Lapland Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari from Levi
"Wrap up cozily and start your experience with a pickup from your hotel in or near Levi. Then board your minivan or coach and travel to the starting point of your snowmobile ride. Be welcomed by your guide and receive a safety briefing and instructions on riding your 2-person snowmobile. Put on a supplied thermal suit and helmet and once you feel comfortable take off into the surrounding forests.Skim along winding trails through the snowy pine trees and feel the chill Arctic air on your face as you cruise through the darkness lit only by your headlights and if the night is clear a moonlit sky. Speed over gentle slopes
"Wear plenty of layers and travel independently to the safari center in Saariselkä. Next board a coach or minivan and admire the wintry views on your way to a nearby husky farm.Hear the eager barks of these adorable Lapland dogs as you arrive and meet the friendly mushers (people who drive or ride dog sleds). Then get a safety briefing and instructions on driving and riding your 2-person sled. Learn how to drive the easy-to-use sled and choose to sit inside or on the runners to drive. You’re free to then swap places halfway through your safari if you wish.When you’re ready hold your breath and speed off in a convoy along the snowy trails. Absorb the cold air and silence as the dogs fall quiet and concentrate on their run. Glide across the frozen landscapes weave between snow-clad pine trees and wonder at the strength of the tireless dogs.When you arrive back at the husky farm
"Wrap up in warm layers and make your own way to the prearranged meeting point in Saariselkä. Alternatively when you book you may choose a pickup by minibus from the Kiilopaa Hotel.Enjoy the picturesque winter scenery as you travel to a reindeer farm nestled in the nearby forests and fells. On arrival meet the welcoming herders who are dressed in traditional costume and get up close to the magnificent reindeers. Chat to the herders and learn how these Arctic animals together with sleighs were once the only form of winter transport for the Sami
If you can, try to visit Jokkmokk at the annual winter market which has now been going on for more than 400 years. At Lake Talvatis (picture), there are reindeer races and these are perhaps the most...