We recommend booking at least three weeks prior to departure.
Extra nights can be added by request; contact us for details.
This package can be customized to meet your needs; contact us for details
For families with more than 1 child please contact us for prices.
This is a group tour, so you will be transferred together with fellow travelers to the different activities in a bus.
The driver of a snowmobile must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.
The Lapland region has a subarctic to continental climate characterized by mild summers and cold, snowy winters. During the peak travel season, December to February, the Lapland region experiences an average temperature range of about - 16 °C (3 °F) to 3 °C (37 °F) depending on location, with occasional lows of about - 30 °C (-22 °F) or colder with wind chill. Thankfully, the dry, crisp air has a moderating effect on the temperatures. (See what to pack to stay warm and comfy for your winter visit.)
The amount and duration of snowfall also varies by location, but the average number of days with snow is around 175 – 225 days per year between mid-October and mid-May. The long-lasting snow cover makes Lapland an ideal place for leisure activities like dog-sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, etc.
Please note: Weather conditions can change quickly and often, particularly in winter, so we recommend that all visitors to Lapland purchase travel insurance to safeguard their holiday plans.
Most of the Lapland region lies above the Arctic Circle, so the differences in daylight hours between winter and summer are extreme. Depending on what season you visit, you may experience the contrasting phenomena of the northern lights or the midnight sun.
In the peak winter months, daylight is limited to a few hours usually between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. However, the light reflecting off the snow can make the days seem brighter. The short daylight hours also create ideal conditions to view the northern lights, or aurora borealis. These amazing displays of light are best seen between November and March.
What to pack
Warm clothing is required for this tour, however additional outerwear is provided locally where required depending on weather conditions. Some of the activities are dependent on weather conditions. In the unlikely event that an activity is cancelled due to weather, an alternative will be offered at no additional charge.
Arctic weather conditions in Lapland can change quickly and often, so all travelers should bring many layers of warm, comfortable inner wear such as long johns, long sleeved t-shirts, sweaters and pants.
We recommend bringing the following items for winter travel:
Thick woolen socks, ideally several pairs
Woolen underwear & base layers
Warm woolen sweater
Jeans or other trousers
Thin woolen or fleece gloves (ideal as a base layer under snowmobile gloves)
Warm gloves, scarf, and cap
Camera with extra battery
Small backpack/rucksack for day tours
Heat pads for hands and feet
Flashlight if you are staying in a wilderness cabin
For those travelling during the winter season Nordic Visitor will provide you with following before your first tour:
One piece overall
Warm gloves, scarf, and cap
The meals included during this tour are a mix of traditional Finnish/Lappish food and international dishes. A typical 3 course dinner consists of salad or soup, main course such as meat or fish and dessert for example cakes, ice-cream and more. At the Christmas Eve dinner we normally serve
a variety of dishes such as different salads and fish choices, Finnish Christmas ham with potato casserole and carrot puré, dill potatoes, gingerbread, Christmas chocolate, plum mousse and more.
We charge a 30% non refundable deposit at time of booking.
Due date for the rest is October 31, 2016 at the latest.
Cancellation must be made by letter, fax or e-mail. In conformity with business practices within the Nordic travel industry and the cancellation policies set forth by our suppliers, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees to passenger(s) for this package as follows:
Before November 01, 2016 we charge 30%
After November 01, 2016 we charge 50%
After December 01, 2016 we charge 100%
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.