Lapland Tour of ROVANIEMI, KEMI & RUKA 5 Days/ 4 nights January - March 2022
BEGIN YOUR MOST UNFORGETTTABLE ADVENTURE IN THE FAMOUS CAPITAL OF LAPLAND, ROVANIEMI. PREPARE FOR AN UNIQUE AUTHENTIQUE EXPERIENCE WHERE YOU WILL SLEEP UNDER THE ARCTIC SKY IN A GLASS IGLOO, ENJOY A HUSKY SAFARI RUN AND TAKE A TYPICAL SAUNA TOUR. SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE WILL RESTORE YOUR CHILDHOOD FAITH IN THE MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS. A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE IS AWAITING YOU IN ARCTIC EUROPE !
- Snow Castle Kemi visit and entrance
- Snowmobile Safari in the wilderness
- Husky Safari with sleigh ride
- Sauna Tour
- Santa Claus Village with meeting with Santa Claus
- Night in a Glass Igloo
DAY 1: WEDENSDAY ARRIVAL - ROVANIEMI
Welcome to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland! Arrival and own transportation to the hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight.
DAY 2: THURSDAY ROVANIEMI - RUKA
Breakfast, lunch & dinner INCLUDED
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your tour leader at the reception and departure to Kemi. Today you will have the chance tovisit the world-famous Snow Castle. Step into a winter wonderland any day of the year. Walk on the snowy floors andadmire the amazing ice sculptures in this fairy-tale-like attraction. Have fun in the ice slide, sit by the ice tables in arestaurant built entirely from ice. After the visit enjoy a lunch at the restaurant (included)
Continue your journey to Ruka. Arrival and check-in at the hotel and dinner. After dinner when the night falls and starsbegin to shine, we start the engines and drive into the dark night. It is time for a 2h snowmobile tour in the forest, awayfrom the streetlights, the Northern Sky shows its true colors. With good luck, we might even see the Northern lights lightingthe sky. Return at the hotel and overnight.
DAY 3: FRIDAY RUKA
Breakfast at the hotel. We will start the morning with some adrenaline! We drive to the Husky Farm where we will hear thehuskies ready and eager to go out with us! We will meet up with the mushers and hear how to control and drive the sled.Looking around the farm we get to know about the huskie’s life and habits. Soon we get our own husky team, and we driveinto the silent forest (2 persons/ sledge). As we prepare to leave the barking and howling of the dogs gets louder andlouder, impatiently waiting to go running. Finally, when we start the huskies begin to pull you silently and content. When wereturn, we can thank the dogs for their work and cuddle with them, memorizing the moment with pictures. We will warm upwith coffee, bun and sausage. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening get ready for a real Finnish experience! We drive toIisakki's sauna one of the first saunas awarded with the Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience -certificate. You will meetyour local sauna guide who will tell you about the original sauna culture and why it is so important to Finns! The saunaguide also joins into the sauna and shows what to do there (Please note: No one is naked during this experience; you canwear you bathing suit or towel in the sauna). Spice up your sauna experience also with warm outdoor jacuzzi or dip in theice hole! Sauna is suitable for everyone from small children to grandparents. During the sauna experience berry juice andwater is served as well as small snacks. After the sauna experience it is time to enjoy traditional Lappish buffet dinner withlocal delicacies. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
DAY 4: SATURDAY ROVANIEMI
Arctic Snow Hotel – Glass Igloo
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Rovaniemi. Today you will visit to the world-famous Santa Claus Village, built right onthe Arctic Circle and home to Santa Claus. Stop by his busy post office where you can ask Santa to send a letter to yourloved ones just before Christmas. Take a step into the magical world of Santa’s home and meet Santa himself. No wordscan describe the emotions of this fairy-tale-like moment. It is something you will always remember. A must for any visit toLapland. The journey continues south to Sinetta following the winding roads through the snowy forest and arriving at theunique Arctic Snow Hotel, where you will check-in to your private Glass Igloo. Enjoy the warmth of your Glass Igloo andweather permitting you will have the opportunity to marvel at the amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Boreal) and the millionsof stars from the comforts of your bed. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: FRIDAY ROVANIEMI – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Own transfer to Rovaniemi Airport.
THE RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
- 4 nights in First Class hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
- 4 breakfasts, buffet style
- 3 dinner, 1 lunch as mentioned in the program.
(all lunches & dinners are 3-course meals or buffets including coffee, unless otherwise specified)
- Bi-lingual Tour Escort (Italian & Spanish) from Day 2 to Day 4 inclusive
- The long-distance coach from day 2-4 offers WIFI
- All tours and transportation, as mentioned in the program.
- Visits, excursions and entrances as mentioned in the program.
- Outdoor clothing for winter activities/safaris as mentioned in the program. For further information please consult the general conditions
- Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 piece of hand luggage per person
Please note! Regular Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from Kirkenes Airport and to Rovaniemi Airport and only on the published official date of end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking driver and is shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved.