Rovaniemi is the official home of Santa Claus. Live and love this time of the year in a winter wonderland escape. Try out all the fun adventures made possible by the Finish Lapland climate, from reindeers to snowmobile to huskies. Take a deep breath of fresh air and enjoy traditional finish hospitality, and hopefully the lady Aurora will appear.
DAY 1 ROVANIEMI
Your tour commences with an arrival airport bus transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Rovaniemi. We recommend dining at Nili Restaurant, a local restaurant that serves traditional Lappish cuisine.
Stay at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi (4 star)
DAY 2 SANTA CLAUS SAFARI
After breakfast at your hotel, make your way to the starting point of your Santa Claus Safari. Our most popular safari combines nature, culture and the spirit of Christmas. The day starts with a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you will hear more about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture. You can take a reindeer ride and attend a special Lapp ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle. Later in the day the trip continues to Santa Claus Village with time to do shopping in Santa Claus’ Village. You will also have an opportunity to send postcards from Santa Claus’ main post office. During the day you get to meet Santa Claus himself and enjoy a delicious lunch in a cosy restaurant. You will also receive a Diploma for crossing the Arctic Circle! B, L
DAY 3 HUSKY SAFARI
Get excited for a Wintertime Husky Safari. After a short drive from town, we’ll arrive at a husky ranch, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. Before departing on the safari, you will be given instruction on how to control the sleds, which you will ride in pairs. The length of the trail depends on the weather conditions and the skills of the participants. Usually it is 10km and takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete. Enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat with the head musher about these amazing northern animals once you return to the ranch. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure for further exploration of Rovaniemi. B
DAY 4 ROVANIEMI
Your tour concludes with a departure airport bus transfer to Rovaniemi Airport for your onward journey. B
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