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Welcome to the country that has declared itself to be the official hometown of Joulupukki - Santa Claus! High above the Arctic Circle, you find his official residence where you can visit him and his elves all year round. On Christmas Day, however, Santa is a busy man and brings presents to children all across the country. In the meantime, Finns enjoy the day by decorating the Christmas tree and by taking a traditional Christmas sauna. It's traditional to have porridge with a hidden almond inside. The person who gets it is considered to be the luckiest one on the table - and has to sing a song. Traditionally, Finns serve Christmas ham, rosolli salad (beetroot), and joulutorttu (pastries) for Christmas dinner. Hyvää Joulua! Rovaniemi is the official home of Santa Claus. Live and love this time of the year in a winter wonderland escape. Try out all the fun adventures made possible by the Finish Lapland climate, from reindeer to snowmobiles to huskies. Take a deep breath of fresh air and enjoy traditional finish hospitality, and hopefully the lady Aurora will appear
Detailed Itinerary

Arrive in Rovaniemi and transfer from the airport to your magical escape. The Arctic circle lodge is located in the beautiful wilderness area, only a 12 minute drive from Santa Claus village and 20 minutes from the city Centre. En-route, you will stop by the Wild Nordic office to pick up your thermal clothing set (overall, boots, woolen socks, gloves and a scarf if needed) You will be close to the Raudanjoki river and surrounded by lush forests and fresh air. Your home for the next four nights will be in the panorama huts, inspired by natures building materials.
Dinner and overnight
Accommodation at the Panorama design huts

Breakfast is served in the restaurant. After breakfast get excited to meet your new furry friends. Depart mid-morning, first stop is the husky farm. After greeting these amazing animals, you are given safety instructions before you set off into the forest. The husky tour will be approximately 8-10km and is conducted with 2 persons per sleigh.
Lunch, a traditional salmon soup is served at the husky farm.
Return back to the lodge by early afternoon and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Should you be ready for more adventures, please let us know and we can assist in filling your afternoon with some extra activities (extra excursions not included and offered at a supplementary cost). You can also opt to make use of the complimentary forest ski’s or snow shoes – a great way to discover your snow surroundings.
Tonight a festive dinner is served in the lodge
Overnight in the panorama design huts

Enjoy breakfast at the Arctic circle wilderness lodge. Mid- morning, its time for a reindeer excursion. The reindeer sled ride is approximately 3km, about 45 minutes long. There is a small reindeer farm at the lodge, and here you will get to meet these animals up close.
Lunch is served at the lodge
This afternoon, a special man is waiting to meet each family. Enjoy your very own private meeting with Mr Claus himself.
Festive dinner at the lodge and overnight

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge. Mid-morning transfer to Santa’s Village. Free time in the village to explore the post office, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants. Mid-afternoon, get ready for a new adventure. A snowmobile excursion. Two persons per snowmobile and head off into the arctic forest. The duration of the excursion is 2 hours. Return back to the lodge and enjoy your evening.
Dinner and overnight

Breakfast and its soon time to say goodbye to this magical country and transfer to the airport for your onward flight


4 nights hotel accommodation with shower/WC
4 Scandinavian breakfasts
Meals as mentioned in the program (including 2 festive dinners)
Transfers as included
Excursions as included


International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included


All above activities/excursions are subject to weather conditions
Thermal clothing provided
Forest skis and snowshoes offered throughout your stay

Trip Highlights

Christmas in Rovaniemi for an experience of a lifetime!

23 Dec, 2022

3 Star
AUD 3,289 P P twin share
AUD 5,031 P P single

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