Lapland – Arctic Adventure

 


7 days | 6 nights


Guaranteed departures: Jan 12-18, Feb 16-22, Mar 9-15, Mar 23-29, 2014

$2,699* double occupancy

TOUR Includes:

BI-LINGUAL TOUR ESCORT FROM DAY 2 – DAY 6

ALL TOURING DONE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

 


*Land Prices per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement $630

ITINERARY:

Sunday – Day 1:
Arrival in Ivalo – Saariselkä

Arrival in Ivalo, in Finnish Lapland. Private transfer to Saariselkä, a small village surrounded by untouched wilderness. Check-in to your hotel, and the rest of your day is at leisure. Please consult the Borealis Destination Management welcome letter which you receive on check-in to your hotel, and note meeting point and time with tour leader.

Overnight: Santa’s Tunturi Hotel – Superior rooms****

Monday – Day 2:
Saariselkä – (Day at leisure) (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. The day is at leisure to try one of the many fascination optional tours (see end of program for details). Saariselka and it’s surrounding landscape is ideal for cross country skiing or why not take one of the most popular tours, a Snowmobile safari to the Fells.

For some a full day OPTIONAL tour through the fascinating white countryside of Lapland to Kirkenes in search of the King Crabs is a must. Travel a short distance out of Kirkenes to Jarfjord, with a quick stop on the Russian border on the way. Once at Jarfjord you travel either by boat or snow mobile, depending on ice conditions, in search of the King Crabs. The King Crab Safari was voted as one of the 25 best new adventure trips by National Geographic in 2008 and rated the best experience in the World at the FITUR travel workshop 2009.

Overnight: Santa’s Tunturi Hotel – Superior rooms****

Tuesday – Day 3:
Saariselkä – Kakslauttanen (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will enjoy a Husky Safari including lunch, which is a truly thrilling experience, especially when you have the chance to be a musher in control of your own team of dogs. Experience the excitement of the dogs as they eagerly wait to pull you at a speedy pace through the breathtaking Lappish scenery. Lunch is served en-route.

In the afternoon you check-in to your private Glass Igloos at the Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen. Enjoy the warmth of your Glass igloo and weather permitting, you can marvel the amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the millions of stars from your bed.

There is also an opportunity to choose to stay in a Snow Igloo, sleeping in a thermal sleeping bag in approximately – 5 degrees Celsius. Dinner and overnight at Kakslauttanen Igloo Village. (No additional for Snow Igloo but based on limited availability; request must be made in advance and cannot be changed after confirmation).

Overnight: Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen

Wednesday – Day 4:
Kakslauttanen – Santa Claus Village – Rovaniemi (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Kakslauttanen on a private coach and travel south towards Rovaniemi with a memorable stop on the way. A few kilometres outside of Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus, you will visit the Santa Claus Village where you will have free time to experience this unique attraction including the possibility of having a quick visit with Santa Claus himself.

After some free time you board your coach and continue to Rovaniemi for early evening arrival and check-in. Overnight at the Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus for the next three magical nights.

Overnight: Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus ****

Thursday – Day 5:
Rovaniemi – (Day at leisure) (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy this full day at leisure allowing you time to take one of the many optional Snowmobile safaris (see end of program for details). You have another opportunity to learn the fun of snowmobiling along frozen rivers and through snow-covered forests and also visiting a husky dog farm. You may also like to experience a snowmobile safari by night giving you another chance to see the breathtaking Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis.

Overnight: Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus ****

Friday – Day 6:
Rovaniemi – Kemi (Ice-breaker Safari) – Rovaniemi (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure in your private coach travelling South to Kemi, where you will experience one of the highlights of your winter adventure. You board the Sampo Icebreaker at Kemi harbour and spend 4 hours on this unforgettable vessel breaking though the ice in the northern Gulf of Bothnia. This incredible experience includes a guided tour of the ship with its massive engine room and bridge, and a warm lunch in the on board restaurant.

In the middle of the largest ice field in Europe, you also get the opportunity to jump in the sea and float! You will of course be fitted with a warm survival suit and those who dare will also be presented with a certificate by the ship’s Captain. Return transfer to Rovaniemi with early evening arrival at your hotel.

Overnight: Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus ****

Saturday – Day 7:
Rovaniemi – Departure (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Your day is at leisure until your transfer to Rovaniemi airport in good time for your departure flight.

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