BE A Finn FOR A DAY

  • 6h excursion, transportation with car or a minivan
  • Snowshoe trek to the top of the fell
  • Possibility to upgrade snowshoe trek to ice fishing 
  • Traditional wood-burning Sauna
  • Towels
  • Finnish treat cooked on an iron griddle pan
  • Experienced guide
  • Price is 200€/adult, 160€/child (4-14 years old)
  • Departure from Arctic Timetravels office: Saariseläntie 14

Please notice: Online booking minimum for Finn for a day is 3 persons. You are more than welcome to contact us by email or drop by our office if your group is less than 3 persons or if you are interested in a private tour. 

get the authentic Lappish wilderness experience

Try living like the true Lappish Finns did back in the day, chop your own firewood and enjoy the untouched Lappish nature. We will head to a remote wilderness cabin, about an hour's drive north from Saariselkä. The wooden cabin is located deep in the forest, no people, no city lights, just pure nature. The cabin is a traditional wilderness cabin, no running water or electricity - this is as authentic as it gets! The cabin will be heated with wood and lit by candles. The water for the sauna will be either pumped from the lake or melted from snow.

Finn for a day -excursion will take you on a journey of a lifetime! You will enjoy it, I promise you that!
— Nicky Haldin

 

What does the excursion include?

You have a great opportunity to observe the beautiful untouched wilderness, while snowshoe trekking up the fell. Sauna will be heated for you after the trek, so you can enjoy the smooth bath of a real wood-burning sauna, the Finnish way. After sauna, you can taste a real treat cooked on an iron griddle pan: traditional Finnish crepes. Yum! You can choose to upgrade the activity to ice fishing for a small additional fee of 30€. Upgrading to ice fishing will extend the duration with about an hour. The tour includes transportation, experienced guide, all gear, sauna, towels, light lunch and warm drinks and snacks. 

 

Who is the activity for?

Anyone interested in an adventure. Lose yourself for a day and try what was it like for the native Lappish Finns before modern days. Snowshoeing is light sports activity suited for all ages. This is definitely a whole family activity. 

 

HOW SHOULD I BE PREPARED?

Remember to bring a cheerful attitude and clothing that is suitable for having fun in deep snow. Some snow might end up in wrong places, but that's what adventures are all about! You might also want to take a bathing suit for sauna and swimming, towels are provided by us. 

 

Booking and price

Departure is from our office at Saariseläntie 14 at 10.00 (10AM). Excursions are organized for groups of 3 or more. You also have the opportunity to pay for 3 people to guarantee a departure. If more people will join, we will return the payment for the extra person.

Price of the excursion is 200€/adult, 160€/child (4-14 years old). You have the option to upgrade snowshoe trek to ice fishing at an additional cost of 30€ per person. For private excursions, please contact us!

PLEASE NOTICE

Online booking minimum is 3 persons. You are more than welcome to contact us by email or drop by our office if your group is less than 3 persons or more than 15.

Online booking must be made at least 24h before the departure to allow us to make the necessary arrangements. You are always welcomed to visit our office at Saariseläntie 14 (Gielas, Santa´s Hotel Tunturi) to find out the availability of your desired activity for the same or next day.