Lapland Welcome
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Elena M
5 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
We came to lapland on March 2021 and we decided to do an activity with Lapland Welcome. The service was great, they came to pick us up to the hotel and also helped with our bags. Our guide was a very nice girl as she was very attentive and she made us feel very confortable.
The Husky safari was incredible, we had the opportunity to spend some time with the dogs and talk about them with the farm guide who was also very nice! During the safari she was completely attentive of us and she made the experience very easy going.
In conclusion, it was a great experience and we strongly recommend it! It was one of the best experiences of our lives!!
Written March 24, 2021
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VeliLeijona
Thank you and greetings from Lapland!
Written March 31, 2021
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Georgina D
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Solo
I was with Lapland Welcome for a week on the Lapland nature adventures week tour. Although end of August might be an odd time to travel Lapland, the whole experience was absolutely awesome.

In this eventful week I went to the moose safari, Kätkävaara hike, the wilderness day, paddling day, Martimoaapa hike, ATV safari and fishing, reindeer farm, Santa Claus Village and northern lights tours. I got to see a Lapland that is not covered in snow, which was beautiful. It was berry picking season and I absolutely stuffed my face. My guides Reeta, Juho and Ilari are very friendly and knowledgeable, thank you all for the great time! Thank you Juho for picking berries with me! And a special shout out to Reetta for her kindness in getting a travel adapter for me, you are a legend!

The hotel is super comfortable to stay in. Great sauna! Meria and Mini are very helpful and attentive, also amazing cooks.

I will definitely come back in winter to see a different Lapland.
Written August 27, 2022
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Tom R
We are so glad you enjoyed Lapland in the summer! It is a very enjoyable region no matter the season ;) Glad you enjoyed everything, from our guide to Lapland's delicious berries! And you're welcome back in winter of course!
Written October 11, 2022
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Cristina
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
We had a wonderful night trip, looking for the northeen lights. Our guide Geertho ( I Hope to write It in the correct way) came to collect us at our Air B&B. We then drove ( a small group of 8 people) to a Place where She explained us how to set our cameras and mobile phones, to Better catch the lights. We then moved an hour away, in a Place where we could get something to eat in a very nice Tepee. In the meanwhile we could enjoy the carpet of stars in the Sky and the lights, although they were a bit fainted. Anyway the mobiles and the cameras could catch them Better. Geertho sent us some good pictures of us some days later. Really worth of. Thanks to the team of Welcome Lapland and to our special guide.
Written February 6, 2020
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Thank you for your visit and review.
Written February 7, 2020
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Craig M
Commack, NY7 contributions
Feb 2020
First off, our driver was awesome. He picked us up at 5:15am and drove us to Kirkenes, Norway. We stopped at a reindeer farm for breakfast and then he brought us to town to walk around and explore before our tour. We then went to the Snow Hotel for an hour and explored some more and then went on the tour. The tour itself is short (about 45 minutes) but educational and then we went to this beautiful house to eat our catch (about 2 hours). On the way back we declined the option to stop at the Reindeer farm for dinner. Instead our driver stopped along the side of the road several times to help us search for the northern lights. Just a heads up from Saariselkä is was a 17 hour day.
Written February 24, 2020
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T.A Barros
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Aurora lights chasing with guide Aleksi. We had a wonderful time: different spots, bonfire in a Kota and even a little bbq. And we saw the Northern Lights! Thank you Aleksi for tour attention and patience and also for the amazing pictures!
Written November 20, 2022
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Birgit C
Salzburg, Austria4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
The owner of the company is very experienced and tries his best to provide a unique experience to his customers. I booked a reindeer farm visit and a moose safari with him. Both trips will stay in my memory for a very long time - amazing!
Written August 7, 2021
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Sue H
25 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
We were very disappointed by this tour. The two ‘guides’ were amateurish, thought it was okay to swear in front of children, they did not work well together, they were not believable and seemed to make some things up. They seemed disorganised, delivery of information seemed to be by rote with very little interest and all in all, even though we knew there was a very high chance we wouldn’t see the lights (this is not why it is getting a bad review) we thought the tour itself was not professionally done for what is a lot of money.
Written April 3, 2018
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roel84
Belgium45 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
We booked a snowshoe safari. The costs were 77€/pp. We were the only 2 guests that day, we tought that was good. We drove 10min to the starting place, we walked 500m with the snowshoes, had lunch (1 saucage, 1 peace of Bread, hot chocolat) and walked 500m back. That was our safari for 154€... Very disappointing...
Written April 5, 2016
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chaveller
Philippines7 contributions
This was hands-down the WORST TOUR EVER! Such a shame because we stayed 6 days in Rovaniemi and had a perfectly great time until our last night when we took this tour. We booked 6 tours in total during our stay and this was the last one - a complete contrast from the previous 5 wonderful tours we took where we didn’t even see the auroras but thoroughly enjoyed ourselves anyway. On this one, yes we saw the lights but didn’t enjoy the experience at all because of this sucky tour!!!

First off, the pickup was late by around an hour. No one called our hotel to give us a heads up they were gonna be late. And when they finally arrived, the bus was teeming with tour participants! Think they just happily overbooked the tour and didn’t consider the fact that it will take so much time to pick everyone up, get everyone dressed and transport all those people to the hill for the tour. We were then brought to their office in the city (which was apparently just around the corner. It would’ve been faster to just walk over instead of wait for them at the lobby for an hour!) and all 80 or so participants had to cram into their office to “get dressed”. It was like a market in there! Totally disorganized, the tour operators kept yelling instructions and asking for people’s sizes, scurrying around trying to hand things randomly to people, their gear looked like they haven’t been washed or cleaned in ages and it was just an absolute mess. By the time we were on our way, we were already 2 hours late. The auroras showed up while we were on the bus (we could’ve already been on the hill where they’re taking the tour if they hadn’t been so late) but ended up just having to stop in the middle of the road to go down the bus just so we can take our photos. The place where they promised some facilities only had 2 toilets and would take you forever to use with everyone in the bus plus another bus that was still there queuing for the toilet. The teepee they promise in this tour is also just a tiny one - obviously not enough for 2 buses worth of tourists so more than half the people had to stay outside to freeze!

What was worse was that just when the skies were clearing up again so we can actually take half decent photos (it was a “photography tour” after all), the tour guide was insisting we leave already! And for a northern lights photography tour (we took a similar one the first night) that needed some hiking in the middle of the night, there were so many kids and senior citizens. They had such a difficult time going up the hill and kids were so cold and sleepy already at a certain point. They should have a different tour format or itinerary for groups with grannies and small kids or at least warn guests that it’s not optimal for them.

Basically, this tour wasn’t informational, was a waste of time and perfect opportunity (because the lights showed up that night) and was super impersonal. You’d be better off booking a different tour anywhere else! If it helps, we loved the 4wd tour with Nordic adventures and the Photography tour of Beyond Arctic. The extra few bucks you’ll spare for these tour operators makes a whole world of difference!
Written December 5, 2017
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mikorobyo
Quezon City, Philippines1 contribution
Sep 2018 • Solo
Here's my detailed story of the tour: (IMPORTANT: Skip it if you do not want to spoil the adventure)

We drove for an hour to get away from the lights of the small city of Rovaniemi, nestled in the heart of North Finland. The minivan was slowly embraced by pitch-black darkness. Its headlights became the only illumination to the endless stream of coniferous trees. It was 10 p.m. when we reached our destination. As we alight from the vehicle one by one, the cold breeze of the mystical Finnish Lapland welcomed us. I slipped on another layer of thick parka, wrapped a scarf around my neck, and strapped a headlamp to my forehead. It was still weeks before the start of winter but this tropically-adapted body of mine was already revolting. After forming a nice queue, we headed out for a short hike to the top of a hill.

The group was led by Anthony, a British Northern Lights expert, who reassured us that there exists a good chance of seeing what we all came here for tonight. But I already knew that. There are websites that predict the historical probability of Auroras. I chose this night for that specific reason. We were told autumn is the best time to see the Lights, no snow on the ground and on the trees that would reflect back additional light noise to the sky. The moon was also nowhere to be seen. This night had a new moon. No moonlight. All the light on the sky would come from the plain magnificence of the Northern Lights. That was my wish.

Even with all these factors leaning in our favor, the key element was still the local weather. And it did not look promising. Ominous clouds seemed anchored to the night sky, as if mocking all my preparation.

We reached the hilltop. The peak was full of boulders and the horizon brimming with pines. I sat on the ground and wondered how many times had these towering trees witnessed what would be a once-in-a-lifetime moment for us.

We waited. While everyone's eyes were still darted to the sky for any change in the cloud conditions, Anthony used this time to tell us about the history and the science behind these famous Lights.

Using long-exposure cameras, a blur of green light could already be captured but in the naked eye, the clouds were still obscuring the light show.

It was almost midnight. The weather gradually cleared up. And there it was, before our very eyes, the thing that most of us had travelled halfway around the world for just to get a glimpse of... the Aurora Borealis. Rays of green light projected vertically, dancing like curtains and forming arcs in the sky. What we were staring at was a by-product of the collision of oxygen atoms in the atmosphere with the high-energy solar wind. But during that moment, all the science slipped away from my mind. It was pure awe of the grandiosity of the cosmos that remained. And how fleeting it was. The optical spectacle lasted for a lot less time than we would had wanted, before clouds started to envelop the sky again.

We waited once more, hoping for another chance at the sight that seemed to had been etched on our eyes’ retinas. The majesty of the image could not be captured fully by any of our sophisticated cameras. Aside from the difficulty of framing the entire sky because there were auroras everywhere we look, I realized experimenting with my camera settings at that moment was futile.

Minutes passed by and our luck appeared to had run dry. We walked to a nearby cabin where Anthony had lit a fire and prepared sausages for everybody. I grabbed one, stuck it on a metal rod, and heated it near the fire. After everyone had had their fill, we ended the night with a Finnish New Year tradition of melting horseshoes in the fire, pouring the liquid metal in a bucket of cold water, and making fortune predictions based on the shape of the resulting deformed and rehardened metal.

tl;dr: Seeing the Auroras dance was worth travelling 8,700+ kilometers to the other side of the globe for. #NoFilter #AuroraBorealis #NorthernLights #PHMountainsGoesToScandinavia
Written September 20, 2018
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