Wild Ice Adventure Kemi
Wild Ice Adventure Kemi– Finland –4 days / 3 nights, Kemi - Kotakylä - Reindeer Farm - Icebreaker Sampo Cruise - Gulf of Bothnia - Husky SafariWild Ice Winter adventure tour brings you to Kemi in Finnish Lapland. Winter in magical Lapland means frosty forests, reindeer, Santa Claus, Northern Lights. Kemi, on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia, is the home of the Icebreaker Sampo. Our winter package combines snowmobile safaris, visit to LumiLinna Snow Castle, husky safari and cruise on Sampo with a swim in the Arctic Sea. Drive your own husky team and earn your reindeer driving certificate.
|Operation||January 25 - April 10, 2016|
|Departure||Daily, from January 25, 2016|
from $1,740 per person in double room
from $1,935 single room
from $930 child 2-11 yrs. extra bed in parents room
$1,765 per person in double room
$1,970 single room
$925 child 2-11 yrs. extra bed in parents room
$85 solo driver supplement snowmobile safari, day 1
$125 solo driver supplement for snowmobile safari, day 2
|Included||3 nights Hotel Merihovi*** or Hotel Cumulus****
Buffet breakfast daily
Sauna separately for ladies and gentlemen daily
Transfers Kemi airport - hotel - airport
Hotel - husky farm - hotel
Half board (breakfast, 3-course dinner) as per program
Packed lunch during safari, day 1
Lunch on board Sampo, day 2
Three-course dinner at the Snow restaurant
Coffee and snacks during safari, day 3
Wilderness barbeque by snowmobiles, duo drive
Snowmobile safari to Sampo Icebreaker (duo drive)
Reindeer farm, short reindeer ride
Sampo Arctic Icebreaker cruise
Husky Farm & sled safari
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Domestic flights Helsinki - Kemi - Helsinki
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Minimum of 2 persons.
21st LumiLinna SnowCastle will open January 24, 2016;
SnowCastle season ends April 10, 2016
In snowmobile safaris children under 12 years will travel in a sledge.
Each driver of a snowmobile is held liable for max. € 800,-/ driver/in case of damage
|Tour Options||Additional nights Kemi and/or Helsinki available
Additional snow activities
Train to Rovaniemi
Santa Claus Village Rovaniemi
Airfare Helsinki-Kemi-Helsinki, please request
Silja Line Cruise, Helsinki - Stockholm
Tallink cruise, Helsinki - Tallinn
St. Peter Line visa free cruise, Helsinki-St. Petersburg-Helsinki
|More Information||Sampo good to know|
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Day 1 KEMI - SNOWMOBILE SAFARI - BBQ (D) Transfer from the Kemi airport to your chosen hotel. Every day starts with a meeting with your guide in the lobby of the hotel. After short walk to Lapponia Safaris club house you will pick-up the thermal outfit (thermal overalls, boots, wollen socks, mittens and balaclava hats), this outfit you will keep for the whole stay.
We will head the snowmobiles from the frozen sea of Gulf of Bothnia to the beautiful snowcovered wintry forest. After the drive we will have a wilderness barbeque - we'll grill sausages and enjoy snacks by the open fire. After the break the snowmobile safari continues. Dinner and accommodation in your chosen hotel.
Duration of the safari: 2.5hrs
Day 2 SNOWMOBILES - REINDEER - SAMPO - SNOWCASTLE (B, D) Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. After meeting your guide in the lobby of the hotel and short walk to the snowmobiles day's safari begins. First you will drive towards Kotakylä. Kotakylä is a beautiful small island situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, where you can try reindeer driving on a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Everyone receives a reindeer driving certificate as a memento of the memorable experience. Delicious sandwiches and coffee are served in a Lappish kota - teepee.
Continue the snowmobile safari and speed along the snow-covered ice to meet the magnificent Sampo Icebraker in the middle of the ice field of the Gulf of Bothnia. You will board Sampo, where a guide will give you a tour of the ship from the captain's deck to the engine room. You can watch how Sampo breaks ice up to a meter thick. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Sampo's restaurant.
Everyone has the possibility to swim in the icy sea wearing thermal dry suits. After the swim return back to Kemi by snowmobiles. A short walk from the snowmobile parking area to your hotel. Free time at the hotel.
Duration of the tour: 7 hours.
In the evening you will experience the magical SnowCastle. Visit the hotel, gallery, chapel and restaurant all made of snow and ice. After the visit enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner at the SnowRestaurant. Accommodation in the hotel.
Day 3 HUSKY SAFARI (B, D) Breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Transfer to the local husky farm by car. Husky sledding is a silent and wonderful way to admire the beautiful Lappish forest. Upon arrival to the husky farm the friendly huskies bark us welcome! The musher tells about the life of these arctic dogs, their nature and training. We also take a 2-hour ride in the forest in a sledge pulled by a husky dog team who all love running! After the ride enjoy coffee in a kota-teepee around open fire. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Duration of the tour: 3 hours
Day 4 DEPARTURE KEMI (B) After breakfast check-out. Transfer to the airport for your return flight. End of program.
Option to extend your stay or to visit Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus village.