Experience the Arctic in Lapland
Join me in the magical arctic region of Lapland, Finland, far from the busy city lights. This incredible arctic adventure features SEVEN WOW MOMENTS: a night in a luxury glass igloo, snow-mobile rides on silent eSnowmobiles, a 10 km husky safari, three-nights at a private resort buy-out, crossing the Arctic Circle, dinner in a restaurant made completely of ice and snow, and a chance to swim in the Arctic Sea!
Learn more about Lapland, Finland here.
Unique Adventure Vacation
5-night trip includes all accommodations in hand-picked hotels, an expert English-speaking guides for tours, transportation in a coach, daily adventure experiences, breakfast and dinner daily, and an advisor host.
Meet the Reindeer, Husky Safari, eSnowmobile, Private Chalet Rental in Pyha National Park, Night in a Glass Igloo, Viewing the Aurora Borealis (weather permitting)
5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
Day 1: Welcome to Finland!
Monday, March 21
Welcome to Rovaniemi, the capital of the Lapland region! We will take a private group transfer from Rovaniemi Airport to the Scandic Rovaniemi City Hotel. The hotel is centrally located with free access to a traditional Finnish sauna, a gym, and Wi-Fi.
I recommend visiting the Arktikum Museum today to learn more about Lapland. This museum has interactive exhibits that lets you experience northern nature, culture, and history up close. The museum is one of the top things to see in Finland, so definitely make this a stop on your own!
Meet in hotel lobby at 6 PM to go have dinner at a traditional Sami Kota. The blazing fire creates a magical ambiance in the small kota shelter. The specialty dish of Restaurant Kota is the mouth-watering glow fried salmon fillet. Salmon doesn’t get tastier than this! You can also choose between meat or vegetarian dishes when enjoying dinner at Kota Restaurant.
At dinner, we will visit and go over the weeks plans and get to know our fellow travelers!
Meals included: Dinner
VIDEO ON THE ARKTIKUM MUSEUM: CLICK HERE
Day 2: Santa Claus Village
Tuesday, March 22
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we board our private bus to head to meet Santa Claus! You can meet Santa Claus and cross the magical ARCTIC CIRCLE every day at the Santa Claus Village. Santa Claus spends his time at Santa Claus Village every day of the year to take care of his mission in life; to enhance the well-being of children and the kindness of grown-ups, as well as spread the message of love and goodwill and the Christmas Spirit across the globe. Here is your last opportunity to shop. Enjoy free time here to meet Santa, cross the line into the Arctic, shop, and explore.
VIDEO OF SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE: CLICK HERE
After Santa Claus Village, we will have lunch at Snowman World in their ICE RESTAURANT! You will enjoy a meal in a restaurant made completely of ice an snow. Check out Google 360 degree photos of Ice Restaurant here. Lunch also includes entrance into Snowman World to see all the amazing snow and ice sculptures.
After lunch, we will continue to SUNDAY MORNING RESORT in Lapland, Finland! We have bought out the entire resort to ourselves, as we will be the only guests at this resort during the duration of our stay! The isolated, peaceful, lakeside resort is surrounded by a forest in the Pyha National Park, perfect to hunt for the Aurora Borealis at night. At the resort, we will have access to multiple Finnish saunas! Once settled in, we will enjoy dinner. To see what a typical menu is when dining at Sunday morning, click here.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
VIDEO OF SUNDAY MORNING RESORT: CLICK HERE
Day 3: Meet the Reindeer Experience
Wednesday, March 23
After enjoying breakfast at the resort, we board a bus to meet a local guide at a reindeer farm. The local reindeer farm will help us explore their traditions and livelihood. You make take a calm and peaceful REINDEER SLEIGH RIDE and truly enjoy the stillness of nature. A sleigh ride is not a tourism industry innovation, but the Finnish indigenous people, Sámi, way of getting around. A reindeer ride is rather something of a spiritual journey; gliding through a snowy forest in a wooden sleigh IS that magical experience that you will never forget! After our two hour reindeer experience, we will head back to our private resort to eat a program included lunch and dinner. You will have free time to enjoy the sauna, relax, or do a different activity. You can book activities such as ice climbing or snow-showing separately. To view additional activities list -- click here.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
REINDEER SLEIGH RIDE VIDEO: CLICK HERE
Day 4: Husky Safari
Thursday, March 24
After breakfast at the resort, we will be taken to a local husky farm where dozens of friendly huskies will welcome you. A local guide at the farm will have information about the dogs and we will learn how to handle a husky team and how to drive. For our 10 km HUSKY SAFARI, we will have a turn to be both the driver of the sleigh and the rider. Once we finish our time with the huskies, we will go back to the resort to enjoy a free afternoon and an included lunch and dinner. You will once again have free time to relax, enjoy the sauna, or do a different activity. To view additional activities list -- click here.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HUSKY SAFARI VIDEO: CLICK HERE
Day 5: eSnowmobile Safari and Glass Igloos!
Friday, March 25
After enjoying another breakfast at the resort, we will start our eSnomobile experience. Enjoy arctic nature with this innovation that is highly environment friendly. There are only two other companies in the world that offer this type of snowmobile opportunity. Our nature ESNOWMOBILE SAFARI is a great way to try out snowmobiling. The route goes along easy tracks, giving you more time to enjoy the beautiful arctic nature on the way. We will show you the best spots for photographs or just admiring the scenery with some warm drinks!
VIDEO OF ESLED EXPERIENCE: CLICK HERE
Once we finish our eSnowmobile rides, we will enjoy an lunch at Sunday Morning before boarding our private bus. Next, we will journey onto Luosto for our night in LUXURY IGLOOS located in!! As Luosto is a very small village with almost no light pollution, the Northern Lights displays can be seen at their best.
Once settled in, we will enjoy an included dinner before we overnight in our glass igloos. Don't worry, the glass igloos are temperature controlled to keep you comfortable and the glass is heated to provide you the best views of the sky.
Santa's Hotel Aurora offers a great service called Aurora Alert Realtime. Aurora Alert Realtime, will be offered in all igloos and alert you at night if the northern lights are active overhead! Visitors will be able to access it via a mobile data connection or using free Wi-Fi networks offered by local businesses. So cool!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
VIDEO OF GLASS IGLOOS: CLICK HERE
Day 6: Say Goodbye!
Saturday, March 26
After breakfast at Santa's Igloos, we will all say goodbye before boarding our private transfer from Santa's Aurora Hotel to Rovaniemi Airport. You have the option to add an extra day to do an Icebreaker Sampo and SnowCaslte experience! See below for additional details.
Meals included: Breakfast
Extension: Excursion to Icebreaker (1 night in Rovaniemi + day tour to Icebreaker)
Sunday, March 20
There are not many places in the world where the sea freezes over during the winter months, but that happens here in Sea Lapland so the Icebreaker Sampo is ready to take you on an unforgettable cruise. The morning cruise with a great possibility to enjoy the beauty of the Arctic sunrise.
Also included is a cruise on the Icebreaker, buffet lunch onboard, presentation of the ship, ice floating and diploma. The ICE FLOATING EXPERIENCE has you outfitted in a water-proof special suit before you're helped into the icy waters next to the Sampo ship. This is truly a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience to add to your vacation. You will even receive a diploma proving you swam in the Arctic Sea!!
All cruises include a visit after your cruise to the SnowExperience365 and SnowCastle. The SnowCastle is an incredible Castle constructed every winter, using only snow and ice made of sea water as building materials. The exterior and each room is built as a work of art. This castle has been built every year since 1996 only during the winter months. SnowExperience365 is the year-round part of the SnowCastle experience. where materials are kept cold to preserve part of the experience. Within the snowy walls, there opens up shining white pathways, leading the visitors to fairytale-like sceneries Gorgeous snow sculptures, one more beautiful than the other, decorate the Castle walls. Even enjoy a shot or beverage from a glass made entirely of ice!
After your visit to the SnowExperience365 and SnowCastle, take a transfer back to Rovaniemi.