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Fabulous Lapland Tour in 5 night / 6 night January - March 2019

Day 1 (Monday): Arrival Saariselka

Arrival to Ivalo Airport and regular transfer to the Hotel Santa Tunturi**** for check-in. The unique northern countryside, national parks, lake areas,rivers and highland fells offer a wealth of opportunities for year-round travel. In winter, the Northern Lights dance across the sky up to 200 days ayear. The legendary Saariselka is the northernmost travel destination in Finland and boasts a variety of services. Here, the Sami culture is stillvery evident in everyday life. The evening offers an optional snowmobile safari tour. The safari is heading to the Igloo site, where we have thepossibility to roam around the forest nearby. We watch the Northern Lights show inside the igloo and we enjoy a Lappish Northern Lights dinner.

Day 2 (Tuesday): Saariselka
In the morning, we put on our snowshoes to feel the crunch of snow under the feet. We capture the true feeling of winter in the northern woods aswe explore the nearby white wilderness of forest and hills and the Urho Kekkonen National Park, surrounding Saariselka. The afternoon offers anoptional FatBike tour. During this snow adventure we enjoy the silence of the tranquil forests and nature around us. The evening offers an optionalNorthern Lights sleigh ride. During this brisk safari we enjoy the view and ride. If we are lucky, the sky will be clear to see the moon, the stars andeven the Northern Lights may appear.

Day 3 (Wednesday): Saariselka-Sinetta
This morning we continue our adventure to Sinetta, located 25 km from Rovaniemi. Along the way, we visit one of the highlights of the tour –traditional Sami farmers who tell us about their reindeers, and teach us how to throw the Suopunki (Sami lasso). Sitting in a two-person sleigh,pulled by a reindeer, we experience this traditional and peaceful way of moving through the white landscape over the lake and through the forest.A typical Sami three course lunch is included at the farm. Check in at Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos. We enjoy the warmth of our Glass Iglooand weather permitting we will have the opportunity to marvel at the amazing Northern Lights. In the evening we are invited for a traditionalLappish three course dinners in a magnificent wooden “Kota”. The late evening also offer an optional snow sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi experiencewhere only the sauna benches are made of wood!

Day 4 (Thursday): Sinetta – Rovaniemi
We depart to Rovaniemi and check-in at Hotel Santa Claus****. We are in for yet another winter adventure with a visit to the Husky Farm & Safari.We embark on a run through the forest behind our packs of huskies. After the trip there is time to visit the farm and enjoy a traditional outdoorlunch of Lappish sausage grilled on the campfire followed by Lappish pancakes. The day continues with a visit to the world-famous Santa ClausVillage, built right on the Arctic Circle and home to the real Santa Claus. The late evening offers optional snowmobile excursion to the AuroraBorealis camp.

Day 5 (Friday): Rovaniemi-Kemi-Rovaniemi
Today we experience one of the highlights of our winter adventure. We travel to Kemi, board the Sampo Icebreaker and spend 4 hours on thisunforgettable vessel breaking though the ice of the northern Gulf of Bothnia. This extraordinary experience includes a guided tour of the ship, iceswimming and a three-course lunch at the on-board restaurant. In the middle of the largest ice field in Europe, we have the opportunity to jump inthe sea and float! Everyone is fitted with a warm survival suit and those who dare receive a certificate by the ship authorities. Back in Rovaniemi,the evening offers an optional tour to “The Magic of the Arctic Circle”, an idyllic Igloo which opens it door fort special event. We enjoy a dinner withlocal specialities and if we are lucky we will be dazzled by the Nordic light.

Day 6 (Saturday): Rovaniemi
Departure transfer to Rovaniemi airport.

  • 5 overnights at 4 star hotels
  • 5 x buffet breakfast
  • 1 dinner, 2 lunches and 1picnic as specified in the program
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Snowshoes safari, Sami reindeer farm visit and sleigh ride, Husky Farm visit and ride, Sampo Icebreaker visit and ice swimming
  • Service of English and Spanish speaking tour escort on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Outdoor clothing for winter activities/safaris mentioned in the program
  • Regular arrival transfer Ivalo Airport to Hotel Santa Tunturi and departure transfer Hotel Santa Claus to Rovaniemi Airport.
  • Please note the optional tours have to be pre-booked.

  • 5-hour evening snowmobile safari tour in Saariselka: EUR 200.00 per person
  • 3-hour FatBike snow adventure: EUR 95.00 per person
  • 3-hour Aurora Borealis sleigh ride: EUR 90.00 per person
  • Snow sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi in Sinetta: EUR 65.00 per person
  • 3-hour snowmobile tour to Aurora Borealis camp: EUR 65.00 per person
  • 3-hour tour “The Magic of the Arctic Circle”: EUR 115.00 per person
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