Chasing the Northern Lights

| February 1 – 5, 2022

This is one of our key trips that we do every year. There is probably no other trip that would evoke feelings of magic, awe, and wonder as this one. Go up 250 km above the Arctic circle and take rides pulled by reindeer and huskies, in search for the magical Northern Lights. Stay in a gorgeous resort where glass igloos offer comfort and warmth while allowing you to wait for the Lights in your own bed! An experience of a lifetime that should not be missed!

We will b there in the Kaamos period:

“Kaamos is a mystical period between December and January when the sun does not rise at all. Nonetheless it is light from 10 AM till 3 PM (the light period lasts around five hours). White snow makes this period much lighter. Kaamos is a time of phenomenal Arctic light performance, during which the sky is blue when looking North and red when looking south.”

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Helsinki. A private tour of Helsinki including main attractions such as the Rock Church, the quaint food market, design stores, and a typical local dinner.
Day 2
Domestic flight from Helsinki to Ivalo in Lapland, and check in at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. Begin the adventure with time in the smoke sauna and ice pool, before going on a reindeer safari at night in search of the Aurora.
Days 3 and 4Several adrenaline-filled activities over two days: a trip to Lake Inari to visit the Sami people; a husky safari in the forest; snowmobiling in the Arctic landscapes; and a snow tank safari for more Aurora hunting.
Day 5Flight back to Helsinki and departure.

Price Options

The price per person is Euros 2850 on a double occupancy (Please enquire if you are interested in single occupancy). The price includes accommodation, domestic flights, and activities.

Price Includes:

– Airport pickup and drop-off in Helsinki.
– One night in Helsinki in 5 * Hotel.
– Private guided city tour of Helsinki including all entrance fees and food sampling.
– Round-trip domestic flight Helsinki – Lapland – Helsinki.
– Two-way transfers from and to Ivalo Airport in Lapland.
– Support with luggage transfers at the Arctic resort.
– Accommodation for 1 night in a large glass igloo.
– Accommodation for 2 nights in a wooden cabin.
– All dinners at the Arctic resort.
– Reindeer, snowmobile, husky, and snow-tank safaris.

– Private use of the Finnish smoke sauna for the group.
– Full day excursion and lunch to Lake Inari.
– Rental of thermal clothing and gear.

Price Does Not Include:

– International airfare from your point of departure to Helsinki.
– All lunches except on Day 3.
– Dinner on Day 1 in Helsinki.
– Anything not specifically mentioned above.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa processing.

Payment and Terms

Trip Status: This trip is open for pre-reservation with no downpayment. Final confirmation and downpayments starting August 15 2021.

Group Size: Minimum 10   Maximum 16  Guests

Payment Options

All guests:

1- Cash payment in USD, or

2- Bank transfers to a bank outside Lebanon (please enquire about bank details)

For Guests Residing in Lebanon:

20% of the payment can be made in LBP cash.

The remaining amount must be settled by one of the methods above.

Terms

1- To confirm your spot, a down payment of 50% is requested on August 1. Balance is requested 6 weeks prior to departure.
2- Trip will be cancelled if the minimum group size is not reached by November 1. All down payments will be returned.
3- Cancellations after a group of 10 is formed and deposits are made to the resort is subject to a 30% cancellation penalty.

4- Cancellations after 120 days from departure: 50%

5- Cancellations after 60 days from departure: 100%
6- No penalty is incurred if a replacement guest is found so that the group size does not drop below 10.

Cancellations due to COVID-19 issues will be handled on a case by case basis, as the situation requires. All effort will be made to minimize any penalties.

Please Note:

The Aurora is a natural phenomenon and while we are going at the time of year with the best viewing probability, there is no guarantee that we will be able to see it.