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

Sauna and Dinner at Hovilompolo Farmhouse

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

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

Duration:    3-4 h
Price:         118 €/person including sauna, dinner and transfers.
Day:           Available on request.

Optional:    Snowmobile safari to Hovilompolo
Duration:    2 h
Price:         229 €/person duo drive, 326 €/person solo drive

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 sauna as a guest in Finnish home? 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.

Price                600 €/ group (minimum 2, maximum 6 participants)
Includes:          Transportations, towels and body soaps, light supper and non-alcohol drinks
Duration:          6 - 7 hrs (inc. transportation 2x 1 hour)
Prerequisites:  Suitable for persons over 12 years of age. Swimming suit or trunks for the hot tube.
Available:        Round the year by request

Booking:          www.arcticemotions.com
More information: info@arcticemotions.com, Tel + 358 44 2388977

 

Biking in countryside                                           

Immerse yourself into the summer lifestyle of the Lappish people and experience life the way the locals do.  We will pick you up from your informed departure location and travel approximately 45 minutes through the countryside in southern Lapland. Upon arrival, we’ll climb on our bikes and enjoy a ride through a quiet and quaint village, stop to take in the stunning scenery, and introduce ourselves to the animals and people of the countryside, as well as listen to the truths and tales of both past and present. Once we return to our original departure point, we’ll enjoy a snack of coffee, juice, and a sweet bun before beginning our return journey by car.

Price:           115 € per person. Minimum 2, maximum 8 participants. Family price (2+2) 380€.
Includes:      Transportation, English-speaking guide, regular bike, cycling helmet, rain poncho, coffee/ juice with a sweet bun.
Duration:      4.5 hrs (inc. transportation 2 x 45 min.)
Notes:          Ability to cycle; standard cycling condition.
Available:     June-July Mon to Fri from Tornio at 16, from Kemi 20 min later

The length of the cycling trip is approximately 10 km. Suitable for persons over 10 years of age. Children’s bike safety seats available for children under 20 kg. 

Booking:               www.arcticemotions.com
More information: info@arcticemotions.com, Tel +358 44 2388977

Book online Tornio

Book online Kemi 

 

Down on the Farm

Take a glimpse into life in the countryside. We will pick you up from your informed departure location and travel 45 minutes through the countryside in southern Lapland for a visit to a modern sheep farm. We shall learn about animals in their abodes and take part in some of the daily activities at sheep farms. The farm houses also skilled sheep-dogs. During the visit, our hosts will tell us about their work and what life is like on the farm and in the countryside. As house guests, we will be served a lunch of mainly mutton and organic produce from the farm that the hostess prepares herself.  Wool handicrafts made on the farm are also available for purchase.

Price:          120 € per person. Minimum 2, maximum 8 participants. Family price (2+2) 400€.
Includes:     Transportation, English-speaking guide, lunch, and protective clothing.
Availability:  From 1.12.- 30.9. Saturdays at 9.00 am from Tornio and 20 min later from Kemi
Duration:     4 hrs (inc. transportation 2 x 45 min)
Notes:         Not recommended for guests with animal allergies. Vegetarian lunch available. Animal odors may cling to your clothing during the visit.

Booking: www.arcticemotions.com
More information: info@rcticemotions.com, Tel +358 44 2388977

Book online Tornio 

Book online Kemi

 

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 in learning 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!

Price:             140 € /person. Minimum 2, maximum 8 participants 
Includes:        Transportation, English-speaking hosts and sculpting instructor, warm supper
Duration:        5 hrs (incl. transportation 2x1h )
Available:       15.12.2017-31.3.2018 Fri-Sun at 16 (Depending on snow situation)
Prerequisites: Good winter clothing

Booking: www.arcticemotions.com
More information: info@rcticemotions.com, Tel +358 44 2388977

 

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 28.12.2016-15.4.2017 at 20:00
Price: 49 € / adult, 29 € / child (4-11 years)
Meeting place: SnowCastle meeting point at 20:00