finland tour: Arctic Fun in Rovaniemi

Independent Touring, Northern Lights & Winter Fun
A little bit of everything, in Lapland
5 days
Nov - Apr
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Enjoy a short winter holiday of adult fun in Rovaniemi, Lapland, with a bit of everything - dog sledding, snowmobiling, a reindeer sleigh ride, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and of course searching for the famed Northern Lights!  There's even a visit to Santa for the young at heart! Your tour arrangements include accommodation, use of outer winter clothing, airport transfers and guided excursions from Rovaniemi. Add extra nights - please enquire.

Minimum 2 adults

Day 1: Rovaniemi Arrival
Welcome to Rovaniemi. Transfer to your hotel. On the way, stop at the safari office, where you will be fitted with outer thermal gear - overalls, hat, boots, socks and gloves - which is yours to use for the duration of the tour. Check in at the hotel and get the fine details and timing for your included activities. Dinner at the hotel this evening.

Day 2: Snowmobile Safari to the Husky Farm with Dog Sledding & Aurora Hunt
After breakfast, there is a short safety and driving briefing in preparation for your first snowmobile tour, before we set out, driving past incredible winter scenery, with 2 persons sharing the driving of each snowmobile. We reach the husky farm, meet the dogs and puppies and after a lesson on "mushing",  we head out on a fantastic 30 - 45 minute husky safari through the beautiful taiga forests, with 2 persons sharing the driving of each sled.Then it’s time to hear some interesting stories about huskies and their life in the Arctic North from your hosts, and enjoy a light lunch, before we return to the hotel.  This afternoon, maybe refresh yourself with  a Finnish sauna before dinner. Tonight, join an excursion to search for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) – fingers crossed they come out to dance!  On this exciting, evening trip you will also learn about old, Finnish mythology and shamanism. Dinner at the hotel tonight.

Day 3: Snowmobile Safari to the Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village
Following breakfast, we take to the snowmobiles again and head out through wild forests to a local reindeer farm, with 2 persons sharing the driving of each snowmobile. At the reindeer farm meet your hosts who will be dressed in colourful, traditional Lapp clothing, and listen to their stories of reindeer herding and Arctic wilderness life. You can also enjoy a short reindeer-sleigh ride on the driving track, before lunch. This afternoon, we cross the Arctic Circle, before meeting Santa at his home and office. Here you can have your picture taken with Santa, buy some unique gifts and souvenirs and send letters and cards from Santa's Post Office. You could also meet Santa's reindeer, or visit the snowmobile museum or Snowman World  (entrances not included). Dinner at the hotel tonight.

Day 4: Fun Winter Activities: Snowshoeing, Ice Fishing and Kick Sledding.
After breakfast today, it's time for some great, fun  winter activities - snowshoeing, kick-sledding, ice fishing and sledding. These traditional outdoor activities are all enjoyed with a backdrop of the stunning winter landscape, with some wonderful views. Lunch in a traditional kota or tent is enjoyed during the day. Time this evening for a last sauna, before dinner at the hotel.

Day 5: Rovaniemi Departure 
Following breakfast and check-out, transfer to the airport and end of arrangments.

Departures: Daily 20 November 2018  - 20 April 2019 (except 22-28 December 2018)

Minimum 2 persons and minimum age 15 years.

Includes: return airport transfers; use of outer thermal wear (hat, gloves, overalls, boots & socks); 4 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and dinner at the hotel; light lunch Days 2, 3 and 4; Snowmobile Safari to the Husky Farm and Dog Sledding, Snowmobile Safari to the Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village; Fun Winter Activities; daily use of the hotel sauna.

Available with accommodation at the following hotels:

Cumulus Pohanjovi Hotel a family hotel located by the Kemijoki River and adjacent to Rovaniemi town centre. The hotel has a swimming pool, restaurant, lobby bar, sauna, lift, complimentary wi fi and ironing room.  Children under 15 years of age sharing a standard double/twin hotel room with 2 adults will receive a reduced rate.

Katkavaara Aurora Apartments Cosy, family apartments for up to 3, 5 or 8 persons. The apartments are about 50 km outside Rovaniemi - if you are staying here your tour arrangements include daily return transfers to Rovaniemi to the safari office.

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. If there is an uneven number of adults in your party, or you are travelling alone, one adult must drive solo for which a supplement is payable.The guide has the discretion to decide who may or may sit in a sled driven by an adult and who must sit in the guide’s sled for all safaris.

Husky Safaris: Children between 15 and 18 years usually travel in a sled driven by the guide, but may in some circumstances be allowed to sit in a sled driven by a parent oradult family member. The guide has the discretion to decide who may or may sit in a sled driven by an adult and who must sit in the guide’s sled for all safaris.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2800.00
Single AUD$ 3365.00

Includes: return airport transfers; use of outer thermal wear; 4 nights accommodation with full board; Snowmobile Safari to the Husky Farm and Dog Sledding, Snowmobile Safari to the Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village, Fun Winter Activities; daily use of hotel sauna

The price shown here is the adult price based on accommodation at Hotel Cumulus Pohanjovi. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3176.00
Single AUD$ 3552.00

Includes: return airport transfers; use of outer thermal wear; 4 nights accommodation with full board; Snowmobile Safari to the Husky Farm and Dog Sledding, Snowmobile Safari to the Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village, Fun Winter Activities; daily use of hotel sauna

The price shown here is the adult price based on accommodation at Katkavaara Aurora Apartments. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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