Rovaniemi Winter Adventure
Rovaniemi Winter Adventure– Finland –5 days / 4 nights, Rovaniemi - Northern Lights Safari - Santa Claus Village - Husky RanchRovaniemi, Capital of Lapland, situated close to magical Arctic Circle, is the perfect setting for exciting winter holidays. Start your adventure by snowmobile in search of the mystical Northern Lights. Take a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm; learn about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture. Cross the Arctic Circle on your visit to Santa Claus Village, where you meet Santa and elves. Explore a husky ranch and learn to drive your team of huskies.
|Operation||December 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017|
|Departure||Daily, December 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017
except December 22, 2016 - January 2, 2017
|Price||from $1,399 per person in twin/double room, based on 2 persons
from $1,345 per person in twin/double room, based on 4 persons
from $725 child 4-13 yrs, with 2 adults in same room in extra bed
|Included||Private airport transfers to/from Rovaniemi
4 nights Hotel Pohjanhovi, standard twin room
Breakfast buffet daily
Use of pool and sauna
Santa Claus Safari, (2 per snowmobile)
Lunch during the Santa Safari
Aurora Borealis Safari by Snowmobiles, (2 per snowmobile)
Child travel in a sledge pulled by snowmobile
Husky Safari by car
Necessary equipment and guide services during safaris
Guidance during excursions
Outfit for stay- pickup / drop off safari office
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Flights Helsinki - Rovaniemi - Helsinki, please request
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Minimum of 2 participants required.
This is a non-escorted tour. Excursions are with guide.
Snowmobile safaris are subject to change due to weather conditions. We reserve the right to change the routing, pricing and the duration of the excursions without prior notice.
The driver of a snowmobile has to be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's licence.
The driver of the snowmobile is held liable for damages caused to the vehicle. Self-risk amount is max € 980 person/snowmobile/accident case.
Maximum liability can be reduced to € 150 by paying € 15 waiver per driver/snowmobile safari. This is to be paid on the spot direct to safari producer.
Personal travel insurance is strongly recommended. Pre-paid safaris will not be refunded.
Pregnant women should not use the snowmobile or the sledge pulled by the snowmobile as the vibrations and exhaust fumes may be harmful.
|Tour Options||Additional nights in Rovaniemi and/or Helsinki
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Day 1 ARRIVAL ROVANIEMI Private transfer from Rovaniemi airport to Hotel Pohjanhovi according to your flight.
HOTEL POHJANHOVI - Standard room - 4 nights
The legendary Rantasipi Pohjanhovi is an international hotel with a genuine Lapp atmosphere. Visitors from all over the world experience the magic of Lapland, and the Pohjanhovi makes an excellent base for exploring nature around the Arctic Circle. Non-smoking hotel.
Hotel is situated close to Kemijoki river near Rovaniemi city centre. The hotel features a fabulous pool, sauna and lounge.
Nature and adventure are the Pohjanhovi's neighbours summer and winter. Ounasvaara's ski slopes, Santa Claus Village, the Arktikum Science Centre and Museum and many other attractions await you.
Room facilities: TV (10 channels), Radio, Minibar, Pay-TV, Hair dryer, extra beds. Other: Saunas 4pcs , Sauna cabinets 1, Swimming pool (19 m), Private sauna on request, Several restaurants, high standard A La Carte restaurant. Included daily breakfast, sauna and swim.
Day 2 - 4 ROVANIEMI - EXCURSIONS (B) Meetingpoint at safari club house. Short walk from your hotel (50m).
AURORA BOREALIS SAFARI BY SNOWMOBILES, 18:00 - 21:00, 3 hours
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.
SANTA CLAUS SAFARI, 10:00 - 16:00, 6 hours
Very popular safari combines 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!
HUSKY SAFARI, 09:15 - 11:45, 2,5 hours (husky ride approx. 1 hour)
Wintertime safari with husky teams. After a short drive from town, we'll 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.
Day 5 ROVANIEMI DEPARTURE (B) Private transfer from Hotel Pohjanhovi to Rovaniemi airport. On the way drop off safari outfit to safari office.