Lapland: Home of the Sami People

March 23, 2015 - April 6, 2015

Below please find rates, availability, and the items and services included and excluded in the expedition price.

Land-based Accommodations

Land-based Accommodations plan

It is our policy to always use premium quality accommodations, when available, in the regions we visit. Since each destination is different, lodging can range from elegant hotels in cities to rustic inns in more remote areas. You will receive specific accommodation details closer to the time of departure.

Inclusions

  • All gratuities; all accommodations; all group meals including selected beverages with lunch and dinner; group transfers; guided excursions as stated in the itinerary; entrance fees for parks, reserves, etc.; medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance.

Exclusions

  • All air transportation; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; travel insurance; items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, e-mail/fax/telephone charges.

Know Before You Go

This trip is for experienced travelers only. You must be physically fit and in good health. Some days will be long and involve strenuous physical activity, such as riding snowmobiles, mushing dog sleds, and snowshoeing. Several of our accommodations can only be reached by these modes of transportation and alternate arrangements will not be possible. Please note weather above the Arctic Circle will be cold and snowy, with temperatures ranging from the teens to mid-20ºF, with the possibility of winter storms. Our accommodations will range from four-star hotels to rustic cabins, traditional communal lavvu tents, and a hotel constructed entirely of packed snow and ice. At some of our accommodations, en suite facilities will not be available. Many meals will be served family-style and while food is given in generous quantities, please be aware that menus are set. It is very difficult, if not impossible, in some of the remote places we will be visiting for our hosts to cater to individual food preferences. If you have any specific dietary requirements, it is essential that we be notified at the time of your initial booking to see if these can be catered for. At the end of the day, sleeping in tents and mushing your own dog sled are all part of the Sami experience and will be great fun if you are an adventurous person looking for a truly unique cultural experience.