Lapland in autumn colors

"Ruska" - the autumn colors of Lapland

Quick Facts

Wonderful autumn colors and Northern Lights in september

Lodging

Fully equipped chalets

Nights

7

Price

From €-1 (per person, shared room)

Adventure Type

Guided tour

Boarding

Breakfast, lunch-package and dinner

Transport

All necessary transports

Adventure Overview

When September begins, the wonderful colors of the Lapland autumn paint the landscape. Trees, herbs and berry bushes all flow with yellow, orange and red, a time called “Ruska” in Lapland. Now there is darkness in the night and this is a very good time to see the Aurora Borealis. This time of the year it is frequent, as we are close to the equinox, and the nights are often clear and crispy with frost.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival

At the airport in Rovaniemi, our bus is ready to take us through Lapland. We head westward towards the Muonio River until we reach Rajamaa. We install ourselves in the nice fully equipped chalets, and then gather in the main building for a drink of welcome. We get to know each other and check the program of the week. Dinner at the restaurant. After dinner there will be a presentation, in words and showing unique pictures by the Swedish photographer Staffan Widstrand. Today we present the first of “The big four”, the Scandinavian big predators, the very shy Lynx. If the evening is clear, it is possible to admire the Arctic Night Sky and hopefully the Aurora Borealis.

Day 2

The Great Äijäkoski Rapids

Breakfast .By the first trekking-tour we leave our island, and go north, along the River Muonio. Lunch-package will be eaten by the Great Äijäkoski Rapids. We follow the river down-stream and in the afternoon we will reach Rajamaa again. Dinner at the restaurant. After dinner we continue to present, in words and unique pictures, “The big four”, the Scandinavian big predators. Today the mysterious Wolverine. If the evening is clear, it is possible to admire the Arctic Night Sky and hopefully the Aurora Borealis.

Day 3

The life of the Forest-Saami

Breakfast. Today we head into the great Taiga. In the forest we will meet Henrik Sevä, a forest-saami who’s family has herded reindeers in these forests for generations. He will tell us about the rare culture, about old days and modern times. . In the late afternoon we drive to a wilderness river, and try to meet one of its most fascinating inhabitants. The hard-working Beaver. Dinner at the restaurant. After dinner we continue to present, in words and unique pictures, “The big four”, the Scandinavian big predators. Today the “King of the Forest” the Bear. If the evening is clear, it is possible to admire the Arctic Night Sky and hopefully the Aurora Borealis.

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Adventure Highlights

Meeting the forest-saamis

Meeting the forest-saamis

Trekking to our forest refuge

Trekking to our forest refuge

Walking with the huskies

Walking with the huskies

Watching for bears

Watching for bears

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

Group size
Minimum 6 persons
Maximum 15 persons

Departures
September 5th, 2020 to September 12th
September 12th, 2020 to  September 19th

Programs start on Saturdays

Price:
1 person   in 2-bed chalet EUR 1670
2 persons in 2-bed chalet EUR 1417/person
3 persons in 4-bed chalet EUR 1427/person (2 bed-rooms)
4 persons in 4-bed chalet EUR 1361/person (2 bed-rooms)

Group size
Minimum 6 persons
Maximum 15 persons

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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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 guests should bring proper clothing for outdoor, walking boots, rain clothes, a simple sleeping-bag and small ruck-sack. A head-lamp for the evening and an extra towel for the sauna are also needed. No vaccinations needed, but please bring Your European Health Insurance Card.

Included in the price

Transfer from/to Kittilä or Rovaniemi airport, Kolari train or Pajala bus station. 7 night’s accommodation in well-equipped chalets. One night in our forest-lodge. “Lapland full-board” Breakfast, lunch-package and dinner. Guide. All activities and transports according to program.
A program certified as ecological tourism.

Not included

Drinks and personal expenditure (souvenirs...) and all any extra expenses not mentioned before.