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Lapland Arctic Adventure: Northern Lights, Dog & Reindeer Sledding, and more!

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Endorsed by Curators:
Mar 16 12:00PM

Lapland Arctic Adventure
Saturday, March 16 to Sunday March 24
Helsinki, Kemi, Rovaniemi, and Saariselka

Join us for an Arctic Adventure and experience winter like you've only dreamed of in Lapland Finland! Finnish Lapland is truly a phenomenal corner of the world; located at the Northernmost tip of Continental Europe. Sleep in a glass igloo, ride on reindeer sleighs, play with husky dogs, toboggan down ice slides, sleep in an ice hotel, walk on a frozen ocean, marvel at the elusive Northern Lights, and even float in water with icebergs. This trip will surely be one of your most memorable trips ever!

Domestic flight (Kemi-Helsinki)
Private ground transportation outside of Helsinki
2 night hotel in Helsinki
1 night glass igloo/1 night log cabin (same resort)
1 night Arctic Snow Hotel (or upgrade to luxury indoor snow villa)
2 night island hotel in Rovaniemi
6 Breakfasts
2 Dinners (3 course)
Helsinki walking tour
Husky/Reindeer/Snowmobile Safari
Overnight train (Helsinki-Rovaniemi)
Sampo Ice Breaker Cruise (Optional extra $400)

Special Price: $2995 (pay in full expires 9/30)
Early Bird $3195 (Expires 11/11)
Base Price: $3395 (if space available)

Price is for double occupancy (we match up solo travelers)
Put down a $1000 deposit to reserve your space!
*See below for payment due date and procedure*

Not included: International airfare, airport shuttle, travel insurance (mandatory), meals not on itinerary, extra activities, Sampo Ice Breaker, and tips.

Saturday March 16: Arrival to Helsinki
Depart your destination in the evening of Friday March 24th to arrive in Helsinki in the morning or afternoon. In the early afternoon the group will meet at the hotel before having our first meal together in the city. The remaining afternoon will be spent exploring the area.

Sunday March 17: Helsinki City Tour
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before bundling up for a 2hr walking tour of Helsinki. Our knowledgeable guide will tell us the history and happenings of this beautiful city. Some of the sights to be seen will be Helsinki City Hall, City Hall Quarter, Old Market Hall, Havis Amanda, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, Temppeliaukio Church and more.

After our evening dinner we will depart for the train station for our overnight train (known as the Santa Claus night train route) to our first stop in Lapland-Rovaniemi. Our sleeping arrangements are set in a private room (2pp per room) with bunk beds and vanity with bathroom and showers just next to the room. The train ride is about 11hrs (mostly sleeping). Enjoy breakfast in the dining area while watching beautiful winter scenery all around you-Arctic Circle here we come!

Monday March 18: Snowmobile/Reindeer/Dog Sledding
Wake up-we are above the Arctic Circle! By morning the Finnish double-decker night train will reach Ravaniemi, the official home of Santa Claus.
We will transfer to our hotel and check-in before meeting our pick-up for our Husky and Snowmobile Safari. We will drive (or be passenger) our snowmobile to the husky farm located about 12 miles away. At the farm, we'll have a briefing on sled driving before we start our dog sledding! We will get informed about the dogs and their daily life and of course be able to cuddle with the puppies. We will then take our snowmobiles back.
For the remainder of the afternoon we'll have lunch in the city, explore the area, and make plans for activities for tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 19: Open Day in Ravaniemi
Today will be an open day to explore Ravaniemi the way you'd like to! Below are some examples of how to spend your time.
Santa Claus village and Santa Park, Arktikum museum, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing, arctic adventure park, ice climbing, cross country skiing, ice carting, and more.


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