Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

21st February, 2020
  • Arrival at Rovaniemi / Transfer to Luosto (D)

    Upon your arrival at Rovaniemi, you will be welcomed at the airport by a Rahhalah representative, and you will be transferred to your hotel in Luosto (driving time: 1.5 hours through the snowy landscape).

    Please note that there will be 2 group-transfers upon arrival (one in the morning and the second in the afternoon): you can choose the most convenient one depending on your flight timings.

    Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, until the group re-assembles in the evening for a welcome dinner at the hotel.

    Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel Aurora, standard rooms with sauna & fireplace.
    Santa’s Hotel Aurora is in the heart of Luosto Village and combines the enchanting ambience of a fell cottage with the high-quality services of traditional hotel accommodations. It is in the immediate vicinity with all facilities and events, while it also offers modern and well-equipped 'Arctic View' rooms with a glass ceiling and glass walls.

Day 02

22nd February 2020
  • Reindeer herding / Northern Lights hunting on snowshoes (B, L, D)

    After a hearty breakfast, you will head towards a local reindeer farm where you will learn about the life of reindeer herders, enjoying, in the end, a short sleigh ride with the reindeer.

    Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the little town at your own pace, indulging in the facilities of the hotel, or resting, as, after dinner, you will join a Northern Lights search expedition with snowshoes. An experienced guide will lead you safely to places where you will have high chances of seeing the Northern Lights, and, while waiting, he will share with you interesting facts about this phenomenon, including the nature and history of Lapland. The activity includes helpful guiding, equipment and transportation.

    Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel Aurora, standard rooms with Sauna & fireplace.

Day 03

23rd February 2020
  • Cross-country skiing / Arctic Sky and Nature Trail (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, you will be introduced to the basics of traditional cross-country skiing (including helpful instructions and equipment), and you will have the chance to implement this newly acquired knowledge to explore the mysterious forests of Luosto.

    You will return to the hotel for lunch and a relaxing afternoon before dinner, as the night will be, once again, full of activity.
    After dinner, you will join the Arctic Sky and Nature Trail Program. The magnificent northern sky and the serene landscape of Lapland will become familiar to you during this fascinating 2,8 km walk around the picturesque lake Ahvenlampi and its ancient pine forest. Northern Lights may surprise you, and you will learn how to take excellent photos of them.

    Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel Aurora, standard rooms with Sauna & fireplace.

Day 04

24th February, 2020
  • Snowmobiling / Northern Lights hunting by car (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, you will move to the Arctic Glass rooms from where you will be able to emerge even deeper into the landscape of the country.

    Note that the Arctic rooms can be used all year round. In the winter, they allow the visitor to get closer to the polar nights and the Aurora Borealis. The unique midsummer sun and the nightless nights of the summer offer a different perspective of the Lappish nature. In autumn and spring, one can observe the behavior of the animals as they prepare for the new season. Through the glass windows and ceiling, the landscape of Luosto unfolds like a new painting every single day.
    Arctic View Glass rooms are equipped with shower, WC, water boiler with coffee and tea, TV, aurora alarm phone, Wi-Fi and hairdryer. Rooms can be fitted with one extra bed. All other hotel facilities such as the reception, the breakfast room, the lobby bar and the restaurant in the main building of Santa's Hotel Aurora are only a few steps away.

    After you briefly enjoy your new quarters, prepare for a snowmobile safari: the best way to get to the heart of the Lappish nature. During this fun activity, you will learn how to use the snowmobile on frozen swamps and snow-covered forests, and you will travel surrounded by landscapes of otherworldly beauty. A break with hot beverages will keep you warm and cozy.
    Note: A valid driver´s license is required to drive the snowmobile.

    After dinner at the hotel, you will embark once again on a Northern Lights hunting expedition, this time on a car so that you maximize the chances of locating this spectacular phenomenon. Your expert guides will drive you to the places where, most probably, your efforts will be rewarded, turning the evening into a wonderful adventure under the Lappish sky.

    Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel Aurora, Arctic glass igloo room.

Day 05

25th February 2020
  • Husky Safari and Day at leisure (B, L, D)

    This morning, you will embark on another unique adventure: a wintertime safari with husky teams.
    After a short transfer by car, you will arrive at the husky ranch, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. Before departing on the 10 km safari, you will be given instructions on how to navigate the sleds, which you will ride in pairs. Upon your return to the farm, you will enjoy some hot berry juice by the fire and chat with the head musher about these amazing northern animals.

    Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing or engaging in some of the available optional activities like a visit to Amethyst mine etc.

    Optional activities can be arranged at extra cost.

    In the evening, you will re-assemble for a farewell dinner at the hotel.

    Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel Aurora, Arctic glass igloo room.

Day 06

26th February, 2020
  • Santa Claus Village / Departure from Rovaniemi (B)

    After breakfast, you will return to Rovaniemi, where you enjoy a 2-hour visit at the renowned Santa Claus Village, which, besides souvenir shopping, is the right place to meet the “real” Santa.

    Please note that there will be 2 group-transfers to the airport (one in the morning and the second in the afternoon): you may choose depending on your flight details.