Christmas at Santa's Home Town

Christmas at Rovaniemi, Finland
5 days
23 December (Sold out for 2017)
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Meet Santa and his crew and enjoy Christmas above the Arctic Circle, plus some great winter fun.

23 December: Rovaniemi Arrival
Arrive at Rovaniemi and transfer to your hotel. On the way, stop at the safari office, where you will be fitted with the 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 around 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 sleigh ride, travelling through the snowy forests.  After a light lunch, served, in a large tepee with a warm fire inside, it’s time to help decorate a real Christmas tree at the farm.

In the evening, there is a wonderful traditional Finnish Christmas buffet, where the whole family will enjoy an authentic, 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 around 11:00 am there is a guided tour of the sights of Rovaniemi, ending at Santa Claus' Village. Here, we cross the Arctic Circle, and everyone receives a certificate to commemorate this happy event! Next, we meet Santa in his office, with the chance to send cards with a special Arctic Circle postmark from Santa’s own Post Office. There are also some great souvenirs and local handicrafts for sale here.

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 courtesy of 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 can also take an easy, one hour husky sled ride into the snowy forest. A light lunch will be offered during the day.

After lunch, it’s time for a briefing and driving lesson, in preparation for snowmobile driving. On this great safari through the snowy wilderness forest, you can drive or sit as a passenger (2 persons share 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   SOLD OUT

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: Hotel Akenus; Sky Hotel Rovaniemi; Hotel Santa Claus or similar. Minimum 2 adults.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2503.00

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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