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New Year In Lapland

8 days
7 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

$ 4,950.00 (double occupancy)
$ 6,065.00 (single occupancy)
$ 4,555.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 4,200.00 (Child 07-12 years sharing with parents)

Dates:

Dec 25, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018 

Hotels:

Saariselkä - Santa’s Tunturi Hotel **** 
Kirkenes - Thon Hotel Kirkenes ****  ( Optional: Kirkenes Snow Hotel – Snow Igloo )
Rovaniemi  - Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus ****

Included:

  • 07 nights in First Class hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities 
  • 07 breakfasts, buffet style
  • 02 dinners, 04 lunches & 01 picnic as mentioned in the program
  • Bi-lingual Tour Escort (English & Spanish or Portuguese) from Day 01 to Day 08 inclusive 
  • Arrival transfer from Ivalo Airport 
  • Departure transfer to Rovaniemi Airport 
  • All tours and transportation, as mentioned in the program
  • Visits, excursions and entrances as mentioned in the program
  • Outdoor clothing for winter activities mentioned in the program.

Highlights & Experience:

  • Activities everyday
  • Christmas dinner in Saariselkä
  • King Crab Safari
  • Reindeer farm visit with sleigh ride
  • Snowshoes Safari
  • Visit Arctic Snow Hotel and dinner
  • Husky farm visit with sledge drive 
  • Rovaniemi and Santa Claus Village
  • Sampo Icebreaker cruise & ice swimming
  • Kemi Snow Castle visit
  • New Year’s Eve gala dinner
  • A visit from Santa Claus at Santa Claus Hotel
  • 01 night in a Snow Igloo (optional)

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Arrival – Saariselkä

Arrival to Ivalo Airport and regular transfer to the hotel for check-in. In Saariselkä, in the far North of Finnish Lapland, lies the popular resort of Inari-Saariselkä. 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 a year. The legendary Saariselkä is the northernmost travel destination in Finland and boasts a variety of services. In Inari and other villages in the area, the Sami culture is still very much in evidence in everyday life. Here is where you find the genuine Lapland.
The rest of the day is at leisure. Please consult the Borealis Destination Management welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your Tour Director.

Options: Christmas Dinner - Included
Day 2  : Kirkenes

An early departure in driving further north to visit Kirkenes and its most famous attraction the Snowhotel. The small town is the capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the east located north east in Northern Norway, close to the Russian border.
Today you will enjoy the amazing experience of the “KING CRAB SAFARI”, departing from your hotel at 13.00 hours.

Options: Visit The Snow Hotel & Dinner
Overnight In A Snow Igloo With Dinner & Visit
King Crab Safari - Included
Day 3  : Kirkenes – Saariselkä

Depart Kirkenes travelling south through the northern Lapland landscape to the center of Sami world at Inari, the capital of Lapland. Here we visit the Sami culture centre and parliament set in the heart of Sápmi in a unique natural landscape on the shore of Lake Inari and serves as a centre for Sámi self-governance, culture, education and know-how. Modern conference premises, facilities and technology go hand in hand with genuine, living Sámi culture. Lunch is included.
After the visit, onto the tiny village of Saariselkä, the centre of Finland’s winter sports.
Check-in to the hotel and the rest of your day is at leisure.

Day 4  : Saariselkä

In the morning, get ready for some fresh air activity literally following the footsteps of the Sami.

Options: Cross Country Skiing Trip
Snowshoes Safari - Included
Day 5  : Saariselkä - Rovaniemi

In the morning after breakfast, the adventure continues as we travel south to Rovaniemi. Heading towards Rovaniemi, you stop on the banks of the Kemi-joki river to enjoy one of the most idyllic Sami reindeer farms of the region.

Options: Sami Reindeer Farm & Sleigh Ride - Included
Day 6  : Rovaniemi – Santa Claus Village - Rovaniemi

Departing late in the morning for the next step on the winter adventure. Heading towards Rovaniemi, you stop on the banks of the Kemi-joki river to enjoy one of the most idyllic Husky Safaris of the region. 

Options: Husky Farm & Safari - Included
Day 7  : Rovaniemi – Kemi (Ice-breaker Cruise) – Rovaniemi

Time for a swim as we head to the town of Kemi for a full day of activities. First a visit to see how to construct the impressive Snow Castle complex one of the largest in the world with its special snow slide and snow sculptures and complex. Later you will experience one of the highlights of your winter adventure as we board the Sampo Icebreaker and spend 4 hours on this unforgettable vessel breaking though the ice of the northern Gulf of Bothnia.

Options: Sampo Ice Breaker & Ice Swimming - Included
New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner - Included
Mystical New Year’s Party
Day 8  : Rovaniemi – Departure

Breakfast and the rest of your day at leisure until your regular transfer to Rovaniemi airport in good time for your departure flight.