Santa Claus Holiday, Husky Safari, and Reindeer SafariFinland
From $2,975 USD
December 22 - December 29, 2017
8 Days / 7 Nights
Christmas Holidays with Santa Claus, from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland. Visit Santa Claus Village, enjoy snowmobile safari, huskies and reindeer.
Celebrate Christmas with Santa Claus, visit his home at the Arctic Circle. Our escorted 8-day tour starts in Helsinki, enjoy city sightseeing with Sibelius monument, Uspenski Cathedral and the famous church in the Rock; Temppeliauko. Overnight train journey to Rovaniemi, celebrate a traditional Finnish Christmas. Visit Santa Claus Village, ride snowmobiles, husky- and reindeer sleds and Ranua Wildlife Park. Enjoy an optional Northern Lights safari.
December 22 - December 29, 2017
December 22 - December 29, 2017
- from $2,975 per person in double room
- from $4,125 single room
- 5 overnights at mentioned hotel
- 2 overnights on night train
- Cabins with private facilities
- English-speaking tour-leader throughout the tour
- Buffet breakfast daily
- 3 dinners as per itinerary
- Local guides for sightseeing tours of Helsinki
- Thermal winter clothing during the entire stay in Rovaniemi:
- Overall, gloves, hats, boots, socks, scarves
- Visit to Santa Claus village
- Visit to Husky farm including 2 km husky-sleigh ride
- Visit to reindeer farm including 500 meters reindeer–sleigh ride
- Snowmobile safari with ice-fishing (2 persons per snowmobile)
- Full day excursion to Ranua Wildlife Park
- International airfare
- Personal trip insurance
- $25 Service fee
- For security reasons, children under 4 years or shorter than 1,40m are not allowed to ride the snowmobiles, but can be seated in a sleigh behind the snowmobile.
- Maximum 1 child sharing the room with the parents.
- Due to the high demand for Christmas in Rovaniemi, a deposit of 50% of the full amount of the tour is required in order to make the reservation.
- Pre- and Post tour hotel in Helsinki
- Northern Lights Safari, 3 hrs, day 5
- Full day Tallinn excursion, full day, day 7
Day 1 ARRIVAL HELSINKI
Individual arrival in Helsinki. Meet your tour escort and fellow travelers in the hotel lobby between 6pm and 8pm. Overnight at Glo Art Hotel in Helsinki.
Day 2 HELSINKI - ROVANIEMI (B)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning city tour of the Finnish capital with a local guide. We will see the colorful Harbor market, the neo-classical Senate square, the Cathedral, the Sibelius monument, the Russian orthodox Uspenski Cathedral and the famous church in the Rock; Temppeliauko.
Free time in the afternoon and evening to maybe shop for the last Christmas gifts, visit the Christmas market or just enjoy the Christmas spirit and the decorations.
Transfer to the train station, for the overnight train journey to Rovaniemi in cabins with private facilities.
Day 3 ROVANIEMI- SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE (B, D)
December 24, Christmas Eve
Breakfast box on board. Upon arrival in Rovaniemi, transfer to Scandic Hotel for check in. You will receive the thermal outfits, which you can keep during all your stay in Rovaniemi to keep you warm and let you enjoy the snowy landscape.
Today we will make a visit to Santa Claus Village located on the Arctic Circle, here you have the chance to meet Santa himself and visit his post office, maybe send some post-cards, here they will be stamped by hand with special postmark of the Santa Claus Post Office. In this magic world there will also be possible to find some unique gifts of Finnish handicrafts or top Finnish Design products offered in the many giftware shops.
This evening you will enjoy a traditional Christmas Eve Dinner. For families with children it is possible to leave the Christmas gifts for the children at the reception so Santa Claus can pick them up and give them to the children when he makes a visit to the hotel this Christmas Eve. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 4 ROVANIEMI - SNOWMOBILE SAFARI (B, D)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Our morning adventure is a snowmobile safari with ice fishing. Our safari guide will give us a briefing and driving instructions. There will be two persons per snowmobile and stops will be made during the tour to switch drivers. We will drive on the frozen river and our guide will choose a nice spot to stop for fishing.
After drilling a hole in the ice, we will try the ice fishing! Patience is the key of success. We will get hot drinks and biscuits to keep ourselves warm! Time to enjoy the silence of the nature and breathe the fresh air of Lapland. After this nice experience we will return to the city by snowmobile!
Tonight enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas dinner. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 5 ROVANIEMI - HUSKIES - REINDEER (B)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. A new adventure awaits you today with huskies and reindeer. We arrive at the husky farm where the breeders will tell us about the life of huskies, the breeding, feeding and training of the dogs while you will enjoy a hot drink. We will also enjoy a sleigh–ride pulled by a husky team. Their eagerness to run through the silent forest makes this adventure magic.
Continue to the nearby Reindeer farm to learn more about the life of reindeer and their herders. You will also enjoy a ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Possibility to join an optional Northern Lights Chase safari this evening. Overnight at your hotel.
Optional: Northern Lights Safari, 3 hrs, 20:30
Day 6 ROVANIEMI - WILDLIFE PARK (B, D on train)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today's excursion will take us by coach to Ranua Wildlife Park. Here you will have the possibility to see the Arctic animals in an as authentic environment as possible for the animals. There are around 50 different species represented in the park. During your walk in the park, you might see polar bears, lynx, moose etc.
Upon return to Rovaniemi, we enjoy a buffet dinner before boarding the overnight train, which will take us back to Helsinki. Overnight in cabins with private or shared facilities.
Day 7 HELSINKI (B)
Breakfast box on board. Morning arrival in Helsinki and transfer to your hotel for breakfast. Day free in Helsinki or join an optional day excursion to Tallinn. Overnight at GLO Art Hotel.
Optional: Full day excursion to Tallinn
Day 8 DEPARTURE HELSINKI (B)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. End of services.