Winter tours to Lapland
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Husky
Tour with dog sleigh is a wonderful experience. Speed along the snowy tracks pulled by 4-8 husky dogs and enjoy the unique Arctic landscape. Listen to the sound of sledges gliding across the snow, admire the strength of the amazing husky dogs.
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Northern Lights
Aurora borealis begins high in the Earth’s atmosphere, at altitudes 100-400 km, when charged particles from the Sun become trapped in the Earth's magnetic field. In Northern Lapland the lights shine about every other clear night between September and March.
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Santa Claus
Everyone knows Santa – the one and only – comes from Finland. What some people don’t know, however, is that it is possible to meet him in person all year round.
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Rovaniemi
The official hometown of Santa Claus. The Capital of Lapland on Arctic circle. Rovaniemi also is an urban city surrounded by arctic nature, where Lappish culture and a wide range of activities meet.
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Winter Tours to Lapland

Family activities in Rovaniemi 5 days, private, basic

  • 5 days
  • Easy
  • Full day
  • 2+
  • Private
  • Rovaniemi
  • Description
  • Itinerary
  • Meeting points
  • Pick-up
  • Planning trip to Rovaniemi in Lapland and don't know how to set different activities thru your days? Have a look at this idea - we have planned this for your already. 

    This is the set of 6 activities for families with small kids. Tours are not very active and suitable for small kids. Thou all tours are private, they are of a basic level of pricing. See more details and descriptions in Itinerary.

    Following activities included:

    • Excursion to Santa Claus Village
    • Visit to reindeer farm and reindeer safari 30 min with salmon soup lunch
    • Visit to Arctic Snow Hotel & Castle with dinner in Ice restaurant
    • Visit to husky kennel and musher-driven safari 5 km
    • Northern Lights check by car
    • Trip to Arctic Zoo Ranua with lunch

    What's included

    • Round transportation from/to Rovaniemi airport on standard car (1-3 persons) or minivan (4-7 persons)
    • Activities and service listed at the itinerary

    Not included

    • Accommodation
    • Meet & Greet at Rovaniemi airport (bookable on next step)
    • Warm winter clothing rental (bookable on next step)
    • Child seat / Booster (bookable on next step)
    • Meals except included to the activities
    • Travel expenses to Finland

    Important remarks

    Please ask us for a separate quotation if your family size is not given or you need to modify the program

    Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 2 days or less before the event
    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 14 days or less before the event
    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 90 days or less before the event
  • Santa's Hotel Santa Claus

    FI,Rovaniemi,Korkalonkatu 29

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  • Day 1

    Arrival to Rovaniemi airport. Transfer to the hotel.

    EXCURSION TO SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE (2-3h)

    After a short 10-minute transfer you will arrive to the Santa Claus Village.

    First, our guide will give you a short presentation of the Village. You will learn a bit of its history, which started with the first celebrity visitor in 1950. You will cross the official Arctic Circle line on your way to the entrance door to the Santa Claus office and receive your personal Diploma for crossing the Arctic Circle. 

    To meet Santa in his office, you will have to pass along the Magic Path. Meeting Santa Claus is a dream-come-true for most of the visitors of Lapland, and in high season there can be a long queue to his office, but on our excursion, we will use a pre-booked slot, which might shorten the waiting time. Finally, you will have a meeting with Santa - the biggest attraction in Lapland, you will also visit the Official Santa Claus Post office, which receives thousands of letters from children and adults from all over the world. Here you can send a postcard to your friends and family with the official Santa Post Office stamp and order a letter from Santa to your beloved ones for the next Christmas. Here we will have some free time, you can visit numerous Finnish design and souvenir shops in the village or grab a bite to eat or drink. 

    Included:

    • Guiding
    • Regular entrance to Santa Claus office
    • Personal Diploma of crossing the Arctic Circle

    Not included:

    • Meals, drinks
    • Photos & videos with Santa Claus in his office (except for VIP visit option – see details below)
    • Warm winter clothing

    Day 2

    VISIT TO REINDEER FARM AND REINDEER SAFARI 30 MIN WITH LUNCH (2-2.5 h)

    For this excursion we are using 2 reindeer farms, located within 15-20 min drive from Rovaniemi city center. Both places have been traditionally owned by Lappish families who have been practicing reindeer husbandry for at least six generations. One lies on the bank of a river, another one on a lake, both are surrounded by taiga forest.
    From the early morning the reindeer herder starts to prepare for the safari - harnesses the reindeer and sleds, puts out extra warm reindeer skins for the passengers, makes fresh tea and coffee, and bakes fresh sweet buns.
    You will go on a 30 min safari on reindeer sleighs through the beautiful winter forest at a relaxed pace.
    After the ride you will be able to take pictures with the reindeers and feed them with their favorite food – reindeer lichen – a fascinating symbiotic blend of fungus and algae that grows within the arctic circle, the reindeer eat it as if it’s candy!
    After that, make your way to a warm cafe with an open fireplace for a cup of hot tea or coffee and a home-made pastry we think tastes especially good. 

    Included:

    • Guiding
    • Hot drink (berry juice/coffee/tea)
    • Home-made pastry/cookies
    • Salmon soup with bread/butter

    Not included:

    • Warm winter clothing 

    VISIT TO SNOW HOTEL & CASTLE WITH DINNER IN ICE RESTAURANT (3h)

    After taking a 25-minute transfer, you arrive to Arctic Snow Hotel & Castle. Before dinner, the guide will tell you about the construction, operation and special features of the SnowHotel during the memorable guided tour through beautiful rooms of the hotel and Arctic specialties, such as the Snow Sauna. At the end of the tour, there is a possibility to buy a drink served in a glass made of solid ice at the Ice Bar.

    The Ice Restaurant built of snow and ice provides a unique setting for an unforgettable dinner; serving up hot Lappish delicacies savored around ice tables. Culinary enjoyment commences with a rich soup served with fresh French bread and is finished off with the delicious Snow Hotel’s soft chocolate delight, which in keeping with the theme, is served on a magnificent ice platter. 

    STARTER:

    • Velvety mushroom soup with truffle oil (LF, GF)

    MAIN COURSE OPTIONS (please choose one):

    • Mouth-watering roast elk served with cauliflower purée, roasted root vegetables and cranberry-game sauce (LF, GF)
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    • Braised Arctic Ocean salmon served with citrus-dill potato purée, roasted root vegetables and white wine tomato sauce (LF, GF)
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    • Glazed chicken breast with curry-apple sauce, fried barley and vegetables (LF)
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    • Minced vegetable steak with fried barley and lentil stew (LF, also vegan option available) 

    DESSERT:

    • Snow Hotel’s soft chocolate delight

    Included:

    • Guided tour and entrance to the Snow Hotel & Castle
    • Dinner in ice restaurant

    Not included:

    • Warm winter clothing
    • Snacks
    • Alcoholic and any other drinks in the ice bar or in a warm café

    Day 3

    VISIT TO HUSKY KENNEL AND MUSHER-DRIVEN SAFARI 5 KM (2h)

    As we drive to the kennel from Rovaniemi, our guide will give a short presentation about huskies with some interesting facts. You will visit a small local husky kennel located on the bank of Ounasjoki river. The family owning the kennel pride themselves on offering a truly sustainable experience for guests; it reflects their lifestyle and is much more than a business.
    After a short security briefing you will hop into a musher-driven sleigh, which can take 2 adults and a child. Just sit back to enjoy a thrilling husky ride! The musher will stand behind you on the runners and you will get a feeling that dogs are pulling you at their own discretion.
    After the ride, you will have a chance to take some photos with the dogs, and finally go inside a warm Laplander’s hut where you can enjoy a warm drink with cookies by the open fire.
    The standard route is 5 km and it goes through a beautiful winter forest.

    Included:

    • Guiding
    • Gingerbread cookies and traditional Finnish hot berry juice or coffee 

    Not included:

    • Warm winter clothing 

    NORTHERN LIGHT CHECK BY CAR (2,5-3h)

    Join us in search of the northern lights, the great natural phenomenon of the Arctic circle!
    During the tour we visit the best possible locations for this experience to take place. We’ll drive out from the city and light pollution for about 30 minutes, depending on weather conditions. If we are lucky, you can see the lights already on the way. Take your camera and tripod and try to catch those beautiful colors.
    The appearance of the lights is not guaranteed but they are often visible in the evening when the sky is clear. Even without the lights, the arctic starry sky is beautiful. You will always need some luck to see the lights as it is always unpredictable, great surprises can and do happen!
    At some point you can warm up around a bonfire, have some warm berry juice, ginger cookies and grill a traditional Finnish makkara sausage.

    Included:

    • Guiding throughout the whole program
    • Warm drink (berry juice / coffee), sausage grilling at the bonfire, gingerbread cookies
    • Photo session

    Not included:

    • Warm winter clothing 

    Day 4

    TRIP TO ARCTIC ZOO RANUA WITH LUNCH (5h)

    Ranua Wildlife Park, one of the main highlights of Lapland, offers an opportunity to observe arctic animals throughout the year in an as authentic environment for the animals as possible. Ranua Wildlife Park is open every day of the year, and the changing seasons bring their own additional dimension to the life in the park. The park animals consist of approximately 200 animals across 50 different species all of which can be found in the wild.
    A comfortable guided transfer from Rovaniemi to Ranua will take about an hour. Our guide will be accompanying you during the whole trip and share with you some interesting information about Finland and Lapland along the way. Upon arrival, you will have a guided tour around the park, the local zookeeper will bring some food and feed the animals along the way. You will have approximately 2 hours in the park. When finished, you will have a tasty lunch in the main restaurant. You can also visit a souvenir shop and “Fazer” chocolate factory store which boasts an endless supply of their chocolate products. 

    Included:

    • Guiding
    • Entrance to zoo
    • Lunch in the main restaurant of the zoo
    • Local guide in the zoo
    • Animal feeding experience

    Day 5

    Departure to Rovaniemi airport

  • Santa Claus Holiday Village, Rovaniemi

    FI, Tahtikuja 2, 96930 Rovaniemi

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    Santa Claus Hotel, Rovaniemi

    FI, Korkalonkatu 29, 96200 Rovaniemi

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