Snowmobilesafari to Miekojarvi Lake in the Arctic Circle

The varied route winds through the northern areas of Sweden and Finland following traditional winter trails, frozen rivers and roads of ice. Lasting two days and covering many hard kilometres, the safari gives you an interesting impression of the riverside settlements and the wide reaches of hill scenery beyond.

If you arrive by plane, the nearest airport Kemi -Tornio airport, you also can come by train to the Kemi railway station. Transport from the airport and Kemi railway station to the starting point be arranged by agreement. Is a good starting place to arrive the night before - the program is getting to know each other, equipment sharing, and safety instructions as well as driving instructions walkthrough.

 

First Day from Tornio to lake Miekojarvi

After a big hardy breakfast we will start holeday snowmobilesafari to the Arctic Circle and the lake Miekojarvi. We will be traveling through a landscape of rolling hills. Lake Miekojarvi is in the Arctic Circle Miekojarvi is the biggest lake in western Lapland. We will spend the night in an old simple equipped log cabin which is located right on the Arctic Circle. Notice that in Miekojarvi camp is no electricity.

 

The Second Day - from Lake Miekojärvi to Pello and Kukkola village (Tornio)


During the trip we will visit a reindeerfarm, where we will get familiar with traditional reindeer herding. Our trip continues to Pello village where we gross Finland and Sweden boarderline. The route takes us along the Swedish sides winter-route, a route used by loggtraders traveling from to the northern areas. ...The  safariday ends to the Kukkola village

Please see - Snowmobile Safety tips


Good to know

The safaris includes; accommondations during safari, breakfasts, luchs, dinners, snowmobilerent and fuel. Winterclothings, service car for luggages and confirmed services. Guiding trail conditions may vary due to changes in weather and snow.

Normally that safari is possible to arrange from February to March.Notice that all safaris need to confirmations. Trip is about 300 km on moderately difficult trails and we prefer the participants to have normal physical conditions. Groups must be at least 4 people and at the most 10 people on one group. If you have bigger group, no problem, but please ask details how we arrage safari.

Breakfasts and dinners at the places of accommodation, lunch and snacks on the road.
Accommodations are in logg house and farmhouse. Note, some nights in shared accommodations.
Every evening is possibility to go sauna.

Equipment in Miekojarvi logcabin; gas hot plate, candle lighting, bunks, iron stove heating, outdoor toilet, lakeshore sauna.
Each safari begins with a driving lesson during which the participants are briefed on technique and safety rules.
We provide guidance in English.

Safaridays timetable example;

  • breakfasts at 08:00-08:30 am
  • safariday starts at 09:00 am
  • lunch at in forestplaces or country restaurants about 'the noon time' - grill sausages in open fire and sandwiches
  • snacks on the road
  • normally days we ends snowmobiledriving at 5 pm (at 17:00)
  • sauna at 06:30 pm - 07.30 pm ( at 18:30 -19:30)
  • dinners at 08:30 pm - 10.00 pm (at 20:30 - 22:00)

Price from 1895€ per person - one person per snowmobile

More informations and reservations:   Please call us at +358 400 692 301 
 or send e-mail to; info@nordicsafaris.com

Clothing and Equipment
Each participant is given the necessary clothing and equipment for the duration of the safari. Clothes to be worn under the overalls during the winter season should be light warm and comfortable.

Your clothing:
Underwear: "breathable" material, e.g. thermal underwear
Socks: cotton socks worn under woollen socks
Trousers: loose-fitting, fleece, cotton or similar
Shirt: loose-fitting, high collar, cotton or similar
Sweater: wool, fleece or similar

Insurance
Snowmobiles are insured, as required by the Finnish Traffic Insurance Act. This insurance covers medical care for injuries to the driver and the passenger arising from accidents. Personal injuries and damages to other parties while driving a snowmobile are fully covered according to the Finnish Traffic Insurance.
Self liability
Safari participants are held liable for damages caused to snowmobiles. Please see - Snowmobile Safety tips .
Driving terms
The driver of a snowmobile must be 18 years old with a valid driving licences. As the responsible safari organizers, we reserve the right to change the routing and duration of the excursions if necessary, according to the prevailing weather and snow conditions, or if deemed advisable for the sake of safety and the comfort of the participants. We also reserve the right to discontinue the safari if a participant is seen as a potential danger to him/herself or to others.

Key Information:
Tour Duration: two days snowmobilesafari
Group Size: min 4 -( 10 ) person
Destination(s): Finland /Sweden, The Arctic Circle.
Specialty Categories: Snowmobiling, wilderness
Season: February to March
Tour is also customizable