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5 days - Visit Rovaniemi with a stay in the TreeHouse Hotel.
The Arctic TreeHouse Hotel is situated in the forest within the Santa Park at Rovaniemi. With spectacular views over the treetops, the TreeHouse suites offer an exclusive combination of local tradition, Lappish heritage and modern Scandinavian design.
For the adventurous amongst us, you can combine exhilarating activities such as dog sledding and snowmobiling. For the romantics out there, hunting the dancing colours of the Northern Lights is one for the bucket list. For those with children, Santa and his many helpers are waiting to say 'hello', busy in any season.
Much is to be said however, for simply soaking up the stunning nature whilst enjoying the seclusion of your exquisite suite with a visit to a traditional Finnish sauna/spa complex.
- Participate in a reindeer safari
- Snowmobile riding through the forest
- Husky Safari through the forests
- Chances to see the Northern Lights
- Day 1
- Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel.
- Day 2
- Reindeer farm visit with short sleigh ride
- Day 3
- Snowmobile riding through the forest
- Day 4
- Husky Safari in the Lappish Forest
- Day 5
- Departure Day
- Start/End Place
- Rovaniemi, Finland tours
- Country Visited
- Finland tours
- 5 Days
- Easy independent holiday suitable for singles, couples & families
Transfers from Rovaniemi to the TreeHouse Hotel (6 mins from central Rovaniemi) and luggage transfer to your room.
- 4 nights in a TreeHouse suite
- Daily breakfast
- Return transfer between Rovaniemi airport and TreeHouse Hotel, as well as luggage transfer to your room
Winter Season inclusions:
- Winter gear during activities
- Snowmobile Safari
- Husky Safari
- Reindeer Safari
- Free use of toboggans for your stay. Cross-country skis & snowshoes can be hired at an additional cost.
Summer, Spring and early Autumn inclusions on request.
- International flights to/from Helsinki
- Domestic flights
- Meals other than specified
- Items of personal nature such as beverages
- Optional activities: Metsäkyly Forest Retreat, Outdoor Sauna and Spa Experiences (all require a minimum number of adults, ask us for details).
Day 1 - Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel.
Arrive in Rovaniemi airport and transfer to Arctic Treehouse Hotel. If you arrive early, lunch is at the hotel’s restaurant.
Freshen up in your room and start exploring the forests & small town of Rovaniemi.
Day 2 - Reindeer farm visit with short sleigh ride
After breakfast at the hotel you have a free morning to do optional activities or if you would prefer to stay at the hotel, you are more than welcome.
This afternoon, participate in a reindeer safari! Experience an old and unique Lappish way of travelling. This safari will guide you through the snowy forest with one of the oldest way of travelling here in Lapland. Reindeer sledges in caravans were traditionally used to move the Sámi camps from one place to another, but it sure is a nice way to see the nature and get a feel for the olden times. And who knows, maybe you see some other arctic animals too. When you come back to the farm, warm cup of coffee or tea and traditional snack is waiting for you.
You can also add a Northern Lights tour to this evening. Ask us for options.
Day 3 - Snowmobile riding through the forest
After breakfast go for a snowmobile safari. This safari is a good option for those who want to get a real feeling for snowmobiling as well as for families with children.
Even close to Rovaniemi centre, the wilderness surrounds you. We take it easy on starting from the snowmobile resort and ensure that you are comfortable with the snowmobile and make a few stops on the way. Feel free to ask your guide about snowmobiling in general or for some tricks on how to drive, unless you are busy taking pictures of the arctic beauty around you!
TransportationMore adventurous longer snowmobile rides for adults only available.
Day 4 - Husky Safari in the Lappish Forest
After breakfast, head out on an exciting dogsledding safari.
A short transfer takes you to Lumi Husky Camp, where the enthusiastic arctic sled dogs greet you with barking and jumping - as if they were saying, come on, let's go. Huskies are passionate about running and that is why they are eager to take off with you in their sledge. But first things first: instructions on safety and driving. You and a friend are sharing a team of huskies and can take turns in mushing (driving) and being a passenger.
The route of 14-18 km (depending on weather and snow conditions as well as driving skills) takes you through an enchanted winter landscape. There will be stops when you can change places as musher and passenger. You will also have some photogenic moments midst the stunning nature and with the beautiful dogs. Once they have ran off some energy, they are calmer and let you enjoy the silent drive.
Back at the farm we will gather around the camp fire to hear the mushers tell about life with huskies. You will of course also
have time to cuddle and pat your newfound friends before it is time to leave the husky farm.
Afternoon is yours to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the hotel. If the skies are clear, look out for the magical Northern Lights.
Day 5 - Departure Day
After breakfast, transfer to Rovaniemi airport.
Price per person. Early indicative price for 2020.
Travel dates around Christmas & New Years on request, special program and price supplement may apply.
6 Dec 2020
6 Dec 2020
22 Dec 2020
22 Dec 2020
31 Mar 2021
31 Mar 2021
Tours can change depending on the snow and weather conditions. The hotel is positioned on a hill so you may have an uphill walk to your cabins.
Please note that the TreeHouse Hotel is six minutes from central Rovaniemi and close to the main road.
We have excluded dinners as you may like to visit local restaurants in Rovaniemi. Please let us know if you would like to include the first dinner on arrival or anything else. Lunches often clash with activities so we leave it up to you to fit in with your day.
Interactive Tour Map
Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours with 50 Degrees North. Please ensure that you have this organised as we will need to see proof of this upon issuing your tour documentation. Please contact us for a quote or visit http://www.suresave.net.au/
Practical Information for travelling and packing for Scandinavian Winter
- Warm wind and water proof jacket and trousers large enough to fit thick woollen jumper/clothing underneath
- Rain trousers – waterproof and breathable material
- Warm windproof cap/hat
- Warm gloves or mittens. Mittens where all fingers except the thumb are together are often warmer than gloves.
- Windproof gloves or mittens, which you can pull over the warm gloves
- Warm scarf
- 2 pairs of long woollen underwear (Merino wool in a few different thicknesses is perfect)
- 1-2 warm woollen jumper(s), or one jumper and a warm fleece
- Woollen or fleece trousers
- 2-3 pairs of warm woollen socks
- Warm & sturdy footwear with good grip
- Clothes for indoors, i.e. a shirt, T-shirts and jeans or cotton trousers
- Back pack for day trips (approx. 30 litre)
- Light footwear/trainers (mainly for indoors)
- Sun screen & Lip salve (the sun reflects off the snow and the air is dry)
- Hand warmers
- Nordic Grip anti-slip soles for walking on ice
- Personal medication
- Water bottle - thermo, or include a cover to keep warm (or you can stick it into a warm sock)
- Travel documents (including insurance)
- Photo ID
- Note book and pencil
- Camera, memory cards and charger
- Chargers for other gadgets
- Extra batteries for your cameras as they are used fast in cold conditions.