Winter Lapland - The Arctic Circle
Winter Lapland - The Arctic Circle– Finland –4 days / 3 nights, Sinettä - Artic Snow Hotel - Glass Igloos - Rovaniemi - Sinettä – Santa Claus Village - Kemi – RovaniemiExperience this unique journey to Finnish Lapland and the Arctic Circle, combining first class travel and fascinating winter activities. Stay in Rovaniemi and Sinettä, with one night in the extraordinary Arctic Glass Igloos. Weather permitting, you might see magical Northern Lights from your bed. Enjoy Santa Claus Village, home of Santa in Rovaniemi. Drive a husky sledge, visit Kemi and the 'Sampo' Icebreaker, and swim in the fresh Arctic waters.
|Operation||January 11 - March 29, 2017|
|Departure||Guaranteed departures, Wednesday - Saturday
January 11 - January 14
January 18 - January 21
February 15 - February 18
February 22 - February 25
March 8 - March 11
March 22 - March 25
March 29 - April 1
|Price||from $1,180 per person in double room
from $1,475 single room
from $930 child (7-12 years), sharing room with parents
|Included||3 nights in First Class hotels, standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
3 breakfasts, buffet style
1 dinner & 2 lunches, as mentioned in the program
Bi-lingual Tour Escort (English & Spanish or Portuguese)
from Day 1 to Day 4 inclusive
Arrival transfer in from Rovaniemi Airport
Departure transfer to Rovaniemi Airport
All tours and transportation, as per program
Visits, excursions and entrances as per program
Outdoor clothing for winter activities as per program
|Not Included||International airfare & airport taxes
Any services not mentioned in the program
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||This is an escorted tour
Maximum 2 children per room, sharing with parents. This does not apply for Snow or Glass Igloos and is on request. Due to the nature of the tour and the destination, we are not able to accept children younger than 7 years old on these tours.
The tour operator reserves the right to amend the itinerary and/or included entrances without notice due to extreme weather conditions.
|Tour Options||For optional excursions / safaris please see "More Info"|
Optional Excursions in Rovaniemi
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Day 1 ARRIVAL ROVANIEMI - SINETTÄ (D) Wednesday
Arrival to Rovaniemi and a regular transfer to Sinettä, located 25 km from Rovaniemi.
Taking the twisting roads through the snowy forest to arrive at the unique Arctic SnowHotel, where you will check-in to your private Glass Igloo. Enjoy the warmth of your Glass Igloo and weather permitting, you can marvel at the amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the millions of stars from your bed.
In the evening, you are invited for a traditional Lappish three course dinner in a magnificent wooden "Kota" where fresh salmon is slowly grilled over the fire on a huge fire pit in the center.
OPTIONAL: SNOW SAUNA & OUTDOOR JACUZZI
Even the most enthusiastic sauna bathers are deeply impressed by the snow sauna made from its walls made from snow and ice. Only the sauna benches are made from wood! The sauna bathing experience is an astonishing combination of thick steam within intimate snow walls. Then jump into the outdoor Jacuzzi and admire the Northern Lights or the spectacular starry night skies of Lapland.
Day 2 SINETTÄ - SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE - ROVANIEMI (B, outdoor L) Thursday
Departing late in the morning for the next step on the winter adventure. Heading towards Rovaniemi, you stop on the banks of the Kemi-joki river to enjoy one of the most idyllic Husky Safaris of the region.
HUSKY FARM & SAFARI (included)
The barking of enthusiastic dogs will welcome you to the most genuine Husky farm in Rovaniemi. The head musher will talk about the life and training of these Arctic animals and you will also have the chance to take some great photos. After brief instructions and riding in pairs, you embark on a run through the forest behind your pack of huskies. After the trip there is time to visit the farm and enjoy a traditional outdoor lunch of Lappish sausage grilled on the campfire followed by Lappish pancakes.
The day continues with a visit to the world famous Santa Claus Village, built right on the Arctic Circle and home to Santa Claus. Stop by his busy post office where you can ask Santa to send a letter to your loved ones just before Christmas. Take a step into the magical world of Santa's home and meet Santa himself. No words can describe the feelings provoked during this moment from a fairy-tale. It is something you will always remember. A must for any visit to Lapland. From Santa Claus Village it is a short trip to the hotel for check in. The rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.
OPTIONAL: A TASTE OF LAPLAND, (20:00-22:30)
Rovaniemi offers a couple of very good restaurants where the modern Lappish cuisine can be enjoyed. One of them is the Sky Ounaasvaara situated on top of Ounasvaara hill, this modern restaurant offers a white panoramic view of the city - a feast for the eyes where you also can after dinner enjoy a drink on the open air roof terrace with the possibility of seeing the Aurora Borealis.
- Reindeer carpaccio
- Roast arctic char, matsutake risotto, vinaigrette with dill and wasabi
- Blueberry sorbet, hand-picked blueberries, blueberry powder
- Coffee/ tea
Day 3 ROVANIEMI - KEMI - ROVANIEMI (B, L) Friday
Time for a swim as we head to the town of Kemi for a full day of activities. First a visit to the Snow Castle* with its special snow slide. Enjoy the snow sculptures and complex. Later you will experience one of the highlights of your winter adventure as we board the Sampo Icebreaker and spend 4 hours on this unforgettable vessel breaking though the ice in the northern Gulf of Bothnia.
SAMPO ICE BREAKER & ICE SWIMMING, 13:00-17:00 hours (included)
This incredible experience includes a guided tour of the ship with its massive engine room, communications room and bridge, ice swimming and a three course meal at the on-board restaurant.
In the middle of the largest ice field in Europe, you have the opportunity to jump in the sea and float! You will of course be fitted with a warm survival suit and those who dare will also be presented with a certificate by the ship authorities. An unforgettable experience.
Return to Rovaniemi with early evening arrival at your hotel.
Day 4 ROVANIEMI DEPARTURE (B) Saturday
Breakfast and the rest of your day at leisure until your regular transfer to Rovaniemi airport in good time for your departure flight.