Christmas at the Arctic Circle in Chalet Hotel

Christmas at the Arctic Circle in Chalet Hotel– Finland –5 days / 4 nights, Rovaniemi - Finnish Lapland - Ounasvaara Chalet Hotel - Santa Claus Village - Arctic Circle - Snowmobile Safari - Husky Farm - Aurora SafariCelebrate the spirit of Christmas in Rovaniemi, home of Santa Claus at the Arctic Circle. Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara, only minutes from Rovaniemi town center, offers cozy fully equipped cabins with own sauna, kitchen, terrace and lounge. Meet Santa and his elves arriving by reindeer sled on Christmas Eve; enjoy huskies, snowmobiles and visit to Santa Claus Village. Snow fun, Lappish scenery, a 10km husky safari, and the magical Aurora Borealis await you.

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Operation December 22 - 26, 2017
Departure December 22 - December 26, 2017
December 23 - December 27, 2017
Price Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara, 4 nights
from $1,975 per person, 3 adults / apartment
from $1,825 per person, 4 adults / apartment
Included Transfers from/to airport in Rovaniemi by private car
4 nights Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara, apartment*
Breakfast buffet daily
2 x half board dinners (total of 4 dinners)
Christmas Eve's celebration with Santa's visit
1 x Traditional Finnish Christmas buffet
1 x International Festive Buffet
3 Excursions as per itinerary:
Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer Farm
Special Lapp ceremony crossing the Arctic Circle
Visit to Santa Claus Village
Lunch at local restaurant
Husky safari, with transfers approx. 2.5 hours
Aurora Safari by bus, 4 hours
Safari outfit
English speaking guide during excursions
Taxes & services
Not Included International airfare & Airport taxes
Flights to/from Rovaniemi
Additional optional excursions
Gratuities
Lunch
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
Please Note *Apartments: Two bedrooms, two extra beds in the bedroom or living room, kitchen/lounge
Facilities: microwave oven, hob, fridge, coffee maker, kettle, crockery, sauna, shower, toilet, television, telephone, internet connection

Early booking is recommended!

Check breakfast, dinner and hotel program times from reception upon your arrival

Christmas packages also available at the following hotels in Rovaniemi:
Scandic Hotel
Rantasipi Pohjanhovi Hotel
Clarion Hotel Santa Claus
Tour Options Additional nights Rovaniemi and/or Helsinki
Flights Helsinki - Rovaniemi - Helsinki, please request
Additional activities
Silja Line Cruise, Helsinki - Stockholm
Tallink ferry, Helsinki - Tallinn
St. PeterLine visa free cruise, Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki
More Information Included Excursions

Contact us to book today!

Day 1 ARRIVAL ROVANIEMI - SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE (L, D) Saturday, December 23
Transfer from Rovaniemi airport to hotel by private car. Dinner buffet at main restaurant. Overnight at Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara.

Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara apartments are located on the shores of Kemijoki, the biggest river in Lapland, right next to a traditional ski center Ounasvaara and close to Rovaniemi city center. We provide you with high-class apartments, complete with a sauna, kitchen, terrace and living area. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and hair dryers.
In the main building is the reception and reception bar, in addition to the breakfast and dinner restaurant Thulia, as well as a luggage room and laundry facility for residents. The hotel is a complete holiday resort with restaurant services and activities.

BY SNOWMOBILES TO REINDEER FARM AND SANTA VILLAGE + LUNCH 10:00 - 16:00
The day starts with a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you will hear more about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture. You can take a reindeer ride and attend a special Lapp ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle. In the afternoon the trip continues by car to Santa Claus Village with time to do shopping in Santa Claus' Village. You will also have an opportunity to send postcards from Santa Claus' main post office. During the day you get to meet Santa Claus himself and enjoy a delicious lunch in a cosy restaurant. And you will get a Diploma for crossing the Arctic Circle!

Please note! Due to the track/ weather conditions in December, for safety reasons transfers to and from farms may be done by car. Snowmobiles will be ridden as part of the program.
DURATION: 6 hours 2 per snowmobile. Children travel in a sledge.

Overnight at Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara.

Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara

Day 2 HUSKY SAFARI - CHRISTMAS EVE (B, D) Sunday, December 24
Buffet breakfast is served in the main building of the Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara.

09:00 Wintertime safari with husky teams. After a short drive from town, well arrive at a husky ranch, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. Before departing on the safari, you will be given instruction on how to control the sleds, which you will ride in pairs. Enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat with the head musher about these amazing northern animals once you return to the ranch.
Duration with transfers: 2.5 hours / husky ride approx. 1 h 15 min

Time to enjoy a sauna before the Christmas Eve festivities begin.
Christmas Eves celebration with Santas visit, traditional and hearty Finnish Christmas buffet is served at the Thulia restaurant, with welcome drink and two portions of wine / soft drinks.
Overnight in Ounasvaaran apartments.

Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara

Day 3 CHRISTMAS DAY - SNOW FUN - AURORA SAFARI (B, D) Monday, December 25
Buffet breakfast at the main building of the Holiday Village.
The day is at leisure for snow fun with optional excursions.
This evening enjoy the International Festive Buffet.

AURORA BOREALIS SAFARI BY BUSS 21:00 - 01:00
After stepping out of the car in the middle of nowhere, we walk down to a river experiencing the surrounding sleeping nature. We reach the best spot to see the northern sky, but be patient the aurora loves playing hide-and-seek; we never know if or when they can show up! While enjoying the peace of nature we fry sausages surrounded by the great aroma of the fire. Before returning to civilization, we drop by a cosy old building "Poro-Pekan Pirtti". The hosts warmly welcome us and show us their dwelling, which takes us into the past. This relaxing escape will definitely satisfy all our senses. Transfer to the wilderness and back by car (50 km one way).
Duration: 4 hours

Overnight in Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara.

Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara

Day 4 DAY AT LEISURE (B, D) Tuesday, December 26
Buffet breakfast at the main building of the Holiday Village.
This day is free for you to experience some of the exciting optional excursions. Maybe enjoy an Ice fishing safari to a wilderness lake by snowmobile.
In the evening half board dinner. Evening sauna.
Overnight in Ounasvaaran apartments.

Chalet Hotel Ounasvaara

Day 5 DEPARTURE ROVANIEMI (B) Wednesday, December 27
After breakfast transfer by private car from hotel to Rovaniemi airport to catch your flight home via Helsinki.

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