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4 days / 3 nights, Helsinki - Rovaniemi - Santa Village - Kemi - Gulf of Bothnia -

Sampo Icebreaker Cruise - Helsinki

Dec 2005:
14, 15, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29*, 30*, 31*
Jan 2006: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
Feb: 01, 02, 06, 07, 08, 09, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28
Mar: 01, 02, 06, 07, 08, 09, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28
Apr: 04, 05, 06, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19

Our Winter Wonderland Safari brings you to the heart of Finnish Lapland, the center of the Sami life and culture. Winter begins early in Lapland, turning this exotic region know for its fells, lakes, rivers and forests into winter wonderland. Snow brightens up the scene as the days grow shorter, lakes and streams begin to freeze around the middle of November, and the ski-tracks and slopes remain open right up to May. The Northern Lights put on a dazzling display of colors on clear nights, in northernmost Lapland 200 nights a year!
Our Polar Adventure Safari takes you past the Arctic Circle to Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland, a dream for children and the entire family. From snow mobiles to reindeer sleighs and husky dogs, from Santa Claus village to Sami culture, the Rovaniemi promises unforgettable winter holidays!
Kemi, Finland's northernmost seaport on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia, boasts tourist icebreaker Sampo, which will take you on a one-of-a-kind arctic cruise. For the eighth time Kemi has built an amazing Snow Castle filled with fun activities where the entire family can experience the childish atmosphere of the castle: the giant ice slide, the mysterious Land of Trolls, the chapel, wild Labyrinth, Snowball sea. Characters from familiar fairy tails will make sure that everybody is enjoying themselves. Theme program and the characters vary from week to week.

Day 1 HELSINKI - ROVANIEMI (D, private car)
As your flight from Helsinki lands at the airport of Rovaniemi, you will find the arctic town folded in her snow-white winter attire. Transfer from the airport to Sky Hotel Rovaniemi or similar for dinner and overnight.

Finnish Lapland is home to Santa Claus, and today you will have a chance to tell your Christmas wishes to the jolly old man in person. You will first travel by snowmobile to a local reindeer farm. After brief instructions and appropriately dressed in a warm clothing, you set out with a guide, two persons to a snowmobile. As you travel, you cross the magic line of the Arctic Circle. A special ceremony commemorating the event takes place in a traditional Lapp tepee. At the reindeer farm, you will have a chance to attempt a ride in a reindeer-pulled sledge and pass a test for a reindeer driver's license. Back in Rovaniemi, lunch is served in front of a roaring fire in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, a car will take you to the Santa Claus Village, where you can say hello to Santa himself and mail a card or two from his post office. Dinner and overnight at Sky Hotel Rovaniemi or similar.

After breakfast, your driver will take you from Rovaniemi to Kemi, located at the northern end of the Gulf of Bothnia. Leave your luggage at your hotel in Kemi and continue to the home harbour of the Arctic Icebreaker Sampo. Throughout the winter, the shipping lanes to the northern ports are kept open by massive icebreakers. Now you have a unique opportunity to visit one of them and take part in its journey through the ice, so thick that you can drive a car on it. After lunch on board and exploration of the ship from the bridge down to the engine room, it is time to take a dip in the sea among freshly broken ice. You will find the experience very comfortable, though, as you wear a thermal suit that covers you from top to toe keeping you warm, dry and floating. After four hours on and among rocks, you will return by car to your hotel in Kemi. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Cumulus or Hotel Merihovi in Kemi.

Day 4 KEMI - DEPARTURE (B, private car)
After breakfast transfer to Kemi airport by private car.
Your Lapland Adventure has come to an end.



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Departure Dates

Lapland Polar Safari, 4 days

2005: Dec 14, 15, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29*, 30*, 31*

2006: Jan 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31

Feb: 01, 02, 06, 07, 08, 09, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28

Mar: 01, 02, 06, 07, 08, 09, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28

April: 04, 05, 06, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19


Prices in US Dollars

Dec 14 - Apr 19 2005 / 2006

Based on minimum of 2 persons

Per person in double room


Single Supplement


Minimum of 4 persons

Per person in double room


Single Supplement


Minimum of 6 persons


Per person in double room


Single Supplement


Child under 12 years in extra bed, sharing the room with two adults


* Supplement for departures on 25, 29, 30 and 31 Dec





  • Transportation by private car and driver

  • 3 nights hotel accommodations with private facilities

  • Evening sauna at Hotel Riekonlinna in Saariselkä

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • 2x luncheons

  • 3 x dinners

  • 4 hour cruise on Icebreaker Sampo including lunch

  • Safari to Arctic Circle including lunch, 2 persons per snowmobile

  • Airport transfers in Rovaniemi and Kemi by private car

  • Transfer from Rovaniemi to Kemi before the Icebreaker cruise

  • Transfer from Kemi harbor to hotel after the Icebreaker cruise

  • Service charges and taxes on included items

Not Included

  • International airfare & Airport taxes

  • Domestic flights to Rovaniemi and from Kemi

  • Service of guide

  • Optional tours as per itinerary

  • Gratuities

  • Personal insurance / personal items

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • $ 25 Service fee

  • * Supplement for the departures on 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 December (New Year): $ 255

Please note

Minimum of 2 participants required

This is a non-escorted tour

Add-ons: Tour Options

  • Additional nights at Saariselkä, Rovaniemi, Kemi, Helsinki

  • Optional excursions

  • St. Petersburg Art & Ballet tour

  • Silja Line Cruise, Helsinki - Stockholm

List of Hotels

Night 1 & 2

Sky Hotel Rovaniemi or similar

Rovaniemi / Finland


Night 3

Hotel Cumulus or Hotel Merihovi

Kemi / Finland



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