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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 4-day Private Journey includes a visit to the Santa Claus Village combined with the opportunity to experience snowmobile safaris as well as reindeer and husky sledding among the stunning Arctic scenery. Rovaniemi is also an excellent destination for viewing the northern lights.
Morning flight from London to Rovaniemi via Helsinki with Finnair. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel in Rovaniemi via the Santa Claus Village. Stay 3 nights at the Hotel Scandic (or similar). (N)
This morning, depart on a shared guided snowmobile safari into the countryside before arriving at a husky farm. Take on a short husky ride to experience the thrill of riding a dog sled passing silently through the countryside. On your return, there will be hot beverages available around a campfire. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Today, join a shared snowmobile safari into the surrounding wilderness before arriving at a reindeer farm. Here, you will be taught and familiarised with Lappish culture and reindeer husbandry. This afternoon, you will have the opportunity to try snow shoeing, walking along marked tracks and out into the deeper snow. (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 dress accordingly for the extreme cold of the region. Please note, excursions are subject to change due to weather conditions.
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