Arctic Animals, Wilderness & Tobogganing
Our first adventure on day 3 is to travel to Wild Spirit Safari Park, Animal Rescue Center. There we will meet the owner, Tiina, who is an inspiration to all things good and kind in this world. Tiina will introduce us to her collection of Arctic Foxes, Racoon Dogs, Wild Boars and Huskies. All of whom are rescued and kept safe in the park. We will enjoy some tea and coffee around a warm hearth inside a cosy hut while Tiina will tell us stories of the animals both past and present.
From there we head south toward Ivalo and onto Saariselkä where, after a lovely lunch, we’ll enjoy a toboggan ride down the ski slopes of Saariselkä ski resort.
Saariselkä’s ski resort is the most northern resort in Europe. Slopes lit by a beautiful array of lights guide you down the various trails, all converging on the ski-lifts at the bottom, ready to take you back to the top to enjoy the thrilling ride over and over again. Tobogganing is the easiest way to enjoy the slopes as it requires no prior knowledge of skiing or skating. A perfect way for the whole family and for people of all abilities to enjoy a fun-filled ride.
To finish the active day we embark on the tails of our four-legged athletes. Just a short drive and we will arrive at the Husky Safari Center, where a super friendly team of dog lovers will have their dogs take us on a ride. This will be your opportunity to be both pilot and passenger aboard the sled as the dogs sprint us off into the the wintery distance.
After a buffet dinner at our hotel, you will have the opportunity to experience a true Finnish tradition – Sauna. Sauna is a very important part of Finnish culture and well-being.
We’ll be on stand-by to alert you to any Auroras that might be overhead as we enter into the evening.
- Accommodation and full board included
- Private transfer to/from activities included
- General activity fees included