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The Ultimate Winter Wonderland Adventure in Arctic Finland

Sleep under starlit skies in glass-roofed cabins, chase the Northern Lights and ride with huskies before relaxing Finnish-style at the sauna

Duration

4 nights

Annual Leave

3 days off work

Group Size

Up to 14 people

Season

Jan-Mar

Location

Pyhä, Finland

Meeting Point

Rovaniemi Airport

Classic Accommodation

Cabin · Arctic Dome

Customer Reviews

This trip is brand new

Difficulty

Easy

From

From

What's it like?

Snowshoeing in Pyha, Finland, Northern Lights Village website
Huskies in Pyha, Finland, host Bliss Adventure Website
Aurora cabins, pyha, Finland, Northern Lights Village website
Sauna in Pyha, Finland, Sunday Morning website
Northern lights, Northern Lights Village website
electric snowmobiling in pyha finland 1 from Bliss Adventure
Ice Swimming - Getty 493792166
Sauna in Pyha, Finland, Bliss Adventure website
Husky sledding, Pyha, Finland, Bliss Adventure Website

Embark on a thrilling husky safari, navigating forest routes and snowy trails. Feel the excitement as you glide through the Arctic wilderness.

Chase the Northern Lights on a night hike and photography lesson before tucking up in cozy glass roofed Aurora cabins - right under the vast Finnish sky!

Experience the sensation of electric snowmobiles, silently gliding through snowy trails, forests, and frozen lakesides, stopping for hot snacks by a cozy campfire.

Embrace the Finnish tradition of cold water immersion and sauna rituals. Plunge into the icy waters of lake Pyhäjärvi through a hole in the ice before warming up in a rustic wood-heated Finnish sauna

Day 1

Northern lights photography and night hike

Man taking photos of the northern lights with tripod, GettyImages-1470464640

Hiking

2hr · 1km · 70m up · 70m down

Head into the Finnish wilderness and settle into a cabin in the woods, where your guide will lay out the plan for the next few days. After a welcome dinner with your fellow adventurers, wrap up well and head out on your first night in search of the spectacular aurora borealis. Your guides will bring tripods along and teach you how to successfully photograph the Northern Lights in all their glory.

Day 2

Snowmobiling safari through a winter wonderland

Snowmobile Pyha, Finland, Northern Lights Village website

Snowmobiling

3.5hr · 30km

Today, you'll explore the breathtaking landscapes of Lapland on silent electric snowmobiles. You'll glide by the glossy expanse of a frozen lake before entering the enchanting snowy forests towards the Reindeer Park Kopara. There, you'll get to meet reindeers up close. Discover their unique adaptations to the Lapland climate and the cultural significance of reindeer herding in the region. Walk the Reindeer Trail, gaining insights into the history and traditions of these gentle Arctic creatures.

The electric snowmobiles can comfortably accommodate two riders, so you can enjoy the ride solo or share the experience with a friend. No prior experience is needed, but you need to have a valid driving license.

After lunch and a relaxing pit stop, you'll hop back onto your vehicle for a scenic return to the cozy cabins. There’s time to warm up and relax or enjoy the sauna before heading out for dinner under the glow of the Arctic night sky.

Day 3

Snowshoes, saunas, and a hole in the ice

Snowshoeing, Getty - 1134120982.jpg

Snowshoeing

3hrs · 6km · 400m up · 400m down

Sauna

2hrs

Today you’ll clip on snowshoes and hike out into the Pyhä-Luosto National Park - a snowy wilderness of frozen valleys, ravines and tunturis, the remnants of 2 billion-year-old mountains. Keep your eyes peeled for animal tracks in the fresh powder snow.

Around midday, a welcome sight awaits: a crackling campfire nestled amongst the snowy trees. Here, you can take a break, warm up by the flames, and savour a delicious campfire lunch. After, it's back to the cozy cabin for a chance to unwind and shed the day's chill.

This afternoon, you'll check into your unique accommodation – a stunning glass-roofed aurora cabin. Then, it's time to prepare to truly embrace a Finnish tradition: the sauna experience. Feel the thrill and adrenaline as you plunge into the icy waters of a nearby lake through a hole carved into the thick ice, before heating up in the nearby traditional wood-heated Finnish sauna.

Day 4

A husky safari across shimmering fells

Husky sledding, Pyha Finland, Photo from Northern Lights Village website

Dog Sledding

2hrs · 10km

Take the morning to enjoy the cabins before setting off on an unforgettable experience – a husky safari! Mushing a team of huskies over the white, shimmering fells is an experience that is almost mandatory during a trip to Lapland. The eager dogs run at full speed and the sleigh glides effortlessly over the snowdrifts. The husky safari starts just a short drive away from the resort and takes you on a fast-paced trip over the untouched snow of the fells and surrounding forests. Finish up the day enjoying a farewell dinner with new friends, sharing stories of your winter adventure in Finland.

Day 5

Farewell to Finnish Lapland

Northern lights Aurora Borealis activity over the road in winter Finland, Lapland, GettyImages-1288381157

After a last breakfast, catch the Skibus back to the airport and return home with some incredible stories and pictures to share with your friends.

Included

Guides

Expert, friendly, English-speaking guides

Accommodation

2 nights in a Lapland cabin and 2 nights in a glass-roofed Aurora cabin

Meals

All breakfasts, lunches and dinners

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in between

Equipment

All the snowshoeing equipment you'll need

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Tips for your guides

Some meals as described

Visas where required

Day 1

Cabin · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Cabin · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3 – Day 4

Arctic Dome · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 5

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Warm Finnish creamy soup, Getty 1136097847

Finnish cuisine is characterised by its simplicity, reliance on local ingredients, and hearty flavours. Fish, including salmon, herring, and whitefish, are staples, prepared in various ways such as smoking and pickling. Berries and mushrooms are foraged and used in jams, desserts, and savoury dishes. Potatoes, root vegetables, and rye bread are common carbohydrates, often accompanying game meats like reindeer and elk. Finnish cuisine emphasises the natural flavours of ingredients rather than elaborate spices or sauces, with simple herbs like dill and juniper berries adding depth and overall the food reflects a deep connection to nature, seasonal ingredients, and a respect for culinary tradition.

Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for - please just request on your passenger info form.

What is the accommodation like?

Pyhähippu

You'll be staying in a cabin in the woods – the genuine Lapland way! After a day of Arctic adventures, it is blissful to step into the warm ambience of a cabin in the woods, and enjoy roaring fires and a sauna. Your host uses a selection of woodland cabins of different sizes and occasionally your group may be divided between two cabins.

The cabins are equipped with clothes dryers, a shared kitchen with facilities such as a filter coffee maker, electric kettle, microwave oven, complimentary WiFi, WCs and a shower. A nutritious buffet breakfast will be available to keep explorers fuelled. There is also a communal lounge area to relax in during the evenings. You will typically stay in twin rooms, and double rooms are available on request.

Should you wish to book additional nights' accommodation in Pyhä before the trip, we recommend booking Hotel Pyhätunturi as this is located close to the ski bus stop and within walking distance of the slopes.

Aurora cabins, pyha, Finland, Northern Lights Village website
Aurora Cabins

You'll stay in cozy aurora cabins surrounded by the snowy Finnish forest. The cabins have a laser-heated glass-roof unveiling the northern sky directly overhead and offering an extraordinary opportunity to witness the northern lights. Cabins are twin share, with comfortable beds, private bathrooms and showers. There is an onsite restaurant for meals and free Wi-Fi in the communal area.

Upgrades

Due to the limited number of aurora cabins, it is not possible to request a private room upgrade for this trip. Your host can arrange a single room at a nearby hotel if you would like to join the trip and have your own room - however, you'll be missing out on the aurora cabins as one of the trip highlights in this instance.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Last Skibus stop in Pyhä

No later than 20:15 on Day 1

Ends

Skibus stop in Pyhä

Any time on Day 5

Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers on the SkiBus are included or you can upgrade to a private transfer, see Optional Extras below. From Rovaniemi Airport (RVN) board the Skibus to its last stop in Pyhä where your guides will meet you. The Skibus travels between the airport and Pyhä several times a day. Check the updated timetable. Catch the 18:05 bus at the latest on Day 1. Travel time: 2 hours.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Rovaniemi Airport (RVN) from major airports across the UK and Europe.

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What's included?

  • All the snowshoeing equipment you'll need

What's available to hire?

  • Padded Insulated Jacket
  • Winter Boots (see optional extras)

What do I need to bring?

BAGS

  • Main suitcase or backpack
  • Daypack (20-30 litres)

CLOTHES

  • Down jacket
  • Ski jacket (waterproof jacket with light insulation)
  • Ski trousers (waterproof trousers with light insulation)
  • Breathable wicking layers
  • Fleece jacket or similar
  • Thermal tops and bottoms (wool/merino is best, avoid cotton)
  • Warm hat and/or balaclava
  • Buff or neckscarf
  • Thick thermal gloves/mittens
  • Underwear and warm socks (wool is best)
  • Warm, waterproof boots (of similar type to 'Sorel Caribou' snow boots)
  • Swimsuit (seriously)
  • Towel (for the sauna)
  • Sleepwear

OTHER

  • Universal travel plug adapter
  • Passports
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Driving license (for snowmobiling)
  • Ear plugs
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Padded Insulated Jacket

Payable Before Departure

Padded Insulated Jacket

Winter Boots

Payable Before Departure

Winter Boots

Private Airport Transfer (min. 3 people)

Payable Before Departure

Private Airport Transfer (min. 3 people)

Per Person

This trip is brand new

We’re still waiting to collect any reviews from other travellers on this trip. However, all our hosts go through an extensive vetting process to ensure that your adventure is awesome.

We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 72kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
  • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity, ensuring the protection of the reserve and its wildlife.

Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

This trip is suitable for anyone with basic fitness levels. None of the activities are hugely demanding, and you'll never be exerting yourself for more than a couple of hours at a time. The trip is a busy one though, with plenty to pack in, so you'll be regularly on the go - although, there is some downtime so that you can enjoy your base around the aurora cabins as well. To get the most out of the trip you should enjoy being out in the cold during the winter and come prepared with adequate warm clothing - see the kit list for guidance.

Snowshoeing is a type of hiking that uses a special type of footwear - a snowshoe - to spread your weight over a larger area, allowing you to move easily across powdery snow-covered terrain. While today's snowshoes look modern, snowshoeing has actually played a vital role in Arctic life for centuries, with traders and trappers using wooden versions to move freely through the wilderness.

Snowshoeing is incredibly easy, comfortable and safe. You simply clip your snowshoe to the outside of your hiking boot and off you go. You'll be in the hands of local, experienced, and trained guides who know the area intimately and will guide you safely throughout the hike.

Sure can! Over 70% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

The optimal time to witness the spectacle of the Northern Lights in Lapland is from September to April. This timeframe has extended periods of darkness and clearer skies, essential for observing the ethereal aurora borealis. It's important to acknowledge that seeing the Northern Lights is not a guaranteed occurrence. Even within peak season, patience may be required as you wait for moments of clear skies. The shorter days of January and February heighten the likelihood of encountering the Aurora. Moving into March and April, days gradually lengthen, and favourable conditions for Aurora sightings still continue. There is also a peak in auroral activity around the equinox of March 20th, making this period particularly good for aurora viewing.

Winter in northern Finland is very cold, so be prepared for a truly arctic experience! In January and February temperatures range from -18°C to -8°C. In March and April it warms up a bit, ranging from -13°C to 3°C, with snowy days around half the time. Days are very short, but that just increases your chances of seeing the Northern Lights!

Please ensure you bring along your valid driver's license in order to operate one of the electric snowmobiles during the trip. If you do not have a license then you can still enjoy this activity as a passenger.

Sure - you can leave your luggage at your wilderness cabins or Aurora cabins while you are out adventuring.

The Husky operations included on this itinerary are certified by Tukes, the supervisory authority that promotes the safety and reliability of services. The kennels are conveniently located near the cabins and welcome visitors by appointment. Here, you can witness firsthand the care and dedication that the husky mushers have for their dogs The team of mushers here are passionate about their huskies, treating them like family. Regular grooming, veterinary check-ups, and a balanced diet ensure the huskies' well-being.

Whilst huskies thoroughly enjoy running, their carers maintain a strict schedule for the huskies, balancing exercise and rest. During the Summer months, when temperatures are too high (over +5°C), they cannot run. Instead, they are free to roam in the kennel in order for them to get their exercise and be in touch with the other dogs. Late Summer and early Autumn, when temperatures begin to cool, it's time for training ahead of the Winter season. As the huskies get older and are unable to run, they remain in the kennel as retirees and enjoy their golden years after a career of hard work.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last-minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

You're always in good company on one of our adventures.

Our trips are typically made up of a mixture of solo travellers and small groups of 2 or 3 friends, with most in their 30s-50s.

Our sociable adventures are solo-friendly by design and naturally attract outdoorsy people with a shared mindset; a love for adventure, a desire to push themselves and meet awesome, like-minded people along the way.

It’s this camaraderie that has so often turned a great adventure into a life-changing one.

Don't just take our word for it:

  • 95% of people rate the group dynamics on our trips 5/5
  • 90% of people recommend joining a trip to make new friends
  • 75% of people have met people on our trips that they would now consider friends

See here for more info about the Much Better Adventures tribe.

Interested in a more exclusive experience? Opt for a 'Private Group' through the dates and prices tab to book this adventure for just you and your chosen companions.

Our team of Adventure Hunters create exclusive adventures with highly vetted, specialist hosts. We only work with independent, local in-destination experts who know the very best places to explore and how to stay safe. See here for more info about the local teams we partner with.

TRIP DEPARTURE DATES

January 2025

Wednesday • 8th January 2025

to Sunday • 12th January 2025
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Thursday • 27th February 2025

to Monday • 3rd March 2025
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Saturday • 8th March 2025

to Wednesday • 12th March 2025
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Wednesday • 19th March 2025

to Sunday • 23rd March 2025
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Saturday • 22nd March 2025

to Wednesday • 26th March 2025
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Thursday • 27th March 2025

to Monday • 31st March 2025
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Saturday • 5th April 2025

to Wednesday • 9th April 2025
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