Guided Snowshoe Treks


Guided Boreal Forest Snowshoe Hike
Aurora Chasing by Snowshoe
Guided Snowshoe hike to the Summit of Jyppyvara
Snowmobile Shuttle to the base of the Aurora Camp's Hill. Guided Snowshoe hike to the camp itself.
Snowmobile Shuttle to Pyhäkero Basecamp and Snowshoe hike to the summit

2 Guided Boreal Forest Snowshoe Hikes Close to the Homestead

This activity starts and ends back at the husky homestead (so you are welcome to add on a husky farmstead visit to the start or end of your tour).

Once everyone has tested their snowshoes and poles, we head straight out of the yard into the northern Boreal forests surrounding the farm.

We have two track options depending on the snow conditions and the fitness of the group. The shorter option takes you out along a low ridge on a little-used trail to the edge of the open marshes where we may encounter reindeer.

The longer and slightly more challenging option heads in a different direction to a higher ridge. This route is a little more technical and physically challenging than the other, but provides some tantalising views of the surrounding area with the village's chuch in the distance and the fells of the Pallas-Yllas National Park behind. These are private trails, used by no-one else, so you will feel like you are out in the arctic wilderness on your own. You may, however, hear the howls of a few dogs from time to time, in the distance!

Hetta Huskies Trails
Price per adult: €55
Price per child: €45
Price per family group (maximum 2 adults and 3 children, age 12 or under): €200
Min. participation numbers: 2 people
Programme duration: c. 2 hours
Price includes: a guided snowshoe excursion along a ridge-route that the guides often take on their way home. This short tour will be on a mixture of compact and deep-snow tracks so you need a reasonable level of fitness to participate.

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Aurora Chasing by Snowshoe

Our 2-hour northern lights snowshoe tour is operated out of our farm where, at the edge of the village, there is minimal light pollution.

After donning snowshoes, we head out across the wilderness marshes around the farm and either aim for the wide expanses of the Ounasjärvi lake or one of the vantage points on the hills around the farm.

Price per adult: €75
Price per child: €55
Price per family group (maximum 2 adults and 3 children, age 12 or under): €275
Min. participation numbers: 4 people
Programme duration: c. 2 hours
Price includes: a guided snowshoe excursion in search of the northern lights. Headtorches can be supplied if there is a need but please bring your own if you have them.


Snowshoe Trek to the summit of the Jypprävärä Nature Reserve.

There are a number of skiing, snowshoeing and hiking routes that start from the Skierri in Hetta - the Sami museum, nature centre and tourist information centre. One ascends c. 130m to the summit of Jypprä – a hill of ancient importance to the local inhabitants as a site of offerings to pagan gods. At the summit, a Minisitry of Forestry open shelter is a great place to take a break, make a fire and enjoy a hot drink and snacks whilst looking down on a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Behind you, lies the Arctic tundra landscape that stretches out towards Norway and Nordcap – the most Northerly point of land in Europe. Directly to the West lies Sweden and the longest undammed river in Europe (now frozen over). To the East, a little further away, is the long wilderness border between Russia and Finland and to the South, glorious views of the Northern fell landscape of the Pallas-Yllas National Park, Finland's third largest and, according to many, her most beautiful.

As we warm ourselves by the fire, there will be plenty of time to learn about the changing landscape through the seasons and about the fauna and flora that abound.

Price per adult: €65 (daytime): €80 (Aurora-Chasing Evening Tour)
Price per child: €55 (daytime): €60 (Aurora-Chasing Evening Tour)
Price per family group (maximum 2 adults and 3 children, age 12 or under): €300 (daytime: €325 (Aurora-Chasing Evening Tour)
Min. participation numbers: 2 people
Programme duration: c. 2 hours
Normal Group Size: 2 - 8 pax (can be offered to larger groups on enquiry)
Price includes: a guided snowshoe excursion to the summit of Jypprä with discussions, en route, about local flora and fauna through the year. Hot drinks and a snack at the summit kota.


Snowmobile Transfer and Guided Snowshoe Hike to the Hilltop Aurora Camp.

This product includes a snowmobile-sleigh transfer to the base of the hill below the aurora camp. At that point we will put on our snowshoes and set off to hike to the hilltop camp. The camp has a traditional circular log cabin (kota) that we enter for warming up and having drinks and snacks. The c. 1km climb ascends c. 40m vertically and takes most groups c. 30 mins on the way up and c. 15 mins. on the way down. The 7km sleigh ride takes c.15 minutes each way. All in all, this wilderrness journey lasts c. 3 hours.

Rental of snowshoes and poles, hot drinks and snacks.

Price per adult: €95 (daytime):

Price per child: €75
Price per family group (maximum 2 adults and 3 children, age 12 or under): €375
Normal Group Size: 4 - 8 pax (can be offered to larger groups on enquiry)
Price Includes: Drinks & Snacks, Snowmobile Transfer, Guide, Snowshoes and Poles.
Programme duration: c. 3+ hours


Snowmobile Transfer to Pyhäkero hut and guided Snowshoe hike to the summit of Pyhäkero Fell.

This product includes a snowmobile-sleigh transfer to the wilderness coffee shop and cabins at the base of Pyäkero and then a guided snow-shoeing excursion to the top.

The snowshoeing itself takes c. 2.5 hours (depending on the fitness of the group) and the transfer to the wilderness cabin by snowmobile sleigh takes c. half an hour, each way, (c. 7km) from the centre of town (please count an aditional 15 mins. when the point of departure is the farm.

Price per adult: €115
Price per child (age 4-11): €85
Price per family group (maximum 2 adults and 3 children, age 12 or under): €425
Group Size Restrictions:: 3 - 8 pax (can be offered to up to 16 people on enquiry)
Price Includes: Drinks & Snacks, Snowmobile Transfer, Guide, Snowshoes and Poles.
Programme duration: c. 4 hours