment for five days (warm jacket and pants, polar boots, hat, balaclava, large mittens), 2 nights in a wilderness cottage, 4 nights in a fully equipped cottage, all breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, entrance in the "ice spa", sauna every evening, 3-day guided wilderness tour, forest ski tour, 1-day husky safari, visit of a reindeer farm & ride on a sledge, all local transport from and to the Kittilä airport and related to the tour. (Note, transfer from Rovaniemi airport possible at extra cost, please check with us!)
Price does not include: flights from home country to Kittilä, dinner on Friday, travel insurance.
The Silence and Nature tour can be booked by individual travellers (joining one of our groups) or we can organise a private tour for your own group. Contact us and ask more!
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White Adventure is a registered cooperation partner of the Pallas-Ylläs national park. White Adventure has committed to follow the principles of sustainable nature travel of the Finnish National Forest Authority (Metsähallitus).
You can book this tour also for a private group of 2-6 people. The cost per person depends on number of participants and the programme.
The Nature & Silence week's programme can be tailored to your wishes. Besides elements described above, here are some additional ideas:
Exploring another region of Lapland with our guides
Accommodation in a luxury log-cottage during three non-safari nights
One night in a glass-built igloo
Cross-country skiing in powder snow with "forest skis"
Flight with a hot-air balloon (from end of February onwards)