Day 1: From Tromsø to the picturesque Kilpisjärvi
Morning: The Arctic Route Bus
Begin your journey by hopping on the Arctic Route bus from Tromsø. As you travel 2.5 hours away from Tromsø along picturesque fjords and breathtaking mountain passes, prepare to cross the border into Finland. Do remember that there’s a one-hour time difference, with Finland being +1 hour.
Afternoon: Snowmobile adventure
Evening: Check-in and indulge in Arctic Finnish cuisine
After an action-packed day, check into the Cahkal Hotel. We recommend the View Room, which offers impeccable views over the lake.
Once settled, indulge in the Arctic Finnish cuisine. Try delicacies such as reindeer, freshwater fish, and berries.
Night: Aurora hunting
As night falls, step outside. Look up and you might catch the Northern Lights dancing in the sky. Kilpisjärvi is an ideal spot for aurora viewing thanks to its cold and dry climate.
Day 2: Exploring Kilpisjärvi
Morning: Relax and recharge
Begin your day with a leisurely morning and a hearty breakfast at the hotel.
Afternoon: Snowshoeing near Saana mountain
Evening: Scandinavian sauna experience
Back at the hotel, unwind with a traditional Scandinavian sauna experience. This mindful relaxation method is a must-try when in Finland.
Day 3: Reindeer farm visit and return to Tromsø
Morning: Reindeer farm visit
Afternoon: Return to Tromsø
Evening: Enjoy Tromsø's vibrant nightlife
Once back in Tromsø, enjoy the lively vibe of the Arctic Capital. The city offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, and cultural attractions, ensuring an enjoyable end to your Arctic adventure.
Accommodation options in Kilpisjärvi
Santa Hotel Rakka
Santa Hotel Rakka has recently won several awards for its excellent service. They offer delicious Arctic tapas and a wide range of à la carte Finnish dishes. For more information, visit their official website.
If you fancy staying in an igloo completed with a private sauna and an incredible view, Tundrea is your go-to place. For more details, visit their official website here.
Your journey from Tromsø to Kilpisjärvi is not just a trip, but a life-changing experience that allows you to embrace the magic of the Arctic in its purest form. And remember, when in Finland, don’t forget to say “Kiitos,” which means “thank you“.
Please note: This is a sample itinerary. The actual journey might vary depending on the travel dates and specific travel needs.