5 independent reviews for Finland winter activity vacation & Northern Lights

Reviews for Finland winter activity vacation & Northern Lights

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review 11 Jan 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Everything was memorable. My favourites were the Riisitunturi National Park snowshoe, cross-country skiing by the lake, and husky sledding.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Going at the start of January (one of the darkest times of the year for this region) means that one gets only about 2.5 hours of "daylight". This is something to bear in mind as even 1-2 months will make a difference if you are someone who likes things light when doing activities. A number of afternoon activities took place in the dark. But if you don't mind, or are open to doing some things "at night", then I would say to just go for it. In the end, it didn't bother me and made for some good long nights of sleep! Perfect if you need to catch up on rest (as I did).

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I hope and think so. I enjoyed eating local produce such as salmon, elk, reindeer and all sorts of red berries - the chefs know what they are doing!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Waking up everyday to a landscape of white, black and blue (has to be lived to be believed), and having something active (but not overly so) to look forward to was a great way to end a tough year, and to start a fresh new good one!

review 26 Jul 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The sights - historical and cultural, the Shah-i-Zinda necropolis was my favourite place, absolutely stunning

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't book in July and August, its too hot! Also be prepared to be very careful with what you eat, its easy to get sick

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely benefited local people through the money spent. I don't think it reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent - great itinerary, great guide, good group, wonderful country, easy to travel in, well organised.

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Tamsin, Firstly, thank you for your comments, we are delighted that overall you had a great trip. It is great that you saw the benefit to local people that the vacation delivered we make every effort to ensure as many people benefit from our custom as possible. Regarding your comments about reducing environmental impacts I would like to reassure you that this is something we are continuously working on. One such example of this is our current push to reduce our plastic waste on trips we are in the process of starting a new initiative whereby all trips will provide clients with drinking water from a large receptacle. 20ltr bottles will be employed and clients will be able to fill up throughout the trip. We are currently trialling this approach in India and South East Asia and it has been a great success. We regret that this wasn't quite ready for your trip but please rest assured that it is to happen soon as we take the reduction of our environmental impacts very seriously. We do hope that this explanation provides an adequate response to your review and offers you reassurance that we are continuously working on ensuring our trips are as responsible as possible. We hope to welcome you back to Uzbekistan one day.

review 6 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The all day Husky safari came top very closely followed by the rest of the weeks activities.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Bring your own base layer, but vacation notes are correct in that all the other clothing is provided.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The week is designed to work with the local environment in all aspects.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent vacation in an idyllic location providing, fun and adventure.

review 26 Jan 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Huskies. Location. Snowshoeing.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take disposable hand and feet warmers.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent.

review 30 Jan 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The scenery was just fantastic, and I really enjoyed being with the huskies. The whole experience was like nothing I've ever done before.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be reasonably fit and you will enjoy the trip more, and don't go directly from a warm climate without acclimatising somewhere for the cold beforehand.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The vacation provided jobs for the locals, and the opportunity for other foreign staff to work in and experience/understand the Arctic region.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fantastic experience - the most enjoyable activity vacation I have ever done.

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