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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.)


To Santa's Hotel Tunturi. Description of Double superior room


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


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.)


7 pm -
In the restaurant of the Santa's Hotel Tunturi.

Wednesday, day 3


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.
• Snacks and coffee around warm bonfire.

Transfer to the lunch

2 pm ( 30 min)

Lunch at the restaurant XXXXXX

Gold digging excursion to Laanioja

4 pm - 8 pm (4 hours)
• Laanioja is historial gold mining area right next to Saariselkä holiday resort. At the beginning of the 20th century, several gold prospecting companies were established around that area.
The signs of mining activity that are still visible in Laanila area were left by industrial enterprises, such as Prospektor and the Kerkelä mining company in the first decade of the 20th century, Lapin Kulta Oy and Ivalojoki Oy in the 1920´s and some foreign companies in the 1930´s.
• This excursion you will do on your own but with our help.
• The owner of the claim will welcome you upon your arrival and tell you at the beginning shortly about the geology and the gold history of the area. After that he will teach you in gold digging,
sluicing and goldpanning. He will give you all necessary equipment and you may work further on your own.
• During your stay you will be invited for a cup of coffee/tea with pancake and jam.
• And finally you are allowed to keep all the gold you find. Very seldom clients have left the claim without gold.

Transfer back to the hotel (30 min.)

Late dinner

In the restaurant of the Santa's Hotel Tunturi.

Thursday, day 4


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

Berry picking trip to the National Park

10 am - 1 pm (3 hours)
• Local guide will pick-up the guests from the hotel by walking and leads the group to the National Park.
This berry picking trip takes you to see landscapes of Urho Kekkonen National Park and enjoy your own home made pancakes by the campfire. Guide will lead the group back to the hotel as well.
• Homemade local berry pancake by a campfire and berry juice/coffee.
• Berry picking gear included in activity.
• Participants should have suitable outdoor clothing shoes.

Free time

1 pm - 19 pm (6 hours)
Free time to spend on Saariselkä village. Maybe take a massage, spa treatments or do some souvernir shopping.

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


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

  • 22 June 2020 - 26 June 2020 (Monday - Friday)
  • 20 July 2020 - 24 July 2020 (Monday - Friday)
  • 31 August 2020 - 4 September 2020 (Monday - Friday)

Polarlife Outdoor tour l price

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