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Graceful Rovaniemi

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7D/6N

About

Nestled in the heart of Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi is renowned as the official hometown of Santa Claus and as the capital of Lapland. This vibrant city offers a unique blend of urban amenities and breathtaking natural landscapes. Visitors can explore the Arctic Circle and cross into the magical realm of the Arctic. Rovaniemi boasts fascinating attractions such as the Arctic Museum Arktikum, the...

Itinerary

Day 1

Reach Saariselkä

  • Dinner
  • Airport To Hotel
  • Stay Included

Upon arrival at Ivalo Airport, you'll be transferred to Santa's Tunturi Hotel (your hotel) in Saariselkä for check-in. Situated in the far north of Finnish Lapland, Saariselkä is known for its unique northern countryside, national parks, and abundant opportunities for year-round travel. 

In the evening, immerse yourself in an exotic Arctic experience as you embark on a safari through snow-covered forests and over treeless fells. With luck and clear skies, you may be treated to views of the moon, stars, and even the Northern Lights guiding your way. The safari leads to an Igloo site, where you can explore the nearby forest and witness the Northern Lights from inside the igloo. A Northern Lights dinner will be served at the traditional Lappish wooden Kammi. Afterward, return to the hotel by bus.

Day 2

Experience snowshoeing and Explore Saariselkä

  • Breakfast

Strap on your snowshoes and embark on a memorable journey through the pristine winter wonderland of the northern woods, exploring the nearby forests and hills as well as Urho Kekkonen National Park enveloping Saariselkä. Experience the true essence of winter as you feel the satisfying crunch of snow underfoot. The afternoon offers leisure time, with a Finnish sauna available at the hotel for a relaxing experience.

As the day winds down, immerse in the enchanting atmosphere of the Arctic night by gliding through the quiet forest in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. With luck, you may even witness the mesmerizing spectacle of the Northern Lights dancing in the sky above. Upon returning, gather around a warm campfire and savor a comforting drink, capping off this incredible experience under the Arctic sky.

Day 3

Covering the Journey to Sinetta

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Stay Included

Enjoy your breakfast, and get the ball rolling for unlimited adventure. 

The adventure begins as we move to Sinetta, a quaint village located 25 km from Rovaniemi. Along the way, we'll have the opportunity to visit one of the tour's highlights: meeting traditional Sami farmers. They'll share insights about reindeer and Sami culture and even teach us how to throw a Suopunki (Sami lasso). We'll then embark on a serene sleigh ride, gliding through the white landscape on a two-person sleigh pulled by reindeer. The only sound will be the gentle melody of reindeer bells. A delightful three-course lunch awaits at the farm.

Our journey southward to Sinetta continues through winding roads amidst snowy forests. Upon arrival, we'll check into our private Glass Igloo at the unique Arctic Snow Hotel. Inside, we can relish the warmth and comfort, with the possibility of witnessing the mesmerizing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the vast array of stars from our beds, weather permitting. In the evening, we'll indulge in a traditional Lappish three-course dinner served in a magnificent wooden "Kota." Here, fresh salmon is slowly grilled over an open fire pit at the center, offering a truly authentic dining experience.

Day 4

Continue Your Journey to Rovaniemi

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Stay Included

After breakfast, a bus will transport you to Rovaniemi, where you'll check in at Santa's Hotel Santa Claus, kicking off your Christmas adventure. Once settled, indulge in a buffet dinner featuring traditional Lappish cuisine. To unwind, opt for a unique Finnish sauna experience included with your stay.

Day 5

Indulge in the Colors of Christmas Eve

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Experience the authentic charm of Rovaniemi's most genuine Husky farm, where the enthusiastic barking of dogs welcomes you. Learn about the life and training of these Arctic animals from the head musher and capture unforgettable moments with them through photos. Embark on an exhilarating run through the forest behind a pack of huskies, riding in pairs. Afterward, enjoy a traditional outdoor luscious lunch of Lappish sausage grilled on a campfire, followed by delicious Lappish pancakes.

Continue your day with a visit to the globally acclaimed Santa Claus Village, nestled right on the Arctic Circle. Explore Santa's busy post office, where you can send a letter to loved ones just before Christmas, and step into the magical world of Santa's home to meet Santa himself. This enchanting moment is sure to create lasting memories.

Early in the evening, children are invited to participate in the traditional activity of decorating the Christmas tree. Later, Santa Claus will pay a special visit to the hotel, delivering Christmas presents to the youngest guests. Families can arrange for Santa to deliver a present on their behalf.

Conclude your Christmas Eve with a festive Gala Dinner buffet at the Hotel Santa Claus, complete with an aperitif and a glass of house wine, beer, or a soft drink per person. This unforgettable day promises to be filled with joy, magic, and cherished moments.

Day 6

Christmas Carols in Rovaniemi

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Start your day with a hearty Scandinavian buffet breakfast at the hotel, preparing you for another day of adventure. Today, venture to the Ranua Wildlife Park, located 80 km south of Rovaniemi. Established in 1983, this park specializes in arctic and northern animal species, with spacious enclosures nestled within northern conifer forests, mirroring the natural habitats of its inhabitants. Embark on a guided tour of the park, where you'll encounter a variety of animals and birds. 

After the tour, savor a self-service lunch at the park's restaurant before enjoying an hour to explore the surroundings. Browse souvenir shops, visit the Fazer factory, or explore the local wine shop, known for its unique selection of berry wines.

Return to Rovaniemi in the afternoon, where the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. In the evening, cap off your day with a festive Christmas Gala Dinner buffet at the Hotel Santa Claus. Indulge in an aperitif and a glass of house wine, beer, or a soft drink per person as you celebrate the holiday season in style.

Day 7

Departure from the city

  • Breakfast

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before the rest of the day unfolds at your own pace. Take this opportunity to relax and explore Rovaniemi at your leisure, perhaps strolling through the charming streets, visiting local shops, or simply soaking in the festive atmosphere of the city. Later, as your departure time approaches, transfer to Rovaniemi airport in time for your flight home.

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  • Transfer
  • Dinner as per Itinerary
  • Stay Included
  • Explore Saariselkä
  • Discovering the enchanting places along the route, i.e. Sinetta - Santa Claus Village – Rovaniemi
  • Gala Dinner on Christmas Eve
  • Day Excursion to Santa Claus Village
  • Guided Tour to Ranua Wildlife Park
  • Christmas Gala Dinner
  • Snow Mobile Safari
  • Reindeer Safari

Hotels

Day 1-2

Saariselka

Santa's Tunturi Hotel

Day 3

Sinetta

Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos

Day 4-5-6

Rovaniemi

Santa's Hotel Santa Claus

  • Transfer Facility (To and From the Airport)
  • Accommodation at "Santa's Tunturi Hotel": 2 Nights
  • Accommodation at "Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos": 1 Night
  • Accommodation at "Santa's Hotel Santa Claus": 3 Nights
  • Meals and Beverages (As Mentioned)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airfare & Airfare Taxes
  • Meals and Beverages (Not Mentioned)
  • Visa Fees (If Applicable)

Hotel included in package:

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Saariselka, Rovaniemi

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Rovaniemi Package for 6 nights and 7 days : Frequently asked questions

To explore the eminent sites of Rovaniemi, craft an itinerary of around 7-10 days. However, based on your preference, you can tailor the itinerary accordingly..

The average price of the package varies from $ 4,399 to $ 4,500. However, you can further enquire about your package price by connecting with the Trekhops support team..

No. Having travel insurance isn't restricted at all. However, you can add a protection shield by getting travel insurance..

Yes. Travelers are free to modify/customize their vacation package as per their preferences or interests..

An itinerary of around 5 days are pretty enough for exploring all the destinations of Rovaniemi. However, if you want to spend some more days over there, then you can plan a vacation of around a week..

Euro is accepted in Rovaniemi. Thus, before embarking on your vacation, ensure that you are having enough Euros with you..

The tap water is well-tested, and it has been discovered that it is full of high quality and purity, making it safe for consumption in Rovaniemi. You can it for even cooking and drinking. .

To roam within the city, public transport is considered highly efficient and safe as well. Moreover, the city is safe to explore at night as well. .