ROVANIEMI FAMILY HOLIDAY PACKAGE
Day 1) Arrival to Rovaniemi Airport and Transfer to Hotel
On your arrival we will greet you with a sign of your name and transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel, Rovaniemi.
Day 2) Rovaniemi Winter Activity Day
Reindeer Farm visit and Safari
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer,
with a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call'd them by name:
"Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer, and Vixen!
"On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Dunder and Blixem!
"Clement C. Moore"
Without doubt reindeers are Santa’s one of the biggest helpers. Without them he can not travel anywhere. Today we will take you to a local reindeer farm where reindeers live, and our ride will take place. 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.
he transfer from Rovaniemi central area takes about 30 minutes one way, you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the countryside during the way. Program duration is approximately 3 hours including transfers.
Duration: 3 hours
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.
- Return transfers from your accommodation - winter clothing - guided excursion according to program description and given information
Overnight at Hotel, Rovaniemi.
Day 3) Ranua Zoo Visit
Duration: 5 h
Ranua Wildlife Park offers the opportunity to observe arctic animals throughout the year, in an authentic environment as possible for the animals. It is one Lapland’s leading destinations for families travelling together.
Ranua Zoo is home to around 50 species of wild arctic animals and 200 other animal species. The zoo is approximately one hour south of Rovaniemi by car. Upon arrival, you will take a stroll through the zoo, where you can see the interesting animals and birds that live at the "top of the world!".
- Return transfers
- Entrance Tickets
- Local guide
You will overnight in Hotel, Rovaniemi.
Day 4) Rovaniemi Winter Activity Day
Pick up time:
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.
- 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.
Family Snowmobile Safari
Experience a thrilling, unforgettable trip riding a snowmobile. This is probably the best way to enjoy the beautiful nature of Lapland that surrounds Rovaniemi with your family.
This tour specially tailored for all members of family while parents enjoy ride with snowmobile, younger members or the one without driving licence sit back on snowmobile driven sledge to enjoy fun ride in frozen forest and lakes.
We start with a snowmobile safari with adults on the snowmobile and children traveling safely in sledges. After the traditional snowmobile safari, it is time for children’s snowmobile driving. The smallest family members (2-4 yrs.) get to drive mini skidoos on a safe track under supervision. The midi skidoos (5-14 yrs.) also have a dedicated track and are just what young girls and boys dream of – a replica of an adult snowmobile, but lighter.
Children of all ages love to play in the snow. Tobogganing slope, snow-sculpting or building snowmen, depending on weather and snow conditions. There is time to relax by a camp fire also, have a cup of berry juice and fry a sausage as a snack.
- Return transfers from Rovaniemi, winter clothing and outdoor activity gears, guided excursion according to program description and given information
Overnight In Hotel, Rovaniemi
Day 5) Santa Park and Christmas World Day
Underneath the Arctic Circle, deep beneath the ground, lies Santa's secret cavern where it's Christmas all year round!
We warmly welcome you to join our merry Elves on an unforgettable journey to the heart of Christmas at SantaPark, an indoor Christmas theme park voted the top Christmas destination in the world.
Hop on the Magic Train and travel through enchanting worlds,
Earn your very own diploma at Elf School,
Undercross the Arctic Circle and enter the cool realm of the Ice Princess,
Feel the crispy breath of winter in the Ice Gallery,
Enjoy the jolly Elf Show on the main stage,
Send your Christmas greetings at our buzzing Post Office,
Decorate cookies in the cozy kitchen of Mrs. Gingerbread,
And whisper your dearest wishes to Santa Claus himself!
Ticket price includes all fun attractions in SantaPark:
- Meet Santa Claus in Santa's Office
- Elves’ Post Office
- Toy Factory Shopping Area
- Elf School
- Elf School Diploma
- Elf Trainee Hat
- SantaPark Magic Show (3 times a day)
- Magic Train
- Elf Workshop
- Angry Birds Activity Area
- Visit to Ice Gallery, Ice Bar and meeting with the Ice Princess
- Undercrossing of the Arctic Circle
- Mrs. Gingerbread's Bakery
- Furthermore, you can take as many photos and videos with Santa, Elves, Ice Princess & Mrs. Gingerbread as you like!
Overnight in Hotel, Rovaniemi
Day 6) Check out Hotel and transfer to Igloo
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.
Overnight in Glass Igloo
Day 7) Check Out Your Igloo and Transfer to Rovaniemi Airport
You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to Rovaniemi airport.
- Mentioned tours and activities,
- 5 nights hotel standard room accommodation with breakfast at 4 stars Hotel,
- 1 night accommodation in Glass Igloo,
- Rovaniemi activities: Reindeer Safari, Husky safari, Snowmobile safari, Santa Park Visit, Northern Lights Hunt, Santa Claus Village
- 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,
- all services not mentioned in the itinerary.