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Price Per Person

EURO 599
Country: Finland
City: Rovaniemi
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

1 DAY 

Arrival to Rovaniemi, transfer to the hotel. General information about the city and the program. Free time in the city.
 
2 DAY 
10.00-12.00 Short sightseeing tour round Rovaniemi and audio-tour to the Arktikum museum.
12.00-14.30 Excursion to Santa Claus Village, which will be interesting for both children and adults, because everybody can find something to do. You will have an opportunity to send letters and postcards to friends and relatives, to buy gifts and souvenirs. Of course, you will meet Santa Claus and share your dreams and wishes with him. Do not forget to cross the Arctic Circle, taking photographs of this important occasion, and receive an honorable certificate of the Northern Explorer. We also visit husky farm, where professional dogbreeders will show you life and daily work of husky on the farm. Free time for lunch in Rovaniemi.
16.00-18.00 Excursion to the local reindeer’s farm. You can get acquainted with the reindeers and see their daily life and working conditions. During this excursion you can feed reindeers, learn how to throw a lasso. You will be “baptized” in a traditional Lapp hut according to all rules of the North.
 
3 DAY
10.00-15.00 EXCURSION TO RANUA ZOO The zoo is situated in 80 kilometers to the south of Rovaniemi and it takes about an hour to get there by car or by bus. There you will take an interesting stroll through the zoo, where you can see animals and birds, that live in natural conditions of northern latitudes. You will be offered to have a dinner (additional payment) in a cozy restaurant. Tourist will have the opportunity to visit souvenir shops, the shop of “Fazer” candy factory, the local wine shop, where they sell unique vines made from wild berries: cloudberries, cowberries, bilberries etc.
 
16.00-19.00 THE SECRET OF ANTLER We will tell you about the established traditions and the reindeer antler work currently being produced, as well as reindeer antler working in general. After the performance everyone will have the opportunity to make their own souvenir from the reindeer antler. At the same time, visitors may get acquainted with a Lappish log-built house. The reindeer antler has always been a raw material for Lappish utility and decorative articles. Reindeer antler is an ecological material as the reindeer sheds its antlers every year. The company wants to maintain and preserve the handicraft traditions of working with reindeer antler. So, we will try to do our best for you see how reindeer antler is worked up, help you to make your own souvenir from Lapland´s typical raw material.
 
4 DAY - OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (ADDITIONAL PAYMENT):
 
1. UNIQUE NATURE OF LAPLAND
10.00 Transfer to Auttiköngäs - a wonderful waterfall, situated approximately in 80 km from Rovaniemi in Auttiköngäs natural area. It's a very good place for one-day trip, because it's easy to rich it, the views are spectacular and the most prominent attraction in the area is an awesome Auttiköngäs waterfall, which is breathtakingly impressive. You can see the most handsome landmark - Auttiköngäs waterfall - just at the beginning of the route. It has a drop height of nearly 16 meters. Autti River had traditionally been an important trade route and the floating river. Merchants were forced to carry the goods by land Auttiköngäs over on the opposite side of the waterfall to another boat. Timber was floated in the river from the late 1800s to the 1970s. Auttiköngäs steep rapids cascading over a waterfall floating logs was naturally impossible, and for trees ushered past the rapids along the uittoränniä. Uittoränniä is no longer used, but it is stored as a historical cultural attraction. Auttiköngäs area was founded in 1955 and now it belongs to the old-growth forests in northern Finland. Wood harvests have never been done there. Pine and spruce forests, which grow on rocky hillsides, are over 200 years old. A lot of deciduous trees, especially aspen, grow on the edge of the slopes and on the banks of the river, streams of which flow along the land in different directions. The trail is lined with information boards, that explain the area's history, geology, flora and fauna. We will have time for forest barbeque. ~15.30 return to Rovaniemi
Price: 135,00 Adult, 95, 00 Euro child 4-14 y.o.
 
2. THE DAY OF SEARCHING OF THE PRECIOUS STONE
09.00 Transfer to Luosto Amethyst mine 122 km, ~ 30-40 min walk through the forest on foot to the mine. Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, located in Lapland, is a fascinating all year round travel destination. The amethyst of Lampivaara fell appeared 2 000 million years ago in the bowels of the ancient mountains. There is now a gem mine on the top of the hill that will sustain for the hundreds of years. Amethyst Mine is opened daily starting from June to September. During the guided tour you will hear the geological and historical stories about properties of the gems and the uses of amethyst. After these stories, each visitor will be able to dig for their own personal lucky amethyst. In the end of the visit there is some time to visit a small “Amethyst Shop”. The amethysts of the area are refined into jewellery and other products. ~ 15.00 Transfer to Rovaniemi Price: 145,00 Adult, 105, 00 Euro child 4-14 y.o.
 
3. DAY OF GOLD RUSH AND LAPPISH ORIGINALITY
08.00 - Transfer to Tankavaara Gold museum 230 km. ~11.00-14.00 Excursion in museum and gold panning. Tankavaara is a home for the only one international museum in the World, displaying past and present of gold panning and prospecting. The basic exhibition presents the history of gold prospecting in Lapland. The Golden World, the international section, presents over twenty countries all over the World. Lunch (additional payment) in Tankavaara. 14.00 Transfer to Ivalo, 60 km, Siida museum. Siida is a central meeting place in Inari, the heart of the Sámi Area in Finland. It is a window of the Sámi culture and the diverse nature of Northern Lapland. You can get acquainted with culture, art and nature exhibitions, which change throughout the year, at Siida. Siida offers visitor exciting experience, that expand knowledge. In summer season the indoor exhibitions of Siida are complemented to a cozy open-air museum. In addition to exhibitions, events, that focus on culture and nature, as well as seminars, are arranged at Siida. 17.00 Transfer to Rovaniemi 290 km. ~20.30 Arrival to Rovaniemi.
Price: 215,00 Adult, 155, 00 Euro child 4-14 y.o.
 
Transfer to the railway station or to the airport in the evening or any other time, or even the next day.
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