Specialist holiday company, Inghams is pleased to announce the release of its 2016/17 brochure dedicated to Snow Adventures above the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland and Northern Norway. In addition to its Northern Norway Adventure short breaks which were introduced last year and proved hugely popular, the new brochure introduces the Northern Lights Adventure Weeks in Lapland where guests have the opportunity to stay in the secluded Muotka Wilderness Lodge near Saariselkä and the Vesterålen Wildlife Adventure in Norway which includes a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching trip.
Inghams Chief Operating Officer, Paul Carter, commented: "Although we've been operating to Lapland for 19 years, we were delighted last winter with the response to our dedicated Snow Adventures brochure which as well as Finnish Lapland, also featured Northern Norway for the first time. There is so much to see and do in these remote regions, the highlight of which is the almost guaranteed opportunity to see the Northern Lights.”
• Finnish Lapland - Muotka Wilderness Lodge – 7 night Northern Lights Adventure Weeks
The Northern Lights Adventure Weeks offers the unique experience of staying in a remote cabin on the edge of the serene Urho – Kekkonen National Park and includes daily arctic activities from daytime and evening Aurora hunts and exhilarating husky, snowmobile and reindeer safaris to cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on over 300km of marked trails. Guests can learn about the Sámi culture at a local farm or even spend the night under the stars in an Aurora Cabin.
Inghams offers 7 night stays at the Muotka Wilderness Lodge from December to March, with direct, non-stop flights from Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol. 7-night prices start from £1,579 per person on a full board basis, departing on 8th January 2017, based on two sharing. Free Aurora Cabin overnight stay for guests staying 8 – 28 January 2017.
2-Centre Adventure: Spend 4 nights in Saariselkä followed by 3 nights at the Muotka Wilderness Lodge with prices starting from £1,199, on a full board basis ( half board basis in Saariselkä) departing on 8th January 2017, based on two sharing, including direct, non-stop flights from Gatwick, Manchester or Bristol.
• Northern Norway - Vesterålen Wildlife Adventure – 3 or 4 night breaks
The Vesterålen Wildlife Adventure is located in one of Northern Norway’s most beautiful regions and gives guests the chance to discover the area’s spectacular Arctic wildlife with a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching trip from Åndenes. Other activities includes a scenic journey along one of Norway’s most spectacular coastal routes, a visit to Blokken and its ‘Akvakultur’ fish farm, a visit to a working reindeer farm and two ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ safaris.
In the programme's second year to Northern Norway, Inghams offers 3 and 4 night stays departing on 15th (half-term), 19th, 22nd and 26th February and the 1st March 2017, with direct, non-stop flights from Gatwick to Evenes cutting out the usual change of flights in Oslo. 3-night prices start from £929 per adult and £729 per child on a half board basis, departing on 19th February 2017, based on two sharing.
As well as the new tour, the popular ‘Arctic Fjord Adventure’ and ‘Polar Express Adventure’ tours have been retained. These include a thrilling high-speed RIB-boat safari, a scenic rail journey into neighbouring Sweden, husky-sledding, delicious food from the Fjords, and a visit to Norway’s Polar Wildlife Park where Ingham’s guests can get up close and personal with a wolf with an opportunity to actually kiss the wolves!
The ‘Arctic Fjord Adventure’ and ‘Polar Express Adventure’ are both available in 3- or 4-day versions or can also be combined into one full week’s holiday.
There are five departures in February 2017, with prices starting from £899 per person for the 3-night Polar Express Adventure, including direct non-stop flights from Gatwick to Evenes, transfers, 4-star hotel accommodation on half board and daily guided excursions with lunch and entrance fees.
This will be Inghams' 19th season in Finnish Lapland. Accommodation is offered in three selected resorts. Levi is Finnish Lapland’s top resort, whilst Saariselkä and Ylläs are smaller, offering all the activities in an unspoiled ‘winter wonderland’ atmosphere. Over 80 properties range from traditional log cabins to modern self-catering apartments, and 3- and 4-star hotels on half board, many with leisure and spa facilities.
The brochure offers guests the chance to explore the snow-laden landscape in a multitude of different ways from husky and reindeer safaris to snowmobile adventures both in daytime or evening trips in search of the Northern Lights, and overnight stays in glass igloos or the Lainio SnowHotel.
Inghams offers 3- and 4- night short breaks in December 2016, and 7-night holidays from December to April, with direct, non-stop flights from Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol. 7-night prices start from £549 per person self-catering on 8th January 2017 from Gatwick at the 3-star Immelmokit Cabins in Levi, based on six sharing (price for two sharing: £696).
Click here to view the brochure.
For more information and online bookings, visit www.inghams.co.uk/lapland or call Inghams on 01483 79 11 01.
Ends / 17 May 2016
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