Arrival to Rovaniemi.
Transfer from airport or railway station to your hotel 4* in the city center (included in the package)
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)
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 on the dark blue sky. At least once in a lifetime must-see myriads of lights and colors of the Northern Lights in Lapland sky. People say that the aurora borealis occurs when “firefox” touch the trees by the 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 to the group tour
11:00-13:00 Rovaniemi by a local – Guided City Tour and Lunch (included in the package)
A peek into local lifestyle and plenty of everyday stories along the reindeer antler street plan. Take a walk through Rovaniemi following Alvar Aalto’s reindeer antler street plan. All the city sights are reviewed during the city walk, but in addition to facts, you will hear real stories, about real life and how the city’s landmarks are a part of every day of the locals. With a Rovaniemi born-and-bred guide you are taken to the football stadium, the library, and the church. Together you will walk along the river shores, stop for a campfire break and continue to a local cafe for a tasty Rovaniemi waffle lunch.
INCLUDES: professional guided city walk, campsite break with hot beverage, lunch
Free time optional activities
19:30 – 22:30 Aurora Ice Floating (for extra cost)
Dip yourself into a frozen lake under the Auroras and let your mind rest, sounds bizarre, doesn’t it! Tonight, this is possible! This guided floating is totally safe with a high-quality rescue suit that covers your whole body and keeps you dry. As you have your own clothing under the suit you will not get cold even in the open 0-degree water. The circumstances are truly arctic!
If the weather is clear, we can see beautiful stars and may even get to marvel the magnificent Northern Lights.
INCLUDES: Winter clothing, transfers, floating, hot drinks and guiding
NOTICE: Minimum height for floating is 120 cm
Breakfast in the hotel.
Free time or optional activities
11:15 – 13:45 Husky farm visit and Husky Safari, 6-10 km (for extra cost)
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. A trip from the city will not take more than 20 minutes.
Husky tour with 45-minute husky safari (travel distance approx 6-10 km) will take around 2,5 hour. A perfect way to enjoy the thrill of mushing a dog team with your family. Meet dogs, learn how to drive your sled and then head off for a thrilling dash through the magical snowy forest. Afterward, there will be time to mingle with the dogs, have a snack with juice and cookies around the fire.
INCLUDES: Transfers from/to Rovaniemi, safety- and driving instructions, 45-minute tour with a husky sled (max 2 adults and 2 children per sled), hot juice, cookies, and snack, arctic outer clothing and informative talk about huskies, unforgettable memories and selfies.
18:30 – 22:00 Searching for the Auroras by snowmobiles, 20-30 km (included in the package)
You will be at a premium Aurora Borealis sighting location at the best time to spot the magic lights. Driving through the dark landscapes is an awesome experience itself but if the sky is clear and you are lucky, you can experience the beautiful show of northern lights, a star-studded sky or mystical full moon. Our goal is a wilderness camp at a location where you have a clear view of the northern sky. Good stories, a tasty snack and hot beverages are guaranteed, even if the Auroras would fail us tonight!
INCLUDES: return transfers from Rovaniemi city center, all described activities, services and equipment, guidance is in English, use of thermal clothing during the safari (thermal overalls, boots, gloves, woolen socks, a scarf and helmets), unforgettable selfies
SPECIAL TERMS: Two 2 persons share 1 snowmobile, kids in sledge. Single driving for 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. Free day or optional activities:
18:30-21:30 Night safari in a reindeer sledge, 2-3 km ride (for extra cost)
Like a fairy tale – traveling through a snowy nocturnal forest in a sledge pulled by a reindeer Experience the most traditional mode of transport in Lapland and learn about the oldest livelihood by visiting a reindeer farm. The night-time ride away from the city lights gives you a perfect opportunity to look out for the Aurora Borealis. Reindeers jog along with their path and you can curl up in the sledge (2 persons/sledge) and enjoy the idyllic ride. Back at the farm, we will have a cup of coffee and a sweet bun while we listen to the reindeer herder’s tales on his lifestyle.
INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from Rovaniemi city centre and Santa Claus Village, professional English speaking guide, safety instructions, reindeer ride (1h), guided tour on the reindeer farm, coffee/tea, Informative talk about reindeers, unforgettable memories and selfies
ACTIVITY PRICE: 149 €/adult, 99 €/child (3-12 years old)
20:30 – 22:30 Northern Light Flight (for extra cost)
Enjoy a wonderful journey through a star-studded sky in order to see one of the most spectacular natural phenomena known to man.
Aurora Borealis is “dancing” on the Arctic sky from 80-90% of the dark nights. The phenomenon is not always available to witness from the ground, clouds block the visibility and keep us waiting. Don’t miss your chance to see the lights on your precious holiday time! The Northern Light Flight will climb above the clouds and fly you closer to admire this natural wonder.
The transfer will pick you up from the hotel reception (Rovaniemi central area hotels) and bring you to Rovaniemi airport. Piper PA31 private jet has 7 passenger seats and two pilots will be taking good care of you while chasing the lights. Flight time is around 1 hour, including takeoff and landing. You will be transferred back to the hotel – hopefully with good memories and camera shots.
PLEASE NOTE: Northern Lights are a natural occurrence and we are unable to guarantee activity, vibrancy or colour on the evening of the flight. The right can be cancelled or rescheduled in case the weather conditions do not permit the departure. The tour is not recommended for young children.
INCLUDES: hotel pickup and drop-off, aurora flight 60+ minutes, takeoff and landing preparations, professional guidance is in English
Breakfast in the hotel. Check out till 12:00.
Transfer to the airport or train station (included in the package rate)
INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE