Arrival to Rovaniemi in central Lapland where Santa's representatives will be waiting to welcome you and escort you by coach to your accommodation. Shortly after arriving in resort, you will be fitted with your complimentary thermal suits and boots. There will be time to explore your snowy surroundings, build snowmen, find a toboggan and throw those mandatory snowballs. First highlight is to cross the Arctic Circle and get certificate.
In the evening a three course dinner is served in the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast it is time to experience around Santa Claus Village, beautifully Christmas lighted central square area and Santa Claus Main Post Office example.
Right after midday, at 12:30 we will have departure for reindeer sleigh ride and husky dog sleigh ride. We will be moved approx. 7 km north to Raitola reindeer & huskies. There we have 3 km reindeer sleigh ride in the snowy forest and some speed and fun with 5 km Husky sleigh ride in the wilderness forest.
After rides we will have transfer back to the Santa Claus Village. Today lunch at our own time, you need to take immediately after arriving back to Santa Claus Village OR before departure to Raitola, example 11:30.
Later in the evening we have a highlight for this day, Santa Claus comes to meet you privately in your cottage, like a traditional Finish Christmas eve celebration. Santa will give a little present to everyone.
After Santa`s visit you have 3 course dinner at restaurant.
After breakfast it’s time for a day trip to fabulous arctic animal wildlife park, Ranua Zoo.
Ranua Zoo, wildlife park
If encountering a bear roaming free in nature doesn’t sound tempting, Ranua Wildlife Park is the right place for seeing arctic animals. Located approximately an hour’s drive away, RanuaZoo is home to around 50 species of wild arctic animals and 200 animal specimens.All animals live in an environment that is as natural and arctic as possible, which guarantees that the animals feel at home. RanuaZoo is open every day of the year, and the changing of the seasons create a unique perspective to the dwellers of the arctic wildlife park.
Afternoon is free, and you can go and visit Rovaniemi city where there are lots of shopping possibilities and interesting places to visit, like Arktikum and Pilke exhibitions. Dinner at the restaurant.
After dinner we will have a true highlight of the final evening…
Northern Light search by minibuss and short walk
Night tour to snowy forest under the moonlight and stars of the northern sky (and a headlight, for security’s sake). If we are lucky with the weather and the aurora, we will be able to see this mesmerizing natural phenomenon, Northern Lights, which leave people from all over the world speechless.
As we return to the village, it’s time to enjoy your own private sauna at your cottage and relax.
Breakfast and goodbye to Arctic Circle and Santa Claus, transfer to airport.