FINLAND HOLIDAYS WILDLIFE, NORTHERN LIGHTS & WINTER ACTIVITY HOLIDAYS

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

Suggested Itineraries

SUMMERWINTER

SUMMER

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Family Adventure in Finland - 9 Day Self Drive

9 Days

Finnish Wildlife
Angry Birds Activity Park
Arctic Circle
Visit Santa
Huskies and reindeer

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Ruka Summer Adventure

4 to 8 Days

Lapland in summer
Lakeside Guesthouse
European brown bears
Hiking, biking and rafting

Wild Encounters

5 Days

Bears in the wild
Wilderness walks
Possible wolf sightings
Protected ancient forest

Bear Watching In Finland

4 Days - 10 Days

Bear watching,
Bird watching
Northern Taiga forests
Possibilities for wolves & wolverine
Relaxing saunas

Lake Inari Autumn Auroras

4 Days

Colourful Ruska landscaes
Autumn aurora viewing
Exclusive Aurora Bubble

Wild Adventures in Oulanka

5 Days

Oulanka National Park
Outdoor adventures
Bears in the wild
Expert guiding
Small wilderness hotel

WINTER

Winter Romance at Iso Syote

5 Days

Luxurious suites
Private sauna
Jacuzzi under the stars
Northern Lights
Winter activities

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Lapland for Lovers

4 Days

Romantic Lapland
Husky Dog Sledding
Snowmobiles and reindeer
Private Aurora Sledge
Exclusive Aurora Bubble

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Lapp of Luxury

3 Days

Stay on the Arctic Circle
Beautiful Nordic suites
Optional winter activities
Aurora opportunities

Searching for the Northern Lights

4 Days

Small boutique hotel
Beautiful Luosto
Reindeers, snowmobiles and huskies
Northern Lights viewing

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Simply Kakslauttanen

5 Days

Finland's famous glass igloo's
Pure untouched wilderness
Remote northern lights viewing
Autumn or winter activities

Northern Lights Hideaway

4 Days

Unique Kelo-Glass Igloo
Winter activities
Excellent Aurora opportunities

Aurora Experience at Nellim

5 Days

Excellent Aurora viewing
Exhilarating winter activities
A warm Sami welcome
Delicious Lapp cuisine

Lake Inari Husky Adventure

5 Days

Multi-day husky safari
Small group departures
Hearty home-cooked meals
Authentic wilderness experience

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Aurora Northern Adventure

8 Days

Beautiful Lapland
Fun packed guided activities
Northern lights
Friendly Finnish hospitality
Small boutique hotel

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Oivanki Wilderness Adventure

5 days

Private guiding
Log cabin stay
Taiga forest in Lappish winter
Winter safaris
Northern lights opportunities

Into The Wilderness

7 Days

Beautiful Lapland
Snowshoe adventure
Wilderness cabin stay
Wilderness skills
Snowmobiles and huskies
Expert private guiding

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Ruka Winter Adventure

8 Days

Lapland in Winter
Beautiful lakeside guesthouse
Sleep in a real snow igloo
Lappish winter adventures

Howl with Huskies - Overnight Husky Safari

4 Days

Overnight husky safari
Stay in a wilderness cabin
Small group departures
Optional extra activities

Discover the Wilderness - Husky Sledding

8 Days

5 day safari with huskies - The snowy fells of Lapland - Camaraderie of wilderness huts

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Relax Under the Northern Lights

4 Days

Luosto in winter
Fantastic Finnish hospitality
Glass View Room
Arctic night skies

Iso-Syöte Your Way

7 Days

Mountain top resort
Rest & relaxation
Tailor made for you
Choice of winter activities
Northern lights

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Lapland Winter Adventure

8 Days

Winter in Lapland
Reindeer experience< br />Snowmobiling< br />Overnight husky adventure
Wilderness cabin stay

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Aurora Glamping

4 Days

Glamping in Finnish Lapland
Excellent aurora opportunities
Organic cuisine
Optional winter pursuits

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Husky Adventure to the Wilderness

4 days

Overnight dog sled
Wilderness cabin stay
Remote northern lights
Glass View Room luxury

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Christmas in Lapland

6 Days

Festive family adventure
Search for Santa
Reindeers and huskies
Guaranteed white Christmas
Glogi and gingerbread

Jeris Winter Wonderland

8 Days

Fantastic winter activities
family friendly
Choice of accommodation
Arctic Spa
Smoke Sauna
Torassieppi Snow Village

Fell Lapland Discovery

7 Days

Stunning fell Lapland
Relaxation and winter activities
Family run hotel
Delicious cuisine

Selected Accommodation

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.

Finland

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.

Seasons


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.

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Finland Travel Information

CAPITAL Helsinki

TIME ZONE GMT +2 hours

FLIGHTS

To: Helsinki with connections to all airports north
Airlines: Finnair, SAS
Flight time: approx. 3 hours to Helsinki, 1.5 hours onwards to Lapland

HEALTH

Tetanus is recommended. You should consult your G.P. for up to date and precise details before travelling.

WEATHER

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.

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