The guide is greeting for you at Rovaniemi airport or railway station. Transfer to the safari office for welcome information and winter adventure gear.
Snowmobile safari and ice fishing. Introduction to snowmobiles, driving and safety. Let’s go for a snowmobile safari in the beautiful white landscape. Good opportunities for taking nature pictures and seeing very beautiful views. Light lunch is provided during the day. Then we go for ice fishing. Drilling ice holes and fishing trough the ice. With some luck we catch a fish!
Visit Ranua Wildlife Park. See all wild animals living in Lapland in an almost natural environment. Polar bears, lynxes, wolves, wolverines, golden eagles, snowy owls, arctic foxes, reindeers, moose and many other animals just feel it good to live in arctic climate. Lunch during the day. Don’t forget your camera!
Husky safari and snowshoe trip. Today we visit a local husky farm and get familiar with huskies. You also learn how to drive a husky team. 2 hours driving safari in the wilderness, all adults may drive and those who prefer may sit as passengers. This is a ride of your life! Lunch. Afterwards we make our way to go on a snowshoe trip in the snowy forest. Listen to the sound of silence.
31.12. Tuesday – New Year’s Eve – Reindeer Day
Today we visit a local reindeer farm. Let’s go on a long reindeer safari in the snowy wilderness, together with local people living with reindeers and wearing traditional clothes. Memorable and authentic day.
Gala dinner. There will be a rich buffet table full of Lapland delicacies in your hotel. After the dinner we will be transported to the wilderness and up the arctic hill for watching the Northern Lights and celebrating the New Year. Hopefully we have some luck and we could witness this northern phenomenon. We also experience some old Finnish shamanism and see our future in a piece of tin 🙂 There will be fireworks at midnight, champagne. This is a New Year of a life time ! (To see Northern Lights you need luck)
1.1. Wednesday New Year’s Day
At noon we go visiting Santa Claus Village. Today we cross the Arctic Circle and get certificates of crossing. You meet Santa himself and may buy a picture of you and him together. You also have a chance to buy souvenirs at Santa Claus Village and post your cards in Santa Claus post office. Visit also the snowmobile museum and Snowman’s world. See the biggest tourist attraction in Lapland. Lunch in Santa’s village.
Instead of Santa village you can choose by the same price Snowshoe Trip for Arctic Animals. See the taiga forests and the most impressive scenery on this rather challenging snowshoe trip. Light barbeque lunch by open fire in a wooden teepee.
Today we visit the Arktikum museum and Arctic Snow Hotel. See the provincial museum of Lapland and get familiar with Sami culture. See how people live in the arctic and follow a multimedia show about Northern Lights. Lunch. During the visit in the snow hotel you see a restaurant where even tables are made of ice. Also check out their ice sauna. Amazing visit to the kingdom of snow and ice.
Instead of any day program you have an opportunity to participate a cruise on Sampo icebreaker. This is an adventure, see the endless ice fields and have a swim in the frozen sea in special suits. Lunch on board. Ice breaker cruise is an option that is not included to the basic price.
3.1. Friday – Departure
Private airport transfer is organized from your hotel.
Come and spend a spectacular week in Lapland with us! Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland where you can find all services for an enjoyable New Years break!
INCLUDING Accommodation, local transfers, programs, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, guiding in English and special winter gear (overalls, hats, helmets, socks, boots, gloves etc.). The trips are arranged daily after the breakfast and they last about 5 hours. The order of daily programs can be changed by the organizator.
PRICES in different hotels:
- Hotel Aakenus in Rovaniemi city, twin rooms and apartments 2490 Euros / adult and child under 15 years 1290
- Hotel Katkavaara Aurora Apartment, nature hotel and the best Northern Lights spotting site 2590 Euros / adult and child under 15 years 990 Euros
- Hotel Scandic Polar in Rovaniemi city, twin rooms 2990 Euros / adult and child under 15 years 1490 on extra bed
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