Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Alta
Welcome to Alta! Upon arrival make your way to the airport bus stop to transfer to the city centre. After check in at your hotel, the rest of your day at leisure exploring Alta until your short welcome meeting this evening.

Tonight experience a magical optional tour, 4hr Sleigh Ride Under the Northern Lights (20.00hrs-00.00hrs) which includes transportation, sleigh ride pulled by a Norwegian Fjord Horse and a traditional dinner served around a warm fire in a wilderness shelter.
Stay at Thon Hotel Alta (3 star)

DAY 2 Alta
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be departing for the EMYA award-winning Alta Museum. This museum is situated at the site of early settlement, Finnmark, dating from around 11,000 years ago, its exhibits are on the local culture and historic industries. You will have a guided tour of the museum as well as some free time to walk around at your own pace. Located in the town centre, we recommend you visit the modern Northern Lights Cathedral, the elegant and modern construction features concrete and wood with external cladding of titanium sheets. The central feature being the towering spiral with belfry. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure.

This evening there will be a optional tour on offer, the 4-5hr Northern Lights & Sorrisniva Ice Hotel, this tour includes a visit to the worlds northern most ice hotel, that is built every year with different themes. Afterwards you will be on the chase of the Northern Lights with your knowledgeable guide, who also will assist you with photographing this phenomenon.
Stay at Thon Hotel Alta (3 star)
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 Alta - Kirkenes
Depart Alta early as you travel east through beautiful northern Lapland. Sit back and relax as your eyes feast on the breathtaking landscape as it unfolds. Stop in Karasjok, where you will enjoy a 3-course lunch. Arrive into Kirkenes and check into your hotel before enjoying an evening at leisure.
Stay at Thon Hotel Kirkenes (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 4 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 5 Saariselka - Rovaniemi
Your adventure continues as you make your way to Rovaniemi, (located approx 10kms from the city centre). 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 to rural Rovaniemi 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*. You will experience the Arctic night by driving through the snow covered forest and on the frozen river.
Includes: transportation, guide, thermal clothing, meal and hot beverage.
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


* To drive a snowmobile in Finland you must have a valid driver's license from a country of issue which has signed the Road Traffic Convention of Geneva. The tour operator does not accept responsibility for licenses that are not accepted locally.

DAY 6 Rovaniemi - Rovaniemi (city centre)
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 7 Rovaniemi (city centre) / Kemi / Rovaniemi (city centre)
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 8 Rovaniemi (city centre)
Your tour concludes after breakfast with a group 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.

  • 6 nights, 3 and 4 star hotel accommodation
  • 1 night, Glass Igloo accommodation
  • Multi-Lingual Tour Manager (English & Spanish or Portuguese) Day 2-8
  • Group departure transfer to Rovaniemi Airport (last day only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 7 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • Visit Alta Museum
  • See Northern Lights Cathedral
  • Sajos Sami Cultural Centre
  • Reindeer farm visit with sledge drive
  • Husky farm visit and safari
  • Visit Santa Claus Village
  • Sampo Icebreaker cruise and ice swimming
  • Kemi Snow Castle*
  • Outdoor clothing for winter activities/safaris as mentioned

Pricing

 
 
07 Jan 2023
28 Jan 2023
04 Feb 2023
18 Feb 2023
25 Feb 2023
11 Mar 2023
Ultimate Arctic Adventure
Twin/DoubleSingle
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
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*The Snow Castle is dependent on weather conditions and therefore cannot be guaranteed to be open before the 19th January.
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.