PRICE TRAVEL: from 1645 €Finland, EUROPE
X-plore offers the opportunity to those who seek comfort and luxury but also want to experience a winter adventure enjoying comfortably a region worth knowing, the Lakes region.
(1) 03/01-10/01, 2016
(2) 10/01-17/01, 2016
(3) 17/01-24/01, 2016
(3) 26/02-04/03, 2016
Winter is one of the most fascinating seasons to discover the Lakes Region in Lapland. A beautiful forest, the shores of Lake Saimaa and fresh air can inspire everyone. The Great Lake Saimaa, with its 4,400 square kilometers, is one of the the country‘s largest ones, located along the border where Russian and Finnish territories merge together.
On these Lapland winter tours our base will be a cottage, or rather a design wooden villa located on Lake Saaimo’s shore. The cottage has double rooms and features every facility you may need, including a sauna. Near the cottage we can find a swimming pool, a restaurant, another sauna and a welnnes center.
We will explore the lake itself and its surroundings with skis and snowshoes and after the daily excursion we will be able to relax and taste authentic Finnish cuisine. In the afternoons and evenings we will observe the sky searching for the Northern Lights. A luxury adventure travel suitable for anyone who likes nature, gastronomy and leisure activities in winter. The extensive forests of Finland shelter a world of adventure as winter weather transforms them into a white paradise. In this trekking tour in Lapland we will explore the deep woods and learn to move in this type of terrain on skis. With snowshoes, we will be able to walk beside the many islands and narrow channels that divide the lake in many parts. During our trip we will do cookouts. Winter offers us one of the activities that usually Finnish people like the most: fishing on ice, which is one of the great traditions during this season.
You will enjoy a unique experience trying to catch some typical local fish such as pikes or perches, among other fishes.
luxury wooden villa, double room.
All included. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the restaurant and lunch will be a cookout.
Day 1 - Arrival at Helsinki. Transfer and train travel to Mikkeli, arrive at night and private transfer to the cottages. Dinner at the restaurant. Luxury cottage accommodation.
Day 2 - In the morning we will walk with snowshoes beside the many islands and narrow channels that divide the lake in many parts. Dinner at the restaurant. Night trip to see the northern lights. Luxury cottage accommodation.
Day 3 - With the skis, we will explore the deep woods and learn to move in this type of terrain. Dinner at the restaurant. Luxury cottage accommodation.
Day 4 - Ice fishing tour. Dinner at the restaurant. Luxury cottage accommodation.
Day 5 - Explore the area with snowshoe tracks in search of wildlife. Dinner at the restaurant. Luxury cottage accommodation.
Day 6 - Again we will follow the course to the white blanket with skis in order to enjoy an outing with skis around Lake Saimaa. Dinner at the restaurant. Luxury cottage accommodation.
Day 7 - A lazy day with optional activities. You can enjoy the facilities, including sauna, swimming pool, sports hall and wellness center. At night, we will have a Finnish typical dinner. Luxury cottage accommodation.
Day 8 - Morning departure with private transportation to Mikkeli to take the train to Helsinki. Transfer to airport and departure in the afternoon.