23.12. Friday ARRIVAL TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE AND ROVANIEMI
This is the arrival day to Rovaniemi, the Arctic Circle. The Christmas guide will meet you at the airport and bring you to our safari office and collect the winter gear you will need for your stay. Half board dinner is offered in your hotel.
24.12. Saturda CHRISTMAS EVE
Christmas Eve is an important day in Finland as Santa visits all families in the evening and brings presents.
We start with a trip to reindeer farm. First we meet there reindeer herders wearing typical Lapp dresses. Then the herders organize us a reindeer sleigh ride in the snowy forests. Then we enter a large tepee with fire inside. Light lunch is offered at the farm. We also decorate a real Christmas tree at this authentic site and enjoy a nice day at the farm.
In the evening traditional Finnish Christmas buffet will be catered in authentic Christmas atmosphere. After the dinner Santa will visit us. This is worth seeing! Santa will give each person a little present. Psst… if you want you can arrange some more presents with the safari guide.
25.12. Sunday CHRISTMAS DAY
It is Christmas morning! Why not having a morning walk outdoors and admiring the snowy views.
Visit the Santa Claus Village program starts at 11:00. First there is a sight seeing in Rovaniemi that ends up to Santa Claus’ Village at the Arctic Circle. Then we cross the Arctic Circle and get certificates of crossing. Next we will meet Santa Claus in his lodge. There is a possibility to buy a picture or a video with Santa. This is also the best place for shopping souvenirs and handicrafts.
Afterwards we have and opportunity to fill and send cards in Santa’s Post Office. Only here you get a special Arctic Circle postmark on your cards. It is also possible to try all activities in Santa village yourself. Santa’s village is the biggest tourist attraction in Lapland an unique site in the world. Lunch by your own in one of the restaurants or sandwiches and warm beveraged with the guide.
In the evening after the Christmas dinner in your hotel we participate Lapland Welcome’s legendary Northern Lights program. With some luck you can admire this unique natural phenomenon. Living fire in a teepee keeps you warm and you will experience some Finnish shamanism, too.
26.12. Monday BOXING DAY
Boxing day in Lapland is traditionally day for having fun and riding all kind of sleighs.
First we have a transfer to the husky farm where we meet and greet all happy huskies and owners. Then we have an opportunity to participate on their husky safari program in the snowy forest.
After the lunch break we have a briefing for snowmobile driving. Great safari is organized in snowy wilderness forest. You may drive yourself or sit as passenger. Small children sit safely in sleighs pulled by guide’s snowmobile.
Half board dinner in your hotel!
27.12. Tuesday DEPARTURE DAY
It is time to thank you for this Christmas. Breakfast and transfer to the airport is included. Good bye Lapland!
Christmas in Rovaniemi package
by full board accommodation in twin rooms, rates in euros adult / child under 15 on extra bed
Hotel Aakenus twin rooms 2190 / adult and 990 Euros / child under 15 — hotel in the city of Rovaniemi
Hotel Aakenus Family Apartments 2190 / adult and 990 Euros / child under 15 — hotel in the city of Rovaniemi
Hotel Scandic Pohjanhovi standard rooms 2590 / 1190 Euros / child under 15 — in the city and close to all services and by a river, disco and pool in the hotel
Hotel Kätkävaara Aurora Apartments and Snow Igloos, hotel apartments and rooms 2190 Euros / adult and 990 / child — in the nature and daily Northern Lights tour included, playground for children www.katkavaara.com
Additional nights and programs are available.
Overnight in glass igloo +490 EURO / adult and 390 / child instead or in addition of one of the nights in the hotel.
Christmas is popular in Santa’s home town and we recommend very early booking.
5 days, 4 nights programs
Invoicing, credit cards, bank transfer
Christmas lovers, adults, young people, couples, families, senior citizens, singles, children (all day or several days snowmobile and husky programs for children over 15 years)
Finnish, German, French, Spanish…
Programs mentioned, airport transfers, adventure gear, guidance services, meals or snacks mentioned, organizer’s liability insurance, safari desk support
Travel insurance for adventure sports, positive adventure attitude
Pictures from our tours!