Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Kirkenes
Welcome to Norway! Upon arrival into Kirkenes you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in. At check-in you will be presented a Welcome Letter issued by the tour operator, advising you where to meet your tour leader where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program.
Stay at Thon Hotel Kirkenes (4 star)

DAY 2 Kirkenes - Saariselka

This morning is free to explore at your leisure. You may choose to join the optional King Crab Safari tour**, one of Northern Norway's most memorable experiences. You will be given thermal clothing to wear before heading out on the Kirkenes Fjord. You will come face to face with the giant of the sea, the red king crab can reach up to two meters from claw to claw and weigh up to 15 kilograms. Your catch of the day will be prepared in a remote cabin for a delicious lunch. This afternoon travel south to the centre of the Sami world at Inari, the capital of Lapland. Here you will visit the Sajos Sami Culture Centre and parliament on the shores of Lake Inari. Continue on to the small village of Saariselka, the centre of winter sports in Finland. Check-in to the hotel and enjoy a free evening.
Stay at Santa's Tunturi Hotel (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 Saariselka - Sinetta
Your adventure continues as you make your way to Sinetta, located right on the Arctic Circle. Along the way you will experience one of the highlights of the tour, Sami Reindeer Farm and Sleigh Ride. Meet the traditional Sami farmers who will tell you about the reindeer. Sit in your two person sleigh being pulled by reindeer and experience this traditional and peaceful way of travelling though the serene landscape. A traditional 3-course lunch will be served after the sleigh ride. Afterwards travel the short distance to Sinetta and enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure. Late this afternoon there will be the opportunity to join the 3 hour optional tour, Aurora Borealis Safari by Snowmobile**. Tonight enjoy the warmth of your Igloo and, with weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to marvel at the amazing Northern Lights and the millions of stars from the comfort of your bed.
Stay at Santa's Igloos
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

** Note: To drive a snow mobile in Finland you must have a valid driver’s license from a country of issue which has signed the Road Traffic Convention of Geneva. Beyond Travel and the tour operators cannot accept responsibility for licenses that are not accepted. Please contact us if you have any doubts.

DAY 4 Sinetta - Rovaniemi
Start your day with a visit to the magical Santa Claus Village. Stroll through the village filled with souvenir shops, Santa's Post Office and cafes, you may even have the chance to meet Santa Claus himself. After hanging out with the big guy in the red suit your journey will take a different turn as you travel to the banks of the Kemi-joki River to experience one of the most idyllic Husky Safaris of the region. You will be welcomed with the enthusiastic barks from the friendly dogs at the husky farm. The head musher will talk about life and training of these animals, you will have the chance to take some great photos. After brief instructions, ride in pairs through the forest behind your husky pack.
Stay at Santa's Hotel Santa Claus (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5 Rovaniemi / Kemi / Rovaniemi
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out for a full day filled with activities. First visit the Snow Castle* and enjoy the snow sculptures and complex with its special snow slide. Next experience one of the highlights of your winter adventure as you board the Sampo Icebreaker and spend approximately 3.5 hours on this powerful vessel breaking through the ice of the northern Gulf of Bothnia. This incredible experience includes a guided tour of the ship with its massive engine room, communications room and bridge. Enjoy a 3 course meal at the restaurant on board before the opportunity to jump in the sea and float. You will be fitted with a survival suit and those who are brave enough to hop in the sea will receive a certificate for your courage.
Stay at Santa's Hotel Santa Claus (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

*The Snow Castle is dependant on weather conditions and therefore cannot be guaranteed to be open before the 19th January.

DAY 6 Rovaniemi
Your tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer to Rovaniemi Airport for your onward journey.
Meals included: Breakfast

- All these Optional Tours require pre booking as they are not available to be booked once on tour.

  • 3 nights, 4 star hotel accommodation
  • 2 nights, Glass Igloo accommodation
  • Multi-Lingual Tour Manager (English & Spanish or Portuguese)
  • Group arrival transfer from Kirkenes Airport (first day only)
  • Group departure transfer to Rovaniemi Airport (last day only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 5 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • Sajos Sami Cultural Centre
  • Reindeer farm visit with sledge drive
  • Husky farm visit and safari
  • Kemi Snow Castle visit *
  • Sampo Icebreaker cruise and ice swimming
  • Outdoor clothing for winter activities/safaris as mentioned


09 Jan 2023
30 Jan 2023
06 Feb 2023
20 Feb 2023
27 Feb 2023
13 Mar 2023
Fabulous Lapland
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)

All guests are requested to arrange Travel Insurance which covers also winter sports, snowmobile tours, boat trips, fishing tours, husky safaris, and general winter and summer activities.
Northern Lights are a natural occurrence and we are unable to guarantee activity, vibrancy or colour.