Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival at Rovaniemi, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative and will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure exploring the town and Santa Claus Village at your own pace before the group re-assembles in the evening for a traditional Kota dinner (Finnish delicacies) in a Lappish hut, as an initial introduction to the local food and culture.

Note: one group transfer from the airport to the hotel is included in the price. Additional can be arranged at an extra cost.

Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel in Rovaniemi (4-star) or similar.

After breakfast, you will embark on a snowshoeing adventure in Vaattunki forest, hiking across the river for approx 2-3hours next to frozen lakes and surrounded by the winter Lappish landscape. On the way, you may enjoy local snacks and hot drinks to keep you warm.

Later, you will head towards Luosto (approx. a 1.5-hour drive), where you will check-in in premium, glass igloos. These igloo 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. Through the glass windows and ceiling, the landscape of Luosto unfolds like a new painting every single day.

After a brief relaxation, you will embark on a Sunset Snowmobile Safari: the best way to explore and experience the essence of Lappish nature. During this fun adventure, you will learn how to snowmobile along frozen swamps and through forests covered with snow, enjoying beautiful sunset views and hot beverages.

Important Note: A valid driver's license is required to drive the snowmobile. Each snowmobile will be shared between two (2) people who will alternate in the driver’s seat. If solo riding is preferred, additional supplements may apply. The solo ride is subject to availability at the time of booking.

Finally, in the evening, you will join a private car tour to hunt after the Northern Lights with the help of your experienced guide.

Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel in Luosto (4-star) or similar.
The Arctic View Premium Glass Igloo rooms are equipped with shower, WC, water boiler with coffee and tea, TV, aurora alarm phone, Wi-Fi and hairdryer. All other hotel facilities such as 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 from your premium glass igloo room.

In the morning, you will enjoy a wintertime safari with huskies. After a short transfer by car, you will arrive at a husky ranch, where the 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 an open fire and chat with the head musher about these amazing northern animals.

In the afternoon, you will go for relaxing Amethyst Spa. There, regardless of the weather, the temperature and ambience is always balmy, allowing you to refresh your body and mind. The bird-shaped multi-purpose pool’s gentle waves, water jet massage points, and the amethyst cave’s Jacuzzi bring the tropics to the Finnish Lapland.

At around 21:00, you will join a Northern Lights hunting expedition with snowshoes. The experienced guide will lead you safely to places where you will have high chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis, and, while waiting, he will share with you interesting facts about this phenomenon, as well about the nature and history of Lapland. While walking on the snow, you will experience how the milky light of the moon and stars cast their enchanting shadows through the snowfields. The activity includes helpful guiding, equipment and transportation.

Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel in Luosto (4-star) or similar.

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

Later, you will leave the charming glass igloos behind as you head back to Rovaniemi (approx. a 1.5-hour drive).

There, you will visit a local reindeer farm at Santa Village where you will learn about the life of reindeer herders and, afterwards, you will go for a short sleigh ride with the reindeer deep into the Lappish wilderness.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Arkticum museum, explore Rovaniemi and take some time to shop your souvenirs.

Finally, late in the evening, if the weather allows, you will embark on your last Northern Lights hunting expedition, this time with a car.

Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel in Rovaniemi (4-star) or similar.

Enjoy the day at leisure, relaxing, strolling and shopping, or engaging in some of the many activities available in the area (the cost of such activities is not included in the price).

For example, you may go on an Arctic Icebreaker Cruise. The Icebreaker Sampo is the world’s only A1 Super class passenger icebreaker. Sampo is one of the most known tourism attractions in Finland. The cruise on an icebreaker takes you to the frozen sea where the scenery is extraordinary. You can also walk on ice and swim by this mighty vessel in a survival suit.
Note: Seats on the Cruise are limited and get sold out quickly; bookings are subject to availability.

Other activities you may like to explore include Ice fishing, Horseback riding, Skating in Kotatieva Park, Ice floating etc.

Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel in Rovaniemi (4-star) or similar.

After breakfast, you can enjoy a short visit at the renowned Santa Claus Village, which, besides souvenir shopping, is the right place to meet the “real” Santa. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Rovaniemi airport for your flight back home.

Note: one group transfer from the hotel to the airport is included in the price. Additional can be arranged at an extra cost.