Ivalo Trek Lapland
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Ivalo Trek Lapland offers individually organized excursions within the Ivalo and Inari districts. Trips are mainly organised for small groups. In the winter available Northern Lights and photographing excursions. In the summer hiking and photographing trips.
Ivalo, Finland

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2022

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Johannes
5 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
First of all, I have to say that this experience is a bit expensive with 125€ per person. For that price, the guide picks you up at your stay in a van for up to 8 people (we were only 4 that night which was great) and the tour goes 2-4 h depending on the appearance of the northern lights.
BUT: our guide was super nice and friendly all the time and he had a great camera. We went to 4 different places to see the northern lights and the guide knows a lot of great places (there was almost no light pollution and you could even see the milky way!). In the end we saw the most amazing northern light I've ever seen and it lasted for almost a full hour, way better than everything I've seen on TV before.
The guide is super enthusiastic and it was about 11 pm when we saw the light and he made a lot of great pictures of us and of the lights themselves even that late and under extreme conditions, -27°C that day. He shares them afterwards online. There is also space in the trunk in case you have some equipment yourselves.
I did the picture with standard settings on my phone, that's why it is so blurry. In real life it was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen!

SUMMARY:
It's expensive, but if you want to have a unique experience seeing the lights, go for that tour, it's totally worth it and I would go again.
Written November 29, 2021
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esti_stelv
16 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
We did a snowmobile safari in the woods with Kari and it was awesome! He showed us different spots, we stopped several times to take pictures and we also went to a frozen lake. He even brought some tea and biscuits so that we could eat them surrounded by nature.

Moreover, we forgot a phone in the pocket of the overall and Kari was so kind that he brought it to our hotel.

To sum up, the snowmobile safari was a wonderful experience that we'll always remember!

Thank you Kari!
Written November 28, 2021
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Demetra
Sofia, Bulgaria3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We had the King crab Safari with them and everything was great. To start with the very short notice booking I made two days before the trip - that was no problem for them. I was promised to get an offer and they sent it in few hours, I confirmed and we agreed pickup time. All communication was prompt, even it was made during the weekend. We were picked right on time from our lovely guide Kaisu in a car- all for our family of three. She was very knowledgeable and told us a lot for the area we were traveling. When we arrived she showed us around the Snow hotel Kirkenes as well. The king crab fishing is run by the hotel, so I made separate review for them. When we finished Kaisu drove us back to Kakslauttanen and we had an extra for the same price Aurora watching -at least five on the road from Norway to Finland.
It was one of a kind experience I highly recommend, and this are no empty compliments, because I had very disappointing tour with other local company, so I can make the difference.
Written February 24, 2020
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Alysha W
9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We booked a snowbile tour. It was amazing! Good explanation about the snowmobile. We could stop to make pictures and our guide Kaisu brought tea and home made cookies which we enjoyed with a stunning view! The clothes we got were very warm. She told us nice stories about Senner dogs who hunt birds. It was a great experience!
Written March 2, 2020
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Stanley Merkx
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
We went aurora hunting with mr Kari on Feb 29th 2020. First stop at Ukonjärvi lake was a bit disappointing due to cloud coverage. Mr Kari was not very happy either and decided to go further north, way past Inari. There we found a location with clear sky and a fantastic display of a very active aurora which lasted almost an hour before clouds started appear again.
Written March 3, 2020
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vmarinj
4 contributions
Feb 2020
Really wonderful experience! We were lucky that we could change the date for our trip, according to the forecast of cloud coverage, so we had the only real clear skies nights within the three days that we were in Ivalo. We got to see the aurora in our first stop and got nice pictures from Mr. Kari, thanks a lot! He was also very patient and flexible in looking for other places where the aurora could be more visible. Unfortunately, the aurora was not too active and we did not get to see much more activity after our first stop. It was also freezing as the time went by in the night (it reached -20ºC). Nevertheless, it was a unique experience that we will be willing to repeat with Mr. Kari if we visit Ivalo again :)
Written March 22, 2020
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redsoleslady
Jakarta, Indonesia259 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a great time from snowmobiling to the wintry forest and frozen river, King Crab Safari to Kirkenes, and aurora hunting.
Both guide are the owner of this company and they r very nice, genuinely take care of their clients.
You cannot go wrong booking with this company.
Written March 1, 2020
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Lucile & Ray
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Kari is great fun! Very knowledgeable about Lapland. We had an amazing time with the snowmobile and Ice Fishing activity on Inari's frozen lake. It was beautiful and Mr. Kari let us change driver easily so everyone had a turn on the snowmobile. Plus the tea and grilling sausages by the fire was a nice touch!
Written January 3, 2020
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Ali H
Helsinki, Finland6 contributions
Feb 2020
Kaisu was so lively and welcoming right from the moment she picked us up from our accommodation. The tour was so much fun, weaving through the beautiful lapland forest. The tea and orange cookie break was an unexpected treat. Thank you Kaisu for a wonderful tour.
Written February 24, 2020
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Irolt
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
What an amazing afternoon we had with Kaisu. The great weather, an even better guide and the fact that we saw some beautiful reindeer (twice!) made our snowmobile tour truly unforgettable. Personal attention, perfect equipment and really great service – highly recommended. Thank you so much!
Written February 26, 2022
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