Christmas is a unique event in the whole world, you are invited to experience an Arctic multi activity holiday at Christmas in Santa's Hometown with the big man!
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*Changes in the itinerary are possible upon request
Pick up 23.12 from the Airport or Train Station in Rovaniemi
Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights
Rovaniemi is Santa’s official hometown, but not only that. The city is the gateway to Lapland and has one of the most incredible natural events in the world: The Northern Lights. Join the tour this winter to experience everything Finnish Lapland has to offer, meet the reindeer, watch the aurora in the sky and of course, meet Santa Claus himself!
At least 2 people are required for this Arctic multi activity holiday at Christmas in Santa’s Hometown to take place
Hotel pickup/drop off is available from most hotels/apartments within 10km of Rovaniemi city center
Children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Please be ready and wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time
Infant under 4 is complimentary
Product may be cancelled or rescheduled if the group size is smaller than 2 persons.
Itinerary for Arctic multi activity holiday at Christmas in Santa's Hometown
Day 1 : 23.12 - Welcome to Rovaniemi, the Official Hometown of Santa Claus!
Rovaniemi is an urban oasis amidst the Arctic wilderness, where culture, wild activities, and fairytales come together! Almost totally destroyed during World War II, today it’s a modern city known for being the "official" home town of Santa Claus, and for viewing the Northern Lights. It’s home to Arktikum, a museum and science center exploring the Arctic region and the history of Finnish Lapland. The Science Centre Pilke features interactive exhibits on northern forests!
Your guide will pick you up at the airport (or train station), after a short stop at your accommodation, you will be taken to Nordic Unique Travels Office, where you will be dressed in proper Winter Clothes for all the 5 days!
You will be welcomed with a traditional Lappish dinner, the famous and tasty Finnish Grilled Salmon! At the evening, after dinner, go for an exciting Northern Lights Hunting Tour. According to the day's prevailing weather conditions, you will be driven to about 25km out of the city for more chances and open viewing areas. A short walk through the Arctic forest brings you to a lake where there are less light pollution and a great spot out on the ice for a magnificent view of the Northern lights dancing up above you!
Day 2 : 24.12 - Meet the Reindeer & Christmas Eve Celebration under Northern Lights
At the Reindeer farm, you will meet the real reindeer herders, who will tell you about their way of life hand by hand with nature! Enjoy a Reindeer sleigh ride which will give you a taste of the old traditional way of traveling in Lapland. The quiet and comfortable reindeer sleigh ride helps you to clear out your mind and release stress, and you will also receive a driver's license certificate!
For lunch, taste the traditional Lappish reindeer dishes. At afternoon you will visit the traditional Rovaniemi Christmas market where you can find traditional Finnish crafts, Finnish design, traditional cuisine and plenty of activities for kids.
For the Christmas evening, you will have a traditional Christmas Dinner, a Northern Lights hunt, and a Christmas party. Santa Claus will pass by for a visit, and deliver some Christmas gifts.
Day 3 : 25.12 - Christmas Day with Santa Claus & Northern Lights
Head for the Santa Claus Village; underneath the Arctic Circle, it is Christmas all year round! You will spend an unforgettable visit to Santa Park! Have a private meeting with Santa Claus, and visit the popular and sweet Santa's Post office! You will join the Elves in their magic world, and you are able to send greetings to all of your friends from Santa's Post Office.
Also, the Arctic Circle cuts right through Santa Claus Village! A white line denoting the Arctic Circle (at its position in 1865) is painted across the park. You will officially enter the Arctic area when you cross the line. The line is a very popular photo spot for our visitors! You also will acquire the Arctic Circle Certificate.
The lunch will be provided at Santa's place, you will have the opportunity to taste the traditional Christmas Finnish buffet!
By night, we will provide you with one of the most spectacular tours that we have; The Northern Lights Photography Tour. You will follow our professional photographer and receive by e-mail all the stunning pictures of you and the northern lights!
Day 4 : 26.12 - Boxing Day. Husky & Snowmobile Experience & Overnight in the Arctic Snow Igloo
Today will take you to experience the most exciting activities of the Arctic Circle!
Your first stop of the day will be at the Husky farm! The enthusiasm of husky dogs, the atmosphere of old days and the exoticism of Lapland. You will meet the genuine Siberian Huskies, enjoy the environment and get thrilled by the speed of the sled in the forest!
After the unforgettable experience with the Huskies, you will stop for a lunch break in the great outdoors while your guide prepares a delicious Lappish lunch by the snow campfire!
Nothing better than a Snowmobile tour after a good lunch! You will love to experience the thrill of driving a snowmobile through the forests of Lapland. At night you will check in at the Snow Hotel for a memorable stay in the snow igloo.
Day 5 : 27.12 - Departure Day. Snowshoeing in the Arctic Forest.
It's your last day of the Arctic multi activity holiday at Christmas in Santa's Hometown, the time for you to chill and be comfortable! In the morning, enjoy a peaceful, magic walk in snowshoes in the Arctic Forest before you say goodbye. Cross the Arctic Circle and experience the wilds of Lapland just outside Rovaniemi. After, you are free to do whatever you want until you are picked up to be taken either to the airport or train station!