We sell more holidays to Finland than we do any other country in the world. That is probably because we’ve spent well over a decade exploring this country and pinpointing the best places and people to provide holidays for our guests.

Exploring the wild fells and forests, sleeping in cosy log cabin accommodation, going snowmobiling and dog sledding, indulging in the freshest local cuisine, swimming under the Midnight Sun, taking a sauna, bear watching, hunting out the Northern Lights and making lifelong friends with the locals are just some of the arduous tasks our dedicated team have undertaken in order to bring our guests the absolute best of Finland. It has been tough.

We’ve travelled to the country’s most northerly points to bring you holiday experiences in places such as Utsjoki and to its western border with Sweden for our holidays at Harriniva, Jeris and Torassieppi. In the East, we have established ourselves as the key UK partners for the sleepy log cabin village of Luosto.

Our focus is on the smaller destinations, away from the crowds, where our local teams allow you to experience the country, its culture and its landscape in the best possible way.

The bottom line is that we don’t think you’ll find another operator who is as passionate or knowledgeable about Finland. Just give us a call and speak to one of our Travel Experts and they’ll soon convince you.

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Northern Highlights

The North of Finland offers a wild landscape, where reindeer outnumber people. How you choose to enjoy it is up to you. Our holiday options offer the chance for you to choose between experiencing Finland as the land of the Midnight Sun in summer or the home of the Northern Lights in winter.

Finland’s summer days are drenched in daylight, which is ideal for those who want to make the most of The Great Outdoors. At Torassieppi, far above the Arctic Circle, our tailor-made trip allows you to design your own holiday. You can hike with huskies, go canoeing, unwind in a sauna, try white water rafting or learn about reindeer herding and forest foraging; the choice is yours.

Finland also offers the chance for some exceptional bear watching, an activity which sits on many peoples’ bucket lists. Our holidays in Kuhmo provide the chance for some of the best brown bear encounters in Europe.

Our Winter Collection is seriously comprehensive even if we say so ourselves!

Perhaps you want a real adventure such as our five-day husky safari, our Saija Lodge husky week or our snowmobile safari to the top of Finland’s highest peak. Maybe a tailored trip staying in a log cabin in Luosto or a winter cottage apartment at Ranua Wildlife Park is more your thing. You can learn about Sámi culture in Utsjoki and search for the Northern Lights in Harriniva – the choice is entirely yours.

Our Friends in The North

The key to our success in Finland is primarily down to one thing. Our friendships with the people we work with in the region.

We’re a family run and independent business and our Managing Director and his wife Kate, our Office Manager, holiday in Finland each year, typically visiting numerous destinations. Sometimes they might start at Ranua to feed the polar bears, and then they may travel to Jeris for some time in a winter cottage before kicking off east and staying at Utsjoki, deep in the wilderness. Whilst each destination offers something unique, it also offers them the chance to catch up with the people who live and work there - our friends in the North.

Our business is built on these personal and mutually beneficial relationships and they mean that our clients are offered the best possible experiences and are looked after like friends. We always have guests coming back from what they thought was a ‘one-off’ holiday who end up travelling back to Finland time and time again. The people and the places we offer just keep pulling you back.

There are not many, if any, tour operators who have invested as much time in locating these special places and people as we have.

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Popular holidays to Finland

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Our Locations

Too often overlooked in favour of its neighbours, Finland is a much-loved travel secret whose time has well and truly arrived.

Winter is the favourite time of year amongst the locals and you’ll see them taking full advantage of the pristine and snowy landscapes and the impossibly fresh air. Visit quiet places like Saija and Vuokatti and you can stand outside and hear the silence.  Yes, it sounds corny but there is so little in the way of human population or industrial activity this far north and nature remains very much the dominant force.

If you prefer somewhere a little bit busier then have a look at Luosto where the ski slopes attract visitors who want to combine their winter activities. Here, you can go dog sledding or snowmobiling in the morning and hit the slopes in the afternoon for a spot of skiing or snowboarding.

Finland is rarely given the kudos it so richly deserves as a Northern Lights destination. The fact of the matter is that places like Jeris and Utsjoki witness just as many Auroral displays as any of Sweden, Norway and Iceland.

Summer in Finland is an entirely different proposition. The Midnight Sun brings hours and hours of daylight and time to indulge in all manner of activities. Bear watching in Kuhmo or even white water rafting from Torassieppi are two of the most popular activities. 24 hours of daylight might play havoc with your body clock but it’s an amazing phenomenon especially at 2am when you can see the sun in the northern sky. That just doesn’t happen further south in Europe and it feels like being on another planet! 


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Your words...

Torassieppi Tailor-made

Everything was taken care of from the moment we arrived at the airport in Finland. Torassieppi is a beautiful place with breathtaking views in all directions. Husky tour and snowmobile tour were a great experience which made my wife's 50th birthday very special (as did the kind gesture of a bottle of wine on the house and her birthday card - thank you so much). We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on our last night! Our stay in the Aurora Dome was very special as were the two trips we did. Difficult to pick a winner as they were all great. Absolutely wonderful weekend perfectly organised by Artisan. Thank you.

Simon Taylor & Heather Griffin
Travelled 24th March 2017

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