Torassieppi - Autumn Auroras and Glamping
3 night autumn breaks Glamping in Lapland
Escape the winter crowds during this 3-night autumn break to breathtaking Finnish Lapland. Torassieppi is a wilderness region away from light pollution and with an excellent Aurora track record. During autumn, you could be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights reflect off the unfrozen Lake Torasjarvi.
ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE
Flights: return flights from London Heathrow to Kittilä (via Helsinki). Flight routes are subject to change
Transfers: return transfers from Kittilä Airport
Accommodation: 2 nights in a winter cottage room and 1 night in an Aurora Dome
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
The following activities are included in the holiday: Aurora campfire, Aurora hunt by horseback or minibus, Aurora glamping, husky hike and Lapland foodie experience (the order of activities is subject to change)
Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
After arriving into Kittilä Airport you will be transferred to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm in north-west Finland. Your accommodation lies on the edge of Lake Torasjarvi and offers a breathtaking outlook towards the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, which is the third largest national park in the country.
This is a charming retreat during the Finnish ‘Ruska’ and has a particularly rustic restaurant with a cosy log fire from which to enjoy your evening meal.
Torassieppi has very little artificial light and is ideal for Aurora hunting, tonight you could step outside your accommodation and search the skies for your first glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Included Meals: Dinner
Husky Hike and Aurora Campfire
After your first night in Lapland, you will undoubtedly awaken with an eagerness to explore your new surroundings. A rewarding way in which to do this is hiking with huskies, which are much-loved animals in the Arctic.
Traditionally used for dog sledding when the snow arrives, hiking with huskies in the autumn gives you the opportunity to get closer to nature and really appreciate the beautiful surroundings. The dogs love the fresh air and walking and you'll have a companion as you take to the trails. The hike will take approximately three hours and you will enjoy picnic snacks along the way.
Following the hike, you will return to the hotel with the remainder of the afternoon to enjoy at your leisure. The two lakeside saunas are a fantastic way in which to unwind whilst also enjoying the tranquil nature of the autumn season. Saunas are central to Finnish culture and are a must for anyone visiting Lapland.
You’ll enjoy dinner in the restaurant before embarking on your first dedicated Northern Lights Hunt. Your activity will begin with an informative workshop which will give you an insight into the science behind this natural phenomenon. You will then make for the camp, which is ideally located away from any artificial light, on the edge of the lake. Your local guide will make a fire and you can simply sit beneath the starry night sky savouring the silence and await a potential show. The lakeside location of the camp is a particular highlight. It may be possible to witness two Aurora displays for the price of one as the lights reflect off the dark waters.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lapland Foodie Experience, Aurora Hunt by Horseback and Aurora Glamping
A particular highlight of the Finnish ‘Ruska’ is the constant change. The dark nights grow steadily longer and the summer colours transform into autumn shades. An array of seasonal berries and mushrooms grow in the nearby forest and these make the perfect accompaniment to a delicious meal.
Following breakfast, you will venture into the woods and forage for these seasonal delights as you experience the best Lappish produce during an enticing foodie foraging experience. The activity will take approximately four hours and the first part is all about gathering the ingredients. The lake is teeming with fish and should you wish, you can make use of the fishing equipment and attempt to catch the main course, but don’t worry, the restaurant will be on hand to provide fresh fish or meat if required.
You will then assist your guide with the preparation of the meal over an open fire, before sampling the fruits of your labour. The dish is likely to taste exceptional, given that you foraged for the ingredients and helped prepare them yourself.
During the evening, you will enjoy dinner at the restaurant before heading out for your final Aurora experience.
Travelling by horseback (or minibus if you’d prefer), you’ll venture further into the wilderness and on the hunt for Mother Nature’s mesmerising display. Though your journey ends at a glamping site, your search for the Northern Lights will continue as you spend the night in an Aurora Dome equipped with a see-through wall, so you have a clear view of the Arctic sky at all times. Stay cosy in your bed as you warm by the fireplace and look out into the night where hopefully, the Northern Lights will finish your holiday in spectacular fashion.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Following breakfast, admire the breath-taking surroundings and take any last-minute photographs before being transferred to Kittilä Airport. You will hopefully be leaving Torassieppi with some unforgettable memories.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm (Autumn)
Located on the edge of Lake Torasjarvi, and bordering the Pallas Ylläs National Park, Torassieppi Reindeer Farm is situated in one of the most picturesque wilderness areas in Finland.
The farm building dates back to 1847 making it one of the oldest in the area. Today it has been lovingly renovated and accommodation has been added nearby so that guests can stay in this spectacular spot.
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm was listed by National Geographic Travel as one of the places to visit in 2017.
Torassieppi has a central restaurant and reception building which is a short walk from the rooms and winter cottages. A roaring fire accompanies the evening meals which include as much local produce as possible. Typically they are served in a buffet format and include traditional Finnish ingredients such as reindeer (of course dietary requirements are also catered for).
There is no bar but alcohol can be purchased from the restaurant so it can be enjoyed with your evening meal.
The reception building also has a small gift shop area which sells a variety of local crafts, including reindeer hides and traditional carved Kuksa cups.
There are two lakeside saunas at Torassieppi which are both heated in the evenings for guests to use. Separate facilities are provided for both men and women.
There is free Wi-Fi in the main restaurant building.
You may also choose to add a night of Arctic glamping in one of the famous Aurora Domes, which are only a short walk away from the main building and available all year round. Please see our personalise section for further details.
A perfect spot to search for the Aurora, there are also a few wooden benches on the edge of the frozen lake, which are ideal for enjoying the expansive wilderness and hopefully a Northern Lights display or two.
DOUBLE/TWIN ROOMS: Torassieppi has only eight rooms which are located a short walk from the main building. There are two rooms to each small cabin building. Each room is completely independent with their own en-suite bathroom and entrance but some rooms can be interconnecting at the guest's request. The rooms can be made up as either twin or double bedded rooms and are really cosy with all the facilities you will need to enjoy your stay including tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers.
These incredible structures are found at both Torassieppi and Jeris and they offer a rather different overnight experience for guests. Shaped like domes, these tents have pleasant, cosy décor, with one wall designed to be see-through, allowing you to gaze at the night sky in search of the Northern Lights.
Each dome has a double bed and wood-burning stove. Toilet, shower and sauna facilities are just a short walk away (around 50-100 metres).
Dates & Prices
This is a 3 night itinerary running between end August and end September.
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If outside 14 weeks of departure this holiday can be booked by paying a deposit of £400 per person. If within 14 weeks before the full balance is due.
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