The Finnish Arctic: At the Edge of the World
Travel to the last European Wilderness. In this luxurious expedition, you will find a constant spectacle, both on land, and in the skies.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Ice is Fun
At first glance, Finland in winter sounds like a dismal proposition. But as you travel northward into the wilderness, it becomes clear that this is a trip about luxury and fun. For starters, the cold is the last thing on your mind, as you travel on a dog sled through the pristine, snow-covered forests. Your faithful companions move with ease on top of the snow, and your guides are expert handlers. On your first day on the Arctic you discover that winter is not a hindrance… on the contrary, it opens a highway to the edge of the World.
Shapes and Colours
The days are short, so you must make the most out of them. After a delicious breakfast, you join a game of ice golf. Some things rarely go together, such as artistic sensibility and chainsaws. Not matter, you give ice-sculpting a go, and let your creativity fly free. It has been a day of fun in the ice. The notion of a relaxing evening is alluring. The warm feeling of a sauna by a frozen lake renders the cold surroundings even more beautiful. The main spectacle then reveals itself in the sky. Read more
Full-throttle in the Ice
Ice-sculpting left you with a hunger for interesting combinations. The Finnish are famous for their rally skills. After getting some pointers from a World Champion, you get behind the wheel of an authentic rally car, and drive it on a professional track. You must admit: drifting is not that difficult, given that the road is made of ice. There is room for more excitement. You hop on a snowmobile and go into the wilderness. The further away you get from the camp, the skies become purer and purer. Your guides take you to exclusive locations where the Northern Lights can shine down on you in all their glory.
A Christmas Dream
Meeting the Sámi lets you glimpse into the world of these hardy people, and how they have made the Northernmost parts of Europe their home. You are enchanted by their traditional dress, and their songs bring images of a time when humans and nature lived closer together. A magical ride on a reindeer sleigh certainly sets the mood. There is much to celebrate this season. As you retreat to your Christmas chalet, you remember with childlike enthusiasm the charm of the holiday. You feel transported to the North Pole. Actually, you are quite close.
The Perfect Aurora
The experience of the lights is a revelation in itself. Your adventure with the snowmobile showed you that there are different ways to enjoy the Aurora. You seek a pure experience, one where there is really nothing between you and the Northern Lights. It is your last night in the Arctic, and you spend it in a glass igloo. The mysterious lights shower you unhindered as you gaze upward into the sky. The lights have become your dream companions. As it unfolds overhead, you get a front-row view of the perfect Aurora.