PEACE OF MIND
Antarctica & Arctic
Experience the home of Santa Claus, the popular winter resort town of Levi, Tromsø, the city of the Northern Lights and end in Swedish Lapland, in the town of Kiruna.
Destinations > Finland > Classic Lapland
Eight nights hotel accommodation, meals as specified, excursions with local English-speaking guide, coach transport, and rail journey.
Daily, 01 Dec '20 - 20 Mar '21
Take an epic Husky safari through the frozen wilderness, search out the Northern Lights as you travel by snowmobile through snow-covered forests, and travel by train to the Arctic Circle along stunning fjords and past frozen glaciers on this tailor-made journey.
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Explore this unique Arctic city at leisure. Visit Santa’s village or enjoy one of the endless activities in the snow including husky safaris, reindeer safaris, snowmobile safaris, visit Rauna Zoo or ice fishing.
Today, experience a 2.5-hour Husky safari with a team of huskies. After a short drive from town, arrive at a husky farm to be greeted by enthusiastic Huskies. On return to the farm enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat away with the head musher about these amazing Arctic animals. (B)
Head to the Rovaniemi bus station and board the Arctic Route bus, travelling to the popular winter resort town of Levi. In the evening, enjoy a 3-hour Aurora Borealis snowmobile safari, experiencing an exotic Arctic evening driving through snow-covered forests and over frozen lakes. (B)
Take advantage of the skiing opportunities at the Levi Ski resort, within walking distance from the hotel or one of the many other optional winter activities. (B)
Make your way to the coach departure point and board the Arctic Route regular bus. There is a change of coaches in Palojoensuu where you will continue in a local Norwegian coach, crossing the border into Norway just after Kilpisjärvi, and arriving into Tromsø in the evening. (B)
Enjoy a memorable Reindeer Sleigh ride, reindeer feeding, Sámi culture tour and visit a reindeer camp. In the evening, board the MS Brim. With underwater drones and hydrophones that capture life below the surface, get closer to the rich wildlife and epic coastal landscapes of the North. Experience a Northern Lights Cuisine Cruise, cruising in silence and darkness around the Tromsø island. (B)(D)
Continue the journey through the Arctic, travelling south to Narvik. Here, change to the Arctic Circle train, taking you from one Arctic town to the next. Known as one of the greatest train journeys in the world, the Arctic Circle train travels you along stunning fjords, near frozen glaciers, under icy waterfalls and whisks you past fairytale towns. Cross the border before disembarking in Kiruna, in the middle of Swedish Lapland. (B)
Today, a special visit is included to the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi. The story of Icehotel starts in 1989, when it became the world’s first and largest hotel made of ice and snow. Each year it’s reincarnated in a new guise, carefully designed and hand crafted by some 70 artists from around the world. With the opening of Icehotel 365 you can experience the new permanent ice art hall. (B)
After breakfast make your way to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
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