Gear yourself for an unforgettable holiday escape in one of the most exquisite regions of Finland known as the Lapland. The region is located in the northernmost part of the country. An astonishing tourist destination particularly renowned for its vast wilderness, ski resort and breathtaking natural phenomena which include midnight sun and northern lights. The capital Rovaniemi is officially the home to Santa Clause. The city is a wonderful holiday spot offering a range of activities ranging from dog or reindeer sledge, snowmobile driving, and exploring the subarctic beauty. The native folks are known as Sami.
This packages specially designed for people wanting to explore an entirely contrasting facet of the northernmost Europe. Experience a different culture and relish the untouched natural beauty the region boasts. The pristine landscape will surely cast a magical spell on travellers visiting there. Book Lapland tour package and explore an entirely different land and smiling peoples.
The subarctic wilderness offers tourists a range of adventures activities to engage in. Enjoy reindeer or dog sledging while being enchanted by the virgin landscape and arctic forests. Get bewitched by the breathtaking natural phenomenon of the midnight sun and magnificent northern lights. Its capital city Rovaniemi official home to Santa clause in itself is an enchanting place to divulge.
Your magical Christmas adventure begins at Kemi-Tornio Airport, Kemi Train Station* where our friendly local representatives await to greet you and transfer you to your cosy hotel in Kemi. After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore this delightful destination or relax in a traditional Finnish sauna at the hotel. In the evening, enjoy a delicious three course dinner at the hotel.
Enjoy an exciting guided evening snowmobile trip into the wild to explore the extraordinary beauty of Lapland’s nature and maybe northern lights (if conditions permit). Later, after enjoying a delicious hot beverage and light snack around a campfire, you are returned to the hotel. Ask your Nordic Visitor travel consultant about availability and pricing.
*You can also choose to fly into Oulu Airport, but complimentary transfer to your Kemi hotel will not included in that case. See “Transfers to/from Oulu” under the items Not Included in this tour for more information.
Start your Christmas Eve with an authentic Finnish breakfast buffet before heading out for the day’s exciting Arctic adventures. First on the agenda is a 30 minute ride to a husky kennel, where you get to meet Santa’s canine helpers! The group will be split into smaller groups: while one group enjoys a 45 minutes husky safari in the in the breathtaking wilderness (two persons sharing one dog team), the others are enjoying hot juice and snacks at a traditional tepee and go into the forest to feed the forest animals with Santa´s little helpers. Afterwards the groups swap their activities before moving on to the next destination, Ranua Wildlife Park.
Relax during the 1.5 hour coach bus journey to the park as the road winds through Lapland’s peaceful, snow-covered countryside.Upon arrival at Ranua Wildlife Park, you are joining a guided walking tour through the park to observe Arctic wildlife such as polar bears, lynx and wolves. Afterwards, enjoy a savoury lunch buffet in the park’s restaurant. You also have a chance for some last-minute Christmas shopping at the park’s souvenir and candy shops before the return ride to the hotel.
Back at the hotel you can take time to relax and dress up in your Christmas Eve outfit. Then your guide will meet you at the hotel for the short walk to the restaurant for tonight’s Yuletide celebration (the dinner will take place at Hotel Merihovi) Before dinner, gather around the decorated Christmas tree and snack on fresh gingerbread cookies and a warm mug of glögg, a mulled wine drink traditionally consumed in Nordic countries this time of year. Then it’s time for your festive Christmas Eve dinner buffet, featuring Finnish specialties. Last but not least, Santa’s elves will make a special appearance to spread Yuletide cheer and give small gifts to all good boys and girls—adults included!