Christmas at Santa's Home Town

Christmas at Rovaniemi, Finland
5 days
23 Dec
Itinerary
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Meet Santa and his crew and enjoy Christmas above the Arctic Circle, plus some great winter fun.

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23 December Arrival
Arrive at Rovaniemi and transfer to your hotel. On the way stop at thesafari office where you will be fitted with outer thermal gear - overalls, hat, boots and gloves - which is yours to use for the duration of the tour. Take a walk around Rovaniemi and explore the stores and shops for some last minute Christmas shopping.

24 December  Reindeer Farm And Christmas Eve
A fantastic trip to a local reindeer farm starts at 10:00am. First we meet the reindeer herders who will be showing off their finest traditional Lapp clothing. After learning about the role of reindeer in local culture enjoy a reindeer safari travelling through the snowy forests.  A light lunch is offered in a large tepee with a warm fire going inside, then it’s time to help decorate a real Christmas tree at the farm.

In the evening a traditional Finnish Christmas buffet will be served in an authentic cosy northern yuletide atmosphere. After dinner Santa Claus comes to visit, giving each person a small present.

25 December Christmas Day And Santa Claus Village
It is Christmas morning! Perhaps start with a morning walk to admire the snowy views. Then at 11:00 am start a sight seeing tour of Rovaniemi, ending at Santa Claus' Village at the Arctic Circle. We cross the Arctic Circle and everyone receives a certificate of crossing! Next we meet Santa Claus in his office, with the chance to send cards from Santa’s Post Office, with a special Arctic Circle postmark . Or shop for some souvenirs and local handicrafts.

In the evening we head out on a hunt for the legendary Northern Lights. With some good luck and a helping hand from Mother Nature you can admire this beautiful and truly unique natural phenomena. A fire inside a tepee nearby will keep you warm as you experience some unique Finnish shamanism from your host.

26 December Boxing Day And Fun In The Snow
Boxing Day in Lapland is traditionally a day for having outdoor fun. First we transfer to a local husky farm to meet the happy huskies and their owners. You may wish to also take the one hour husky safari ride into the snowy forest. A light lunch will be offered during the day.

After lunch it’s time for a briefing in preparation for snowmobile driving. On this great safari through a snowy wilderness forest you can drive or sit as a passenger (each with 2 persons on each snowmobile). Small children can sit safely in sleighs pulled by the guide's snowmobile.

27 December  Departure
Arrangements end with a transfer to the airport.

Departure: 23 December 2017

Includes: return hotel / airport transfers, reindeer farm visit, Christmas tree decoration, sight seeing tour of Rovaniemi and visit to Santa Claus' Village, Northern Lights Hunt, Fun in the Snow Day, 4 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and dinner at the hotel, Christmas Eve Finnish Buffet with visit from Santa, light lunches as mentioned.

Accommodation options: Budget: Hotel Akenus or similar; Economy: Sky Hotel Rovaniemi or similar; Comfort: Hotel Santa Claus or similar.

Minimum 2 adults. The price shown is per adult, based on 2 adults in one double room, with Budget accommodation. A child's discount is offered for children under 15 years of age sharing that room with 2 adults.
Maximum 2 adults and 2 children in one double room. For further details please enquire.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2377.00

Includes: return hotel / airport transfers, reindeer farm visit, Christmas tree decoration, sight seeing tour of Rovaniemi and visit to Santa Claus' Village, Northern Lights Hunt, Fun in the Snow Day, 4 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and dinner at the hotel, Christmas Eve Finnish Buffet with visit from Santa, light lunches as mentioned.

Accommodation options: Budget: Hotel Akenus or similar; Economy: Sky Hotel Rovaniemi or similar; Comfort: Hotel Santa Claus or similar.

Minimum 2 adults. The price shown is per adult, based on 2 adults in one double room, with Budget accommodation. A child's discount is offered for children under 15 years of age sharing that room with 2 adults. Maximum 2 adults and 2 children in one double room. For further details please enquire.

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