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Explore snowy landscapes on a husky safari, reindeer safari, and by snowmobile, all from your comfy base in a hilltop hotel

Experience a winter wilderness like no other with a visit to Finnish Lapland. You'll see this astonishingly beautiful region at its best during a seven-night stay in Iso-Syöte, high in the hills of the Finnish fells.

Iso-Syote gets some of the heaviest snowfall in the region, making it one of the best places to enjoy snowy adventures like dog sledding and snowmobiling, traversing the rugged fells through snow-covered forests to frozen lakes.

You'll get to explore the awe-inspiring surroundings by snowmobile, husky sled and on snowshoes, and delve into Lappish traditions during a reindeer safari and an ice fishing trip, all accompanied by expert guides who can teach you more about this magical part of Europe.

You'll be based at the excellent Hotel Iso-Syöte, a boutique hilltop hotel where you'll enjoy incredible panoramic views of the snowy scenery. The rooms here are supremely comfortable, with plush bedding and large windows for admiring the snow.

You can choose to upgrade to a cabin, or suite or - for a real Arctic adventure - you can even stay overnight in a surprisingly cosy snow igloo. We are offering discounted rates for children, please call to find out more.

There'll be plenty of free time to enjoy the hotel's facilities, including a relaxed lobby bar, an indoor swimming pool with hydro jets, a sauna, Turkish steam bath and a hot tub - perfect for warming up after your snowy adventures.

Don't forget to keep an eye out for a Northern Lights display, as the Aurora is a regular visitor to the night skies above this region!

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Price includes

  • Return flights from London to Kuusamo (via Helsinki) until 10 March 2024
  • Return airport transfers
  • Seven nights in a standard double or twin hotel room (upgrades available subject to availability and supplement)
  • Seven breakfasts, one lunch, seven dinners
  • Scenic snowmobile safari, husky safari, snowshoe walk, reindeer safari, and ice-fishing excursion
  • All equipment, tuition and supervision from fully qualified guides during activities
  • Cold weather clothing
  • Enjoy discounted prices for children travelling, please call to enquire


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  1. Day
    Pudasjärvi, Finland

    You'll arrive at Kuusamo Airport today, where you'll be met and transferred to your accommodation, the stylish Iso-Syöte Hotel. As you make your way up to the fell where the hotel is located, you might see a reindeer or two wandering amongst the trees.

    At the hotel, you'll have some free time to settle into your bedroom before enjoying dinner in the hotel restaurant.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    Scenic snowmobile safari
    Pudasjärvi, Finland

    Enjoy your breakfast in the hotel restaurant and soak up panoramic views of the stunning fell scenery surrounding you.

    After breakfast, you'll be provided with your cold weather clothing in time for your first adventure in the afternoon; a snowmobile safari.

    Travel over the fells and through varied terrain ranging from snow-covered forests to frozen lakes. The route has been designed to help you get to know the region and enjoy the incredible landscapes.

    There will be a stop en-route where you can have a coffee around a campfire before heading back to the hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    Day at leisure
    Pudasjärvi, Finland

    After breakfast, today has been left free for you to set your own itinerary and spend your day how you wish.

    You may choose to relax in the hotel's sauna or in one of the hot tubs and enjoy the ambience of the snow-covered surroundings. If you wish to get a bit more active, there are a range of activities you can try such as a snowmobile and husky safari or a kick sledge tour.

    After dinner, why not enjoy a Northern Lights hunt by snowmobile and put your new-found driving skills to good use?

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    Husky safari
    Pudasjärvi, Finland

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the husky farm, where the huskies will be waiting for you.

    You will meet the lovely huskies and get an introduction and safety briefing on how to control a sledge.

    You'll then travel through this fairytale landscape of snowy forests and frozen lakes. There is also the chance to swap drivers if you wish. You'll have lunch around a campfire back at the husky farm.

    Afterwards, you'll have a bit of free time to relax in the sauna or in one of the hot tubs and recall the day's fun before dinner.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    Snowshoe walk
    Pudasjärvi, Finland

    Enjoy a leisurely morning after breakfast before going on an energising snowshoe walk in the afternoon.

    This two-hour walk will take you through the picturesque landscapes and the deep snow that covers the fells of Iso-Syöte as you enjoy the stunning views and the snow sculptures made by Mother Nature.

    During this guided snowshoe walk you may also discover marks and tracks of some animals in the snow and your guide will highlight some of the local flora and fauna.

    The evening is free for you to relax and enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day
    Reindeer safari
    Pudasjärvi, Finland

    Following breakfast, you will meet your guide for a delightful reindeer safari as you travel by sleigh through the snow-laden forests. You will be given an insight into the role that these animals play in Lapland's culture and will have the chance to take plenty of pictures as you sit back and enjoy the ride.

    Upon your return to the hotel this afternoon, there will be time to relax and enjoy the sauna and hot tubs. You may also want to take a walk and enjoy the deep snow independently, as snowshoes can be hired locally.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day
    Ice fishing
    Pudasjärvi, Finland

    On your final full day in Finland, your guide will pack the equipment and transfer you to a beautiful frozen lake after breakfast, where you will learn the popular art of ice fishing.

    Before you drill the hole and drop your line, you will be given full instructions and shown the best techniques for winter fishing. Then all you have to do is relax and wait for a bite!

    Even if you don't get a catch, ice fishing is an enjoyable way to spend some time in the Finnish wilds. You'll then return to the hotel to warm up and enjoy a final dinner together before your departure tomorrow.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day
    Pudasjärvi, Finland

    Enjoy your last breakfast in the hotel's wonderful panoramic restaurant with its views over the picturesque fell scenery.

    It's then time to say farewell to Finnish Lapland as you return to the airport for your journey home.

    Meals - Breakfast


Hotel Iso-Syöte

Pudasjärvi, Finland

Sitting on top of Iso-Syöte Fell, Hotel Iso-Syöte is in the perfect position for spectacular views out across the wild beauty of Lapland.

You'll find the hotel has been carefully designed to make the most of these vistas, with a restaurant offering panoramic views to enjoy as you indulge in local and international cuisine. Other facilities include a relaxed lobby bar, an indoor swimming pool with hydro jets, a sauna, Turkish steam bath and a hot tub - perfect for warming up after days exploring in the snow.

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