“I should have written this earlier, but I have been very busy after coming home. The activities wer...” Read More >> 9/10 Jennifer Scarlett 19, Jun, 2017
Taking a singles holiday to the Northern Lights is definitely an experience not to be missed. Finnish Lapland is one of the most coveted holiday destinations, with the opportunity to see the spectacular Aurora Borealis being top on most people’s lists. Astronomers have predicted a peak in the solar cycle, which means that now is the ideal time to visit. The Northern Lights are expected to be brighter over the next couple of years, than they have been in many decades. Our holiday will take you to Finish Lapland, the most Northerly portion of Finland, it is the ideal place to view the Northern Lights, far away from the urban sky glow that could steal this visual delight from you. But there is much more to Finland than the sensational luminescent sky displays.
The area is exquisite in its natural beauty, with vast expanses of pine forest stretching out as far as the eye can see. Tunturi (small rounded fells) crop up between the densely packed trees and of course the stark climactic conditions add an extra element of beauty. It is sparsely populated, making it the ideal place if you are after some tranquillity and serenity. Though of course as you’ll be travelling with a group, you won’t be short of company. Of course, Lapland is famed for being the home of Santa Claus and this fairytale element is something that really suits the beautiful scenery and magical feel of this unique travel destination.
The Harriniva Hotel *** is built close to the tranquil Muonio river, and has safari-style rooms that are built for comfort. You can expect beautiful Scandivanian style simplicity, with clean lines and minimalist décor.
Harriniva Hotel has 64 comfortable safari style rooms, all with private facilities., TV and some of the rooms also contain a sauna.
Each room is finished with wooden panels from floor to ceiling, private saunas making it very much in keeping with the area.
Itinerary for Taste Of Lapland - 9th Dec 2018
Day 1 – Arrival
Arrival at Kittilä airport and transfer to Muonio, Harriniva or Jeris. You will be issued with warm winter clothes either tonight or tomorrow morning. Dinner and overnight in cosy hotel room or cabin.
Day 2 – Husky safari
After breakfast we will go to the husky farm where you will have a guided tour and meet some of our husky pups. Learn a little about the dogs before enjoying a 6km safari. Lunch will be taken in the main hotel. Dinner and overnight in cosy hotel room or cabin.
Day 3 – Reindeer farm visit and lunch
After breakfast we will transfer you to a local reindeer farm to meet the reindeer. You will have a chance to feed them, learn how to throw a lasso and experience a short reindeer ride. Lunch will be served in the ice restaurant* before returning to the hotel. This afternoon you have some free time to explore or book an extra optional activity. Dinner and overnight in cosy hotel room or cabin.
Day 4– Snowmobiles and evening campfire
Breakfast in the restaurant. This morning we head out by snowmobiles, it will be 2 persons per snowmobile with one driving and the chance to swap drivers halfway. We will cover approx. 20km. After the safari, lunch will be served in the main restaurant. This afternoon is for you to explore the local area at your leisure. After dinner, its snowshoes on and we set off into the forest. Your guide will build a campfire around which you can enjoy a hot drink whilst waiting for a glimpse of the Northern lights. Overnight in cosy hotel room or cabin.
Day 5 – Departure
After breakfast transfer to Kittilä airport.
*Lunch in the ice restaurant is weather dependent. Should the ice restaurant not be ready or the temperature be extremely cold lunch will be served around the fire in a traditional kota.
Itinerary for Lapland TimeOut - 6th Jan & 24th March 2019
Day 1 – Arrival
Arrival at Kittila airport, transfer to Hotel Harriniva. Accommodation in cosy rooms, settle in and enjoy dinner together. Venture out to a nearby Kota in the evening and wait for the Northern Lights.
Day 2 – Husky Safari
After breakfast, you have some free time to explore the local area. Then in the afternoon you will meet with your guide and our happy huskies. After the guided tour in husky farm and driving and safety instructions you will start the 2-hour husky safari – 2 persons per husky team. The driving distance is ca. 17 km. Return to hotel. Sauna, dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Free Day
Breakfast in restaurant. This day is free for you to relax or book an option activity. Sauna, dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Snowmobile safari
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. In the morning, you have free time to go skiing on your own or to book additional tours. Early afternoon you will meet your guide who will give you the snowmobile driving instructions and safety regulations. After that you will start the safari through forests and frozen lakes, the perfect fell scenery. Driving distance is approx. 30 km. You will be driving 2 persons per snowmobile. After the active day a relaxing sauna is waiting for you. The dinner is served in the restaurant.
After your last breakfast, together you’ll travel back to Kittila airport for your flights home.
There will be plenty to keep you occupied on your singles holiday to Finish Lapland. With the opportunity to see the exquisite Northern Lights as a main highlight, there are plenty of other activities to really get excited about.
Cross-country skiing or trekking, a visit to a reindeer farm, crossing the Arctic Circle, campfire cooking, learn to throw a Lappish lasso, an evening snowshoe excursion in the forest, star gazing.
Throughout it all you’ll have our well-informed Solitair host on hand to help you out, keep you informed and make everything go smoothly. If some of the excursions don’t take your fancy, then you are very welcome to stay in the comfort of the hotel and relax. There is plenty of leisure time available for those who like their own space, as well as planned trips and exciting activities. Traditional Finnish food will be on offer and there will be plenty of hot drinks to keep you warm and snug.
You’ll certainly be spending a lot of time under the sky and the stars over the weekend. You’ll find that the sky feels so much closer, the star look so much bigger and brighter and if you catch a glimpse of the majestic Northern Lights then you’ll certainly have captured a memory that will never leave.
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon and there is no guarantee to see the Northern Lights, even if you are in the best areas. However, we have selected our dates carefully to increase your chances to spot the Northern Lights.
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Frequently asked Questions
Who are Solitair?
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Who books with Solitair?
Our customers join us from all walks of life. We have found that people choose to travel solo for many reasons, but appreciate the communal ambience created by the Solitair concept. Our guests can be single, separated, divorced, widowed or simply unable to co-ordinate holidays with family and friends. We always endeavour to balance numbers, genders and ages within each group, but naturally, we can never guarantee a particular mix of people.
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We operate our holidays with a real knowledge of the single traveller's wishes and aspirations, with recommendations personally tried and tested by ourselves. Our guests benefit from the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the past 15 years, enabling us to offer the very best singles holidays. With Solitair you will find great company, total freedom, good food and friendly hosts at all our holiday destinations.
Age - does it matter?
Definitely not... We know from our experience that a cross section of ages offers the best mix for our groups, so you will have the opportunity to meet new friends across a wide range of ages. Our experienced travel advisors will guide you towards your perfect holiday dependent on age and interests.
What is the age range of people travelling on a Solitair holiday?
Solitair arrange specific holidays for singles who want to match their age range and interests. We cater for single travellers from the ages of 29 to 79 with some holiday highlighted for particular age groups as below.
· 29 – 49 years of age
· 30 – 59 years of age
· 50 + up to 89 years of age
What is the average group size on Solitair singles holidays?
The average group size is 12 but the numbers vary depending on time of the year and destination.
What is the ratio of men to women?
We do not manage the proportion of women to men on our solo holidays. The ratio varies, but is usually around three women to each man.
How do I connect with other singles going on holiday?
Once you have booked your holiday, you can register to our site by using your booking reference number to join our on line community of single travellers. Never be bored or stressed in the airport again! Find your new friends before you travel with our email exchange service and online community. Perhaps to meet before you travel at an airport lounge, generally get to know your fellow travellers before to go on holiday or just to chat and share experiences.
Are you a dating agency?
No, we do not design our holiday packages to have any aspect of introduction or dating services. We offer holidays purely for single travellers who want to go it alone but do not want to spend their holiday on their own. Good friends do certainly result from our holidays. Although individuals have met and become a couple as a result of our holidays this is not an intention of Solitair.
First time Traveller?
We understand that going away on your own for the first time can be daunting, which is why becoming part of a Solitair group can help you feel more at ease. In the company of new friends, you can enjoy a different way of holidaying, safe in the knowledge that you are free to enjoy your own company or join others if you wish for exploration, dining, travel and fun.
I have never travelled on my own before ?
Don't worry, more than half of our single customers have never booked on their own before, so you'll be amongst likeminded people with something already in common.
Will I be left on my own?
Only if you choose to be. Our hosts are at hand to greet you at the airport at your holiday destination and organise your ice breaker get together. On all our singles holidays we arrange meals together, offer advice on excursions and answer any questions. Of course there will be plenty of time and space for you to be alone whenever you choose.
When will I meet my Solitair Representative?
Your Solitair representative will meet you either at your resort or at your destination airport.Your representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly and add that reassuring personal touch. Our friendly hosts are specially selected from the respective countries, as our experience has shown that their local knowledge and skills will add value to your holiday and also we are committed in supporting local tourism.
Can I extend my holiday?
If you would like to extend your holiday at the time of booking just ask and we can sometimes arrange this for you.
How can I book a holiday?
You can book over phone by ringing reservations on 0844 4144010 or online by simply clicking the 'Book On-line’ link and you will be guided through the booking process in easy-to-follow steps.
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By phone contact our Travel consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
What is smart price?
Smart price is an early booking discount and to take advantage of smart price you should book early and pay in full at the time of booking.
How much deposit is required to book the holiday?
You can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit for UK holidays, £200 for European holidays & £500 for Worldwide holidays anytime up to 10 weeks prior to departure.
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When do I have to pay for my holiday in full?
The balance is required no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you are due to travel within 10 weeks of making the booking, payment is required in full when you book your holiday.
What payment methods do you accept?
Payment of your holiday can be made by Debit or Credit card over the phone or online. No surcharge is levied on Credit cards, Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit, Solo and Electron cards
If I have a special request?
If you have a special request this must be made at the time of booking over the telephone or online booking. Please be advised certain request are subject to supplement for e.g: Pre bookable seats, Extra legroom seats, Pool / Sea view rooms. Special dietary request must be notified at the time of booking and vegetarian diet, gluten free diet can be catered on all our holidays. All special request must be notified at the time of booking and appropriate supplement if applicable must be paid to guarantee the service.
Will you send me a reminder when I have to pay the balance?
We do not issue reminders for the balance. Your holiday confirmation advice you the date for balance payment and serves as your final invoice.
Can I fly from my local airport?
To make your travel easier, we endeavour if available to offer direct flights to a selection of our destinations at a supplement. Or we can arrange regional connection to major airports.
When will I receive my tickets?
Your Electronic tickets and final travel details will be issued approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
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You can Contact our Holiday Consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
If there is a mistake in my confirmation, what should I do?
Telephone 0844 414 4010 quoting your booking reference number immediately on receipt of email invoice. Once confirmed and invoiced, any changes by you to your details or holiday arrangements will incur an administration fee of £50.
Can I cancel my holiday?
Yes you can. Please advise us by telephone immediately and also in writing. If you cancel you will be liable to pay cancellation fees detailed in our Booking Conditions.
Do I have to share a bedroom?
No, we recognise that people have the right to travel without the burden of additional supplement costs, which is why Solitair make no single supplement charges and we do not ask or expect you to share a room with one of your companions unless you decide to.
Do you charge a single room supplement?
No. Our prices are based on single occupnacy.
What is Share & Save option
Certain holidays we offer Share & Save option with same gender and similar age group to reduce the cost of the holiday.
Can two single friends travel together?
Although the vast majority of our customers travel alone, some people who have recently become alone or solo and are not ready to go alone do travel with a friend.
Can Solitair organise my car parking and overnight stay at the airport?
Yes just give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements.
Can I pre-book my seats on the aircraft?
Yes, you can pre book your seats on the aircraft for a supplement, please advise at the time of booking.
When are flight times confirmed?
If you contact our Customer Services approximately 7 – 10 days before the departure date, we should be able to confirm final flight times.
Why do you need my insurance and next of kin/friends details?
If you have taken your own insurance we ask for details so that in the event of an emergency, we can deal with any problems. Also to assist you if required to contact your next of kin or friend.
If I have a concern or a complaint what do I do?
Please refer to the Solitair complaints procedure the terms and conditions of booking, and you can use the Contact Us function.
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