Christmas at the Arctic Circle in Holiday Cabins
Christmas at the Arctic Circle in Holiday Cabins– Finland –5 days / 4 nights, Rovaniemi - Finnish Lapland - Holliday Village - Santa - Arctic CircleCelebrate the spirit of Christmas in Rovaniemi, home of Santa Claus at the Arctic Circle. Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi, 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, an Arctic Light Auditorium and the magical Aurora await you.
|Operation||December 23 - 27, 2015|
|Departure||December 22 - December 26, 2015
December 23 - December 27, 2015
|Price||Ounasvaaran Pirtit cabins, 4 nights
from $1,900 per person, based on 2 adults + 1 child / apartment
from $1,770 per person, based on 2 adults + 2 children / apartment
from $1,960 per person, 3 adults / apartment
from $1,850 per person, 4 adults / apartment
|Included||Transfers from/to airport in Rovaniemi by private car
4 nights Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi, apartment
Breakfast buffet daily
2 x half board dinners (total of 4 dinners)
1 x Traditional Finnish Christmas buffet including welcome drink, two portions of wine / soft drinks
1 x International Festive Buffet, 2 portions of wine / soft drink
2-hour husky safari, with transfers approx. 3 hours
Snowfun day with snow activities (snowmobiles, scooters, sleds, snow shoes, skies)
Special Lapp ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle
Santa Claus Safari to Santa Claus Village, 6 hours, day 3
Lunch at local restaurant
English speaking guide during excursions
Taxes & services
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Flights to/from Rovaniemi
Additional optional excursions
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Accommodation: Semi detached apartments with living room and 2 separate bedrooms (1 upstairs and 1 downstairs) with possibility of 2 extra beds (=pull over) in the room downstairs. All apartments with kitchenette (microwave, oven, cooking plates, refridgerator, coffee
and hot water makers, dishes), sauna, shower, toilet, TV, telephone, linen, towels.
Early booking is recommended!
Christmas packages also available at the following hotels in Rovaniemi:
Clarion Hotel Santa Claus and Scandic Hotel
|Tour Options||Additional nights Rovaniemi and/or Helsinki
Flights Helsinki - Rovaniemi - Helsinki, please request
Silja Line Cruise, Helsinki - Stockholm
Tallink ferry, Helsinki - Tallinn
St. PeterLine visa free cruise, Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki
|More Information||Included Excursions|
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Day 1 ARRIVAL ROVANIEMI (D) Wednesday, December 23
Transfer from Rovaniemi airport to hotel by private car. Dinner buffet at main restaurant. Overnight at Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi.
Optional: Aurora Safari on Snowmobiles, 3 hours, 18:00 - 21:00
Experience the Arctic night by driving through the snow-covered forest and on the frozen river. With a little luck, you'll travel under a bright sky lit by the moon and the stars. Perhaps the Aurora Borealis - the Northern Lights - will appear to show you the way. Sip warm beverages and savour a snack by a campfire and learn more about the Northern Lights and Lapland.
Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi is located in the Kemijoki riverside, close to Ounasvaara ski centre. Approx. 3 km from Rovaniemi city centre. Guest accommodation in idyllic semi-detached apartments. 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.
Day 2 HUSKY SAFARI - CHRISTMAS EVE (B, D) Thursday, December 24
Buffet breakfast is served in the main building of the Holiday Village.
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 hour
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 cabins.
Day 3 CHRISTMAS DAY - SNOW FUN (B, SNACKS, D) Friday, December 25
Buffet breakfast at the main building of the Holiday Village.
11:30 Coach transfer to the Snowfun site to enjoy snow activities: mini snowmobiles, medium sized snowmobiles for adults to to go on a 15-minute snowmobile safari, and a 4-wheel forest scooters for everyone. There are kick sledges, a toboggan run, ice golfing, snowshoes and skies to try out, have fun ice fishing or take part in a snow hockey game. Hot drinks are served by the campfires. In a big kota tepee you can fry sausages and enjoy lovely hot soup. In the evening, International Festive Buffet, including 2 portions of wine / soft drink.
This evening enjoy the International Festive Buffet with 2 portions of wine / soft drink. Overnight in Ounasvaaran cabins.
Day 4 REINDEER - SANTA CLAUS SAFARI (B, L, D) Thursday, December 26
Buffet breakfast at the main building of the Holiday Village.
10:00 Today we venture on the very popular Santa Claus Safari, combining nature, culture and the spirit of Christmas. 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 cozy restaurant. And you will get a Diploma for crossing the Arctic Circle! Duration: 6 hours
Dinner on your own at Restaurant Thulia. Overnight in Ounasvaaran cabins.
Day 5 DEPARTURE ROVANIEMI (B) Friday, December 27
After breakfast transfer by private car from hotel to Rovaniemi airport to catch your flight home via Helsinki.