WAL Activities 4 Nights Family in Rovaniemi

Highlights

  • Opportunity to enjoy a magical visit to Santa Claus in his village
  • Interact with reindeers and huskies
  • Experience the thrill of a family snowmobile adventure
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What you'll do

Arrival in Rovaniemi

You will be transferred from Rovaniemi airport to your hotel. There you will have free time to go and explore your surroundings and get your bearings. Enjoy getting local drinks or a meal at a restaurant and experience the culture through the traditional meals.

Santa's Village and Northern Lights

Today you will have the morning free so this is your chance to visit the man himself, Santa Claus! Take the short walk from your igloo to spend time in Santa’s Village and enjoy the magical Christmas atmosphere. Spend as much time as you wish walking around and enjoying all that his village has to offer, you can see Santa’s post office where all the letters from children all over the world are sent, sorted and delivered, the elves workshop, many independent shops with christmas souvenirs, Lappish crafts and of course Santa’s office, where you can go along and meet Santa Claus.

Following this you will have the chance to see a natural phenomenon in the form of the Northern Lights on your evening hunt for the Aurora Borealis (4 hours).

This experience is almost always done in the complete dark, this way your eyes get time to adjust to the dark and you see the scenery in a completely new and beautiful way.

On the way, you will also get the opportunity to build a fire, either outside, next to a log hut or in a teepee. Your guide will teach you how to light a fire in the traditional way, using silver birch bark and flint. Once the fire is lit and the kettle is boiling, your guide will keep an eye on the moving sky. While waiting for the first greenish arches to appear above your head, they will share with you their knowledge and passion about the forest, the nature of Lapland and its wildlife, and naturally the northern lights. You will also get some hot beverages to warm you up, grill your own sausages over the open fire and enjoy your snack with the most famous Finnish mustard.

We can’t always guarantee that you will see them due to weather conditions but your local guides will try their hardest to find them for you. If not you can always try again the next night!

Husky Safari and Reindeer Farm

After a buffet breakfast at your accommodation, enjoy your time in this winter wonderland with a safari led by your own dog team and see what Lapland has to offer (2.5 hours). With beautiful views and amazing wildlife, it is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

In the afternoon you will be collected for your visit to a local reindeer farm to meet the famous gentle Lappish creatures up close and explore the Taiga forest by sleigh on your reindeer safari (around 3 hours). Once you arrive with your guide to the farm, you will be invited to take your seat in the reindeer sleigh. The sleigh is suitable for adults and children to sit together and as you glide through the snowy forest and white scenery, you may spot some other arctic animals, or at least see their tracks in the snow. When you come back from the safari, which is around 2.5 kms, a warm cup of coffee or tea and traditional snacks will wait for you on the farm. The herder will explain all about their lifestyle and the tradition of reindeer husbandry in Lapland. This is the best time to ask questions and feed your curiosity! Before leaving and heading back to Rovaniemi, you may ask your guide to spend a bit more time in the farm if you would like to.

Family Snowmobiling

Today, you’ll head right out into the Lapland wilderness, travelling like the locals do on a thrilling snowmobile ride that crosses wide open fells, quiet forests and rolling, snow-covered hills joining in on a Snowmobile safari through remote inland forests and lakes. On this 1-hour driving snowmobile safari you will enjoy some amazing scenery. At the Snowmobile Park  your expert guide will provide all the instructions you need before you set off through an unforgettable trail in the Arctic Circle area. You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with opportunity to switch places during the trip. Due to the dramatic topography, a reduced speed is held during parts of the tour. You will love the thrilling excitement of snowmobiling through snowy forests and beautiful nature of the Arctic Circle. Our group sizes are small and the speed and the length of the safari will depend on each group. Therefore, these safaris are suited for families as well as for those who are looking for a real adrenaline boost. The one-hour safari is great for families and non-experienced drivers. The snowmobile trail will take you to the most beautiful places in the arctic circle area.

In a private area, the kids will be able to spend time on a mini snowmobile and enjoy the thrill of whizzing around on their own, before being taken on a sleigh back to Santa’s Village.

Departure

Today, after a last breakfast and a few last precious moments in Lapland it will be time for you to be transferred back to the airport.

You have had an incredible time up in the wilderness of Lapland, with once in a life time experiences creating memories that last forever!

What's included

Included

  • Private transfers
  • Opportunity to visit Santa's Village and meet Santa Clause
  • Husky safari (2.5 hours)
  • Family snowmobiling adventure
  • Wilderness adventure to search for the Northern Lights (4 hours)
  • Reindeer sleigh ride (3 hours)
  • Warm clothing and boots are provided for you to borrow during activities
Your local host

Theo

After serving in the Royal Marine Commando's for 5 years and working as a professional sailing & outdoor instructor, I was looking for a place to fulfill my vision and dreams. I found it here in the Finnish Lapland, where I can share the natural phenomena, opportunities, and beauty this amazing place has to offer. Lapland is also a great place for me to raise my family. Local nature connects people as you can share beautiful moments with strangers in very peaceful environments. Winters here are long, and without doubt this is the hardest job I have ever done. But I love it and I can promise the warmest of welcomes and an amazing time!

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Location

Santa’s village is host a few restaurants and cafes which you can visit as well as bars, there is always something for the whole family to enjoy with the amenities at the accommodation as well.

Fly into Rovaniemi airport, where you will be transferred to your accommodation. During the winter there are direct flights with Ryan Air and with Easy Jet from the UK to Rovaniemi

FAQs

Is warm clothing provided?

.During the activities, guests will have access to thermal overalls and boots for that activity which are then returned after activity is over. They are extra clothing to add on your actual clothes and we recommend you to wear good inner layers, a warm hat, two pairs of thick socks and winter gloves. When you are not on activities you will also need warm outer layers and boots as the temperature can be very cold.

What are the child ages?

Child ages are 4-12.

Please notify us if you are bringing an infant under 4 years old.

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