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Polarlife Outdoor tour l

Polarlife Outdoor tour includes accommodation, breakfast, dinner and activities according to description. As well as transfers between Ivalo airport - Saariselkä village - Activities.
Accommodation in Santa's Hotel Tunturi. Superior double room faclities are: Sauna, bathtub, drying cabinet, hair dryer, television, coffee/tea/cocoa set, electric kettle, minibar, balcony, internet. 2 people share a room. Middle-of-stay clean every day.

Monday, day 1

  • Arriving to the Ivalo airport
    Polarlife guide is waiting for the guests and will drive them to the Hotel to Saariselkä (transfer 20 min.)

  • Check-in
    To Santa's Hotel Tunturi. Description of Double superior room

  • Dinner
    In the restaurant of the Santa's Hotel Tunturi.

  • Mountain biking under the mid-night sun, 10 pm - 12 am (2 hours)
    • Mountain biking under the mid-night sun is a once in a lifetime experience. Our experienced local guide takes you to the forests and fells of Saariselkä to see and admire the nightless night. Participants should have suitable out-door clothes and if the weather is cold warm gloves and shoes are extremely important.
      Participants don't need to have earlier mountain biking experience, but average physical condition is needed.

    • Take your own drinks with you from the snack package delivered to the hotel room.

    • Mountain bikes and helmets are included in excursion.

Tuesday, day 2

  • Breakfast, 8 am - 9 am
    In the restaurant of the Santa's Hotel Tunturi.

  • Canoe adventure on the river Ivalojoki , 10 am - 6 pm (8 hours)
    • Transfer to the starting point of canoe adventure (45 min.)
    • Canoe adventures starting point is the lake Luttojärvi. It is a beatiful, small lake in the wilderness and it takes approx. 45 minutes to get there by car from Saariselkä. After safety information and canoeing guidance, we start our journey.

      First part of the river is quite shallow and there is few streams. Don't worry, river is still easy to paddle and our guides are there to help you. We will enjoy soup lunch during our trip and last part of the river is easy and we paddle slowly between sandy beaches. Maybe it is nice and warm day and you dare to take a swim in the cool wilderness river! We finnish paddling at the Kolmoskoski and then head back to Saariselkä with car, the drive takes once again approx. 45 minutes. We spend approx. 6 hours on the river.

    • Soup lunch with desert and coffee/tea during the canoe adventure

    • 2 people share a canoe. Gears: Canoe, life vest, helmet and paddle are included in excursion.
    • Transfer back to the hotel (45 min.)

  • Dinner, 7 pm -
    In the restaurant of the Santa's Hotel Tunturi

Wednesday, day 3

  • Breakfast, 8 am - 9 am
    In the restaurant of the Santa's Hotel Tunturi.

  • Nature excursion to the fell of Gods - Pyhä-Nattanen, 10 am - 2 pm (4 hours)
    • Transfer to the starting point of Nature excursin (45 min.)

    • Pyhä - Nattanen is one of the six "Nattas fells" and back in the old days, Sami people used it as a sacred grove.
      Mother nature has sculpted impressive large rock tors on the top of the fell, which sure has to be seen by travelers. Besides the rock tors, the scenery on the top of the fell is breathtaking. Also, during the second world war, the guard station of the German military soldiers has located on Pyhä-Nattanen fell.
      We starts the trip from our office at Saariselkä, where we head toward Sompio. After we arrive to road called "Metsäjärventie", we start hiking. The trail to Pyhä-Nattanen, is about 7 km long and part of the trail can be quite steep. However, there exist also an easier route to the top, which is suitable for kids and people, who have challenges with their legs.
      During the hike, we tell you information about the areas history while we admire the beauty of clean Finnish nature. We also enjoy some snacks and drink coffee around warm bonfire.

    • Snacks and coffee around warm bonfire.

  • Transfer to Suomen Latu Kiilopää, 2 pm ( 30 min)

  • Lunch At the restaurant of the Kiilopää

  • Photo of you and the nature, 4 pm - 8 pm (4 hours)
    • Have a different and personal way to experience the Nature at the fells of Urho Kekkonen National Park. We walk a tour and search the best; the most beautiful, strong and personal spot in the nature for You. A place where you feel good. And take a photo of you. And talk and share it all together.

    • Small snack and all the materials needed to take and later print the photos are included in the activity.

    • Please, take your own bottle for water and a backpack with some extra clothes! You need proper shoes and clothing to enjoy any kind of weather conditions. We walk slowly, but also up to the top of high fell.

    • Transfer back to the Santa's Hotel Tunturi (30 min.)

  • Late dinner
    In the restaurant of the Santa's Hotel Tunturi

Thursday, day 4

  • Breakfast, 8 am - 9 am
    In the restaurant of the Santa's Hotel Tunturi.

  • Berry picking trip in Ivalo with a local guide, 10 am - 1 pm (3 hours)
    • Transfer to the starting point of the activity (30 min.)

    • This berry picking trip takes you to see landscapes of Lapland and by the time we get back you have the chance to cool down in the wilderness lake and enjoy your own made berrie dessert by the campfire.
      This secret berry picking spot is somewhere in the nature where you are only among your small group. The area is private and family operatived so it is quaranteed that you are having some individual touch to your service with Laplandlife. swimming opportunity in a wilderness lake. Plenty of opportunities for taking pictures and great time in the nature.

    • Homemade local berry pancake by a campfire and berry juice/coffee

    • Berry picking gear included in activity.
    • Participants should have suitable outdoor clothing shoes. As well as swimsuit and towel if want to swim in the lake.

  • Free time to spend Ivalo and/or Saariselkä villages

  • Transfer back to the hotel (30 min.)

  • Gala dinner in Lappish hut , 7 pm - 10 pm (3 hours)
    • Transfer to the lappish hut (15 min.)

    • We enter to a Lappish wooden log hut -"kota". Dinner is served by open fire and candles. At the end of the evening, a joiku singer will perform, duration of performance is approx. 30 minutes. We serve 3-cource menu with non-alcoholic beverages as crowberry juice and kvass.

      • Non-alcoholic welcome drink "Blueberry"

      • Starter: Selection of lappish fish with tasty side dishes

      • Main course: Over cooked reindeer with roasted root vegetables and barley risotto

      • Desert: Pannacotta with cloudberries and coffee or chaga tea

    • Transfer back to the hotel (15 min.)

Friday, day 5

  • Breakfast, 8 am - 9 am
    In the restaurant of the Santa's Hotel Tunturi.

  • Forest Bath, 10 am
    • Transfer to the starting point: Kopararova (15 min.)

    • What is Forest Bathing (shinrin yoku)? It is Japanese nature therapy, good for both physical and mental wellbeing. Proven to reduce stress hormone production and improve the quality of sleep and overall happiness, can also boost your memory, energy levels and immune system, low your blood sugar and reduce high blood pressure, help recover from illness, plus it is good for your bloodstream and metabolism

    • Transfer back to the hotel (15 min.)

  • Check-out From the Santa's Hotel Tunturi

  • Transfer to the Ivalo airport
    Polarlife guide will drive guests to the Ivalo airport

Polarlife Outdoor tour l scheduled departures

  • 24 - 28 June 2019 (Monday - Friday)

  • 22 - 26 July 2019 (Monday - Friday)

  • 26 - 30 August 2019 (Monday - Friday)

Polarlife Outdoor tour l price

  • 1669 € / Person (5 days, 4 nights)
  • 145 € single supplement (hotel room)