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Saijas Winter Dream

Discover Finland's wintry wilderness in many different ways. This one week package let you enjoy the magnificent sceneries on a dog sledge, on cross-country skis, on snowshoes and by snowmobile. During the tours you enjoy lunch or a coffee/tea break at a camp fire. You stay overnight in Saija.

Programme information

Season:

30.11.2019 - 11.4.2020

Place:

Saija Lodge, Saijantie 8, FIN-93400 Taivalkoski

Duration:

7 nights

Persons:

min. 2 persons

Price:

from 1689 €/person

Price includes:

collective transfer from/to Kuusamo/Oulu (*spesific flights); 7 overnights in Saija (double room), with own toilet, shower and sauna; for arrivals after 13.01.2020: 1 night in an igloo is included (depending on weather conditions); full board during the whole week; in the program mentioned guided tours; experienced English speaking guide; 1 afternoon smoke sauna; 1 Northern Lights evening; winter boots, overall, hat, balaclava and gloves; special equipment if needed

Price / person
starting from

1689 €

Season

Winter

Programme description

YOU WILL HAVE
* nice variation of activities
* comfortable room
* active and relaxing days
* smoke sauna

WEEK PROGRAM:

Day of arrival (Saturday)
After transfer from the airport to Saija and check in to your room, Saija’s famous Finnish homemade food is being served for you.

Introduction day
Today you receive information about the coming week, we provide you with safari clothes and we show you around the lodge.

Cross-Country Skiing (ca. 2 hours)
The guide introduces you to the techniques of cross country skiing. Then you are taken on a small tour in the close by surroundings. The trip takes about 2 hours. Later you have the possibility to do individual cross country skiing by your own.

Husky Safari introduction (2-3 hours)
You meet our huskies in the kennel and you get a short instruction how to handle a dog sledge. Then the guide takes you on a trip of about 13 km. You drive your own dog team with 4 – 6 dogs.

Husky day-safari (4-6 hours)
The chance to experience more dog sledging with our faithful huskies. This trip takes 4 to 6 hours and is approximately 30 km long. The guide prepares a typical Finnish outdoor lunch for you at a campfire.

Snowmobile Safari (ca. 5 hours)
After providing you with a helmet and a short snowmobile driving instruction, you enjoy the speed in the beautiful nature. We make a day tour and have lunch at a campfire.

Snowshoeing (ca. 3 hours)
Today you have the chance to join a snowshoeing tour. The guide tells you more about the animals in the Finnish forest and you will learn to read their tracks in the snow. There is a break with coffee and/or tea at a campfire.

Reindeer farm (ca. 4 hours)
Today you visit a reindeer farm. The tour starts in the morning with a transfer to the farm. The owner tells you about the reindeer, his work and his farm. Afterwards he invites you for a cup of Finnish coffee and a snack.

Day of departure (Saturday)
Transfer back to the airport after the breakfast.

PLEASE NOTE: The week includes all the activities above but the order may change.

Detailed programme

Season & Prices pro Person:

2019-20:
30.11. – 21.12.2019 € 1689

4.1. – 18.1.2020 € 1689
18.1. – 4.4.2020 € 1839
4.4. – 11.4.2020 € 1689

(Addition for single room: Season A 22.12.19 – 4.1.20 € 370, Season B 18.1. – 4.4.20 € 335, Season C 30.11. – 21.12.19, 4.1. – 18.1.20, 4.4. – 11.4.20 € 265)

Prices and programs are subjects to change.

 

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Good to know

*Collective transfers will be organized for the spesific flights:
– Arrivals on Saturdays in Kuusamo and in Oulu, please ask for the flight schedule
– Departures on Saturdays from Oulu and from Kuusamo, please ask for the flight schedule

If you are arriving/leaving with another flight, please ask for a private transfer.

Optional/to buy from the spot
– extra husky safari from € 172 p.p.
– extra snowmobile safari from € 140 p.p.
– use of snowshoes/skies from € 16 p.p./day
– use of fatbike € 20 p.p./day

(For guaranteed departure on optional activities, in advanced bookings recommended)

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Saija Lodge

Saijas Winter Dream

Price / person starting from

1689 €

Season

Winter

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