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    5 days - Christmas in Rovaniemi independent tour

    This unforgettable journey for young and old takes you beyond the Arctic Circle to Finnish Lapland. The northern lights will be dancing over Santa’s hometown as you create a lifetime of Christmas memories.

    Highlights include

    • Spend Christmas in Finnish Lapland with loved ones
    • Cross the Arctic Circle and send postcards from Santa’s post office
    • Try many winter snow fun activities
    Day 1
    Arrive in Lapland
    Day 2
    Husky Safari into the fairy tale white wonderland then meet Santa
    Day 3
    Snow day Fun with mini-snowmobiling, ice golfing, kicksledding and so forth
    Day 4
    Snowmobile and Reindeer Safaris before visiting Santa Claus Village
    Day 5
    Say Farewell to Santa and the Special Elves
    Start Place
    Lapland
    End Place
    Rovaniemi, Finland tours
    Country Visited
    Finland tours
    Duration
    5 Days
    Suitability
    Easy Christmas tour - suits families with young children with accommodation contained within hotel complex.
    Code
    50DN0195

    Details

    Transportation

    Return airport tranfers to your hotel.

    Included
    • 4 nights accommodation at the Santa Claus Hotel, standard room (Upgrades available)
    • Daily breakfasts, 1 lunches, 3 dinners including a festive Christmas dinner
    • Return airport transfers
    • Snow fun & games at the Snowfun site - Tobogganing, snowballing, snow angels & more.
    • Visit to Santa Claus Village
    • Husky Experience - Learn all about Arctic huskies and try your hand at dog sledding (3km).
    • Reindeer Experience - Feed the reindeer, learn about traditional Sami culture and enjoy a magical reindeer sleigh ride
    • Santa's Special Elves - Meet Santa’s most trusted helpers and prepare for mayhem, magic and giggles galore!
    • Snow Suits & Boots - Cosy thermal suits and boots supplied free of charge
    • Santa’s Magical Post Office - Watch the elves as they sort those very special letters!
    Not Included

    International flight tickets, any airport taxes, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive in Lapland

    Arrive at Rovaniemi's airport or railway station and be welcomed by your Christmas hosts. This evening, children will receive a special reindeer driving licence to be stamped as you enjoy activities over the next few days.

    While away the evening with some tobogganing, explore the local giftshops or enjoy a festive drink in the bar prior to the dinner. There are several nice restaurant within walking distance of the hotel for you to visit - we recommend booking as you arrive.

    Accommodation
    Santa Claus Hotel, standard room or similar

    Day 2 - Husky Safari into the fairy tale white wonderland then meet Santa

    Today, you will get an introduction to dog sledding. After a short drive from town, you’ll arrive at a husky farm, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. Before departing on the safari, you will be given instruction on how to control the sleds. Once you return to the farm, enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat away with the head musher about these amazing northern animals.

    This evening, enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner with a visit from Santa, fireside, after your meal! Santa gives out some presents at the front, with arts and crafts with the elves and decorating the Christmas trees. Christmas dinner is served on the first floor with a large buffet with a sparkling festive toast.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Santa Claus Hotel, standard room or similar

    Day 3 - Snow day Fun with mini-snowmobiling, ice golfing, kicksledding and so forth

    Today, experience all the activities possible in snow: mini snowmobiles for kids, medium sized snow cross snowmobiles for older ones to enjoy more speed in a circuit, and 4 wheeled forest scooters for everyone to enjoy! There are kick sledges, a toboggan run, ice golfing, snowshoes, and skies to try out. Form a team and take part in a snow hockey game. Hot drinks are served by the campfires throughout the stay. In a big kota tepee, you can fry sausages and enjoy lovely, hot soup.

    Back at the hotel, a traditional Christmas dinner has been prepared for you.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Santa Claus Hotel, standard room or similar

    Day 4 - Snowmobile and Reindeer Safaris before visiting Santa Claus Village

    Today, you will spend an arctic day of snowmobiling and reindeer sleigh riding completed with meeting Santa. The day starts with a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you will hear more about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture. You can take a reindeer ride and attend a special ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle.

    In the afternoon the trip continues by car to Santa Claus Village with time to do shopping in Santa Claus Village. You will also have an opportunity to send postcards from Santa Claus main post office. During the day you get to meet Santa Claus himself and enjoy a delicious lunch in a cozy restaurant. And you will get a Diploma for crossing the Arctic Circle!

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner

    Day 5 - Say Farewell to Santa and the Special Elves

    Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the restaurant, before farewelling the special elves. Transfer to the airport and depart Lapland.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Transportation
    Airport Transfer
    Dates & Prices

    Price per person, twin share.

    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    23 Dec 2022
    27 Dec 2022
    23 Dec 2022
    27 Dec 2022
    AUD 4,140
    Fully booked
    Standard
    23 Dec 2022
    27 Dec 2022
    23 Dec 2022
    27 Dec 2022
    AUD 10,880
    Fully booked
    Family Triple Total
    23 Dec 2022
    27 Dec 2022
    23 Dec 2022
    27 Dec 2022
    AUD 4,280
    Fully booked
    Superior
    23 Dec 2022
    27 Dec 2022
    23 Dec 2022
    27 Dec 2022
    AUD 11,150
    Fully booked
    Superior Family Triple
    23 Dec 2022
    27 Dec 2022
    23 Dec 2022
    27 Dec 2022
    AUD 13,750
    Fully booked
    Superior Family Quad

    Important Information

    Optional excursions available on request. Itinerary subject to small changes depending on weather and availability. Early bookings recommended. We have family triple and quad prices, superior and deluxe rooms available. Children's ages 4 - 12 years of age.

    Please note that for the snowfun activity day, you will join with many other families. Kids and elves rule the day! Likewise, the snowmobile, husky and reindeer safaris have other people joining them - you will be taken by coach with a guide per coach on these activities. Rovaniemi is crowded during the peak Christmas period so be aware of this in your expectations.

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