Lappish Explorer
Short Break


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.

Amenities & Facilities

  • 32 standard rooms across 16 cabins, 12 superior rooms and 6 apartments (semi-detached cabins)
  • Restaurant, ski shop, safari shop and pub
  • Free WiFi in all rooms, apartments and main building
  • Ylläshumina has a sauna and hot tub free for use of hotel guests
  • Cross-country ski and snowshoe rental from the hotel
  • Additional snowmobile, husky and reindeer safaris can be booked through your guides
  • Horseriding can be booked at Konijänkä 750m from the hotel
  • Supermarket and pharmacy is 1.8km from the hotel
  • Downhill ski slopes are 6km from the hotel
  • Lainio Snow Village is 33km from the hotel
  • 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 2018
Standard Room
2/3 Share
Superior Room
2 Share
Season Nights Adult Adult
Low Season:
6th – 27th January & 2nd – 21st April 2018
4  £1165 £1540
High Season
27th January – 2nd April 2018
4 £1297 £1615
  • 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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