Arrival to Rovaniemi, the capital of the Finnish Lapland. Lapland is as close as reality gets to those who dream of a winter wonderland. Contrasts are a key factor in the allure of Lapland where 24-hour sunlight in the summer replaces the dark winter days. The hustle and bustle of towns and ski resorts is just minutes away from the peace and quiet of the wild wilderness. Find your way to a hotel (Private transfer can be pre-booked in advance). Dinner under own arrangements.
Day 02 – SANTA’S VILLAGE & THE REINDEER SLED RIDE (B/-/-)
Breakfast in the hotel. Start the day with immediately immersing you into the magic of Lapland. First stop today is the Santa Claus Village located on the Arctic Circle. You will participate in the traditional ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle and receive a diploma certifying your visit. After the ceremony, free time for you to explore the village and meet the local star, Santa Claus, in his official home. Free time for lunch. You can also visit the Santa's Post Office to send a letter to yourself or a loved one, with the official stamp of Santa. Wander around the various souvenir shops and enjoy the magic atmosphere in the village. In the end of the day you will experience a reindeer sled at the Santa Claus Village and enjoy a hot drink around the fire. Transfer back to your hotel. Dinner under own arrangements. Overnight in the Scandic Rovaniemi/Pohjanhovi hotel or similar.
Day 03 – HUSKIES & THE POLAR ZOO OF RANUA (160 Km) (B/-/-)
Breakfast in the hotel. Our first stop today is a Husky Farm, where you will learn all you need to know about huskies and their way of living. After the introduction and a short show, take the opportunity to get a ride on a mini husky safari (3 km) with a musher. After the ride you will have some time to meet and photograph these beautiful dogs and ask all the questions you may have regarding this business & sport. Free time for lunch. Our next visit is to the northernmost zoo in the world – Ranua. Your guide will take you on a brisk walk outdoors to admire the Arctic wildlife in their genuine wilderness setting. Elk, reindeer, wolverines, arctic fox and of course the impressive polar bear can be found in this ZOO. Little free time for food lovers to discover the shop of the famous Finnish Fazer Chocolates. Return to your hotel. Dinner under own arrangements. Overnight in the Scandic Rovaniemi/Pohjanhovi hotel or similar.
Day 04 – ROVANIEMI – THE NIGHT IN A GLASS IGLOO (B/-/-)
Breakfast in the hotel. Free day to enjoy Rovaniemi and its surroundings as you desire! Why not discover the magnificent Arktikum Museum and learn about the Sami, original people of Lapland. Another option is to enjoy one of the many activities offered in the area. You can go shopping in town, or take a walk along the banks of the Ounasjoki River, to enjoy the winter landscapes of Lapland. Do not hesitate to ask your tour escort for an advice, he is there to make sure you enjoy Lapland to the fullest. Free time for lunch. Afternoon transfer for your magical stay under the starry skies in your heated 1st class GLASS IGLOO. Dinner and night in glass igloo and if heaven permits, you will have a first class seat from your warm bed to witness the magnificent Northern Lights. Overnight in the Glass Igloo (hotel to be confirmed).
DAY 5 - DEPARTURE TO MANILA (B/-/-)
Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy the last moments in this magical place. End of our services.
3 overnights in the mentioned hotel or similar, with breakfast : Day 1 - 3
1 overnight in a Glass Igloo, with breakfast : Day 4
1 Farewell dinner: Day 4
New Year’s Eve Dinner (for Dec 29 Departure Only)
Transfers & Coach services :
Day 2 : Transfer RVN - Santa Claus Village - RVNDay 3 : Coach at disposal for the Ranua ZOO visitDay 4 : Transfer RVN - Glass Igloo Hotel
English speaking escort
Activities / Entrances
Day 2 : Visit to the Santa Claus VillageDay 2 : Arctic Crossing Ceremony with a certificateDay 2 : Reindeer Sledge Ride 1 kmDay 3 : Visit to a Husky ParkDay 3 : Visit to the RANUA ZOO
Arrival & Departure flights and Transfers
Lunches & Dinners
VISA & Insurance
Please check with us for Optional Activities & Airport Transfers
A Valid Passport (at least 6 months from the end of this tour)
2 pieces passport sized photos (with your name at the back) attached on your visa application form
Bank Statements (3 mos.)
Certificate of Employment if you are an Employee, Business Permit, SEC/DTI and bank certificates if you are a business owner Application form printed in A4 paper