Celebrate the New Year in Rovaniemi

Christmas & New Year, Independent
New Year in Rovaniemi, stay in a Panorama Design Hut at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge
5 days
29 Dec 2019
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Celebrate the New Year above the Arctic Circle at Rovaniemi in a Winter wonderland of snowy surroundings. Enjoy a festive dinner and excursions: an Electric Snowmobile Northern Lights Safari, Santa Claus Safari with Reindeer ride, Husky Safari. Unique Panorama Hut accommodation in a beautiful wilderness area.

29 December: Arrival in Rovaniemi
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, located by the rapids of River Raudanjoki. Just 20 minutes from Rovaniemi, it sits in an area of quiet and dark - just right for Aurora Borealis searching! Each hut is made from timber and represents modern Finnish style, is inspired by nature and has a large panoramic window next to the bed. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

30 December: Northern lights Electric Snowmobile Safari 
Breakfast at the lodge and the day is then free. Snow shoes and Nordic skis are available for use throughout your stay, so you can explore the snowy landscapes at your leisure. Or you might like to join one of the optional excursions offered - these include ice fishing by snowmobile, a visit to Ranua Zoo Arctic Wildlife Park, and more. Dinner is served at the lodge. Evening 3 hour Safari onboard an electric snowmobile – you drive through the Winter wonderland in search of the Northern Lights. This is a truly unique experience, a safari with an electric snowmobile is an innovative new way to experience the arctic splendour without disturbing the silent peace of the wintery nature. A sustainable way of experiencing and exploring the Northern landscapes. 2nd overnight at the Lodge.

31 December: Husky Safari into the Deep Forest
Get away from the city and enjoy the magnificent views of the Lappish forests and hills, while driving your own dog-team this morning. The sound of the panting huskies and the snow underneath your sled are the perfect soundtrack for this popular husky adventure. After the arrival to the kennel, you will receive a safety brief and driving instructions. The usual length of the trail is 14 - 20 km and takes about 1 hour 30 minutes time. This depends on the weather conditions and the skills of the participants. Hot juice and cookies will be served after the ride together with the stories about the husky kennel. Two adults share one sled, up to two children travel together with their parents. Single riding supplement available to reserve a sled for yourself only. Program duration is approximately 3 hours including transfers. Afternoon is at leisure - you can relax in the cosy Lodge or perhaps make use of the complimentary Nordic skis or snowshoes to explore on your own. Tonight, a celebratory New Year dinner is served. 3rd overnight at the Lodge.  

01 January: Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer Farm & Santa Claus Safari
Happy New Year! This snowmobile safari will give you a chance to ride your own snowmobile on the forest trails around Santa Claus Village area. You will enjoy the beautiful Wintery scenery and make several stops to admire snowy nature. After snowmobiling, on to a local reindeer farm where you will experience a short but exciting reindeer sleigh ride. Warm up in the Lappish “kota” teepee, where hot berry juice and cookies will be served. Take part in the Arctic Circle ceremony, where you will be told the Oldest Legend of Lapland. You will be awarded with an International Reindeer Driving License and an Arctic Circle Crossing Certificate. Return to the Arctic Circle, where buffet lunch is served at Santa Claus Village. Free time after lunch to visit Santa Claus Office and meet Santa on your own. Discover Santa Claus Village, send postcards from Santa’s Post Office and look around in the souvenir shops. Duration of the program is approx. 6 hours. Riding time on snowmobiles is approximately 1 hour and 30 - 40 minutes. The average speed during our short tours is limited due to safety and traffic regulations. Two adults ride on one snowmobile, single riding supplement available. Children travel in the sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Dinner and 4th overnight at the Lodge. 

02 January: Rovaniemi Departure 
Breakfast at the lodge and transfer to Rovaniemi Airport. Your arrangements end with your arrival at the airport

Departure 2019: 29 December

Includes: 4 nights accommodation at the Arctic Circle Lodge in Panorama Design Hut with private facilites; breakfast and dinner daily (including festive dinner Day 3); return airport transfers; electric snowmobile safari (Day 2); husky safari (Day 3); snowmobile safari to reindeer farm & Santa Claus safari with lunch (day 4); use of Nordic skis & snowshoes; use of outer Winter wear for excursions. Please note all snowmobile drivers must have a valid, unrestricted drivers licence. 

Excludes:optional excursions

Some excursions subject to minimum age & height requirements. 

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3096.00
Single AUD$ 4690.00

Includes: 4 nights accommodation at the Arctic Circle Lodge in Panorama Design Hut with private facilites; breakfast and dinner daily (including festive dinner Day 3); return airport transfers; electric snowmobile safari (Day 2); husky safari (Day 3); snowmobile safari to reindeer farm & Santa Claus safari with lunch (day 4); use of Nordic skis & snowshoes; use of outer Winter wear for excursions. Please note all snowmobile drivers must have a valid, unrestricted drivers licence. 

Excludes: optional excursions

Some excursions subject to minimum age & height requirements. 

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