Festive Lapland

Duration:
11 days
Transport:
Rail & Coach Transfers
Tour Type:
Guided Tour
Group size:
Min: 2 - Max: 14
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The weeks leading up to Christmas can be as festive as Christmas itself. And there can be no better place to get you into the festive mood but in Lapland – snow, reindeers, huskies and – Santa! Arrive home in time for Christmas Day ready to share the magical experience which is Lapland.

Price from: $4,635.00 per person sharing

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ITINERARY

THURSDAY 13th DECEMBER 2018 – ARRIVE IN HELSINKI

Arrive Helsinki and transfer to your central hotel. Remainder of day at leisure to enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights and lovely shop window displays.

FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER 2018 – SIGHTSEEING FESTIVE HELSINKI AND OVERNIGHT TRAIN ADVENTURE

Helsinki is a beautiful city – compact and easy to move around. This morning you have a guided sightseeing tour past the most interesting pars of Helsinki – the historical centre, City Hall, The Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. See the Sibelius Monuments and the Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church). Early evening departure on the overnight train to Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland. Before heading for bed in your en-suite sleeper compartment, try the traditional Finnish meatballs and mash in the onboard restaurant and end a wonderful day with a nightcap.

SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER TO TUESDAY 22nd DECEMBER 2018 –DAYS OF FUN AND MAGIC IN LAPLAND

Arrive Rovaniemi where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation in Pyhätunturi for days of fun and magic with the unique experiences Lapland have to offer.

Experience the exhilaration of gliding across the snow through forests and across lakes on your ‘motorcycle on skis’; meet the hardworking huskies who pull up to five times their weight without any effort. Drive your own husky team with a passenger seated in the sleigh; meet reindeers in their natural environment and relax on a sedate sleigh ride through the forest; dig for your own lucky Amethyst in the amazing Amethyst Mine on the top of a fell providing a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. Even the transfer to the Mine is unique – in a carriage behind a snow tractor! Drill a hole in the ice and catch a fish and go in search of the Northern Lights with a guide. Then grill a sausage over the fire, wiz down the slope on your toboggan, drink lots of hot chocolate and to burn off those calories after from the great food, take a walk with snowshoes. Oh – and don’t be late for your meeting with Santa!

During your free time, relax or try downhill, cross country skiing or snow carting on the ice.

SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER 2018 – WAVE GOODBYE TO LAPLAND

Sadly the time has come to say goodbye to this magical place called Lapland. But still time for last minute shopping and a visit to Santa Village in Rovaniemi before departing on the overnight train to Helsinki. Don’t forget to send a postcard from the Santa Claus Post Office to envious family and friends back home!

SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER 2018 – HELSINKI

Arrive Helsinki and transfer to the airport for your return flight.

PRICING & INCLUSIONS

  • Airport transfers in Helsinki
  • Overnight accommodation in hotel in Helsinki inclusive of breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Helsinki
  • Seven nights’ selected accommodation in Lapland
  • Return overnight train Helsinki to Rovaniemi with sleeper compartments
  • Resort transfers in Lapland
  • Breakfasts and dinners Lapland
  • Meeting Santa
  • Christmas present from Santa
  • Visit to Amethyst Mine
  • Search for the Northern Lights with a guide
  • Snowmobile Safari
  • Husky & Reindeer Safaris
  • Snowshoe walk
  • Ice Fishing
  • Tobogganing
  • Outdoor clothing and boots

Stay at Pyhå Ski Resort

View this video and take a quick look at the incredible Pyhå Ski Resort, where you will stay on your tour!

OUR RESORT

Situated one and a half hours north east of Rovaniemi the capital of Finnish Lapland, is the ski resort of Pyhätunturi (meaning ‘Holy Fell’ and pronounced ‘Poo-ha’). With less than 1,000 inhabitants, it is not overrun with foreign visitors and is popular ski resort for the Finns and not overly crowded with visitors during high seasons.

The village has a hotel, a large number of cottages, supermarket, post office, restaurants, souvenir shops and an impressive Nature Centre. housing an informative display and digital presentation on the local geology and environment. And being situated out in the countryside, the Polar Night skies are less exposed to light pollution making it easier to observe the Northern Lights – when they choose to reveal themselves.

ACTIVITIES

Pyhätunturi has activities to suit everyone – husky and reindeer safaris, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoe walking, fatbiking, tobogganing and more.

SKIING

Skiing in Lapland is probably not the first activity which comes to mind. It may then come as a surprise that Pyhä rates amongst the best ski resorts in Finland. Although the Fell (Scottish word meaning small mountain) is just 500m high, being that far north virtually guarantees snow. Ski slopes are floodlit as are the well-groomed cross country ski tracks. Ski equipment is available for hire from a well-equipped ski shop and lessons can be arranged with qualified English speaking ski instructors. A ski bus runs between Pyhä and its sister resort Luosto, twenty kilometres away.

ACCOMMODATION

HOTEL

The location of Hotel Pyhätunturi on the side of the mountain provides a spectacular view of the surrounding area and, being situated right beside the ski slope, makes this a perfect ski-in-ski-out location. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, sauna and a gym.

APARTMENTS

Set to the back of the hotel, the 43 and 55 sqm Pyhä Suites have all you need for a comfortable stay. With two or three bedrooms, these apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, bathroom and sauna. And for more convenience, easy access to an on site laundromat. Access to the gym in the hotel is also possible. Breakfast at the hotel can be arranged on request.

COTTAGES

These cottages are situated at the ski slopes which makes them the ideal location for skiers – whether downhill or cross country. Cottages vary in size and furnishings as they are privately owned. Most cottages have one bedroom downstairs and a loft room.

*Example only, actual cottages may vary.

PRICING TABLE – FESTIVE LAPLAND

PRICE PER PERSON SHARING

 

4 persons sharing

3 persons sharing

2 persons sharing

Single

Child under 12

Hotel

N/A

$4,715.00

$4,855.00

$5,965.00

$2,995.00

Apartment

$4,635.00

$4,775.00

$5,125.00

N/A

$2,995.00

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