On arrival in Helsinki, sea side happening Capital of Finland will throw at you great Architecture, friendly locals, an amazing shopping experience, top notch restaurant and nightlife, you will also have an option to wind off sometime at one of its park or lake areas. You will be picked up by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Depending on the arrival time, you have the evening at leisure to explore this vibrant and unique city, rich in architecture and surrounded by flora and fauna. *Helsinki Card will be provided at an additional cost depending on time of arrival.
After an early breakfast, today you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to the capital of Lapland region, Rovaneimi. Apart from being a major financial hub of Finland, you get to experience its unique culture, wildlife, excellent view of the northern lights and also a bit of fairytale added during your stay, since it is also very well known as Santa’s home. On your arrival, you will be picked up by our representative and transferred to the city centre hotel. Check in, you have the evening at leisure. Have an early dinner and take a 4 hr tour to the view the northern lights. You will be driven outside the city, in the middle of nowhere. You will then walk down to a river which is the best spot to view the sky. Here you can experience the quiet of the nature whilst you wait to see the aurora borealis. Fry some sausages while you are waiting. Prior to your return, you will stop at “Poro-Pekan Pirtti” a traditional house. Return to the city. Overnight in Rovaneimi (B).
Post breakfast; Meet our guide who will take you to the tour point/ranch. Today you will get an opportunity of a lifetime, to control a sledge run by huskies. Before proceeding for a 1 hr ride, you will be given instruction on how to control the sledge. Enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat with the head musher. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Rovaneimi (B)
The day will start with snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you will learn more about the reindeer industry. You will also get to take a reindeer ride and see a special ceremony for crossing the arctic circle. In the afternoon, you will be driven to the Santa Claus village, enjoy some free time to explore the Santa Claus village. Later, you will get to meet Mr. Santa Claus himself. Enjoy lunch. Return to city centre and receive a Diploma for crossing the Arctic circle. Overnight in Rovaneimi (B)
Today, you will be picked up by a shuttle and transferred to an igloo hotel. The glass igloos are warmly insulated and have an all sky-vision due to the thermal glass roof. You can opt to take part in ice sculpting at Euro 20 per person or relax at the hotel. Enjoy sauna (common use) at the hotel (available from 21:00 – 22:00 for women and 22:00 – 23:00 for men).Don’t forget to turn on the Aurora alarm, which rings when the northern light appear. Dinner today will be at the Ice restaurant. As the name suggests, you will get a unique experience to enjoy you meal in a restaurant made of ice, so dress in warm clothes. Believe it or not, you dessert even comes on an ice plate.Overnight at Igloo hotel (B, D)
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