Finland A la Carte Private Vacation

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If there is a winter fairy tale in existence, it is Lapland itself; home to 40 national parks, wilderness areas and amazing semi-nomadic people. From adventurers to silence seekers, you will find tranquility while having the experience of a lifetime. Lapland offers epic journeys with friendly huskies and reindeer through the peaceful Finnish forests. From dog sledding to snowmobiling through unspoiled tundra, reindeer farms and mingling with the Sami people of Inari, you’re invited on the ultimate winter adventure.


8 day/7 night program including Lapland, Rovaniemi, Luosto and Levi. This package includes accommodations at Kakslauttanen Arctic Igloo Resort and The Arctic Treehouse Hotel, daily breakfast, nightly dinner, 2 lunches, private transfers in and out of cities and private activities including a snowmobile safari, Northern Lights sleigh ride, ice fishing on Lake Inari, a safari by dog sled, and a sleigh ride with Santa Claus.

Includes

  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Porterage; one luggage per person
  • Travel funds escrow protection program
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Private guide
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Private custom sightseeing per itinerary
  • Private transfers by luxury vehicle per itinerary
  • Taxes and Service Charges
  • Select luxury accommodation
  • Emergency assistance

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Local city taxes
  • Drinks during meals
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Finnish Lapland - Arrival

Upon arrival in Finland, meet your driver for a private transfer to your selected hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure to explore the Hotel & Igloo Village. Your accommodation for the evening is a little out of the ordinary; a glass igloo which provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to admire the Northern Lights and millions of stars floating in a crystal clear night sky from the comfort and warmth of your own private igloo. The newly built Kelo-Glass Igloos combine the comforting warmth of a cosy log chalet with the sensational view from the world-famous glass igloos. Sleeping up to six and featuring a private sauna, fireplace, kitchenette and bedroom with a stunning glass roof, these igloos allow you to take in the enchanting beauty of the Northern Lights and the Lappish wilderness from the comfort of your own private hideaway. (D)

Day

2

Saariselka Safari

The snowmobile safari takes you to the small ski village of Saariselkä, situated approximately ten kilometers away. Transfer by private vehicle from the hotel to the safari office where you will receive full equipment, including a thermal suit, boots, socks, gloves, balaclava and helmet. An all-important safety and operation lesson follows. When everybody is ready, the safari trail begins with a drive up to the beautiful Kaunispää fell, 436m above sea level. At the top of the fell you can enjoy the magnificent views of the area below. The trail then continues through the beautifully mystical forest. This safari excursion is two hours long and includes an en-route coffee break. Two persons can share one snowmobile and take turns in driving or you can request one for sole occupancy at a supplementary cost. This safari provides an everlasting memory of true excitement in Finnish Lapland! When you return from your wintery adventure, enjoy a warming lunch of steaming soup to take away the chill. (B,L,D)

Day

3

Saariselka Northern Lights Sleigh Ride

Today, you will have the morning and afternoon at leisure to wander through the village and take in the beauty of Finnish Lapland. Tonight, enjoy a romantic private nighttime sleigh ride in the wintery forest. Surprise your companion with something to remember. Enjoy the silence of the arctic forest by night with just you two in a traditional horse sleigh, raising a toast of sparkling to your love. If you are lucky, the Northern Lights may appear to join your celebration. (B,D)

Day

4

Lake Inari Ice Fishing

Leave the comfort and warmth of your igloo for a cultural and adventurous outing to Lake Inari, about a one hour drive from your hotel, and the second largest lake in Finland with almost 4,000 islands. The whole lake is frozen over, giving it a truly magical appearance. Here you will enjoy a snowmobile ride across the frozen lake to your fishing spot. Your guide will provide you with safety equipment and operational instructions before your adventure. You’ll have the chance to prepare the ice by drilling a hole through the thick surface. Drop in your lines and sit back and listen to the silence around you and admire the scenery - it’s like meditation! Naturally, there’s also the anticipation of catching a fish, but it’s only one part of the experience! After fishing, it’s time for a nice, traditional soup lunch by a roaring fire. After lunch, you will continue your journey back to Inari where you will have one more memorable experience waiting; a visit to the Sami museum, Side, meaning a Lappish reindeer village, where you will learn about the fascinating culture of the only indigenous people in the European Union. (B,L,D)

Day

5

Kakslauttanen - Rovaniemi

After breakfast, a private transfer will take you from Kakslauttanen to Rovaniemi and the Arctic Treehouse hotel. The concept of Arctic Tree House Hotel has its roots in the fragile arctic nature, the fairytale-like world of Santa Park, and northern culture and heritage. The hotel consists of individual accommodation units covered by wooden shingles, each standing on tall poles between the trees. Appearing to wander down the hill and curiously peeking at the landscape and sky, they blend into their environment effortlessly. All the buildings are made of Finnish wood, a traditional, sustainable and renewable material. The green roof helps in managing urban runoff and brings the building’s carbon footprint’s worth of vegetation back to the construction site. The wood on the interior surfaces creates a comfortable environment, healthy indoor air and pleasant acoustics. After check-in, you can use the rest of the day explore Rovaniemi, enjoy your unique accommodation and experience its nature activities such as reindeer safaris, husky safaris and snowmobile safaris. (B,D)

Day

6

Santa Claus Safari

Our most popular safari combines nature, culture and the spirit of Christmas. The day starts with a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you will hear more about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture. You can take a reindeer ride and attend a special Lapp ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle. In the afternoon, the trip continues by car to Santa Claus Village with time for shopping. You will also have an opportunity to send postcards from Santa Claus’ main post office. During the day you get to meet Santa Claus himself and enjoy a delicious lunch in a cozy restaurant. And you will get a Diploma for crossing the Arctic Circle! (B,L,D)

Day

7

Husky Safari

After a short drive from town, you’ll arrive at a husky farm, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. Before departing on the safari, you will be given instruction on how to control the dog sleds. Once you return to the farm, enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat away with the head musher about these amazing northern animals. (B,D)

Day

8

Rovaniemi - Return

Pick up from your hotel and private transfer to the airport or train station for your next destination. (B)