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Rovaniemi Winter Experience

7 days
6 nights

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PER PERSON IN USD:

Christmas and NY departures
$ 2,150.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,650.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,820.00 (kids under 12 sharing a room with adults)
Regular departures
$ 1,550.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,750.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,315.00 (child under 12 sharing a room with adults)

Dates:

Dec 20, 2021 - Dec 26, 2021 
Dec 28, 2021 - Jan 02, 2022 
Jan 19, 2022 - Jan 25, 2022 
Feb 10, 2022 - Feb 16, 2022 
Mar 15, 2022 - Mar 21, 2022 

Hotels:

Helsinki: Hotel Marski by Scandic or similar
Rovaniemi: Scandic Pohjanhovi hotel or similar

 

Included:

4 overnights in the mentioned hotel or similar
4 buffet breakfasts at the hotel
Dinners on days 3 and 4  (Christmas departure only)
Dinners on days 2 and 3 (NYE departure only)
Transfer Rovaniemi - Santa Claus Village Rovaniemi
English speaking tour escort

Activities and entrances:
Helsinki city tour
Visit to the Santa Claus Village
Husky ride 5 Km
Snowmobile Safari 2 hours
Aurora Evening 3 hours**
Thermal Clothing for the whole stay

Optional Services:

Dinner Package (4 x dinners at the hotel) - $175
Additional Dinner (Christmas & NYE Departures) - $150
Arrival/Departure Airport transfer - $170 (per car / max 3 people)
Upgrade to Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus (on request) - $125 per person

REINDEER SAFARI 3 hrs: $180 per person
Sit comfortably in a sleigh and lay back, take photos of the nature around you and listen to the sounds of the reindeer caravan. Reindeer herder has prepared us coffee with a cinnamon bun on campfire and he shares his story of life with the reindeer. Starting time: 13:45 am. Duration: 3 hours
Minimum: 2 persons, Maximum: 15 persons.
Included: Winter clothing, transfers, visit to reindeer farm, 1 h reindeer safari, hot drinks with bun, guiding
Advise: Use a good hiking boot, Warm clothes. Bring a small backpack with snacks and drinks if you have, extra clothes.

AURORA BOREALIS ICE-FLOATING: $135 per person
Dip yourself into frozen lake under the Auroras and let your mind rest, sounds bizarre doesn’t it! Tonight this is possible when go for a private secret venue. 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 magnificent Northern Lights. Starting time: 19:30 am
Duration: 3 hours. Minimum: 2 persons, Maximum: 15 persons.
Included: Winter clothing, transfers, visit to reindeer farm, floating and floating equipment, hot drinks, guiding

SNOW FUN DAY: $155 per person
This is a day of your family in cozy reindeer and husky farms! Hop on a reindeer ride listening to the nature and reindeer herder’s stories ending the safari to a lovely husky farm. Make the best family pictures with those furry friends and have a short ride for the great memories. Our journey is not over; nice lunch is waiting for us in the restaurant. Outside children and adults with young heart can have afternoon snow fun in the tobogganing slide and a lot more! A perfect family time shared on the Arctic Circle. Starting time: 10:30 am. Duration: 4, 5 hours. Minimum: 2 persons, Maximum: 15 persons.
Included: Winter clothing, transfers, visit to reindeer farm, 30 mins reindeer sleigh ride, visit to husky farm, 800 m husky sleigh ride, salmon soup lunch with coffee or tea, snow fun, surprise gift & guiding.

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Arrival in Helsinki

Upon arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to the hotel and check-in. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Hotel Marski by Scandic or similar.

Day 2  : Helsinki - Rovaniemi

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast,  discover Helsinki on a 3-hour sightseeing tour.  Visit the top attractions of Helsinki with a knowledgeable guide. You will see Helsinki's main attractions, including Sibelius Monument, Esplanade Park, Old Market Hall, Market square, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, Senate Square, Temppeliaukio/Rock Church, Havis Amanda and Helsinki Cathedral etc. along with photo stops. Your guide will share the city's stories, Finnish history and culture along the way. 

Late in the evening, your driver will take you to Central Train Station to board the overnight Santa Claus Express Train to Rovaniemi. The Santa Claus Rovaniemi train has both sleeping wagons and a restaurant. 

Overnight onboard train in a sleeper compartment.

Day 3  : Arrival in Rovaniemi

Welcome to Finland – the Land of a Thousand Lakes

Enjoy a warm breakfast on the train. Upon arrival in Rovaniemi train station, you will be transferred to the hotel.

The afternoon is free, and you may visit Rovaniemi city where there are lots of shopping possibilities and interesting places to visit, like Arktikum and Pilke exhibitions.

Lapland is as close as reality gets to those who dream of a winter wonderland. Contrasts are a key factor in the allure of Lapland where 24-hour sunlight in the summer replaces the dark winter days. The hustle and bustle of towns and ski resorts is just minutes away from the peace and quiet of the wilderness.

Overnight at Scandic Pohjanhovi hotel or similar.

Day 4  : Rovaniemi

Husky Ride and Santa Claus Village

Breakfast in the hotel. Start the day immersing into the magic of Lapland. First stop today is the Santa Claus Village located on the Arctic Circle. Enjoy Lapland’s beautiful nature sitting in a dog sled! You can relax and let your senses rest in the calming scenery and surrounding silence while the guide is driving the husky team. After the safari you can warm up by an open fire in our yard and also spend time in the park meeting the other dogs. Duration of driving about 20 min.

Free time for you to explore the village and meet the local star, Santa Claus, in his official home. Free time for lunch.

You can also visit the Santa's post office to send a letter to yourself or a loved one, with the official stamp of Santa. Wander around the various souvenir shops and enjoy the magic atmosphere in the village. Transfer back to your hotel

Overnight at Scandic Pohjanhovi hotel or similar

Day 5  : Rovaniemi

Snowmobiles and Aurora Evening

Breakfast in the hotel. We will start the day with some adrenaline and speed on an exciting snowmobile safari. This snowmobile adventure offers a fantastic opportunity to  to master the art of driving a snowmobile. During the safari we stop for a break to enjoy hot drinks and the silence of the wilderness.Free time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure.

Aurora Evening - get ready for another included activity!
Did you know that in Finland Northern Lights are often called The Fire of the Fox? Enjoy fresh winter air and a chance to see the Northern Lights. We take you by car to the nearby wilderness where we will have the best view of the sky. During the evening you will learn about the arctic nature and enjoy stories about the culture and history of the local people. You will have a chance to try snowshoes around the fireplace. We will also have a break to enjoy some hot beverages as we grill marshmallow on the campfire. At the end of our excursion we return to the city by bus. Even if we can’t guarantee the Northern Lights, this program is excellent for people who wish to enjoy the great outdoor polar night.

Overnight at Scandic Pohjanhovi hotel or similar

Day 6  : Rovaniemi

Free day for optional activities

Breakfast in the hotel. Free day to enjoy Rovaniemi and its surroundings as you desire! Discover the magnificent Arktikum museum and learn about the Sami, original people of Lapland. Another option is to enjoy one of the many activities offered in the area, such as reindeer safaris, ice-fishing experiences or northern lights hunts in the evening.
You can go shopping in town, or take a walk along the banks of the Ounasjoki River, to enjoy the winter landscapes of Lapland. Do not hesitate to ask your tour escort for an advice, they are there to assist you.

Overnight at Scandic Pohjanhovi hotel or similar

Day 7  : Departure from Rovaniemi

Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy the last moments in Lapland. Transfer to the airport is included. 

Notes:

Cancellation fees for Christmas and New Year departures:
- Upon booking confirmation: 40 % non-refundable deposit is charged
- 150 days before arrival: 60 %
- 149-30 days before arrival: 90 %
- Less than 30 days before arrival: 100 %