Experience this unique journey Lapland! Blend first-class travel with the most fascinating and invigorating winter activities in the region. Begin your journey in Kirkenes where you may choose to try one of the delicacies of the north on a King Crab Safari. You’ll stay in Saariselka with its dazzling white landscape as well as in Rovaniemi and Sinetta, with a night in the extraordinary glass igloos. Weather permitting, you’ll take in the breathtaking Northern Lights from your bed, experience Santa Claus Village and visit the home of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi. The highlight of this winter adventure is the “Sampo” Icebreaker Safari where you have a chance to swim in the fresh arctic waters of Kemi!
Welcome to northern Norway! Arrival at the Kirkenes airport and pick up your rental car. Check-into your amazing accommodations at the Snowhotel in Kirkenes. An experience at the Snowhotel Kirkenes is much more than your accommodations – this is your arctic adventure! This evening, hunt for the northern lights.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today, you’ll experience the magic of hauling your own king crab on a safari by RIB boat! This afternoon, the call of the wild calls you as you drive your own team of huskies with an experienced professional by your side.
Warm up with a delicious dinner and take in the majestic northern lights from your accommodations.
Breakfast at the hotel and an early departure is recommended. You will be traveling about 3.5 hours south to Finland and stop in the tiny village of Saariselkä, the centre of Finland’s winter sports. Enjoy more fun on your arctic adventure. Check-into your unique accommodations – a stand alone cabin with connected igloo (perfect for viewing the Northern Lights!)
Exciting adventures are in store for you this afternoon where you can opt to snowshoe, cross-country ski, enjoy a snowmobile safari, and much more.
After breakfast at the hotel and enjoy an entire day at your leisure at this most exquisite resort. There are a plethora of fun activities and excursions to choose from!
In the morning after breakfast, the adventure continues as you make your way to Sinetta, located in the outskirts of Rovaniemi. Along the way, you will experience one of the highlights of the tour — the Sami Reindeer Farm and a sleigh ride!
Meet the traditional Sami farmers who will tell you about the reindeer, the Sami and teach you how to throw Suopunki (Sami lasso). Sitting in a two-person sleigh, pulled by your reindeer, you will experience a short ride
in this traditional and peaceful way of moving through the white landscape where the only sound you will hear is the melody of reindeer bells. A typical three course lunch is included at the farm.
The journey continues south to Sinetta following the winding roads through the snowy forest and arriving at the unique Arctic Snow Hotel, where you will check-in to your private Glass Igloo. Enjoy the warmth of your Glass Igloo and weather permitting you will have the opportunity to marvel at the amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Boreal) and the millions of stars from the comforts of your bed. In the evening, you are invited for a traditional
Lappish three course dinner in a magnificent wooden “Kota” where fresh salmon is slowly grilled over a large fire pit.
We recommend taking some time to enjoy the outdoor jacuzzi and amazing snow sauna!
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, on your way to Rovaniemi, make sure you visit the world-famous Santa Claus Village, built right on the Arctic Circle and home to Santa Claus. Stop by his busy post office where you can ask Santa to send a letter to your loved ones just before Christmas. Take a step into the magical world of Santa’s home and meet Santa himself.
Continue to Kemi, a small town on Bothnian Bay in Lapland. Check-into your accommodations and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Breakfast at the hotel and an early start is recommended. Time for a swim as you head to the town of Kemi for a full day of activities. First a visit to the Snow Castle with its special snow slide. Enjoy the snow sculptures and complex. Later you will experience one of the highlights of your winter adventure as you board the Sampo Icebreaker and spend four hours on this unforgettable vessel breaking through the ice of the northern Gulf of Bothnia.
This extraordinary experience includes a guided tour of the ship with its massive engine room, communications room and bridge, ice swimming and a three-course meal at the on-board restaurant. In the middle of the largest ice field in Europe, you have the opportunity to jump in the sea and float! You will of course be fitted with a warm survival suit and those of you who dare will receive a certificate by the ship authorities to attest your courage.
Breakfast and the morning at your leisure. Drop off your rental car and catch your flight back home from the Rovaniemi Airport.