Arrival to Rovaniemi.
Transfer from airport or railway station to your hotel 4* in the city centre (included in the package rate) Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland and the largest population hub near the Arctic Circle. It’s no wonder that Santa Claus himself has chosen the city as the location of his post office. Beyond Mr Claus and reindeer, Rovaniemi contains several other noteworthy cultural treasures.
21:30 – 00:30 Searching Northern Lights by car and on foot (included in the package rate)
Here, in Lapland, you can watch the Northern Lights 200 nights a year on average. Aurora borealis lights adorn the sky throughout the year. However, to this phenomenon has been seen, the sky must be dark enough. The best time to observe the northern lights – September to April. During the programme, you will learn a lot about this natural phenomenon, and also you can learn how to take pictures of it!
By car, we will go to a location far away from city lights, with a magnificent view of the starry sky. After a short walk, we will go to the grill and eat Lappish sausages, cooked on the open fire. Tea and coffee will also be available. Sitting by the fire, the guide will tell us about the facts, myths, and beliefs associated with the northern lights. And, if we are lucky, we will see the northern lights, shimmering in the dark blue sky. At least once in a lifetime must-see myriads of lights and colours of the Northern Lights in Lapland sky. People say that the aurora borealis occurs when “firefox” touch the trees by a tail.
INCLUDES: Hotel pickup and drop-off, three hours Aurora hunting programme, tasty sausages sizzled up over the fire, along with a hot drink, professional English speaking guide, venture into the countryside to escape the glow of Rovaniemi’s lights, learn about the science and legends of the lights from an informative local guide, unforgettable memories and selfies.
Breakfast in the hotel. Meet your guide in the lobby and departure for the group tour.
12:30-16:00 Longer trails – adrenaline snowmobile safari, 40-50 km (included in the package rate)
Looking for a proper, sporty snowmobiling experience? Then look no further, this is the one! Around Rovaniemi there are 1100 kilometres of tracks to choose from, among these are trails suitable for everyone. Your guide chooses the trails for today’s adventure and takes you off the beaten track to the woods of Arctic Circle. Regardless of if you are a beginner with snowmobiling or already have some experience, after this safari, you will feel you learned more and hopefully even got more appetite for snowmobiling! This tour is for adults only. Your guide will bring some hot beverages.
INCLUDES: return transfers from Rovaniemi city centre or Santa Claus Village, all described activities, services and equipment, guidance is in English, use of thermal clothing during the safari (thermal overall, boots, gloves, woollen socks, a scarf, and helmets), unforgettable selfies.
SPECIAL TERMS: Two 2 persons share 1 snowmobile. Single driving for the extra cost. Safari participants are held liable for damages caused to snowmobiles. The driver of a snowmobile has to be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver license – A1, T, A or B category.
Breakfast in the hotel. Meet your guide in the lobby and departure to the group tour
09:00 – 14:00 Korouoma National Park & Frozen Waterfalls (included in the package rate)
You don’t need any experience or special equipment to come with us on this tour, just a sense of adventure. Just bring the recommended clothing, backpack, and camera and we’ll provide everything else. Our shuttle will transport us to the right place. The road takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes one way. Photo stops can be made along the way to capture the stunning views of this scenic Lappish nature and its surrounding. Korouoma is a 30-kilometre long geological fracture valley in Posio. It is a part of a fracture zone in the bedrock, which is hundreds of millions of years old. At the center of Korouoma, the fracture valley forms a gorge with high cliff faces. Small streams which cascade down the cliff faces in the summer, freeze into beautiful frozen waterfalls during winter, making Korouoma the number one ice climbing destination in Finland. Upon arrival, Your guide will lead the way! This 1,5 km hike is geared towards the active traveler and contains moderate elevation gain (220m). This portion of the trip takes about 40 minutes walk. Now you can get your breath back while enjoying a snack and hot drinks by the open fire and making unique photos of wild Lappish nature. Quite frequently we see reindeer, moose, red fox along the way.
INCLUDES: hotel pickup & drop off, transportation during your journey, guided hiking 3.5 trip, complimentary snacks by the open fire, hot beverages
SPECIAL TERMS: The tour is not recommended for young (< 4y.o.) children. The route is relatively easy but requires basic physical fitness.
Breakfast in the hotel. Free day or optional activities (for an extra cost)
09:00 – 16:00 Wilderness husky tour, husky safari 30 – 40 km with campfire lunch (optional activity)
The perfect way to experience the magnificent taiga forests of Lapland. Start your tour with a pickup from Rovaniemi. Hop aboard your car, minivan or bus with your guide and admire the snow-blanketed countryside as you head for a local husky farm. Enjoy the sound of silence as you mush your own dog-team through the remote trails just north of Rovaniemi and the Arctic Circle. We travel 30 – 40 km during this tour. After or during the tour (weather dependent), we enjoy a campfire lunch. You can choose to drive your sled alone, or share the experience with a partner.
INCLUDED: Transfers from/to Rovaniemi, safety- and driving instructions, tour with a husky sled (2 adults per sled), hot juice, cookies, campfire lunch, arctic outer clothing and informative talk about huskies.
13:30-16:30 Reindeer farm visit and Sledge Ride (optional activity)
This safari will guide you through the snowy forest with one of the oldest way of travelling here in Lapland. Reindeer sleds in caravans were traditionally used to move the Sámi camps from one place to another, but it sure is a nice way to see nature and get a feel for the olden times. And who knows, maybe you see some other arctic animals too. When you come back to the farm, a warm cup of coffee or tea and a traditional snack is waiting for you.
INCLUDES: hotel pickup and drop-off, professional English speaking guide, safety instructions, reindeer ride, guided tour on the reindeer farm, coffee/tea and snack, unforgettable memories and selfies, Informative talk about reindeers.
16:30-00:00 Snow Sauna experience with outdoor jacuzzi and dinner (optional activity)
After taking a 30-minute transfer, you arrive in Arctic SnowHotel which offers an excellent opportunity to view spectacular Northern Lights. Arctic SnowHotel is a venue that offers once in a lifetime experience and the opportunity to explore snow and ice structures, spectacular ice sculptures, beautiful rooms of the hotel and arctic specialties, such as the Snow Sauna.
After the tour, it is time to get ready for your sauna experience and the guide will tell you all about the traditional Finnish sauna and gives you also a short time to try our unique Snow Sauna and see how you can get the best steam. Together with traditional Finnish sauna and outdoor jacuzzi, this is an extreme experience beyond compare! Price includes also towels and
slippers. Notice that each sauna will be booked for private use for each family. The dinner of the evening is served in a magical atmosphere by an open fire at Lappish Kota restaurant.
During the evening it is also possible to walk around the hotel area on your own and warm up at Sky bar. The bar has also a second floor with a glass roof where you can hopefully see the northern lights as well while being inside.
STARTER Colourful root vegetable soup with sour cream
MAIN COURSE OPTIONS (please choose one and inform us of your main course choice at the time of booking):
(1) Salmon glow-fried by the open fire, served with baked potato, tartar sauce, and coleslaw. (2) Sautéed reindeer with mashed potatoes, lingonberry sauce and pickles (3) Vegetable rösti with dark balsamico sauce, served with baked potato, tartar sauce and coleslaw (vegan option available)
DESSERT Flamed crepes with cloudberry jam and vanilla ice cream
INCLUDES transportation from the Rovaniemi town center and back. Pick up in front of Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus
Breakfast in the hotel. Check out till 12:00.
Transfer to the airport or train station (included in the package rate )
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