Day 1) 29 Dec, Arrival to Rovaniemi Airport and Transfer to Hotel
Depending on your arrival we will meet you at the airport or train station and then transfer to your hotel located conveniently in downtown area of Rovaniemi city.
Overnight at Scandic City Hotel, Rovaniemi.
Day 2) 30 Dec, Rovaniemi Reindeer Farm visit and Safari
After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel and a leisure morning you will be picked up from your hotel lobby for Reindeer Safari.
Reindeer Farm visit and Safari
Pick up: Morning
The ride will take place at the local reindeer farm nearby Rovaniemi, where you will meet the real reindeer herders, who will tell you about their way of life hand by hand with nature. There are many great possibilities for taking photos during the safari and tour in the farm; you can also feed the reindeers with their favourite snacks. Warm drinks with buns are served indoors of the farm, while you listen to interesting stories about reindeer herding and wilderness life in Lapland.
The transfer from Rovaniemi central area takes about 50 minutes one way, you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the countryside during the way. Program duration is approximately 3 hours including transfers.
Enjoy your free afternoon and in the evening get ready for your amazing Northern Light Adventure in the Lappish nature.
Northern Lights Hunting 3 hours
Starting time: 19:00
The magic of a nocturnal forest can only be highlighted by a blaze of Auroras.
We will take you out at the prime time of Auroras, as they are said to be visible most likely at the hours around 21:00 and midnight. For sure you have been wondering what the Auroras are and how come they are visible only in the north. Tonight, you will get the answers to all these questions! At our lake-side sighting location you have snowshoes available, in case you wish to walk further out on the frozen lake and have a 360 degrees vision on the sky.
This activity Includes:
- Return transfers from your accommodation - winter clothing - guided excursion according to program description and given information
Overnight at Scandic City Hotel, Rovaniemi.
Day 3) 31 Dec, Husky Farm Visit and Safari
After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel and a leisure morning you will be picked up from your hotel lobby for
Pick up time: Morning
A short transfer takes you to the husky farm, where the enthusiastic arctic sled dogs greet you with barking and jumping - as if they were saying, come on, let's go. Huskies are passionate about running and that is why they are eager to take off with you in their sledge. But first things first: instructions on safety and driving. You and a friend are sharing a team of huskies and can take turns in mushing (driving) and being a passenger.
The route of 14-18 km (depending on weather and snow conditions as well as driving skills) takes you through an enchanted winter landscape. There will be stops when you can change places as musher and passenger. You will also have some photogenic moments midst the stunning nature and with the beautiful dogs. Once they have ran off some energy, they are calmer and let you enjoy the silent drive.
Back at the farm we will gather around the camp fire to hear the mushers tell about life with huskies. You will of course also have time to cuddle and pat your newfound friends before it is time to leave the husky farm. Duration 2 hours
This activity includes:
• Transfers to/from Rovaniemi.
• Safety- and driving instructions.
• 30-45 minute drive with a husky sled (2 adults and max 2 children per sled).
• Hot Juice and cookies.
• Arctic outer clothing, shoes, gloves, socks, hats.
• Informative talk about huskies.
Santa Claus Village
After memorable Husky Sleigh safari you will be transferred to Santa Claus Village and you will have all your afternoon there till you meet your driver.
You can meet Santa Claus and cross the magical Arctic Circle every day at the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. There are many souvenir shops as well as Santa’s Main Post Office, program service companies and cafes and restaurants in the Santa Claus Village. And of course, Santa is there too, in his chamber every day of the year.
The Arctic Circle is a circle of latitude that runs 66°33′45.9″ north of the Equator. It marks the southernmost latitude where the sun can stay continuously below or above the horizon for 24 hours – these phenomena are known as the Midnight Sun in the summer and the Polar Night (“Kaamos”) in the winter.
In Rovaniemi, the Arctic Circle runs through Santa Claus Village, located eight kilometers north of the city Centre, where it is clearly marked. Santa Claus Village in Lapland is a popular place to cross the Arctic Circle: here the line is marked, and you can even get a certificate confirming the feat.
In the evening enjoy a gala dinner for new year at the hotel. (Dinner is included)
Overnight at Scandic City Hotel, Rovaniemi
Day 4) 01 Jan. Rovaniemi Snow Mobile Safari & Departure
After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel and you will be picked up from your hotel lobby for Snow Mobile Safari.
Pick up time: 09:30
Experience a thrilling, unforgettable trip riding a snowmobile. This is probably the best way to enjoy the beautiful nature of Lapland that surrounds Rovaniemi.
- 3 Nights at Scandic Rovaniemi - Standard Room, Double with breakfast
Activities & Tours
- Lappish Culture and Reindeer Safari
- Northern Lights Hunt by bus and walking
- Husky Safari in Wilderness of Lapland
- Santa Claus Village Visit
- Rovaniemi Airport Transfer
- Transfer to Airport from Rovaniemi
This itinerary does NOT include the following:
- International flights and domestic flights
- All meals not mentioned above
- All activities not mentioned above
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- limited availability
- all bookings are final
- winter arctic outfits will be provided for outdoor activities
- all mentioned activities are available as kids friendly family tour
- we can tailor activities, please contact us for customization