Guided activities in Vasatokka

 
 


THE BEST PLACE TO SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
included in the basic fare 

Vasatokka is located in the polar region of Scandinavia where the Aurora Borealis is most active. According to the statistics, it is visible 200 days during the active season, from September to April. This means you have an 80% chance of catching it. The only thing that may prevent you from seeing the Northern Lights is cloudy weather. However, the possibility of a cloudless night during your visit is pretty good.


TOUR OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN
included in the base fare // DAY TRIP TO NORWAY

During this guided day bus tour you will learn more about  the arctic nature, three sámi cultures and Finnish kven culture located in the Bugoynes village on the shore of the Arctic Ocean. In addition, you will see breathtaking landscapes, have a chance to walk on the shore of the Arctic ocean and even swim there. You have also a possibility to taste a traditional fish soup in local restaurant. The tour is about 550 km in total and takes about 8 hrs.


ARCTIC SKILLS
from 45€  //  DURATION 5hrs  //  VERY WARM CLOTHING RECOMMENDED

How to survive in the extreme weather conditions? Professional wilderness guides will teach you how to make your own snow house, basics of cross-country skiing and in the end you will try to catch a fish in a frozen lake! The Arctic Skills includes all the following:

  • Theory to survival about 40 minutes indoors 
  • Building snow houses 
  • Guided Cross-Country Skiing tour 
  • Rental of necessary gear during all the activities (warm clothes is not provided)

SAAMI DAY
from 35€  //  DURATION 6hrs  //  WARM CLOTHING RECOMMENDED 

Siida Saami Museum in Inari is devoted to Arctic nature and culture of the Saami people, the indigenous nation living in the Northernmost territories of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia. The museum has a souvenir shop and a restaurant offering traditional Lappish dishes. During the visit to the Reindeer Farm, you will get familiar with real Saami people and their reindeers, have a short reindeer sledge ride and learn how to use lasso - lappish style. After all the reindeers are fed, you will go to the cosy Kota to have a tea break and meet the real Saami people!


THE NIGHT SNOWMOBILE SAFARI
from 95€   //  DURATION 3 hrs  //  WARM CLOTHES PROVIDED  

The snowmobiles are a convenient mean of transport beyond the Arctic Circle. Locals use them anywhere from going to a grocery store to paying a visit to a friend who lives behind the hill. For the snowmobile safari you do not need a driver's licence but previous driving experience is recommended. Each snowmobile is shared between 2 persons, so both can drive about 45 minutes. The route takes you to hidden places out in the wilderness, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. If you are really lucky you might catch the northern lights in this great place! For people who have adventure in their mind!

 

 
NIGHTTIME SNOWSHOE HIKE + BBQ
from 30€   //  DURATION 3hrs  //  WARM CLOTHING RECOMMENDED

We will gather in the evening to experience snowshoeing - one of the oldest ways to explore the snowy forest of the Arctic region. After a short intoduction you will get to use a GPS device to navigate through the nightly forest. During the short 2-3 km hike in the forest next to Vasatokka you can spot animal tracks and even Northern Lights if you are lucky! In the end you will learn how to make your own fire without matches and celebrate it with a nice BBQ.

 
THE HUSKY SAFARI
from 75€   //  DURATION 2hrs  //  CLOTHING IS WEATHER DEPENDING

Siberian huskies and cheerful and strong dogs those really like to pull the sledge! After a short instruction lesson the huskies will take you for a tour through the snowy landscapes. The sledge is shared for two people, each can drive about 20 min. After the safari you will enjoy a warm soup and tea in the base camp.

 

 
Half Board
from 60€ 

Vasatokka has a kitchen, which serves a half-board package. It consists of four dinners and four breakfasts. No lunches are included. Half board will not be organized, if less than 10 people order it. In this case money is refunded in full for this service.

*Kindly note that extra activities can only be booked online up to 7 days before the departure. They cannot be cancelled or changed after the booking.

 

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