Explore Northern Lapland

Semi Self-Guided Holiday - 5 days / 4 nights

5 days / 4 nights
June - September

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Northern Lapland with a five day semi-self-guided holiday tailored for independent travelers. Staying at the comfortable Xwander Suite apartments, you will have access to an extensive range of equipment, including backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, fatbikes, SUP boards, packrafts, and fishing gear, enabling you to create your own unique adventure. With expert guidance on the best routes and activities, you will have the freedom to explore the Arctic wilderness and make lasting memories.


A suggestion for your holiday

Make your own schedule with our equipment at your disposal! Here’s an example itinerary to get you started.

Day 1 – Arrival in Ivalo & Xwander Suite Apartments

Upon arrival in Ivalo, make your way to the Xwander Suite apartments, where you will settle into your cozy accommodation. Familiarize yourself with the available gear and equipment, and start planning your adventure for the following days using the provided maps and expert recommendations.

Day 2 – Choose Your Adventure

With a wide variety of options at your disposal, embark on your first day of exploration in Northern Lapland. Whether you prefer cycling through the Taiga forest on a fatbike, paddling across a serene lake on a SUP board, or hiking through the rolling fells, the choice is yours. Enjoy the flexibility of designing your own itinerary and the freedom to discover the region at your own pace.

Day 3 – More Adventures in the Arctic Wilderness

Continue your exploration of Northern Lapland with another day of self-guided adventures. Utilize the provided equipment to delve deeper into the wilderness or try your hand at a new activity, such as packrafting down a meandering river or fishing in a tranquil lake. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice on the best spots and routes to ensure you make the most of your time in the Arctic.

Day 4 – Experience Lapland’s Rich Culture and Heritage

Take a break from outdoor adventures and dedicate your day to discovering the rich culture and heritage of Northern Lapland. Visit nearby museums or cultural centers, where you can learn about the indigenous Sámi people and their traditional way of life. Alternatively, explore local crafts and culinary experiences, allowing you to immerse yourself in the region’s unique customs and flavors.

Day 5 – Final Day of Exploration & Departure

Make the most of your final day in Northern Lapland by embarking on one last adventure, whether it’s a leisurely hike in the pristine wilderness or a scenic bike ride through the vibrant Arctic landscapes. As your holiday comes to an end, return your equipment and bid farewell to the Xwander Suite apartments. Depart from Ivalo with a wealth of unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for the beauty and tranquility of Northern Lapland.

Day-to-day itinerary adjustments may occur in response to weather conditions and forecasts


What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 30 days or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 30% if booking is cancelled 45 days or less before the event

What do I need to bring?

  • Clothing & gear suitable for all weathers
  • Good walking shoes
  • A small backpack for daily outings

What is the recommended minimum age?

All of the activities are beginner friendly and suitable for 14 years+ with minimum moderate fitness level.

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Book With Confidence

  • Local family owned business
  • Personalized service
  • Flexible itineraries
  • Small group sizes

Price Includes

  • Transfers from Ivalo Airport or bus station
  • Accommodation in a comfortable and spacious double apartment
  • All the aforementioned activities, meals and transfers to and from activities

Price Excludes

  • Flights to and from destination
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Gear & clothing needed for activities