Cross border: Aurora Express – from Tromsø via Jukkasjärvi to Rovaniemi

Guaranteed departure with tour leader ( max. 15 pax)

NORWAY – Tromsø, SWEDEN – Jukkasjärvi & FINLAND – Rovaniemi

04th – 10th February 2020

04th February: Arrival in Tromsø

Arrival in Tromsø, the Arctic Capital. An airport bus ticket is included for your short transfer to the centrally located hotel. Arrival and check in.

Meet for dinner tonight, and get to know the rest of the group and your Haman tour leader.

Overnight at the Quality Saga hotel

05th February: Reindeer Camp with dinner and lights

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Today you have the time to explore this interesting Arctic city. Tromsø and surroundings are considered to be one of the best places to view the Aurora borealis. During the last ten years, Tromsø has undergone a huge change and is now a major tourist magnet particularly in the winter months. If you wish to pre book a day excursion, please let us know and we can assist (supplementary charge), alternatively the tour leader will be happy to assist with top highlights in the city. Lunch at own expense.

This evening, depart on an excursions offering insight into the Sami culture and meeting the Arctic reindeer. Travel out into the wilderness and walk among 300 reindeer (with the opportunity to feed them too). Afterwards, enter a candlelit Gamme to enjoy a relaxed three-course meal followed by the sounds of joiking (songs), Sami history and stories. On a clear night, you might be lucky enough to catch the majestic northern lights. Return back to the hotel.

Overnight at the Quality Saga hotel

06th February: Norwegian charm & Northern lights chase

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Today at leisure, as mentioned daytime excursions are available at a supplementary charge and we will be happy to pre book this for you. Lunch at own expense.
Dinner is served at the hotel, before we depart on arguably one of the best experiences in Tromsø, enjoy a six hour private excursion in search of the Northern lights, a special twist of Norwegian charm is included.

Return back to the hotel and overnight.

07th February: Tromsø to Ice hotel

Breakfast is served at the ice hotel. After breakfast you will be transferred by coach from Tromsø to Narvik. This route has been nicknamed the ‘Arctic route’.

Arrival in Narvik, and board your local train as you leave Norway and head to Sweden – This train journey is dramatic and will leave you breathless as you travel between the two countries. (journey time approximately three and a half hours). You will have the possibility to buy something to eat and drink before your train journey to Kiruna.

From Kiruna a short transfer to the ice hotel, before checking in. Admire your surroundings and impressive Ice hotel. Accommodation in the Kaamos rooms, however if you are feeling adventurous, and would like to experience a night in the ice hotel – please let us know and we can assist with your request (supplementary charge).

Dinner and overnight

08th February: Ice hotel to Rovaniemi

Breakfast is served at the Ice hotel. Soon it is time to say good-bye to Sweden and you head South to Finland. The journey by coach takes approximately five hours. It will also be possible to buy something to eat and drink (own expense) during one of the stops.

Arrival in Rovaniemi, Finland, at the Arctic Circle wilderness lodge. 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 two nights will be in the panorama huts, inspired by natures building materials.

Dinner and overnight in the panorama design huts

09th February: Santa & Northern lights E-snowmobile

Breakfast is served in the lodge. Everyone knows that Rovaniemi is home to Santa Claus, and today you have the possibility to meet him yourself. Mid morning transfer to Santa Claus village and time at leisure. We have allocated three hours in the village – there are many things to do and much to see.

We recommend lunch at the village (at your own expense).
Return back to the Arctic Circle lodge and evening at leisure. After dinner, a special treat awaits. Get dressed and rearing to go, as you experience an electric Northern lights snowmobile. The electric snowmobile is an innovative new way to experience the Arctic without disturbing the silent peace and wintery nature, a sustainable way of experiencing the Lappish nature! (Excursions is 3 hours)

Return back to the Arctic Circle lodge and overnight

10th February: Departure

Breakfast is served at the hotel.

A transfer to Rovaniemi airport is included and scheduled according to your onward travel plans.
We hope that you have enjoyed this tour and that it has left you with positive memories of Scandinavia, and a truly magical experience of Lapland.