Vasatokka spring 2014 - itinerary
VASATOKKA SPRING 2014 – PRELIMINARY ITINERARY
DAY 1: Departure to Lapland
21.00 Bus Departure from Helsinki RW Station (Mikonkatu 17)
22.00 Departure from the Riihimäki bus station (Matkakeskus)
22.30 Departure from the Hämeenlinna tourist bus stop
23.30 Departure from the Tampere (Railway Station square)
DAY 2: Kemi Snow castle + Santa Claus Village (inclusive)
01.30 Departure from Jyväskylä bus station (Matkakeskus)
06.30 Departure from Oulu (Bus Station)
07.00 Departure from Oulu (University St. Lucas Chapel)
08.00 Arrival in Kemi. Shopping in Citymarket & Alko.
10.00 Kemi Snow Castle (2 hours)
11.30 Departure to Rovaniemi
12.00 Arrival to Santa Claus Village (2 hours)
TO DO: Cross officially the Arctic Circle, meet the Santa Claus, send post cards from Santas official post office, buy souvenirs and have a lunch!
17.00 Departure from Santa Claus Village to Vasatokka (340km left)
20:00 Estimated arrival in Vasatokka. Briefing and lodging
21:00 Dinner *
22:00 Saunas & Arctic swimming until late!
DAY 3: Survival Course — 50EUR, Guided Cross-Country Skiing — 20EUR
10:00 Theory to surviving (30 minutes lecture)
10:30 Making quinzees (sort of igloos) & fire
12:00 Lunch by open fire
13:00 Snow shoe GPS-orienteering
14:00 Guided Cross Country Skiing course
12:00 Sports Hall opened for the collective games
18:00 Dinner (for those who booked the half-board option)
21:00 Saunas & Arctic Swimming until late
DAY 4: Tour of the Arctic Ocean to Norway (inclusive)
07.00 Departure to Bugøynes (Norway, approx 275km from Vasatokka)
08.00 Short stop near Utsjoki sod huts and Saami church
09.30 Stop in Nuorgam — the Northernmost city in the EU
12.00 Arrival to Bugøynes, Sauna & Swimming in the Arctic Ocean
13.10 Salmon Soup lunch (inclusive)
13.50 Free time & Brown Cheese Degustation in nearby shop. Possibility to buy souvenirs.
14:30 Drive back through Naatamo without stopping
18.00 Estimated arrival back to Vasatokka
21:00 Saunas & Arctic swimming until midnight!
DAY 5: Saami Day (Visit of the Reindeer Farm + Sami museum) - 30EUR
10:30 Reindeer Farm
13:30 Visit to the Siida Sami museum and Inari Village
15:00 Visit to the K-Market, Souvenir Shop in Inari
16:30 Sports Hall opened for the collective games
20:00 Sausage Party on the Lake Fox (inclusive)
21:00 Saunas & Swimming in the Arctic Hole
DAY 6: Husky Safari — 65EUR, Snowmobile Safari — 69EUR
08.30 Bus departure to Saariselkä
09.30 Husky safari
11.00 Snowmobile Safari
12.00 Free time in the Ski Resort. You can try: Sledging down the longest slope in Europe (free), Downhill skiing with student discounts (2 h gear+ticket set only 35 €) Saariselkä SPA (15 €),
17.00 Departure from Saariselkä
20.00 Arrival to Rovaniemi, a gas station break for 45 min.
DAY 7: Arrival Home
00.15 Arrival in Oulu**
04.00 Arrival in Jyväskylä**
07.00 Arrival in Tampere**
08.30 Arrival in Hämeenlinna**
09.00 Arrival in Riihimäki**
10.00 Arrival in Helsinki**
*NB! Breakfast and dinner is inclusive only for those, who have booked the half-board package.
Cost 55 € including 4 x breakfast and 4 x dinner in Vasatokka.
**Arrival times on DAY 7 depend on road conditions and are therefore estimations.