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Aurora & Glass Igloo Explorer - 5 Days map

SEMI-INDEPENDENT TOUR: Spend an exciting 5 days exploring the beautiful scenery of Lapland as you take a reindeer ride through frozen forests and enjoy a Lappish picnic whilst hunting for auroras. Also enjoy a night in a glass igloo with uninterrupted views of the night sky above, a perfect place to watch out for the illusive Northern Lights.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Aurora Borealis Picnic - Enjoy a Lappish picnic hopefully under the Northern Lights
Rovaniemi - Explore this beautiful Arctic town, home to Santa Claus' village since 1985
Husky sledding - Enjoy a pulsating adventure on the back of a husky sled, your energetic dogs will whisk you through stunning scenery
Glass igloo - Spend a night under the stars, and hopefully the Northern Lights too, in a comfortable and cozy glass igloo

Included

4 breakfasts and 1 three course dinner
3 nights 4 star hotel and 1 night Glass Igloo in Rovaniemi
Husky Safari with 60 minute sleigh ride and warm drinks
Arrival and departure airport transfers from Rovaniemi Airport on days 1 and 5
Aurora Borealis hunting with Lappish picnic

Not Included

Items of a personal nature and additional meals
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
International flights to/from our tour start/end points and visas
Optional excursions

Itinerary

Day 1

Rovaniemi

Welcome to Finland, an exciting adventure in Lapland awaits you. Upon arrival at Rovaniemi Airport you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. You might wish to head outside this evening in an attempt to spot the elusive but dazzling Northern Lights, being close to the arctic circle gives you a great chance of spotting them, provided the weather is clear and the conditions are right.
Overnight: Rovaniemi

Day 2

Husky Sleigh Ride & Aurora Picnic

We head out on a exciting journey today as we start with a visit to a husky farm before being whisked away on sleighs pulled by our furry friends. Making our way across the pristine winter forest close to the Arctic Circle, each sled will have 2 riders who will take it in turns to control the reins. Passing through beautiful scenery we'll witness the power of these incredible animals before we return to their home where we have the opportunity to learn more about the life of a husky and enjoy a hot drink to warm us up.

This evening we'll head out of town to a secluded spot offering us the best open sky vision to enjoy a Lappish picnic hopefully under the Auroras. Our location on the Arctic Circle gives us the best possibilities to see them.
Overnight: Rovaniemi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Optional Activities

Today is spent at your own leisure with no included activities to do as much or as little as you like.

Why not consider a journey Along the Reindeer Path an authentic reindeer safari! Sit comfortably in a sleigh and lay back, take photos of the nature around you, and listen to the sounds of the reindeer caravan. (please note this activity only operates on certain days of the week)

Or consider an optional and exhilarating Full Day Snowmobile Safari into the Wilderness through the wilds of Lapland today. (please note this activity only operates on certain days of the week) Jump on snowmobiles and take off into the Arctic wilderness. Your guide will lead the way as you pass frozen trees and head down tracks which bring you to some of the incredible natural landscapes of this region. Stopping for lunch, you can expect a delicious warming soup prepared by an open fire. With a bit of luck and the right weather conditions we'll get the change to drive across pure, untouched powder snow.

This evening there is an optional excursion for Aurora Ice Floating, where, after getting wrapped up in a thick dry suit, you'll ease in and enjoy a relaxing float. Whilst it might sound a little different, the high quality rescue suit will keep off the cold and let your mind rest as you relax under the nights sky. Hopefully we will witness a mystical display from the Northern Lights.
Overnight: Rovaniemi  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Glass Igloo

Today is spent at your own leisure with no included activities to do as much or as little as you like. Later today you'll be transferred to your special overnight spot this evening, a glass igloo with fantastic views of the sky above. Before you settle into your cozy surroundings you'll enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner.
Overnight: Rovaniemi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Rovaniemi

A shuttle bus transfer is offered from the hotel at 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 and 13:30 back to Rovaniemi Airport today. If you would like a departure transfer at any other time or a transfer with post tour accommodation this can be arranged for an additional cost, please inquire.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
17 Nov - 21 Nov 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
18 Nov - 22 Nov 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
19 Nov - 23 Nov 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
20 Nov - 24 Nov 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
21 Nov - 25 Nov 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
22 Nov - 26 Nov 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
23 Nov - 27 Nov 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
24 Nov - 28 Nov 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
25 Nov - 29 Nov 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
26 Nov - 30 Nov 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
27 Nov - 01 Dec 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
28 Nov - 02 Dec 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
29 Nov - 03 Dec 20% off G
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
07 Dec - 11 Dec 20% off
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
08 Dec - 12 Dec 20% off G
USD $2,555
USD $2,044
USD $4,075
USD $3,260
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
22 Feb - 26 Feb 20% off G
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
23 Feb - 27 Feb 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
24 Feb - 28 Feb 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
25 Feb - 01 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
26 Feb - 02 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
27 Feb - 03 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
28 Feb - 04 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
01 Mar - 05 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
02 Mar - 06 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
03 Mar - 07 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
04 Mar - 08 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
05 Mar - 09 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
06 Mar - 10 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
07 Mar - 11 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
08 Mar - 12 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
09 Mar - 13 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
10 Mar - 14 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
11 Mar - 15 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
12 Mar - 16 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
13 Mar - 17 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
14 Mar - 18 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
15 Mar - 19 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
16 Mar - 20 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
17 Mar - 21 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
18 Mar - 22 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
19 Mar - 23 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
20 Mar - 24 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
21 Mar - 25 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
22 Mar - 26 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
23 Mar - 27 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
24 Mar - 28 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
25 Mar - 29 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
26 Mar - 30 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
27 Mar - 31 Mar 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
28 Mar - 01 Apr 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
29 Mar - 02 Apr 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
30 Mar - 03 Apr 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076
31 Mar - 04 Apr 20% off
USD $2,315
USD $1,852
USD $3,845
USD $3,076

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Aurora Ice Floating Rovaniemi
USD $125
N/A
Full Day Snowmobile Safari into the Wilderness
USD $245
N/A
Along the Reindeer Path 1 hour safari
USD $195
N/A

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Santa's Hotel Santa Claus, Rovaniemi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in the heart of Rovaniemi - the official hometown of Santa Claus, this 4 star hotel is conveniently located for Arctic adventures, entertainment and visits to Santa Claus Village, which is just a 10 minute drive away. Guest rooms are spacious and equipped with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. All rooms offer en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, TV, a minibar, ironing facilities, a kettle and hair dryer. Most rooms are equipped with a twin beds and a sofa which can be made into an extra bed. Guests can enjoy tasty Finnish cuisine and Lapland specialities at Restaurant Gaissa and Bar & Grill ZoomUp, while light snacks and drinks are available at Café & Bar Zoomit which is open until late. The hotel also has a small casino and a sauna to relax in after an exciting day of winter pursuits.

Glass Igloos at Arctic Snow Hotel, Rovaniemi

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

In a field surrounded by pine trees sit the magnificent glass igloos of the the Snow Hotel. These cosy pods are complete with comfortable beds and en suite facilities. If the night sky is clear and conditions are right then a breathtaking display of northern lights can be seen. What is really special about these igloos is that they are complete with an aurora alarm which can be set to wake you up if they appear in the night sky when you are sleeping.

Arctic City Hotel, Rovaniemi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located right in the centre of Rovaniemi, this family-owned hotel is just a few kilometres from the Arctic Circle and Santa Claus Village. Each guestroom is well-equipped with a minibar, TV and free WiFi access. There’s an impressive buffet breakfast to start your day with, and a choice of two restaurants for lunch or dinner. On the top floor you’ll also find two saunas and a cosy lounge with a fireplace, the perfect spot to warm up after a day of wintertime activities.

Sokos Vaakuna Hotel, Rovaniemi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the centre of Rovaniemi a stone’s throw away from the Kemijoki River, the contemporary Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is a modern hotel with good amenities. French cuisine and Mexican-inspired dishes are served in Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi’s restaurants, Fransmanni and Amarillo. Both offer outdoor seating. Santa Claus Village is within a 10-minute drive of the hotel. Guest rooms feature hardwood floors, comfortable beds and en suite facilities with the added bonus of northern lights light fixtures.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Rovaniemi
Ends
Rovaniemi
Departs
Dec - Mar
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 30
Hotel Rating
4 Star
Tour Guide
Yes - for included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 4, Dinner: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
4 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Shuttle bus transfer at set times see trip notes
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