Northern Lights in Arctic Finland.

   
 
 

Fabulous Lapland

See the Northern Lights from Your Bed

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Experience this unique journey to Lapland and be amazed by a blend of first class travel, with the most fascinating and invigorating winter activities in the region. Firstly you will stay in Saariselkä with its dazzling white landscape as well as in Rovaniemi and Sinettä, with one night in the extra ordinary Arctic Glass Igloos.Weather permitting you will see the breath taking Northern Lights from your bed. Experience Santa Claus Village and visit the home of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi. The highlight of this winter adventure is the ‘Sampo’ Icebreaker safari where you have a chance to take a swim in the fresh Arctic waters of Kemi.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Saariselka
Accommodation: Saarisselka Tunturi Hotel

Arrival to Ivalo Airport and regular transfer* to the hotel for check-in. Saariselkä in the far North of Finnish Lapland lies the popular resort of Inari-Saariselkä. The unique northern countryside, national parks, lake areas, rivers and highland fells offer a wealth of opportunities for year-round travel. In winter, the Northern Lights dance across the sky up to 200 days a year. The legendary Saariselkä is the northernmost travel destination in Finland and boasts a variety of services. In Inari and other villages in the area, the Sami culture is still very much in evidence in everyday life. Here is where you find the genuine Lapland. Rest of the day is at leisure. Please consult the Borealis Destination Management welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your Tour Director.

OPTIONAL: SNOWMOBILE SEARCH FOR AURORA BOREALIS 6:00pm –10:00pm; Snack included

Come and experience an exotic Arctic evening by driving through snow-covered forests and over treeless fells. With a little luck, if the sky is clear, the moon, stars and even the Northern Lights may show you the way. The safari is heading to the Igloo site, where you have the possibility to roam around the forest nearby, and watch the Northern Lights show inside the igloo. During the trip your guide will build an open fire and you can enjoy a snack by the camp fire. REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

*Note: To drive a snow mobile in Finland you must have a valid driver’s license from a country of issue which has signed the Road Traffic Convention of Geneva. Borealis Destination Management cannot accept responsibility for licenses that are not accepted. Please consult if you have any doubts

*Please note! Regular Transfer Service included in the program are only available for transfers from Ivalo Airport & to Rovaniemi Airport and only on the published official date of end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative and is shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved.

 
Day 2     Saariselka
Accommodation: Saarisselka Tunturi Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning,get ready for some fresh air activity literally following the footsteps of the Sami.

SNOWSHOES SAFARI INCLUDED DURATION: 1:30-1:45 HOURS Put on your snowshoes, feel the crunch of snow under your snowshoes and capture the true feeling of winter in the northern woods as you explore the nearby white wilderness of forest and hills and Urho Kekkonen National Park, which surrounds Saariselkä

The afternoon is at leisure and we recommend trying a Finnish sauna available at the hotel.

OPTIONAL: SNOW ADVENTURE WITH FATBIKES

13:00 –16:00 Min 2 persons Take a guided snow adventure with FatBikes! After receiving your helmet, bike, and instructions on how to handle the bike, the adventure is ready to start and take you through snowy landscapes of Saariselka. During the adventure you will enjoy the silence of the tranquil forests and nature around you. A break will be held for you to stop for a rest, fry sausages, and to enjoy some hot berry juice around an open fire.REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

OPTIONAL: AURORA BOREALIS SLEIGH RIDE (pulled by Snowmobile), Min 4 Persons, 7:00pm–10:00pm.

During this brisk safari you can just sit back and enjoy the view and ride! Your guide will take you up to the fell district to see the beautiful hilltop scenery with unlimited views of the northern sky. Your journey will head towards a beautiful fell cabin where you can enjoy warm berry juice while admiring the nature. If you are lucky, the sky will be clear to see the moon, the stars and even the Northern lights may appear!

REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

 
Day 3     Saariselka - Sinetta
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

In the morning after breakfast, the adventure continues as we make our way to Sinettä, located 25 km from Rovaniemi. Along the way, we will visit one of the highlights of the tour. SAMI REINDEER FARM & SLEIGH RIDE included in the package.

DURATION: 2:00-2:30 HOURS

Meet the traditional Sami farmers who will tell you about the reindeer, the Sami and teach you how to throw Suopunki (Sami lasso). On sleighs for two people, pulled by your reindeer, you will experience this traditional and peaceful way of moving through white landscape over the lake and through the forest where the only sound you will hear is the melody of reindeer bells. A typical three course lunch is included at the farm. The journey continues south to Sinettä on the twisting roads through the snowy forest to arrive at the unique Arctic SnowHotel, where you will check-in to your private Glass Igloo. Enjoy the warmth of your Glass Igloo and weather permitting, you can marvel at the amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the millions of stars from your bed. In the evening, you are invited for a traditional Lappish three course dinner in a magnificent wooden Kota where fresh salmon is slowly grilled over the fire on a huge fire pit in the center.

OPTIONAL: SNOW SAUNA & OUTDOOR JACUZZI,

10:00pm – 11.30pm, EXCLUSIVE FOR OUR GUESTS!

Even the most enthusiastic sauna bathers are deeply impressed by the snow sauna and its walls made of snow and ice. Only the sauna benches are made of wood! The sauna bathing experience is an astonishing combination of thick steam within intimate snow walls. Then jump into the outdoor Jacuzzi and admire the Northern Lights or the spectacular starry night skies of Lapland.

REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

OPTIONAL: OVERNIGHT IN A SNOW SUITE with EVENING SAUNA & OUTDOOR JACUZZI EXPERIENCE,

Overnight incl. snow sauna & outdoor Jacuzzi, 10.00pm-11.00pm, Sauna and Jacuzzi are shared with other guests. Each year the snow hotel is built with local artists designing and creating the ice and wall sculptures that decorate the hotel and Snow suites. Each Snow Suite is different each year and offers a unique arctic experience to spend the night as the Sami once did in a snow igloo. A mattress on an ice bed with special arctic sleeping bags keep you warm in the ambient temperature of 0 and-5 C.

REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

 
Day 4     Sinetta - Rovaniemi
Accommodation: Santa Claus Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Departing late in the morning for the next step on the winter adventure. Heading towards Rovaniemi, you stop on the banks of the Kemi-joki river to enjoy one of the most idyllic Husky Safaris of the region. HUSKY FARM & SAFARI included in the package

DURATION: 2:00-2:30 hours; 2 persons per sledge

The barking of enthusiastic dogs will welcome you to the most genuine Husky farm in Rovaniemi. The head musher will talk about the life and training of these Arctic animals and you will also have the chance to take some great photos. After brief instructions and riding in pairs, you embark on a run through the forest behind your pack of huskies. After the trip there is time to visit the farm and enjoy a traditional outdoor lunch of Lappish sausage grilled on the campfire followed by Lappish pancakes. The day continues with a visit to the world famous Santa Claus Village, built right on the Arctic Circle and home toSanta Claus. Stop by his busy post office where you can ask Santa to send a letter to your loved ones just before Christmas. Take a step into the magical world of Santas home and meet Santa himself. No words can describe the feelings raised by fairy-tale-like moment. It is something you will always remember. A must for any visit to Lapland. From Santa Claus Village it is a short trip to the hotel for check in.The rest of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.

OPTIONAL: EXCURSION AURORA BOREALIS CAMP BY SNOW MOBILE,

9.00pm - Midnight, Snack included

This excursion takes you to the Aurora Borealis camp located approximately 10 kms away from the city lights with unlimited view to the northern sky. At the resort you will find the Aurora Borealis theatre built inside a massive snow igloo, presenting a film about the myths and facts of this natural phenomenon along with spectacular photos of the Northern lights. You will also have time to roam around the resort, take a brisk sleigh ride with snowmobile drawn sleigh, or you can just lay back in snow observatory by the open fire admiring the northern sky. And dont forget to enjoy the traditional reindeer burgers in the Kota (teepee) made by the open fire. Remember to bring your own camera! With a little luck the sky is clear and the moon, stars and even the Northern Lights may show up. Your guide will have tips on how to catch the Auroras with your camera, and also tripods are available!

REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

*Note: To drive a snow mobile in Finland you must have a valid driver’s license from a country of issue which has signed the Road Traffic Convention of Geneva. Borealis Destination Management cannot accept responsibility for licenses that are not accepted. Please consult if you have any doubts

 
Day 5     Rovaniemi - Kemi
Accommodation: Santa Claus Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Time for a swim as we head to the town of Kemi for a full day of activities. First a visit to the Snow Castle* with its special snow slide. Enjoy the snow sculptures and complex. Later you will experience one of the highlights of your winter adventure as we board the Sampo Icebreaker and spend 4 hours on this unforgettable vessel breaking though the ice of the northern Gulf of Bothnia.

*Please note the Snow Castle depends on the weather to be built and is not guaranteed to be open before the 22nd of January!

SAMPO ICE BREAKER & ICE SWIMMING, included in the package; DURATION: 1:00pm-5:00pm

This incredible experience includes a guided tour of the ship with its massive engine room, communications room and bridge, ice swimming and a three course meal at the on-board restaurant. In the middle of the largest ice field in Europe, you have the opportunity to jump in the sea and float! You will of course be fitted with a warm survival suit and those who dare will also be presented with a certificate by the ship authorities. An unforgettable experience. Return to Rovaniemi with early evening arrival at your hotel.

OPTIONAL: THE MAGIC OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE Exclusive for our guest! Min 6 pax!

7.30pm - 10 .30pm;

Includes: Private transfer, guide, typical 3 course dinner incl. fresh bread & cheese, water, coffee/tea

You are invited to a perfect evening in Snowland, the first and only great Arctic construction in the capital of Lapland. Do not miss this unique opportunity to visit and dine in this idyllic igloo, which only opens its doors for special events. During this evening you will enjoy a dinner with local specialties and then sit on the white patio, around a bonfire, waiting for the Aurora Borealis. Snowland has been built in the vicinity of the city but with the purpose of offering the best conditions to appreciate the dance of the Aurora Borealis when it announces its arrival on the clear nights of Rovaniemi.

* This optional will be operated on Thursday or Friday, the day will be advised at destination.

REQUIRES PRE-BOOKING

 
Day 6     Rovaniemi
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast and the rest of your day at leisure until your regular transfer to Rovaniemi airport in good time for your departure flight

 

Notes

We reserve the right to amend the itinerary and/or included entrances without notice due to extreme weather conditions. The weather conditions in Lapland can vary and road closures are sometimes enforced by local authorities, which is out of the control of Borealis Destination Management ApS and its suppliers. Also the snow and ice conditions can be unpredictable during the season, so some of the activities on this adventure are subject to change or cancellation without notice

Price Includes
Daily Breakfast
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Breakfast
1 Dinner and 2 Lunches & 1 Picnic
Bi-Lingual Tour Escort (English & Spanish or Portuguese) from Day 01to Day
All Tours and Transportation, As Mentioned in the Program
Visits, Excursions and Entrances As Mentioned in the Program
Outdoor Clothing for Winter Activities Mentioned in the Program
Airport Transfers
Price Does Not Include
 Optional Excursions
 Air
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