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Overview
Travel Period 23. – 27th December 2020 Rovaniemi and Apukka Resort, a family package that has been designed to offer you a memorable Christmas. We have kept young and old, small and big in mind when creating this special treat. There is no better place than Rovaniemi to celebrate Christmas and combining the destination with the very special resort of Apukka is perfect. Apukka is a very special venue of Apukka, positioned between two lakes and only 15 minutes from the city centre, here you can experience tradition, nature and genuine Finnish hospitality.
Detailed Itinerary

Arrival in Rovaniemi, and transfer to Apukka Resort. Here you will stay the next four nights. The Resort is located about 15min outside Rovaniemi city centre in the middle of peaceful nature and in between two lakes. Spend the remainder of the day familiarizing yourself with the area and get to know your arctic playground for the next days. Dinners for the next days will be served at Restaurant Aitta and tonight a delicious buffet dinner will await you. Your accommodation for the stay will be an Aurora Cabin. You can truly sense the arctic nature and space opening above and
around you. The highlight of the cabin is the panorama glass roof, which is heated, and always stays clear of frost and snow. Aurora Cabins are equipped with twin bed and convertible sofa, private bathroom with shower and toilet. Accommodation and dinner at Apukka Resort. (4 nights)

The next two days will be filled with fun and over these days you will get to enjoy the following activities. The final schedule, you will receive on your arrival at Apukka.
Enjoy your breakfast leisurely and get ready for the magical, joyful activities, where all the top thingsto-do are wrapped up for you, and most of all – you’ll get meet the Grand Old Man himself in a very cosy and intimate setting.
Apukka Husky Tour - Huskies are one of the most loved animals in the north, and you will understand why when you meet the pack at Apukka. They absolutely love pulling loads and running on the trail across the forests. The highlight of the day is
the 7–10 km long safari, where you get to be the musher yourself, in other words control the pack of huskies towing the sled. Duration of the program: 2 hours
Aurora Hunt by Snowtrain - In the evening, it’s time to go to winter wonderland in a warm carriage in Apukka’s very own Snowtrain. You will head out in the wilderness, far from artificial lights, looking for the Northern Lights. Cross the beautiful snowy
landscape to reach a traditional, Lappish “kota”; a hut deep in the wilderness. Gathered around a bonfire, enjoy sausages and hot drinks. This excursion is completely focused on the Northern Lights, but you also get to experience the beauty of the pure, snowy forest, darkness, quietness. Duration of the program: 3 hours
Reindeer ride to Santa through the Magic Forest:
As you step into the snow-covered forest, you'll suddenly see antlers in between the trees. Any ign of a red nose yet? Here, deep in the woods, the reindeer are waiting for you, ready to lead the way to the Santa. Take a seat in a cozy sled and start the journey through the Magic Forest. The Elves along the way are there to help you to find
Santa's Secret Hut, a place filled with magic. With their help you'll find a Secret Pathway in the snow, leading you to a very special place. Maybe Santa has a small surprise waiting for you? Duration of the program: 3 hours
Finnish Sauna Experience: Help the elves to light the candles, to heat up the
saunas and to create the Christmas Spirit. When working with the Elves, there are magical surprises everywhere along the way. You'll learn that when the Elves are preparing the Christmas Sauna, the joy of Christmas will appear in many, many
different ways. Duration of the program: 2,5-3 hours
Festive dinners on 24th and 25th:
On Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day we taste Festive dinner buffets and enjoy the Christmassy program during the dinner. For both dinners, wine package is included in the menu. For children, we serve soft drinks
Half board dinner on 26th: Our restaurant Aitta serves Nordic cuisine with
modern twist and uses locally produced ingredients. The true heart of the restaurant is a huge stone fireplace with oven, where we actually bake buns and braise delicious stew. High windows in the dining area gives amazing view to the lake. For this evening, we set special Aitta buffet in the dining room.

It is time to say bye-bye for Lapland, the magical home of Santa! Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Inclusions

Transfer from the airport – Apukka resort - airport
4 night’s accommodation in an Aurora cabin
Halfboard – Includes x2 festive dinners, with wine package for the adults.
Daily activities as mentioned: Husky Adventure, Aurora Hunt on the Snowtrain, Reindeer ride to Santa through the Magic Forest (incl. private meeting with Santa per family) and Finnish
Christmas Sauna Experience

Exclusions

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

Trip Highlights

Rovaniemi – Apukka Resort

Departure Period

23 Dec, 2020 to 27 Dec, 2020
AUD 4,698 P P twin share

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