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Winter Adventure at the Arctic Snowhotel

(4 days / 3 nights)

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Festive fun in a wintry paradise.

For a festive experience like no other, visit the “hometown” of Santa Claus and sleep under the stars. The bright Arctic snowfall turns the Finnish landscape into a winter wonderland, and you can enjoy it from the warmth and comfort of your own private glass igloo. The northern lights might even glimmer overhead! During each day, experience a range of thrilling activities like the ice restaurant, a husky sled ride, and of course, meeting the “man in red”.

4 days / 3 nights

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Approx 2458 EUR

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Tour Highlights

  • Sleep under the stars in a glass igloo
  • Enjoy a memorable experience in the true Arctic north
  • Meet the ”man in red” at the Santa Claus Village
  • Take in the snowy scenery of the Finnish valleys and woodlands
  • Glide through the forest on a sled pulled by huskies
  • Explore the wonders of the SnowHotel made of ice
  • Experience a thrilling snowmobile ride through the wilderness
  • Sample traditional Finnish cuisine in a wooden Kota
  • Enjoy the fun and wintry festivities of the Snowman World
  • Have a chance to glimpse the colourful northern lights in the night sky

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

Arctic Circle i, Glass Igloos i, Ice/Snow hotel i, Northern Lights i, Santa Claus i, Snowmobiling i

Season

December

Departure

Daily

Interest

Arctic Circle i, Glass Igloos i, Ice/Snow hotel i, Northern Lights i, Santa Claus i, Snowmobiling i

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your Finnish travels.

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL AT ARCTIC SNOWHOTEL

    Welcome to beautiful Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland! When you arrive at Rovaniemi Airport a private driver will meet you and take you out into the wilderness to the Arctic SnowHotel. Here, you will be spending 2 nights under the stars in a warm glass igloo, far away from any city lights. You will also get a chance to join a guided tour of the Arctic SnowHotel, built entirely out of snow and ice each year. Explore the beautiful ice rooms and discover an ice restaurant and ice bar.

    Tonight, you will be dining at the Arctic SnowHotel, enjoying a 3-course meal. If conditions are right, you might spot the Northern Lights from your glass igloo tonight.

    Spend the night in a glass igloo.

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  • Day 2: SNOWMOBILE ADVENTURE & SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE

    This morning, start the day with a bang on a thrilling snowmobile ride through the Arctic wilderness. A professional guide will show you how to steer the machine, then you can speed through the snowy forest with the wind on your cheeks. During your ride, you’ll take a break in a warm wooden teepee and grill a morning snack over a campfire. At a scenic viewpoint, take in the winter wonderland around you and breathe in the peaceful nature.

    Next up is a transfer to the magical Santa Claus Village. You’ll have time to do some souvenir shopping, send postcards from Santa’s main post office, and of course meet Santa Claus himself!

    Included is a ticket to Snowman World, a winter playground for all ages. Here you can experience spectacular snowy landscapes and marvel at ice sculptures. Try your skills on the ice slides and ice rink then relax at the ice bar under lots of warm layers.

    Return to the SnowHotel and spend the evening at your leisure. You could grab an early dinner at the Santa Claus Village or dine at the hotel restaurant tonight.

    Spend the night in a glass igloo.

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  • Day 3: DOG SLEDDING IN THE ARCTIC WILDERNESS

    This morning, you’ll join a guided dog sledding excursion. When you arrive at the husky farm you’ll hear the excited huskies waiting for their chance to run through the snow-covered forest trail. Following a brief lesson at the kennel, you’ll drive your own sleigh, pulled by a team of energetic huskies, through the woods and over the snowy plains. There will be 2 people sharing each sleigh, taking turns mushing.

    Then you have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure. Relax at the SnowHotel, visit the ice bar, or simply enjoy the nature views from your glass igloo.

    This evening you'll enjoy a 3-course dinner based on local specialities in the rustic Kota Restaurant. It’s modelled after a traditional Sámi structure for a cosy atmosphere. Before staying the night under the stars again, you could end the day with a traditional Finnish sauna session.

    Spend the night in a glass igloo.

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  • Day 4: DEPARTURE FROM LAPLAND

    Today is your last day in Finnish Lapland. After an adventurous winter getaway, a driver will take you back to Rovaniemi Airport in time for your departure flight.

    Please note a mandatory festive dinner at the Arctic SnowHotel will be added to your reservation if you are staying on 24 December. The rate is 119 euros per adult and 69 euros per child, including a traditional Finish Christmas Buffet and a visit from Santa Claus.

Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

We recommend adding your extra activities to the tour now for the best booking experience and to secure your spot, as activities are likely to sell out.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Glass Igloo

Take your visit to winter wonderland to the next level with a stay in one of the Arctic SnowHotel’s glass igloos.

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Tour Information

We recommend that you read carefully through the following section about travelling to Rovaniemi, Lapland. It includes some important information about what the tour includes, accommodation, and more about your thrilling activities.

Please note that this package is subject to availability. Please wait to book your flights until after we have confirmed your reservation. If the accommodation in Rovaniemi or at the glass igloo is fully booked on your preferred travel dates, your travel consultant will be in touch with information about the next available dates.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR MULTI-DAY TOURS
On a multi-day tour, Nordic Visitor books your accommodation and excursions for a self-guided travel experience. That means you’ll enjoy some free time to explore on your own as well as planned, guided day tours.

Each activity is run by a different tour operator, so you’ll get to meet a few local guides throughout your trip.

You can rest assured that Nordic Visitor only works with a small number of handpicked suppliers that meet our high standards. The activities you’ll participate in are all extremely well rated so you’re sure to have a memorable time.

During your tour, we’re with you every step of the way. Plus, you’ll always be able to reach us on your trip by calling our 24/7 helpline.

ACCOMMODATION
This package includes 3 nights in a glass igloo. Glass igloos are like normal hotel rooms, with a bathroom and shower, an electric kettle, slippers, toiletries, adjustable beds, a small fridge and Wi-Fi. The temperature inside is adjustable, so you can look out into the snowy landscape from a comfortable warm room.

The 360° glass roof offers wonderful views of the night sky, and there is an aurora alarm in each room, where you can be notified if the northern lights appear. Only the roof is glass, so you will still have the privacy of solid walls around you.

DECEMBER 24 – CHRISTMAS DINNER BUFFET
If you are staying in the glass igloo on 24 December, there is a compulsory buffet dinner with an added fee of 119 euros per adult and 69 euros per child. The price includes traditional Finnish Christmas buffet and a special visit from Santa Claus.

DOGSLEDDING TOUR
The dog sledding tour on this package is a 6-10-kilometre (4-6-mile) husky safari.

Each sleigh is shared by 2 people, meaning you’ll take turn sitting and mushing. When controlling the sleigh, you’ll need to stand, kick and sometimes run to assist the dogs, depending on the terrain.

Children will be travelling safely with the tour guide on a large sleigh.

SNOWMOBILE RIDE
Each snowmobile is shared by 2 guests taking turns driving. The driver of the snowmobile has to be at least 18 years old and hold a driver’s licence valid in Finland on the tour. You should be able to present your driving licence at the excursion as there may be checks during the snowmobile safari. Under Finnish law, you cannot drive a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol.

There is a height restriction for children. Children measuring under 140 centimetres (4.5 feet) will usually be seated in a sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children over 140 cm are allowed to sit on the snowmobile behind an adult.

FITNESS LEVEL AND ADVENTURE PACKAGES
You should have moderate to good physical fitness to take part comfortably in this tour. This is because packages set in the Arctic are considered adventure travel due to the specific conditions you’ll experience. Arctic travel can sometimes involve extreme weather conditions as well as vigorous activity and animals (like huskies and reindeer) on many excursions.

SAFETY AND WEATHER CONDITIONS
Please note that sightseeing and tours are dependent on weather and road conditions and might need to be altered if they are not favourable. If something unexpected occurs, you can call our 24-hour helpline to speak directly with Nordic Visitor staff.

As you’re visiting Lapland in winter, there will be snow and ice on the ground. This can sometimes make it difficult to walk. Please note that there are no luggage handling services available in Lapland. You must be able and prepared to carry your own luggage in snowy conditions.

NORTHERN LIGHTS & DAYLIGHT HOURS
The northern lights are a natural phenomenon, which means that sightings cannot be guaranteed. Evening excursions will operate according to the tour schedule, even in unfavourable viewing conditions. Your guide will do their utmost to determine the best possible location for sightings and make this an enjoyable experience for you.

Please be advised that because of its northerly location close to and inside the Arctic Circle, Lapland has limited daylight in winter. Usually you can expect daylight between 10 AM and 2 PM. The advantage of the snowy surroundings is that the light reflects off the snow making the days seem brighter.

TRAVELLING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
As it is a top family travel destination, generally our Lapland packages are child friendly. That said, many activities (e.g., snowmobile and dog sled tours) have an age limit of 4 years old.

On snowmobile excursions, height restrictions also apply. Children measuring under 140 centimetres (4.5 feet) will usually be seated in a sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children over 140 cm are allowed to sit on the snowmobile behind an adult, when paying the adult price.

TRAVELLING WHILE PREGNANT
If you are pregnant we do not recommend taking part in dog sledding and snowmobiling excursions due to safety concerns. Please let us know in advance and we can offer alternative options.

DEPOSIT PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION CHARGES
This tour requires a non-refundable deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking. You can view more about the deposit and cancellation fees here.

ADD-ONS & OPTIONAL UPGRADES
You can customise this tour online. During the booking process, you can add extra nights to your itinerary as well as optional day trips, excursions and upgrades. You are also welcome to combine this tour with any of our Scandinavian packages.

If you have something specific in mind, get in touch with your travel consultant and they’ll create your dream trip.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your tour package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by your own dedicated travel consultant. They will be your point of contact for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip.

We aim to complete bookings within a few weeks. During this time we take care of booking your accommodation, activities, and transport, confirming all parts of your journey. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip.

CARBON OFFSETTING YOUR TOUR
Nordic Visitor is working on offsetting the estimated carbon footprint of your package. We’ve partnered with an environmental fund in Iceland to carbon offset all our tours. Carbon offsetting your international flights is not included, but we highly recommend you look into possibilities with your airline or directly through a local environment fund.

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