Kilpisjärvi, Finland — October 5, 2019 — Today, The Association of Finnish Travel Agents (SMAL / AFTA) celebrated the winners of the Finnish Travel Gala. Arctic Land Adventure from Enontekiö, Finland won its category ‘Newcomer of the Year’.
For the celebration of the upcoming Winter Season 2019-20, Arctic Land Adventure also announced their newly updated winter experience packages and availability of 4 luxury Glass Igloos located at Vasara Reindeer Ranch at Kilpisjärvi, the northwesternmost corner of Finland.
Unforgettable Combination of Reindeer Ranch Visit and Glass Igloo Luxury Accommodation
Arctic Land Adventure’s key product is the luxury Glass Igloo accommodation combined with ‘live like a local’ Reindeer Ranch visit and traditional Lappish food experience featuring local reindeer meat, fish and berries.
“The product testing during our first winter season has given us good indication on what international guests are expecting and what they are interested in. We have tweaked our home visit experience and Reindeer Ranch activities to consider the cultural differences but at the same time to offer unique opportunity to get closer to real Sámi life,” said Mia Aitalaakso, CEO at Arctic Land Adventure.
While staying at luxurious Glass Igloos with the view to the wilderness, Vasara Family invites their overnight guests to become part of the daily routines at the Ranch and to familiarize them to the Reindeer Herder’s life over a cosy family dinner. This enables the guests to feel special and pampered experiencing a home-like atmosphere.
Guests wishing more privacy can be catered at their own Glass Igloos to enjoy the meals under the thousand starts and if lucky, under the Northern Lights. Northern Lights season starts in September and continues until April.
Arctic Land Adventure offers also experience packages to visitors not staying at the Ranch. The activity packages are designed to give the guests a glimpse to the Reindeer Herder’s life, offer an opportunity to be part of the nature and wildlife, and to hunt the Northern Lights during the dark Winter nights.
- Reindeer Ranch Visit
- Reindeer Safari
- Reindeer Herder Experience
- Arctic Sky Dinner Experience
Reindeer Ranch also offers private Sauna experience including outdoor heated jacuzzi by the lakeside with views to the fells surrounding the Ranch.
Meet the Vasara Family
Nils-Matti Vasara, the owner of the ranch, is a 12th generation Sámi reindeer herder who works in the footsteps of his ancestors, carrying on a culture and a lifestyle of centuries-old traditions. His wife, Mia Aitalaakso is a travel and hospitality business professional who has worked at Hurtigruten and TUI fly Nordic. Since 2014 she has fully focused on their first accommodation business at Kilpisjärven Tunturimajat Chalets at Kilpisjärvi village centre. Arctic Land Adventure Glass Igloos were launched for Christmas Season 2018.
How to find us
Transportation to the Ranch will become smoother from 1st of December 2019 onwards when The Arctic Route bus connection between Tromsø, Norway and Rovaniemi, Finland will start its daily operations. The bus will also stop at Kittilä Airport. Further details can be found here.
Finnair operates daily to Kittilä Airport (250 km) and has also announced to increase the number of direct flights from Helsinki to Tromsø (190 km) from December 2019 onwards. Other airlines with regular flights to Tromsø are SAS, Videroe and Norwegian. Emirates and Fly Dubai have regular flights to Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki with connecting flights to both Tromsø and Kittilä.
For more information
Mia Aitalaakso, CEO
Phone: +358 50 537 5295
Traditional Sámi Reindeer Ranch offers unforgettable combination of nature, silence and luxury accommodation in 4 Glass Igloos. Experience packages are designed to give the guests a glimpse to the reindeer herder’s life, offer an opportunity to be part of the nature and wildlife, to hunt the Northern Lights during the dark winter nights or just to relax in the Sauna and outdoor jacuzzi by the lakeside under the Arctic sky. Welcome to enjoy stress-free luxury with personal touch!
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About SMAL / AFTA
The Association of Finnish Travel Agents (SMAL / AFTA) is a consortium of over 180 travel agencies, tour operators and incoming agencies that drives its members’ interests in relations with public authorities, legislators as well as in the field of domestic and international organizations. Total sales of SMAL / AFTA member companies in 2017 was amounted to over 2 billion EUR, which is about 95 % of the sector’s total sales in Finland. SMAL / AFTA members employ at home and abroad a total of about 2500 people.