Day 1) Arrival to Rovaniemi Airport and Transfer to Hotel
On your arrival to Rovaniemi airport we will greet you with a sign of your name and transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Rovaniemi.
Day 2) Rovaniemi Winter Activity Day
Reindeer Farm Visit and Safari
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.You can ask your questions about their life and lear daily life of locals in Lapland.
Duration: 3 hours
Northern Lights Hunting 3 hours
Starting time: Evening
An enjoyable night in wilderness for aurora hunt.
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.
- Return transfers from your accommodation - winter clothing - guided excursion according to program description and given information
Overnight in Rovaniemi.
Day 3) Rovaniemi Winter Activity Day
Husky Safari and Farm Visit
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 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
- Transfers to/from Rovaniemi.
- Safety- and driving instructions.
- 1 ,5 hours drive with a husky sled (2 adults and max 2 children per sled).
- Hot Juice and cookies.
- Informative talk about huskies.
You will overnight in Rovaniemi.
Day 4) Rovaniemi Winter Activity Day
Snowmobile Safari for 2 Hours Ride
Departure : Morning
Around Rovaniemi there are 1100 kilometres of tracks to choose from, so there are trails suitable for everyone. Your guide chooses the trails for today’s adventure and takes you off the beaten track to the woods of Arctic Circle. Regardless of if you are a beginner with snowmobiling or already have some experience, after this safari you will feel you learnt more and hopefully even got more appetite for snowmobiling!
- Return transfers from your accommodation
- winter clothing,
- guided excursion according to program description and given information
Overnight at Santa Claus Hotel, Rovaniemi
Day 5) Rovaniemi Winter Activity Day
Icebreaker Day Trip
One of the Bucket list things to do in Lapland is Icebreaker tour. This kind of ships are used in winter season to open the harbors for access of cargo ships and ferries in northern countries of the world. Today you will experience cruise on frozen sea and experience rush life of locals.
This full day tour starts with hotel pick up and drive to north most part of Baltic Sea. We will have cruise with icebreaker for 3 hours. You will get chance to dress up spacial thermal suits and jump in to cold water for fun swim.
Great photo chance will be always with you on this tour. We will stop for lunch and you can taste local buffet food.
Included: 3 h icebreaker cruise, swimming in survival suits, 7 decks guided tour (available on 18 languages via application), film in icebreaker theater, hot drink on board, Cruise&Swim certificate, transportation from Rovaniemi and back (possible to return to Kemi), buffet lunch. Price includes: transportation according the program, lunch, 3 h icebreaker cruise, guided icebreaker tour, swim in survival suite, hot drinks, Cruise and Swim certificate.
Shuttle pick up time and day itinerary
07:00 pick up from Santa Claus hotel
10:00-13:00 Icebreaker cruise departure
14:15-15:30 On our way back we will visit a traditional Swedish village and have lunch there
17:20 drop off at Santa Claus hotel
Overnight in Rovaniemi.
Day 6) Check out Hotel and Transfer to Igloo Hotel in Santa Claus Village
Today you will check out your hotel and you will be transfer to Santa Claus Igloo at Santa Claus Village. You can enjoy your new accommodation and Santa Claus Village.
Santa Claus Village
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, travel 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 kilometres 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.
Day 7) Check Out Your Igloo and Transfer to Rovaniemi
You will be picked up from your Igloo and transfer to Rovaniemi airport.
- Mentioned tours and activities
- 5 nights hotel standard room accommodation with breakfast in a city Hotel
- 1 night Igloo accommodation in Rovaniemi
- Activities: Reindeer Safari, Husky safari, Icebreaker Tour, Northern Lights Hunt, Rovaniemi airport transfers, local taxes
- Lunch and dinners which are not mentioned on tour itinerary
- Photo with Santa in Santa Claus village
- Personal expenses
- Flights fares
- All services not mentioned in the itinerary