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Adventure to Finnish Lapland, Saariselkä - Timetravels
Adventure to Finnish Lapland, Saariselkä - Timetravels
Michelle "I never knew what magic meant, Till to Lapland with TimeTravels i went. We started with Santa Claus town, Where some negotiating went down. Saariselkä then welcomed us all, With its winter beauty and snowfall. The guides energy was contagious, and the activities absolutely outrageous ! we embraced the cold and the snow, As Uuno encouraged us to go Go go! Cross-country country skiing gave us ..."
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11 reviews
Starts
Helsinki
+6 Destinations
Lapland
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Helsinki
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Highlights

Start and end in Helsinki! With the ski, snowboard & snow tour Adventure to Finnish Lapland, Saariselkä, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Helsinki, Finland and 4 other destinations in Europe. Adventure to Finnish Lapland, Saariselkä includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 30 year olds
Accommodation
Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus

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  • CS
    Written on March 8, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had an amazing trip. Finland is a magical place and its impossible not to love the location and stunning scenery. We were lucky enough to see the aurora borealis several nights. Uuno was a fantastic guide, our bus driver was lovely too. One of my favourite moments of the trip was Uuno playing us traditional Saami music in the bus while we watched the beautiful landscape passing by our windows...it really is a breathtaking place. And listening to his stories about the sauna and Finnish culture. If I had one comment for improvement, I'd like to learn more about Finnish culture through music and stories on the trip, because I found it so interesting! The activities were a little expensive but worth the money, especially husky sledding and arctic swimming in Norway. The trip was mainly university students and even though we were a few years older than them it was heaps of fun, we had a great time sledding down the mountain with our cabin mates. I'd go back if Timetravels did a summer tour! Thanks so much Uuno, we'll never forget the experience we had with you. From your kiwi friends Caitlin and Sam :) x
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  • U
    Written on December 12, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very good our guide uuno is excellent and full of energy and fun and our driver vesa is perfect in driving .Thanks for everything
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  • JG
    Written on November 30, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went on the Lapland adventure from 11/24-11/30. It was a magical experience. Our cabins are spacious and include a sauna and kitchen. The activities keep you busy. Snowshoeing was my favorite as it challenges you. Thanks to our guide Uuno for being responsive and fun! Will recommend to others!
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  • Adventure to Finnish Lapland, Saariselkä reviewer 4
    Written on December 15, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I never knew what magic meant, Till to Lapland with TimeTravels i went. We started with Santa Claus town, Where some negotiating went down. Saariselkä then welcomed us all, With its winter beauty and snowfall. The guides energy was contagious, and the activities absolutely outrageous ! we embraced the cold and the snow, As Uuno encouraged us to go Go go! Cross-country country skiing gave us some views Which we later tackled with our snow shoes. With laughter and fun all the way, I will still have bruises come May. The husky's made us weak at the knees, and the reindeer pulled us along with ease. the Saumi folk were all to kind It was so great I wish I could rewind. We went off to Norway for the scenes, The arctic swimming was met with screams! The northern lights kept us up all night Never have I seen such magic made by light. The most beautiful place I have ever seen, and it was great that our guide was so keen! Lapland has really stolen my heart, TimeTravels thanks for playing your part!
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  • KS
    Written on December 6, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had the most memorable, amazing time of my life. The trip was well organised and the communication was fantastic. Our host was fun, helpful and informative. I highly recommend this trip if you want a life time of memories.
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  • KA
    Written on November 24, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    It was a fun, well planned trip. My only complaint is that I felt like we spent so much time on the bus. I would have liked for the actual activities to be longer. For example, we only actually cross country skied for about an hour. I saw that you could rent skis for the whole day for 15 euros, yet we paid more than double that to ski for one hour. A little more time at the activities would have been nice.
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  • A
    Written on March 23, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    What an amazing trip to Lapland so many great memories! Made some great friends and fell in love with the place :) Team leader was excellent and friendly. Loved every minute from watching the Northern lights during the snow mobile safari to drunken Finnish karaoke!!! Wish I could go back again, will definitely book with Timetravels Ltd again.

  • A
    Written on March 23, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had a wonderful time in Saariselkä! You get a top-notch accommodation with everything you need. Nice people everywhere and a really entertaining tour guide! The trip to the arctic ocean in Norway was my favorite activity. Driving with a snowmobile and visiting reindeers was an amazing experience aswell. Also we could see the northern lights almost every night. I can only recommend this great trip! :)

  • A
    Written on March 23, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Eating Spareribs in Näätämö, the forecourt to the end of the world was only one thing we did on this trip everyone should have on his or her bucket list! Auroras almost every day, hardcore snowshoeing, driving through the forest with snowmobiles and a free solar eclipse on the last day made this a very memorable experience. Thanks for this neatly organized trip and assigning probably the best tour guide ever to our group!

  • A
    Written on March 18, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    The bus trip to Saariselkä of the 19th of February 2015 was, surely, the best trip I ever done. My dream came true thanks to Timetravels and definitely I will come back one day ! My most amazing activities were the Ocean Artic Tour in Bugoynes, the Snow Shoes Track (what a surprise thanks to our tour guide!) and the Husky Safary. I had the chance to see Santa, reeinders, northernlights and the typical awesome landscapes of Lapland. And above all this during this trip I Was so happy to learm about Sami culture. For sure this trip is incredible !

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  1. DAY 1- HELSINKI 
  2. DAY 2 - THE KEMI SNOWCASTLE, SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE, ARRIVAL IN THE DESTINATION

  3. DAY 3 – HUSKY AND SNOWSHOE AURORA SAFARI 
  4. DAY 4 – CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, REINDEER FARM + SNOWMOBILE AURORA SAFARI*
  5. DAY 5 – TOUR OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN IN NORWAY*
  6. DAY 6 – FREE TIME IN SAARISELKÄ + DEPARTURE HOME
  7. DAY 7 – ARRIVAL HOME**

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • December 1, 2016

      How many people does this tour take in total on any given trip?

      The tours on average are 2 buses big.

    • October 1, 2016

      Will this tour be exclusively for students?

      This tour is suitable for all travellers aged 18-35 and not limited to students only.

    • October 1, 2016

      What type of accomodation is included in this tour?

      The holiday cottages we use in Lapland are meant for 8 to even 15 persons,they come with several bedrooms of varying sizes, smallest available for just two persons.

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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,376 km.
    • Helsinki (Finland)
    • 705 km
    • Rovaniemi (Finland)
    • 72 km
    • Ranua (Finland)
    • 279 km
    • Saariselka (Finland)
    • 194 km
    • Bugoynes (Norway)
    • 194 km
    • Saariselka (Finland)
    • 225 km
    • Rovaniemi (Finland)
    • 705 km
    • Helsinki (Finland)

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