Christmas at the Arctic Circle

Christmas
Christmas fun in Rovaniemi
5 days
23 December 2018
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Rovaniemi is the official home of Santa Claus. Enjoy a wonderful and festive Christmas with a little bit of everything- from reindeers to snowmobile to huskies. Welcome to a winter wonderland!

Day 1 23 December: Rovaniemi Arrival 
On arrival in Rovaniemi you will be transferred to your accommodation.  Dinner and 4 nights in a Design Panorama Hut at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge. The Lodge is located by the rapids of the River Raudanjoki, just 20 minutes from Rovaniemi, in an area of quiet and dark - just right for looking for the Aurora Borealis! Each Hut is made from timber and represents modern Finnish style, inspired by nature, with a large panoramic window next to the bed. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 2  24 December - Husky Safari to the Arctic Circle Forest
After breakfast, get ready to meet your new furry friends.  Your first stop is at the husky farm, where we greet these amazing and hard working dogs, and receive driving and safety instructions before setting off into the forest. The sled route is approximately 8-10km and 2 persons share each sled. The afternoon at leisure - relax in the cosy Lodge or perhaps make use of the complimentary Nordic skis or snowshoes to explore on your own. Tonight,  a celebration Christmas Eve dinner is served. 2nd overnight at the Lodge.  

Day 3 25 December: Santa’s Village and Snowmobile Safari and Christmas Dinner
Enjoy breakfast then get set for a day of Christmas fun. This morning your first stop will be at Santa's Village where you can enjoy a couple of hours on your own. The Village has Santa's Home and Post Office as well as some great shops, and the Arctic Circle runs right through the Village. Then head off on a fun, 2 hour snowmobile excursion into the arctic forest, along snowy trails. 2 persons share each snowmobile.  The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure before tonight's festive Christmas dinner.  3rd overnight at the Lodge. 

Day 4 26 December - Aurora Reindeer Safari
Breakfast at the lodge and the morning is then free. Remember the snow shoes and Nordic skis are available for use throughout your stay, or you can join an optional ice fishing safari by snowmobile - please enquire. In the late afternoon, get ready for a wonderful 3 hour reindeer farm visit and sleigh ride. If you are lucky, maybe the Aurora will appear.  Sit back and be mesmerized, sitting cosily in the sleds. Dinner and 3rd overnight at the Lodge. 

Day 5 27 December - Rovaniemi Departure
Breakfast at the lodge and transfer to Rovaniemi Airport. Your arrangements end with your arrival at the airport

Departure:  23 December 2018   Minimum 2 adults

Includes: 4 nights accommodation at the Arctic Circle Lodge in Panorama Design Hut with private facilites; breakfast and dinner daily (including 2 festive dinners Days 2 & 3); return airport transfers; husky safari (Day 2); visit to Santa's Village and snowmobile safari (Day 3); reindeer safari (Day 4); use of Nordic skis and snowhoes during your stay. Please note all snowmobile drivers must have a valid, unrestricted drivers licence. 

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3243.00

Includes: 4 nights hotel accommodation with shower/WC, 4 Scandinavian breakfasts, dinners as mentioned in the program (including 2 festive dinners), transfers as included, excursions as mentioned.

Minimum 2 adults. The price shown is the starting price per adult, based on 2 adults in 1 room. 

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