ARCTIC ROUTE

ROVANIEMI - KILPISJÄRVI - TROMSØ

Your tour begins in Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland and official home of Santa Claus and then you will transfer to Kilpisjärvi into the real heart of Lapland for an authentic experience and an overnight in a Glass Igloo. The tour continues to Tromsø, the largest city in Northern Norway, located 350 Km north of the Arctic Circle, also known as “the Paris of the North”.

DAY 1 ARRIVAL - ROVANIEMI - FINLAND

Arrival to Rovaniemi, the Capital of Lapland.

 

Transfer by your own to Rovaniemi city center and check-in at your hotel.

Lapland is the perfect place to relax and at the same time live exciting moments by trying out various activities such as snowmobiling, reindeer safaris or dog sledding.

A stay in Lapland will remain engraved in your memories for a long time. Located on the Arctic Circle, this small town is perfect for a holiday alone or with a family, and offers a wide range of first-class services to visitors.

 

Overnight in Arctic City Hotel Rovaniemi or similar

DAY 2  DISCOVER ROVANIEMI ON YOUR OWN

Breakfast at the hotel.

 

We suggest you to start the day visiting the Santa Claus Village located on the Arctic Circle. Explore the village and meet the local star, the Santa Clause, in his official home. Is it is totally free to have a personal meeting with Santa and you have the opportunity to buy a photo of this memorable encounter.

You can also go to Santa's post office to send a letter to yourself or a loved one, with the official stamp of Santa. Wander around the various souvenir shops and enjoy the magic atmosphere in the village.

 

Another option is to visit the interesting Arktikum museum and learn about the Sami, original people of Lapland or you can also buy of our many Optional Winter Activities, such as rides with snowmobile, huskies or reindeers tours or evening excursions focused on the Norther Lights observation. (see the list below)

Overnight in Arctic City Hotel Rovaniemi or similar

DAY 3 ROVANIEMI / KILPISJÄRVI - FINLAND 

Breakfast at the hotel.

 

Today you will transfer (shared bus service) to Kilpisjärvi and experience the most authentic Lapland, away from the mass tourism locations, where the nature reigns supreme.

 

11:40 Jump on board the connecting bus, from Rovaniemi city center. Bus will drive you through scenic roads along the Arctic Tundra.

After 5 short stops on the way, you will arrival in Kilpisjärvi (arrival around 18:00) and check-in into your Glass Igloo.

 

Staying in a Glass Igloo it’s a real lifetime experience where you will have the chance to stare at the sky and to take in the shades of the arctic lights all night long, while relaxing in the comfort and privacy of your bed. With a bit of luck an clear sky, the Aurora Borealis will dance on the sky just above your igloo.

Dinner & overnight in a Glass Igloo

DAY 4  KILPISJÄRVI / REINDEER & ICE FISHING EXPERIENCE / TROMSØ - NORWAY

Breakfast at the hotel.

 

This morning you will live a moment in the life of a Sámi reindeer herder. The tour takes you to the frozen tundra of the Käsivarsi Wilderness Area where a local reindeer herder spends his days tending to his flock. Their location is unknown to all but the herder himself, but thanks to modern technology your driver-guide can pinpoint their whereabouts - and off you go, on a unique journey to the empire of reindeer.

You’ll be comfortably seated in the passenger sled while your guide drives the vehicle, allowing you to admire the magnificence of the nature surrounding you. Upon meeting the herder, you’ll be surrounded by his reindeer – dozens, even hundreds of them. Curious by nature the reindeer tend to come up close, close enough so you can feed them and close enough for outstanding photo opportunities. After a lunch break, you will experience also the traditional Ice Fishing.

18:10 it is time to jump again on board of you connecting bus for crossing the borders with Norway, reaching Tromsø.

 

Overnight at Clarion the Edge or similar

DAY 5 DISCOVER TROMSØ ON YOUR OWN + NORTHERN LIGHTS CHASE

Breakfast at the hotel.

 

Located at 69 degrees north - Tromsø is 320 km above the Arctic Circle. Visitors are amazed when they discover that this city has hotels with international standard, lively cafes, world class seafood restaurants, an active cultural life, an exciting nightlife, a spectacular Arctic Cathedral, museums and captivating art galleries.

Many chances for you to enjoy your day: walking around Tromsø, visit museums, or why not book in advance one of our Optional Winter Activities? (see the list below).

In the evening you will enjoy a northern lights chase already included in your package.

18:30 You will set off by bus from Tromsø to chase the Northern Lights. Where you head depends on the latest aurora and weather forecasts. The experienced guides will find the best photo stop with excellent conditions and scenic backdrop.

Of course there is no guarantee the lights will come out and dance for you as these are natural phenomena, but we promise you that the guides will use their experience to maximize your chance of a successful chase.

 

Overnight at Clarion the Edge or similar

DAY 6  FAREWELL

Breakfast in the hotel.

 

Transfer to the airport.

 

End of our services

See you again in Scandinavia, Iceland & The Baltics

· 2 overnights at Arctic City hotel Rovaniemi or similar 

· 1 overnight in a Glass Igloo

· 2 overnights at Hotel Clarion The Edge or similar

· Rovaniemi - Kilpisjärvi with shared bus

· Kilpisjärvi - Tromsø with shared bus

· 1 dinner (3 courses) at Glass Igloo ranch

· 1 breakfast at Glass Iglo ranch

· 1 lunch (soup+dessert) at Glass Igloo ranch

· 2 breakfasts at Hotel Clarion The Edge or similar

· Reindeer & Ice Fishing Experience

· Northern Lights Chase

Included in the package

· Flights

· Arrival/Departure transfers (available on request)

· Tips

· Personal Expenses

· Luggage Handling

· Everyhing not mentioned as included in the package

Not included in the package
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