New Year Week Adventure 2022-2023

Finland

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New Year journey to Lapland

This New Year adventure tour offers unique cultural insights, chances to learn about local traditions at a reindeer farm, a dog sled ride experience. Seize an opportunity to hunt for northern lights, observe arctic wildlife and visit Santa at the famous Santa Claus Village.

Itinerary

27th of December: Arrival at Rovaniemi

Upon arrival at Rovaniemi airport meet the driver and take a transfer to the safari office for welcome information and winter adventure gear. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

28th of December: Snowmobile safari and ice fishing

After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and let’s go for a snowmobile safari in the beautiful white landscape. Great opportunities for taking nature pictures and enjoying beautiful views. Light lunch is provided during the day. Then we will go for ice fishing. Drilling ice holes and fishing through the ice. We might catch a fish. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

29th of December: Visit Ranua Wildlife Park

After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and we will transfer to Ranua Wildlife Park. It is a great chance to see all wild animals living in Lapland in an almost natural environment. Polar bears, lynxes, wolves, wolverines, golden eagles, snowy owls, arctic foxes, reindeers, moose and many other animals. Lunch during the day. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

30th of December: Husky safari and snowshoe trip

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit a local husky farm and get familiar with huskies. You also learn how to drive a husky team. 2 hours driving safari in the wilderness, all adults may drive and those who prefer may sit as passengers. This is a ride of your life! Lunch. Afterwards, we make our way to go on a snowshoe trip in the snowy forest and listen to the sounds of silence. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

31st of December: New Year’s Eve – Reindeer Day

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit a local reindeer farm. Let’s go on a long reindeer safari in the snowy wilderness, together with local people living with reindeers and wearing traditional clothes. Memorable and authentic day. Gala dinner. There will be a rich buffet table full of Lapland delicacies in your hotel. After dinner, we will be transferred to the wilderness to watch the Northern Lights and celebrate the New Year. Hopefully, we will have some luck to witness this northern phenomenon. We will also experience some old Finnish shamanism and see our future in a piece of tin. There will be fireworks at midnight, champagne. This is a New Year of a lifetime (To see Northern Lights you need luck)! Overnight in Rovaniemi.

1st of January: Wednesday New Year’s Day

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, time at leisure. At noon, we will visit Santa Claus Village. We will receive the Arctic Circle crossing certificate and meet Santa in his office. Afterwards, we will go for lunch and also visit Santa’s Post Office. Santa village at the Arctic Circle is the best place for shopping souvenirs and experience the Christmas atmosphere. Also, visit the snowmobile museum and Snowman’s world. Lunch in Santa’s village. Return to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

2nd of January: Arktikum Museum and Arctic Snow Hotel

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel we will visit the Arktikum Museum and Arctic Snow Hotel. See the provincial museum of Lapland and get familiar with Sami culture. See how people live in the arctic and follow a multimedia show about Northern Lights. Lunch. During the visit to the snow hotel, you see a restaurant where even tables are made of ice. Also, check out their ice sauna. Amazing visit to the kingdom of snow and ice.

3rd of January: Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, take airport transfer.

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What's included

Accommodation

3* hotel in Rovaniemi

Meals

Daily breakfast at the hotel except day 1

Lunches 28 Dec- 2 Jan

Dinner: 28 Dec- 2 Jan including Gala dinner on the 31st of December

Guided tours

Snowmobile safari and ice fishing

Ranua Wildlife Park

Husky safari and snowshoe trip

Local reindeer farm

Arctikum museum

Transport

Airport transfers

Transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus

Support

Guidance services

Organizer’s liability insurance

Safari desk support

Adventure gear

Clothes and boots and all winter gear

Entrance tickets

Ranua Wildlife Park

Arktikum museum

Not Included

Visa fees

International flights

Meals not mentioned

Optional tours and activities

Personal expenditures

Highlights

Northern Lights hunt

Сrossing the Arctic Circle

New Year celebrations in the Arctic

See wild animals at Ranua Wildlife Park

Snowmobile safari and ice fishing

Husky safari and snowshoe trip

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