Finland: Northern Lights Short Break at Menesjarvi
A holiday packed with exciting activities
Stay by the still waters of the lake amongst a serene wilderness of pine forests during a Northern Lights Short Break at Menesjarvi. Wake each morning to a horizon that is dominated by mountains and retire each night surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature. Finland is a country of epic landscapes, with bird and beast roaming the various terrains, enhancing the spectacular scenery. Why not take the opportunity to meet Finland’s most renowned animals, the husky dog and the reindeer, on a Northern Lights Short Break at Menesjarvi? Become engrossed in the daily life of a reindeer herder and learn how the loyal husky is vital to the Sámi people, on an optional visit to a nearby husky farm.
As the inky blackness of night seeps across Finland’s skies, you may have the good fortune to meet the Arctic’s most revered ethereal visitor, the Aurora Borealis. Cascading across the night in a whirl of wonderful colour, the lights would be a most welcome addition to the series of delights that await you on this short break in Finland. Should the Aurora appear, you will be well prepared with our photography workshop and advice from experienced tour guides.
Day 1 - Arrive in Menesjarvi
After an evening arrival at Ivalo Airport, transfer to the Korpikartano Hotel. Receive information for the days ahead and familiarise yourself with your accommodation.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - Aurora Workshop
Today is free to spend as you choose. Why not find out about the life of a reindeer herder with an optional excursion to a neighbouring reindeer farm? Later today on the Northern Lights Short Break you will acquire the skills needed to photograph the elusive Aurora Borealis should it make an appearance. In the evening, head off into the night in anticipation of a Northern Lights experience.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Optional Activities
Today you can learn more about the history of the Lappish people, browsing the exhibits at the Siida Sámi Museum and the Northern Lapland Nature Centre. There are several optional activities available including a visit to a felt-making workshop and a trip to a local husky farm. After learning more about these beautiful dogs, you can enjoy a two-hour horse ride over Finland’s stunning terrains. In the early evening, take advantage of the sauna facilities at the hotel, before embarking on a journey to look for the mystical Aurora for the final time on this Northern Lights mini break.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Return Home
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your return flight home.Meals included:Breakfast
- International flights.
- Transfers to and from the airport.
- Accommodation at the hotel Korpikartano.
- Half Board.
- Evening Sauna.
- Aurora workshop.
- Hunting for the northern lights on foot with car transfer.
- Siida and Inari visit.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Travel Insurance.