Fantastic Lapland

Independent Touring, Northern Lights & Winter Fun
Try the best of Lapland
5 days
Dec- Mar *
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This tour offers a little bit of the best of Lapland in just 5 days. Stay in a choice of accommodation in Rovaniemi  and enjoy hunting for the Northern Lights, a snowmobile safari to a husky farm, a reindeer safar, a visit to Santa Claus Village and the Artikum Museum.

Day 1 Arrival in Rovaniemi
On arrival transfer from Rovaniemi Airport to the safari office, where you will be fitted with the outer winter gear (overalls, boots, gloves and hat) for use during your stay, then transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure - explore the town, browse the shops or perhaps visit the fabulous Artikum Museum. Dinner at the hotel. 

Day 2 Reindeer Safari and Evening Northern Lights Hunt.
Today start with a visit to an original reindeer ranch, where you will meet these endearing Arctic animals, learn all about reindeer herding and it's importance in traditional Sami life, and enjoy a short sleigh ride in the woods. You'll sit cosily in the sled wrapped in blankets, enjoying a relaxing and peaceful ride across the snowy Lapp landscape, while the reindeer do all the hard work!. The afternoon is free to relax, then in the evening after dinner at the hotel  join a search for the legendary Northern Lights, travelling by car and then on foot. Good luck with the Aurora!

Day 3 Santa Claus Village,  Artikum Museum & Rovaniemi Sightseeing
Today start with a visit to the best loved attraction in Lapland - Santa’s Village and Post Office.  On the way there cross the Arctic Circle and receive a commemorative certificate of crossing. In Santa’s Post Office you can send your cards with special Arctic Circle postmarks, browse for Christmas souvenirs and meet the man himself! Then continue on to visit Arktikum Museum, the premier museum and science centre of Lapland, for an introduction to the ancient, indigenous Sami culture and life in the Arctic. Here you will can enjoy the interesting exhibitions of Lappish culture and life in Lapland. Then the day concludes with a sightseeing tour of  Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, before returning to the hotel for dinner.

Day 4 Snowmobile Safari to a Husky Farm.
On your last full day in Lapland start with a  snowmobile safari to a husky farm in the wilderness. After a safety briefing and driving lesson head off into the snowy landscapes, with 2 persons sharing the driving of each snowmobile. On reaching the husky farm,  meet the friendly dogs in their beautifully located home area and enjoy a short sled ride. Dinner at the hotel tonight.

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

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

Minimum 2 adults

Includes: return airport transfers, 4 nights accommodation with with full board from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5, use of outer winter gear for the duration of the tour, guided excursions being Reindeer Safari and Evening Northern Lights Hunt, visit to Santa Claus Village,  Artikum Museum & Rovaniemi Sightseeing, and Snowmobile Safari to a Husky Farm. Please note that the order of the daily excursions may change according to the starting date of your arrangements.

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 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. 

Sky Hotel Ounasvaara beautifully situated on a hill in the forest about 4km outside Rovaniemi this family hotel has a restaurant, lobby bar and complimentary wi fi. Children under 15 years of age sharing a standard double/twin room with 2 adults will receive a reduced rate.

Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi  by the Kemijoki River, next to Ounasvaara Ski Centre and a 5-minute drive from Rovaniemi town centre. Apartments are for 1 -3 adults, 1-4 persons (2 adults + 2 children only), 4-6 persons or 6-8 persons and each has a private sauna. 

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$ 2613.00

Includes: return airport transfers, 4 nights accommodation with full board from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5,use of outer winter gear for the duration of the tour, guided excursions being Reindeer Safari and Evening Northern Lights Hunt, visit to Santa Claus Village,  Artikum Museum & Rovaniemi Sightseeing, and Snowmobile Safari to a Husky Farm. Please note that the order of the daily excursions will change according to the starting date of your arrangements.

The price shown here is the per adult price for the tour with accommodation at Cumulus Pohanjovi Hotel or Sky Hotel Ounnasvaara Hotel. Children under 15 years of age sharing a standard double/twin room with 2 adults will receive a reduced rate.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2800.00

Includes: return airport transfers, 4 nights accommodation with full board from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5,use of outer winter gear for the duration of the tour, guided excursions being Reindeer Safari and Evening Northern Lights Hunt, visit to Santa Claus Village,  Artikum Museum & Rovaniemi Sightseeing, and Snowmobile Safari to a Husky Farm. Please note that the order of the daily excursions will change according to the starting date of your arrangements.

The price shown here is the per adult price for the tour with accommodation at Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi.