Snowscape safari to the sacred Saivo lakes

A snowmobile safari traversing varying terrain to Pakasaivo, a canyon lake known as Lapland’s Hell and Niesasaivo

Experience the thrill of riding a snowmobile through the forests and frozen wetlands of Ylläs.
Hear tales about the Saivo lakes on the trip
and their significance in local culture.


305€ / person


7 hours


4 adults or 4 adults price 1220€

This is a full-day trip on snowmobiles traversing Lapland’s spectacular nature close to the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. The safari route winds its way through varying terrain to reach the rugged Pakasaivo, affectionately termed Lapland’s Hell. On the trip, we will stop to admire natural views typical for the region; highlands, snow-covered bogs and fells. Once we have admired the views of the gorge lake created by the thaw water of the Ice Age, we head our snowmobiles for our private Lappish kota shelter on the shores of the Saivo Lake. At the Lappish kota, our guide will make feather sticks to light the fire for preparing a delicious soup lunch. For the dessert we make a sooty pot coffee with a cinnamon roll.
or the safety reasons the safari is always with one person per snowmobile.
You need to be experienced snowmobile rider. Duration app. 6,5-7 hours with transfers.

We provide personal service and small groups.


305€ / person, 1 person / snowmobile


App. 7 hours including transfers.

Minimum group size

Minimum group size of this safari is 4 adults.

Price includes

Transportations from / to accommodation in Ylläs area, use of snowmobile 1 person/snowmobile,  equipments (winter overall, shoes, gloves, balaclava and helmet), soup lunch with bread, coffee/tea with bun, guidance service in English and in Finnish, insurance.

Things worth knowing about snowmobile safaris

  • Snowmobile safari rates include: return transfers within the Ylläs district, snowmobiling gear, fuel, guidance services, third party and comprehensive insurance (excess (personal liability) in case of accident is max. 1000 €).
  • The minimum age for riding a snowmobile is 18 years. The rider must possess  a driver’s licence valid in Finland and this licence must be carried at all times when riding the snowmobile!
  • Remember, that driving a snowmobile has a same risks as driving any other motor vehicle. In case of accident, you might get hurt!
  • The drink driving rules are the same as for cars: Don’t drink and drive!
  • For your own safety, please take any possible necessary medications with you on the safari (asthma inhalers, insulin, heart medicines, etc.).
  • We do not recommend participating on a snowmobile safari if you are pregnant.
  • Cancellations of advance orders must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the programme, otherwise the full price of the booking will be charged.


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