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The Lapland Bucket List

Finland 9 Days 8 Nights

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9 days & 8 nights

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Finland



Overview

Highlights
  • Capturing the magic of the autumn "Ruska" in Fell Lapland and Sámi homeland, an absolute bucket list itinerary to some of the most under-the-radar regions in Lapland, experiencing the true meaning of the intrepid Northern life and witnessing the Sámi spirit.
  • Exploring the incredible over two-billion-year-old history of one of the rarest destinations in the world, the Pyhä-Luosto National Park, formed by the merging of Pyhätunturi National Park, the oldest in Finland, with Luosto, making it Finland's oldest yet at the same time newest national park. 
  • Hiking along the 2.5-billion-year-old Isokuru ravine, Finland’s deepest gorge to the  Pyhänkasteenputous Waterfall, a holy place to the Sámi people, admiring the rugged gorgeous beauty of Pyhä-Luosto National park.
  • Being hosted by a Sámi reindeer family for a closer look at Lappish culture and way of living, with the jovial hosts regaling you with tales of reindeer farm and herding, centuries-old Saami traditions, and learning to cook and enjoy classic Lappish cuisines from wild-sourced ingredients.
  • Visiting a reindeer farm and playing with the adorable Lappish beasts.
  • Hiking up the Lampivaara amethyst mine with a geological age of billions of years, and try digging for your own lucky amethyst, which has been waiting over 2000 million years to find you.
  • Feeling the adrenaline surge of rafting along the thundering white water rapids down the river Juutua in Inari.
  • An expedition to the Fell of gods – Pyhä-Nattanen, one of the six "Nattanen" Fells, which are ancient sacred sites for the Sámi people with sculpted impressive large rock tors on the top of the fell considered as the Home of the Gods.
  • Experiencing the 150-year old history of Gold Rush in Lapland and trying your hand at gold panning outdoors with a chance to keep the gold you find.
  • Hiking the wilderness with your wilderness guide foraging for nature's superfood - luscious berries and mushrooms in the Urho Kekkonen National Park.
  • Enjoying a vivid visual experience of the ancient and living Sámi culture and Arctic nature in the open-air Sámi Museum and Nature Center Siida in the heart of Sámi homeland, Inari.
  • Crossing the magical Arctic circle and visiting Rovaniemi Santa Claus village.
  • Visiting the home of Polar bears in Finland - the Ranua Wildlife Park, the only place to find the majestic arctic beasts.
  • Visiting Arktikum Science Centre and Museum, Korundi Science of Culture and Science Centre Pilke, the pioneer centers to experience northern nature, art, history, and phenomenon in Rovaniemi.
Who is this for?
All the given activities are suitable for novices and do not need prior experience, however, they demand a certain level of physical fitness. The minimum age for certain activities such as rafting is 12 years. Older travelers, couples, or families with younger kids can suitably customize the itinerary and personalize the accommodation options. 

Tags
#FellLapland #Two-billion-year-oldhistory #AutumninLapland #Finnishruska  #Pyhä-Luosto #OffbeatLapland #Cookingwithlocals #berrymushroompicking #Wildfood #Reindeerfarm #KayakinginLapland #Amethystmine #Amethystdigging #Hikingadventures #Hikersparadise #Iceageland #LaplandGoldProspecting #Goldpanning #HomeofGods #Sámihomeland #Whitewaterrafting #Sámihistory #Polarbears #Arcticcircle #RovaniemiSantaClausvillage #Samisacredsites

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  • This is an activity-packed trail which could be customized to be operated in a leisurely pace as well.
  • The berries and mushrooms are highly seasonal and their availability changes from year to year.


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*The accommodations assigned belongs to 4-star rated hotels or boutique cottages.
**The accommodation options are flexible and will be confirmed only after finalizing the date of booking and group size.
***The given images should be used for standard reference purpose only.