Welcome to Lapland! Transfer from Rovaniemi air-port. Receiving the week schedule and winter ad- venture gear at the safari office. Transfer to your hotel.
Visit Ranua arctic zoo. Today we visit the most north- ern wildlife park in the world. See all wild animals living in Lapland and polar bears. Buffet lunch at the zoo. Beautiful winter scenery on the way and often wild reindeer are seen on the roads.
Snowmobile safari and ice fishing. Today we learn to drive snowmobiles and try some ice fishing. Snow- mobile driving is easy, all adults may drive or sit as passengers. We learn to use an ice drill and ice fish- ing equipment. Light lunch during the day.
Husky-dog driving and snowshoe trip. Introduction to huskies, driving and training. We have a husky driving safari in the wilderness. In the afternoon, we have a snowshoe trip in snowy forests. Good chances to see wild animals, their footprints and try this tradi- tional way to move on snow. Light lunch during the day.
Christmas Eve – Reindeer day. We have a trip to a local reindeer farm and a great sleigh ride there. Af- ter the safari the reindeer herder delivers the rein- deer driving licenses as certificates of the visit. Light lunch included. Christmas tree decoration at the rein- deer farm! See a huge tepee where people may sit around a living fire.
Spend a romantic evening and Christmas celebration dinner in your hotel and taste traditional Lapland delicacies. Christmas Eve is the day when Santa visits every family and hotel after the dinner. Exciting…
Visiting the Arctic Circle and Santa Claus Village. Today we learn to know Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland and a real Christmas city. We cross the Arctic Circle and get a certificate of the crossing. You meet Santa Claus himself and may buy a picture with him. Lunch in Santa’s village. You have a chance to buy souvenirs at Santa Claus village and post your cards in Santa Claus post office. You also have a chance to meet Santa’s reindeers, visit Snowmo- bile museum or SnowMan World as options. Sight- seeing in Rovaniemi, see also the ski jumping slopes and big frozen rivers.
Visit an ice restaurant and Arktikum museum. Today we visit a real ice restaurant where even tables are made of ice. Warm beverages are offered in the ice bar. In the afternoon we visit Arktikum museum – the provincial museum of Lapland. Introduction to Sami culture and the life in the arctic. Northern Lights evening trip – hope we can witness this unique natural phenomenon on our famous Aurora tour!
Airport transfer. Good bye snowy Lapland!