Lapland in Winter – The True Story

Let the wintry Lapland forests embrace You

Quick Facts

You will learn the True Story of the Lapland Winter. A program for the nature lover, a program certified as ecological tourism.

Lodging

Fully equipped chalets

Nights

7

Price

From €1609 (per person, shared room)

Adventure Type

Guided tour

Boarding

Breakfast, lunch-package and dinner

Transport

Snow-shoes, husky-sled, reindeer-sled, forest-skis

Adventure Overview

Embraced by the snowy forests, on an island in the river Muonio, looking out over two countries, lies Rajamaa.
The right place for a winter adventure! During the winter all this is covered with thick white snow, the cleanest in Europe! Did You know that our area is “reference zero”, when it comes to airpollution in Europe? This time of the year all lakes and rivers are covered with ice, so You can walk over the river from Sweden to Finland!
Here You can learn about the life and culture of the saamis and why not try to drive a reindeer. In the neighbourhood is a sledgedog-center with huskies. Be Jack London for a day!
In this winter adventure travel You can enjoy the clean untouched Lapland, its nature, its people and their rare culture.

Itinerary

Day 1

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.

Day 2

Snow-shoe walk

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.

Day 3

Husky-sledding

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.

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Adventure Highlights

Meeting the Forest-Saamis

Meeting the Forest-Saamis

Drive a team of huskies

Drive a team of huskies

Ski through the snowy Lapland Forests

Ski through the snowy Lapland Forests

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: 

€ 1922                  1 person   in 2-bed chalet
€ 1685/person  2 persons in 2-bed chalet
€ 1662/person  3 persons in 4-bed chalet  (2 bed-rooms)
€ 1609/person  4 persons in 4-bed chalet (2 bed-rooms)

Group size

Minimum 6 persons
Maximum 16 persons

Departures

  • December 29th, 2019 to January 5th
  • January 5th, 2020 to January 12th
  • January 26th, 2020 to February 2nd
  • February 2nd, 2020 to February 9th
  • February 16th, 2020 to February 23th
  • February 23th, 2020 to March 1st
  • March 1st, 2020 to March 8th
  • March 15th, 2020 to March 22nd
  • March 29th, 2020 to April 5th
  • April 5th, 2018 to April 12th

Programs start on Sundays

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

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

Holland

From Guestbook

It was very nice bein here!! The dinners were lovely. Thank You

Gertic & Jose

Holland

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 !

Soizic

France

Two days ski trip

We had an amazing time skiing under the sun. The best way to end our trip in Lapland. A big big thank you to Lars, Kaisu and their sons !

Diane

France

Une semaine culinaire grâce à Kaisu

A Rajamaa, on vient non seulement pour la bonne humeur et l'envie de partager de Lars mais également pour la succulente cuisine de Kaisu. Elle nous aura régalés tous les soirs. Encore un grand merci ! Ici un délicieux ragoût de rennes avec sa gelée d'airelles et des pommes de terre fondantes ! Le pain est également fait maison.

Mégane

France

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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 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.

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