Land of the Midnight Sun (4N5D)

Land of the Midnight Sun (4N5D)AED 5749

Itinerary

Day 1 UAE – Rovaniemi
Included Meals: No Meals Included

Welcome to Lapland! Your Finnish adventure begins with your arrival to the Airport. A quick meet and greet with your driver who will transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Some free time to freshen-up before you proceed for a city orientation tour. The evening is free to explore on your own. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

Day 2 Half Day Reindeer Farm Visit & Safari
Included Meals: Breakfast

Wake up this morning and dig into a delicious Breakfast buffet. After breakfast, proceed to the Reindeer Farm. This experience will have you smiling from ear to ear. Visit the home of the exquisite reindeers and have a good go with them on a 400m sledding ride. The trail goes to the forest following uphills and downhills. You will meet more of the charming reindeers back in the farm where you will get to interact with them and pet them. Sip on sweet hot berry juice as you learn more about these wonderful creatures. Evening return to the hotel. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

Day 3 Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle Crossing Ceremony & Santa Park - Optional Excursion
Included Meals: Breakfast

Begin this beautiful day with a lovely Breakfast buffet. Join us for an exciting and unforgettable day in the optional tour to Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle Crossing Ceremony & Santa Park inclusive of Lunch. Visit Santa Claus Village for a chance to meet Santa Claus himself. A childhood dream comes true for many. Next proceed for what was considered a great achievement decades ago; the Arctic Circle Crossing. Nowadays, it’s not only possible to cross the line but the experience is made even more memorable with an authentic Arctic Circle Crossing Ceremony. The ritual takes place in a traditional Kota (tepee hut) where the participants sit around the fire while enjoying Lappish berries drinks. A shaman assembles the ceremony as well as tells stories about Lapland. The atmosphere is cozy and exotic. Before you say goodbye, a well thought out memento of an original Arctic Circle Crossing Certificate is given to all participants of the ritual. Continue on to Santa Park for an unimaginably amusing time. Join the Elves in their magical world, be a part of the funny Elf school. Feel the crispy touch of winter in Ice Princess´ Ice Gallery and take a mesmerizing ride in the Magic Train followed with a delicious lunch. Later proceed to the hotel with the evening free for leisure. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

Day 4 Rovaniemi - Helsinki ✈
Included Meals: Breakfast

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast. Next proceed to the airport for your flight to Helsinki. Upon arrival continue on an expert guided city tour. Admire the many popular sights such as the historical centre, Senate Square, Lutheran Cathedral, Uspenski Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House with a stop at the Sibelius Monument or Temppeliaukio Church. Later, proceed to the hotel for check-in. Overnight in Helsinki.

Day 5 Helsinki - UAE
Included Meals: Breakfast

Relish the final breakfast of your arctic adventure followed by free time to enjoy on your own. In the late afternoon proceed to the airport to board your return flight.

Summary

Rovaniemi is the official home of Santa Claus. It is also the financial centre of Finland. The city has a tumultuous past with most of it being destroyed during World War II. Impressive how the city has not only rebuilt itself from that but designed its main streets in the shape of an animal that is very relatable to Finland & Father Christmas; a Reindeer’s head & antlers. The city makes up with gorgeous riverside vistas for a rather plain architecture. A must try while in the city which it thrives on are winter activities such as husky safaris, skiing, ice fishing & many more.

The coastal city of Helsinki is the capital of Finland and known to being one of the best cities to live in. The city has a laid back tempo due to the beautiful island setting, lush green gardens and panoramic water bodies yet equally vibrant in terms of the cityscapes and nightlife.

Inclusions

Inclusions
  • Return Economy Class Flight Ticket
  • 3 Nights in Rovaniemi at a 4* Accommodation
  • 1 Night in Helsinki at a 4* Accommodation
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • All Taxes
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Tours as mentioned

 Value Adds
  • Hot Buffet breakfast
  • Halal and Vegetarian Meals - on request
  • Wake up call service
  • King beds
  • Queen Beds
  • Twin Beds

Tour Highlights
Rovaniemi
  • Orientation City Tour
  • Half Day Reindeer Farm Visit and Safari

Helsinki
  • Guided City Tour
  • Senate Square
  • Lutheran Cathedral
  • Uspenski Cathedral
  • Presidential Palace
  • City Hall
  • Parliament building
  • Finlandia Hall
  • Opera House
  • Temppeliaukio Church

Travel Tips

  • Comfortable shoes for sightseeing
  • Sweater or Jacket if required depending on season
  • Adapter with an Extension docket
  • Extra Batteries and Memory Card for Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Power bank