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- Embark on an exciting 4-night adventure tour to Finnish and Norwegian Lapland where you'll have a chance to experience the winter magic of Rovaniemi and a King Crab Safari with lunch on the Barents Sea.
- Highlights include Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Kirkenes as well as a reindeer farm visit and sleigh ride.
- You can choose from a range of exciting add-on extras - from an Aurora Borealis Hunt with Picnic, visit to the Snow Hotel in Kirkenes and a Snowmobile Safari !
- Stay in fantastic, hand-picked hotels throughout your adventures to keep you comfortable along the way!
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Your Destinations —
Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland in northern Finland, and is known as the "official hometown of Santa Claus". Home to Santa Claus Village, a year-round Christmas themed attraction, this is heaven on earth for festive fanatics. Besides the Christmas festivities, Rovaniemi is also a great springboard from which to explore the Ranua Wildlife Park and the Arkitikum Science Museum. You will also get to venture over to Norwegian Lapland with a fabulous visit to Kirkenes.
Your Itinerary In Brief —
Day 1: Arrival - Rovaniemi
Day 2: Rovaniemi
Day 3: Rovaniemi – Saariselka (260 km)
Day 4: Saariselka – Kirkenes (270 km)
Day 5: Departure
Your Itinerary —
Welcome to Finland – the Land of a thousand lakes. Upon arrival to Rovaniemi, the capital of the Finnish Lapland, you will make your own way to your hotel.
Lapland is as close as reality gets to those who dream of a winter wonderland. Contrasts are a key factor in the allure of Lapland where 24-hour sunlight in the summer replaces the dark winter days. The hustle and bustle of towns and ski resorts is just minutes away from the peace and quiet of the wild wilderness.
Overnight in the Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel /Sky Ounasvaara Hotel or similar with breakfast included.
Day 2: Rovaniemi - Reindeer Farm & Santa Claus Village
In the morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel and the morning at leisure. At a specified time, your tour-escort will pick you up at a hotel reception and take you to the traditional Reindeer farm. Feed a reindeer and hear the most interesting stories about them from the local herders. Here you will be able to feed a Reindeer, hear stories about them, and enjoy a short sledge drive!
Continue to Rovaniemi and if time allows you, visit the Santa Claus Village. Santa will be expecting you at his official office if you want to pay him a visit or send a post-card with the official stamp of Santa Claus. Stroll around the village to enjoy the atmosphere, have a coffee in one of the many shops or visit the souvenir shops in the village. Free time for lunch (not included).
Tonight you can choose to add an optional Northern Light excursion - hopefully the weather gods are on your side and you are blessed with clear skies and optimal weather conditions for this phenomenon.
Overnight in Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel/Sky Ounasvaara Hotel or similar with breakfast included.
Breakfast at hotel will be followed by free time for optional activities (Snowmobile or Husky Safari). Continue north towards Saariselka in the late afternoon (260 km), crossing the Arctic Circle and check into your next hotel. The rest of the evening is free for exploring this beautiful northern Finnish Lapland resort of Inari-Saariselkä. The unique northern countryside, national parks, lake areas, rivers and highland fells offer a wealth of opportunities for year-round travel. In winter, the Northern Lights dance across the sky up to 200 days a year.
Overnight in Holiday Club Saariselkä Hotel or similar with breakfast included.
After breakfast at your hotel, take an early departure towards the small town of Kirkenes (270 km), located northeast in Northern Norway, close to the Russian border. Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the east.
Enjoy a King Crab excursion upon arrival, where you will learn how to catch crab and about local places of interest. Learn how king crab was domesticated and spread in the Barents Sea. If you catch a crab, you will be able to enjoy the meat for dinner! Special waterproof clothing, soft drinks and crab meat for lunch are included.
The motor boat will leave the berth five minutes walk from the centre of Kirkenes. Before starting the trip, a safety briefing will be carried out. When you reach the fishing area your guide will dive and try to catch crabs of sufficient size and quantity for dinner. As the crabs are being cooked, you will get to enjoy a talk and film about underwater life in the Barents Sea.
Choose to visit the famous attraction of Kirkenes Snowhotel, a hotel built from scratch every year and open between December - April. Even though the temperature inside is a constant -4 C, the beds are warm and comfortable with reindeer hide!
Overnight at Thon Kirkenes or similar with breakfast included. Today also includes a crab lunch during your tour.
Day 5: Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy some last minute shopping for Viking souvenirs. You will then transfer to the airport on your own accord for your departure flight back to the UK.
Your Tour Hotels —
Our members will stay at the following hotels in a Standard Room with daily breakfast included and one king crab lunch.
It may be possible to add a dinner package of 4 dinners at the hotel, at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.
Saariselkä: Holiday Club Saariselka 4* or similar
Kirkenes: Thon Kirkenes 3* or similar
Sleeps up to
Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.
Your Optional Excursions —
Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability.
Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Picnic by bus on Day 1 or 2
Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari on Day 3
Kirkenes: Snowmobile Safari Kirkenes on Day 4
Kirkenes: Northern Lights Safari on Day 4
Kirkenes: Snow Hotel Visit on Day 4
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Inter-hotel transfers are included. Return airport transfers are not included.
For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.