Adult price from £1,935pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals and guided activities; all as listed.
VISITING: Finland
BROCHURE CODE: 1919

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Key Facts: Saturday departure
  • Suitable for: Anybody aged 4 years or over. The minimum age for participation in some activities does vary and so please see the individual activities for details. For further information, please see the terms section. 
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What's included?

  • Flights: return flights from London to Kajaani (via Helsinki). Flight routes subject to change
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 nights in a Lake View Suite
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: husky safari, snowmobile and ice fishing, Northern Lights snowshoe, daytime snowshoe, visit to Finnish farmhouse and reindeer sleigh ride, Vuokatti Spa tickets (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay

Nestled in the centre of Finland, the village of Vuokatti is an ideal spot for families. Finns travel here from the south to rekindle forgotten childhood memories of winter and consider it something of a hidden gem for family holidays.

The landscape is transformed into an activity playground in the winter months and the focus here is on getting outside and exploring. Our holiday includes a fantastic range of activities which are operated by knowledgeable and expert guides. We’ve included our favourites, along with some time for you to tailor your holiday and perhaps take to the nearby downhill ski slopes or try some additional activities. Of course, relaxing and spending family time at the hotel is also an option.

Your week will begin in the best possible way with a 2-hour husky safari into the winter forest. There are no better companions than a team of eager sled dogs, they’ll be super excited before you set off but after the safari, there will be time for some husky hugs.

It’s all about exploring the wilderness in Vuokatti and one of the most effective ways to do this is by snowshoe. You can all enjoy the deep snow and pristine surroundings whilst breathing in the fresh winter air. Our winter holiday includes a daytime snowshoe and an adventure under the dark northern sky during which you will search for the Aurora Borealis.

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The long winters in Northern Europe mean that the traditions and culture here are quite unique. Reindeer are a huge part of this and a visit to a nearby farm will introduce you to these famous local animals. The tour will include short safaris in sleighs pulled by reindeer and there will also be the chance to meet the other animals such as horses, dogs and goats. This holiday also includes a thrilling snowmobile and ice fishing tour, both of which are family favourites.   

The holiday will be enjoyed from Hotel Vuokatti and Suites which combines modern comforts with a picturesque setting. There is a range of facilities but we imagine Mum and Dad will particularly enjoy the cosy bar and the three hotel saunas.

This holiday takes full advantage of all that is on offer in this relatively undiscovered area of Finland.

 

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  • Northern Lights snowmobile

    There is something thrilling about zooming over the snow underneath a dark starry sky in search of the Northern Lights. The snowmobiles headlights cut through the trees as you enter the winter forest and drive towards a clearing in the Vuokatti hills. You will then stop for snacks and a hot drink. Keep your eyes on the sky as the lights can dance at any moment.

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    You will travel 2 per snowmobile with children sitting behind the guide. Drivers must be 18 years and older with a valid driver’s licence. Full tuition will be given on how to drive the snowmobile.  

    Duration: 2 hours

    Min group size: 4 people

    Availability: Monday to Sunday


    Credit: Vuokatti Safaris
    From £115 per adult
    From £80 per child

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  • Northern Lights husky safari

    Combining a search for the Northern Lights with a team of excitable sled dogs is great fun. After the dogs set off, their happy barks and howls are silenced as they focus on their task. You will cross snow-covered, frozen meadows whilst keeping your eyes on the starry northern sky. If there any signs of colour, you will stop and take the time to admire the Aurora.

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    After the safari, you will return to the husky centre and have the opportunity to meet the dogs and take photographs. Hot soup will then be served in the cafeteria.

    You will travel two per sled with full tuition on how to control the dogs. The tour will last approximately 3 hours.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Min: 2 people

    Availability: Monday to Sunday at 5pm


    Credit: Vuokatti Safaris
    From: £186 per adult
    From: £115 per child
  • Snowmobile to husky farm

    Combine two of our most popular winter activities with a snowmobile and husky safari set amidst the stunning winter scenery.

    Driving 2 per snowmobile, with children sitting behind the guide, you will travel over snow-covered meadows towards the husky centre. After assisting the guide to harness the dogs you will then enjoy a husky safari into the silent winter forest.

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    Sled dogs love adventure just as much as our families and it is difficult not to fall in love with their infectious excitement. Don’t worry, at the end of the safari there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy a cuddle and make some new doggie friends.

    Full tuition on how to drive both the snowmobile and husky sled will be given. Drivers of the snowmobile must be 18 years old and over and hold a valid driving licence. Hot drinks and snacks are included.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Min group size: 4

    Availability: Mon-Sun at 10 am


    Credit: Vuokatti Safaris
    From: £150 per adult
    From: £88 per child

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Prices based on: two adults (13+) sharing a Lake View Suite with two children

Dates
Sat 16 Feb 2019 Adult price (per person): £1935.00 Child (age 4 - 12): £1695.00 Book

Next season's provisional dates and prices

Dates
Sat 15 Feb 2020 Adult price (per person): £2070.00 Child (age 4 - 12): £1815.00 Enquire

Terms

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 8 people and maximum 30 (approximately)

Group sizes and minimum numbers

Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor-made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures, you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases, we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Order of activities

The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination.

Medical History and advice

If you or any member of your party is pregnant or has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if you become pregnant or any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Experience and fitness

We offer a vast choice of holidays which range from 'relaxed' to 'active' so there really is something for everyone and our holidays can be filtered by how active they are. Regardless of the chosen holiday, all activities will include tuition from a beginner's level and no prior experience is assumed.

If you are unsure about the physical demands of a particular holiday please contact us and our expert team will be happy to help.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Guides and safety

It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided.

If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Suitable for

This holiday has a specified minimum age. In some cases, however, younger children may be able to participate in the holiday but may not be able to take part in all of the activities. Please speak to our Travel Experts for more details.

Booking activities locally

In almost all of our destinations, you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.


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