Itinerary Details

Arriving at Rovaniemi, you will be picked up from the airport and taken directly to your hotel in Luosto. The drive will take approximately 1h30min through the snowy landscape. Please note that we will arrange 2 group-transfers upon arrival (one in the morning and the second in the afternoon) – you can choose depending on your flight arrival time. Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel Aurora, standard rooms with 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 any traditional hotel accommodation. 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.
After breakfast, we pick up our rental winter cloths to start our adventure for next days. After a brisk snowmobile ride, you will arrive at a husky ranch, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. Experience a thrilling 4km ride in a sled pulled by a team of huskies! Upon your return to the farm, you will enjoy some hot beverages by an open fire and chat with the head musher about these amazing northern animals. In evening, you will join a Northern Lights search tour with Snowshoes. Capture the true feeling of a winter night in the northern woods! Your guide will take you to learn the wintry way of travelling with snowshoes. While walking on snow, you will experience how the milky light of the moon and stars cast their enchanting shadows through the snowfields. Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel Aurora, standard rooms with fireplace
After breakfast, you will head towards Kemi (Approx. drive 3 hours). Kemi is a town on Bothnian Bay in Lapland, Finland. It’s known for the massive Sampo icebreaker, a giant ship built to ply the Arctic waters. At Kemi’s harbor is the SnowCastle, a seasonal carved-ice complex. After reaching over there you will visit to SnowCastle and have The SnowExperience365 You will step into a winter wonderland. Walk on the snowy floors and admire the amazing ice sculptures in this fairy-tale-like attraction. Have fun in the ice slide, sit by the ice tables in a restaurant built entirely from ice. Later you enjoy Seasonal Buffet lunch in Seaview Restaurant Lumihiutale. After lunch you will go for amazing Icebreaker Sampo cruising & snowmobile ride on Lapland sea. Sea Lapland is one of the few extraordinary places where the sea completely freezes over in the winter. Enjoy an unforgettable sea, snow and ice adventure on a cruise over the frozen Gulf of Bothnia. Let the magical moments in arctic nature blow you away. Take it easy and enjoy the ride through the icy waters. Feel the arctic freedom on the deck or relax in the warm indoors sipping hot beverages in Icebreaker Bar. Before returning to the port, the ship will make a one-hour stop to enable each visitor to participate in the ice floating event, comfortably dressed in survival suits. The crew gives a presentation of the ship, you can wander around the vessel and get to know all the nooks and crannies all the way from the Captain’s bridge to the engine rooms. Here you finish your exciting day and return back to your hotel in Luosto. Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel Aurora, standard rooms with fireplace
After breakfast, you will pack your belongings, as you will move to the Arctic Glass rooms from where you will be able to emerge even deeper into the landscape of the country. 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. 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 Arctic View room. Later you drive towards Rovaniemi (approx. drive 2 hours) to visit at the renowned Santa Claus Village, which, besides souvenir shopping, is the right place to meet the “real” Santa and Christmas feeling all round year! Where you will also get Crossing certificate. In addition to visiting Santa Claus village you will visit Arktikum museum and some sightseeing. The Arktikum in Rovaniemi provides a unique insight into the way of life, culture and history of the North. It is a museum, science centre, conference house as well as an architectural sight in its own right. In the museum’s permanent exhibition you will find out about the life and mythology of arctic areas. By evening you will drive back (approx. drive 2-3hours) to enjoy DINNER AT WILDERNESS KOTA. Experience a traditional kota dinner by the open fire! Your evening starts with an easy guided walk to the atmospheric forest kota, a traditional Lappish wooden building, where a delicious 3-course dinner awaits you. Relax by the open fire and enjoy the classic flavours of Lapland! SAMPLE MENU: Forest mushroom soup Salmon cooked by the fire Coffee / tea with pancakes and berry jam Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel Aurora, Arctic glass igloo room
After breakfast at the hotel, Today, you will visit a local reindeer farm where you will go for a short sleigh ride with the reindeer.This safari takes you deep into the Lappish wilderness, where you’ll learn facts about traditional reindeer husbandry from a genuine reindeer herder. Relax by enjoying a hot cup of coffee around a campfire and learn about the intriguing life of reindeer and their herders. Later in day you will travel to Amethyst mine with special snow vehicle, Amethyst Pendolino. On the top of Lampivaara hill you can admire maybe the most beautiful landscape of the area. At the mine you will be invited into a warm wooden house and warm berry juice will be served upon arrival. Rest of day at your own leisure. Accommodation: Santa’s Hotel Aurora, Arctic glass igloo room
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred back to Rovaniemi airport for your international flight back to home! Please note that there will be 2 group-transfers to the airport (timing will be advised in due course) – you can choose depending on your flight departure time.