Lappish Explorer
Short Break

Overview

The Sami have inhabited northern Scandinavia and Finland since ancient times, with archaeological evidence dating back some 10,000 years. Today they represent the northernmost group of indigenous peoples in Europe, and are the only indigenous people of Scandinavia. The Sami are protected
by international conventions, which aim to preserve their culture and way of life in today’s largely industrial and technological world.

Their way of life has always relied on a close relationship with the land, and livelihoods are dependent on a wonderfully reciprocal approach to nature. The pursuits of coastal fishing, sheep herding and fur trapping are common amongst Sami people, though reindeer breeding is perhaps their most recognized industry, and one that is visible today across some 43 Sami villages.

The Lappish Explorer short break was born not only out of a love for adventure but also as a way into the magnificence of the Lappish wilderness; its lakes, fells, frozen swamps and silence in the depth of nature. The 70km snowmobile safari will take you to the worshipping grounds of ancient times and the largest gorge lake in Scandinavia. The full day husky safari takes you to the edge of Europe’s largest wetland, the Teuravuoma before heading east to the old taiga forests. Finally you explore the forest by snowshoes walking 8km to the top of Kellostapuli fell looking out for animal tracks on the way.

Lodge 67̊N Hotel Amenities & Facilities

The small and privately owned Lodge 67̊N is a beautifully decorated hotel, a short walk from the village centre and within 10-15 minutes of all activities. Lodge 67̊N is the prefect base to come back to after a day out in the Arctic North, where you can relax by the fire and wait for the Northern Lights to appear over the fells.

  • 7 standard rooms sleeping 2-3 persons
  • 1 suite
  • 1 apartment
  • Saunas
  • WiFi throughout
  • Breakfast room
  • Common room
  • Reception
  • Horseriding is 3.5km away
  • Supermarket is 650m away
  • Downhill ski slopes are 3.5km away
  • Lainio Snow Village is 33km away
Flights
  • This itinerary does not include flights
  • We recommend booking flights with Finnair or British Airways
  • Example flight times between UK and Lapland:
    Departure Date:
    depart London Heathrow 1020 arrive Helsinki 1515
    depart Helsinki  arrive Kittilä 1915
    Return Date:
    depart Kittilä 1215 / arrive Helsinki 1400
    depart Helsinki 1600 / arrive London Heathrow 1700

Departures & Prices

January - April 2019

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  • prices are per person
  • prices are based on any 4 nights within the seasonality
  • we recommend this break for participants over the age of 16 years
  • we can arrange for child friendly itineraries, please let us know if we can customise a break for you

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