THE LAND OF SANTA CLAUS

THE LAND OF SANTA CLAUS

SANTA CLAUS TRIPS, ROVANIEMI TOURS

Day 1

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WELCOME TO ROVANIEMI

herb Rovaniemithe coat of arms of Finnish Lapland

  • arrival in Rovaniemi
  • bus transfer to the centre
  • check in at the hotel
  • dinner

Hotel in Rovaniemi

Hotel

Dinner at the hotel

Posiłki

SÁPMI (LAPLAND)

Sápmi is a cultural region stretching from the Kola Peninsula in Russia in the east towards the northern parts of Finland, Sweden and Norway in the west. This vast area (380 thousand km²) is characterised by a record low population density (in Finnish Lapland there are less than 2 people per km²). The Laplanders (Saami) are the indigenous inhabitants whose livelihood (for quite a large number of them), just like centuries ago, is reindeer herding. Lapland is a true wildlife sanctuary – one of the largest on the continent. At the end of World War II many Norwegian and Finnish towns in the North were completely destroyed by the retreating German troops.

Lapland in Finland

photo: Tiina Törmänen / VisitFinland

Lapland in Finland

photo: Tiina Törmänen / VisitFinland

Day 2

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MEETING WITH SANTA CLAUS

  • bus transfer to Santa Claus Village
  • meeting with Santa and the elves
  • visit to Santa’s office
  • visit to Santa Claus Post Office
  • ceremonial crossing of the Arctic Circle
  • lunch
  • transfer to Santa’s Park
  • fun in the park
  • return to the town
  • dinner
  • return to the hotel

Lunch in Santa Claus Village

Meals

Dinner – salmon salad

DID YOU KNOW?

Rovaniemi is situated directly on the 66°32’35’’ circle of latitude called the Arctic Circle

Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: VisitFinland

Winter in Finnish Lapland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Vastavalo / Marko Junttila / VisitFinland

Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Riku Pihlanto / VisitFinland

Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: VisitFinland

Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: VisitFinland

Great fun in the Santa Park

Amusement park

YOU SHOULD TRY!

Finnish style smoked salmon salad with fresh dill, lemon and a pinch of black pepper

Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Jani Kärppä & Flatlight Films

DID YOU KNOW?

Poland takes the third place when it comes to the number of letters sent to Santa Claus

Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: VisitFinland

DID YOU KNOW?

the time at the Arctic Circle is ruled by the elves? That is why it flows so slow…

Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: VisitFinland

Day 3

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SNOW CASTLE

  • train travel to Kemi
  • visit to the Snow Castle and the Snow Chapel
  • lunch
  • walking tour of the town
  • return by train to Rovaniemi
  • dinner

Lunch in the Snow Restaurant

Meals

Dinner – Saami cuisine

DID YOU KNOW?

The largest castle made of snow every winter is built in Kemi in Finland

Santa Claus trips

photo: VisitFinland

Guided tour

Sightseeing of the Snow Castle

Snow Chapel, Kemi, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Timo Laapotti / Kemi Tourism Ltd

Snow Castle, Kemi, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Timo Laapotti / Kemi Tourism Ltd

Snow Castle, Kemi, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Timo Laapotti / Kemi Tourism Ltd

DID YOU KNOW?

The word ‘sauna’ originates from an Old Finnish word for bath

Sauna, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Kari Ylitalo / VisitFinland

Sauna, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: VisitFinland

Day 4

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DOG SLEDDING

  • dog sledding tour with the Saami people
  • bonfire
  • return to Rovaniemi
  • lunch
  • walk of town

– Regional Library in Rovaniemi designed by Alvar Aalto

– promenade along Koskikatu Street

– the quay

  • relax in ‘Santa’s Spa’
  • dinner
  • return to the hotel

Lunch – reindeer steak

Meals

Dinner at ‘Santa’s Spa’

Rovaniemi, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: VisitFinland

ROVANIEMI

Rovaniemi is the capital of Finnish province of Lapland and one of the largest municipalities in Finland (in relation to the area). After World War II the town was reconstructed according to Alvar Aalto’s plans. This world famous Finnish modernist architect created the network of roads in Rovaniemi in the shape of reindeer antler.

DID YOU KNOW?

Siberian husky dogs were used as sled dogs even 1000 years ago by the Chukchi – the indigenous people living in the North-Eastern parts of Russia.

Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photos: Riku Pihlanto/VisitFinland

YOU SHOULD TRY!

REINDEER DISHES

Reindeer dishes. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photos: Vastavalo / Soili Jussila

Dog sledding, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Rafael Pérez

Dog sledding tour

Dog sledding, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Mikko Ryhänen / VisitFinland

Dog sledding tour, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Mikko Ryhänen / VisitFinland

Sami woman, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Arto Liiti / VisitFinland

THE SAMI PEOPLE (LAPLANDERS)

The Sami people are descendants of the pre Indo-European nomadic tribe that inhabited Fennoscandia ten thousand years ago. They speak Saami languages which belong to a group of Uralic languages. They are not related to other Scandinavian nations. The word ‘Laplander’ comes most likely of a Swedish word for a patch and it is considered pejorative. It was replaced by other descriptions: Sami people (also Sámi or Saami).

Bonfire

Bonfire

Spa

Santa Claus Spa

Day 5

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ZOO IN RANUA

the coat of arms of Ranua

  • bus transfer to Ranua
  • visit at the Ranua Wildlife Park
  • lunch
  • return by bus to Rovaniemi
  • free time
  • dinner

Buffet lunch at ZOO

Posiłki

Dinner – tasty Finnish treats

Ranua Zoo, Finland. Santa Claus trips

photo: VisitFinland

Ranua Zoo, Finland. Santa Claus trips

photo: Marko Junttila/VisitFinland

Nature study

RANUA WILDLIFE PARK

 – over 50 Arctic species

– animal feeding shows

– pony and Finnhorse rides

– fairy-tale park

– Arctic rock park

DID YOU KNOW?

Finnhorse is claimed to be the fastest coldblood horse breed in the world

Finnhorse. Santa Claus trips

 photo: VisitFinland

DID YOU KNOW?

Ranua Wildlife Park is the northernmost zoo in the world

Ranua Wildlife Park, Finland. Santa Claus trips

 photo: Ranua Zoo / VisitFinland

YOU SHOULD TRY!

FINNISH SANDWICHES

Finnish sandwiches. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photos: Kim Ekman / VisitFinland

Ranua Zoo, Finland. Santa Claus trips

photo: Marko Junttila / VisitFinland

Ranua Zoo, Finland. Santa Claus trips

photo: Marko Junttila / VisitFinland

Horse riding      Pony and Finnhorse rides

Day 6

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NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNTING

  • visit to Arktikum
  • lunch
  • free time
  • dinner
  • transfer to a reindeer farm
  • reindeer sleigh ride in search for Northern Lights
  • bonfire at the Sami settlement
  • return to the hotel

Buffet lunch in Arktikum

Meals

Dinner – Sami cuisine

YOU SHOULD TRY!

CLOUDBERRY

fruit of the North

Cloudberry. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

 photo: VisitFinland

Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: VisitFinland

ARKTIKUM

Museum of Lapland’s history and culture as well as a science centre.

DID YOU KNOW WHERE NORTHERN LIGHTS COME FROM?

The aurora is caused by explosions on the surface of the Sun creating solar winds. They contain particles – mostly protons and electrons – moving with high speed and having high energy. When they reach the Earth they are spread by the magnetic field of our planet. Some of them are directed into the space but many of the particles reach the magnetic poles. Their colliding with atoms in the ionosphere causes lighting. If they collide with atoms of oxygen the light is coloured red or green, if nitrogen it makes the aurora purple or claret-coloured. Hydrogen and helium provide blue and violet lights.

Northern lights, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Jorma Luhta / Leuku / VisitFinland

Northern lights, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Markku Inkilä/ VisitFinland

Reindeer sleigh ride

Reindeer sleigh ride

Reindeer sleigh ride, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: VisitFinland

Reindeer sleigh ride, Rovaniemi, Finland. Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours

photo: Vastavalo / Matti Koutonen / VisitFinland

Nature study

Northern Lights Hunting

Bonfire 

Bonfire with Sami people

GOOD, FINISH PRODUCTS…

LINUX

Day 7

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BACK HOME

  • meals
  • transfer to the airport
  • return flight

PRICE from 1 600 € per person*

*price for a group of 30. It includes a flight both ways within Europe, accommodationa in a double room in a hotel, transportation on the spot, meals, entry fees to attractions, guide service.

For groups between 10 and 50 persons

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Legend

  • hotel
  • ferry or ship cruise
  • horse riding
  • knowledge
  • shopping
  • bus transfer
  • canoeing rally
  • monuments
  • art
  • attractions for kids
  • meals
  • amusement park
  • workshop or team building
  • car
  • plane
  • bike trips
  • swimming pool
  • active
  • relax
  • fishing
  • walking tour
  • diving
  • nature
  • spa
  • nature study
  • RIB
  • narrow-gauge railway
  • surf
  • adventure park
  • bungee jumping
  • go-karts
  • golf
  • off-roading
  • zip-line
  • shotting range or paintball
  • quads

Santa Claus trips, Rovaniemi tours. Group trips to Santa Claus village. Many attractions – dog sledding tours, northern lights hunting, visit to snow castle in Kemi, reindeer sleigh ride.

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