Rovaniemi Christmas at the Arctic Circle
Rovaniemi Christmas at the Arctic Circle– Finland –5 days / 4 nights, Rovaniemi - Finnish Lapland - Husky Ranch - Reindeer Farm - Santa Village - Arctic CircleExperience the spirit of Christmas in enchanting Lapland, at the Arctic Circle. Our Christmas Adventure with Santa brings you to Rovaniemi, the heart of Finnish Lapland, and center of Sami life and culture. Celebrate Christmas holidays in pristine, snow-covered scenery and magical winter twilight; enjoy sleigh rides, reindeer and husky dogs. See your children's eyes sparkle with excitement, as they meet the real Santa Claus, his elves and reindeer.
|Operation||December 22 - 26, 2016|
|Departure||December 22 - December 26, 2016 or
December 23 - December 27, 2016
Early Booking is recommended!
|Price||Scandic Hotel Rovaniemi
from $1,615 per person in double twin room
from $690 child 4 - 13 years, extra bed with 2 adults
Hotel Rantasipi Pohjanhovi
from $1,965 per person in double, standard twin room
from $1,025 child 4 - 14 years, extra bed with 2 adults
Hotel Santa Claus
from $2,185 per person in double, standard twin room
from $2,265 per person in double, superior twin room
from $1,280 child 4 - 14 years, extra bed with 2 adults
|Included||Transfers from/to airport in Rovaniemi by private car
4 nights hotel of your choice, twin room
Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
Half board dinner x 2
2 x special Christmas buffet dinners
Daily use of sauna and (swimming pool at Hotel Rantasipi Pohjanhovi)
Excursions and activities as per itinerary
Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer farm and Santa Claus Village,
approx. 6 hours, including lunch
Special Lapp ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle
Lunch at local restaurant
Husky safari 2,5 hours including transfers, husky drive approx. 1h 15mins
Northern Lights Safari, 3 hours,
inlcuding warm beverages / snack at campfire
English speaking guide during excursions
Taxes & services
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Flights to/from Rovaniemi
Additional optional excursions
Meals other than mentioned in program
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Early booking is recommended!
Programs, meal times and Christmas Dinners times may vary depending on your choice of hotel. Please varify dinner, breakfasts and hotel's program times from reception upon arrival.
Note! 1 present / person can be left to the reception for the Santa to deliver December 24
Extra nights include accommodation, breakfast, Half board (breakfast & dinner), and sauna daily
|Tour Options||Upgrade to Superior rooms
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
St. Peter Line cruise, Helsinki - St. Petersburg, visa free
|More Information||Included Excursions|
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Day 1 ARRIVAL ROVANIEMI (D) Program for Hotel Santa Claus
Friday, December 23
Individual arrival at Rovaniemi. At the reception the Christmas hostess will give information concerning Christmas. Last minute shopping can be done in the centre of town at many of its stores and shops. Evening Saunas, swim (Hotel Rantasipi Pohjanhovi) is from 5 to 10 p.m.
In the evening half board buffet dinner served in the main restaurant from 19:00 - 21:00.
Overnight at Hotel Santa Claus
Day 2 HUSKY SAFARI - CHRISTMAS EVE (B, D) Saturday, December 24
The breakfast is served in the main restaurant from 8:00 to 11:00.
09:15 - 11:45 HUSKY SAFARI 10 km husky safari, morning departure
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. 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: 2,5 hours including transfers
16:00 - 17:30 In the afternoon children (as well as adults) will learn how to bake traditional gingerbread cookies. The children have the opportunity to decorate the hotels Christmas tree. Juice and gingerbread cookies are served at the same time. There will be a small Christmas present in the room for guests. Afternoon sauna and swim is from 14::00 to 22:00.
18.00 Santa Claus will visit the hotel in the evening. Small gift for children on the house and max one gift/child from the family.
19:00 - 22:00 Traditional Finnish Christmas Gala buffet dinner, including 2 glasses of house wine or beer or soft drink per person, served in the main restaurant, (dinner time of the group will be advised on the arrival day).
Day 3 REINDEER FARM - SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE - CHRISTMAS DAY (B, L, D) Sunday, December 25
The breakfast is served from 8:00 to 11:00.
10:00 - 16:00 BY SNOWMOBILES TO REINDEER FARM AND SANTA VILLAGE + LUNCH, 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! 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. 2 persons per snowmobile.
Duration: 6 hours
19:00 - 22.00 Christmas Gala buffet dinner, two glasses of house wine or beer or soft drink per person included, dinner time of the group will be advised on the arrival day.
Day 4 DAY AT LEISURE - AURORA SAFARI (B, D) Monday, December 26
Scandinavian buffet breakfast in Gaissa restaurant 08:00 to 11:00.
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.
AURORA BOREALIS SAFARI BY SNOWMOBILES 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 magical Northern Lights - will appear to show you the way. Sip warm beverages, savour a snack by a campfire, and learn more about the Northern Lights and Lapland.
Duration: 3 hours
Day 5 DEPARTURE ROVANIEMI (B) Tuesday, December 27
8:00 - 11:00 Scandinavian buffet breakfast in Gaissa restaurant.
After breakfast transfer by private car with driver from hotel to Rovaniemi airport for your flight home. Check out on departure day: latest at 11 a.m.; complimentary luggage storage.