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Luosto is in Sodankyla, Lapland

Luosto is a ski and safari resort in the heart of the national forest that specialises in authentic and uncommercialised Husky, Reindeer, Skidoo and Santa excursions.

With a wonderful choice of hotels or rustic log cabin accommodation this is a serene resort in the heart of Finnish Lapland.

Get in[edit]

By Air

Equidistant from both Rovaniemi and Kittila airports a short connection from Helsinki is ideal. From here ski buses, taxis or private transfers are available.

Alternatively if travelling from the UK some direct charters operate to assist in the "Search for Santa" during the peak Christmas season. For more information on these flights you can contact Canterbury Travel, the Santa specialists " [1]

By Train

Travelling to Rovaniemi from southern Finland (10-12 hours) is easy,also with a car-carrier train. There are bus connections from railway station to Luosto (SkiBus),which leave immediately following the arrival of the train.

By Bus

There is Luosto’s own SkiBus that transports holidaymakers to the area year round. During high season the bus drives four times a day and during lower season once a day.Pyhä-Luosto SkiBus is a connection to certain Finnair and Blue1 flights and the timetable may change accordingly.

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Luostos Main attractions are it's Reindeer, Husky, Santa and Skidoo activities.

Many couples choose to get married in Luosto [2]in a ski side chapel or, snow conditions allowing an Ice Chapel surrounded by thei closest of friends, having arrived by Reindeer and sleigh. [3]

However Luosto is also home to the only operating Amethyst Mine in Europe, which is also open to tourists [4]

In addition Luosto Classic is held annualy.

This classical music event breaks all boundaries in bringing the finest artistic experiences to the fells of Finnish Lapland. The heavens alone provide the roof and great old pine trees form the walls of Ukko-Luosto concert hall, which seats 2,000 with plenty of space besides for those who would simply lie in the heather. Other concert places are as extraordinary. Aittakuru is a deep ravine formed by an ancient glacial river. The stage is on the bottom near a small pond. The audience sits tens of meters above. Ahvenlampi is a scenic lake whose glimmering surface offers the acoustics and whose high banks are excellent for the audience. [5]

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Luosto has it all from Ice Climbing to Snow Sculpting. From reindeeer to huskies, to skidoos. For 2011/12 the following winter program operates in the heart of Luosto. More information can be found [6]

Mondays

10-12 SNOWMOBILE DRIVING SCHOOL Introduction to secrets of driving a snowmobile & a leisure paced drive through forests of Luosto. Also available on other days & times on request.

14.15-16.30 SNOWMOBILE SAFARI TO HUSKYFARM Snowmobile drive to huskyfarm, introduction to husky mushing, 4 km husky sleigh drive, getting to know the life of huskyfarm. Coffee&pastries.

14.45-16 VISIT THE HUSKY FARM by car


18-20 EVENING SNOWSHOE HIKE Experiencing Luosto by snow walking.Hot beverages and sausages by campfire.

Tuesdays

10-10.30 SNOW SCULPTING Get basic instructions & a sculpting kit and spend the day making your own snow art. Also available on other days & times on request. Price: 50€ /1 snow block and sculpting kit for the day (9-17)

11-14 PANORAMA SNOWMOBILE SAFARI A sightseeing safari around the beautiful Luosto. Picnic lunch and hot coffee made over open fire.


14.30-16.30 GUIDED CROSS COUNTRY SKIING Introduction to cross country skiing & an leisure paced excursion and hot juice or coffee by campfire.


18-22 REINDEER SAFARI 12 km reindeer sleigh ride through the forests to a Lappish kota for hot beverages & pastries. Car transfer.


Wednesdays

11.30-13.30 AMETHYST MINE SAFARI Snowmobile drive to the Amethyst Mine. Mine visit, stories and digging your own lucky amethyst.


13.45 -16.30 AT HOME WITH THE HUSKIES AND REINDEER Get to know the huskies and reindeer by visiting their homes by snow mobiles. Short 1 km sleigh rides. Coffee and pastries . Min. 4 pax. Price: 14.15-16.15 AT HOME WITH THE HUSKIES AND REINDEER by car.

17.30-19.30 WINTER SLEIGH RIDE TO LUMBERJACK’S LODGE Snowmobile-pulled sleigh ride through the forest to a Orressokka Lumberjacks Lodge for marshmellows and sausages by campfire outside. Price

Thursdays

9-11 MORNING SNOWSHOE HIKE Experiencing Luosto by snow walking. Hot beverages and sausages by campfire.

11.30-14.30 SLEIGH RIDE TO ICE FISHING Snowmobile pulled sleigh to a frozen river to ice fishing. Warm beverages and light lunch by campfire.

15-18 SNOWMOBILE SAFARI TO REINDEER FARM Snowmobile drive to reindeer farm, reindeer sleigh ride and getting to know the life of reindeer herding. Coffee & pastries.

15:45-17:15 VISIT THE REINDEER FARM by car.


18.30-22.30 SNOWMOBILE TO NORTHERN LIGHTS TEEPEE Snowmobile excursion (64km) to experience a northern lights presentation and slide show.


Fridays

10-10.30 SNOW SCULPTING Get basic instructions & a sculpting kit and spend the day making your own snow art. Also available on other days & times on request. Price: 50€ /1 snow block and sculpting kit for the day (9-17)

11-13 SNOWMOBILE DRIVING SCHOOL Introduction to secrets of driving a snowmobile & a leisure paced drive through forests of Luosto. Also available on other days & times on request. Price:

13.30-17.00 PYHÄ ICE CLIMBING Try ice climbing and abseiling at Pyhä’s beautiful Tajukangas ice fall. Equipment and hot beverages incl. Min. age 14y. Car transfer. Min. 3 persons.

Saturdays

10-11.30 REINDEER SAFARI A 5 km ride through the snowy forest on a sled pulled by a reindeer. Car transfers to the farm.


12-15 PANORAMA SNOWMOBILE SAFARI A sightseeing safari around the beautiful Luosto. Picnic lunch and hot coffee made over open fire.


Sundays

10.30-12.30 SNOWSHOE HIKE Experiencing Luosto by snow walking. Hot beverages and sausages by campfire.

13-15 SNOWMOBILE DRIVING SCHOOL Introduction to secrets of driving a snowmobile & a leisure paced drive through forests of Luosto. Also available on other days & times on request.

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The atmospheric Log Restaurant and Gastro Pub LuostonHovi [7] is located in the centre of Luosto resort. Hovi is a traditional log cabin restaurant catering to all tastes with an a la carte and Gasto Pub menu. It offers the best of live bands and regular events.

Available for private hire, LuostonHovi may be used for small conferences, private functions or celebrations with appropriate entertainment provided as desired.

LuostonHovi also caters to Luosto resort cabins.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Gastro Pub LuostonHovi [8] is located in the centre of Luosto resort and offers a wide selection of drinks. A Lappish favourite Salmiakki Koskenkorva is of course served (a licquorice based Vodka) along side a selective but thorough wine list.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There is a wide choice of log cabins, luxury villas and lodge log cabin accommodation in Luosto. Many prefer these for their private saunas, open wood burning fires and the occaisional steam shower. [9] Staying in these cabins can also be beneficial due to their proximity to certain activities. Some Villas for example are ski in ski out, and others such as Tallero are close to the Luoston Hovi.


Alternatively you can stay in one of two hotels the Luostotunturi Hotel or the Aurora Chalet.

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