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Winter safaris and activities with Safartica Ylläs 

Valid 1.12.2018 - 14.4.2019

1. SNOWMOBILING ABC
This is an exciting snowmobile safari for the beginners as well as more experienced drivers. After the safety and driving instructions, we drive by snowmobiles through snowy forests, on frozen lakes and swamps. Our skilled snowmobile guide teaches you the driving techniques, how to cross the roads and drive safely on the ice. We stop for a cup of hot drink and a doughnut on the way.
Duration
2 hours
Departure
Monday, Sunday 13.30
Price 
99 €
Includes
transfers, winter clothing, snowmobile instructions and snowmobile safari 2 persons/snowmobile approx. 15 km, hot drink, doughnut and guiding in English
Supplement
49 €/person when driving 1 person/snowmobile
 
2. KING OF YLLÄS – HILL CLIMB WITH SNOWMOBILES
Join us for this safari where we’ll drive all the way up to Ylläs fell. With clear weather the sceneries are breathtaking as you will stand on top of the highest fell of the area. You can see neighboring fells and all the way to Sweden. While viewing the sceneries, we have a break at the top cafe for a hot drink and a doughnut. The journey continues before heading back to the village Ylläsjärvi through the snow-covered forest.
 
Duration
2,5 hours
Departure
Monday, Friday 10:00
Price 
99 €
Includes
transfers, winter clothing, snowmobile safari 2 persons/snowmobile approx. 25 km, hot drink, doughnut and guiding in English
Supplement
49 €/person when driving 1 person/snowmobile
 
3. DAY IN WILDERNESS WITH ICE FISHING     
When you expect to have a bit more snowmobiling and try some serious ice fishing, this is an adventure for you. We drive to a lake where we learn ice-fishing techniques. If we are lucky, we might get some perch and white fish. The guide serves the lunch by the lake before we start heading back to our starting point in the village Ylläsjärvi.
 
Duration
5 hours
Departure
Thursday 10:00
Price 
157 €
Includes
transfers, winter clothing, ice fishing equipment, snowmobile safari 2 persons/snowmobile approx. 35-40 km, hot drink, lunch and guiding in English
Supplement
79 €/person when driving 1 person/snowmobile

 


4. ESCAPE TO WILDERNESS – FULL DAY SNOWMOBILE
This safari provides a complete getaway with snowmobiles in the wilderness. The remote tracks take us around snowy landscapes of Lapland: up the hills, cross the rivers, along the lakes and swamps. This safari is for the ones who like to go beyond the most common, explore something new and have more challenging driving. During the day, we will enjoy a lunch in the forest accompanied with hot drink.
 
Duration
5 hours
Departure
Wednesday, Saturday 10:00
Price 
157 €
Includes
transfers, winter clothing, snowmobile instructions and snowmobile safari 2 persons/snowmobile approx. 50 km, lunch, hot drink and guiding in English
Supplement
79 €/person when driving 1 person/snowmobile
 
5. SNOW VILLAGE VISIT WITH SNOWMOBILES
This safari heads for the magnificent Snow Village where we see all the beautiful snow and ice sculptures. All rooms in the snow hotel are individually decorated with different themes and sculptures, lights and details. Something very extraordinary is the restaurant and the chapel built with snow and ice. After the visit, we enjoy a warm drink and a doughnut in the warm restaurant before driving through the snowy scenery back to Ylläsjärvi village.
 
Duration
3 hours
Departure
Tuesday, Sunday 10:00
Price 
121 €
Includes
transfers, winter clothing, snowmobile instructions and snowmobile safari 2 persons/snowmobile approx. 25 km, visit to Snow Village, hot drink, doughnut and guiding in English
Supplement
49 €/person when driving 1 person/snowmobile

 6. 
SNOW VILLAGE VISIT BY CAR
Visit the must-see attraction of Ylläs; the Snow Village in Lainio! We take you there comfortably with a car, no fuss! At the Snow Village, you will see the magnificent ice sculptures. Something very extraordinary is the restaurant and the chapel built with snow and ice. After the tour, we enjoy a cup of hot drink and delicious bun in the warm and cosy log restaurant. Then we are ready to head back to your accommodation, just in time for dinner!
 
Duration
2 hours
Departure
Wednesday 16:00
Price 
81 €
Includes
transfers, winter clothing, entrance to the Snow Village, hot drink, doughnut and guiding in English
Supplement
49 €/person when driving 1 person/snowmobile
 

7. THRILL OF THE ARCTIC DOGS
We visit a local husky farm (10 km) where the eager Arctic dogs are waiting for us. We take part in a speedy 5 km dog sleigh drive through the snowy forest. Two passengers are sharing the sleigh taking turns in driving. After the ride, husky guide tells about the life of the dogs by an open fire where we enjoy a hot drink and biscuits.
 
Duration:             1,5 hours
Departure:           Tuesdays 9.15, 10.45, 13.15 and 14.45 – Saturdays 9.15, 10.45, 12.15 and 13.45
Price:                  118 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothes, husky ride 5 km, 2 persons/sleigh, hot drink, biscuits and guiding in English
 
 
  1. RIDE THE WINTER PATH WITH HUSKIES
After a 15 minutes’ transfer to a local husky farm, we will meet the musher and his Arctic dogs at his place. First we learn how to steer the husky sleigh and get on the path of the first explorers with a 10-km husky safari through the magnificent taiga forest and frozen marsh. Two passengers are sharing the sleigh taking turns in driving. After the ride the musher tells about the life of the dogs by an open fire where we enjoy a hot drink and biscuits.
 
Duration:             2 hours
Departure:           Mondays 09.15, 11.15 and 15.45 – Thursdays 09.15, 11.15 and 15.45
Price:                  175 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothing, husky safari 10 km, 2 persons/sleigh, hot drinks, biscuits and guiding in English
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  1. HUSKY SAFARI IN THE WILDERNESS
This husky safari is all about driving a husky sleigh! We drive by bus to a husky farm where we first learn how to handle the husky sleigh and then head for the wilderness with the dogs. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and the speed of the dogs. On the half way, we change turns in driving and we head back to the husky farm where it is time to pet the dogs and take pictures of those beautiful animals. The musher will also share with you his love of the husky and story about those wonderful sled dogs.
 
Duration:             3 hours
Departure:           Wednesdays 12.45 – Fridays 09.15 and 12.45
Price:                  206 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothing, husky ride approx.15 km, 2 persons/sleigh, hot drinks, biscuits and guiding in English
 
  1. TRADITIONAL REINDEER RIDE
Traditional reindeer ride through an old, snow-covered forest with reindeer herder is an unforgettable experience. After the ride, we sit down in a warm Lappish tepee to drink coffee or tea and listen to stories about reindeer herding by a man who has spent his whole life with reindeers. After the information and pictures, we head back to Ylläsjärvi by bus.
 
Duration:             2 hours
Departure:           Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 (Friday available from 15.12.18)
Price:                  136 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothing, reindeer ride 4 km, 2 persons/sleigh, hot drink, cookies and guiding in English
 
  1. SNOWSHOE ADVENTURE WITH GONDOLA LIFT
Snowshoe walking is a fun way to explore Arctic nature and to get to pristine locations where there are no other people. At first, we take a ride with the gondola lift to the top of the Ylläs Fell where we can see the beautiful scenery over the neighbouring fells and all the way to Sweden. After having a coffee in a mountain top café we start walking down along the treeless fell side accompanied by this amazing scenery, and finally through the snowy gulch and forest.
 
Duration:             3.5 hours
Departure:           Thursday 13:00
Price:                  79 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothing, snowshoes, Gondola lift ticket, walk of approx. 2 km, hot drinks and guiding in English
 
  1. SNOWSHOE DELIGHT
Come and join us for a daylight snowshoe walk in the beautiful forest surrounding our traditional village of Ylläsjärvi. Leaving right from the village, we will head towards the boreal forest and walk on an easy trail leading us to a frozen marshland. For the most adventurous ones, feel free to make your own track in the deep snow! We will stop at the marsh, make a fire and enjoy a cup of hot drinks and biscuits.
This is the perfect opportunity to get to know the nature in Lapland with our guide teaching you about animal tracks and to get to experiment the fun of snowshoe walking in an easy way.
 
Duration:             2,5 hours
Departure:           Tuesdays 10:00, Saturdays 14:00
Price:                  60 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothing, snowshoes, walk of approx. 2-3 km, hot drinks and biscuits, guiding in English
 
  1. DAY IN THE WILDERNESS BY TRADITIONAL FOREST SKIS
Come explore the wilderness with the traditional way of skiing. Instead of regular cross-country skis used on maintained tracks we will make our own path, skiing across the frozen lakes, onto the deep snow in the forest, heading towards our kota – a traditional Lappish teepee – where we will enjoy a typical Finnish outdoor lunch by open fire, before skiing back towards the village. Forest skiing is an excellent way to discover the arctic nature, it offers the perfect opportunity to learn about fauna and flora in the area, check animal tracks with your guide, get to know our environment.
 
Duration:             6 hours
Departure:           Fridays 10:00
Price:                  136 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothing, off-track skiing equipment, approx. 7-8 km skiing, Lappish lunch by open fire, sausages, typical Lappish dessert, hot drink and guiding in English
 
 
 
 
  1. CROSS-COUNTRY SKI LESSON
Whether you are a total beginner, or you need to refresh your skills, this skiing lesson is for you. We will start right from our office in Ylläsjärvi village where the well-maintained ski trail pass by. Our guide will teach you the movement for skiing classic style and can also give you tips if you want to go skating style.
During the session, we will stop for a hot drink and biscuits before putting back the skis and slide towards the village with style!
Our track is illuminated from 6am until 10pm, so after this lesson you will have all the time you need to practice on your own during your holidays.
 
Duration:             2,5 hours
Departure:           Mondays 10:00, Thursdays 14:00
Price:                  60 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothing, cross-country ski set, skiing distance 2-6km, hot drinks and biscuits, guided ski lesson in English
 
 
  1. ICE-FLOATING EXPERIENCE
Dip yourself into the frozen lake for an amazing and relaxing experience! This guided step is totally safe with high-quality rescue suit that covers your whole body and keeps you dry. As you have your own clothing under the suit you will not get cold even in the open 0-degree water. Lying down in the ice hole between the ice blocks is something worth trying, the circumstances truly are arctic! After floating you have time to go around the fire place and enjoy a hot drink and biscuits.
 
Duration:             2 hours
Departure:           Friday 14:00
Price:                  86 €
Includes:             transfers, floating suits, winter swimming, hot drink, biscuits and guiding in English
Notice:                Minimum height for the floating is 120 cm
 
 
  1. FAT BIKE TOUR
This excursion is the perfect way to get-to-know about the new trend in winter sport: fat biking! With their big, fat tires, those bikes are perfect for riding on a snow path. We will ride on frozen marsh and snowy forest all the way to a Lappish hut where we will stop for a break. Fat bike is an easy way to go around the beautiful Lappish nature and the perfect addition to your nature activities together with skiing and snowshoeing!
 
Duration:             2,5 hours
Departure:           Tuesday 14:00, Thursday 10:00 and Saturdays 10:00
Price:                  90 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothing, fatbike, ride of approx. 6-10 km, hot drinks and biscuits, guiding in English
 
 
  1. SEEKING NORTHERN LIGHTS BY REINDEER
When it gets dark, we start our exploration of the magical Aurora Borealis. We take a bus to a reindeer farm where we enjoy the mystical twilight on the reindeer sleigh ride. Lapland’s winter is not totally dark after the sunset. White snow reflects the light and the colors of the sky in a mystical way. With a clear sky, we can see the stars and sometimes also the full moon. If we are lucky enough, we might also see the Northern lights dancing in the sky. After the reindeer ride we gather to a Lappish tepee to listen to interesting stories about reindeer and to enjoy a hot drink, sausage and a pancake.
 
Duration:             2,5 hours
Departure:           Friday 20:00
Price:                  178 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothing, reindeer ride 4 km (approx. 45 min), 2 persons/sleigh, hot drinks, sausage, pancake and guiding in English
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  1. SEEKING NORTHERN LIGHTS BY SHOWSHOES
When it gets dark, we will walk through the silent dark forest to the fire place where we stop for a hot drink and look at the sky in search of the magical Aurora Borealis. Our guide tells facts and stories about the Northern lights and if we are lucky enough, we might see those magnificent lights. Snowy nature looks totally different in the darkness and you can definitely feel the mysticism of Lapland.
 
Duration:             3 hours
Departures:         Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 20:00
Price:                  72 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothing, snow shoe trip 4 km, hot chocolate and marshmallows, guiding in English
 
 
 
  1. SEEKING NORTHERN LIGHTS BY SNOWMOBILE
Snowmobiling in the beautiful twilight time in the evening provides a different kind of nature experience. We drive to the woods away from village Ylläsjärvi and stop in a Lappish tepee by a small lake, where we have a hot drink by an open fire. If the weather is clear, we will spot the bright stars of the sky. Do you know Stella Polaris or Orion belt, what about Sirius, the brightest star of the sky? Guide tells stories about the Northern Lights and we may even see this nature’s magnificent light show.
 
Duration:             2.5 hours
Departures:         Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 20:00
Price:                  104 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothing, snowmobile instructions, snowmobile safari 2 persons/snowmobile approx. 15 km, hot drinks and guiding in English
Supplement:        49 €/person when driving 1 person/snowmobile
 
 
  1. SEEKING NORTHERN LIGHTS BY TRADITIONAL FOREST SKIS
Come and try the traditional way of skiing in the night time. Instead of regular cross-country skiing on maintained ski tracks we will head to the deep snow in the forest. For this we will use special forest skis that are longer and wider than the typical cross-country skis. If the weather is clear, we head to a small island in the middle of Lake Ylläsjärvi and see if we can spot Northern Lights. If the weather is cloudy we ski in the forest looking for tracks of arctic animals.
 
Duration:             3 hours
Departure:           Monday 20:00
Price:                  79 €
Includes:             transfers, winter clothing, skis and poles, hot drink, cookie and guiding in English
 
 
  1. NORTHERN LIGHTS ICE-FLOATING
Dip yourself into the frozen lake for an amazing and relaxing experience! If the weather is clear, we can see beautiful stars and may even get to marvel magnificent Northern Lights. This guided step is totally safe with high-quality rescue suit that covers your whole body and keeps you dry. As you have your own clothing under the suit you will not get cold even in the open 0-degree water. Lying down in the ice hole between the ice blocks is something worth trying, the circumstances truly are arctic! After floating you have time to go around the fire place and enjoy a hot drink and biscuits.
 
Duration:             2 hours
Departure:           Wednesday 20:00
Price:                  86 €
Includes:             transfers, floating suits, ice swimming, hot drinks and guiding in English
Notice:                Minimum height for the floating is 120 cm
 
 
 
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