Christmas Rovaniemi

23rd-27th December 2019

Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is the official home of Santa Claus.  Live and love this time of the year in a winter wonderland escape. Try out all the fun adventures made possible by the Finish Lapland climate, from reindeers to snowmobile to huskies.  Take a deep breath of fresh air and enjoy traditional finish hospitality, and hopefully the lady Aurora will appear.

23rd December:  Arrival in Rovaniemi

Arrive in Rovaniemi and transfer from the airport to your magical escape. The Arctic circle lodge is located in the beautiful wilderness area, only a 12 minute drive from Santa Claus village and 20 minutes from the city Centre. En-route, you will stop by the Wild Nordic office to pick up your thermal clothing set (overall, boots, woolen socks, gloves and a scarf if needed) You will be close to the Raudanjoki river and surrounded by lush forests and fresh air. Your home for the next four nights will be in the panorama huts, inspired by natures building materials.

Dinner and overnight

Accommodation at the Panorama design huts 

24th December:  Husky Safari to the arctic circle forest  

Breakfast is served in the restaurant. After breakfast get excited to meet your new furry friends.  Depart mid-morning, first stop is the husky farm. After greeting these amazing animals, you are given safety instructions before you set off into the forest.  The husky tour will be approximately 8-10km and is conducted with 2 persons per sleigh.

Lunch, a traditional salmon soup is served at the husky farm.

Return back to the lodge by early afternoon and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.  Should you be ready for more adventures, please let us know and we can assist in filling your afternoon with some extra activities (extra excursions not included and offered at a supplementary cost).  You can also opt to make use of the complimentary forest ski’s or snow shoes – a great way to discover your snow surroundings.

Tonight a festive dinner is served in the lodge

Overnight in the panorama design huts

25th December:  Reindeers and Santa   

Enjoy breakfast at the Arctic circle wilderness lodge. Mid- morning, its time for a reindeer excursion. The reindeer sled ride is approximately 3km, about 45 minutes long.  There is a small reindeer farm at the lodge, and here you will get to meet these animals up close.

Lunch is served at the lodge

This afternoon, a special man is waiting to meet each family. Enjoy your very own private meeting with Mr Claus himself.

Festive dinner at the lodge and overnight.

26th December:  Santa’s village and Snowmobiles

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge.  Mid-morning transfer to Santa’s Village. Free time in the village to explore the post office, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants. Mid-afternoon, get ready for a new adventure. A snowmobile excursion. Two persons per snowmobile and head off into the arctic forest. The duration of the excursion is 2 hours. Return back to the lodge and enjoy your evening.

Dinner and overnight

27th December:  Departure from Rovaniemi

Breakfast and it’s soon time to say goodbye to this magical country and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.