Rovaniemi is the official home of Santa Claus, visited annually by thousands of tourists wanting to catch a glimpse of him in his log cabin, located on the edge of the Arctic Circle. Rovaniemi is also the capital of Finland's northernmost province, Lapland. This vast expanse of arctic tundra has no craggy mountains or fjords but is covered by an endless sea of pine forests and rounded fells (tunturi) that break up the forested landscape. An area of stunning beauty, this short 3-day Private Journey includes a visit to the Santa Claus Village combined with the opportunity to experience reindeer and husky sledding among the stunning Arctic scenery. Rovaniemi is also an excellent destination for viewing the northern lights.
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Morning flight from London to Rovaniemi via Helsinki with Finnair. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel in Rovaniemi. Stay 2 nights at the Hotel Scandic (or similar). Early this evening, you will have the opportunity to go reindeer sledding. (N)
This morning, depart on a shared guided city tour including visits to the Arktikum science museum, which houses a series of changing exhibitions on Lapland, and the Santa Claus Village. This afternoon, you will be able to try husky sledding, which you will be able to control yourself, after instruction. (B)
Late this morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to London via Helsinki with Finnair. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Activities are guided but not on a private basis. All cold weather equipment is supplied for excursions, however, you will need to dress accordingly for the extreme cold of the region. Please note, excursions are subject to change due to weather conditions.
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The Scandic Rovaniemi has 167 guest rooms and is situated close to the train station. All rooms feature modern Scandinavian design with satellite television, internet access and en-suite facilities. Public facilities include the Atrium restaurant, a bar and a traditional Finnish steam...
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If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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FRV2018: 2 Nights