Northern Lights in Harriniva

Northern Lights Weekend

Northern Lights Weekend

Enjoy a Weekend in Lapland in search of the Northern Lights

Reindeer in Harriniva

Reindeer in Harriniva

Visit a local reindeer Herder

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Kota in Harriniva

Huskies in Harriniva

Huskies in Harriniva

Drive your own team of Huskies

Snowmobiles

Snowmobiles

Drive your own Snowmobile

Northern Lights in Harriniva

Harriniva lies in the beautiful rolling fell land of Western Lapland where the hills and forests typify a Lapland untouched for 1,000 years. Here, alongside the border with Sweden, the Pietikainen family have offered hospitality for over 25 years to travellers, fishermen, skiers and adventurers as well as rearing Siberian Huskies. 

Enjoy the informal family hospitality of one of Lapland’s oldest wilderness hotels by the Muonionjoki marking the border with Sweden and home to the largest husky breeding kennels in Europe. Thrill at mushing your own husky team; snowmobile, reindeer safari and ice fish against a backdrop of the wild rugged beauty of Finnish Lapland’s western fell country. Your Northern Lights Weekend optimises your chance of seeing the Aurora as well as including safari opportunities through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery in the midst of Lapland’s fells and forests. 

DAY 1 UK – KITTILA
Scheduled Finnair flight(s) to Kittila via Helsinki. Transfer to the Harriniva Wilderness Hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 2 REINDEER HERDING AND THE NORTHERN LIGHTS SEARCH BY SNOWMOBILE
Breakfast in the hotel. Today you will visit a local Reindeer Herder and his Reindeers. You will learn all about his life as a Reindeer Herder and he will show you how to throw the Lappish Lassoo (Suopunki). Lunch will then be served in a small Lappish Kota by the fire.This evening start up your engines and search for the Aurora by Snowmobile. You will drive approximately 20km and en route stop at the top of a nearby fell to enjoy some warm drinks and get closer to the nights sky.  
DAY 3 HUSKY SAFARI AND SNOWSHOEING UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS* 
After breakfast you will meet with your guide and Harriniva’s Huskies – there are over 400 Husky dogs! After a lesson in ‘mushing’ you set off on an exciting 2 hour Husky Safari through the snow clad forest driving your own team. After dinner pack your snowshoes and head out with your guide in search of the Northern Lights.
DAY 4 KITTILA - UK
Breakfast at the hotel before a return transfer to Kittila airport ready for your return flight back to the UK. 
 
*Extra optional upgrades for Saturday night
Option 1 - Exchange your Northern Lights snowshoe excursion for a night in a Snow Igloo.  After dinner transfer to Torassieppi Winter Village and overnight. 
Option 2 - Northern Lights Wilderness Cabin Experience. Transfer to a wilderness cabin for dinner and overnight. Supplement from £145 per person. 
Harriniva Wilderness Lodge
Harriniva Wilderness Lodge

Harriniva Wilderness Lodge stands alongside the frozen Muonio River,  marking the border between Finnish and Swedish Lapland. Here, the Pietikainen family have offered hospitality for over 25 years to travellers, fishermen, skiers and adventurers. Comfortable and versatile accommodation includes 46 pine-clad rooms, all with private WC/shower.

 

In addition, there are 6 larger rooms with private saunas and 12 duplex, apartment-style rooms, ideal for larger families. Close by are Harriniva’s latest innovation, a small intimate snow hotel and Aurora Domes.

 

Harriniva’s cosy bar offers a warm welcome after the day’s exertions with coffee/tea and snacks served throughout the day. The lively restaurant has a wide choice of meals, and successfully combines local specialities with international cuisine, whilst the sauna is a perfect place to relax and recharge.

 

Harriniva is also home to the largest Siberian husky breeding kennels in Lapland. Situated a short walk from the lodge, the 400-strong pack are lovingly reared and all individually named. A tour of the farm often includes a visit to any new additions to the fold.