Semi-Independent Tour: Explore the untouched wilderness of Lapland on an exciting family getaway to Finland. Visit Santa's village, learn about the life of reindeer & their herders and feel the wind on your face as you travel through snow covered landscapes on a husky sled. Take a guided tour away from the lights of the city in search of the northern lights.
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.
Discover the secrets of Santa and his helpers this morning as you meet Father Christmas himself. Stroll around Santa's village and visit his very special post office which receives thousands of letters from hopeful children around the world. After enjoying a delicious lunch we'll hop on snowmobiles and take an exhilarating ride to a reindeer farm.
At the reindeer farm we'll have the opportunity to meet the reindeer and learn more about their importance to the communities in Lapland. Next enjoy a short reindeer sleigh ride through the beautiful snowy landscape before taking part in a 'crossing of the arctic circle' ceremony where we'll receive a certificate. We return to the city on Snowmobiles for some free time this afternoon.
Overnight: Rovaniemi | Breakfast, Lunch
Today you will have the option to embark on a enthralling reindeer safari. Sit back in your reindeer sled and enjoy the peaceful and stunning winter wonderland that is all around you. The sounds of the reindeer caravan will be the perfect soundtrack for this exciting ride. Returning to the reindeer farm we'll enjoy some hot drinks & snacks to warm us up while we listen to the stories of the reindeer herders life. Returning to the chalet this afternoon the rest of the day is at leisure.
Seeing the Northern Lights is a dream for many people and being close to the Arctic circle offers some of the best opportunities to do that. With our guide we'll head out of the city this evening and away from the lights, we'll enjoy a lappish picnic under the nights sky and if the conditions are right you'll be able to watch the Northern Lights dancing across the sky.
Overnight: Rovaniemi | Breakfast
This morning we'll hear the friendly barks of huskies as we visit a local farm. From the farm we'll experience the huskies get to work as we enjoy a sledge ride out into the wilderness. This thrilling experience involves teams of two taking it in turns to take the reins across the 7-10km path. Stopping en route there will be the opportunity to take photos of these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Rovaniemi | Breakfast
Today ends your amazing family adventure in Finland, a transfer will be provided to take you to the airport.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. We offer a discounted price for children under 12 years of age at time of travel. This discounted price is listed at the very bottom of this page.Read More
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.
Ounasvaara Lakituvat Chalets , Rovaniemi
Just a short distance from Rovaniemi city centre, the Ounasvaara Lakituvat Chalets feel like a home away from home. Modern, two-bedroom chalets come complete with fireplaces, open-plan living rooms and fully equipped kitchens. But that’s where the similarities stop. Each chalet also boasts a private sauna, to warm you up after a day of wintery adventures, and it’s not uncommon to see a herd of reindeer in the chalet yard. What’s more, there’s also a spa, fitness centre and plenty of nature trails close by.
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