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DAY 1: City Tour in Helsinki. Helsinki is one of Europes most modern and culturally rich cities, yet it remains in touch with an intriguing history stretching back over 450 years. Take full advantage of this . .
Country: Finland
City: Rovaniemi
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

DAY 1: City Tour in Helsinki.

Helsinki is one of Europe’s most modern and culturally rich cities, yet it remains in touch with an intriguing history stretching back over 450 years. Take full advantage of this opportunity to discover beautiful Helsinki with our 2-hour tour by car. You will have the chance to visit Senate Square and the Lutheran cathedral, elegant Uspenski Cathedral, the spectacular Temppeliaukio Rock Church, the Sibelius Monument, and many more places of interest.

Duration: ~ 2,5 hours
Included: Transfer, guiding service

21.52 Departure by night train Helsinki-Rovaniemi

(2-d class – coupe for 2 persons)

InterCity trains offer passengers on business and pleasure trips the possibility to utilize effectively the travel time on journeys between cities and major population centers. The needs of families, persons with reduced mobility, allergic passengers, and travelers with pets are taken into account. InterCity trains have single and double-deck cars.

DAY 2: Arrival at Kemi

09:04 Arrival at Kemi. Transfer to the hotel.

10:00 Snow castle exhibition (or visit gemstone gallery)

A short walk in refreshing winter air to visit the Snow Castle Exhibition
12:15 Bus Transfer to Ajos harbor to meet the mighty vessel Sampo.


Blue Moment Cruise includes a guided tour, a 3-course meal, and the exciting experience of swimming amongst the ice, dressed in survival suits.

The mighty icebreaker Sampo operates on the northern Gulf of Bothnia from Kemi in Finnish Lapland. After serving for 30 years in the extreme Arctic waters, the vessel has been given a new task in recent years – providing an unforgettable experience for eager winter adventurers!

Your trip departs from the deep port of Ajos, approximately 11km south of Kemi. Once onboard, you will enjoy a presentation about the ship and a guided tour will take you to the massive engine room and the bridge. A delicious lunch is served on board in the Sampo Arctic Restaurant before the ship makes a one-hour stop to enable you to take a swim in the sea, comfortably dressed in a warm survival suit, of course!!! At the end of this unique cruise experience, the ship’s Captain presents each client with a certificate.

Duration: ~ 4,5 hours
Included: transfer, excursion on the icebreaker, swimming on the ice see, lunch on the board, certificate
Check in to the hotel Kemi.

DAY 3: Excursion to Ranua Zoo

Breakfast in the hotel
Check out from the hotel


The zoo is approximately 1 hour south of Rovaniemi by car. Upon arrival, you will take a stroll through the zoo, where you can see the interesting animals and birds that live at the "top of the world!!". You will be able to dine in the cozy restaurant and visit all kinds of souvenir shops including the Fazer candy/chocolate shop and the wine shop, where they sell unique wines made from wild berries found locally, such as cloudberries, lingonberries, and bilberries.

Included: Transfer, guiding service, entrance fee to zoo, lunch, and/or free time.

Check-in in the hotel or ice igloo in Rovaniemi
Free time for extra excursions

DAY 4: Excursion to Santa Claus Village

Breakfast in the hotel.
Check out from the igloo


Every day a huge number of letters arrive at Santa’s Main Post Office. In 1994 Santa received 200,000 letters and just four years later, 800,000 letters! Santa’s elves sort all the letters and help Santa to read every single one of them. Then at Christmas or on New Year’s Day, under their Christmas tree, excited children all over the world delight in finding the exact toy or game they have for from asked Santa Claus!!!

Santa Claus Village is the most magical place all year round, for both children and adults alike!! There is something for everyone here. After posting letters at Santa's Post Office, you can buy gifts and souvenirs. In winter you can experience the excitement of a short safari in a sleigh pulled by reindeer or huskies, ride a sledge downhill and taste hot glöggi (mulled wine) in the Ice Bar.

Of course, you will meet Santa Claus and share with him your dreams and wishes. There are so many things to do! Don't forget to cross the Arctic Circle! Take a photograph of this important event and remember to get your certificate to prove it!

Duration~ 2,5 hours
Included: Transfer, guiding service, certificate of crossing Arctic Circle


Rovaniemi is the regional capital of Lapland, and there's quite a bit to see in the town center and in the beautiful natural surroundings just outside it.

The highlights of the compact center are easily taken in on a guided walking tour featuring local history as well as significant sites, buildings, and landmarks.

Duration:~ 0,5 hours
Included: transfer, guiding

Check in to the hotel.


The reindeer will take you for a peaceful trip through the silent beauty of Lapland on your way to search for the Northern Lights. After the trip, hot drinks and snacks are waiting for you at the farm. Around the fire, we can relax and hear the stories about the Lappish way of life and reindeer husbandry.

Duration:~ 3 hours
Included: Transfer, excursion on the farm, driving by reindeer sleigh (~30 min), snacks, driving license

DAY 5: Enjoy the Magical Forests of the Lapland Wilderness

Breakfast in the hotel


Get away from the city and enjoy the magical forests of the Lapland wilderness while driving your own dog team! The sound of the panting huskies and the snow underneath your sled is the perfect soundtrack for this adventure which covers somewhere between 16 - 22km.

Duration:~ 4,5 hours
Included: Transfers to/from Rovaniemi, Safety- and driving instructions, 1 hour 30 minute - 2-hour drive with a husky sled (2 adults and max 2 children per sled), Hot Juice, Cookies.

Free time in the city for extra excursions

DAY 6: Saariselkä Resort

Breakfast in the hotel

11.45 Bus transfer to Saariselkä resort (15.04 arrival to Kakslauttanen)

Check in to the log cabin. Dinner in the hotel

DAY 7: Safari Club

Breakfast in the hotel


We change into safari outfits at the safari club; overall, socks, shoes, mittens, balaclavas, and helmets. After a short driving lesson, we head our snowmobiles to the treeless fells and snow-covered forests enjoying the beautiful wilderness scenery. On the way, we’ll make a short coffee break by the open fire in a hideaway cottage listening to the quietness of the wilds of Lapland.

Duration ~2,5 hours.

Free time for skiing or other excursions. Dinner in the hotel

DAY 8: Departure

Breakfast in the hotel
Transfer to the airport.


• City tour in Helsinki
• Tickets to night train (2-d class – coupe for 2 persons)
• Group transfer in Kemi
• 1 night in the hotel in Kemi Standard TWIN or DBL room BB
• Visit gemstone gallery or Snow castle
• Sampo cruise with lunch
• Transfer Kemi-Ranua zoo-Rovaniemi
• Entrance fee to Ranua zoo with lunch
• Overnight at hotel 3* or 4* in Rovaniemi or Glass igloo, Standard TWIN or DBL room BB
• Santa Village tour
• Husky farm visit & safari 16-22 km
• Rovaniemi sightseeing tour
• Evening reindeer safari & northern lights hunting
• Bus transfer to Saariselkä
• Accommodation in a log cabin 2 nights in Kaklauttanen resort HB
• Snowmobile safari 2 hours
• Bus transfer Kakslauttanen-airport Ivalo
• Guiding services in English, other languages on request

Minimum 2 adults

We can change the sequence of this program without changing of content.

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