Photography
Short Break

Overview

200km above the Arctic Circle nature takes on a new dimension and its sheer size commands attention. Lapland’s vast forests, fells and swamp lands are covered in a thick blanket of snow in December but still with enough daylight to allow breathtaking views and magnificent photographs. The Photography Break was created with the help of a professional photographer’s keen eye and with expert guiding on all activities you are sure to get the perfect shot.

Let the Lappish guides take you through the night, where a clear sky uncovers an unending vista of stars, and on the most special of occasions the greens and purples of the incomparable Northern lights play across the canvas before your very eyes. Even if the Aurora fail to make an appearance our night-time snowmobile and snowshoe safaris will be sure to thrill nonetheless.

The break begins with an introductory seminar on how to use your camera in Arctic and low-light conditions. Dive straight into the adventure on your first evening with your camera at the ready with a night-time snowmobile safari in search of the Northern Lights. The 40km wilderness snowmobile safari and the half day husky safari take you off the beaten track with a chance to glimpse native wildlife and remarkable views. A second night-time safari, this time with snowshoes, offers an entirely different experience. Travelling by foot, the way lit by head torches and the stars, enjoy the silence and take a moment to appreciate the forest surrounding you.

Your own camera is required and a laptop is recommended (our photographer can help you edit your photos).

Amateur photographers welcome!

Itinerary

For December we have a 3 night / 4 day itinerary available.

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 hotel safari shop
  • 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
Flights
  • Flights are available from London Gatwick only
  • Magic of Lapland flights are all fully chartered with British Airways
  • Provisional flight times between UK and Lapland:
    Departure Date:
    depart London Gatwick 0700 arrive Kittilä, Lapland 1235
    Return Date:
    depart Kittilä, Lapland 2010 arrive London Gatwick 2145
  • flight time is approximately 3.5 hours
  • Upgrade to British Airways Club Europe £350pp (return) subject to availability

Departures & Prices

December 2017
December 2017 Standard Room
2/3 Share
Superior Room
2 Share
Depart Return Nights Airport Adult Adult
Sun 3 Dec Wed 6 Dec 3 Gatwick £1966 £2196
Wed 6 Dec Sat 9 Dec 3 Gatwick £1966 £2196
Sat 9 Dec Tue 12 Dec 3 Gatwick £1966 £2196
Tue 12 Dec Fri 15 Dec 3 Gatwick £1966 £2196
  • we do not recommend these breaks for persons under the age of 16. We can certainly arrange for a bespoke itinerary based on your wishes and requirements.
  • you will require the following equipment:
    • Camera and laptop

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