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Inspiring Expeditions by Geoffrey Kent

Northern Lights and Soul of the Arctic 2018


6 Days

Limited to 12 guests

Join Geoffrey Kent on this 6-day Inspiring Expedition in March 2018 into the wilderness of Finnish Lapland.

The aurora borealis has mystified since time immemorial, and its bewitching displays inspired Geoffrey Kent to create his next Inspiring Expedition, an adventure into the very heart of the Arctic circle to witness this astonishing natural phenomenon. Join Geoffrey on this Inspiring Expedition and venture into the wilderness of Finnish Lapland, experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime luxury Arctic adventure.

A&K Advantages

The very finest chance of observing the northern lights at their most dramatic time of year, near to the spring equinox

Stay in a remote wilderness lodge reserved exclusively for this journey

Enjoy the convenience of a private charter air that brings you to the heart of the action quickly and without fuss

Experience the full range of Arctic adventure on one amazing journey, with rally car racing on a custom-built ice track in the middle of the wilderness; safaris by snowmobiles, dogsleds and reindeer sleighs with picnics; lessons in winter survival skills; cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; and more

Experience a rare and authentic interaction with Sami nomads, shamans and their reindeer herders

Learn from expert lecturers on the aurora borealis, the Arctic environment and the anthropology of the Sami peoples

Gather for an unforgettable Arctic concert in an ice temple designed, created and crafted uniquely for you

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive in Helsinki, Finland
Day 2
Introduction to the Arctic Circle
Day 3
Ice Driving with Championship Racing Drivers
Day 4
Survival Skills, Arctic Treasure Hunt and Concert
Day 5
Meeting the Sami Herders
Day 6
Depart the Arctic
Day 1
Arrive in Helsinki, Finland

Arrive in Helsinki, where you are fast-tracked through customs and immigration and escorted to your luxurious hotel, the newly opened St. George, housed in a 19th-century building that once served as the home of the Helsinki Finnish Club. A special guest speaker accompanies tonight’s welcome dinner.

Meals: Dinner
Day 2
Introduction to the Arctic Circle

This morning, fly by chartered jet to Ivalo, the northernmost airport in Finland and your gateway to the Arctic Circle. Transfer by luxury 4x4 vehicle to your lakeside lodge, reserved exclusively for Northern Lights and Soul of the Arctic. The newly renovated lodge consists of idyllic log buildings, which gives the place an authentic feel of Lapland, and is located on the southern shore of Lake Inari, with a breathtaking open lakeview as far as the eye can see opening right from the yard — a perfect vantage for experiencing the northern lights and midnight sun alike. Set out later on your first Arctic snowmobile trek, arriving at a secluded spot for a special picnic lunch in the wilderness. Return to the lodge by dogsled. This evening, learn about the northern lights when an expert joins you for an informal talk.

Wilderness Lodge Nangu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Ice Driving with Championship Racing Drivers

This morning and every morning of your stay, there is snowshoeing and cross-country skiing for those who would like to, instructed and led by expert guides. Today promises the thrill of a lifetime: the chance to race a high-performance car across the Arctic ice. We have constructed an extraordinary ice-racing track in the middle of the frozen landscape and brought in champion racing drivers to instruct and introduce you to the course before turning over the wheel to you for the chance to try out your skills.

Wilderness Lodge Nangu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Survival Skills, Arctic Treasure Hunt and Concert

Spend the morning learning the art of wilderness survival from a world-renowned authority. Then, mounted on snowmobiles, put your newfound abilities to the test on a one-of-a-kind Arctic treasure hunt. In the evening, travel by snowmobile to a magical concert in an ice temple designed and crafted exclusively for you.

Wilderness Lodge Nangu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Meeting the Sami Herders

Venture out into the wilderness for a snowmobiling adventure, followed by a lavish picnic lunch in the wilderness. Later in the afternoon, you’re met by Sami herders, the indigenous pastoralists of the Nordic region. Travelling on reindeer-pulled sleighs, venture with them into the forests to discover their authentic way of living, their traditions and contemporary culture, and the mysticism of their Shamans.

Wilderness Lodge Nangu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Depart the Arctic

Following your snowmobiling or snowshoeing trek, gather for a final breakfast in the lodge, and then transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.


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