finland tour: Adventures in Rovaniemi

Independent Touring, Northern Lights & Winter Fun
Winter adventures for everyone in the heart of Lapland
5 days
Nov - Apr *
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Rovaniemi has a lot more to offer in winter time apart from just Santa Claus! Enjoy a Husky Sled Ride, a Snowmobile Safari, a Northern Lights Picnic, an Aurora Hunt by Snowmobile or Reindeer Sleigh, and more. Your tour arrangements include accommodation, airport transfers and guided excursions from Rovaniemi.

Add extra nights and activities, or add a wonderful night in a Snow or Glass Igloo - see our tour Glass or Snow Igloo Experience  

Day 1 Arrival in Rovaniemi
On arrival in Rovaniemi transfer to your hotel. Time to explore the town, browse the shops or perhaps visit the fabulous Artikum Museum.

Day 2 Husky Safari and Northern Lights Picnic
Start the day with a husky safariThe friendly barking of the excited huskies welcomes you to the local husky farm. After a brief lesson, it's time to head off - as soon as the dogs start running, all you will hear is the swish of the sled runners, as you glide quietly across the snow. Stop for a break and a hot drink and the chance to switch drivers. The average length of the trail is approximately 12 km and 2 persons share each sled.

This evening join a hunt for the fabled Northern Lights! Your guide will drive you out of the city, to the best spots for today's weather, so you can enjoy the arctic night skies and relax with a light meal, whilst hopefully gazing at the Aurora.

Day 3 Snowmobile Safari into the Wilderness
Today take a short snowmobile safari along snowy tracks, past frozen rivers, lakes and forests, into the beautiful wilderness surrounding Rovaniemi.  There will be a stop for hot drinks and biscuits to warm you up, and the chance to swap drivers along the way, before the return snowmobile trip. All drivers must hold a valid driver's license and 2 persons usually share each snowmobile.

Should you wish to do a longer snowmobile safari please ask us- longer safaris are available for those over 12 years of age, for a supplementary charge. 

Day 4 Day at Leisure for optional activities, and Evening Aurora Hunt By Snowmobile or Reindeer Sleigh
Today explore the town, visit the shops, and relax. Or you might like to add an optional excursion - these include a visit to Santa Claus Village, ice fishing, snowshoeing, more sled rides or Ice Floating. Then tonight hunt for the Aurora by snowmobile, or whilst sitting snugly in a reindeer drawn sleigh, looking for the Northern Lights to paint the sky!

Day 5 Rovaniemi Departure
Transfer to the airport and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily 17 November 2018 - 14 April 2019 *(except 19 - 29 December 2018)

Includes: 4 nights accommodation in standard hotel room with private facilities,  breakfast daily, return airport/hotel transfers, guided excursions as per the itinerary being Husky Safari 2-3hrs, Northern Lights Picnic 3hrs, Snowmobile Safari 2hrs, Aurora Hunt by Snowmobile 3hrs OR Aurora Hunt by Reindeer Sleigh 2.5hrs, use of outer winter clothing during included excursions.

Excludes: additional optional excursions, solo snowmobile driving supplement.

Tour Notes: The excursions operate with a minimum of 2 persons - if you are a solo traveller and there is no second person booked on an excursion, you may be required to pay additional fees in order for the excursion to proceed. Please note the order of the excursions will alter according to the day of the week your arrangements start.

Snowmobile Safaris: To drive a snowmobile you must have a valid driving license and be 18 years of age or over. All single travellers must drive their own snowmobile solo. Children over 140cm in height may sit as a passenger behind an adult driver on a snowmobile only if the child is paying the adult price. Children under 140 cm in height sit in a sled pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children under 2 are not permitted on snowmobile safaris. Please note in the event of extreme weather or poor trail conditions small children may not be allowed to participate in safaris.

Husky Safaris: Children under 18 years usually travel in one big sled driven by the guide. During the shorter safaris a maximum of 2 adults + 2 children may be permitted to share one sled driven by the adults. During the longer safaris 2 adults usually drive each sled in pairs and all children sit together in one big sled driven by the guide. The guide has the discretion to decide who may or may sit in a sled driven by adults and who must sit in the guide’s sled for all safaris. Children under 2 are not permitted on husky safaris. Please note in the event of extreme weather or poor trail conditions small children may not be allowed to participate in safaris.

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Includes: 4 nights accommodation in standard hotel room with private facilities,  breakfast daily, return airport/hotel transfers, guided excursions as per the itinerary being Husky Safari 2-3hrs, Northern Lights Picnic 3hrs, Snowmobile Safari 2hrs, Aurora Hunt by Snowmobile 3hrs OR Aurora Hunt by Reindeer Sleigh 2.5hrs, use of outer winter clothing during included excursions.

 The price for the tour will depend upon your precise dates of travel.

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