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Digital fam trip - Winter 2:
Ivalo - Inari - Utsjoki - Nuorgam - Kirkenes
22.-23. March 2021

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Online experiences for tour operators

The digital fam trip is a webinar in which a region or company presents its activities and services virtually via authentic, pre-produced videos. On March 22 and 23, you will have the opportunity to meet providers from IvaloInari, Utsjoki and Nuorgam in Finland as well as Kirkenes in Norway.

The digital fam trip is aimed at international tour operators. Participation is free of charge. To participate you only have to fill out the form below. Registration is possible until March 2. The link to participate will be sent to you by mail shortly before the digital fam trip takes place. 

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Program

Day 1, Monday, 22. March 2021

9.00 - 12.00 (CET, Central European time), 2 breaks of 15 minutes in between
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Day 2, Tuesday, 23. March 2021

9.00 - 12.00 (CET, Central European time), 2 breaks of 15 minutes in between
detailed program follows

Ivalo

International Ivalo with EU’s northernmost airport is the gateway to the North. The village is the administrative centre for the municipality of Inari, and also its largest population centre, so it comes as no surprise that this is where one can find the broadest range of services in northern Lapland. Ivalo’s village centre boasts the best sandy beach in the mighty River Ivalojoki – a unique feature in these latitudes.

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Hotelli Ivalo Oy

Hotel Ivalo is a meeting point for Lapland travellers who expect quality. International atmosphere is present throughout the year at the Lappish retreat by the Ivalo river. Visitors can enjoy the exquisite service, the culinary delights, not to mention the variety of experiences in nature for every season. Hotel Ivalo is suitable for both families, groups or bunch of friends – lone wanderers will also enjoy their stay.

Contact: Christin Sieppi

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Destination Inari / Inari-Saariselkä Tourism

Inari is one of Finland’s major and most international tourist destinations. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the district each year, and the tourist seasons fluctuate seamlessly in time with the four magnificent seasons. Inari-Saariselkä Tourism markets the region’s visiting options.

Contact: Marja Kumpuniemi

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Visit Inari - Safaris & Accommodation

Inari offers unforgettable experiences in the arctic nature combined with a firsthand introduction to Sámi culture and traditions. Visit Inari Oy is a family business originating from Inari with roots date back almost 40 years and provides hotel and cabin accommodation and a wide selection of wilderness safaris and Sámi culture tours all year round.

Contact: Petri Saastamoinen

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Nellim Wilderness Hotels & Safaris

Nellim Wilderness Hotels & Safaris is a family-owned company with four resorts in Northern Lapland and offer high-quality accommodation, tasty meals and a great variety of activities both in summer and winter. The hotels are in nature´s most beautiful places: by lakes and rivers, away from light pollution and busy city life. The special location close to nature, in each hotel, gives the best possibilities to see the Northern Lights in wintertime.

Contact: Lotta Korkiala

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Siida - Sámi Museum and Nature Centre

The Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida is located in the town of Inari, in the Sámi Homeland. The Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre are responsible for organizing activities at Siida. The exhibitions and events give all visitors a window into the north: The museum provides information on the ancient and vibrant Sámi culture and on arctic nature.

Contact: Minna Muurahainen

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Tradition Hotel Kultahovi

Tradition Hotel Kultahovi has been welcoming friends of Lapland to the rapids of River Juutua for over 80 years. Beside the glimmering Midnight Sun and the blazing Northern Lights the visitor can experience the varied traditions of the region: Sami culture, traditional life of Lapland, fabulous surrounding nature, the gold rush and the architectural heritage. The hotel offers even an all-sky Aurora camera in winter and an underwater fish camera in summertime.

Contact: Kaisu Nikula

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Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna

Our hotel, well-known as an exclusive resort, provides a wide range of services for both holiday makers and corporate clients. Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna is located in the middle of a village on a fell. The Arctic ocean is just a day-trip away from Saariselkä. Our accommodation options also include high-level holiday apartments. The holiday-maker, or even a whole group of them, is guided on nature trails and safaris by our partner Lapin Safarit. The services are easily found in-house.

Contact: Asko Antikainen

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Utsjoki

Utsjoki is the northernmost municipality of Finland and Finland’s only municipality with a majority of Sámi population. Utsjoki offers an opportunity to experience modern, everyday Sámi culture: a culture you can live, see, hear, taste and feel.

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Holiday Village Valle

Holiday Village Valle is a family owned, small hotel with roots in the Sámi culture. It is located in the most remote and peaceful area of Finland – Utsjoki and offers high quality accommodation, food and activities, without big industrial tourism. The area in the northernmost point of Finland is surrounded by great wilderness and just 80km away from the Arctic ocean. Utsjoki is one of the best places in Lapland to see the Aurora Borealis, the Northern lights, because of the extreme Northern location. Statistically there are Northern lights in 3 of 4 nights!

Contact: Satu Laiho

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Nuorgam

Nuorgam is the northernmost village in Finland and the EU, located 500 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, and a stone’s throw from the Arctic Ocean.

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Nuorgam Holiday Village is a family-run company and located in the Municipality of Utsjoki, a charming destination set in a small and idyllic riverside indigenous Sámi village, the village of Nuorgam, just a few kilometres from the Finnish–Norwegian border. The five-star location is situated at the northernmost point of Finland and the European Union and only half an hour’s drive from the Arctic Ocean. Nuorgam Holiday Village provides a wide range of recreational and activity opportunities on the shores of the great Tenojoki River and in the heart of the enchanting fell highlands, right on the edge of the Kaldoaivi Wilderness Area.

Contact: Marjatta Holmberg

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Varanger

Varanger is the furthest away from Norway’s capital, found at the far North East. Norway’s easternmost point is the island of Hornøya just outside Vardø, which is a about the same longitude as Saint Petersburg, Istanbul and Alexandria, and nearly all of Finland is to the west.

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Destination Kirkenes / Visit Kirkenes

Kirkenes, located north east in Northern Norway about 400 km north of the Arctic Circle, is known as the capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the east. Just 15 km far from the Russian border, 10% of the people in Kirkenes are Russians. Kirkenes is the turning point of the Hurtigruten coastal steamer. During winter, activities like dog-sledge trips, snowmobile tours, northern light and king crab safaris are offered. Experiences in summer are fishing for giant crab, river boat trips to the Russian borderline, quad bike safari through the taiga or hiking tours.

Contact: Monika Raab

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Thon Hotel Kirkenes

Thon Hotel Kirkenes has with 143 bright and modern guest rooms a capacity for up to 300 guests and is the town’s largest conference hotel.The hotel is located on the quay in central Kirkenes, with unobstructed views of the fjord.

Contact: Helena Friskilæ

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Scandic Kirkenes

Scandic Kirkenes is centrally located, close to the Snow Hotel and the Varanger museum and offers a wide range of possibilities for anyone who wants to explore the region. With its ideal location and access to authentic Norwegian nature, Scandic Kirkenes is also a great starting point for visits to the North Cape, the 3 border mark where Norway, Finland and Russia meet or trips to the national park 'Øvre Pasvik Nasjonalpark'. Visitors can experience unique activities like king-crab fishing or trips on snowmobiles, ATVs or dog sleds along the Russian border.

Contact: Anita Elisabeth Svortevik

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Digital Fam Trip

Ivalo - Inari - Utsjoki - Nuorgam - Kirkenes
22.-23. March 2021

We are pleased about your interest in participating in the VAE II digital fam trips. Unfortunately, the maximum number of participants is already reached, but we would like to place you on a waiting list in case there will be a repetition of the digital fam trips. In any case you will be provided with the recording of the digital fam trip you are interested in.