Day One – The Lapland Tour is starting.
This first day of this amazing Finnish Lapland trip starts in Rovaniemi. Situated between the Ounasvaara and Korkalovaara Hills, on the banks of the Kemijoki River, Rovaniemi is a metropolis in the heart of Lapland. Just a short distance from the Arctic Circle, it is your gateway to a vast array of Lappish activities and adventures.
Your accommodation in Rovaniemi will be in a modern 4-star, centrally located hotel; close to restaurants, shops, and bars, the city of Rovaniemi is literally at your doorstep.
During the evening of Day One, you will be taken on a Campfire Northern Lights Search Tour. You’ll transferred fifty kilometres through the wintry wilderness to an idyllic site by the river. Here, your chances of seeing the Northern Lights are premium – a random nature show performed by the gods! You will fry sausages by the cosy campfire as you wait under the Arctic stars. Afterwards, visit the historic Makela Reindeer Farm and the peaceful, traditional Poro-Pekan Pirtti. This building dates to 1894, when it was built by Heikki Hotti; today his great-grandson Juha Makela owns the farm, and you’ll receive a warm welcome as you step back in time.
Day Two – Lapland Safaris
After a hearty breakfast, your adventure-filled day commences with a Reindeer Safari to the Santa Claus Village. Starting at 09.30 and finishing at 13.30, this is a fantastic opportunity to see Santa Claus in his home environment, and Rovaniemi is famous for its Santa Village. After car transfer to the Reindeer Farm, make your way through pristine trails in the snowy forest on a reindeer-driven sleigh to the Village. At the Village, you’ll have free time to explore the souvenir and handicraft stores, send mail from the North Pole (Santa Claus Main Post Office), see the elves at work, and meet Santa himself. You’ll also be awarded with a Reindeer Driving License and a Certificate of Crossing the Arctic Circle. You’ll be transferred back to your hotel by car.
The evening is at your leisure: relax in the hotel bar with a drink, swim in the pool, or unwind in the sauna. The choice is yours.
After you have breakfast at your hotel, your Finnish Lapland trip will start with a memorable Husky Safari. After a short drive by car from town, you’ll arrive at the husky ranch, where you’ll receive an enthusiastic barking greeting from dozens of these beautiful dogs. You’ll receive instructions from your guide on how to control the sleds, which will be ridden in pairs. Then you’ll set off for an amazing ride, drawn by these remarkable husky teams. After the ride, you’ll enjoy a hot cup of berry juice back at the ranch, while the head musher chats about the huskies and the amazing working life they lead.
The afternoon is at your leisure; you can relax, or join one of our tour or activity options – see the Outdoor Activities Collection Page on our website.
After breakfast, enjoy some free time in Rovaniemi before you are transferred to the airport or station for departure from Rovaniemi.