Nature and rugged wilderness of Lapland in summer - Stunning lakeside accommodation - European brown bears - Hiking, biking and river rafting
Lapland has long been thought of as a winter destination, where northern lights, plentiful snow and a multitude of winter activities combine to fill your days. But when the snows have melted away, and the long lazy days of summer arrive, a whole new playground becomes accessible.
Day 1. Arrive Finland, transfer to Ruka. Overnight at Papin Talo Guesthouse for 3-7 night on a half board basis.
Day 2-7. Daily activities including rafting, hiking, fat bikes, bear watching, ATV safari.
Day 8. Transfer to Kuusamo airport to depart Finland.
From £935 per person
01 June to 30 August
Discover the delights of Kuusamo and Ruka, where Lapland begins, during the summer months when the days are long, the wilderness green and nature is at its very best.
Stay at the beautiful Iisakki Village on the shores of Lake Rukajärvi, just a 10-minute drive from Ruka. Papin Talo Guesthouse will be your home away from home and with its relaxed Finnish ambiance and tasty home-cooked fare you may not want to leave. But outside there is so much to discover as you spend your days hiking independently in the Oulanka National Park and exploring at your own leisure with Fat Bike and canoe rentals. Guided trips are also included with rafting on the Kitkajoki river, an ATV landscape safari and the highlight for all wildlife enthusiasts will surely be an opportunity to witness the European brown bear in its natural environment from the safety of a hide.
Whether you are travelling as a couple or a family you may choose to stay at Papin Talo from between 3 and 7 nights, without compromising on the activities included. You may also choose to combine your wilderness adventure with the urban delights of Helsinki on a city stopover.