6 Days: Levi – Haparanda – Santa’s Igloos – Rovaniemi
Experience this unique journey to Fabulous Lapland with the most fascinating and invigorating winter activities. Sleep under the star filled sky and with some luck the Northern Lights in an igloo cabin. Visit the home of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi. Go for a Husky dog sled ride and the ‘sampo’ icebreaker cruise where you have a chance to take a swim in the fresh arctic waters of kemi.
Day 1: Arrive Levi
Welcome to Finland and to Levi a winter paradise like no other. Nestled in the heart of Lapland, Levi offers breathtaking landscapes, thrilling outdoor activities, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Located in in Sirkka Village approximately 170 north of the Arctic Circle its natural surroundings are guaranteed to impress. During the next two night your accommodation will be The Aurora Igloo Cabin half igloo half cabin at the Northern Lights Village Resort – a magical way to experience the wintry star-filled sky and some with luck the dance of the Northern Lights, while lying comfortably in the warm bed. Enjoy a local dinner at the restaurant and enjoy this evening’s optional experience. Remember to set your watch one hour forward. (D)
Accommodation: Northern Lights Village Levi
Day 2: Levi
Breakfast at the Hotel. The natural beauty, diverse wildlife, varying terrain and, of course, the Northern Lights make Lapland and Levi very special places. From its river valleys and frozen lakes up to the fells with their spectacular views over the artic landscape, Levi is all about northern nature at its best. Today you will have opportunity to get familiar with Lappish animals and the life of the locals. Enjoy the magical tranquility in Arctic nature.
Reindeer Farm & Sleigh Ride
Meet the Reindeer farmers who will tell you about the reindeer, and its importance to the Sami culture. Sitting in a two-person sleigh, pulled by your reindeer, you will experience a short ride in this traditional and peaceful way of moving through the white landscape where the only sound you will hear is the melody of reindeer bells. Sami and his family have been living in the farm more than 300 years. Visit the café, the museum and enjoy a typical three-course home made lunch. (BLD)
Afternoon free at leisure. Enjoy dinner at your Hotel.
The following optional activities are the ones we recommend for an authentic Finnish experience.
DURATION: approximately 3 hours (10:00-13:00)
INCLUDED: guiding in English, thermal equipment, transfers, farm visit, 1 km sleigh ride, 3 course meal
Accommodation: Northern Lights Village Levi
Day 3: Levi-Haparanda
Breakfast at the hotel followed by an early departure. The route between Levi and Haparanda is quite scenic, especially during the winter months when the landscape is covered in snow. As you travel east from Levi towards Haparanda, you’ll pass through the forests and hills of Finnish Lapland, which are dotted with small towns and villages. As you approach the border between Finland and Sweden, you’ll cross the Muonio River, which forms the border between the two countries. The river is quite wide and frozen in the winter, and you may be able to see people ice fishing or skiing on the river. Once you cross into Sweden, you’ll notice a change in the landscape, as the terrain becomes flatter, and the forests give way to open fields. Haparanda is located on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, so you may be able to catch glimpses of the sea as you approach the town. Overall, the drive between Levi and Haparanda is a beautiful journey through the winter wonderland of Lapland, with plenty of opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty of the region. (BD)
After arrival at Haparanda, you will have a chance to try unique ways of fishing as optional.
Remember to set your watch 1 hour back
Accommodation: Haparanda Stadshotell (290 km)
Day 4: Haparanda-Kemi-Rovaniemi (153 Km)
Breakfast at the Hotel. Time for a swim as you head to the town of Kemi for a full day of activities. First a visit to the Winter Park with its special snow slides, enjoy the snow sculptures and SnowExperience365 complex, followed three-course or buffet lunch at Seaview Restaurant. Short drive to the harbour where you embark the impressive vessel SAMPO ICEBREAKER for a cruise through the ice of the northern Gulf of Bothnia to make your adventure unforgettable. (BL)
*Please note that the construction of the Winter Park is dependent on the weather conditions and therefore not guaranteed to be open during January.
Sampo Ice Breaker & Ice Floating
Sea Lapland is one of the few extraordinary places where the sea completely freezes over in the winter. Enjoy an unforgettable sea, snow and ice adventure on a cruise on the frozen Gulf of Bothnia. Let the magical moments in arctic nature blow you away. The crew gives a presentation of this historical ship and provide a guided tour around the vessel all the way from the Captain’s bridge to the engine rooms. Feel the arctic freedom on the deck or relax in the warm indoors sipping hot beverages in Icebreaker Bar. Before returning to the port, the ship will make a one-hour stop to enable each visitor to participate in the ice floating event – in the middle of the largest ice field in Europe. You can jump into the sea and float! Of course, comfortably dressed in survival suits.
The adventure continues, as you make your way to Rovaniemi, located right on the Arctic Circle. Rovaniemi capital of Finnish Lapland, home of Santa Claus counts with more than 60.000 inhabitants. Evening at leisure to enjoy one of the many wonderful restaurants of the capital of Lapland.
*Please note that the ice floating experience requires min, height of 130cm due to safety reasons.
DURATION: 3,5h (13:00-16:30)
INCLUDES: guided tour of the ship, ice floating experience, warm welcome drink and diploma.
Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus
Day 5: Rovaniemi – Santa Claus Village – Rovaniemi
Breakfast at the hotel and depart for the next step on the winter adventure. Drive through the white nature to visit a Husky Farm located right on the Arctic Circle. (B)
Husky Farm & Safari
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 you embark, riding in pairs, on a run through the forest behind your pack of huskies (3-5 km).
The day continues with a visit to the world-famous Santa Claus Village, built right on the Arctic Circle and home to Santa 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 Santa´s home and meet Santa himself. No words can describe the emotions of this fairy-tale-like moment. It is something you will always remember. An absolute must for any visit to Lapland. After the visit to Santa Claus Village, enjoy a 15 minutes ride by bus to Rovaniemi. The rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
DURATION: approximately 2 hours
INCLUDES: guide, husky ride 3-5 km, hot berry juice, thermal clothes
Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus
Day 6: Rovaniemi – Departure
Breakfast and the rest of your day at leisure until your regular transfer to Rovaniemi airport in good time for your departure flight. (B)
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|Dates||Dbl Occ||Sgl Occ|
|Jan 15 - Jan 20||$4,890||$6,400|
|Jan 29 - Feb 03||$4,890||$6,400|
|Feb 26 - Mar 03||$4,890||$6,400|
|Mar 04 - Mar 09||$4,890||$6,400|
|Mar 11 - Mar 16||$4,890||$6,400|
|Mar 25 - Mar 30||$4,890||$6,400|
|Aurora Hunting by heated sleigh||$325||$430|
|Finnish Sauna & jacuzzi||$130||Min 2 Persons|
|Aurora photography Workshop||$115||Min 2 Persons|
|Aurora Expedition on Snowshoes||$250||Min 2 Persons|
|Trying burbut fishnets and Ice-fishing||$245||Min 2 Persons|
|Aurora Borealis Safari by Snowmobiles||$325||$435|
- Winter activities
- Reindeer farm visit with sleigh ride & traditional lunch
- 1 nights in a Glass Igloo
- Husky Farm & Safari with 3 km husky sleigh ride
- Rovaniemi and Santa Claus Village
- Kemi Snow Castle visit (weather permitting)
- Sampo Icebreaker cruise & ice swimming
- 5 nights in First Class hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private
- 5 breakfasts, buffet style
- 2 lunches (All lunches & dinners are 3-course meals or buffets including coffee,
unless otherwise specified)
- Bi-lingual Tour Escort (English & Spanish or Portuguese) from Day 2 to Day 6
- Regular arrival transfer from Kirkenes Airport
- Regular departure transfer to Rovaniemi Airport
- The long-distance coach from day 2-6 offers WIFI
- All tours and transportation, as mentioned in the program
- Visits, excursions and entrances as mentioned in the program
- Outdoor clothing for winter activities/safaris as mentioned in the program. For
further information please consult the general conditions
- Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 piece of hand luggage per person
- Beverages or any extras
- Porter Service
- Any services not mentioned in the program
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