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Lapland Winter Retreat 15-22.2.2020 - Empowering arctic activities in idyllic surroundings

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Enjoy Lapland in an active and tolerant community where people are met sincerely with genuine Lappish hospitality. Arrive the family run Paksu's guesthouse as a guest, but leave as a friend!

This one week empowering, idyllic, welcoming and unique full-board arctic holiday for adults in Guesthouse Loma-Paksu is for you who want to focus on the experience and feel the arctic nature. The colourful guesthouse of Loma-Paksu is situated on an idyllic Lappish courtyard in a small village called Köngäs only 10 kilometers from the Levi Ski Resort. The Paksu hill is surrounded by a view to the fields, the lake and the Arctic Mountains nearby.There is a huge Lappish hut, a spacious yoga hall and two saunas at your use. The spacious lappish courtyard and it’s surrounding allows you to experience nature and give yourself a rest. Your mind and body will be at ease in traditional and colourful guesthouse, out of crowed and huzzle.

The habitants and professional guides of Loma-Paksu will empower your holiday feeling with nutritious home made meals (mostly vegetarian) and restful arcitc activities. Snowshoe into snow white forests, stop, relax and enjoy the moment and nature. Experience an open fire dinner in Lappish hut and learn how the chef has picked the ingredients from nature to the table. Hike to the arctic mountains, feel the magic of arctic drum, connetc with farm animals, peer the northern lights and enjoy sauna in your own pace even every night! Within free days, you have time to just relax on your own, or take part to the optional activities aroud Levi, such as husky safaris, snowmobiling, reindeer safaris etc. We are happy to inspire you with suggestions according your wishes.

Welcome to a memorable and empowering Lappish Holiday with local people in small group!

PROGRAM:

Day 1: Arrival to Loma-Paksu

The staff will welcome you at Kittilä Airport and drive you to Loma-paksu guesthouse. Settle into the cozy guesthouse, wonder the beautiful surroundings, with bit of luck even catch the Northen Lights on the lake! Familirize to the family and stuff. Enjoy homemade dinner and warming Sauna.

Day 2: Slowly in the snow

You have most likely slept well in your cosy room, in peacful Lapland. Enjoy a home made breakfast and prepare for fresh winter day.

It is time to get into the arctic nature. Today your guide will take you for relaxing snowshoe adventure in the snow white woods and marshes of Köngäs. Within this 2 hours experience you will have a soothing moment listening to yourself and the surrounding nature. Professional guide will lead you to the best spots of arctic nature and help you to ease into the moment.

In the evening, a 45 min guided relaxation and stretching, home made dinner and oportunity for warming sauna will ensure your first holiday day boosts your relaxing!

Day 3: Feel the nature of an arctic mountain

Now you are already a bit more familiar with arctic nature and and Lapland. After nutritious breakfast it is time for a hike to an arctic mountain.

This hike to an Arctic Mountain is an empowering and uplifting experience out bringing your own resources. You will enjoy the peace and silence of the Lappish nature and take deep breaths of the cleanest air of the world. You can approach the Arctic Mountain on snowshoes, altai skies OR ski-touring equipment according your own preference. Enjoy the moment by fully focusing on your senses during the hike.

After a refreshing day in nature, you can for exapmle enjoy the warm atmosphere of the communal space of the guesthouse. Spend the evening in your on way.

Day 4: Connecting with farm animals and make sure you get all the right pictures of your Arctic holiday.

Today it is time to familirize better to the farm animals of Loma-Paksu and have little fun. Learn about the life of the farm animals, pet the bunnies, feed the chickens and run with sheeps. The stuff will ensure that everything is made in manners to ensure the animals are also loving the experience! in addition, the guide will help you to take the best shots with huskies, sheep, horses or chickens! You can decorate the pictures with skis, snowshoes, snowmobile, snowboard, toboggan or by the fire in a Lappish hut with a shaman drum. Select the ones you would like to have! The duration of the program is 2 hours, during which you’ll have time for 5 different sets of pictures on average.

The evening you can enjoy in your own pace by sauna bathing, hunting the Northern Lights, or visiting the Levi center, how ever you feel like!

Day 5: Village day & optional activities day.

This day is for you to choose what you wish for. You may like to visit village of Levi, go downhill skiing or just rest and enjoy. We recommend to go by the lake to seek the Northen Lights in the evening! Optional activites of this day are not included in the program but can be chosen as additional activities.

Examples of optional Activities: Husky safaris, snowmobiling safaris, reindeer farm visit and reindeer safaris, visit to elves hideaway, wildfood cooking workshop, aurora photographing, ice fishing,

Day 6: Dinner by the open fire & meditative dumming.

This day you will enjoy the Lappish hut in two different ways. A meditative drumming and special open fire dinner!

Feel the magic of Lapland and the mystical stories of old times guided by a descendant of the great Shaman Torajainen. Let Your worries of daily tasks fade away by stepping in to the Lappish Hut. Continue in relaxed frame of mind having a dinner cooked by open fire in a cosy atmosphere.

Day 7: Enjoy the last day in the way you want

The last day is reserved for optional activities and for you to spend in the way you enjoy the most. You are already familiar with the nature and surroundings and maybe you want to explore the nearby nature by your own. Or maybe you want to return slowly to every day life and spend a day in Levi village? Choose from additional activities or suggest your wishes and let us help you!

Day 8. Farewell and transportation to the Airport

It is time to say bye bye to the hosts, animals and nature of Loma-Paksu. Pack your memories, and return to airport with guide and relaxed mind. You are always welcome again, and you most likely want to do that!

Starting point: Kittilä airport

Starting Date: 15.2.2020

End Date: 22.2.2020

Please ask for private rooms for solo travellers. Also shared accommodations available.

Don't hesitate to contact with any questions. It is our pleasure to fix the most suitable holiday for you!

  • Min. 2 persons
  • Available 15.2.2020 - 22.2.2020

INCLUDES

Accommodation

  • Private room in cosy Paksu's guesthouse with shared toilet/bathroom

Full board - Nutritious meals

  • Breakfast x 7
  • Lunch x 7
  • Dinner x 7

Activities:

  • 2 hrs Relaxing Snowshoeing in woods and marshes of Köngäs as described in program.
  • 45mins evening relaxation and stretching
  • 5 hrs Feel the nature of Arctic mountain hike as described in program
  • 2 hours Connecting with farm animals as described in program
  • 1,5 hours holiday photo session as described in the program
  • 1,5 hours Meditative drumming in Lappish hut as described in program
  • 3 hours open fire dinner from natural ingredients in Lappish hut as described in program
  • Sauna for every envening

Transfers:

  • Arrival transfer from Kittilä airport to Loma-Paksu
  • Departure transfer from Loma-Paksu to Kittilä airport

Winterclothing for whole stay:

  • Overall
  • Boots
  • Hat
  • Cloves

 

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