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    The Arctic Break

Finland Information

Population: 5.44 million

Access: It is a three hour flight from the UK to Helsinki and a then further hour up to Lapland. There are a handful of direct flights from Gatwick to Lapland. The airports in Lapland are in Rovaniemi, Ivalo, Kittilä and Enontekiö. Our representatives will transfer you to your accommodation.

Favourite hotels: Hotel Korpikartano, Aurora Hotel, Tonturi Log Cabins

Duration: 5 days

A five day, four night holiday which gets you in to the Arctic wilderness and snowy backcountry. Base yourself in either Harriniva Wilderness Lodge, Jeris Lodge & Cabins or  Torassieppi Winter Village - you'll have a choice between hotel rooms and wooden cabins. This may be a shorter break, but there is no compromise - the remoteness is total, the locations idyllic, accommodation will be cosy, activities exciting and, with any luck, the northern lights will dance.

These three lodges all work closely together, with their own husky kennels, snowmobile fleets, cross-country skis and snowshoes for hire - easy access to brilliant safaris across the snow-laden landscape. 

Our tailor made approach allows you to design your own holiday. This week-long itinerary features a mix of the many activities on offer...and these can be swapped around to suit. There is a weekly programme of excursions and adventures operated - all focused on getting you out in to the wilderness -  and we can pick and choose.  Want a more leisurely pace? Feel like turning up the adventure-dial all the way to intrepid? Fine...we can adjust to suit. If you want to add more days in Lapland, perhaps switching accommodation - no problem! All we would say is that everything is subject to availability and these are reasonably small lodges. Flights get busy. We would recommend that you get in contact and begin the process of booking with us as soon as possible.

Day 1

Arrival in Lapland and transfer to your lodge - either Jeris, Harriniva or Torassieppi
Settle into your accommodation - be it a lodge room or winter cabin - and then head to the main restaurant for dinner. Perhaps the northern lights will welcome you on your first evening? You can head out on a evening snowshoe adventure, just in case... 

Day 2

Head out on a husky adventure for the day.

Day 4

A free day - you can book additional activities or perhaps simply relax? 

At Jeris there is a lakeside spa pool which is a popular option. At Harriniva you could spend the morning on ice carts on Muonio River. From Torassieppi there is the Reindeer Farm to explore. In all instances, you can hire snowshoes or cross-country skis and head out on the trails throughout the surrounding wilderness.

There is also the option of a final night in the Ice Hotel at Torassieppi Winter Village, if you feel the urge to spend the night in a frozen room.

Day 5

Transfer back to the airport - either Kittilä or Enontekiö - for your flights home to the UK.

As a guide, the cost of this itinerary would start from £945 per person - but it all depends on where you choose to stay and how many activities you wish to include. The other major factor is your travel dates, as flight prices can vary depending on seasonaility and availability. If you choose to spend a night in the Ice Hotel at Torassieppi Winter Village, this will increase the price slightly.

Included in this holiday packages are flights from the UK to either Enontekiö or (via Helsinki) to Kittilä, six nights accommodation in one of the lodges & one night in a (modest) wilderness cabin, all meals (including lunch and dinner), cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay, expert local guides and the activities.

Let us know what you want to do. It all can be tailored to suit you - and your budget.

1. Get in touch with Different Snow

Whether you wish to plan your trip around one of these sample itineraries or you have other ideas, simply get in touch by phone or online. If using our online form, ideally we would like to still try get in contact with you by phone to discuss your requirements, but this is not essential.

2. Let us create a bespoke itinerary

We have the first-hand knowledge, travel industry experience and local contacts required to put your plans into action. We can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes and budget. We will carefully design your trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive via email. We can then refine it until you are completely happy.

3. Confirm the arrangements with us

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit to secure your trip. Everything is secured once you receive our confirmation invoice. Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call us at any time!

4. We'll send you your travel documents

Approximately three weeks before travel you will receive your travel documents. We will also provide additional information, such as restaurant recommendations, cultural notes, packing lists and one or two home-spun guides - created through our personal experience.

5. Tell your friends about Different Snow

It is important to us that your holiday exceeds your expectations! Different Snow will continue to grow through personal recommendations and word of mouth and, therefore, it is essential to us that you have a great holiday. We want you to travel with us again. Once you've returned we want to hear all about it and we'll certainly encourage you to tell all your friends!


Day 1

Arrival in Lapland and transfer to your lodge - either Jeris, Harriniva or Torassieppi
Settle into your accommodation - be it a lodge room or winter cabin - and then head to the main restaurant for dinner. Perhaps the northern lights will welcome you on your first evening? You can head out on a evening snowshoe adventure, just in case... 

Day 2

Head out on a husky adventure for the day.

Day 4

A free day - you can book additional activities or perhaps simply relax? 

At Jeris there is a lakeside spa pool which is a popular option. At Harriniva you could spend the morning on ice carts on Muonio River. From Torassieppi there is the Reindeer Farm to explore. In all instances, you can hire snowshoes or cross-country skis and head out on the trails throughout the surrounding wilderness.

There is also the option of a final night in the Ice Hotel at Torassieppi Winter Village, if you feel the urge to spend the night in a frozen room.

Day 5

Transfer back to the airport - either Kittilä or Enontekiö - for your flights home to the UK.

As a guide, the cost of this itinerary would start from £945 per person - but it all depends on where you choose to stay and how many activities you wish to include. The other major factor is your travel dates, as flight prices can vary depending on seasonaility and availability. If you choose to spend a night in the Ice Hotel at Torassieppi Winter Village, this will increase the price slightly.

Included in this holiday packages are flights from the UK to either Enontekiö or (via Helsinki) to Kittilä, six nights accommodation in one of the lodges & one night in a (modest) wilderness cabin, all meals (including lunch and dinner), cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay, expert local guides and the activities.

Let us know what you want to do. It all can be tailored to suit you - and your budget.

1. Get in touch with Different Snow

Whether you wish to plan your trip around one of these sample itineraries or you have other ideas, simply get in touch by phone or online. If using our online form, ideally we would like to still try get in contact with you by phone to discuss your requirements, but this is not essential.

2. Let us create a bespoke itinerary

We have the first-hand knowledge, travel industry experience and local contacts required to put your plans into action. We can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes and budget. We will carefully design your trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive via email. We can then refine it until you are completely happy.

3. Confirm the arrangements with us

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit to secure your trip. Everything is secured once you receive our confirmation invoice. Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call us at any time!

4. We'll send you your travel documents

Approximately three weeks before travel you will receive your travel documents. We will also provide additional information, such as restaurant recommendations, cultural notes, packing lists and one or two home-spun guides - created through our personal experience.

5. Tell your friends about Different Snow

It is important to us that your holiday exceeds your expectations! Different Snow will continue to grow through personal recommendations and word of mouth and, therefore, it is essential to us that you have a great holiday. We want you to travel with us again. Once you've returned we want to hear all about it and we'll certainly encourage you to tell all your friends!

Finland Information

Population: 5.44 million

Access: It is a three hour flight from the UK to Helsinki and a then further hour up to Lapland. There are a handful of direct flights from Gatwick to Lapland. The airports in Lapland are in Rovaniemi, Ivalo, Kittilä and Enontekiö. Our representatives will transfer you to your accommodation.

Favourite hotels: Hotel Korpikartano, Aurora Hotel, Tonturi Log Cabins