Go with "Territoires du Nord" to the Taiga Lodge, in Finnish Lapland

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Multi-activity in Finland
Great North with the Family

Dates : 2019/12/21 au 02020/01/04 - 02/08 au 2020/03/07

Winter stay

8 days / 7 nights

From
€1920*

Vacation type

1 day dog sledding, 1 day snowshoeing, 1 day Altai skiing, 1 day trapper, 1 day land-art and reindeer farm, 1 day free.

Group size

2 to 10 pers.

Activity level

Easy

 

 Program

Day 1: Arrival Kuusamo

Upon arrival, transfer by vehicle to the village of Hossa about 75 km south of Kuusamo. Installation at the Taïga Lodge in your chalet. First briefing with your guides. Dinner with the team

Accomodation : Comfortable chalets with sauna

Day 2 : Snowshoes

After a good breakfast at the chalet, you leave for a day of snowshoeing accompanied by dogs which will tow you thanks to a belt connecting you to the dog's harness: the cani-rando! it is one of the means of progression of the native peoples of the Great North at the time of the year when there was no more snow… Today, it is you who will climb up the hills accompanied and helped of your dogs! Picnic around a fire and return in the afternoon to the chalet.

Accomodation : Meals & Night in your chalets.

Day 3 : Land-Art and reindeer farm

Breakfast in your chalets. Then off we go for a day which is divided into two parts: in the morning, your guide takes you to the forest where you sit around a fire for the time to build with him nature objects such as "wooden spoon", " dream catcher ”,“ garland and pendant ”, with the natural elements gathered around you, plus some objects brought on this occasion by your guide. This moment of creation is also an opportunity to make ice sculptures: let your imagination run wild! You have lunch around the fire. At the end of the afternoon, we go to a real local reindeer farm where Raïli, the hostess, will show you her world. It is impossible to go to Lapland without being interested in the ancestral foundations of this once nomadic culture and today sedentary! A hundred reindeer have belonged to this breeding family for many generations. Visit the park then a little baptism "reindeer" harnessed to a sleigh or a traditional sledge. Raili will prepare a snack that will warm young and old. Return to your chalets at the end of the afternoon.

Accomodation : Meals & Night in your chalets.

 

Day 4 : Journée libre

Rest day or optional activities depending on availability.

Accomodation : Meals & Night in your chalets.

 

Day 5 : Dog sledding

First contact with our “Nordics”, Huskys, Alaskans and Greenlanders. We mostly discover the fundamentals of sled driving and dog teaming techniques. Two by sled you will be entrusted with a team according to your weight and size (from 2 to 3 dogs for children from 10 years old to 5 dogs for some adults), you will need to get to know these wonderful northern companions, brave and cuddly at the same time, put their harness on them and help your Mushers harness them. Then we left for the sensations of sliding on a large lake to start combined with the light breath of dogs and the screeching of skates on frozen lakes is truly an unforgettable experience. The circuit becomes more forest and sometimes more technical. Picnic around a good fire in the heart of the forest. Experienced in harness driving, we set off through the park's forest tracks. At the end of the afternoon we return to the base, so take care of the dogs and equipment with your guides. Take care and hugs to your dogs who have worked with and for you too.

Accomodation : Meals & Night in your chalets.

Day 6 : Lappish day and trapper activity

We take you to discover one of the national sports of northern countries: hole fishing, just to test this famous ice fishing for yourself; this activity is really very typical of these regions. Be careful if the waters of Hossa are very full of fish, you will still need to be patient, very Scandinavian patience ... to hope to catch perch, pike, trout or possibly salmon that your guide will teach you to smoke traditionally for lunch. After the meal, your guide will introduce you to orienteering and survival techniques in the far north, how to make a fire with the natural minimum, orient yourself, recognize animal tracks and make a survival shelter in the snow.

Accomodation : Meals & Night in your chalets.

 

Day 7 : Altai ski discovery

Breakfast at the chalet. Then departure for a beautiful day of “ALTAI” forest skiing through the spruce forest and the frozen lakes: these skis, halfway between touring skis and snowshoes, will be perfectly suited to the playground that you waits even if this is a ski first for you: their use is very instinctive and natural. This new material inspired by the skiing techniques of the inhabitants of Altai has recently experienced a real craze among local skiers who love nature then, whether you are a beginner or not: groomed and off-piste tracks are waiting for you! You will have a picnic around a good fire before leaving for the powder the rest of the day!

Accomodation : Meals & Night in your chalets.

 

Jour 8 : Airport transfer for return flight

Departure in the morning with perhaps a few northern lights as a souvenir ...

 

Prices (Price per person)

8 days / 7 nights - From saturday to saturday

FROM 12/21 TO 2019/12/28
FROM 12/28 TO 2020/01/04
FROM 02/08 TO 2020/02/15
FROM 02/05 TO 2020/02/22
FROM 02/22 TO 2020/02/29
FROM 02/29 TO 2020/03/07

€ 1920

- Christmas and New Years Eve extra: 75 €/pers.

- Minimum age: 6 years old

- hild discounts: - 10% for children under 12, - 5% for children under 14.

* The price includes :

  • Transport activities and airport transfers.

  • Chalet accommodation to share.

  • Full board dinner D1 at breakfast D8.

  • Activities and support by a qualified guide

  • Cold boots & coveralls.

* The price does not include:

  • Flights

  • Christmas Eve at the reindeer farm (Christmas and New Year)

  • The insurance.

  • The alcohol.

  • Optional activities.

  • Personal purchases.

  • Cold weather jacket rental: €15/ day

  • The deposit of € 1,500 per snowmobile (by check) and € 100 per person for the equipment.

  • Privatized chalet: Contact us

 

About your experience stay in Finland

 

HOSSA

The varieties of lakes, rivers, canyon lake, specific features of the park, have founded its reputation. Elected park of the year in 2011, it was also a place of important human settlements in the Neolithic era: the site of Varikalio with its cave paintings, testifies to this even today. One of his paintings, a representation of a man, has become the symbol of the park.

THE RUSSIAN BORDER

Frontier track, yesterday one of the most watched borders in the world, reserved today for border guards by snowmobile, it is open to sleds by special permit! We will join a trapper's hut open to the rare adventurers still animated by a pioneering spirit.

 

MULTI- ACTIVITES DU GRAND NORD …

It is in harmony with your abilities that we will take you to discover this last virgin territory of Europe, for six days, far from the major tourist centers of Lapland. The search for pure sensations, true emotions, sometimes forgotten, is what our team of wilderness outdoor guides, true enthusiasts and our impatient pack of Husky and Greenlandic dogs want to make you live an unforgettable experience! Dog sledding, snowshoeing, altai skiing, trapper life, land-art and visit to the reindeer farm ... for a discovery of the great north that will delight young and old!

> See your chalet at the Taïga Lodge

NEW YEAR OPTION

For many travel agencies, the theme of Christmas Eve or New Years Eve in Lapland has become a commercial boon!
For us it is above all a dream territory, the ideal place for a memorable Christmas Eve to experience differently in Lapland, with family or friends. A privileged period to get active and share.
We are building our existing programs around these special moments of New Years Eve. We thus create tailor-made for our audience: we know from experience that at this time of the year, adventurers are not always made up: children, grandparents, whole families who are looking for to celebrate together this moment far from the commercial rush of the big European cities.
New Years Eve takes place at the Raili reindeer farm, a real authentic place made of wood and crackling fire, around a traditional Lapp buffet.

IMPORTANT: the sequence of activities in the indicated order can sometimes be limited by local weather conditions, as well as by the level of participants

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