Finland: Short Romantic Winter Break at Iso-Syöte
Look for the Northern Lights from a cosy ‘nest’
Escape to the glorious fell region of Syöte National Park in Finland and stay in the exquisite Eagle’s View Suite on a short romantic winter break. Whether you love the thrill of outdoor adventures, such as snowmobiling and husky sledding, or simply enjoy relaxing among the peaceful countryside, this tranquil haven offers unique accommodation and unforgettable experiences.
Throughout the winter, snow falls onto the branches of pines while lakes and rivers become frozen in time, creating a scenic wonderland setting. The floor-to-ceiling windows and glass roof of the Eagle’s View Suite let you enjoy some of nature’s greatest handiwork, and should the Northern Lights appear during your stay, you will have a front row seat! Unwind in the evenings in front of a crackling fire or hot up in the Jacuzzi or sauna.
On your short romantic winter break you can learn about Lappish traditions with a visit to a nearby reindeer farm. Try your hand at herding these indigenous animals before setting off into the ice-covered countryside on a reindeer-drawn sleigh.
Day 1 - Arrive in Oulu
You will be transferred from Oulu Airport to the Hotel Iso-Syöte, where you can check into the magnificent Eagle’s View Suite.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - Leisure Day and Northern Lights Safari
The first full day can be spent at leisure exploring the area or if you really want to make the most of the Eagle’s View Suite, admire the panoramas from its warm and cosy interior. After evening dinner, once the sky is completely dark, you will board a snowmobile and embark on an exciting Northern Lights safari. Race up and down glistening fells and through hushed forests as we go in search of these elusive phenomena.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Full Day Husky safari
The husky is one of Finland’s most relied upon animals in winter as they are a great means of transport in the deep snow. Today on your short romantic winter break you will have the pleasure of meeting these friendly dogs at a husky farm. Following instructions on how to handle your team of dogs, take to the sled and explore the Syöte region on a 30-40 kilometre safari. We stop for lunch around a campfire and make the most of the photograph opportunity.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Visit a Reindeer Farm
Once again we take to the snowmobiles and ride through the breathtaking scenery to a reindeer farm. Here you will be introduced to reindeer farming and herding as well as experiencing a reindeer-drawn sleigh ride. Return to a kota for coffee and pulla, a traditional Finnish sweet bread. Hopefully on the final night of your short romantic winter break you will see the Northern Lights from the Eagle’s View Suite.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Depart Finland
Transfer back to the airport for your flight home.Meals included:Breakfast
- Return flights from London Heathrow to either Rovaniemi, Kuusamo or Oulu.
- Meals and activites as per the itinerary.
- Travel Insurance.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing
- Prices are based on departures from London Gatwick
- Other departure airports may be available and a supplement may apply
Please note: the order of activities is subject to change due to local conditions and logistics
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