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    You decide what kind of a holiday you’d like to have. You can spend your days in and around the cottages or you can take part in our organized activities. It’s up to you! You can let us know which activities you’d like to participate in when you book your holiday or at the latest a month before your arrival. The activities will be paid once you arrive. The duration given for each activity is approximate.



    Snowshoe Adventure

    3½ Hours in the morning/afternoon
    Day: Wednesday 10:00 – 13:30
    Cost: 50€ for our guests, 75€ for others

    Take a walk through the beautiful snowy landscape on snow shoes. This little adventure gives you the opportunity to see things you can’t see unless you go off the beaten paths. Our pace is slow and the terrain won’t be too difficult to traverse so this is suitable for everyone. We will take a break at a laavu where we can make some coffee and have something to eat. This adventure is really great if you want to see more nature!


    Visit Utsjoki village

    5 Hours in the morning/afternoon
    Day: Thursday 10:00 – 15:00
    Cost: No extra charge for our guests.
    (Others visiting the area are welcome to join us for the price of 10€ per person)

    We will take a tour of Utsjoki village centre. Program is actually quite flexible, we can do what you want to do. We will drive you to the village and you can walk around and get a picture standing on the bridge, one foot in Norway and another in Finland. We can visit our local café where we also have a small souvenir shop with handmade souvenirs, made by local people. We can also take a small trip to Utsjoki church and Kirkkotuvat - beautiful place with really old buildings and a beautiful view over the lake Mantojärvi. This trip does not need to be booked before you arrival. If you’d like to see the village with us, just let us know the day before.


    Husky Adventure and a visit to Tana bru, Norway

    7 Hours in the morning/afternoon ( with 2 hours driving to/from Norway)
    Day: Friday 10:00 – 17:00 (inc. 2 hours of driving)
    Cost: 151€ for our guests, 165€ for others

    The husky adventure we will take you to is a little different from most. Instead of a set path that you get to go around once or twice, Dag Broch from Tana Bru in Norway, one of Norway’s leading husky sled drivers, will take you into the Norwegian wilderness with his team of Alaskan huskies. We will arrive at Tana Husky in the morning and get a short introduction in how to drive a dog sled. During the two-hour trip, you will get to enjoy the peace and silence of nature as you guide the dogs through the wilderness. After the trip we sit around the open fire with something warm in the cup and you get some stories about sled dog races.

    After the Husky adventure, we will drive you to Tana bru. There are some local shops, one especially worth mentioning is the jewellery shop Tana gull og sølvsmie where they produce and sell a lot of beautiful jewellery.

    Snowmobile trip up to the fells

    Usually from December to March. It depends on how early we get snow. If we can arrange it earlier than December, we will.

    2-3 hour trip. One person per snowmobile, 140€ per person. The price includes:

    • Snacks and warm drinks
    • Fuel, insurance (deductible 850€ / snowmobile)
    • Helmets and warm clothes
    • Extra hours after the trip are 40€ / hour.

    4-5 hour ice fishing trip. One person per snowmobile, 175€ per person. The price includes:

    • Snacks and warm drinks
    • Fuel, insurance (deductible 850€ / snowmobile)
    • Helmets and warm clothes
    • All equipment needed for ice fishing

    If you have ever wanted to take a trip to the top of the fells and see the beautiful and vast landscape of the Finnish Lapland in the winter, this trip is for you. Together with experienced snowmobile guides from TenoSafarit, we will take you to see the arctic wilderness on snowmobiles.

    To be allowed to drive a snowmobile, you need to have a driving licence issued in another EU or EEA Member State or an interim driving licence issued in the Nordic countries, you may drive vehicles in the categories marked on your licence in Finland.

    You must also fulfil the current age requirements for driving in Finland. Your driving licence will be valid regardless of whether you are visiting Finland as a tourist or are a permanent resident.

    You may also drive in Finland if you hold a driving licence issued in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan or a country that has signed the Geneva or Vienna Road Traffic Convention (hereinafter "Contracting States") and you can present either an international driving licence or an official Finnish or Swedish translation of your national licence.

    MORE INFORMATION HERE

    Snowmobiling trips are available on Saturdays.

    If you would like to join a snowmobile trip, but you don’t want to or can’t drive a snowmobile yourself or if you have children under 15, let us know. We will then do our best to arrange a trip everyone can join.

    We reserve the right to make changes according to weather, safety and other such conditions.


    Siella Kirkkotuvat Winter trip Husky Ride 2 Husky Ride 3 Emilia

    Special Activities


    Northern lights photography course

    This is an excellent chance for budding photographers who want to combine their holiday with learning new skills. The three-day course will be held by Markus Kiili, talented photographer from Äkäslompolo, Lapland, Finland. You can see his artwork here. This kind of an opportunity doesn’t come along every day.

    The course will be from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th November, 2016. Book now both for the course and for the entire holiday with us to secure your spot.

    The price of the course is 350€ per person. When you book it, you'll pay 100€ as deposit. If you cancel your attendance less than 3 days before the course, deposit will not be refunded.

    You can secure your place by booking via our booking page.

    This course will be hold during our normal week here in Utsjoki. If we have guests staying with us, who don’t want to join the course, we will then be in two groups.

    Thursday - 1st evening taking photos with Markus
    Friday - 2nd evening taking photos
    Saturday - Markus teaches us how to edit photos

    The group joining the course will spend time with Markus and he will teach us as a group and also give personal guidance during the evening. On Saturday he teaches us how to edit photos. The program we use is Adobe Lightroom. You can download a free 30 days trial just before your arrival and then decide later if you want to buy it too.

    If you want to join only this course and need accommodation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.