Snowmobile Voyager 2017
3 or 4 Nights from £879
Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari (2hrs)
Snowmobile Adventure (full day)
Full-board hotel accommodation
Loan of thermal suits and boots
Also included: All taxes and government air passenger duty, welcome meeting.
Snowmobiling down the river that runs along the Swedish-Finish border
Our long years of operating in Lapland have taught us that there are some clients who simply cannot get enough of the sheer exhilaration that a snowmobile provides. And so we have designed a break guaranteed to get their pulses racing.
This three or four-night trip includes two wind-in-the hair excursions that will give you ample opportunity to hone your snowmobile driving skills amid the snowscapes of True Lapland. The two-hour Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari offers a magical evening at the controls of your own snowmobile, crossing frozen lakes and silent forests in search of the Lights, but it is the full-day Snowmobile Adventure that will really introduce you to the beauty of Lapland.
Additional excursions can also be added to make your adventure into the wild truly special.
Please note this tour is only available for those with a full driver's licence.
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Prices in £ per person
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SNOWMOBILE VOYAGER ITINERARY
Your Snowmobile Voyager break begins with a flight from your chosen UK airport to Kiruna in Northern Sweden. From here, you will make the 2 hour transfer to Karesuando - a spectacular journey, travelling through the majestic forests and passing countless frozen lakes. The charming village of Karesuando will then be the base for your Arctic adventure, from where you will venture out on the exciting activities detailed below before flying back from Kiruna.
We’ll organise the running order according to the local conditions while you’re there so a set itinerary will be provided at a later date. You will also have the opportunity to choose from our programme of optional excursions: maybe try your hand at husky sledding or spend a night in an igloo – a definite highlight of our Arctic Spirit programmes!
Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
Duration: Two hours
An evening excursion when, with the night sky overhead, you head out through the wilderness to a vantage point in the hope of seeing the fabled and magical Northern Lights. Two adults share a snowmobile.
Full Day Snowmobile Adventure
Duration: Full day
Setting off on your trusty snowmobile, you will navigate along the winter-stilled surface of a frozen river, stopping along the way to try your hand at ice fishing and snowshowing, and to stop for a warming lunch amid the wilderness landscapes.
*All Snowmobile activities carry a €550 damage deposit which is payable locally. A valid driving license must be shown upon arrival.
**To undertake the full day Snowmobile Adventure as a single rider, there is a single rider supplement of £180
Arctic Star Hotel
Situated on the outskirts of Swedish Karesuando, the Arctic Star is a traditional and friendly hotel offering superb views over both the majestic Muonio River and the Kaarevaara fell. Here, you are well placed to explore Karesuando on foot, dropping in at Sweden’s most northerly church, paying a visit to the local museum and regularly crossing the Finnish-Swedish border.
Whilst simple and comfortable, the hotel has recently undergone a programme of modernisation and has all the essentials you need for a good stay including an open plan bar and dining area. The rooms are simple and cosy, with room upgrades available.
Deluxe Room (Sleeps 2)
Underfloor Heating - Rainfall shower
The deluxe rooms were refurbished in 2012 by the same team of Parisian architects that also masterminded the premium rooms. These double rooms offer the same features as the premium rooms including underfloor heating and a rain shower, but are larger in size. We highly recommended the deluxe room for guests that chose a longer stay.
Superior Double Room (Sleeps 2-3)
Largest room type
These twin and double rooms enjoy a view from the first floor at the front of the hotel towards Kaarevaara Hill and the nearby frozen lake. These traditional rooms are the largest that the Arctic Star provides, at an impressive 17 square metres and their en-suite shower rooms were refurbished in 2011.
Premium Double Room (Sleeps 2)
Underfloor Heating - Rainfall Shower
The premium rooms underwent a full refurbishment in the summer of 2012, masterminded by a celebrated team of Parisian architects. Refurbished to a high standard, these double rooms feature underfloor heating, glass panels between the rain shower room and bedroom and feature mirrors. While stylish, space is limited (13 square metres), with modest storage space.
Standard Double/Twin (Sleeps 2-3)
These value-for-money twin and double rooms offer a generous 15.8 square metres of space, with en suite facilities. Whilst they have not been refurbished in recent years, the rooms are comfortable and traditional. They can also accommodate a third person on a fold-up bed if required, making them ideal for the budget conscious.
Davvi Arctic Lodge Hotel
We always find a warm welcome awaits at the Davvi Arctic Lodge. This charming, simple hotel is set on a quiet, secluded hillside in the border-village of Karesuando. The beautiful restaurant, its circular design inspired by the shape of a Sami reindeer corral, is the hotel’s centrepiece and there you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views over the snow-covered hillside to Swedish Lapland across the border.
The Davvi Arctic Lodge hotel rooms are set on two floors in a wing that extends from the main building. All the rooms are en suite, although some of the bathrooms (shower, WC) are very small.
Davvi Arctic Lodge Cabins
The Davvi Arctic Lodge offers accommodation in timber-built cabins conveniently situated within its grounds. The traditional timber buildings are cosy and all are en suite (shower, WC) with a private sauna. All cabins are just metres from the main hotel building, where meals are taken.
Davvi Arctic Lodge Aurora House
The Davvi Arctic Lodge now offers comfortable designer accommodation for those who would like to enjoy something extra special. The Aurora House takes your arctic experience to new levels, with a choice of superior and deluxe rooms to choose from, each equipped with added comforts for your stay.
This is sumptuous Scandinavian chic, a standard unparalleled within the Davvi Arctic Lodge and rarely found elsewhere in Finland. Please note that all meals will be taken at the Davvi Arctic Lodge restaurant on the same basis as other hotel guests.
The superior room offers spacious, contemporary design. Both underfloor heating and a wood burning stove can be found inside this room, along with tea and coffee making facilities.
Our Deluxe Rooms were refurbished in 2012 by the same team of Parisian architects that also masterminded our premium rooms. These double rooms offer greater space with underfloor heating, feature mirrors and glass panels between the rain shower room and bedroom.
There’s a full programme of excursions available on this tour. You can add any of them when you make your booking. They will be on an ‘on request’ basis and we will confirm them to you.
Fell Viewpoint Snowmobile Safari
A snowmobile tour to a breathtaking vantage point on one of the local fells, with far-reaching views. Based on two adults sharing a snowmobile. **
£110 - 2.5 Hours
Not many people can say they have spent the night in an igloo, in the heart of the Arctic wilderness. But that is the extraordinary experience you can enjoy (or brave!) during your Arctic Spirit break. Inside, the igloo is surprisingly warm and cosy. The ice bed has a snow surround, covered with warm reindeer hides. We will provide you with an Arctic sleeping bag. Candlelight lends the whole experience a romantic and special atmosphere. And don’t worry, there is the back-up of a warm room, just in case you feel the chill!
£120pp - Overnight
Cross-Country Ski School and Tour
The Davvi Arctic Lodge is a great choice for cross country skiing. There are long wilderness trails, some groomed and illuminated, with one located next to the hotel. You will receive ample tuition before trying a short skiing trip. It’s not as complicated as it looks and great fun too. Guiding and equipment included. On completion of this tour, Ski hire is available for £20 per person.
£65 - 2 Hours
Sámi Museum and Snow Castle
The small Sámi museum at Hetta (about 50mins drive) provides a fascinating insight into the culture and traditions of the Sámi people. The ice castle, reconstructed every year, features a number of rooms with ornate ice carvings.
£120 - Half-day
Ice Fishing by Snowmobile
This is a great trip for all the family. Travelling by snowmobile along a small stretch of the 200km Victoria Route, inaugurated by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, you arrive at a frozen lake where you can try traditional ice-fishing. Once you have drilled a hole in the ice, you may even catch your lunch. **
£85 - 2 Hours
Northern Lights Husky Safari
Take a magical evening safari on a sledge pulled by a team of dogs. You will travel across frozen lakes and through silent forests and hopefully you will glimpse the beautiful Northern Lights evolving overhead (of course, this cannot be guaranteed).
£120 - 2 Hours
Enjoy a visit to the world-famous Ice Hotel, a building carved entirely from the ice of the nearby River Torne. Here you can marvel at the chiselled, chilly interior, handcrafted anew each winter. Please note this excursion is only available from January.
£120 - Half Day
The ultimate experience for true romantics. Your night-time snowmobile ride will take you to your private kota (Sami tent), where a warming fire will await. The champagne is on ice, and the chocolate fondue is ready to enjoy as the Arctic night unfolds around you…
£275 - 2 Hours
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