December 22-December 29
Hosted Tour-Land Only
8 Days/7 Nights
Imagine a Christmas adventure for young and old to experience the spirit of Christmas in an enchanting land that Santa Claus chose for his home. Spend a Christmas holiday of a lifetime in a land of breathtaking beauty and spellbinding atmosphere. A land of unspoiled, snow-covered scenery and magical winter twilight. A land of sleigh rides and reindeer. This is Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland located at the Arctic Circle. Here, children will experience a true Christmas fantasy, which will long remain vivid in their memory. See their eyes sparkle with delight and excitement, as they meet the real Santa Claus and his reindeer.
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5 nights hotel accommodation hotels listed in the itinerary all with private facilities
2 nights overnight train in a 2 person compartment with private/shared facilities
Round trip Rovaniemi airport-hotel transfers
3 dinners-drinks not included
English speaking tour escort
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Thermal winter clothing during your stay in Rovaniemi (overalls, gloves, hats, boots, socks, scarves etc.)
Visit to Santa Claus Village
Visit to a Husky dog farm including 2 km husky-sleigh ride
Visit to a reindeer farm including 500 meter reindeerâ€“ sleigh ride
Snowmobile safari with ice-fishing (2 people per snowmobile)
Full day excursion to Ranua Wildlife Park
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Helsinki
Upon arrival self transfer to your centrally located hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to begin your exploration of the lovely Finnish capital. Overnight at the Glo Art Hotel in Helsinki.
Day 2 Helsinki-Rovaniemi
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Finnish capital with highlights such as the neo-classical Senate Square, the Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument, the Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral and the famous church on the Rock; Temppeliauko. Use your free time in the afternoon and evening to shop for any remaining Christmas gifts, visit the Christmas market or just enjoy the Christmas spirit and decorations. Transfer to the train station, for your overnight train journey to Rovaniemi in cabins with private or shared facilities
Day 3 Rovaniemi
Breakfast box on board. Upon arrival in Rovaniemi, transfer to the Scandic Hotel for check in. You will receive thermal outfits, which you can keep for your entire stay in Rovaniemi to keep you warm and enable you to enjoy the snowy landscape. Todayâ€™s excursion takes you to Santa Claus Village, located on the Arctic Circle. You will have the chance to meet Santa himself, visit his post office and send some post-cards, which will be stamped by hand with a special postmark of the Santa Claus Post Office. In this magical world you can find some unique gifts such as Finnish handicrafts or top Finnish Design products. In the evening 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 on Christmas Eve. Overnight at the Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel.
Day 4 Rovaniemi
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with a snowmobile safari with ice fishing. Your safari guide will give the group a detailed briefing and driving instructions before setting off on the tour which will take place on a frozen river. Here you will experience the unique way of ice fishing, through a drilled hole in the ice. Patience is key here! Enjoy hot drinks and biscuits to keep yourselves warm, and relish the silence of nature, while breathing in the fresh air of Lapland. After this special experience, return to the city by snowmobile! Tonight enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas dinner. Overnight at the Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel.
Day 5 Rovaniemi
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. A new adventure awaits you today with huskies and reindeer. Drive to a husky farm where the breeders will tell you about the life of huskies and share details about the breeding, feeding and training of the dogs, while you enjoy a hot drink. Here you have the opportunity to go on a sleighâ€“ride pulled by a husky team. Their eagerness to run through the silent forest makes this adventure truly thrilling. Continue to the nearby Reindeer farm to learn more about the life of reindeer and their herders. Ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. In the evening you can join an optional Northern Lights Safari. Overnight at the Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel.
Day 6 Rovaniemi-Helsinki
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Todayâ€™s excursion will take you to the Ranua Wildlife Park. Here you have the unique possibility to see Arctic animals in a more authentic environment. There are around 50 different species represented in the park and during your walk in the park, you may spot polar bears, lynxes, moose etc. Upon returning to Rovaniemi, enjoy a buffet dinner before boarding the overnight train, which will take you back to Helsinki. Overnight in 2 person cabins with private or shared facilities.
Day 7 Helsinki
Breakfast box on board. Arrival in Helsinki and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day at leisure in Helsinki or join an optional day excursion to Tallinn. Overnight at the GLO Art Hotel.
Day 8 Helsinki-End of Tour
After a breakfast buffet at the hotel self transfer to the airport. You can extend your stay in Helsinki or continue to Stockholm, St. Petersburg or Tallinn. .
Additional nights in Rovaniemi and/or Helsinki available.
Supplement for 1 person using the snowmobile $99