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Christmas in Lapland

Christmas in Lapland
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Christmas in Lapland
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CHRISTMAS IN ROVANIEMI PACKAGE 22.-26.12.2017
from 1339 euros/person/adult

Can you think of a better place to spend Christmas than Lapland and its capital Rovaniemi, the hometown of Santa Claus? Our full-service Christmas package includes everything you can dream of on Christmas; relaxation and good local food, peaceful and white surrounding plus a lot of our most-wanted winter activities such as snowmobiling, husky and reindeer sleigh rides, and of course a little chat with the Santa Claus just before his travel around the world! Let us take care of your Christmas plans so you may concentrate on the most valuable things; your friends and family.
Accommodation: hotels or cottages.

YOUR FAIRY PROGRAM IN LAPLAND
22nd December : WELCOME TO LAPLAND!
This is the arrival day to Lapland. Our guides meet you at the airport and take you to our safari house located in the city centre to get the thermal clothing for the whole stay in Rovaniemi. You will be provided with all the information concerning your stay. Later on you will be transferred to your accommodation (according to flight arrival overalls can be given the next day)
Duration: 15 min transfer
In evening half board dinner served in restaurant according accommodation
Do not forget to relax yourself by testing the sauna for a real Finnish experience! We wish you a first good night in Lapland!
Plus: In Lakituvat cottages, you will find a Christmas tree with a decoration box, create your own Christmas atmosphere in your cottage!

WEDNESDAY 23rd: MEET THE HUSKIES
Breakfast in restaurant according each accommodation
Our guide pick you up and we get ready for our first adventure
Thrill of speed – two hours husky safari
At the farm, you meet lovely and loud huskies and smaller puppies. You of course also enjoy an exciting speedy ride with huskies in the wintry forest. The dogs will take you for a 2 h ride in the white covered forest. After the husky ride the musher invite you indoors to tell you more stories about these strong racing dogs and about their life in the arctic conditions. In the meanwhile you may enjoy hot beverages and biscuits around the open fire.
Duration: 3 h30 (with transfers)
Includes: winter clothing, transfers, visit of the husky farm, 1,30 - 2h ride, hot juice, biscuits, guiding in English.
Clients are hosted by the musher of the farm.
We return to the city and free time for lunch. (Lunch not included in the package price)
Rest of the afternoon free time at your leisure. Return transfer to your accommodation in afternoon.
Dinner in restaurant according accommodation.
In the evening – snowmobile safari under the stars
By snowmobiles we will head along the forest trails to hidden Lappish teepee which is located in the middle of snowy winter forest. When we reach the Lappish teepee we will have a break with snacks and hot beverages around the open fire. Guide will tell you stories about the magical northern lights and if we are lucky you also might see dancing northern lights on the starry sky. With new arctic experiences we will start our snowmobiles and head back to city center. The safari is operated with 2 persons/snowmobile taking turns in driving. Children will be traveling in a sledge pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Possibility to have a single snowmobile with the supplement (69 €/ person extra ).
Duration: 3 hours
Departure: 20:00
Includes: winter clothing, snowmobile safari 2 persons/snowmobile, instructions, 20-30 km driving, fried sausages, hot drinks, guiding in English.
Supplement: when driving 1 person/ snowmobile
THURSDAY 24TH: SANTA AND HIS REINDEER
Breakfast in restaurant according each accommodation
Our guide pick you up and we get ready for our first adventure - snowmobile safari to reindeer farm and visit to Santa’s village
Come and discover the secrets of Santa Claus and his trusted helpers! We start the day by taking a car to the Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle. Meet Mr. Father Christmas himself and take your time to visit Santa’s Official Post Office where letters from all around the world arrive to get sorted. Do some shopping in the many village shops before enjoying a buffet lunch in one of the restaurants of the village. After lunch, we grab our helmets and head for the snowmobiles. After a short instruction in snowmobiling, we make our way to a local reindeer farm. Meet Santa’s trusted helpers – the reindeer, and try a short reindeer sleigh ride. Taking part in a special “Crossing of the Arctic Circle” ceremony highlights the magical day. Return back to the city by snowmobiles with many new experiences and stories to tell back home. Crossing the Arctic Circle Certificate is given to you as a gift at the end of the safari.
Duration: 6 hours
Departure: 09:30
Includes: winter clothing, snowmobile instructions and snowmobile safari 2 persons/ one snowmobile, driving approx. 20-30 km, visit to local reindeer farm, short reindeer sleigh ride and reindeer driving license, ceremony and Crossing of the Arctic Circle Certificate, hot drinks, visit to Santa’s Village by car, meeting with Santa Claus, lunch buffet and guiding in English
Supplement: 69 €/ person extra when driving 1 person/ snowmobile

CHRISTMAS EVE!
For Lakituvat clients
A festive dinner will be served in a restaurant and of course the highlight of the evening is the visit of Santa Claus himself! Evening includes: Festive Christmas buffet, visit of Santa.
For Rovaniemi chalet (earlier known as Ounasvaaran Pirtit)
Festive buffet dinner in the restaurant with the visit of Santa.
For Sokos hotel:
Christmas buffet dinner at the hotel
Christmas program on 24/12 at the hotel for children
Playroom for children, decoration of Christmas tree visit of Santa Claus and gift for children.
For Arctic Light Hotel:
Christmas festive buffet dinner in the restaurant.

FRIDAY 25TH: THE ARCTIC ANIMALS
Breakfast in restaurant according each accommodation
Day at the Ranua Wildlife Park
Ranua Wildlife Park lays deep in an Arctic forest an hour drive away from Rovaniemi. It hosts a home for approximately 200 arctic animals such as brown bears and polar bears, lynxes, foxes and numerous birds, wild boars and elks, just to mention few. Guided tour in the park followed by buffet lunch and visit to souvenir shops and Fazer candy store.
Duration: 5 hours
Departure: 10:00
Includes: winter clothing, transfers, entrance ticket, lunch buffet, guide and guided tour in English.
In evening half board dinner served in restaurant according accommodation

SATURDAY 26TH : BYE BYE LAPLAND!
Breakfast in restaurant according each accommodation
Check out. Transfer to Rovaniemi airport.

CHRISTMAS IN ROVANIEMI PACKAGE AND ACCOMMODATION CHOICES

OUNASVAARAN LAKITUVAT
Package prices include:
Airport transfers, accommodation in cottage Ounasvaara Lakituvat, programs as mentioned. Bed linen and final cleaning. 4 dinners with Christmas buffet on 24th, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches. Clients get overalls the first day of excursion and get rid of them the last day of excursion. According to schedule clients can also get overalls on arrival day after airport transfer. Lunch not included on 23/12.
In each cottages there will be a Christmas tree with a decoration box, so customers can decorate the tree and make their own Christmas atmosphere!
Facilities
Luxuriously equipped 67 m² (721 ft², 80 yd²)
2 bedrooms with two beds, 1 loft with 2 beds. Possibility for 2 extra bed adult or child.
Fully equipped kitchen, living room, and sauna, washing machine.
2 bathrooms both downstairs and upstairs
TV, Radio with CD player, Sony Play Station 2 and fast internet access are located in every cabin. Firewood for the fireplace is always available.
Plus:
Perfect accommodation for family holiday or group of friends. Safe for children. Surrounded by nature and peaceful. High quality accommodation, spacious cottage. Only 3 km from the city center. Typical accommodation to experience Lapland. Easy access to the city by walking path. Restaurant Sky Hotel available near by the cottage for dinners (100 m). Close to sport and entertainment center Santa’s sport institute (300 m). Direct access to cross country skiing tracks. Children can safely play in the snow on their free time!
Minus:
No bus connection but clients have chance to be in the center after their activities,
No Wi-Fi but only cable internet. Possibility to take taxi: one way around 15 euro to reach the center.
Closest supermarket around 1 km from the cabins.
No reception but assistance services by phone.
Tips: In the evening, you can go on the panoramic terrace of Sky Hotel to observe the auroras!
minimum of 3 persons/apartment.
Smaller groups by request. Maximum capacity 6 persons/cabin. 2 extra bed possible.
Children of 0-3 years old are FREE OF CHARGE when sleeping with parents.
Extra nights in Ounasvaara Lakituvat on request

ROVANIEMI CHALET HOTEL
Package prices include:
Airport transfers, accommodation in cottage Ounasvaaran Pirtit, program as mentioned. Bed linen and final cleaning. 4 dinners (with a Christmas dinner on 24th), 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches. Clients get overalls the first day of excursion and get rid of them the last day of excursion. According to schedule clients can also get overalls on arrival day after airport transfer.
Lunch not included on 23/12
Facilities
Standard Cottage 2 persons: 28m2
1 main room with 2 beds, a sofa, one table, a kitchenette (micro-wave, fridge, crockery)
1 mezzanine loft with extra bed for 2 persons (adult or child)
Sauna, shower, toilets, terrace
WiFi free in each cottage, TV and phone
Superior Cottage 4 persons 34m2 and 10m2 on second floor
1 main room with living room, a sofa, one table, fully equipped kitchen (micro-wave, fridge, crockery)
2 double rooms (1 downstairs, 1 upstairs)
Extra bed possible for 2 persons (sofa), Sauna, shower, toilets, terrace
WiFi free in each cottage, TV and phone
Plus:
Village of cottages, nice accommodation for families. Safe place. Near by the river. Reception and restaurant 150 m from the cottages.
Minus:
No bus connection but clients have chance to be in the center after their activities. Possibility to take taxi: one way around 15 € to reach the center.
Tip:
The cottages are located very close the ski resort, so you can easily access there by feet on your free time.
minimum 2 persons/chalet
Children of 0-3 years old are FREE OF CHARGE when sleeping with parents.
Extra nights in Standard cottage on request

SOKOS HOTEL VAAKUNA
Sokos Hotel Vaakuna located just next to Safartica’s Office. Saunas in the basement are open in the evenings for the hotel guests. In the same building there are à la carte restaurant Fransmanni, tex mex restaurant Amarillo and a popular nightclub Doris. Sokos Hotel Vaakuna has a great price-quality level! Free WiFi in all rooms, All rooms are with twin beds, The extra bed is made out from the sofa and the width is 120 cm, so max 1 adult or 2 children in extra beds/room. Use of sauna included.
Package price includes:
Airport transfers, accommodation in hotel, program as mentioned. 4 dinners (with a Christmas dinner on 24th), 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, use of sauna during public hours for hotel guests. Program in the hotel on 24.12. includes: playroom for children, decoration of Christmas tree, visit of Santa Claus and the gift for children. Clients get overalls the first day of excursion and get rid of them the last day of excursion. According to schedule clients can also get overalls on arrival day after airport transfer.
Lunch not included on 23/12
Plus: All rooms renovated in 2014-2015, good price quality ration, well located, friendly staff
Minus: no connecting room
Children of 0-3 years old are FREE OF CHARGE when sleeping with parents.
Extra nights on request

ARCTIC LIGHT HOTEL
The Arctic Light Hotel is a brand new contemporary boutique hotel situated just next to Safartica’s office. This urban Arctic hideaway will offer a unique combination of Lappish heritage and the ultimate contemporary style. The Arctic Light Hotel will be the essence of supreme comfort and be appreciated for offering a personalized stay on the Arctic Circle.
Magic rooms: About 26 m2. Queen Size bed or twin beds. 1-2 extra beds available.
Arctic rooms: About 36 m2. King Size bed, 1-3 extra beds available. Some of the rooms with private Sauna.
Polar rooms: About 43 m2. King Size bed, 1-3 extra beds available. Equipped with kitchenette, PlayStation. Some of the rooms with private Sauna. Best choice for families!
All rooms have air conditioning, exclusive bed linen, bathrobes and slippers, TV, In Room entertainment, IPod docking station, bathroom with walk in rain -shower, minibar, built in safe, Nespresso coffee machine and free Wi-Fi
Package price includes:
Airport transfers, accommodation in hotel Arctic Light, program as mentioned. 4 dinners (with a Christmas dinner on 24th), 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, use of sauna during public hours for hotel guests. Clients get overalls the first day of excursion and get rid of them the last day of excursion. According to schedule clients can also get overalls on arrival day after airport transfer.
Lunch not included on 23/12
Plus: Brand new hotel, large size rooms, ideal for families, well located
Children of 0-3 years old are FREE OF CHARGE when sleeping with parents.
Extra nights on request

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