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Saariselkä - Pick and Mix

Saariselkä - Pick and Mix

Saariselkä - Pick and Mix Overview

The Northern Lights village is a rarity in that your accommodation for the entire holiday is in glass roofed Aurora Cabins. There is an astonishing range of fully guided winter activities available and they all start on site so you can avoid having to shepherd your children from one place to the next.

Saariselkä is ideally located at the edge of an idyllic winter wonderland in Northern Finland. It is a particularly outstanding destination for families as the town is only a short walk from the accommodation, so despite being north of the Arctic Circle, you have a comforting mixture of modern convenience and serene winter wilderness. This family-based activity pick and mix trip is specifically designed for you to select your favourite activities and create life-lasting memories.

The beauty of this holiday is that you can choose the activities you would like to take part in, as well as having the option to add on extra nights. The majority of activities start on-site and are fully guided by knowledgeable, local experts who are there to ensure that you enjoy the experience safely. Explore the fells via snowmobile or laugh at dad as he attempts to learn how to cross-country ski. Glide over the pristine snow to the gentle sounds of pattering paws with a pack of eager huskies, or unravel the mysteries behind the silent, winter forest during a guided snowshoe walk.

Activities are not restricted to the daytime with long winter nights offering fantastic opportunities to seek out the Northern Lights. A night-time adventure is particularly captivating for children who simply love being allowed to stay up later than usual, but imagine then witnessing flickers of dancing colours before the Aurora becomes more pronounced and lights up the sky.

Very few places offer the chance to stay in an Aurora cabin for the duration of your trip. The cosy, glass-roofed cabins lie on the outskirts of the village with an outlook of deep winter snow. What’s more, come bedtime, you can keep an eye out for the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed. How cool is that?

The village itself is only a short walk from the town which offers an array of amenities, including shops, restaurants and an Angry Birds Park which is always a big hit with the kids.

Simply put, Saariselkä is a special destination and an ideal base for families looking to discover the mysteries of the Lappish wilderness. The 'Narnia-esque' terrain is bound to capture the imaginations of both adults and children alike and any Auroral displays will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Included in the price:

  • Flights: return from London to Ivalo (either direct or via Helsinki depending on departure date). Regional and non-UK departures available on request (flight routes are subject to change)
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: a minimum of three nights in a glass-roofed Aurora cabin
  • Meals: half board
  • Activities: choose from our extensive range of activities (individually priced as detailed in the activity timetable)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
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