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  • Escape to Lapland for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday surrounded by tradition, culture and tonnes and tonnes of snow with  December 2019 departures available!
  • Experience incredible excursions including safaris on snowmobiles, with huskies and with reindeer for a true winter wonderland break.
  • Enjoy a stay at the PAN Village Oulanka, where you'll be accommodated in a cottage with a sauna and fireplace.

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Your Destination

Lapland

North of the Arctic Circle, Salla, nicknamed ‘In the Middle of Nowhere’, is a great destination if you’re hoping to see the Northern Lights, and offers great beginner and intermediate skiing. Salla is a small resort with lots of cabins and it’s also popular for its huge variety of activities. Besides the traditional cross country and downhill skiing, there are exciting snowmobiles, dogsled and reindeer safaris, all of which are included with this incredible offer!

Our Offers

3-Night Stay at the PAN Village Oulanka

4-Night Stay at the PAN Village Oulanka

7-Night Stay at the PAN Village Oulanka

Your Itineraries In Brief

3-Night Itinerary
Day 1: Thursday - Arrival in Kuusamo
Day 2: Friday - In the Heart of Nature - Dogsled
Day 3: Saturday - Reindeer Experience with the Northern Lights
Day 4: Sunday - Departure

4-Night Itinerary
Day 1: Sunday - Arrival in Kuusamo
Day 2: Reindeer Experience with the Northern Lights
Day 3: Tuesday - Optional Activities
Day 4: Wednesday - In the Heart of Nature - Dogsled
Day 5: Thursday: Departure

7-Night Itinerary
Day 1: Sunday - Arrival in Kuusamo
Day 2: Reindeer Experience with the Northern Lights
Day 3: Tuesday - In the Heart of Nature - Dogsled
Day 4: Wednesday - Relax or Optional Activities
Day 5: Thursday - Snowmobile Safari
Day 6: Friday - Snowshoe Experience
Day 7: Saturday - Relax or Optional Activities
Day 8: Sunday - Departure

Your Itineraries

Depending on their selected duration, our guests will enjoy one of the three following itineraries during their stay.

3-Night Itinerary

Day 1: Thursday - Arrival in Kuusamo
Upon arrival in Kuusamo, enjoy an organised transfer to Salla (approx 1 hour, 30 mins), where you will find the heart of nature. Guests will enjoy an overnight stay in their cottage. 

Day 2: Friday - In the Heart of Nature
On this day, breakfast will be served a nearby restaurant. Enjoy the untouched wilderness. Before the safari, your guide will give you a driving lesson and tell you how to handle the sleigh. In every sleigh there is one place for passenger and the driver will be seated behind the sleigh. The passenger and driver will change places halfway through the safari so that everyone gets a chance to drive. Along the way, you will be taken care of, and served some hot drinks and sweet buns. You will also get the opportunity to grill a sausage by an open fire. Return to the cottage in time for a nice sauna and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Saturday - Reindeer Experience with the Northern Lights
On this day, breakfast and dinner will be served in a nearby restaurant. Possible optional activities. In the evening, transfer to the Reindeer Park after darkness falls. Your route will be about 6 kilometres, passes through a snowy forest and open swamp areas. During the ride, you will stop at a corral, where you can feed female and calf reindeer. Halfway through, you will have a longer break where you can make a big fire and create a cosy atmosphere. Around the fire, you can enjoy hot berry juice or hot chocolate. One can go a bit further from the fire place, in complete darkness, and try to hunt the Northern Lights. The swamps here open to the north and there’s no light pollution so if you are lucky you may get to see the auroras. Return to the cottage for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Sunday - Departure
Transfer with shuttle bus to Kuusamo airport for the end of service. 

End of Services.

4-Night Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday - Arrival in Kuusamo
Upon arrival in Kuusamo, enjoy an organised transfer to Salla (approx 1 hour, 30 mins), where you will find the heart of nature. Guests will enjoy an overnight stay in their cottage. 

Day 2: Monday - Reindeer Experience with the Northern Lights
On this day, breakfast and dinner will be served in a nearby restaurant. Possible optional activities. In the evening, transfer to the Reindeer Park after darkness falls. Your route will be about 6 kilometres, passes through a snowy forest and open swamp areas. During the ride, you will stop at a corral, where you can feed female and calf reindeer. Halfway through, you will have a longer break where you can make a big fire and create a cosy atmosphere. Around the fire, you can enjoy hot berry juice or hot chocolate. One can go a bit further from the fire place, in complete darkness, and try to hunt the Northern Lights. The swamps here open to the north and there’s no light pollution so if you are lucky you may get to see the auroras. Return to the cottage for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Tuesday - Optional Activities
On this day, breakfast is served in a nearby restaurant. The day is at your disposal to take on optional activities. 

Day 4: Wednesday - In the Heart of Nature 
On this day, breakfast will be served a nearby restaurant. Enjoy the untouched wilderness. Before the safari, your guide will give you a driving lesson and tell you how to handle the sleigh. In every sleigh there is one place for passenger and the driver will be seated behind the sleigh. The passenger and driver will change places halfway through the safari so that everyone gets a chance to drive. Along the way, you will be taken care of, and served some hot drinks and sweet buns. You will also get the opportunity to grill a sausage by an open fire. Return to the cottage in time for a nice sauna and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Thursday: Departure
Transfer with shuttle bus to Kuusamo airport to end your tour.

7-Night Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday - Arrival in Kuusamo
Upon arrival in Kuusamo, enjoy an organised transfer to Salla (approx 1 hour, 30 mins), where you will find the heart of nature. Guests will enjoy an overnight stay in their cottage. 

Day 2: Monday - Reindeer Experience with the Northern Lights
On this day, breakfast and dinner will be served in a nearby restaurant. Possible optional activities. In the evening, transfer to the Reindeer Park after darkness falls. Your route will be about 6 kilometres, passes through a snowy forest and open swamp areas. During the ride, you will stop at a corral, where you can feed female and calf reindeer. Halfway through, you will have a longer break where you can make a big fire and create a cosy atmosphere. Around the fire, you can enjoy hot berry juice or hot chocolate. One can go a bit further from the fire place, in complete darkness, and try to hunt the Northern Lights. The swamps here open to the north and there’s no light pollution so if you are lucky you may get to see the auroras. Return to the cottage for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Tuesday - In the Heart of Nature 
On this day, breakfast will be served a nearby restaurant. Enjoy the untouched wilderness. Before the safari, your guide will give you a driving lesson and tell you how to handle the sleigh. In every sleigh there is one place for passenger and the driver will be seated behind the sleigh. The passenger and driver will change places halfway through the safari so that everyone gets a chance to drive. Along the way, you will be taken care of, and served some hot drinks and sweet buns. You will also get the opportunity to grill a sausage by an open fire. Return to the cottage in time for a nice sauna and an overnight stay.

Day 4: Wednesday - Relax or Optional Activities
Take the day to relax or take on some optional activities.
Day 5: Thursday - Snowmobile Safari
On this day, breakfast will be served in a nearby restaurant. Depart for a beautiful safari from Sallatunturi to Ruuhitunturi with a coffee break. The 20km safari takes about two hours. Coffee is included. Spend the afternoon enjoying free time or relaxation. Overnight stay.

Day 6: Friday - Snowshoe Experience
On this day, breakfast and dinner will be served in the nearby restaurant. Enjoy an excursion with snowshoes. This traditional way of moving in the snow is really fun and easy to learn. On the trip, you can advance your own pace so you will have time to enjoy nature in peace. Your guide will tell you about nature, animals and pretty much anything you want to ask during the trip. Along the way, you will see a breathtaking wall of ice, you'll have a chance to ice fish and of course enjoy small lunch and hot beverages in a traditional Lappish Hut. Afterwards, enjoy free time and an overnight stay in the cottage.
Day 7: Saturday - Relax or Optional Activities
Take the day to relax or take on some optional activities. 

Day 8: Sunday - Departure
Enjoy breakfast in a nearby restaurant before transferring to Kuusamo airport for the end of service. 

End of Services.

PAN Village Oulanka

Throughout your stay, you will enjoy accommodation in a Cottage with Sauna and Fireplace, complete with Half Board Dining (breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).

Set by the wondrous snow of Finnish Lapland, PAN Village is above the Arctic Circle so, in the winter, the sublime Aurora Borealis paints the sky. Look upon incredible landscapes, such as ancient Taija pine forests and vast wetlands, all covered in the soothing white of the snow. 

It's an ideal stay to embrace the fairytale magic of the surrounding areas. 

Cottage with Sauna and Fireplace

Located in ethereal woods, overlook glistening lakes from the log cabin a the Pan Village. All cottages have 4 apartments with their own entrance, each with 3 bedrooms, sauna, two large bathrooms, one with own toilet and one separate toilet, living room with fireplace and fully equipped kitchenette and dining area.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults Adults Adults Adults
6 Adults
or
Adults Adults Adults Adults
4 Adults
+
2 Children

Please note: the bed for the 6th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Time

Discover the beauty of Lapland. Experience the Finnish sauna culture, the ultimate form of relaxation! Finnish Lapland’s rich history and its native inhabitants with their colourful folklore are fascinating and too good to miss.

Your Journey through Finland

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return transfers from Kuusamo airport to Salla are included in this offer. 

Travel Advice

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Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

It is essential that all customers purchase adequate travel insurance for all countries they are travelling to or through.

Brexit 
If you are travelling to the EU after 29 March 2019, the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. You should also check when your passport was renewed.

If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months over 10 years will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules: https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport

You can renew your passport online or by going to a Post Office with a Check and Send service: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew

If your passport does not meet the criteria for third-country nationals, you may be denied entry to any of the Schengen area countries. 

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit for further information.

Location Information

The Address of your Property is: Panparksintie 4, 98900 Salla, Finland

Distance from Kuusamo Airport to the PAN Village Oulanka: 100 km / 1 hour 15 minutes.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 12 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • 3, 4 or 7 night accommodation in a cottage with sauna and fireplace at Pan Village Oulanka 3*
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers from/to Kuusamo airport in connection of flights
  • 1 light/snack lunch during the safari
  • Safari 2hr (2 persons/sledge)
  • Aurora Borealis reindeer safari 3 hr(2 persons/sledge)
  • 1 organized transfer for shopping in the location’s center (approx 10 minutes car; self-catering possibility)
  • Thermal clothes use during stay in Salla
  • Scenic Snowmobile safari 2 hr (2 persons/snowmobile) (Only for a 7-night stay)
  • Snowshoe excursion (4hr) (Only for a 7-night stay)
  • Ice fishing (Only for a 7-night stay)
  • 1 snack lunch (Only for a 7-night stay)
  • 1 picnic lunch (Only for a 7-night stay)

Cottage

  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Modern glass-ceramic cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Baking-oven combination
  • Coffee maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster and dishwasher
  • Dishware and all kind of kitchen tools.
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer and cleaning utensils

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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