- Travelled 16 March 2014
You HAVE to go! Or you're missing out!!
I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have for everyone at The White Circle, Torassieppi and Harriniva. I had an amazing time and would recommend visiting beautiful Finland to everyone! From the initial enquiries about the trip through booking, paying and actually going everything was smooth, informed and all staff were very helpful and expert in their field of work. They all seemed to have a passion for their job which was enlightening. I was very impressed with the communication between myself and The White Circle and yet ensured you knew everything you needed to before going on the holiday.
Torassieppi is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places I have ever visited and without hesitation I would go back! I would even go as far as to say I would live there! The accommodation was clean, warm, comfortable and a pleasure to stay in. The food was hearty, beautifully presented and locally sourced and there was an organic theme running through the food and drink. Staff welcomed me warmly every morning and would go out of their way to ensure you were happy. I liked how the rep Katrina made sure she met all guests and was always available whether it be around Torassieppi or via her phone number which we were all given. She organised a fantastic 50km snowmobile safari for me with very short notice and I got the feeling she and all staff just wanted guests to have the best time they could.
The clothing and equipment which I was supplied with was clean, great quality and comfortable. Guests are able to use equipment as often as they want which meant I was able to try everything I wanted to whenever I wanted to. The Snow Hotel is beautiful and staying the night there is an amazing experience that I will never forget. Staff gave me a flask of hot juice, sleeping bag, karribu, linen and a helpful advice sheet to take with me. It is definately worth staying there as the igloo rooms are beautifully carved and there is a bar and restaurant inside too which are lovely. All trips were well organised, safe and very, very memorable! Staff are happy to take photographs and answer all questions.
Huskies and reindeer are very well cared for, have excellent living conditions and are happy and healthy due to the love and care which the staff obviously have for the lovely animals. The huskies are of a wonderful temperament and it's heartwarming to see how excited they are to be able to run and play freely. They're beautiful animals (especially the puppies!! So cute.), staff are experts and happy to help and teach you new things such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and how best to see the Northern Lights amongst other things. I would definitely go on a White Circle holiday if you are considering it! It is well worth the money. Thank you for an amazing time. The highlight of the trip was seeing the inspiring Northern Lights, so if nothing else takes your fancy, go and just see them!! Faye x
Reviewed 11 April 2014