This amazing package is perfect for the whole family. Enjoy winter activities, the chance to see the amazing Northern Lights and also the opportunity to see Scandinavia in less than 1 minute with a trip to the border point of Norway, Sweden and Finland! It is not every day you can stand on the border of 3 countries! Kilpisjarvi is one of the best places in the world to see the majestic Aurora Borealis. Couple that with great Lappish hospitality, exciting activities and culture and you have the recipe for a perfect winter getaway during the February half term holiday. This Northern Lights holiday is perfect for the whole family no matter how young or old!
Finland - Kilpisjarvi
Kilpisjarvi is located in the far north of Finland, also known as Lapland. Next to the Norwegian and Swedish border and surrounded by mountains located in all 3 of the Scandinavian countries. Its unique location on the border of the 3 countries makes it an fantastic destination for travellers. Kilpisjarvi is a small place with a big character that it is hard not to love. It is in a truly stunning location and also has all the amenities a tourist might need including a good selection of restaurants, a supermarket and a number of fantastic winter activities. Located at a latitude of 69 degrees north, Kilpisjarvi is also perfectly located in the auroral band making it a great choice for an aurora holiday.
Available during February Half Term each year.
There are three types of accommodation available to choose, from stylish hotel rooms and luxury self catering cabins to large log cabins suitable for up to 10 people. All types of accommodation are available with the option of breakfast, half board or full board. The standard package is based on 2 people staying in a hotel room but if you would prefer one of the other options then please ask for more details.
The Apartments are perfect for holiday makers: singles, couples. Each apartment has two floors, and includes a fully equipped kitchen, living are and a relaxing Sauna. Located 5 minutes away from the hotel restaurant it is in short walking distance, and the Aurora can often be seen from right outside the apartment!
The two-storey Malla Chalets are cozy, warm and spacious, perfectly suitable for families and larger groups. You can spend your evenings enjoying a relaxing sauna in true Finnish fashion before lounging in front of the warming fire. The river Tsahkal flows by the chalets and the brave can venture for a dip in the refreshing water. Each chalet has a terrace, with a great view towards the mighty Saana Fell.
These newly renovated and beautifully decorated two-storey chalets sleeping up to 6 people in 2 bedrooms. All chalets have a fully equipped kitchen, sauna, balcony ,wifi and cosy lounge area with fireplace. Perfect for 2 couples or a larger family. Please note there is very limited availability on the Malla Premium chalets.
The Saana Chalets are a great choice for a larger family as each two-storey log cabin has 4 bedrooms, an upstairs balcony and ground floor terrace as well as two bathrooms. Also with a fully equipped kitchen and living area it is perfect for relaxing and unwinding when not on a winter activity. Saana chalets offer beautiful views to the mountain surroundings from the second floor.
All of the below activities are included on this exclusive half term trip and all are suitable for families:
Of course seeing the Northern Lights is one of the main reasons for your visit. You can rest assured that Kilpisjarvi will offer you a great chance and we have organised some exclusive ways to ensure you have the best chances. On one of the nights you will head out with a guide into the mountains or onto the lake for a guided trip. The following trips are also included:
Kota Evening meal
Spend the evening enjoying a delicious lappish meal in a Finnish Kota. Sat by the warming fire you can relax and unwind. Don’t worry, one of the off the map travel team will keep their eyes peeled for any sign of the lights!
Private Northern Lights Trip
In this clear bubble you will experience the Northern Lights as you have never before! The bubble is both an observatory and a sleigh pulled along by snowmobile with your experienced guide. You will go to the very best places to see the Aurora in the Finnish wilderness. It is equipped with led lights, adjustable heater and beanbags. You can even enjoy a night in the bubble and you will be provided with sleeping bags and reindeer skins for extra warmth!
Three Border Safari
Take a snowmobile pulled sleigh to the Three Nations border point, where the borders of Sweden, Finland and Norway all meet. Enjoy the spectacular arctic scenery, while enjoying a hot berry juice and a visit to all three countries.
Husky Sled Ride
Head over the border to Norway to enjoy an amazing dogsledding adventure in the Lyngen Alps! No Arctic holiday would be complete without meeting some of the wonderful huskies.
There are a number of extra activities you can do in the afternoons if you have the energy. These include ice fishing, snowshoe trips, kicksled tour or forest ski touring. Please let your travel advisor know if you are interested in any of these extras.
Reindeer Farm Visit
Travel out to a traditional sami reindeer farm to meet some friendly reindeer. The Sami have been farming Reindeer for many years so will be able to answer any questions you may have about their life-style. You may also get the chance to feed the reindeer.
Conquer Halti Fell
Conquer the Top of Finland! This snowmobile tour takes you across the highest tundra region in Finland, across frozen lakes, ascending to Halti where in clear weather the mountains on the Arctic Ocean shoreline may be seen. A picnic snack and the possibility of trying your luck with ice fishing are also included on this day tour. Option available to self-drive.
After a morning of activity in the cold Arctic wilderness there will be nothing better than warming up and relaxing your muscles in the wonderful sauna and jacuzzi area. If you are brave enough you can also take an 'ice hole dip'. The relaxation area will be heated every afternoon and can be booked in hour long sessions so that families can have a chance to enjoy it in privacy.
Flights to your chosen destination are not included in your package. However we will always include details of the most suitable flights in our opinion to match your tailor-made itinerary. We cooperate with dial-a-flight to assist you in making your flight bookings. However, flights can be booked independently and through your choice of carrier which increases flexibility and allows you to continue to travel with your preferred airlines. For this package flights would be into Tromso, Norway. London Gatwick has direct flights on a Monday and Friday to match this package.
There are a number of extras that we can offer to complement or extend your trip.
Why not spend a couple of nights in the Norwegian city of Tromso? Surrounded by beautiful Norwegian fjords, with a good selection of restaurants its a great place to spend a couple of days to soak up some Norwegian culture.
As you will be flying into Norway if you would like to add on a city stopover we can include a few nights in the wonderful capital city of Norway, Oslo. We can include extra nights in a 4 star city centre hotel from where you can explore the fantastic sites of the city..
Number 1 Travellers Lounge
If you’re flying from selected airports why not start your holiday off in style with No1 Traveller airport lounges. These award winning luxury airport lounges offer everything the discerning traveller needs from freshly prepared complimentary food and drink to Wi-Fi or even a spa! Contact us today to arrange your access and start your holiday in style.
Clothing and Footwear Package
Off the Map Travel have teamed up with Expedition Kit Hire to provide a top quality winter clothing and footwear rental package. Including all the recommend items this package is a great way to get everything needed at a fraction of the price it would cost to buy. This service can also be offered as a 'pick and mix' and you can just hire the items you need rather than the whole package. You will also have the opportunity to hire clothes from the destination if you already have some winter wear.
"Spending time with your family in the stunning scenery which surrounds Kilpisjarvi. From the stunning mountains to the beautiful frozen lake, you will be spoilt for choice on which way to look! "
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