Arctic Lights & Barents Sea Tour - Rovaniemi - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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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

Lapland offers a huge variety of activities during the winter. Besides the traditional cross country and downhill skiing, there are exciting snowmobile rides, dog sledges and reindeer safaris for the more adventurous in this majestic destination. 

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

Day 1: Arrival - Rovaniemi
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. 
Day 3: Rovaniemi – Saariselka - Optional Activities
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. 
Day 4: Saariselka – Kirkenes - King Crab Safari 
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.

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Rovaniemi: Scandic Rovaniemi 4*/Sky Ounasvaara Hotel 3* or similar
Saariselkä: Holiday Club Saariselka 4* or similar
Kirkenes: Thon Kirkenes 3* or similar

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Child

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

Your Optional Excursions
The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are possible to be observed in the Polar zone of the world. Our location on the Arctic Circle gives us the best possibilities to try and see them. Our guide will drive you out of the city reaching the perfects spots offering us the best open sky vision to enjoy the Lappish picnic hopefully under the Auroras. Transfers by car or bus. Duration: 3 hrs approximately. Included: Transfers, sausage and pastry, hot drinks and guiding.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari on Day 3

Your Optional Excursions
This snowmobile adventure offers fantastic opportunity to learn how to master the art of driving a snowmobile. During the safari we stop for a break to enjoy hot drinks and the silence of the wilderness. Duration: 2 hrs approximately. Children will be pulled in sled by a guide. Included: Winter clothing, snowmobile instructions and snowmobile safari 2 persons per snowmobile, driving time approx. 1.5 hours, hot drinks with biscuits, guiding.

Kirkenes: Snowmobile Safari Kirkenes on Day 4

Your Optional Excursions
Discover the wilderness of Kirkenes as we head into the remote hills surrounding the town, where darkness improves our chances of catching the aurora borealis. Duration: 2 hrs approx. Included: Warm clothing (overall, boots, balaklava), helmet and security instructions. Departure: 21:00 incl. transfer from/to hotel.

Kirkenes: Northern Lights Safari on Day 4

Your Optional Excursions
Embark on this incredible Northern Lights safari by bus. A knowledgeable guide will check the latest magnetic forecast and decide whether to take you by minibus towards the Russian border or in the opposite direction toward the Finnish border. Duration: 2 hrs approximately. Included: Small snack and warm drink. (Departs 21:00 incl. transfer to/from hotel).

Kirkenes: Snow Hotel Visit on Day 4

Your Optional Excursions
Pick-up/drop-off from hotel included. Snowhotel Kirkenes, Norway, opened for the first time in 2006 with 8 rooms and a small icebar (and a reindeer). 20 dreamlike rooms uniquely carved by master ice sculptors from around the world. Every year we sit down to create a new theme and new motifs for our Snow hotel. Sometimes we like to try something new, but you will always find the Nordic touch in our carvings, with inspiration from both Norwegian and Sami folklore, fauna and fairy tales.

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. 


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Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 

Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Finland. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Finnish Embassy. 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit and

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 


If you are travelling to the EU, the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. You should also check when your passport was renewed.

If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months over 10 years will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules:

You can renew your passport online or by going to a Post Office with a Check and Send service:

If your passport does not meet the criteria for third-country nationals, you may be denied entry to any of the Schengen area countries. 

Please visit for further information.

Location Information

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • 2-night stay in a Standard Room at Scandic Rovaniemi Hotel 4* or Sky Ounasvaara Hotel 3* or similar
  • 1-night stay in a Standard Room at Holiday Club Saariselkä Hotel 4* or similar
  • 1-night stay in a Standard Room at Thon Kirkenes Hotel 3* or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Reindeer Farm Visit
  • Reindeer Sledge Ride
  • King Crab Safari with one lunch included after the activity
  • Inter-hotel coach transfers
  • English-speaking escort/guide

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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