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Harriniva, Finland

Northern Lights Weekend in Finnish Lapland

4-day tailor-made holiday from £1,150 pp incl. flights


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A four-day winter break at Harriniva Hotel in the heart of Finnish Lapland

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Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Lapland | Natural world | Northern Lights | Short break | Winter

Hotel Harriniva is one of the best places in Finland to see the Aurora Borealis. With daily information about weather conditions and aurora activity you'll be well prepared to catch a glimpse of this remarkable natural phenomenon. And, when the Northern Lights appear the hotel's lights go off, allowing you to observe the aurora in all its colourful glory, unburdened by the glow of artificial light. Daytime activities are equally exciting, with the chance to enjoy reindeer and husky safaris through the frozen landscapes of Finnish Lapland.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Kittilä via Helsinki and transfer to Harriniva Hotel in western Lapland. Harriniva is a cosy, pine-clad wilderness hotel that offers saunas, outdoor jacuzzis, snow igloos and spa treatments, as well as its own farm of around 400 friendly huskies. Check in for three nights and enjoy dinner at the hotel's restaurant, followed by a Northern lights workshop, your introduction to the Northern lights.

Stay: Hotel Harriniva, Muonio (Standard)

Meals: D

Day 2
Reindeer Safari

After breakfast today you will visit a local reindeer herder. You will learn about the life and ways of the reindeer herder and of course also about his reindeer. Learn how to throw the Lappish lassoo (suopunki), and enjoy a short safari. Lunch is served in a small Lappish kota by the fire. 

This evening enjoy a hearty dinner before departing on your first evening excursion. The chances of seeing the famous ‘Aurora Borealis’ are great on this night safari by snowmobile. The tour takes you to the top of a nearby fell, where you will enjoy some warm drinks and look for the Northern Lights. You can either drive your own snowmobile or enjoy the ride in the guide’s sled.

Stay: Hotel Harriniva, Muonio (Standard)

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Husky safari

After breakfast you will meet with your guide and Hotel Harriniva's happy huskies. After a guided tour in the husky farm, followed by driving and safety instructions you will start the 2-hour husky safari, with 2 people per husky team.  

Lunch will be served at the hotel. This afternoon is free to explore the local area or enjoy another excursion.

After dinner you will pack your snowshoeing gear and head out with a guide to try and locate the northern lights. After finding the perfect spot with a view to the north you can can relax and enjoy some warm drinks before returning to the hotel.

Stay: Hotel Harriniva, Muonio (Standard)

Meals: B L D

Day 4

Transfer to Kittilä airport after breakfast for your flight home via Helsinki.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

4-day tailor-made holiday from £1,150 pp incl. flights


3 January to 21 March 2021

from £1,235 pp. incl. flights

25 March to 11 April 2021

from £1,150 pp. incl. flights

  • Return international flights from London/Manchester to Kittila via Helsinki
  • Airport transfers Kittila–Harriniva–Kittila
  • Accommodation in Harriniva in a double or twin room for 3 nights on half board basis
  • 2 x lunches
  • Saunas daily between 5pm and 7pm (separately for men and women)
  • Northern Lights workshop*
  • Aurora Night snowmobile safari (2 persons per snowmobile)
  • Husky safari (15 km - 2 persons per husky team)
  • Local culture reindeer safari
  • Night snowshoe trip
  • Thermal clothing for the whole stay
  • Complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day

This holiday operates on Thursdays from 3 January - 11 April 2021

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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