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Snowshoe Tour Week in Lapland – in the Land of the Northern Lights

When the presentiment of the sun gives the nature its blue – purple – orange – colours we make our first moves into snow-covered nature of Lapland. It is the best time for the snowshoe walks in the silent woodland and hilly grounds of the fell area in the Finnish West Lapland.
  • Guided snowshoe tour in Finnish Lapland from hut to hut
  • Program duration: 8 days / 7 nights, 6 activity days
  • Duration of daily activity 5 – 6 hours
  • Main guiding language is English, group size 4-12 persons
  • Price 855 € / person

This tour takes us to Finnish West Lapland, Fell areas in the national park of Pallas-Yllästunturi and its surroundings. We start in the middle of the Fell chain area on the shores of Jerisjärvi Lake next to the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. Every day we make 11- 16 km tours in varying woodland and fell areas. We reach the fell tops on our way and weather allowing have great views to the surrounding fell and lake areas. We have our breaks in Lappish Tepees (Kota) and modest forest and fell huts. Our overnighting places are well-heated cosy cottages with sauna.

Snowshoeing in Pallas-Yllästunturi National ParkDay program:

  • Day 1  – Arrival day. Transfer from Kittilä airport to the overnighting place. A short introduction into the coming days’ program. Dinner and overnight stay in cabins or rooms for 2 persons.
  • Day 2 – In the morning we pack our luggage for the transportation. Our route goes along the hilly grounds of Koivakero and Keimiöjävi. After lunch break we continue more along the Fell Keimiö. The day distance is 15 km. In our overnighting place sauna and dinner.
  • Day 3 – From Keimiö we continue through the woods across the fell of Sammaltunturi taking a lunch break in Mustakero cottage (6 km). After the break our steps leads us to Lommoltunturi fell and finally to your overnighting place in Pallasjärvi.  The day tour is 11 km mostly on the fells.
  • Day 4 – Our destination for today is Harrisaajo. The route goes 11 km in varying forest areas. Lunch break at a wooden Lappish Kota.
  • Day 5 – We make a day tour to the surrounding Fell areas and Rihmakuru, lunch break we make in a kota.Snowshoeing under Northern Lights, Foto: Visit Finland
  • Day 6 – Weather permitting we make another day with a breath taking view from the fell tops. From the Pallas Fells we go down to the information centre of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. Our day distance is 13 km. Bus transfer to our starting point at Jerisjärvi Lake where we have dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 7 – Today we make a day tour in the surrounding forest and hilly grounds. Our route goes via Kesälaki and Mustakero and back. The day distance is 13 km. On Kesälaki lunch break at an open fire in a wooden Lappish Kota (Tepee). In the evening dinner and Sauna.
  • Day 8 – Departure day. After breakfast transfer to Kittilä airport.

The day program above applies programs starting on Saturday. On programs startingSnowshoeing in Lapland on Sunday Day 2 program (Kesälaki and Mustakero) will be done on the last activity day (Day 7).

Price of the snowshoe program is 855 € (inc. VAT). The price includes:

  • Guidance and guide’s services
  • Board as mentioned in the program: breakfast, lunch bags, dinner, accommodation in rooms for 3-4/persons
  • Rent of equipment: snow shoes, poles, warm winter boot, warm overall and mittens (if needed), sleeping bags
  • Transportation of luggage during the program
  • Bus transportation according to the program including return transit from Kittilä Airport or Levi to Rauhala

Aurora Borealis in LaplandThe guide speaks Finnish and English. In international groups the main guiding language is English. Language assistance can given also in German and French when needed. The tour is suitable for adults and youth 16 years and older.

Additional services:

  • Additional day and night in Rauhala (full board) 88 €

The program in brief:

  • Guiding languages: English, Finnish
  • Program duration: 8 days / 7 nights, 6 activity days
  • Group size: 6-12 persons
  • Method Of Payment: Prepayment, invoiced

Due to the weather conditions and other circumstances minor changes to the program are possible.

How to get there

We start our tour from Rauhala Village in Kittilä. Rauhala is located  30 km from Levi Ski Resort and 40 km from Ylläs Ski Resort (Äkäslompolo Village) and 200 km from Rovaniemi. There are several ways to get to Rauhala.

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