Arctic Adventure – 7-Day Holiday Package

Arctic Adventure – 7-Day Holiday Package

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Arctic Adventure – 7-Day Holiday Package

7 Days Starting and ending in Rovaniemi, Finland

Visiting: Rovaniemi

Tour operator:

Nordic Unique Travels

Tour code:

130792

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 16

Physical rating:

EASY

Age range:

0-90

Special diets catered:

Please advise requests

Tour operated in:
English , French , German , Spanish
Trip Styles:

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$3256
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Tour Overview

Join us for this 7 days arctic adventure trip - to explore the beauty of Lapland, try out snowshoeing in the Finnish forest, learn how to ice fishing just like the Sámi people do, and hunt the northern lights with our professional guides and photographers! Meet Santa, try out lappish BBQ by the campfire on the surface of the frozen lake, and experience everything the arctic way like the real locals together with us and other international travellers!

Highlights

  • Explore the beauty of Lapland

  • Try out snowshoeing in the Finnish forest

  • Hunt the northern lights with our professional guides and photographers!

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival To The Arctic Circle, Let's Go Hunt For Northern Lights !
Location: Rovaniemi

Welcome to Rovaniemi, the Official Hometown of Santa Claus! Your guide will pick you up directly from the airport or train station and take you to our office in the city center of Rovaniemi to dress you in proper winter clothes that you will be using for the duration of your stay. Take a short break in your hotel after check-in and prepare yourself for your first Nordic experience tonight.   

At night, we will head out to the forest to try the most lappish experience - campfire barbecue under the Kota or at the Lávvu, with light snack being provided.Let's see together if we are lucky enough to witness the magical northern lights appear!

Day 2 : Ranua Wildlife Park
Location: Rovaniemi

After breakfast at your hotel, you will set off for the Ranua Wildlife Park, where you will be able to observe Arctic animals in their natural environment. The Wildlife park includes approximately 50 wild animal species and 200 individuals. Ranua Zoo is Lapland’s leading tourist attraction for families to greet unique, lovely Arctic animals, including polar bears!   

Day 3 : Luosto Amethyst Mine & Saariselkä Hilltop With Northern Lights
Location: Rovaniemi

After breakfast, start our journey from Rovaniemi to Luosto, where you will visit the amethyst mine and dig for your own precious stone! The amethyst mine is located on top of the Lampivaara hill, close to the Luosto recreation center, situated in the middle of the beautiful landscape. A professional miner will share some of the fascinating stories with you, and instructions will be given on how to use the mining tools properly for this activity.  

Afterward, we will head to the peaceful village of Saariselkä in the wilderness. Saariselkä Village is located in Finland's biggest municipality, Inari, 250 kilometres to the north of the Arctic Circle. The village of Saariselkä is built to be a tourism center, and it is very compact. Nowadays, Saariselkä is a popular tourist destination due to Urho Kekkonen National Park, the Sámi people living in the area, the gold mining legends of the area, and the Lapland scenery of Kaunispää and Iisakkipää fells.  

In the evening, experience the wonderful phenomenon of the Northern Lights on top of the hill named Kaunispää - where our guide will take you to some secret spots according to the weather forecast to hunt for the auroras.

Day 4 : Sámi Museum In Inari & Northern Lights Huting By Snowmobiles
Location: Rovaniemi

Travel from Saariselkä to Inari, the largest municipality in Finland,which charms visitors and locals with its unique nature and diverse culture. In Inari, you will visit the Sámi Museum, which presents the culture of the Finnish Sámi through its exhibitions and collections.  

After visiting the museum, enjoy the buffet lunch and head back to Rovaniemi.
In the same evening, we will go huting the northern lights on the snowmobiles! Don't forget to bring your driving license!


Day 5 : Santa Claus Village & Arctic Circle & Meet The Husky And Reindeer & Hunting Aurora With Photographers
Location: Rovaniemi

Today's adventure starts with visiting Santa Claus Village, where you will have a private meeting with Santa Claus. At the popular Santa’s Post Office, you can greet the elves and send postcards to your family and friends. The Arctic Circle cuts right through Santa Claus Village, where you can officially enter the polar circle when you cross the line. You will also be provided with the Arctic Circle Crossing Certificate by the end of the tour.  

After saying goodbye to Santa, let’s meet the enthusiasm of the running huskies during the short, but enjoyable, sleigh ride experience. Lunch will be provided at the restaurant in traditional Finnish buffet style in the Santa Claus Village. Shortly after, you will be taken to meet the Santa's reindeer and ride with them.  

Don't forget to shop for some souvenirs before we leave the Santa Claus village. After we will take you to check out the more in-depth culture of Lapland by visiting the Arktikum Museum with our professional guide, who will explain everything that you need to know about it.   

At night, let's go for another hunt for the northern lights together with our photographers. Photos of the night will be sent to you by email the next day with no additional cost.
*Please note that the northern lights are subject to weather conditions and solar activity. Therefore they cannot be 100% guaranteed.

Day 6 : Snowshoeing & Ice Fishing & Relaxing Night Staying At Arctic Igloos & Sauna Experience
Location: Rovaniemi

Start the day with an unforgettable snowshoeing exeperience. The most authentic way to go through powdery, fresh snow is by putting on snowshoes. Our expert guide will show you how to put the snowshoes, while we are all enjoying this joyful winter experience. Look around and try to find out if any wild animals are hidden nearby too! Later on, try Ice fishing in the frozen lake with our professional guide showing you the techniques. Your guide will help you find the best location for drilling a hole.

Tonight, you will be checking in to the local Igloo accommodation, where you get to relax, chill out, and sleep under the starry sky above you. Get cozy and stay warm inside the igloo, as these beautiful surroundings might be even more delightful with the northern lights showing up later in the evening!

Spend your night also with an Finnish sauna experience. Sauna is such an important part of Finnish culture that it is irreplaceable by other things. It has been a place for physical and spiritual cleansing for centuries. Dipping in the icy lakes and rolling in the snow are said to be good for your blood circulation. Relax in the Finnish sauna, lean back in the jacuzzi, and release all your stress while the Northern Lights dance above you in the sky.

Day 7 : Snowcastle Visit - Departure Day
Location: Rovaniemi

Shortly after breakfast, we will take you to visit the incredible Arctic Snowcastle, which was built entirely of pure white snow and magnificent ice sculptures by the Arctic designers. A guide will tell you how to keep the snow castle in an appropriate state for the whole winter; how to sleep in the ice hotel, and a lot more interesting facts. Inside the Snowcastle, you will also find an ice bar, an ice restaurant and the snow hotel. 

After the tour, we will drop you off at your departure point (train station, bus station, or airport) for your return journey.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    4 nights accommodation in Hotel Aakenus or Scandic Hotels or similar - subject to availability; 1 night accommodation in Holiday Club Saariselka or similar - subject to availability; 1 night stay at Arctic Glass Igloo (Aurora Nest Eco Glass Igloo or similar - subject to availability)

  • Additional Services

    All the activities mentioned in the itinerary. Winter clothes and winter boots (for the duration of your stay)

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Airport or train station transfer on the first and last day

  • Fully Guided

    Professional Guide in English. Other languages may be available upon request

  • Meals

    Breakfasts

  • Transport

    Pick up and drop off from accommodation to activity locations before and after each activity

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Requirements

  • Please bring your driving license on the day of the activity. (Snowmobile) 

Please Note

  • *Please note that the northern lights are subject to weather conditions and solar activity. Therefore they cannot be 100% guaranteed.
  • At least 4 people are required as minimum participants requirement.
  • A valid driver’s license is required if you wish to drive the snowmobile. Please note two people will be sharing one snowmobile together. Our guide will stop halfway of the tour for you to switch drivers. 
  • Children under 14 year old must be accompanied by one adult paying full price joining the same trip.
  • Please be ready and wait in your hotel lobby at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time.
  • Infant under the age of 3 is complimentary.
  • Product may be canceled or rescheduled if the group size is smaller than 2 persons. Notice will be given prior to the scheduled departure date.

Reviews of this Operator

Tin Morada (Google Reviewer)  

We booked several tours with...

16-Jan-2024

We booked several tours with Nordic Unique Travels. Glad we made the right decision... Our trip to Rovaniemi, Finland was seamless because of them. All our tour guides were really friendly and shared lots of information about the places we visited. Thanks to Livia, Francesco, Jan, Erik, Myriam, Nikki, Carlos and Mathias for making our trip extra special 😊

Joy Torculas (Google Reviewer)  

We had a great time...

13-Jan-2024

We had a great time with our 5 day tour package with Nordic Unique Travels with our wonderful, very informative and helpful tour guides, Livia, Francesco, Jan, Erik, Myriam, Nikki, Carlos and Mathias. We did not caught a fish and did not see the northern lights but the Risiintunturi and the snowmobile driving were awesome! The sausage, salmon, salmon soup and hot blueberry juice were very good. The hotel part of the package was at the city center and close to everything, the staffs were friendly and we like it that they have a sauna. Highly recommending NUT 🥰 Thank you very much!

Peter Neam (Google Reviewer)  

Jerry an excellent guide.very informative...

31-Jan-2024

Jerry an excellent guide.very informative and patient. Even help to carried my child up the slope. Best experience ever. Totally recommended. And don’t forget to take up the extra cookies he offered at the rest point. 👍🏼👍🏼Nordic unique travel

Janet Maneenak (Google Reviewer)  

Our good experience/best memory goes...

26-Dec-2023

Our good experience/best memory goes to our tour guide, Carlos. Since we had a bad experience on the first day and Carlos was sent to be our guide on the next day. He picked us up and double checked our names just to make sure the all guests were real customers. And he kept saying he won't forget us. He drove carefully according to the law so we could trust him. Along the way he could describe several useful things. We enjoyed talking and didn't fall asleep. He understood his guests and didn't force us to do whatever we didn't want. If we were cold, we could be in the car. BBQ was also good for vegetarians. He kept corns and vegan sausages for us. This made us feel like we were special and turned the bad experience on the first day to good. When he sent us back, he dropped us in front of the apartment door. Thank you so much for the tour and the best tour guide.

Dries Thys (Google Reviewer)  

Incredible and wonderful tours! We...

08-Dec-2023

Incredible and wonderful tours! We booked the Aurora hunt, the husky safari and reindeer safari. The experiences were astonishing. Aldo, Miquel and Fotis were our personal guides. They gave us a very welcoming and personal feeling, they explained extensively the life of a husky and reindeer, as well as how the Aurora Borealis works. Highly recommended, we will definitely book here again!

fong kwong (Google Reviewer)  

We have joined Nordic Unique...

24-Dec-2023

We have joined Nordic Unique Travel for a day tour in Rovaniemi, the trip is really amazing and enjoyable. We first went to hiking, and had a panoramic view of the city. Then we went to visit the museum and got some knowledge of the weather characteristics of finland. Later, we had a delicious lunch buffet in Santa Claus village, and met Santa! Further, we had the reindeer ride. Our lovely guide, Jane, was really helpful. We had another activities at night. When she realized it, she proactively adjusted our schedules of activities to suit the same. She was very familiar with all the details of Finland, and all my family members enjoyed so much! Thanks Jane, 👍👍👍👍

Rose Cloherty (Google Reviewer)  

We had a wonderful guide...

15-Dec-2023

We had a wonderful guide called Rami, who took us to Santa's Village. He was so patient and informative regarding the schedule and layout of the village. Not only did he have great relationship skills he spoke 5 and a half languages, making people feel comfortable and at easy.

Alina M. (Google Reviewer)  

The snowshoeing tour was great!...

21-Nov-2023

The snowshoeing tour was great! We could borrow overalls and shoes for the tour as well as the snowshoes themselves. Our guides, Joel and Jane, did a great job navigating us through the snowy forest to a view point on Vaattunkivaara where we ate some cookies and drank a warm blueberry juice. Highly recommend the tour, you can also be picked up directly at your accommodation if preferred!

kelly molly ng (Google Reviewer)  

Thoroughly enjoyed the snowshoeing trip!...

29-Nov-2023

Thoroughly enjoyed the snowshoeing trip! Jerry, our tour guide, was outstanding—thoughtful, friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable. The breathtaking views were unforgettable, and the hot blueberry juice was a delightful touch. Highly recommend this tour!!

Ramy Darwish (Google Reviewer)  

Arctic Snowshoeing Day provided an...

23-Jan-2024

Arctic Snowshoeing Day provided an unforgettable experience. The knowledgeable guides ensured safety while offering insightful information about the Arctic environment. The equipment was top-notch, and the breathtaking scenery made for an exceptional day of exploration. Highly recommend for those seeking an adventurous and well-guided snowshoeing excursion.

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    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 45% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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