Arctic Sun & Frozen Lakes

Arctic Sun & Frozen Lakes

Journey north towards the Arctic Circle for mini adventures in the snow and ice and experience Slow living the Finnish way.

Explore the spectacular Arctic landscapes on snow and ice, relax around a bonfire, enjoy local, homemade food, bath as Fins do in wood heated saunas and chase the Northern Lights (the Aurora Borealis) with us. Snuggle down in our cozy log cabins and when you are ready take up any of our mini adventures we have waiting for you - ice fishing, snow shoeing and much more. Meet our neighbours from the Lappish village nearby and learn about  life in the arctic wilderness. We are far removed from the tourist spots and here you really can unwind, savour your surroundings and slow down. In February the days get longer, the sun shines and the nights are still crispy. Don´t forget your sunglasses!

Ice fishing

Northern lights

Husky adventure

Nordic skiing

Finnish sauna

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Price Includes

1 day guided northern lights nordic ski (night ski)

1 day guided husky adventure

1 day guided ice fishing and outdoor cooking

Guided e-scooters

Finnish wood-fired sauna

4 nights in wooden cabin

All meals - local food from the region

Price Excludes

Travel to/from the adventure start/end point in Arisaig

Personal travel insurance

Any other items not mentioned as included


A small ecological hamlet with log cabins (double/single room)

Food & Drink

4 Breakfast

4 2-course lunch

4 2-course dinner

Equipment Provided

Nordic skis


Husky sled


Ice fishing equipment

Equipment Needed

Insulated water and windproof jacket

Insulated water and windproof trousers (salopettes)

Warm winter boot

Warm hat

Warm waterproof gloves

Sauna slippers


30L backpack

Wool base layers

Fleece/insulated jumper

Comfortable indoor clothes

Tripod for camera (if an avid photographer)

Travel adaptor


Arrival & Departure

Arrive Metsä Kolo in Ranua by 10am on the first day

Depart by 10am on final day from Metsä Kolo

Slow travel suggestion

A series of trains and night trains from London to Rovaniemi followed by bus to the village.

Public transfer: Rovaniemi/Oulu – Ranua Bus station (Ilveslinna)

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Private trips also available.
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Arctic Sun & Frozen Lakes

Your host and her family have been running exceptional nature-based adventures for many years and knows how to look after you.  Your will be welcomed as a friend and be able to explore and embrace this magical area.

Your host moved from crowded Middle-Europe back to Finish Lapland in her mid-twenties. The forest, the nature, the silence drove her decision to return to the arctic wilderness. She will show you her huge joys in her private wilderness. She loves biking in summer and in winter snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, swimming, rowing, canoeing, hunting, fishing, picking food from the outdoor and the ever important time for relaxation in the sauna.

You will be staying approximately 1.5 hours from Rovaniemi in  typical Finnish log cabins and a traditional farmhouse by a glistening lake in the middle of private wilderness. The accommodation is equipped with luxury beds, bedding and textiles from natural materials as the core values are sustainability, locality as well as ecological and easy-going lifestyle. The saunas are ones you´ll find only in private finish homes.

Ranua, Finland

impact projects

5% of your adventure price goes directly to supporting one of these four amazing local conservation projects, which you choose at time of booking.

Saarijärvi Water Management and fishery board

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Protect the Saimaa ringed seal

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Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation

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Head Hands Heart Health

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4 days / 4 nights
GBP per person (inc. 5% donation)
Winter and Spring 2024
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