Winter activities in Giellajohka

NORTHERN LIGHTS AT OUR FIREPLACE

Aurora Tour to a remote area away from all the light pollution?

You are already there! From our riverside Kota -teepee opens a direct view to the Northern sky. On a clear night, wait for the Northern Lights to appear while warming up around the fire. No fees, no hassle – just enjoy.

Free

HUSKY SAFARI

available December 1st – March 31st

Listen carefully to the driving instructions and be a real musher for once in your life! We’ll ready the sledges and start for a memorable husky ride through the wintry landscapes. After the ride, learn more about the huskies and take pictures with them. Safari includes thermal clothing, transportations and hot drinks. 

Duration: 2 – 3 h

170 € / person 1 h of husky driving, 210 € / person 2 h of husky driving

(children 4 - 12 years -30 %)

SNOWMOBILE SAFARI

available January 1st – April 30th

The surroundings of Giellajohka offer a great opportunity for snowmobiling. Here it’s not just driving on the flat ice of a lake. You get to see great landscapes and interesting routes, of course under the safe guidance of our professional English speaking guide. Snowmobile safaris are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced sledders - we can plan a route according to your wishes and skill level.

We dare to promise that you won't find many snowmobile safaris in Finland with same landscapes. :)

150€ / person driving alone, 100€ / person with a shared snowmobile. The driver needs a valid car driver's license. Self-liability fee in a case of an accident is max. 900 € / snowmobile.

The duration of the safari is approx. 2 hours and the price includes snowmobile rental, a hot drink, route permits and insurance.

REINDEER SLEIGH RIDE

Traditional reindeer ride by the river. As in old days in Sámiland, sit back, relax and enjoy the wintry view while a reindeer pulls the sleigh. After the ride, reward your reindeer with his favourite food and take pictures to share your memories!

Duration: 1 h

120 € / person (children 4 - 12 years -30 %)

Thermal clothing included

REINDEER DAY

Your Skoltsámi guide Emma will take you to a sleigh ride with her antler-headed friends and a tour to her reindeer farm. By an open fire you will get warm drink, snack and see some traditional handicrafts. Learn about Sámi culture and the life cycle of reindeer. Test yourskills at throwing "Suopunki", the reindeer herder's lasso!

Duration: 3 h

190 € / person

Please note that sleigh rides are available only during optimal snow conditions. REINDEER DAY -activity without the sleigh ride is 100 € / person

Additional lunch in Laavu (reindeer soup, bread & hot juice) 20 € / person

Thermal clothing included. Activity price for children 4 - 12 years -30 %.

FEED THE REINDEER

Participate in the daily reindeer feeding with Emma. You will learn new things about reindeer and get to see how is the life inside the reindeer fence.

A great way to meet the reindeer quickly from a closer distance and get some fun pictures.

Duration: 30 min

30 € / person (children 4 - 12 years -30 %)

PYROGRAPHY LESSON AND YOUR OWN KUKSA

Is pyrography a new thing to you? Great! Join this workshop with an open mind and you'll go home with a new skill and your own beautifully decorated traditional wooden cup - a "kuksa". This is a perfect art experience for small groups. And of course, you don't have to be an artist to join! 

Pyrography is really easier than it sounds and looks. :)

The price includes your own kuksa, the pyrography lesson and warm drinks.

Duration: 2-3h

120€ per person

ICE FISHING TRIP

available December 1st – April 30th

One of the best ways to explore Lapland's nature during winter! We are located in remote are with great fishing opportunities for grayling, perch, trout, pike and whitefish.

The trip starts with a ride to a nearby wilderness lake. Our guides are highly passionate about ice fishing and they will share their best tips with you. If we get lucky our chef can prepare a dinner in our restaurant from the day's catch for you (ask separately).

A campfire, hot drinks and snacks will be set up to keep us warm!

Thermal clothing included

Duration: 3 – 4 h

140 € / person (children 4 - 12 years -50 %)

WINTER HUNTING EXPERIENCE

Are you interested in hunting or do you happen to be a hunter yourself? Join a local hunter's journey to hunt grouse, rabbits and foxes in a beautiful winter landscape! Depending on the snow situation we will do the hunt either by foot, snowshoes or hunting skis.

You will learn a lot about Lapland's nature, how to set up a campfire in the forest, Finnish hunting culture and local animals. No previous hunting experience needed!

Thermal clothing and snacks + hot drinks by campfire included.

120€ / person

AURORA HUNTING BY CAR

available October 1st – March 31th

Our guides will check the latest weather forecasts and drive as far as needed to find clear skies! If the Auroras appear to us, we will help you to take the best pictures of the unforgettable moment.

Duration: 4 h

125 € / person

ALL DAY SNOWSHOE TRIP TO THE FELL

Available from December 1st to April 30th

Are you ready for an adventure with snowshoes to the fells? We will hike to the top of the wonderful Ailigas fell, from where you can see wonderful landscapes of Paistunturi, Muotkatunturi and the our neighboring country’s Norway’s wilderness areas of our. When the weather is clear, the views stretch hundreds of kilometers to the horizon.

The hike involves quite a lot of climbing and requires at least moderate physical fitness. Of course, we will proceed calmly according to your wishes. There is never a rush on these hikes. :)

If you wish, we can also visit the reindeer separation fence located at the bottom of the Ailigas fell.

The trip lasts the whole day and includes equipment rental, field lunch and hot drinks.

170€ / person

GUIDED SNOWSHOE HIKE

available December 1st – April 30th

On this trip we will head for a shorter snowshoe hike to the snowy forest. The snowshoes allow us to walk on the untouched snow and explore the amazing nature as close as possible.

It's a relaxed walk and a great way to get known with snowshoeing.

Duration: 2 h

50 € / person (children 4 - 12 years -50 %)

BASIC SKIING LESSON

available December 1st – April 30th

Learn the basics steps of traditional cross-country skiing with the Giellajohka crew! After the lesson, you will be ready to head to the wilderness tracks by yourself!

Duration: 1 h

30 € / person

RENTAL GEAR

Forest skis, cross-country skis, snowshoes & sleds for rent! Free rental for Giellajohka guests.

Ice Fishing equipment rental.

Full winter gear (overall suit, winter boots, hat and gloves if needed) 10 € / day.