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Witness One of the most amazing wonders in nature

 

Visit one of the most exciting and unique places on earth, where every day is a new experience! Cruise on an Icebreaker, ride husky dogs sleds and enjoy scenic landscapes covering 500 km on a snowmobile, crossing the northern taiga forests from Finland to the Norwegian fjords in the northwest part of Europe.

Being close to the Arctic Circle offers increased chance of witnessing one of the most amazing wonders in nature – the Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis.

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Activities

Activities

  1. Visit to Lumilinna castle.
  2. Cruise on board the “Sampo” IceBreaker.
  3. 3 days snowmobile safari 520 km to the Arctic Ocean and back.
  4. Husky dog safari for 2 hours.
  5. Visit to Frozen falls in Korouoma.
  6. Visit to the Arctic Circle village.
Itinerary

Itinerary

Tour Dates:

16-22 February 2015

22-28 February 2015

Day 1

Guests are welcomed and driven to the safari house, where they are equipped with safari outfits (thermal overalls, shoes, socks, gloves & under caps for extreme weather). Once set, they are driven to Vaattunki, a wild forest area, where lumberjacks determine the unique atmosphere of the area, to test the gear to be worn over the following freezing days. Dinner is served in the hotel.

Day 2

Cruising the ice-breaker “Sampo” & the LumiLinna Ice Castle

Guests are driven to the port city of Kemi where they board the icebreaker “Sampo” and embark on an amazing cruise at the frozen Bothnia Bay. During the cruise they will witness the unique capability of the ship to split meter-thick ice.

During the journey, the team will stop engines for guests to swim in the icy waters, wearing special diving suits.

After the cruise guests return to Kemi for lunch and continue to the Lumi Linnna Icecastle – a frozen castle and hotel that is rebuilt every year.

Day 3

Frozen Falls and Husky Dogs

After breakfast guests depart on a hike. A steep way down the snowy mountain leads guests to the frozen falls. The brave among the group are given the opportunity to climb all the way and touch the still, frozen water. Once back up from the mountain, guests are driven to a husky farm where the dogs offer a warm, excited welcome to the group!  The group are given a short educational talk on the dogs before venturing out on a dog sleigh-ride in wild terrain, carried by 6 dogs. At the end of the trip guests will enjoy a warm beverage together before departing on the transfer for Ivalo, 280Km from Rovaniemi.

Day 4

Ivalo – Sevetijärvi

The morning starts with guests being made familiar with their snowmobiles, which they will use over the following days; before embarking on a 170 km ride between snowy wooden trails and driving over a frozen lake -one of the largest in Lapland, before  stopping for a scenic lunch on an island. In the evening guests visit Sevetijärvi reindeer farm (overnight in the farm hostel standard 4-6 persons per room) where they enjoy a traditional Lapp dinner and Finnish sauna. The group are offered photography training on exposures in the snow and taking care of their equipment in extreme conditions and after dinner guests will venture in the attempt to “hunt down” the Aurora Borealis, if weather conditions allow.

Day 5

Sevetijärvi – the Northern Sea – Sevetijärvi

Guests depart on a snowmobile safari ride to the northmost point in the journey; crossing the border to Norway and arriving at a fishermen village on the shores of the frozen Northern Sea. Guests are given the opportunity to meet the local residents, learning about their lifestyles in such extreme climates. Lunch is enjoyed on the northern side of the Norwegian border before returning to Sevetijärvi for dinner and a warming sauna.

Day 6

Sevetijärvi- Ivalo – Rovaniemi

The group depart in the morning on a snowmobile safari ride back to Ivalo, driving along the eastern coast of Lake Inari. Reaching Ivalo by the afternoon, the group will then leave their snowmobiles and depart on a transfer back to Rovaniemi, enjoying their last Sami night in town.

Day 7

Rovaniemi, Santa’s village

After breakfast guests head to Santa’s Village located directly above the Arctic Circle, meeting Santa and his little helpers who offer local gifts; before departing to Rovaniemi airport for final goodbyes.

Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION

1 Night in Ivalo hotel or similar, 3 overnight in Pohjanhovi or similar (2 person per room)

and

2 overnights in Sevetijärvi reindeer farm (overnight in the farm hostel standard 4-6 persons per room)

Rates

Rates

The week’s tour costs $4,290

This rate includes all accommodation, activities, meals and transfers

Not included:

  • Flights to Rovaniemi.
  • Personal spending (extra beverages, food, etc.).
  • Personal insurance for extreme sport.
  • Solo ride on a snowmobile for extra cost.
  • Single accommodation at extra cost.

NOTE:

All the prices include V.A.T. & any other taxes, duties, levies, road tolls or fees.

Accommodation – 2 pax in standard twin/dbl rooms.

Snowmobiles are insured as required by Finnish law. This insurance covers medical care for injuries of the driver and the passenger arising from accidents. Liability for damage caused to the snowmobile up to the amount of EUR 890 per accident. Not for Children under 16 years old.

We reserve the right to revise pricing due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control such as increase in fuel prices, labour costs, taxes, etc. Safety all our products include a detailed safety plan. Our guides have been trained in first aid, and they recognise the risks involved in our activities and take them seriously, so should you.

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