Discover magical Lapland and the magnificent Arctic Ocean in Norway! Visit Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, check out a reindeer farm run by Sami people, explore the beautiful Arctic landscape and, if you are lucky, see the Northern lights! Try your hand at a variety of Winter sports: snowshoe trekking, cross-country skiing, husky sledding, snowmobile driving and swimming in the Arctic Ocean – and all this at affordable prices! The group will be staying in atmospheric cottages/apartments nearby Kaunispää-fell – a perfect place for spotting the Aurora Borealis!



What is included

A round bus trip to Rovaniemi & Saariselka from your booked departure place

4 nights accommodation in a shared cottage/apartment with sauna. 

Apartments/Cottages size can accommodate from 4 to 6 beds travelers (2pax per room)according to availability

Visit of the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi* 

(*Santa Claus Village is not available if the departure point is Rovaniemi airport)

Visit of Arktikum museum and breakfast**

(**Arktikum museum and breakfast is not available if the departure point is Rovaniemi railway station)

Bed linen and towels

The Arctic Ocean swimming and Sauna at the tour to Norway

Tour guide services in the destination


For extra cost

Catering, meals, breakfasts

Extra activities as described in the itinerary (can be booked online until 8 days before departure)

 

Sample itinerary

PLEASE NOTE! THIS ITINERARY IS PRELIMINARY, FINAL ITINERARY WILL BE SENT TO THE PARTICIPANTS 2-3 DAYS BEFORE THE DEPARTURE BY EMAIL!

DAY 1 - DEPARTURE DAY

20:00 Bus departure from Helsinki railway station square (In front of the Casino)

DAY 2 - ARRIVAL IN LAPLAND - ARKTIKUM MUSEUM VISIT - SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE

08:00 Arrival to Rovaniemi
08:30 Bus departure from Rovaniemi railway station
09:00 Arktikum museum Visit with Breakfast (included in the base package)
11:45 Visiting the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. In Santa Claus village you can take pictures with the SANTA, cross the magical Arctic circle, have lunch in one of the restaurants, buy souvenirs, send postcards from the Santa’s official post office and have a lunch (we recommend buffet restaurant at Santa-Claus Holiday Village). Duration 2,5 h. (activity included in the base package)
08:00 Bus departure from Rovaniemi airport
18:30 Arrival in Saariselkä, briefing, and lodging in apartments. Free time for saunas etc. Hint! In the evening the best place to see Northern lights is the local mountain, from the top of it you can see 360-degree panorama all over. You can easily reach the mountain by foot from your cottage.

DAY 3 - HUSKY AND SNOWSHOE AURORA SAFARI*

08:45 Meeting at the cabins, transportation to the Husky Safari
09:00 Husky Safari (5km). Overall duration with briefing, kennel tour, etc. 2 hours.*
18:30 Departure for the Snowshoe Aurora Safari. Duration 3-4h.*

DAY 4 - CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING*, SNOWMOBILE*, AURORA HUNT BY BUS*

10:00 Cross-country skiing. Departure from the cottages by bus to the starting point. The program includes a two-hour trek by skiing. Duration about 2,5h.*
18:00 Departure for the Snowmobile Safari. Duration of 3 hours. Departure from meeting points*
22:00 Departure for the Aurora hunt by bus.*

DAY 5 - TOUR OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN AND SAUNA IN NORWAY

06:45 Day trip to Norway. Departure from the cottages. (activity included in the base fare)
Crossing the border to Norway. Near the ocean coast, we continue to village Bugoynes (60 min break, possibility to swim in the ocean). A soup lunch inclusive in a local cafeteria. Swim in the Arctic ocean! Back to Finland, last break in Näätämö village (shopping).
20:00 Arrival back to Saariselkä. Free time.

DAY 6 - FREE TIME IN SAARISELKÄ + DEPARTURE TO HELSINKI

10:45 Check-out. Free time for own activities, you can go shopping, dining, sledding, SPA, downhill skiing. No scheduled activities. Bus will stop at ski resort at 11.15 and at SPA 11.30. (You can leave your luggage at your bus)
17:00 Departure from the meeting point for home journey.
20:00 Estimated arrival in Rovaniemi. Gas station break

DAY 7 - ARRIVAL BACK TO HELSINKI

09:30 Estimated arrival in Helsinki

 

*Optional activities

Timetravels reserves the right to changes in the itinerary.

Accommodation

 
  • Spend a week like a Finn! You will stay in the cabins/apartments surrounded by beautiful Lappish nature. All cottages and apartments have a fireplace, own sauna, bathroom, TV, self-catering kitchenette with tableware and cooking equipment, fridge, freezer, mattresses, and pillows. Cottages may vary by size and layout, in general, you will stay 2 pax/per room with shared bathroom. WIFI is available in most of the cottages.

  • There is a possibility to switch for hotel accommodation, supplement cost 120 EUR/pax in twin

Available trips

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