22 – 26 December 2014 (5 days/ 4 nights)
This the arrival day to Rovaniemi, Arctic Circle. We will meet you in the airport and bring to hotel by high class coach or minibus.
18:00-21:00 Dinner at hotel
Breakfast buffet, which is served between 8 am and 10 am.
Optional activity: 10:00-12:30
Visit to reindeer farm with lunch.
Transfer by bus about 20 min. On the excursion to the reindeer farm, you will learn about reindeer husbandry in Lapland and how to drive reindeer sledge. You will receive an international reindeer driver’s licence, valid for 5 years, be baptised as native Lappish to return to Lapland as a reindeer after your death. Traditional lunch is served in Lappish tepee around an open fire. You will spend pleasant moments and plenty of information about the way of life in the North. Duration of excursion 2,5 h
Price: € 92/ adult, € 63/ child 4-12 yrs
Optional activity: 12:45-15:15 Excursion to husky dogs farm.
Transfer by bus about 10 min. Farm introduction. 5 km husky sledges safari to forest (20-30 min). 2 persons in the sledge, 1 driving behind. Upon return to the farm, you can get warm in the farm wooden Kammi near the fireplace and have warm drinks. Transfer by bus to hotel. Duration of excursion 2,5 h
Price: € 105/ adult, € 79/ child 4-12 yrs
24.12.14 Christmas Eve
First the breakfast buffet at the restaurant from 7 am till 10 am and possibility for morning sauna.
In the afternoon the children decorate the Christmas tree at the hotel.
11:00-15:00 Excursion to Santa Claus Village and Santa Park Visit Santa’s secret cave Santa Park.
Have a magic ride on the fairy tale train along the Elves’ gift factory, take a lesson in Elves’ school, make a Christmas gift together with Elves, decorate a gingerbread and see exciting dance show of Elves, Trolls and Fairies. Continue the to Santa Claus Village and Santa’s Post Office where you can order a letter from Santa Claus for the next Christmas. Personal appointment with Santa Claus, souvenir shopping and Arctic Circle crossing (certificates are given).
Special Finnish traditional Christmas buffet will be served in the evening and later Father Christmas will visit his reindeer. Santa Claus is bringing a gift for every child.
25.12.14 Christmas Day
Breakfast buffet, which is served between 8 am and 11 am.
10:00 – 15:00 Excursion to wildlife park Ranua Zoo.
Transfer by bus (85 km, about 1h driving). The world’s northernmost wildlife Park Ranua is an exciting experience. You can see polar bear and other arctic and northern animals in natural surroundings. You can see over 200 animals of over 50 species as you walk on the 3 km long boardwalk. During the Christmas season it\\\\'s busy in the park. During the season from December 1 until January 10 there are also elves in the park. The elf character designed by Marja-Liisa Pitkäranta play hide and seekin the snowy terrain and the yard in the front of the castle, the restaurant and the park entrance is decorated with Christmas lights. Buffet lunch in zoo’s restaurant. Traditional Lappish cuisine.
Optional activity: 18:00–21:00 Aurora Borealis snowmobile safari.
Driving through dark snowy forests gives you an opportunity to experience driving with only the light of the snowmobile. We drive to a place where we make a campfire and the guide prepares some snacks. If we are lucky we’ll see Aurora Boreails on the dark sky.. Duration of excursion 3 h
Price: € 119 /person/ 2 persons on snowmobile, € 164 /person/ 1 person on snowmobile, € 59,5/ child in a sledge.
In the evening an international Christmas dinner buffet is served at the restaurant.
Breakfast in the morning from 7 am until 10 am.
It is time to thank you for this Christmas and welcome you back in Rovaniemi.
Transfer to the airport, departure
Please see attached tour description on the right side for more details.