In the footsteps of the Sami

Snowmobile Safari available from
 January 18th to April 16th 2022

Adventure's description

In the footsteps of the Samis' roadtrip

“A real immersion”

Through this roadtrip, we offer a real change of scenery, a real immersion in arctic land.
You will become an explorer of the far North. We will travel 460 km through magical landscapes.
An exploration of frozen lands more than 450 km north of the Arctic Circle.

Far from all civilizations, we will cross forests where no Man has yet been.
On the program, crossings of frozen lakes, and even of the arctic tundra. We will see breathtaking landscapes.

A total immersion allowing to live within a flora and fauna intact of any pollution. From reindeer to elk, you will observe these animals in their natural environment in the wild, and for the luckiest of you wolves.

Not to mention exceptional starry nights! Illuminated throughout the winter by the magnificent Northern Lights.

During this stay you will reconnect with nature, you will discover the explorer who is in you. You will leave this paradise with unforgettable memories. You will live a privileged experience!

Day after day, live an exceptional experience

Day 1 - Saturday

The Scandlap Explorer team will meet you at Ivalo airport and then transfer you to our base camp 4km away. You will finally enter the Lappish universe when you arrive in a little piece of nature where you can settle in your Mongolian yurt.

Privilege obliges! You will be greeted by a small welcome drink followed by a hot meal!

In addition to this, you will need to know more about it.

Day 2 - Sunday

Our day will start with breakfast, then head to the snowmobiles for a safety briefing. We will continue with 2 hours of snowmobiling through forests and frozen lakes to familiarize you with the machine. This morning will end with a hot meal to recharge the batteries and at the start of the afternoon our roadtrip will begin through the Lapp landscapes. Our adventure will begin with a 60km stage to reach the small village of Tankavaara in the footsteps of gold diggers. Indeed Finnish Lapland is a land of myths, legends and dreams with a history with the gold deposits present in the region and with people who, even today, are in search of the purest gold in the world: the one that can be found in the Lemmenjoki and Ivalojoki rivers and the surrounding area. We will stop in a pretty typical village. You will spend the night in a traditional log cabin fully immersed in the skin of the gold diggers. Change of scenery guaranteed!

Day 3 - Monday

After a good night's sleep we will set off for a new stage which will take us 75km further north, on the shores of Lake Yukonnjarvi . We will have the opportunity to cross lakes, tundra and forests. We will sleep in a trapper's hut, a refuge from the cold for reindeer herders and explorers of the far north. It will be an opportunity for us to cross reindeer, for the luckiest of the elk. But above all, isolated from any civilization, we will be in the middle of nature, without any light pollution. This will be one of your many privileges during this adventure. The perfect place to have the chance to observe the Northern Lights which illuminates the Arctic sky every winter.

Day 4 - Tuesday

On our way to the small town of Inari 50km away, we will then enter the Sami territory. The Sami are the last indigenous people in Europe. They are a reindeer herder. Here you will find the comfort of a beautiful hotel. You will have the leisure to visit this charming little town where the Sami parliament is located there. To join our new stage, we will drive on one of the largest lake in Finland: Lake Inari

Day 5 - Wednesday

Departure from Inari after a good night's sleep for one of the longest stages of our road trip! No less than 130 km are on the program! With fairytale landscapes over frozen lakes towards a pretty little Sami village in Sevettijarvi towards a kota lost in the middle of the tundra.

Day 6 - Thursday

After being immersed in the small Sami village, we will take our motorcycles back to our base camp 140km from our starting point.

Day 7 - Friday

We will propose you several activities to choose from:

  • A snowshoe walk
  • A shuttle to the nearest town to visit and allow you to buy souvenirs if you wish
  • An introduction to ice fishing
  • A dog sled ride with our partner (optional)
  • Day 8 - Saturday

    End of the magical adventure in Lapland! The explorers you will become will be able to return home with memories in your eyes! Transfer to the airport for the return.

    In total: 500km of raid through exceptional landscapes.

    To know :

    • This is an all inclusive week:
      • Transfer on site (airport – base camp)
      • Accommodation
      • Full board
      • Luggage transport
      • Supervision by French-speaking and English-speaking guides
      • Loan of cold weather outfits + boots + protective helmet
      • Snowmobile rental + gasoline
    • The roadtrip lasts 1 week: from Saturday to Saturday.
    • Maximum 6 people per week of roadtrip.
    • The whole trip will be done on snowmobiles, it is the only means of transport for exploring the Arctic Circle.
    • The season opens from January 8, 2022 and ends on April 16, 2022.
    • This is an exploration for all ages. However, it is aimed at travelers looking for exploration!
    • The trip will be supervised by professionals who will know how to react effectively in all types of conditions.
    • Do not hesitate to contact us for all types of information or requests for clarification!
    • From € 2,450 (see details below)
    1 person per snowmobile2 people per snowmobile
    Standard pricing2 690€2 450€

    Extreme cold suits, shoes, helmets, waterproof bags, thermos and bowls are provided

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