We are all agreed we had a wonderful time!A review of Luosto - Snow and Ski Active Pick and Mix by Gerald Miles26 March 2013
This type of holiday, especially when a family is involved, is not cheap and therefore we are delighted that the overall experience was such a good one. We went to Northern Finland 5 years ago and did many of the same things but this trip was even better. Thank You.Most enjoyable : Seeing The Northern Lights ....two spectacular shows plus two other sightings in one week ! A lifetime ambition…
Read more fulfilled. We have some stunning photos. The Huskies, Reindeer, Snowmobile, Amethyst Mine, Snow Shoeing..... We also caught the bus into Pyha for a half day trip (nice little visitor centre) and walked around the Lake more times than we can remember -beautiful in the day and night time. We are all agreed we had a wonderful time! Thank you and well done to all concerned.
Your reps in Luosto are doing you proud...A review of Luosto - Snow and Ski Active Pick and Mix by Joanne Pinfield11 March 2013
Your reps in Luosto (Peter and Lorna Drew) are doing you proud. Extremely pleasant, cheerful and helpful. Food at the Hotel Tunturi was sometimes not the best (a lot of stews in strange sauces and disappointing desserts), but the buffet salads were lovely and we always had sufficient. The log cabin we had (Jutamaya 1) was delightful, but we were surprised at just how far away from everything we…
Read more were (a good 20/25 minute walk). Could have been clearer at time of booking, but we were very pleased to be there rather than the hotel, as the ability to chill and the open fires were great. We'd paid for inclusive hotel breakfast, but couldn't face the walk and ended up self-catering- we wouldn't have taken the hotel breakfast option if we'd realised how far away we were.We enjoyed all the activities- it's all so different from things you can normally do. If pushed, we'd go for the husky safari, as our eldest daughter (17) was able to drive the sleigh and absolutely loved it. Peaceful (once on the move!), stunning scenery, more snow than I've ever seen and the experience was great. The ice fishing was also good fun. A lovely sleigh ride to reach the river and then the excellent guide helped us all to catch a number of fish (I'd never caught a fish in my life before- not through lack of trying!). Also, the ski resort, although small, was excellent. We are all experienced, competent, skiers and really enjoyed our 2 days of skiing. The runs were well pisted, the snow was amazing and there were never any queues, so although the runs were limited, we had a great time. We all tried snowboarding and the ski school was excellent-empty slopes, patient, English speaking instructors. Our youngest is now hooked!There wasn't an activity we didn't enjoy. If pushed, the actual amethyst digging part of the mine visit felt very ‘commercial’, but the snowmobile ride there and the talk at the mine was interesting (and we found some nice little pieces). The only other small problem we encountered was that the girls got extremely cold on the back of the snowmobiles during the safari. Overall, though, there was nothing we didn't thoroughly enjoy.It’s great and I'd recommend it to any family (in fact, I already have done!). My only comment would be to make sure customers are aware how far out the log cabins are, as the distance could be a problem for some clients.
All four of us had another wonderful trip to HarrinivaA review of Harriniva - Activity Pick and Mix by Penny Whiston01 March 2013
All four of us had another wonderful trip to Harriniva, so much so that on the way home we began to plan for next year.We enjoyed the activities immensely, although we considered the night snowshoeing party to be rather too large for one guide to handle (with) over a dozen of us of mixed ages and abilities. Our cross country skiing guides had taken parties snowshoeing in other locations and…
Read more reckoned 6-10 participants were the optimum number. Hats off to our cross country skiing guides who were extraordinarily patient as well as informative and made the experience memorable. Husky sledding was exciting; the tour of the kennels, the interesting talk and meeting the puppies rounded it off nicely.All the staff at the hotel were charming, friendly and helpful. Emma, the Activities Abroad representative, was superb! Always enthusiastic, nothing was too much trouble for her and it was lovely to have someone who showed genuine interest in her clients.The food was excellent. We had enjoyed it so much last year that it had influenced our choice of destination for this holiday and we weren't disappointed. Beautifully presented and truly delicious. If we were to be picky, the coffee wasn't up to much.Of course, having been to this hotel last year, we knew what to expect. The rooms were comfortable and cosy. Next time, we would try to book in sufficient time to secure a room with a sauna. A towelling robe would have been nice for us 'girls' but we managed OK - it's not a complaint, purely an observation.