Enjoy our great range of holidays in Finland from spring, summer and autumn wildlife holidays, in particular for bears and wolves; to northern lights holidays, winter activity holidays and dog sledding holidays during the winter months from December until mid-April. With good flight connections from the UK and Europe, adventures in the wilds of Finland are perfect for short breaks.
From the minute we arrived to the sad moment we had to leave we had a fantastic time! Lucky enough to see the northern lights 3 out of 3 nights and had memorable experiences with our activities. The whole weekend was a blast!!Ms. L. - Bournemouth
It was a dream holiday, a real adventure. Thank you.Ms. M. - London
Time out with the family - Angry Birds Activity Park - Visit Santa at his Arctic Circle home - Close encounters with Finnish wildlife - Huskies and reindeer
4 to 8 Days
Nature and rugged wilderness of Lapland in summer - Stunning lakeside accommodation - European brown bears - Hiking, biking and river rafting
Bears in their natural habitat - Walking in the wilderness - Possible wolf sightings - Explore protected ancient forest
Luxurious and romantic hotel suites - Private sauna - Jacuzzi under the stars - Uninterrupted views to the northern night skies - Exciting winter activities
Beautiful winter landscapes - Reindeers, snowmobiles and huskies - Small boutique hotel - Northern Lights viewing
Finland's famous Glass Igloo's - Pure untouched wilderness - Remote northern lights viewing opportunities - Autumn or winter activities of your choice
Unique Kelo-Glass Igloo - Winter activities in the wilds of Lapland - Excellent opportunities to view Northern Lights
Excellent opportunities to see the northern lights - Exhilarating winter activities - A warm Sami welcome and Lapp cuisine
Exhilarating 2 or 3 day husky safari - Small group guaranteed departures - Hearty home cooked meals - Authentic wilderness experience
Beautiful Lapland - Fun packed programme of guided activities - Northern lights - Friendly Finnish hospitality from a small hotel
Stunning Lapland in winter - Exhilarating husky & snowmobile safaris - Remote northern lights viewing - Expert private guiding & genuine hospitality
The beauty of Lapland - Overnight wilderness adventure by snowshoe or backcountry ski - Snowmobile and husky safari - Expert guiding and Finnish hospitality
The magic of Lapland in winter - Authentic log cabin - Huskies and snowmobiles - Mountain top views
2 day husky safari - Stay in a wilderness cabin - Small group departures
Stay on a traditional reindeer farm - Nature friendly winter activities - Local culture and Lappish handicrafts - Delicious organic meals
5 day safari with huskies - The fells of Lapland - Camaraderie of wilderness huts
Luosto in winter - Fantastic Finnish hospitality - Stay in a Glass View Room under the Arctic night skies
Mountain top resort - Rest & relaxation - Choose your own style of accommodation & your own winter activities - Northern lights
Winter in Lapland - Reindeer experience - Snowmobiling - Overnight husky adventure to a wilderness cabin
Glamping in Finnish Lapland - Excellent northern lights opportunities - Organic cuisine
Christmas in Lapland - Search for Santa - Reindeers and huskies - Family fun
The greatest range of cross-country ski tracks in Finland - Stunning Pallas-Ylläs National Park - Finnish hospitality from a family run hotel - Aprés–ski in Humina Pub
Fantastic winter activities for the whole family - Comfortable accommodation - Arctic Spa and Smoke Sauna
We have been using the core of this selection of hotels in Lapland and eastern Finland for many years and have been working with some companies in Finland long before some were built. Consistent reports from clients confirm that these are all great choices for holidays in Finland.
We had a WONDERFUL time. We found the Finnish people to be so friendly, the food was really good, the sport exhausting and we also managed to see around Helsinki - having fun getting lost in the snow!Mrs. E. O'B. - Norfolk
Thought you would like to know that we had the most wonderful time at Harriniva. Thoroughly enjoyed all the activities (did extra huskies and horse riding) and saw the Northern Lights on 3 evenings. Food and staff were excellent too. We thought this would be a "one off" holiday but already thinking about next year!Mr. & Mrs. C. - Worcs.
For our Director, Steve, travel to Finland stretches back to 1986 when he first reached the country from northern Norway by road and camped wild in the forests whilst journeying southwards. Since then he and other staff have travelled throughout Finland many times, during all seasons and participated in numerous activities. Steve has also been invited back to consult on tourism development projects in the Wild Taiga region of northeast Finland.
What really strikes us each time we return, besides the huge forests, the number of lakes and general peacefulness of the countryside, is the hospitality of the Finns. They really do know how to produce good holidays whether they are winter activity holidays, wildlife holidays, or summer adventures hiking and canoeing. There is a deep respect and love for the outdoors and Finland has packaged this and it translates well into Wildlife & Wilderness holidays.
Yet this is Nordic region is mostly off the radar for Brits and Europeans. The taiga forest that stretches from Norway, Sweden and Finland right across Siberia is a biome that we know little about. The wildlife here is different and distinctive. Brown bears, wolves, elk, lynx, wild reindeer and beavers are present. Bird species seen include capercaillie, black grouse; owls including great grey, Ural, Tengmalm's, hawk and pygmy owls; red-throated and black-throated loons on the lakes with goldeneye and smew; cranes, Siberian jays and willow tits among others.
In summer it can be hot and sunny with 24 hour daylight and in winter cold with deep snows and the brilliant aurora borealis. There are so many more possibilities for natural adventures here and if you go and try the more popular winter activity holidays then we encourage you to return in the summer and enjoy the outdoors as the Finns do.
A number of people have asked who organised this holiday so I have recommended you.Mrs. H. - Manchester
W&W did a great job creating our itinerary, very knowledgeable and always returned our email enquiries promptly.The L. Family - Saudi Arabia.
TIME ZONE GMT +2 hours
To: Helsinki with connections to all airports north
Airlines: Finnair, SAS
Flight time: approx. 3 hours to Helsinki, 1.5 hours onwards to Lapland
Tetanus is recommended. You should consult your G.P. for up to date and precise details before travelling.
To dispel a few myths... In Finland the summer months are long, usually dry and hot, temperatures often reaching 25 - 30°C, even in Lapland. The Finns enjoy this time to visit their cottages and experience the outdoors. The whole country in summer is not infested with mosquitos... They do occur in some areas for a few weeks in late June and early July but are mostly absent in August and September. The nights can start to get cooler towards the end of September, when the autumn colours are particularly brilliant.
By contrast winters can be cold, down to -40°C or more although this is rare and an average in February or March may be between -15 to -20°C in Lapland. This is experienced as a dry cold, far different from the dank, wet cold we experience in the UK. Warm clothing suitable for these conditions is always provided by our Finnish colleagues although you should of course take some warm clothing of your own. Accommodation is also warm.
The dark, short days of winter during December and January do not last long and even then there is plenty of light reflected from the snowy landscape during this 'blue' period. By mid-February there is plenty of daylight for activities and by April you will still have abundant snow and long daylight hours.
You may travel to Finland year round as we have done.