ROVANIEMI WINTER EXPERIENCE

5 Days / 4 Nights

Rovaniemi Winter Experience

5 Days / 4 Nights
Departures: December 2023 - March 2024

From $2,123 AUD
Trip Style
Group Travel

Departure city: Rovaniemi, Finland

End city: Rovaniemi, Finland

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Welcome to Lapland, the home of Santa Claus.  This is the perfect place to relax and at the same time live exciting moments by trying out various activities such as snowmobiling, reindeer safaris and dog sledding. Spend 5-days exploring Rovaniemi, the Capital of Lapland.  Located on the Arctic Circle, this small town is perfect for a winter holiday, surrounded by untouched nature and the spectacular aurora borealis.

Trip

Highlights

  • Experience adrenaline and speed, by taking part in an exciting snowmobile safari
  • Visit Santa Claus Village located on the Arctic Circle
  • Enjoy Lapland’s beautiful nature sitting in a dog sled
  • Marvel at the Northern Lights
  • Discover the magnificent Arktikum Museum and learn about the Sami, the original people of Lapland
Trip

Inclusions

accommodation style
4 Nights Accommodation
in a 4* hotel
Meals
4 Breakfast buffets + New Year Dinner (30 December departure only)
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Experiences
Snowmobile Safari (2 Hours), Visit the Santa Claus Village, Husky Ride 5 Kms + Aurora Evening (3 Hours)
Transport
Transfer Rovaniemi - Santa Claus Village - Rovaniemi
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Guide
English-speaking Tour Escort Day 2 - Day 4
  • Dinner Package (4 x Dinners at the hotel) From: AUD $269.00 per person
  • Additional Dinner (Dec 30 Departures) From: AUD $90.00 per person / per dinner
  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfer From: AUD $80.00 per person
  • Reindeer Safari 3 Hrs From: AUD $300.00 per person
  • Aurora Borealis Ice-Floating From: AUD $205.00 per person
  • Ice Fishing by Car From: AUD $195.00 per person
  • Snowshoe Fun From: AUD $175.00 per person
  • ​International & domestic flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Other meals/drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Luggage handling
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in 'inclusions'
Trip

Itinerary

Welcome to Finland, the Land of A Thousand Lakes. Upon arrival in Rovaniemi, the Capital of the Finnish Lapland, find your own way to a hotel (A Private transfer can be pre-booked in advance). 

Lapland is as close as reality gets to those who dream of a winter wonderland. Contrasts are a key factor in the allure of Lapland where 24 hour sunlight in the summer replaces the dark winter days. The hustle and bustle of towns and ski resorts is just minutes away from the peace and quiet of the wild wilderness.

After breakfast in the hotel, we start the day with some adrenaline and speed, taking part in an exciting snowmobile safari. This snowmobile adventure offers a fantastic opportunity to learn how to master the art of driving a snowmobile. During the safari, we stop for a break to enjoy hot drinks and the silence of the wilderness.

 

There will be free time for lunch. The afternoon is free to relax or take an optional tour. For example, try one of the most popular Reindeer Safaris. Sit comfortably in a sleigh and lay back, take photos of the nature around you and listen to the sounds of the reindeer caravan.

 

Meals: B

Today we start the day by immediately immersing you in the magic of Lapland. The first stop today is the Santa Claus Village located on the Arctic Circle.

 

Enjoy Lapland’s beautiful nature while sitting in a dog sled! You can relax and let your senses rest in the calming scenery and surrounding silence while the guide is driving the husky team. After the safari, you can warm up by an open fire in our yard and also spend time in the park meeting the other dogs. The duration of driving is about 20 mins.

 

There will be free time for you to explore the village and meet the local star, Santa Claus, in his official home. Free time for lunch.

 

You can also visit Santa's post office to send a letter to yourself or a loved one, with the official stamp of Santa. Wander around the various souvenir shops and enjoy the magic atmosphere in the village.

 

After dinner on your own, get ready for another amazing activity.  The Aurora Evening!

 

Did you know that in Finland we call the Northern Lights The Fire of the Fox? Enjoy the fresh winter air and a chance to see the Northern Lights flicker in the sky. We take you by car to the nearby wilderness where we will have the best view of the sky. During the evening you will learn about arctic nature and enjoy stories about the culture and history of the local people. You will have a chance to try snowshoes around the fireplace. We will also have a break to enjoy some hot beverages and we get to grill some marshmallows on the campfire. At the end of our excursion, we return to the city by bus, hopefully with rested and relaxed minds. Even if we can’t guarantee the Northern Lights, this program is excellent for people who wish to enjoy the great outdoor polar night.

 

Meals: B

After breakfast, enjoy a free day in Rovaniemi and its surroundings! Why not discover the magnificent Arktikum Museum and learn about the Sami, the original people of Lapland.

 

Another option is to enjoy one of the many activities offered in the area, such as snowshoes, ice-fishing experiences or Northern Light hunts in the evening.

 

You can go shopping in town or take a walk along the banks of the Ounasjoki River, to enjoy the winter landscapes of Lapland.

 

Do not hesitate to ask your tour escort for some advice on what to do, as he or she is there to make sure you enjoy Lapland to the fullest.

 

Meals: B

This morning after breakfast, enjoy your final moments in this magical place. Transfer on your own to the airport or alternatively, you can book a private transfer in advance (must be pre-booked).

 

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon in Scandinavia. 

 

Meals: B

5-Day Rovaniemi Winter Experience Map

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