Sunday: Arrive at Gielas Hotel or Holiday Club Hotel in Saariselkä
Your Inghams representative will welcome you at Kittilä Airport. After the scenic drive to Saariselkä, check-in to Gielas Hotel or Holiday Club Hotel and collect your thermal clothing. If you are arriving into Ivalo airport, a transfer will be waiting for you on arrival.
Monday: Optional Skiing & Welcome Meeting
Guests who have pre-booked an optional Learn To Cross-Country or Downhill Ski package will start lessons this morning. Learning to cross country ski will also enhance your stay at Muotka later in the week. Of course, other activities are available and your Inghams representative will provide details and your holiday schedule at the afternoon welcome meeting.
Tuesday: Optional Skiing & Aurora Snowmobile
After a morning of optional skiing or snowshoeing, an exhilarating 25kms snowmobile safari is included - choose either afternoon or in the evening searching for the Northern Lights.
Wednesday: Sámi Farm & Reindeer Safari
Enjoy optional skiing or other activities in the morning, before a fascinating visit to a Sámi reindeer farm including a short sleigh ride.
Thursday: Husky Safari, Transfer to Muotka & Optional Aurora Cabin Overnight
After a morning at leisure, you’ll enjoy a memorable visit to a husky farm including a 7km safari, before your transfer to Muotka Wilderness Lodge in the early evening (approx. 20 mins). You’ll meet the guides on arrival and collect your thermal clothing and Aurora Alert. Then after dinner, you'll have the option to upgrade to spend a memorable night in a semi-glass roofed 'Aurora Cabin' from just £99 per person.
Friday: Snowshoe, Cross-Country & Evening Aurora Hunt
A guided 3 hour morning snowshoe trek, followed after lunch by a 2-3 hour guided cross-country ski trip with tuition, are included. After dinner, you'll head out in search of Northern Lights by car (driven by guide).
Visit the Aurora Camp by snowmobile-pulled sled to look for the Northern Lights.
Saturday: Optional Activities & Aurora Camp by Snowmobile-pulled Sled
Go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the morning, enjoy a sauna or join an optional excursion (payable locally). Then for your last night, one last trip into the wilderness with a visit to the Aurora Camp by snowmobile-pulled sled.
Sunday: Scenic transfer & flight home
Depart after breakfast for your flight back to the UK.
Optional Pre-bookable Ski Packages
During your 4 days in Saariselkä the following optional ski lessons and equipment hire may be pre-booked:
Learn To Cross-Country - 4 day package
Learn To Ski - 4 day downhill package
(Both these packages are for complete beginners only)
Ski Inclusive Plus - 4 day intermediate package
Full details of available ski items can be found on the Saariselkä resort page.