Travel into a spectacular land of northern lights and vast snow-covered terrains, a land that is home to one of Europe’s ‘lost tribes’, the semi-nomadic Sami people. We take you to the edge of Scandinavia, to a remote corner of Finland, deep inside the Arctic Circle. Here you can enjoy a world of remarkable natural beauty, living traces of a Sami culture that has survived since prehistory, and countless winter activities in the arctic wilderness. Simply Arctic is our entry-level offering, where you’ve got the complete flexibility to do as much or as little on your winter break as you choose. We’ve put together a complete programme of optional excursions and you’re free to book as many or as few as you like.
- Full-board hotel accommodation
- Return flights with 18kg luggage
- Airport transfers
- Loan of thermal suits and boots
- Government Air Passenger Duty
What we love
- It has a rich history as it was home to an influential preacher and botanist in the mid-nineteenth century, Lars Laastadius.
- You’re just a short walk from Sweden’s picturesque northernmost church.
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Groups, Couples, Singles
Our Simply Arctic package is trimmed down, giving you a value-for-money basis on which to visit the Arctic Circle in the Northern Lights season of the snowy winter months.
Your Simply Arctic break starts with a flight to Enontekiö in Finland, followed by an hour transfer to the small border town of Karesuando, where you will stay at the hotel of your choice on a full board basis, followed by a return transfer to Enontekiö and flight home.
Your package will also include the hire of thermal suits and boots, to keep you warm in the Arctic cold.
You can choose to spend your time just exploring around your hotel and admiring the snowscapes that spread out towards the wilderness. Or you can browse through our exciting range of optional excursions and decide which you would like to add to your Simply Arctic break. For example, you might choose to take a Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari in the hope that you might get to see one of Nature’s most extraordinary spectacles, which is often visible in these parts at this time of year.
Or perhaps you would like to try the wonderfully healthy pastime of cross-country skiing. All the necessary equipment is available to hire and there are groomed cross-country ski tracks nearby for you to explore. Our guides can also provide you with tuition, should you need some help mastering the art.
Simply Arctic is the no-frills way to sample the thrills of a winter break deep inside the Arctic Circle, where you will breathe in the cleanest air in the world.
Optional Excursions & Extras
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the deposit?
To confirm the holiday, the deposit is £200 per person. The final balance is due ten weeks before departure, though these terms may differ if you have booked through a travel agent.
What currency should I take?
The currency in Finland is the Euro; the currency in Sweden is the Krona. Many hotels and establishments in the Nordic countries will not accept cash and only accept card payments (the Davvi Arctic Star hotel only accepts card payments, not cash). All Transun optional excursions are advertised in Sterling; credit and debit cards are accepted as payment for excursions booked in resort.
Can I add on additional excursions and activities when in Lapland?
The Simply Arctic holiday gives you the freedom and flexibility to create your own tour. It is possible to add on additional activities to your holiday after arriving in Lapland but availability of activities and excursions is limited and so we recommend that you book your place before you travel to guarantee your place. Some of the most popular excursions added to the Simply Arctic tour are snowmobiling, husky sledding, ice fishing, and the Ice Hotel visit, and these are likely to sell out first.
What should I wear?
Temperatures can reach as low as -40c in the winter and so it is imperative that you bring adequate clothing for the weather. We provide a thermal all-in-one snow suit and snow boots on arrival in Lapland, but you should wear multiple under layers and bring hats, scarves and gloves (and plenty of pairs of socks!) We give further details of what to wear in our brochure and in the pre-departure booklet in the My Booking section of our website.