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Annukka Rantalainen

10 yeas of experience in wilderness guiding and Lapland tourism

I have a colorful experience as a guide among other work experience in tourism and administration in Lapland for already 10 years but also as an entrepreneur for 5 years in Peurasuvanto Holiday Village where we had guided tour mainly for French clients in winter activities.


In addition I have been working for one year as a Coordinator in development of tourism in Sodankylä municipality and as a Manager of Luosto Classic event. Earlier I have worked as a Coordinator in big safari company in Rovaniemi and also in marketing and sales of Igloo Village in Saariselkä.

I was born in Sodankylä, town 65 km North West from Pyhätunturi. I have been going to the forest since I was a little girl: picking berries, hiking and fishing, activities that are typical for Lappish culture. I took part in girl scouts when I was younger and there we learned already a lot about nature and wilderness skills. Studies in the School of Economics in Environmental management  took me to Southern Finland almost for decade. But I always knew I will be back in Lapland. 


My company values consist of respecting the nature and I emphasize sustainable travel and preservation of ecological resources. I'm passionate outdoor and nature explorer and I love to guide people to see the beauty of nature as well.

Guiding services, Marketing & Sales, Project Planning as my main fields 

Company LumiTuli Experiences is based in Pyhätunturi and  I offer guided tours mainly in Pyhä-Luosto area but also in Sodankylä, Pelkosenniemi and Kemijärvi neighborhood.

I work in close cooperation with other companies in Pyhä-Luosto resorts: for example Kairankutsu - Call of the Wilderness: www.kairankutsu.fi and Lucky Ranch: www.luckyranch.fi. I also work in cooperation with companies in Luosto like Reindeer farm Jaakkola www.luostonporosafarit.fi.


I have done different kind of marketing and social media projects and project planning for other companies and communities so if you would like to outsource some of your activities in that field, please contact me and let me know what kind of needs your company may have. My working languages are Finnish, English, French and Swedish.


My company, LumiTuli Experiences offers also planning projects and producing events and recreation events for companies and communities. Follow my adventures and photos also in  Instagram: @arantalainen.


LumiTuli Experiences

Guided tours and stories about Lapland nature, local culture and history

LumiTuli Experiences is based in Pyhä-Luosto, Eastern part of Lapland in Finland. Lumi is a Finnish word meaning snow and Tuli means fire - these are the components I work with and where I also get a lot of energy.


LumiTuli Experiences provides wilderness guiding, planning of activities and hiking trips in Lapland area, especially in Pyhä-Luosto National Park and its surroundings. In winter, services consist of planning your tour for example in skies or snowshoes: you can decide the length of your hike from 2 hours to whole day hike. It can include lunch of some local delicacies enjoyed beside the fire or just drinks during the hike. Prices start from 65 euros to 130 euros depending on time and demandings for hike or other activity.


In summer and Autumn I provide guided day hikes in Pyhä-Luosto area and longer overnight hikes also in other parts of Lapland for example in Urho Kekkonen National Park in Inari, Northern Lapland. You may also ask for offer for  the whole activity package including many kind of tours transfers included if you stay longer in this area.

Safety is considered very important aspect in my tours. I have first aid skills (qualified in Finnish Red Cross course ) and also in my spare time I'm a member of volunteer Fire Department where we are training operations for example in accident and search situations in the wilderness.


Adventures in wilderness


Hiking with a local guide in Pyhä-Luosto National Park

When you visit a new destination do you enjoy to get to know the local activities and people? Would you like to do it safely with a professional local guide?  LumiTuli Experiences is ready to serve your every need. From planning the detailed itinerary, to providing transportation arrangements from Rovaniemi to Pyhätunturi and Luosto, I can plan a day hike suitable for you or a package of activities for several days. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and let your mind explore.

  • 2,5 hour easy hike in National Park or its surroundings: beautiful views with stories about the nature and history, local culture and animals

       65 €/person, children age 6-14 years 35 €/person                    (coffee and cookies beside the fire included)

  • 6 hour day hike in National park or its surroundings: beautiful views and stories about the nature and history, local culture and animals

       130 €/person, children age 6-14 years 70 €/person

       (snack lunch and coffee beside the fire included


Overnight hiking trip for adventurous minds

If your idea of a perfect vacation includes deeper desire to be in the nature, then look no further than this exclusive tour. I am here to take care of all of the details of the gear and the trail; from planning the perfect itinerary to providing a unique and memorable hike in Pyhä-Luosto National Park or some other hiking trail in Lapland staying the night in a tent or in a wilderness hut. Contact me and we will make a plan for a perfect hike!


4 days hiking trip in UKK Park on 11th July till 14th July 2019

Looking to experience breathtaking scenery of midnight sun and fells of Lapland? Then this 4 days hiking trip is meant for you. We hike in fell area and riversides, learning about the nature and animals of the area. In this hike you need to be in basic hiking fit but no need for earlier experience. 


As your guide I will be planning the day hikes and in the evening we cook together with the group.

Group size is from 2-8 person. You need to have basic gear like backpack, tent and the outdoor hiking wear and good hiking shoes.

The price is 280 €/person including guiding services, 1 meal in the evening and the plan for the daily hikes. If you would like you to join in or ask for more details, don't hesitate to ask: lumituliexperiences@gmail.com


Plan of perfect vacation in the nature

Does being in nature make you feel calm and relaxed? Have you always wanted to spend your vacation in the nature, hiking, canoeing, enjoying the beautiful views on top of fell or listening to the wind and birds in the forest. If so, then my services is a great choice for you. LumiTuli Experiences goes deeper by introducing the real wilderness, history and local traditions. I will make a perfect plan including all the activities you would like to include in your vacation in Lapland nature. Knowledge of the conditions, trails, activities and area makes it easier for you to just enjoy your stay in Lapland and let me do the work for it.

If you would like to experience the real Lapland - do it with LumiTuli Experiences, your local guide for real adventures.

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