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6 days - Stay at the boutique Beana Laponia, a stone's throw away from Rovaniemi

Beana Laponia is a boutique hotel in the heart of Finnish Lapland, designed for adults only. Surrounded by a mesmerising snowy landscape, the Beana Laponia offers a wilderness hideaway with an abundance of winter activities on its doorstep.

With just 11 bedrooms, you can enjoy a relaxing Christmas break, even though you are a short drive away from Santa's hometown, Rovaniemi. Locally sourced produce is served in the hotel's restaurant - enjoy reindeer dishes, freshly caught salmon seasoned with a variety of local berries.

Beana Laponia translates as 'Dog Lapland' and with their own pack of dogs on the land near the hotel, you can get to know the dogs before going on your sledding adventure.

Highlights include

  • Dine on world-class cuisine in a remote setting
  • Chill out by the fireplace, go for walks in the woods and over frozen rivers
  • Enjoy the winter outdoors then head to the jacuzzi and sauna rooms to warm up
Day 1
Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to Beana Laponia
Day 2
Christmas Eve - Dogsledding in the Meltaus region & Christmas dinner
Day 3
Snowmobiling on Christmas Day
Day 4
Day tour to Rovaniemi and reindeer sledding
Day 5
Rest and enjoy the free activities on offer, snowshoes, kick sleds, forest skis and toboggans
Day 6
Departure Day
Start/End Place
Rovaniemi, Finland
Country Visited
Finland
Duration
6 Days
Suitability
Easy independent holiday suitable for singles & couples
Code
CHW001

Details

Transportation

Airport transfers from Rovaniemi to Beana Laponia (45 mins), transfers can be arranged to visit Rovaniemi.

Included
  • Winter clothing during your stay at Beana Laponia
  • Free use of toboggans, snowshoes, forest skis & kicksleds
  • Sauna and indoor jacuzzi between 3.30pm - 5.00pm on Dec 23, 25 or 27
  • Full board at Beana Laponia from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 6 (drinks and alcohol not included) including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day special dinner buffets
  • Gingerbread baking and decorating Christmas tree while enjoying glögi
  • Winter activities - 3 hour Husky Safari, 3 hour snow mobile safari, reindeer farm visit with short sleigh ride
  • Snowshoeing and aurora evening (late night program, camp fire, hot drinks & stories of northern lights)
  • Return transfer into Santa Claus village, Rovamiemi. Free time to explore the Santa Claus Village or to Arktikum science centre.
  • Airport transfers
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

International flight tickets, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Rovaniemi and transfer to Beana Laponia

Beana Laponia is located by the Ounasjoki river in the area of Meltaus in Finnish Lapland. Rovaniemi airport is south, 45 minutes away. Alternatively Kittila is an 1 hour 30 minutes drive to the North.

Check in, relax and get to know your fellow travellers over a cup of tea or a glass of wine. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner of local produce.

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Beana Laponia

Day 2 - Christmas Eve - Dogsledding in the Meltaus region & Christmas dinner

Today, you will have the opportunity to mush your own team of 5-6 dogs under the full guidance and instruction of our professional sled guides. The sleds hold one musher and one passenger; the dogs are friendly, nimble and extremely strong.

Our dog farm is next door to our hotel so we can leave directly into the beautiful snowy forests, skirt lakes and rivers and climb hills and explore fells. Before the tour begins you'll meet the dogs, help prepare the sleds and be briefed on safety. This 3-hour safari will deliver you back to the hotel for a buffet lunch and time to prepare for the Christmas Eve celebrations.

This evening you will enjoy a Christmas Dinner to celebrate Christmas Eve together with the other guests. There will be ginger bread baking and decorating the Christmas Tree while enjoying glögi!

If nature permits, wander outside to experience the Christmas magic beneath the amazing spectacle of the Northern Lights.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Beana Laponia

Day 3 - Snowmobiling on Christmas Day

Experience the Arctic beauty by snowmobiling today. This 3-hour snowmobile safari will take you through the wilderness of Northern Finland.

Depending on the program and the weather, head out tonight for a late night program of snowshoeing and Aurora viewing. Rug up for a campfire, hot drinks and story telling about the Northern Lights.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Beana Laponia

Day 4 - Day tour to Rovaniemi and reindeer sledding

Christmas Day is over so perhaps you are interested in venturing to the city of Rovaniemi. The capital of Lapland is a little less than one hour’s drive away. You have the choice of either free time or to explore Santa Claus village where you can experience the wonders of the Christmas spirit. The highlights of the day are meeting Santa Claus and souvenir shopping from the wide range of local products from Lapland.

Or visit Arktikum, a wonderful modern museum exhibiting the unique flora, fauna, weather and culture of the Arctic in an illustrative way.

After this, you will head to Huskypoint Käpälämäki for lunch and enjoy slow grilled salmon prepared over the open fire while you listen to the story of the husky farm by the owners. Have a guided tour of the kennels and then transfer to the reindeer farm for a visit and short reindeer sleigh ride.

Head back to Beana Laponia and enjoy the peace & quiet of your wilderness hotel.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Beana Laponia

Day 5 - Rest and enjoy the free activities on offer, snowshoes, kick sleds, forest skis and toboggans

Today, enjoy a more peaceful day at the lodge. The activities are spread throughout the program (maximum 8 persons per day) with one rest day. Enjoy the free activities on offer, snowshoes, kick sleds, forest skis and toboggans.

Remember to book your hour-long private sauna with outdoor and indoor jacuzzi for private use!!

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Beana Laponia

Day 6 - Departure Day

After breakfast, return to the airport. Be sure to talk to us regarding visiting some of the other unique areas of Northern Finland.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

Price per person. One deluxe room available with private sauna. One Beana+ room available.

Dates
Start Date
End Date
Price
Status
Accommodation
23 Dec 2018
28 Dec 2018
23 Dec 2018
28 Dec 2018
EUR 2,773
Limited availability
Standard
23 Dec 2018
28 Dec 2018
23 Dec 2018
28 Dec 2018
EUR 3,284
Limited availability
Deluxe
23 Dec 2018
28 Dec 2018
23 Dec 2018
28 Dec 2018
EUR 3,652
Fully booked
Suite

Important Information

Daily program may change closer to the date but all activities outlined will be included. This hotel is not designed for children. The activities will be spread throughout your stay, 24/25/27 December in small groups.

This tour can be easily modified to include a stay at similar lodge or unique accommodation option in the area. Or perhaps consider skiing afterwards at Levi Resort?

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