If you want to understand Lapland and its people, getting familiar with winter and snow is a good starting point. 

Winter Day in Countryside

Are you interested in seeing the daily life here in Lapland, surrounded by snow and in freezing temperatures? What are the daily winter routines and how people spend their free time in the countryside?

We wish you welcome to Willow Field House and take part in our daily routines like light-up fireplaces, clear the yard from snow and helping to prepare the table for soup lunch which we enjoy together in our lounge. In free-time activities, we can try skis, snowshoes, kick sleds, tobogganing or snow sculpting on a snowy home yard. There is a possibility for ice-fishing too on the river ice by the house. You will also hear and learn how Finnish way of living has attuned cold winter and snow. All this is done in relaxed, caring mood as with friends, there is no hurry for everyday hustle and buzzle!

Availability:    15.12.2017-15.4.2018 Sat and Sun
Duration:        5 hrs ( incl. transportation 2x1h )
Price:             140 € /person,  Children (4-12 yrs) 105 €
Includes:        Transportation, English-speaking hosts, lunch
Minimum:       2 maximum 8 participants
Prerequisites: Good winter clothing


More information: info@arcticemotions.com, tel. +358 44 2388977, +358 44 2389 000

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Winter Wonderland workshop

Do you want to see and feel how the snow changes from pure white material to art in your hands?  Are you interested to learn snow sculpting?

We wish you welcome to Willow Field House to learn basics of snow sculpting. You learn to use different tools to shape a snow cube with the help of an instructor. You can turn the snow cube to your own work of art or shape it together with your friends. Have fun, enjoy the music and winter lights during the activity.

During the sculpting, you can warm up by the fireplace. We will also have warm supper which we enjoy together in our lounge. We tell you stories about Finnish winter and way of life. We are also happy to hear yours. We welcome you as a guest but hope you leave as a friend!

Availability:     15.12.2017-31.3.2018 (Depending on snow situation)
Duration:         5 hrs (incl. transportation 2x1h )
Price:              140 € /person. Minimum 2, maximum 8 participants 
Includes:         Transportation, English-speaking hosts and sculpting instructor, warm supper
Prerequisites: Good winter clothing

More information: info@arcticemotions.com, tel. +358 44 2388977, +358 44 2389 000


Book, departure Kemi

Book, departure Tornio

 

 

Elf Sailor Course & gingerbread decorating 


Learn useful skills with the elves. Every sailor has to know how to tie strong knots or rescue Santa in distress. Learn how to decorate the gingerbread in the Mrs. Santa´s way. Join the Elf Sailor course and get a diploma, then enjoy decorated gingerbread with a drink. Santa´s Seaside office is located in Kemi Inner Harbor, beautiful and cozy old building by the sea. Excellent place to enjoy a hot coffee with pastry and get the unique Santa´s souvenirs to take back home. Shop for gifts every day!

Availability:     Fridays 22.12.2017-14.4.2018 at 19.00 (check availability on Finnish public holidays)
Duration:        60 minutes
Price:              39€, includes sailor course, gingerbread decoration and tasting with a drink (same price for adult and child)
Meeting point: Santa´s Seaside Office, Kemi Inner Harbor
                       (Does not include transfers. 1 km walk from the SnowCastle)

Bookings:       Kemin Matkailu

 

Relaxing Sauna

Do you want to experience the relaxed feeling of the sauna?
In this product, you have an opportunity to enjoy the gentle heat of traditional home yard sauna in the countryside. We introduce you the Finnish sauna culture, tell you how to use it and let you enjoy it with your friends. There is space for four people in a sauna at the same time. The others can enjoy snacks and hot drinks by the open fire in Lappish Kota while waiting for own turn. We keep you company with stories of sauna and daily life in Lapland.

To the relief of shy ones, wearing a swimsuit or a towel is allowed in the sauna.

Availability:                 All year round the by request
Duration:                    5 hrs (incl. transportation 2x 1 hour)  
Price:                         120 €/person  Min. 3 (or 360 €), max. 8 participants
Includes:                   Transportations, towels and body soaps, snacks by the open fire and non alcohol drinks.

Booking: www.arcticemotions.com

More information: info@arcticemotions.com, tel. +358 44 2388977 ,+358 44 2389 000 

 

Sauna and Dinner at Hovilompolo Farmhouse

Meet Esko, the local sauna master, in his traditional home in the countryside: enjoy homemade flatbread in a Lappish Kota hut, and relax in the Lappish style sauna.

Get seated at the dinner table – with the blissful post-sauna feeling – and get served local smoked whitefish and dessert while learning more about sauna culture.

Availability:   Available on request.
Duration:      3-4 h
Price:           118 €/person (minimum 6, maximum 20 participants) including sauna, dinner and transfers. 236 €/person (minimum 2, maximum 4 participants) including sauna, dinner and transfers.

Booking:   info@visitsealapland.com,  Tel +358 20 7479 440

 

Deeper Meaning of Sauna

Do you want to know how we Finnish do the sauna, what sauna really mean to us, and experience the relaxed feeling of after as a guest? We wish you welcome to Willow Field House’s traditional sauna and guest lounge where we introduce you to Finnish bathing culture and the story behind the sauna. You can enjoy the sauna with your own group in privacy. Bring swimming suit with you for the relaxed moment in the warm hot tub under the open sky. After the sauna, we enjoy light supper and refreshments.

Availability:       Round the year by request
Duration:          over 4 h
Price                 Ask for offer (minimum 2, maximum 8 participants)
Includes:          Transportations, towels and body soaps, light supper and non-alcohol drinks
Prerequisites:  Suitable for persons over 12 years of age. Swimming suit or trunks for the hot tube.

Booking: www.arcticemotions.com
More information: info@arcticemotions.com, tel.+358 44 2388977+358 44 2389 000

 

 

Campfire Night

Well sheltered from the wind, we stay by the fire in a traditional Lappish hut “Kota” grilling Finnish sausages and enjoying hot drinks. During the outing the guide you will hear stories of the Finnish nature and life on the shores of the Bothnian Bay.

Availability:     Mon-Sat 1.11.2017-4.4.2018 at 20.00 
Duration:        1 h 30 minutes
Price:              49 € / adult, 29 € / child (4-11 years)

Meeting point: SnowCastle meeting point at 20:00

Bookings: Kemin Matkailu