Catch the Arctic Light

A three-country photo adventure in Lapland

Quick Facts

Led by a professional photo-guide, we will explore the beautiful and thrilling Lapland nature. A program certified as ecological tourism.

Lodging

Fully equipped chalets

Nights

7

Price

From €1864 (per person, shared room)

Adventure Type

Guided tour

Boarding

Breakfast, lunch-package and dinner

Transport

Feet, snow-shoes and reindeer-sle

Adventure Overview

Lapland is a dream for every devoted photographer. A thrilling different part of Scandinavia, with a unique unspoilt nature and rare cultures.
The tour takes place during the time of year with the special “Arctic Light” that during the short day, can be seen when the sun stands under the horizon. The reflecting glow creates a day-light that is unique for the north, here far above the Arctic Circle.
This exclusive program, of course, also sets focus on the mysterious “Aurora Borealis”, that appears in the Lapland Night Sky.
Led by a professional photo-guide, we will explore the beautiful and thrilling Lapland nature, and its rare culture in all the three countries Finland, Norway and Sweden. The program is suitable for all type of interested photographers, with a sense of adventure and a normal physical fitness. Guiding in English.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival

At the airport in Kittilä, our bus is ready to take us through the wintry forests of Lapland. We head westward towards the Muonio River and after 1 hour we reach Rajamaa. We install ourselves in the nice fully equipped chalets, and then gather in the main building. We get to know each other and check the program of the week. Dressing in winter equipment. Dinner at the restaurant. After dinner, the evening will be spent admiring and photographing the Lapland night-sky and hopefully the Aurora Borealis.

Day 2

Exploring the Taiga

After a steady breakfast and after we have made some sandwiches for the lunch we gather outside. Today’s tour will take us around our home island Pitkäsaari. Tracks of birds and animals in the snow, trees and bushes adapted to the harsh climate along with other nature phenomena’s of the Taiga, will be described. We eat our lunch by a flaming log fire in the forest, before walking back to Rajamaa. During the afternoon it is time to take care of the pictures taken during the day. Dinner at the restaurant. After dinner, the evening will be spent admiring and photographing the Lapland night-sky and hopefully the Aurora Borealis.

Day 3

Pallastunturi National Park

After breakfast we depart for the Pallas National Park in Finland, where the light hours of the day will be spent. This low-mountain range in the middle of the Taiga, offers splendid views over vast winter forest and frozen wet-lands. Plants and herbs are adapted to the tree-less surroundings. Here the winter has come far longer than in the river valley. During the afternoon it is time to take care of the pictures taken during the day. Dinner at the restaurant. After dinner, the evening will be spent admiring and photographing the Lapland night-sky and hopefully the Aurora Borealis.

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Adventure Highlights

The magic of the Aurora Borealis

The magic of the Aurora Borealis

The mountains by Pallastunturi National park

The mountains by Pallastunturi National park

The Arctic Sea by Lyngen fjord

The Arctic Sea by Lyngen fjord

The snow-covered Taiga forest

The snow-covered Taiga forest

Accommodation & Meals

On an island in the mighty River Muonio, overlooking two countries, You will find Rajamaa. Rajamaa consists of a main building, with reception, dining-room and sauna. Close by are our hotel-chalets, and around us the vast Taiga forests of Lapland. Except for the small village with 7 inhabitants, there is only wilderness. Here You will enjoy the calm of the Lapland nature, sleep like a log, and eat home cooked food.

Chalets

Typical Swedish wooden chalets, as always, red with white corners. Lots of wood inside these comfortable, fully equipped hotel-chalets. All of them have been totally renovated during 2018. The smaller ones have 2 beds for twin or double. The bigger ones have two bed-rooms with 2 beds for twin or double and one big living room with two beds. Totally 6 with the extra beds. All chalets have ready-made hotel beds, shower/WC, mini-kitchen and electrical drying closet. And a view over the river and two countries!

The dining room

All meals, if not eaten outside in the forest by a fire, will be enjoyed in our dining-room. The splendid view over the river will increase the appetite. All the food has been prepared in our kitchen from start, and the bread is also baked there. As much as possible we use Lapland produced, such as moose, pork and beef, and fish from mountain-lakes or the Arctic Sea. Blue-berries, cloud-berries and lingon-berries are picked in the forests around. Depending on season, vegetables are partly grown in our garden and partly from the region. Bon appetit!

Dates & Prices

Price:
€ 1864/pers  in 4-bed chalet 4 pers (2 separate bedrooms)
€ 1938/pers  in 4-bed chalet 3 pers (2 separate bedrooms)
€ 1908/pers  in 2-bed chalet 2 pers
€ 2173/pers   in 2-bed chalet 1 pers

Group size
Minimum 6 persons
Maximum 16 persons

Departures

  • November 9th, 2019 to November 16th
  • January 18th, 2020 to January 25th

Programs start on Saturdays

Booking Policy
After booking You will get an invoice for the whole sum. When the invoice is paid, Your booking is valid.

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See what guests are saying

Sejour en Laponie

Semaine extra aux couleurs de la LAPONIE

Francis

France

Aurora Week

Einfach super. Alles sehr herzlich, perfektes schmeckendes und selbst gekochtes Essen, tolle Unterkunft und Ausrüstung, Lars und Kaisu zusammen mit Sami und dem Fotografen ein mega Team. Danke für eine Woche Wintertraum.

Sebastian & Eva

Germany

Lappland in einer Woche

Eine ereignisreiche Woche mit vielen Eindrücken geht zu Ende - Berge, Schnee, Sonne, Huskies, Rentieren, Lagerfeuer, Tipi, ... und atemberaubenden Nordlichtern. Ganz herzlichen Dank an Timo für die vielen Tips und Tricks der Photographie sowie die Auswahl der tollen Landschaftsmotive! Ein weiteres ganz herzliches Dankeschön and Kaisu und Lars für die familiäre Gastfreundschaft und das super leckere Essen. Wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt!

Nicole & Kerstin

Germany

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Practical information

Before you go

This is a program that demands a normal physical ability, an interest in nature and an appetite for a little adventure. The guest should bring small back-pack. A box for the lunch sandwiches and a bottle/thermos is also good to bring. Everybody will be given winter-equipment for the whole week. Overall, boots, woolen socks, woolen mittens, leather mittens and cap. All guests should bring with them long under-wear, preferably in wool. No vaccinations needed, but please bring Your European Health Insurance Card.

Included in the price

Transfers, accommodation in fully equipped hotel-chalets, full board (drinks not included), winterclothes, activities according to program.
A program certified as ecological tourism.

Not included

Drinks and personal expenditure (souvenirs...) and all any extra expenses not mentioned before. During Your stay it is possible to buy extra services/programs like: Snow-mobile safari: 30 km, 2 pax/mobile 166 EUR/pax