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Land of The Northern Lights

16 days
15 nights

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$ 7,010.00 (double occupancy)
$ 8,900.00 (single occupancy)
$ 6,450.00 (triple occupancy)
$ 5,940.00 (* (children 7-12 year old (sharing a room with parents)

*Please note! The dinner included in the program will apply a supplement of EUR 150 for group 1 due to the special New Year’s Eve Dinner.

Dates:

Dec 28, 2018 - Jan 12, 2019 
Jan 25, 2019 - Feb 09, 2019 
Feb 08, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 
Feb 22, 2019 - Mar 09, 2019 
Mar 01, 2019 - Mar 16, 2019 
Mar 08, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019 

Hotels:

  • Oslo - Thon Opera Hotel ****
  • Harstad - Scandic Harstad ***+
  • Svolvaer - Thon Hotel Lofoten ****
  • Tromso - Radisson Blu Tromso ****
  • Alta - Thon Hotel Alta ***+
  • Saariselka - Santa’s Tunturi Hotel ****
  • Kirkenes - Thon Hotel Kirkenes ****
  • Sinetta - Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos
  • Rovaniemi - Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus****

Included:

  • 15 nights in First Class hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities 
  • 15 breakfasts, buffet style
  • 3 dinners, 4 lunches & 1 picnic as mentioned in the program
  • Bi-lingual Tour Escort (English & Spanish or Portuguese) from Day 1 to Day 16 inclusive 
  • 3-hours guided city tour of Tromso
  • Flight from Oslo to Harstad included
  • Regular departure transfer from Harstad Airport
  • Regular transfer to Rovaniemi Airport 
  • The long-distance coach from day 2-15 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

Highlights & Experience:

  • Activities everyday
  • Sail along the coast of Norway
  • The magnificent Lofoten Islands by sea
  • Fishing Village Walk & Dinner at Borsen Spiseri in Svolvaer
  • Visit to the award-winning Alta Museum & the Northern Lights Cathedral in Alta
  • 1 night in a Glass Igloo
  • Visit Arctic Snow Hotel and dinner
  • King Crab Safari
  • Reindeer farm visit with sledge drive
  • Snowshoes Safari
  • Husky farm visit with sledge drive 
  • Rovaniemi and Santa Claus Village
  • Sampo Icebreaker cruise & ice swimming
  • Kemi Snow Castle visit (no guarantee)

Optional Services:

THE OSLO GOURMET TOUR - EUR 88/PERSON
17:00 – 19:00
Min 4 persons

This exclusive and delicious gourmet tour will show you a totally different side of the city to what you have seen during your city sightseeing tour. If you would love to experience the new style of the Norwegian cuisine, this tour is something for you. You will have around 4 to 5 different tastings on your tour, which makes up for a whole meal. The tour will be directed by an English-speaking guide taking you through Oslo city by foot. The tour will be a two-kilometer walk. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

OPTIONAL AURORA BOREALIS TOUR - PRICE/PERSON: EUR 240,00
DURATION: 19:00 – 23:00
Includes: transfers, snacks, Norwegian stew and a beverage
Minimum 4 persons

On this Aurora Borealis tour, you will go to Solli mountain, where you will visit the Aurora Summit Lodge on the top of the mountain, which is 535 meters above sea level. You are transported to the summit by snowmobiles and sleds, dressed in a warm snowsuit, shoes, gloves and helmets. On the top of the mountain you have the chance to experience the dancing Aurora Borealis and inside the summit lounge you can keep warm by the big bonfire. You are served Aurora Cocktails in glasses made of ice and you can have a taste of the very typical Norwegian dried reindeer meat chips. An Aurora film on the snow will be shown while you are sitting around the fire. Transfer back to the hotel. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR - Storytelling - 155 EUR/PERSON
19:30– 23:30
Includes: transfers between Alta and Sorrisniva, guide, sweets and hot drink during the trip
Min 2 persons/max 15 persons

This adventure begins with a pick up from the Scandic Hotel and a 20-minute bus ride into the countryside. The family owned Sorrisniva adventure facility is perfectly located to maximize your chances of seeing the magnificent Aurora Borealis in the time between September and March. In the company of a knowledgeable local guide you will take on the Northern Lights chase. Along the way you will have an excellent opportunity to learn more about the natural phenomenon as well as the local history of Alta. Your guide will also be very happy to help you catch some beautiful images with your own camera. During the trip you will be served sweets and a warm drink. You will return to Scandic Hotel around midnight. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

SLEIGH RIDE UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS - PRICE/PERSON: 215 EUR
20:00 – 24:00
Includes: Transfer, traditional dinner including dried meat chips w/dip, reindeer meat, lingonberry sauce, homemade cinnamon rolls, bonfire-coffee and glogg
Min 2 persons/Max 8 persons

This tour offers you an evening of cozy adventure. You will be picked up in Alta and driven to a farm in the nearby countryside where you will climb aboard a sleigh and get bundled up in warm blankets. Your sleigh is then pulled by a Norwegian Fjord Horse through the forest and along the Alta River, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the peace and beauty all around you. Near the end of the ride, you will stop at a wilderness shelter where a light dinner will be served around a warm fire. Under the right conditions you might also be able to captures some beautiful images of the Northern Lights. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

NIGHT TO REMEMBER BY SNOWMOBILES - PRICE/PERSON: 198 EUR
18:00 – 23:00
Includes: Transfer, traditional Lappish dinner incl. fresh bread & butter, water & berry juice, berry pie, coffee/tea

Come and experience an exotic Arctic evening by driving through snow-covered forests and over treeless fells. With a little luck, if the sky is clear, the moon, stars and even the Northern Lights may show you the way. The safari is heading to the Igloo site, where you have the possibility to roam around the forest nearby and watch the Northern Lights video inside the igloo. A Northern Lights dinner will be served at the traditional Lappish wooden Kammi. Return to the hotel in bus. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING
*Note: To drive a snow mobile in Finland you must have a valid driver’s license from a country of issue which has signed the Road Traffic Convention of Geneva. Borealis Destination Management cannot accept responsibility for licenses that are not accepted. Please consult if you have any doubts.

SNOW ADVENTURE WITH FATBIKES - PRICE/PERSON: 95 EUR
13:00 – 16:00
Min 2 persons

Take a guided snow adventure with FatBikes! After receiving your helmet, bike, and instructions on how to handle the bike, the adventure is ready to start and take you through snowy landscapes of Saariselka. During the adventure you will enjoy the silence of the tranquil forests and nature around you. A break will be held for you to stop for a rest, fry sausages, and to enjoy some hot berry juice around an open fire. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

AURORA BOREALIS SLEIGH RIDE (no driving)(pulled by Snowmobile) - PRICE/PERSON: 89 EUR
19:00 – 22:00
Min 4 Persons

During this brisk safari you can just sit back and enjoy the view and ride! Your guide will take you up to the fell district to see the beautiful hilltop scenery with unlimited views of the northern sky. Your journey will head towards a beautiful fell cabin where you can enjoy warm berry juice while admiring the nature. If you are lucky, the sky will be clear to see the moon, the stars and even the Northern lights may appear! REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

SNOW SAUNA & OUTDOOR JACUZZI - 65 EUR/PERSON
22:00 – 23:30
EXCLUSIVE FOR BOREALIS DESTINATION MANAGEMENT GUESTS

Even the most enthusiastic sauna bathers are deeply impressed by the snow sauna with its walls made of snow and ice. Only the sauna benches are made of wood! The sauna bathing experience is an astonishing combination of thick steam within intimate snow walls. Afterwards jump into the outdoor Jacuzzi and admire the Northern Lights or the spectacular starry night skies of Lapland. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

OVERNIGHT IN A SNOW SUITE with EVENING SAUNA & OUTDOOR JACUZZI EXPERIENCE - 110 EUR /PERSON
OVERNIGHT INCL. SNOW SAUNA & OUTDOOR JACUZZI 22:00 – 23:00
SAUNA & JACUZZI ARE SHARED WITH OTHER BOREALIS DESTINATION MANAGEMENT GUESTS

Each year the snow hotel is built with local artists designing and creating the ice and wall sculptures that decorate the hotel and Snow suites. Each Snow Suite is different each year and offers a unique arctic experience to spend the night as the Sami once did in a snow igloo. A mattress on an ice bed with special arctic sleeping bags keep you warm in the ambient temperature of 0 and-5 C. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

EXCURSION AURORA BOREALIS CAMP BY SNOW MOBILE - PRICE /PERSON : 156 EUR
Single supplement : 45 EUR
21:00 – 24:00
Snack included

This excursion takes you to the Aurora Borealis camp located approximately 10 km away from the city lights with unlimited view to the northern sky. At the resort you will find the Aurora Borealis theatre built inside a massive snow igloo, presenting a film about the myths and facts of this natural phenomenon along with spectacular photos of the Northern lights. You will also have time to roam around the resort, take a brisk sleigh ride in a snowmobile drawn sleigh, or simply lay back by the open fire in the snow observatory and admire the northern sky. Traditional reindeer burgers prepared on an open fire can be enjoyed in the Kota (teepee). And remember to bring your own camera! With a little luck the sky is clear and the moon, stars and even the Northern Lights may show up. Your guide will have tips on how to catch the Auroras with your camera, and tripods are available for you to use! REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING
*Note: To drive a snow mobile in Finland you must have a valid driver’s license from a country of issue which has signed the Road Traffic Convention of Geneva. Borealis Destination Management cannot accept responsibility for licenses that are not accepted. Please consult if you have any doubts.

THE MAGIC OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
Exclusive for Borealis Destination Management guests - PRICE /PERSON : 115 EUR
19:30 – 22:30
Includes: Private transfer, guide, typical 3 course dinner incl. fresh bread & cheese, water, coffee/tea

You are invited to a perfect evening in Snowland, the first and only great Arctic construction in the capital of Lapland. Do not miss this unique opportunity to visit and dine in this idyllic igloo, which only opens its doors for special events. During this evening you will enjoy a dinner with local specialties and then sit on the white patio, around a bonfire, waiting for the Aurora Borealis. Snowland has been built in the vicinity of the city but with the purpose of offering the best conditions to appreciate the dance of the Aurora Borealis when it announces its arrival on the clear nights of Rovaniemi. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING
*This optional will be operated on Thursday or Friday, the day will be advised at destination.

Itinerary:

EXPERIENCE THIS UNIQUE JOURNEY TO NORTHERN NORWAY AND LAPLAND AND BE AMAZED BY A BLEND OF FIRST CLASS TRAVEL, WITH THE MOST FASCINATING AND INVIGORATING WINTER ACTIVITIES IN THE REGION. YOU WILL SAIL ALONG THE COAST FROM HARSTAD TO SVOLVAER AND EXPERIENCE AMAZING SCENERIES ON YOUR WAY.  IN SVOLVAER A SEA EAGLE RIB SAFARI AWAITS YOU, FOLLOWED BY AN EVENING OF LOCAL HISTORY AND DINING. A 3-HOUR GUIDED TOUR WILL TAKE YOU AROUND THE CITY OF TROMSO BEFORE YOU GO LOOKING FOR THE NORTHERN LIGHTS AND VISIT WITH 300 HUSKIES.  THE AWARD-WINNING ALTA MUSEUM IS ALSO ON THE LIST OF MEMORABLE VISITS. IN KIRKENES CHOOSE TO TRY ONE OF THE DELICACIES OF THE NORTH ON A KING CRAB SAFARI. YOU WILL STAY IN SAARISELKA WITH ITS DAZZLING WHITE LANDSCAPE AS WELL AS IN ROVANIEMI AND SINETTA, WITH ONE NIGHT IN THE EXTRAORDINARY ARCTIC GLASS IGLOOS. WEATHER PERMITTING, YOU WILL SEE THE BREATH TAKING NORTHERN LIGHTS FROM YOUR BED.  EXPERIENCE SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE AND VISIT THE HOME OF SANTA CLAUS IN ROVANIEMI.  THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS WINTER ADVENTURE IS THE ‘SAMPO’ ICEBREAKER SAFARI WHERE YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO TAKE A SWIM IN THE FRESH ARCTIC WATERS OF KEMI.

Day 1  : Arrival – Oslo

Arrival to Gardermoen Airport in Oslo and transfer to the hotel on your own for check-in (not included).
Please consult the our welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your Tour Director.

*Group 1 will be accommodated at Hotel Bristol Oslo

Evening walking tour of Oslo
19.30 – 20.30 hours
Get ready for a walking tour of the Norwegian capital. You begin your visit outside with a walk around the new Opera House, which opened in April 2008. From the spectacular outdoor terrace, you will be able to enjoy stunning views across the Oslo fjord. During the tour you will walk through the cosy Karl Johan walking Street where you can see the Royal Palace and the end. The tour will pass by Aker Brygge where you can admire the modern architecture of Oslo and perhaps enjoy dinner in one of the many cosy restaurants of this popular area of the capital. Return to the hotel by your own.

OPTIONAL: THE OSLO GOURMET TOUR
PRICE/PERSON: 88 EUR
17:00 – 19:00
Min 4 persons
This exclusive and delicious gourmet tour will show you a totally different side of the city to what you have seen during your city sightseeing tour. If you would love to experience the new style of the Norwegian cuisine, this tour is something for you. You will have around 4 to 5 different tastings on your tour, which makes up for a whole meal. The tour will be directed by an English-speaking guide taking you through Oslo city by foot. The tour will be a two-kilometer walk. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

Day 2  : Oslo – Harstad

Early breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the Oslo airport, from where you will take a direct flight to Harstad (included). Your private bus is waiting for you at Harstad/Narvik Evenes Airport and will drive you to Harstad. The trip to Harstad city is approximately an hour ride during which you will get many beautiful impressions on the way. Check in at the hotel.

*Group 1 will be accommodated at Thon Hotel Harstad

OPTIONAL AURORA BOREALIS TOUR
PRICE/PERSON: 240 EUR
DURATION: 19:00 – 23:00
Includes: transfers, snacks, Norwegian stew and a beverage
Minimum 4 persons

On this Aurora Borealis tour, you will go to Solli mountain, where you will visit the Aurora Summit Lodge on the top of the mountain, which is 535 meters above sea level. You are transported to the summit by snowmobiles and sleds, dressed in a warm snowsuit, shoes, gloves and helmets. On the top of the mountain you have the chance to experience the dancing Aurora Borealis and inside the summit lounge you can keep warm by the big bonfire. You are served Aurora Cocktails in glasses made of ice and you can have a taste of the very typical Norwegian dried reindeer meat chips. An Aurora film on the snow will be shown while you are sitting around the fire. Transfer back to the hotel. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

Day 3  : Harstad – Svolvaer

Early breakfast at the hotel. Your luggage will be transferred on land by your private bus for you to enjoy your time on the Hurtigruten even more. The pier from where the Hurtigruten departs is within walking distance from your hotel.

HURTIGRUTEN FROM HARSTAD – SVOLVAER
DURATION: 08:30 – 18:30
Since 1893 the Hurtigruten ships been very well-known in the northern coast of Norway. Experience Norway’s most beautiful fjords, nice harbor and amazing sceneries on your way! From the panoramic lounge you will be able to see the magnificent nature of Norway. During your time on deck you will have time to enjoy lunch at your own. Upon arrival in Svolvaer you will check in to your hotel located right next to the Hurtigruten Terminal in Svolvaer. Evening at leisure.

Day 4  : Svolvaer

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. Make yourself ready to meet in Svolvaer centrum at 11.00 where your RIB safari will start.

TROLLFJORD & SEA EAGLE RIB SAFARI - INCLUDED
DURATION: 11:30 – 13:30
Experience the magnificent Lofoten Islands by sea! With a bit of luck, you can see both eagles and seals, and a great variation of bird life on a trip to the Trollfjord. You will drive up the strait of Oyhellsundet and to the spectacular Trollfjord. Here you find historic sites, sandy white beaches (when there is no snow) and one of the most dramatic fjords of Norway. You also visit the whaling island Skrova with its charming harbour. All passengers will be outfitted with flotation suits. We recommend warm clothes as a base layer underneath as well as practical footwear.

FISHING VILLAGE WALK & DINNER AT BORSEN SPISERI
DINNER INCLUDED
DURATION: 17:00-20:00
Svinoya is the oldest part of Svolvaer, and has been a thriving, vibrant fishing village since 1828. You will experience a living fishing village and learn about the culture. Your guide will talk about how the fishermen lived 100 years ago and what happened in the Trollfjord in 1890. Hear all the stories, ask all the questions and smell and taste the stockfish. Remember warm clothes, sensible footwear and your camera to be able to capture the memories. You finish your evening with a 3-course dinner at Borsen Spiseri – the most distinctive restaurant in the Lofoten Islands. The restaurant is housed in a venerable quayside warehouse dating back to 1828. The dishes you will be served are all made with unique, fresh and local ingredients from Lofoten.

Day 5  : Svolvaer – Tromso

Breakfast at the hotel. Your journey continues by bus to your next destination Tromso. Your bus trip from Svolvaer to Tromso will take around 10 hours (400 km). On your way you will take a stop at the famous Polar Park which is the world’s northernmost animal park. There you will have the unique opportunity to meet the wolves, bears, deer, elk and reindeer. A local guide will show you the park and tell you everything you want to know about the animals. If you feel hungry after the guided tour you can enjoy a delicious traditional Norwegian meal (not included) indoors in the cosy restaurant. After the visit at the Polar Park you will continue your journey to Tromso. Check in at your hotel. Evening at leisure. 

Day 6  : Tromso

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour. This tour will be the perfect introduction to Tromso where you will visit the world’s most northern Botanical gardens. Here you can enjoy the views of the mountains to the east and south. Tromso enjoys a subarctic climate, its location corresponding to the northern coast of Alaska. Visit the Tromso University Museum where you will learn fascinating facts on nature and culture in northern Norway. Learn about the indigenous Sami people, their traditional culture and recent history. Following this, you will continue on a tour around the island, passing Lake Prestvatn where the Meteorological Institute is situated. Travel across the bridge to the Arctic Cathedral for a visit to this masterpiece by Jan Inge Hovig. Built in 1965, the cathedral reflects north Norwegian nature, culture, and faith with a monumental stained-glass window.

AURORA HUSKY VISIT
DINNER INCLUDED
DURATION: 18:30-23:00

Be ready for a pick-up right outside your hotel at 18:30 where you will be met by a representative from Tromso Villmarkssenter and taken on a 25-minute bus ride to the Aurora Camp. At the camp you will be equipped with thermal overalls and boots to keep you nice and warm all evening. 300 friendly Alaskan huskies are waiting to greet you and enjoy some cuddles, followed by an affectionate and playful visit to the puppy enclosure. Once you have filled up on puppy love, it is time to enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner in our cosy Gamme-hut (turf home). You will be served Norwegian Bacalao, prepared with locally sourced cod and tomato sauce, and for dessert their savoury signature chocolate cake.

As it is impossible to predict when the Aurora will appear during the evening, your guide will keep a close eye on the sky for you and the program will be adjusted accordingly. For those of you who wish to sit outside and wait for it to appear, a bonfire will set the mood and keep you toasty.

Day 7  : Tromso - Alta

Breakfast at the hotel. The ride from Alta to Tromso is breath-taking regardless of the time of year. Stunning scenery and magnificent nature. This trip will be something that stay with you just a little longer. The distance between Tromso and Alta is about 300 km, the journey takes approximately 9 hours and include two ferry crossings. The tour will make a stop to enjoy lunch (not included) at the Bios Café in Storslett. Arrival in Alta and check in at your hotel. Evening at leisure.


OPTIONAL: NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR - Storytelling
PRICE: 155 EUR/PERSON
19:30– 23:30
Includes: transfers between Alta and Sorrisniva, guide, sweets and hot drink during the trip
Min 2 persons/max 15 persons

This adventure begins with a pick up from the Scandic Hotel and a 20-minute bus ride into the countryside. The family owned Sorrisniva adventure facility is perfectly located to maximize your chances of seeing the magnificent Aurora Borealis in the time between September and March. In the company of a knowledgeable local guide you will take on the Northern Lights chase. Along the way you will have an excellent opportunity to learn more about the natural phenomenon as well as the local history of Alta. Your guide will also be very happy to help you catch some beautiful images with your own camera. During the trip you will be served sweets and a warm drink. You will return to Scandic Hotel around midnight. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

Day 8  : Alta

Breakfast at the hotel before departing for the prestigious EMYA award-winning Alta museum. The museum is situated at the site of early settlement of Finnmark dating from around 11,000 years ago and presents exhibitions on local culture and historic industries. A must-see for anyone visiting the area. Afterwards we will pay a visit to the modern Northern Lights Cathedral located in the central part of town.

ALTA MUSEUM - INCLUDED
Experience the Northern Europe’s largest and richest rock carving site, inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Here you can walk on pathways arranged around the rock carving area while having a fantastic view over the Alta Fjord. The 2000 to 6200 years old rock carvings show the life of hunters and fishermen. You will have a guided tour at the museum with some free time afterwards to walk around in your own pace.

NORTHERN LIGHTS CATHEDRAL - INCLUDED
The impressive Nordlyskatedralen is a result of an architectural competition launched in 2001. Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in collaboration with architect Kolbjorn Jenssen of Link Arkitektur, the elegant and modern construction features concrete and wood with external cladding of titanium sheets. The central feature being the towering spiral with belfry. Inside the church you will find art work by Danish artist Peter Brandes.

OPTIONAL: SLEIGH RIDE UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
PRICE/PERSON: 215 EUR
Min 2 persons/Max 8 persons
20:00 – 24:00
Includes: Transfer, traditional dinner including dried meat chips w/dip, reindeer meat, lingonberry sauce, homemade cinnamon rolls, bonfire-coffee and glogg
Dinner included

This tour offers you an evening of cozy adventure. You will be picked up in Alta and driven to a farm in the nearby countryside where you will climb aboard a sleigh and get bundled up in warm blankets. Your sleigh is then pulled by a Norwegian Fjord Horse through the forest and along the Alta River, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the peace and beauty all around you. Near the end of the ride, you will stop at a wilderness shelter where a light dinner will be served around a warm fire. Under the right conditions you might also be able to captures some beautiful images of the Northern Lights. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

Day 9  : Alta - Saariselka

Breakfast at the hotel before departure.  In the comforts of our coach you will make your way south from Alta to Saariselka.  The journey takes approximately 6 hours, during which you will have the opportunity to take in the breath-taking beauty of the changing Nordic landscape.  The tour will make a stop along the way to enjoy lunch (not included).

Day 10  : Saariselka - Kirkenes

Breakfast at the hotel followed by an early departure. You will be traveling the 270 km north to Kirkenes by coach, an approximately 4-hour journey transporting you through the beautiful northern Lapland. Your eyes will feast on breathtaking nature as you make your way up north. The tour makes a stop along the way to enjoy lunch. After check-in at Thon Hotel Kirkenes you will enjoy the amazing experience of the “KING CRAB SAFARI”, departing from your hotel at 13.00 hours.

KING CRAB SAFARI - INCLUDED
DURATION: APPROX 3-4 HOURS
“Rated one of the best 25 excursions in the World by National Geographic”
One of the highlights of Northern Norway with the chance to taste one of the local delicacies known worldwide. Heading out on the Kirkenes Fjord you will come face to face with this giant of the sea on the King Crab safari. The red king crab found in the Barents Sea can reach up to two meters from claw to claw and weigh up to 15 kilos. Depending on the weather and ice the trip might be by boat or snowmobile drawn sleigh. Once your king crab has been caught, you are transferred to a remote cabin where the crab will be prepared for a delicious lunch. All equipment and clothing will be provided. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 11  : Kirkenes – Saariselka

Depart Kirkenes travelling south through the northern Lapland landscape to the centre 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, serving as a centre for Sámi self-governance, culture, education and know-how. Modern conference premises, facilities and technology go hand in hand with authentic, living Sámi culture. Lunch is included.
After the visit we continue onto the tiny village of Saariselka, the centre of Finland’s winter sports. Check-in to the hotel and the rest of your day is at leisure.


OPTIONAL: NIGHT TO REMEMBER BY SNOWMOBILES
PRICE/PERSON: 198 EUR
18:00 – 23:00
Includes: Transfer, traditional Lappish dinner incl. fresh bread & butter, water & berry juice, berry pie, coffee/tea
Dinner included

Come and experience an exotic Arctic evening by driving through snow-covered forests and over treeless fells. With a little luck, if the sky is clear, the moon, stars and even the Northern Lights may show you the way. The safari is heading to the Igloo site, where you have the possibility to roam around the forest nearby and watch the Northern Lights video inside the igloo. A Northern Lights dinner will be served at the traditional Lappish wooden Kammi. Return to the hotel in bus. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

*Note: To drive a snow mobile in Finland you must have a valid driver’s license from a country of issue which has signed the Road Traffic Convention of Geneva. Our company cannot accept responsibility for licenses that are not accepted. Please consult if you have any doubts.

Day 12  : Saariselka

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

SNOWSHOES SAFARI - INCLUDED
DURATION: 1:30-1:45 HOURS
Put on your snowshoes and feel the crunch of snow under your feet. Capture the true feeling of winter in the northern woods as you explore the nearby white wilderness of forest and hills and Urho Kekkonen National Park, surrounding Saariselka. The afternoon is at leisure and we recommend trying a Finnish sauna, available at the hotel.

OPTIONAL: SNOW ADVENTURE WITH FATBIKES
PRICE/PERSON: 95 EUR
13:00 – 16:00
Min 2 persons
Take a guided snow adventure with FatBikes! After receiving your helmet, bike, and instructions on how to handle the bike, the adventure is ready to start and take you through snowy landscapes of Saariselka. During the adventure you will enjoy the silence of the tranquil forests and nature around you. A break will be held for you to stop for a rest, fry sausages, and to enjoy some hot berry juice around an open fire. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

OPTIONAL: AURORA BOREALIS SLEIGH RIDE (no driving)
(pulled by Snowmobile)
PRICE/PERSON: 89 EUR 
Min 4 Persons
19:00 – 22:00
During this brisk safari you can just sit back and enjoy the view and ride! Your guide will take you up to the fell district to see the beautiful hilltop scenery with unlimited views of the northern sky. Your journey will head towards a beautiful fell cabin where you can enjoy warm berry juice while admiring the nature. If you are lucky, the sky will be clear to see the moon, the stars and even the Northern lights may appear! REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

Day 13  : Saariselka - Sinetta

In the morning after breakfast, the adventure continues as we make our way to Sinetta, located 25 km from Rovaniemi. Along the way, we will visit one of the highlights of the tour.

SAMI REINDEER FARM & SLEIGH RIDE - INCLUDED
DURATION: 2:00-2:30 HOURS, TOTAL LENGTH OF THE VISIT
Meet the traditional Sami farmers who will tell you about the reindeer, the Sami and teach you how to throw Suopunki (Sami lasso). Sitting in a two-person sleigh, pulled by your reindeer, you will experience this traditional and peaceful way of moving through the white landscape over the lake and through the forest, where the only sound you will hear is the melody of reindeer bells. A typical three course lunch is included at the farm.

OVERNIGHT IN A GLASS IGLOO - INCLUDED
The journey continues south to Sinetta following the winding roads through the snowy forest and arriving at the unique Arctic Snow Hotel, where you will check-in to your private Glass Igloo. Enjoy the warmth of your Glass Igloo and weather permitting you will have the opportunity to marvel at the amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the millions of stars from the comforts of your bed. In the evening, you are invited for a traditional Lappish three course dinner in a magnificent wooden “Kota” where fresh salmon is slowly grilled over the fire on a huge fire pit in the center.


OPTIONAL: SNOW SAUNA & OUTDOOR JACUZZI
PRICE: 65 EUR/PERSON
22:00 – 23:30
EXCLUSIVE FOR OUR GUESTS
Even the most enthusiastic sauna bathers are deeply impressed by the snow sauna with its walls made of snow and ice. Only the sauna benches are made of wood! The sauna bathing experience is an astonishing combination of thick steam within intimate snow walls. Afterwards jump into the outdoor Jacuzzi and admire the Northern Lights or the spectacular starry night skies of Lapland. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING


OPTIONAL: OVERNIGHT IN A SNOW SUITE with EVENING SAUNA & OUTDOOR JACUZZI EXPERIENCE
PRICE: 110 EUR/PERSON
OVERNIGHT INCL. SNOW SAUNA & OUTDOOR JACUZZI 22:00 – 23:00
Each year the snow hotel is built with local artists designing and creating the ice and wall sculptures that decorate the hotel and Snow suites. Each Snow Suite is different each year and offers a unique arctic experience to spend the night as the Sami once did in a snow igloo. A mattress on an ice bed with special arctic sleeping bags keep you warm in the ambient temperature of 0 and-5 C. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

Day 14  : Sinetta – Santa Claus Village - Rovaniemi

Depart 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.

HUSKY FARM & SAFARI - INCLUDED
DURATION: 2:00-2:30 HOURS, TOTAL LENGTH OF THE VISIT
2 persons per sledge
The barking of enthusiastic dogs will welcome you to the most genuine Husky farm in Rovaniemi. The head musher will talk about the life and training of these Arctic animals and you will also have the chance to take some great photos. After brief instructions and riding in pairs, you embark on a run through the forest behind your pack of huskies. After the trip there is time to visit the farm and enjoy a traditional outdoor lunch of Lappish sausage grilled on the campfire followed by Lappish pancakes.
The day continues with a visit to the world-famous Santa Claus Village, built right on the Arctic Circle and home to Santa Claus. Stop by his busy post office where you can ask Santa to send a letter to your loved ones just before Christmas. Take a step into the magical world of Santa’s home and meet Santa himself. No words can describe the emotions of this fairy-tale-like moment. It is something you will always remember. An absolute must for any visit to Lapland. The rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.

OPTIONAL: EXCURSION AURORA BOREALIS CAMP BY SNOW MOBILE
PRICE /PERSON : 156 EUR
Single supplement : 45 EUR
21:00 – 24:00
Snack included
This excursion takes you to the Aurora Borealis camp located approximately 10 km away from the city lights with unlimited view to the northern sky. At the resort you will find the Aurora Borealis theatre built inside a massive snow igloo, presenting a film about the myths and facts of this natural phenomenon along with spectacular photos of the Northern lights. You will also have time to roam around the resort, take a brisk sleigh ride in a snowmobile drawn sleigh, or simply lay back by the open fire in the snow observatory and admire the northern sky. Traditional reindeer burgers prepared on an open fire can be enjoyed in the Kota (teepee). And remember to bring your own camera! With a little luck the sky is clear and the moon, stars and even the Northern Lights may show up. Your guide will have tips on how to catch the Auroras with your camera, and tripods are available for you to use! REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

*Note: To drive a snow mobile in Finland you must have a valid driver’s license from a country of issue which has signed the Road Traffic Convention of Geneva. Our company cannot accept responsibility for licenses that are not accepted. Please consult if you have any doubts.

Day 15  : 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 the Snow Castle* with its special snow slide. Enjoy the 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.

*Please note that the construction of the Snow Castle is dependent on the weather conditions and therefore not guaranteed to be open before the 19th of January

SAMPO ICE BREAKER & ICE SWIMMING - INCLUDED
DURATION: 13:00-17:00 HOURS
This extraordinary experience includes a guided tour of the ship with its massive engine room, communications room and bridge, ice swimming and a three-course meal at the on-board restaurant. In the middle of the largest ice field in Europe, you have the opportunity to jump in the sea and float! You will of course be fitted with a warm survival suit and those of you who dare will receive a certificate by the ship authorities to attest your courage. An unforgettable experience. Return to Rovaniemi with early evening arrival at your hotel.

OPTIONAL: THE MAGIC OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
Exclusive for our guests
PRICE /PERSON : 115 EUR
Min 6 persons
19:30 – 22:30
Includes: Private transfer, guide, typical 3 course dinner incl. fresh bread & cheese, water, coffee/tea
Dinner included
You are invited to a perfect evening in Snowland, the first and only great Arctic construction in the capital of Lapland. Do not miss this unique opportunity to visit and dine in this idyllic igloo, which only opens its doors for special events. During this evening you will enjoy a dinner with local specialties and then sit on the white patio, around a bonfire, waiting for the Aurora Borealis. Snowland has been built in the vicinity of the city but with the purpose of offering the best conditions to appreciate the dance of the Aurora Borealis when it announces its arrival on the clear nights of Rovaniemi. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

*This optional will be operated on Thursday or Friday, the day will be advised at destination.

Day 16  : 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.

Notes:

Regular Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from Harstad Airport & to Rovaniemi Airport and only on the published official date of end of the tour.  Arrival transfer from Gardermoen Airport Oslo is not included. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and is shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport 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. 

Please note! The dinner included in the program will apply a supplement of EUR 150 for group 1 due to the special New Year’s Eve Dinner.

The Northern Lights are weather dependent and cannot be guaranteed as they are a natural phenomenon.

Max. group size is 40 people.