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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.