Siida Museum, Wild Spirit Park & Trekking in Saariselkä Tundra
We will check-out from the Wilderness Hotel in the morning. After a short drive, we will visit Siida, the national museum of the Finnish Sámi people. The exhibitions and events give visitors a window into the north, they provide information on the ancient and vibrant Sámi culture and on arctic nature and history.
After lunch at the on-site restaurant, we will continue to the Wild Spirit Park, a one-of-a-kind park in Ivalo, which provides shelter to rescued animals. You will meet various rescued creatures, such as arctic foxes, raccoon dogs, wild boars and huskies. The owner, Tiina, is passionate about animal rescue and will share her stories that will inspire you to live your life to the fullest, kindest way. After the visit, we will drive to Saariselkä to check-in to a traditional log-house hotel where we will stay for the next night.
In the afternoon, we will hike through the forests and fjells of Urho Kekkonen National Park, the second-largest national park in the country. There are numerous hiking trails of various levels of difficulty leading through the untouched wilderness. Your guide will plan the day’s trek taking into account weather conditions and the fitness level of the participants.
In the evening you will have the opportunity to experience a true finnish tradition, Sauna. Sauna is very much about being in the moment. The environment is one that denies distractions like social media, and encourages the virtue of presence. It’s a way of being connected with nature through its organic materials and atmosphere, providing a profound pause from the urban world.
Depending on the weather conditions, we will head for an Aurora walk to spot the Northern lights in the autumn night.
- Accommodation and full board included
- Private transfer to/from activities included
- General activity fees included