Torassieppi - Northern Lights and the Snow Village
So many of us wonder how to fill the tiresome gap between Christmas and New Year. The excitement of Christmas has come to an end, the sluggish, post-Christmas dinner feeling has kicked in and there is little to do other than wait for New Year’s Eve. There is, however, an alluring alternative to how you spend your ‘betwixmas’ (as we here at The Aurora Zone like to call it) - fly to Kittilä and spend three nights in the festive winter wonderland that is Torassieppi.Working hard with our partners in Northern Finland, we have created a trip that is the perfect post-Christmas treat. Every one of our most popular winter activities is included, as well as a rare opportunity to stay overnight in the Luvattumaa Snow Hotel and ice Gallery.As soon as you arrive, you will be transferred to Torassieppi, which is where you will stay for the first two nights of your trip. Our longstanding relationship with the Pietikäinen family, owners of Torassieppi Reindeer Farm, means that we can cooperate and work closely with them to provide the best possible itinerary. Therefore, we are able to offer you three days' worth of activities, including a husky safari and a reindeer experience. You will also receive a taste of the local culture as you spend an afternoon learning how to cook in true Finnish style with the chance to taste the dish later on at dinner.We have also included two Northern Lights activities in order to increase your opportunities to experience an astounding Northern Lights display. One evening will include a relaxing hot drink around a campfire, as you toast marshmallows and await a potential sighting. The other is a little more active, as you venture out on snowmobiles to the darker, more remote areas of Torassieppi in order to hopefully catch a glimpse of the lights. During both activities, your guide will take you to a prime Northern Lights viewpoint that he/she has chosen based on knowledge of Aurora activity and weather conditions that day.Following your stay in Torassieppi, it will be time to move on to Luvattumaa Snow Hotel and Ice Gallery for your final night in Finland. The snow hotel is rebuilt annually using snow and ice. Snow sculptures shimmer and intricate ice carvings stand tall and proud in the corridors throughout the hotel. You will dine in the atmospheric Lappish Hut restaurant, with its roaring fire and the warm glow of the candlelit tables. Prior to your overnight in the snow hotel, you will have the chance to visit the nearby Levi Spa, which has a variety of hot and cold pools, saunas and a steam room; perfect for relaxing prior to your journey home.So go on; treat yourself to a ‘Betwixmas’ break and make your friends envious on New Year’s Eve, as you gloat about the time that you spent in Finnish Lapland.Image Credit: Antti Pietikainen
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