Lapland in Winter – The True Story
You will learn the True Story of the Lapland Winter. A program for the nature lover, a program certified as sustainable tourism.
Fully equipped chalets
From €1609 (per person, shared room)
Breakfast, lunch-package and dinner
Snow-shoes, husky-sled, reindeer-sled, forest-skis
Embraced by the snowy forests, on an island in the river Muonio, looking out over two countries, lays Rajamaa. We have fully equipped chalets and a little restaurant. Here, some 200 km above the Arctic Circle, Lapland is at its best and cleanest, with deep forests, mighty rivers and the mountains rising at the horizon. Here You can enjoy the clean untouched Lapland, its nature, people and their rare culture.
During some days You will, far away from the everyday worries, experience the genuine fascinating Lapland where man still lives in harmony with nature. A program certified as sustainable tourism.
Arrival and Welcome Drink
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 for a drink of welcome. We get to know each other and check the program of the week. Dinner at the restaurant. After dinner we present, in words and unique pictures, the first of “The big four”, the Scandinavian big predators. Today the very shy Lynx.
After a steady breakfast we gather outside. Led by the skilled guide we make a tour on snow-shoes through the wintry landscape, to learn more about the rare nature of Lapland. Tracks of birds and animals in the snow, trees and bushes adapted to the harsh climate along with other nature phenomena of the Taiga, will be described. We eat our lunch by a flaming log fire in the forest, before we continue our walk. We walk in the deep snow through forest, over frozen swamps and over hills. In the afternoon we reach Rajamaa again. Dinner at the restaurant. After dinner we continue to present, in words and unique pictures, the second of “The big four”, the Scandinavian big predators. Today the mysterious Wolverine.
After breakfast we visit a Sledge dog Centre with huskies of different sizes. You will be guided in the kennel, by the professional musher, and learn about the life of the dogs, their training and behavior. We make a sledge tour of about 17 km, 2 persons/sledge. In the afternoon we will try the forest-skies for the first time. Get instructions by the guide and the make a tour. After dinner we continue to present, in words and unique pictures the third of “The big four”, the Scandinavian predators. Today the “big bad” Wolf.
Learn about the nature of the vast Taiga Forest
Drive a team of huskies
Ski through the snowy Lapland Forests
Meet the Forest-Saamis
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.
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!
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 simple sleeping-bag, a headlight and an extra towel for the night in the forest-lodge. A box for the lunch-sandwiches and a waterbottle/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 from airport or train-station, accommodation in fully equipped hotel-chalets, one night in our forest-lodge. Full board (drinks not included), winter clothes, activities according to program.
A program certified as ecological tourism.
During Your stay it is possible to buy extra services/programs like:
Snow-mobile safari: 30 km, 2 pax/mobile 166 EUR/pax
Dates & Prices
- December 27th, 2020 to January 3d
- January 24th, 2021 to January 31st
- January 31st, 2021 to February 7th
- February 7th, 2021 to February 14th
- February 14th, 2021 to February 21st
- February 21th, 2021 to February 28th
- March 7th, 2021 to March 14th
- March 14th, 2021 to March 21st
- March 28th, 2021 to April 4th
- April 4th, 2021 to April 11th
Prices per person:
€ 1686/person 4 persons in 4-bed chalet (2 bed-rooms)
€ 1766/person 3 persons in 4-bed chalet (2 bed-rooms)
€ 1749/person 2 persons in 2-bed chalet
€ 2052 1 person in 2-bed chalet
Maximum 16 persons
See what guests are saying
My best memories of holidays
Beautiful country and beautiful people. See You soon.
Little slice of heaven
Stayed at Rajamaa for a week of winter activities including snow shoeing, dog sledging, snowmobiling, reindeer sledging and forest skiing as well as learning about Europe’s only indigenous culture, the Sami’s. Lars was a warm and welcoming host with a dry and very amusing sense of humour. The other guide, Sammy, was chatty and nice too. Kaisu made delicious evening meals and Anna was a great help in the restaurant. They have a real focus on recycling and their carbon footprint which is encouraging. The accommodation is simple but very comfortable and clean. It was a fantastic week and would recommend spending some time here in very peaceful and beautiful surroundings.
Dear Lars, Kaisu & Sami
We will miss everything here, the nature, the food, the people, the snow... We will surely come back to Lapland to see the other seasons.
Renee & Peter
It was very nice bein here!! The dinners were lovely. Thank You
Gertic & Jose
Parenthèse lapone inoubliable
Quasiment une semaine après le retour, mais encore des étoiles dans les yeux... Une semaine sans aucune fausse note : soleil, aurores, activités variées et un accueil au top par toute l'équipe de Rajamaa! Lars nous a fait découvrir son univers Lapon, Kaisu nous a régalé avec ses plats plus savoureux les uns que les autres; sans oublier Ella, Anna... Et bien sûr, des co-voyageurs au top pour parfaire cette semaine inoubliable !