8 Days in Rovaniemi

Winter fun in Lapland's heart
8 days
Dec - Apr
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This fabulous holiday combines some great winter day time activities including snowmobile through a Finnish forest, dog-sledding into the snowy wilderness, visiting a reindeer farm with a sleigh ride, seeing the animals at Ranua Arctic Zoo and learning about local Sami culture. Evenings are spent relaxing in the hotel with its sauna and pool, making it easy to search for the famous Northern Lights - all you have to do is step outside and look up!

Please note this tour is SOLD OUT from 20 - 28 December 2017

Day 1 Arrival in Rovaniemi
Arrival transfer from the Rovaniemi Airport to your hotel, with a stop at the safari office so you can be fitted with the outer winter wear (overalls, boots, hat, gloves) for use during your stay. Remainder of the day free to explore or relax.

Day 2 Snowmobile Safari
We start the week with an unforgettable snowmobile safari in the wilds. After an introduction to the snowmobiles, and a driving and safety briefing, start your engines! Travel on new, ecologic and silent snowmobiles, through beautiful winter scenery, with breath taking views of the natural landscapes. On our way we stop for a light barbeque lunch and warm drinks by an open fire. 2 persons share the driving of each snowmobile.

Day 3 Ranua Arctic Zoo
Visit the amazing animals living at the Ranua Arctic Zoo and Wildlife Park ! You will see owls, wolf, lynx, bear, wolverine and many more, plus the resident polar bears.  After exploring the very large park perhaps have a warming tasting at the berry wine shop then enjoy a light lunch.

Day 4 Snowshoeing & Ice Fishing and Evening  Northern Lights Walk. 
Today you can experience walking on both snow and ice! Using snowshoes, one of the oldest forms of winter transport, walk through the snowy landscpes to the lake. Here we make holes in the ice with a special ice drill, then fish through them, whilst admiring the winter beauty of Lapland. A light lunch is served by an open fire. Return to the hotel to relax before the Northern Lights evening walk. This is a lovely and quiet way to (hopefully!) admire a fantastic, natural light show and learn about some traditional Finnish shamanism. A BBQ dinner is included.

Day 5 Reindeer Farm Visit and Sleigh Ride and Ice Restaurant.
Today we make a trip to a local reindeer farm to meet local reindeer herders, still farming essentially in the same way their forbears have done for centuries. Meet both wild and safari reindeer, learn about the traditions of reindeer farming,  feed the reindeer then enjoy a sleigh ride. Reindeer drivers licences are awarded! After a light lunch, we continue on to visit a unique ice restaurant, made anew each year from snow and ice,  where you can warm up with a hot drink in the ice bar. Please note the Ice Restaurant visit is only offered from December to March.

Day 6 Husky Safari
Today enjoy a visit to a local husky farm and drive a team of huskies. After a briefing about the dogs, driving and safety, head into the snowy surroundings! 2 persons share the driving of each sled on thsi approximate 2 hour sled ride, so you can take turns being the musher! A light lunch is served during the day by an open fire.

Day 7 Day at leisure
Today you may wish to enjoy some optional excursions - take a cruise on Sampo icebreaker (a real adventure) and swim in the frozen Northern Sea in special floatation suits; visit Kemi Snow Castle, or visit Santa Claus Village to see the man himself. Please enquire.

Day 8 Departure
Transfer to the airport; and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily 20 November 2017- 10 April 2018 (Except for 21 - 28 December)

Includes: 7 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and dinner, airport/hotel  transfers, guided excursions being snowmobile safari, Ranua Arctic Zoo visit, snowhoe walk with ice fishing, Northern Lights excursion, husky safari, reindeer farm visit with sled ride, Ice Restaurant visit (December to March only), use of special winter outer gear.

Excludes: Optional excursions

Minimum 2 adults. The price shown is per adult, based on 2 adults in one double room. 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.

Accommodation options: Budget Hotel Akenus or similar;  Economy Pohanjovi Hotel or similar; Comfort Hotel Santa Claus or similar;Superior Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi or similar. The price shown is for the package with Budget acommodation. Please enquire for other prices.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2890.00

Minimum 2 adults. The price shown is per adult, based on 2 adults in one double room. 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.

Accommodation options as follows: Budget Hotel Akenus or similar;  Economy Pohanjovi Hotel or similar; Comfort Hotel Santa Claus or similar;Superior Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi.  The price shown is for the package with Budget accommodation.

Includes: 7 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and dinner, airport/hotel  transfers, guided excursions being snowmobile safari, Ranua Arctic Zoo visit, snowhoe walk with ice fishing, Northern Lights excursion, husky safari, reindeer farm visit with sled ride, Ice Restaurant visit (December to March only), use of special winter outer gear.

 

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